Protoform: KAWA-PUI [NP] Plant sp., ginger (Zingiber)

Description: Plant sp., ginger (Zingiber)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian
Notes:

*1 Cf. PCE *kawa-puhi.
*1 Cf. PPN *kawa.1a "Piper methysticum". Connection via "roots with special properties". Cf. the semantics of PPN *ago.1.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Kawapui Alpinia sp. (Yen)
East Futuna Kavapui Plante, sorte de gingembre, Hedychium coronarium (Mfr)
East Uvea Kavapui Zingiber ; Hedychium coronarium (Myr)
Mangareva Kavapui Nom d'un arbre (Rch)
Marquesas Kava pui Esp. de plante (Dln)
Marquesas ʔEka puhi, ʔeka pui Gingembre sauvage (Amomum zingiber) (Dln)
Marquesas Enga booe Ginger Problematic (Rbs)
Niue Kavapui Ginger Problematic (Lws)
Niue Kamapui Citronella grass (Cymbopogon nardus); also an introduced ornamental plant (Alpinia speciosa); [also refers to ginger spp. with added modifiers] Problematic (McE)
Rapa Kapi Variety of ginger (Hedychium flavum) Problematic (Sks)
Samoan ʔAvapui Herb spp. (Zingiber sp.)(geanthus sp.) (Prt)
Tikopia Kavapui Plant of the ginger family (Fth)
Vaeakau-Taumako Kapui A small tree Problematic (Hvn)

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