Protoform: SAGA.2 [MP] To be forked; forked or branching object

Description: To be forked; forked or branching object
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *masaga.1
*4 POC *sa9a "fork (in tree), forked stick or post, crotch" (LPO III:96, V:173).
*5 PMP *sa9a "bifurcation, to branch" (ACD), cf. *sa9asa9a "starfish".

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Anga/nga Tongs for placing and removing fish, vegetable foods or stones from a fire... (Fbg)
Fijian Saga A crotch; crotched, esp. of a branch which forms a crotch with the tree (Cpl)
Fijian Caga Span Problematic (Cpl)
Hawaiian Hana Notch, as in a tree (Pki)
Ifira-Mele Saaga/ta Groin (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Hanga Open at one end, to spread apart at one end; (Lbr)
Luangiua Saŋa Sparre [rafter] (Sar)
New Zealand Maori Koi/hanga/ Thigh (Wms)
Nukuoro Sanga Have sexual intercourse, fornicate Uncertain Semantic Connection (Crl)
Rennellese Sanga/nga Forked, branching (Ebt)
Rotuman Saga Thigh (Cwd)
Samoan Saga Flipper of a turtle (Prt)
Waya Caga Span between thumb and extended middle finger (Ply)
Waya Ba/saga Bifurcate, forked, crotched; crotch or fork (in a branch, road etc.) (Ply)
West Futuna Faka/saŋ/saŋa (ANI) To straddle (Cpl)

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