Protoform: TIKA.A [OC] Dart, throw a dart

Description: Dart, throw a dart
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic

*0 >> CE *teka.2a "dart"
*4 POC *tibwa(9) "(shoot with) dart, arrow (not a fighting weapon)" (LPO I:225).
*8 The compound forms in TON, NIU and TAK show the transition from sense .A ('dart') to sense .B ('straight').

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Tika A type of dart made from a reed shaft about four feet long, with a heavy hardwood head; a contest in which men compete to see how far they can throw their *tika* darts...; to throw something after the fashion of throwing a reed dart (Fbg)
East Futuna Tika Jeu de lancer (Mfr)
East Uvea Sika Petit javelot (Rch)
Easter Island Tika Dirección, huella, rastro; señal para orientarse; (fig.) hombre joven. Direction; footprint, track; mark used for orienting; (fig.) young man. Uncertain Semantic Connection (Fts)
Fijian Tiqa Reed dart (Cpl)
Marquesas Tika Percer le fruit à pain pour le faire mûrir (Lch)
Mota Tipwa Blunt arrow for birds. (Cdn)
Niue Tika, hako-tika, tika-hako Straight (McE)
Niue Tika. Javelin, dart, spear (used in sport of taa-tika) (Sph)
Niue Hako/tika Quite correct, dead right, spot on Problematic (Sph)
Nuguria Tika Javelin used in war (both ends sharp); pitching game throwing a piece of wood with a rope wrapped around it (Dvl)
Pukapuka Tika Dart (Bge)
Rotuman Tika (To play at) dart-throwing Problematic (Cwd)
Samoan Tagaa/tiʔa/ A game which consists in darting a light stick along the ground (Prt)
Sikaiana Tika A dart made from the base of a coconut stalk {tupallaha} (Dnr)
Sikaiana Tika/tika A dart game with darts {tika} made from coconut leaf. The object of the game is to compete to see who can throw his dart the furthest with an underhand throw (Dnr)
Takuu Tonu ttika (colloq.) Perfectly correct, exact (Mle)
Takuu Tika (obs.) Javelin used for sporting purposes (Mle)
Tikopia Tika Kind of arrow thrown in a game (Fth)
Tongan Tonu/sika Straight as a dart, absolutely straight or direct (Cwd)
Tongan Sika Dart, to throw darts (Cwd)
West Uvea Tika Glisser (Hmn)

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