Protoform: UKA.A [OC] Cord, bowstring, fishing line

Description: Cord, bowstring, fishing line
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic

*4 POC *uka "bowstring" (ACD). [Based on PN + Rotuman, Mota]

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Uka Thin line or cord (Fbg)
East Futuna Uka Fine cord, fishing line, bowstring ; Broussonetia (used for cord) (Rch)
East Uvea Uka Fine cord, fishing line (Rch)
Ifira-Mele Uka Rope for hanging things on (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Uga Fishing line (Lbr)
Luangiua Uʔa Fishing line of kehau fibre (Smd)
Luangiua Kua/(u)uʔa, kuʔauʔa String from coconut fibre; coconut lashing rope; string for lashing (house) (Smd)
Luangiua Ua haasolo, ua makau Heavyweight/lightweight fishing line Phonologically Irregular (Smd)
Niue Uka An arrowroot scraper (made of sinnet bound round a piece of wood) (McE)
Nuguria Uka Fishing line (Ray)
Nuguria Uka Rope (small), string, cord (Dvl)
Nukumanu Uka Fishing line (Trt)
Nukuoro Uga Fishing cord (Crl)
Pukapuka Uka Two-stranded cord ; two-ply sennit cord (Sby)
Rennellese Uka Cord, line, rope (Ebt)
Rotuman Uka Thick strong string, cord; especially fishing line Problematic (Cwd)
Samoan Uʔa Temporary fastening, on canoe or house Problematic (Prt)
Sikaiana Uka String, cord, fishing line that is held in the hand; the strings of a guitar or ukalele (Dnr)
Takuu Uka General term for rope, string, thread, fishing line, wire (Mle)
Tikopia Uka Cord, string (Fth)
Tokelau Uka Fishing cord (Sma)
Tongan Uka Bowstring (Cwd)
Tongan Ooca A bow-string (Mar)
Tuvalu Uka Fishing line (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Uka Rope. Bark used for string (Lch). (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Ho/uka A medium high tree with edible nuts; the bark is used for making ropes and for colouring (Hvn)
West Futuna Uka Fishing line (Dty)
West Uvea Uka Fil de ligne de pêche (Hmn)

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