Protoform: FOTO [MP] Barb of stingray

Description: Barb of stingray
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian

*2 PCP *voto "thorn, prickle; spike or spines of a fish" (LPO IV:135).
*4 Cf. POC *[poto]poto "pufferfish, porcupinefish" (LPO IV:126).
*4 POC *poto(k) "thorn, barb of stingray" (LPO III:125).
*5 PMP *beRtek "thorn, spear, barb" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Foto Barb of stingray (Mfr)
East Uvea Foto Barb of stingray (Rch)
Fijian Voto Thorn (Cpl)
Fijian Voto/-ni-vai Skate thorn (Cpl)
Mangareva ʔOto Os vénimeux de certains grands poissons (autrefois on en armait les lances); flèche (Rch)
Marquesas Hoto Dards de la raie (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Hoto Barb of stingray (Wms)
Niue Foto Kind of spear (Sph)
Niue Foto/foto Barbed (Sph)
Nuguria Hoto Barb of stingray (Dvl)
Nukuoro Hodo Barb of stingray (Crl)
Nukuoro Hoto A spine, thorn; to stab (Crn)
Penrhyn Hoto Sting, hard pointed object, barb in tail of sting ray (Sta)
Rarotongan ʔOto Sting of stingray (Bse)
Rennellese Hoto Barb, as on a stingray's tail (Ebt)
Rotuman Hofu Sting or piercer of Stingray (Cwd)
Samoan Foto Barb of stingray (Prt)
Sikaiana Hoto Sting of ray (Dnr)
Tahitian Hoto A sort of spear (Dvs)
Takuu Hoto Barb of a stingray (Mle)
Tongan Foto Barb of stingray (Cwd)
Vaeakau-Taumako Hoto Sting-ray, small type (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Foro Small stingray (juvenile?) (Lch)

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