Protoform: UTUA [FJ] Rock, reef or sea-floor exposed at low tide; promontory (Rby)

Description: Rock, reef or sea-floor exposed at low tide; promontory (Rby)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to FJ: Fijic

*1 Cf. PN *qutu.2 “rock, crag, promontory”
*2 PCP *uju "project (v)" (LPO II:47).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea Utua Tertre, promontoire (Btn)
Emae Utua Exposed flat rock bottom in lagoon (Cpl)
Kapingamarangi Udua Projecting point in reef (Lbr)
Niue Tuatua Flat area on the reef; land (at the back of the village) Phonologically Irregular (Sph)
Nuguria Utua A long strip of shallows in the sea (Dvl)
Nukuoro Mada udua Point of promontory or peninsula, esp. if large (Crl)
Nukuoro Udua Promontary, peninsula (Crl)
Rennellese Mata(a) utua End of land point, cliff projection (Ebt)
Rennellese Utua Point, cape (Ebt)
Sikaiana Utua The point, promontory or tip of a land mass as it goes out to the ocean (Dnr)
Takuu Utua Land normally under sea but exposed by low tide (Hwd)
Takuu Utua A tidal flat between the islands and in the lagoon offshore from Nukutoa, partially uncovered by low tide; Te Utua is also a location on Takuu Island (Mle)
Tokelau Utua Shelving reef, point of land and reef extending seawards; reef finger(s) on the ocean side (Sma)
Tongan Utua (Of the tide) to be right out, out so far that the whole tidal flat is uncovered (Cwd)
Tuamotu Utua Protruding, extended, thrust out (Stn)
Tuvalu Utua That part of shore visible at low tide (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Utua Point of land (Hvn)

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