Protoform: TUUGAKI [PN] Signal fire

Description: Signal fire
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *tugi, *tuugia "light fire"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Tuugaki Faire des signaux visibles de loin (par example pour annoncer aux gens d'Alofi qu'il y a un mort à Futuna) (Mfr)
East Uvea Tuugaki Brûler, allumer des feux la nuit pour faire des signaux (Rch)
Nukumanu Tuunaki Smoke signal from Nukutoa Island to mourners at Vaihare on Takuu Island that some calamity has occurred, requiring their immediate attention (Mle)
Rennellese Tuungaki Light up, illuminate, as a room Problematic (Ebt)
Tokelau Tuugaki Bonfire made to attract attention (ie. by people on outer islets needing help, or to let expected ocean travellers know where the land is) (Sma)
Tongan Tuungaki Light a bonfire as a signal (Cwd)

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