Protoform: LIMU [MP] Moss, seaweed

Description: Moss, seaweed
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian
Notes:

*0 >> TA *remu "moss"
*4 POC *l(u,i)mut "generic term for mosses, algaes and seaweeds" (LPO III:77)
*5 PMP *limut "moss, algae" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Rimu Seaweed, algae, moss (Fbg)
East Futuna Limu Seaweed, moss, freshwater algae (i) (Mfr)
East Uvea Limu Seaweed, moss, freshwater algae (i) (Rch)
Easter Island Rimu Kind of seaweed (Dried) (Fts)
Emae Rimu Seaweed (Cpl)
Fijian Lumi Seaweed, moss (Cpl)
Hawaiian Limu Seaweed, moss (Pki)
Kwaraʔae Lumulumu Moss (???)
Luangiua Limu Seaweed (Smd)
Marquesas ʔImu Seaweed, moss (Dln)
Moriori Rimu Seaweed (Shd)
Mota Lumu/ta Moss (Cdn)
New Zealand Maori Rimu Seaweed, moss (Wms)
Nggela Lumu Moss (Fox)
Nguna Na-lumulumu Moss (Stz)
Niuatoputapu Limu Seaweed (Dye)
Niue Limu Seaweed, moss (Sph)
Nuguria Rimu Moss, lichen; sea algae (used to caulk canoes) (Dvl)
Nukuoro Rimu Sea-weed (Crn)
Nukuoro Limi/limi Coral sp.: brain coral? Phonologically Irregular (Crl)
Nukuoro Mulu/mulu aamanu Moss (on rocks or coral) Phonologically Irregular (Crl)
Pukapuka Limu Moss, seaweed (Bge)
Rapa Rimu/rimu Generic for mosses; Hymenophyllum cuneatum (Sks)
Rapa Rimu/papa A sea weed, cooked with ru (Sks)
Rapa Rimu Moss (Grn)
Rarotongan Rimu Moss, seaweed (Bse)
Rennellese Gimu Kinds of seaweed (Ebt)
Rotuman Lumu Seaweed, moss (Cwd)
Rotuman Rimu, rimi Greyish lichen growing on tree trunks Borrowed (Cwd)
Saʔa Lumu Moss (Ivs)
Samoan Limu Seaweed, moss (Prt)
Sikaiana Limu Seaweed, moss (Dnr)
Tahitian Rimu A general name for moss; sponge; sea weed (Dvs)
Takuu Rimu Generic term for certain types of seaweeds that grow singly or in clumps but do not send out runners (Mle)
Takuu Lomu Green algae growing on rocks or drift logs; lichen or moss growth on the side of a tree Phonologically Irregular (Mle)
Tikopia Rimu Coralline growth on reef used to whiten and preserve wood (Fth)
Tokelau Limu Mosses, lichens, algae, seaweed (Sma)
Tongan Limu Seaweed, moss (Cwd)
Tongan Limoo Sea-weed (Mar)
Tuamotu Rimu Seaweed, moss (Stn)
Tupuaki Rimu pape Water-cress (Atn)
Tuvalu Limu Seaweed, moss, fungus on trees (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Limu Seaweed, used to make colour for puke-canoe. Type of seaweed rubbed into canoes; produces a white surface as protection against seaworms (Lch). (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Lumu Moss (Ray)
Vaeakau-Taumako Limu/a Paint with seaweed (Hvn)
Waya Lumi Edible seaweed (Ply)
West Futuna Rim/rimu (ANI) Moss, sponge (Cpl)
West Futuna Rimu Seaweed (Cpl)
West Uvea Limu Algues (Hmn)

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