Protoform: FOQAGA.* [NP] Abrasive stone, grindstone: *fo(q)(o)anga

Description: Abrasive stone, grindstone: *fo(q)(o)anga
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian
Notes:

*0 << PN *fuqaga
*1 Cf. *foo.3 "rub, as in washing clothes, extracting starch from arrowroot, massaging"
*8 Note. This may be from PPN *foo as there is no internal evidence for the glottal stop and some reflexes have a long o.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian Hoana Hone, whetstone, grindstone (Pki)
Ifira-Mele Foaga Pumice (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Hooanga Pumice stone (found as driftwood) (Lbr)
Mangareva ʔOaga Pierre fine volcanique qui sert de meule à aiguiser (Rch)
Marquesas Hoaka Espece de petrin pour battre la popoi (Dln)
Moriori Hoanga Grindstone (Bke)
New Zealand Maori Hooanga Kind of sandstone used in cutting and grinding (Wms)
Nukuoro Hoohanga Pumice stone (found as driftwood) (Crl)
Rarotongan ʔOanga Grindstone (Bse)
Rotuman Foa Grater Problematic (Cwd)
Samoan Foaga Grindstone (Prt)
Tahitian Hoaa A fine polish on wood, pearl-shell, &c. (Dvs)
Takuu Foana Light-coloured pumice-stone used for fine sanding (Hwd)
Vaeakau-Taumako Hoaga Sharpening stone (Grn)

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