Protoform: HOKA.2 [EO] Husk coconuts on a pointed stake

Description: Husk coconuts on a pointed stake
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to EO: Eastern Oceanic
Notes:

*1 Cf. PN *soka.1 "stab, pierce"
*3 PEO *zoka "pierce, stab something" (Gty. 1983).
*8 Note 1. PCE transferred meaning of PPN *soka "stab, pierce" to *oka < PPN *hoka and meaning "husk coconut" to *koo < *koho.
*81 Note 2. unexplained glottal stop in REN and EAS.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Oka To husk coconut (Yen)
East Futuna Oka Husk coconut (Mfr)
Easter Island ʔOka Digging-stick (Bck); lever, stick; to plant Phonologically Irregular (Fts)
Easter Island ʔO/ʔoka Stab Phonologically Irregular (Wbr)
Ifira-Mele Oka/a To husk coconut (Bgs)
Kapingamarangi Oko Husk, as coconuts (Lbr)
Luangiua Oʔa Stab (Smd)
Luangiua ŋ/oʔa To husk Phonologically Irregular (Smd)
Luangiua ʔOʔa Husk (Smd)
Mangareva Oka Instrument pour la culture, pioche, bêche; arracher avec une bêche (Rch)
Marquesas Oka To stab, pierce (Dln)
Marquesas Oka/oka Fork (Arch) (I) (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Oka Stab, pierce v (Wms)
Niue Hoka Pierce, poke (Sph)
Nuguria Oka Husk coconuts (Dvl)
Nukuoro Oga Husk coconut (Crl)
Rarotongan Oka Husking stick; to husk coconut (Sve)
Rennellese ʔOka Husk coconut on a stick (Ebt)
Rotuman Soʔa To husk coconut; dig with a pointed stick (Cwd)
Samoan Oʔa Husk coconuts (Prt)
Sikaiana Oka To husk (a coconut) (Dnr)
Takuu Oka Husk (coconuts using a stick); husking stick (Mle)
Tikopia Oka Strip coconut of husk (Fth)
Tongan Hoka Husk coconuts (Cwd)
Tongan Oko/oka Stake or pole driven into the sand and used for mooring a boat or canoe Phonologically Irregular (Cwd)
Tuamotu Hoka Stab, pierce Problematic (Stn)
Waya Coqo Pierce, go into something Problematic (Ply)
West Uvea Oka niu Ecorcer coco (Rougeyron 1860) (Hmn)

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