Protoform: WASA [CP] Open sea, sea distance between places

Description: Open sea, sea distance between places
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CP: Central Pacific

*2 PCP *wasa.
*8 Note. *wasa falls together with *fafa.2 "mouth" in CE languages.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Vata Ocean wastes; the open sea, out of sight of land (Fbg)
East Futuna Vasa Intervalle; passe (entre Futuna et `Alofi); être espacé, être à distance (Mfr)
East Uvea Vaha Distance, haute mer, espace (Rch)
Easter Island Vaha Hendedura, abertura de un cuerpo; espacia entre los dedos de la mano (vaha rima) (Fts)
Easter Island Vaha takitua Perineum (Thomson) (Fts)
Easter Island Vaha maŋa Fork (between two branches) (Wbr)
Emae (A)vatavata Horizon Phonologically Irregular (Clk)
Fijian Wasa Ocean (Cpl)
Mangareva Vaʔa Espace, intervalle (Rch)
Marquesas Vaha Ecarté, séparé, non joint, non réuni (Lch)
Marquesas Haʔa/vaha Make an opening (e.g. for passage of people) (Dln)
Niue Vaha Horizon, expanse of the ocean (Sph)
Niue Tuta/vaaha. Tuta/vaha (Sph). The ocean; out at sea. Horizon of the ocean; out to sea (Sph). (McE)
Penrhyn Vasa Interval; just now (in the past); right now (in the future) (Sta)
Penrhyn Vasa nei At this moment Problematic (Rmn)
Pukapuka Vaya Open sea between two points (arch.) (Sby)
Rennellese Basa Far, deep ocean (Ebt)
Rotuman Vasa Far out at sea; stand between (Cwd)
Samoan Vasa Open sea (Mnr), the ocean, especially of the space between two distant points... (Prt) (Prt)
Sikaiana Vasa/o Sea as an interval of space between two places (Sps)
Sikaiana Vaasa/o A free space in time or place; an unoccupied time or empty place; the place of someone, his role, job, responsibilities; the area between swamp gardens {taluano} where it is possible to stand up. (Dnr)
Tikopia Vasa Open space; empty space, esp. of cosmic kind; in marine context, ocean wastes (Fth)
Tokelau Vaha Ocean, wide ocean, open sea (Sma)
Tongan Vaha Open sea, sea as an interval of space and time between two places (Cwd)
Tuvalu Vaha Ocean (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Vaa Ocean (Hvn)

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