Protoform: SUA.2 [MP] Lever up, as soil with stick when weeding; root, as pigs

Description: Lever up, as soil with stick when weeding; root, as pigs
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian

*1 Cf. SO *sue.2 "uncover, root up, remove earth", EP *suaki "open up, as a grave, an earth-oven; disinter", PN *suo 'cultivation implement'
*4 POC *suar "root up the ground, as pigs do" (LPO I:124).
*4 POC *sua "spear (weapon retained in the hand)" (LPO I:224).
*5 PMP *sual "root up the ground, of a pig; uproot"; *suaR, *suqal "lift up with a lever"; suan "digging stick" (ACD).
*6 PAN *suq2a(nN) (Dyen 1971:42); *sua/sua "root up ground" (Ply. 1973).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Tu/tua To weed (Fbg)
Emae Sua-fia Clear bush (Cpl)
Ifira-Mele S/sua To root (of pigs) (Clk)
New Zealand Maori Hua-ia A lever; raise with a lever (Wms)
Nukuoro Sua Root up soil (Crl)
Rotuman Sua Stir (Cwd)
Samoan Sua To grub up, to plough (as the soil); to gore, as a boar or bull; to tack a ship (pass. sua-tia) (Prt)
Tikopia Suua Clear away brush-wood, weeds (Fth)
Tokelau Hua Lever up, dig up, eradicate; charge (someone) with head and shoulders (Sma)
Tongan Hua-ʔi Root in earth (of pigs), turn over, lift (Cwd)
Tongan Hooa-ky. Hoóö-ky. Hoóo-ky. Gluttony. Greedy, gluttonous. Ravenous after food, greedy. (Mar)
Tuvalu Hua Scratch (as a hen), clean up one's land, weed (Rby)
Tuvalu Sua Stick for husking coconuts (Jsn)
Waya Sua/ki Stab something, husk something (Ply)
West Uvea Sua-fia Cultiver (Hmn)
West Uvea Sua Instrument à travailler la terre (1860) (Hmn)

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