Word derivation for "sand" :
Basque = hondar, Finnish = hiekka
Miresua = hiedar
Another Basque word for sand is harea.
My previous Miresua conlang word for sand was heida. I'm making this word no longer end in -A, six-letters in length, and allowing the IE vowel combination from the Finnish word.
I did find the word sand in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Alice had been to the seaside once in her life, and had come to the general conclusion, that wherever you go to on the English coast you find a number of bathing machines in the sea, some children digging in the sand with wooden spades....