Protoform: KELE-MUTU [PN] Earthworm, grub

Description: Earthworm, grub
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian
Notes:

*1 Cf. PN *kele.a "earth, dirt, soil"
*7 Cf. Malay keremi "maggot",

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Kelemutu Verre de terre (Mfr)
East Uvea Kelemutu Verre de terre (Rch)
Emae Keremutu Earthworm (Cpl)
Niue Kelemutu Earthworm (Sph)
Niue Kalemutu Worm (Motu dialect) Phonologically Irregular (McE)
Rotuman Kermutu Earthworm Borrowed (Cwd)
Samoan ʔElemutu Grub in rotten wood (Prt)
Tikopia Kalemutu Grub which attacks taro corm Problematic (Fth)
Tokelau Kelemutu Earthworm (Sma)
Tongan Kelemutu Earthworm (Cwd)
Tongan Gelemootoo The common earth-worm (Mar)
Tuvalu Kelemutu Earthworm (Rby)

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