Protoform: PUSI.2 [FJ] Moray eel

Description: Moray eel
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to FJ: Fijic
Notes:

*4 Cf. POC *[la]bwa(s,j)i "Moray eel" (LPO IV:44).
*8 Note: Proto-Fijian *p(iu)si "sea eel" (Gty.1990b). TO has replaced *pusi with *toke.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Pusi Moray eels (Bgs)
East Uvea Pusi Saltwater eel (Rch)
Easter Island Puhi Moray eel spp. (Rdl)
Emae Pusi Parasitic worm (Cpl)
Hawaiian Puuhi Eel (Pki)
Ifira-Mele Pusi Pusi. :Sea eel (Clk)
Mangareva Puʔi Anguille de mer, term générique pour les murènes (Rch)
Marquesas Puhi Anguille. Congre, murène (Lch). Murène, moray spp. (Atl). (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Puhi Large eel variety (Wms)
Penrhyn Pusi Moray eel; roundworm (Sta)
Penrhyn Pusé White-speckled eel (Lmt)
Pukapuka Pui Small sp. of eel Problematic (Hpr)
Rarotongan Puʔi Large black, sea-eel, not Moray. MKE dialect (Mka)
Rennellese Pusi Starry or clouded moray eel (Ebt)
Rotuman Tepuhi A sea-snake with transverse stripes Problematic (Cwd)
Samoan Pusi Moray Eel (Gymnothorax spp.), Echidna (Scuticaria spp.) (Prt)
Sikaiana Pusi Eel (Sps)
Tahitian Puhi General name for moray eels. Murène ou anguille, nom des Muraenidae, nombreuses espèces (Lmt). (Rdl)
Tokelau Puhi Sea-eel, moray eel (Gymnothorax and Echidna spp.) (Sma)
Tuamotu Puhi Eel (Stn)
Tuvalu Pusi Saltwater eel (Rby)
West Uvea Pusi Sorte d'anguille de mer (blanche/grise) (Hmn)

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