Protoform: FIGOTA [OC] Sea creatures except turtles and fish; especially shellfish

Description: Sea creatures except turtles and fish; especially shellfish
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic
Notes:

*3 PEO *p-in-a9onta "shellfish".
*4 POC *p(in)a9oda, *pi9oda "seafood gathered on the reef, edible sea invertebrates" (LPO IV:162).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Pingota Shellfish (Haliotis sp.) (Fbg)
East Futuna Figota Shellfish, including sea-urchins, but not loli, feke (Bgs)
East Uvea Figota Terme générique pour les mollusques; coquillage, coquille (Rch)
Nguna Vinagoda Shell, shellfish (Clark 1991:80) (Stz)
Niuatoputapu Fingota Life-form taxon including crustacea, molluscs (excluding cephalopods), and echinodermata (Dye)
Niue Fingota An edible sea-crab (Sph)
Samoan Fiigota Marine spp. (other than fish) (Prt)
Samoan Figota Shellfish; includes jellyfish and almost all sea animals except fish and turtles (Prt)
Samoan Figota/olevao Gods (Prt)
Takuu Fiinota Seafood gathered by women (Hwd)
Takuu Hiinota Various kinds of shellfish having edible contents, seafood gathered by women (Mle)
Tokelau Fiigota General term for shellfish; the empty shell of a shellfish (Sma)
Tongan Fingota Sea creature other than ika (Cwd)
West Futuna Ko/feiŋota (ANI) Firstfruits (Cpl)

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