Protoform: SIKA.2 [OC] Make fire with fire-plough

Description: Make fire with fire-plough
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic

*4 POC *suka "make fire with fire-plough" (LPO I:144,243).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Tika (te api) To make fire by friction, using "fire plow" method (Fbg)
East Futuna Sika/afi Make fire by friction (Bgs)
East Uvea Hika Groove in piece of wood (Btn)
Easter Island Hika Make fire by friction (Fts)
Hawaiian Hiʔa Action of firemaking (Pki)
Ifira-Mele Sika Action of working fireplough (Clk)
Luangiua Siʔa Action of firemaking (Smd)
Luangiua Sia Make fire with kindling (Smd)
Mangareva ʔIka aʔi Make fire by friction. Se procurer du feu; tirer du feu par le frottement de deux morceaux de bois (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Hika Make fire by friction (Bck)
Marquesas Hika (MQN), hina (MQS) Scier; faire du feu en frottant deux bois l'un contre l'autre (frotter le bois ko'u kati avec le bois ko'u 'i'ima). Phonologically Irregular (Lch)
Marquesas Hika Scie, saw (Chf)
Marquesas Hika i te ahi Frotter du bois pour feu [F-M] (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Hika Action of firemaking (Wms)
Niue Hika To line or scratch (pandanus leaves for cutting); to strike a match (Sph)
Nuguria Sika, hika (pl. sika/sika) Fire-plough; make fire with fire plough (sika te ahi) (Dvl)
Nukuoro Siga Make fire with fireplough (Crl)
Penrhyn Sika-ia To rub to make a fire (Sta)
Pukapuka Ika Rub stick on hearth in firemaking Problematic (Bge)
Raʔivavae Hiʔa To kindle fire by friction, using the fire plough; to rub vigorously (Stn)
Rapa ʔIka Hand piece for fire plough (Sks)
Rarotongan ʔIka Action of firemaking (Bse)
Rennellese Sika Make fire by the fireplough (Ebt)
Rotuman Siʔa Make fire by friction (Cwd)
Samoan Siʔa Action of firemaking (Prt)
Samoan Siʔa/ga Apparatus (for making fire by friction) as a whole; piece of soft wood, as opposed to natu (Mnr)
Sikaiana Sika Rub together sticks to make fire (Dnr)
Tahitian Hia To use friction to procure fire (Dvs)
Takuu Sika Fireplough; make a fire with a fire-plough (Mle)
Tikopia Sika Rub in groove, frictionate; fire-plough (Fth)
Tokelau Hika Make a fire by rubbing the kaunatu or pointed stick to and fro on the hikaaga or piece of dry soft wood (Sma)
Tokelau Hika/aga Dry wood which is held onto the ground firmly while being rubbed to and fro with the kaunatu until a fire is produced; the place on the wood where the kaunatu is rubbed to start a fire (Sma)
Tuamotu Hika Make fire by friction (Stn)
Tuvalu Hika Make fire by friction (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Ike/ia Light, rub sticks to make fire (Hvn)
West Futuna Siga/fi Platform of fire-plough (Dty)
West Futuna Siŋa/fi To make fire by rubbing; the horizontal stick used Phonologically Irregular (Cpl)
West Uvea Sika (ina) Faire du feu par friction; bois dur...utilisé pour faire le feu par friction; craquer des allumettes, allumer (le feu) (Hmn)

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