Protoform: FOA.A [OC] Break (as something hard); smash

Description: Break (as something hard); smash
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic
Notes:

*0 >> PN *ma-foa, MQ *taa-foa
*4 POC *pu(q)a(R) "break (something hard), smash" (LPO I:276).
*41 POC *posaq "break into several large pieces; to hatch, of an egg" (ACD).
*5 PMP *peceq "break into several large pieces; to hatch, of an egg" (ACD).
*6 PAN *peceq "break into several large pieces" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Foa Creuser, rupture d'un filet (Gzl)
Easter Island Hoa Throw Problematic (Kvt)
Easter Island Hoa-hoa te vai Splash (Wbr)
Easter Island Hoa hai vaʔe Kick (Wbr)
Emae Foia Casser un coco pour l'ouvrir (Rve)
Hawaiian Hoa Strike with a stick or club (Pki)
Ifira-Mele Foi/a Break open (yam, breadfruit, coconut) (Clk)
Luangiua Hoa Break, smash, split (Smd)
Luangiua Ho/hoa Bang, crash (Smd)
Mangareva Ta/oʔa/ Battre l'écorce du murier pour en faire du tapa Problematic (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Fo/foa To break a coconut (Bck)
New Zealand Maori Hoa(hoa) Aim a blow at by throwing (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Taa/hoa/ Fling, throw (Wms)
Nukuoro Hoa Anvil, mortarstone; break into pieces (Crl)
Rennellese Hoa(hoa) Crack, split, smash; Break (as egg, nut) (Ebt)
Samoan Foa Break rock or shell; skull fracture or wound > (Prt)
Tahitian Hoa To flash, as lightning Uncertain Semantic Connection (Dvs)
Takuu Foa Break or crack open a hard object (Hwd)
Takuu F/foa Break or crack open a round object (e.g. a mature coconut or hermit crab shell) to get at the contents (Mle)
Tikopia Foa Thump, strike heavily, break open by striking (Fth)
Tokelau Foa Make, carve or shape something out of rock, coral, etc. Uncertain Semantic Connection (Sma)
Tongan Foa Break stone, cup, coconut; be knocked on head (Cwd)
Tongan Foa To burst, to crack, to break to pieces (Mar)
Tuamotu Hoa To thunder (Stn)
Tuvalu Foa Break a coconut, head, canoe etc (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Ho/ia, fo/ia Break open, open (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Foe/ia Pound nuts (Grn)
West Futuna Foa Smash (Dty)
West Uvea Fofoo, foia Casser (Hmn)

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