Protoform: QAITU [AN] Ghost, spirit of dead person

Description: Ghost, spirit of dead person
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to AN: Austronesian
Notes:

*2 PCP *qanitu "spirit".
*5 PMP *qanitu "ghost, ancestral spirit; nature spirit; corpse; owl; various plants" (ACD).
*6 PAN *qaNiCu "ghost, spirit of the dead; owl" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Fijian Vatunituu Commemoration stone Problematic (Cpl)
Kapingamarangi Eeitu Ghost, spirit (Ebt)
Kapingamarangi Eidu Spirit, ghost (Lbr)
Luangiua Aiku Spirit, deity. Image, spirit of the dead (Hbn)
Luangiua (A)iku Image, god; ghosts, spirit (Smd)
Luangiua Aiku Spirits, deity (Smd)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Aitu God (Bck)
Marquesas Aitu Espece d'esprit fort; celui qui demeure dans les sacrés avec les tuhuka (Dln)
Moriori Eituu, aitu God (Wms) (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Aitu/aa Misfortune (especially a death); bad omen (Wms)
Niuafoʔou Aitu God, spirit (Cct)
Niue Aitu Evil spirit (I), ghost (McE)
Nuguria Aitu Gott, göttlich verehrte Seele (Ths)
Nuguria Te/n/aitu/ Alle Götter zusammen (Ths)
Nuguria Aitu Nine ancestor spirits, who came in a canoe to Nukeria and then became people (mythological) (Dvl)
Nukumanu Aitu Spirit (Fbg)
Nukuoro Eidu Ghost, spirit, god (Crl)
Pukapuka Aitu Spirit, ghost (Bge)
Raʔivavae Aitu God, demon, supernatural being; ogre, ogress (Stn)
Rarotongan Aitu Ghost, spirit (Bse)
Rennellese ʔAitu Deity (Ebt)
Samoan Aitu Ghost, spirit (Prt)
Sikaiana Aitu Ghost, spirit (Dnr)
Tahitian Aitu God or goddess (Dvs)
Takuu Aitu Spirit, ghost (Mle)
Tokelau Aitu (Evil) ghost, spirit (Sma)
Tongan Lau/ʔaitu/ "from the spirit" (Cwd)
Tongan ʔEitu/matupuʔa Proper name of a spiritual being (Cwd)
Tuamotu Aitu Ghost, spirit (Stn)
Tuvalu Aitu Ghost, spirit (Rby)
Waya (Y)anitu Spirit, ghost, supernatural being (Ply)
West Futuna Faŋ/eitu, feŋ/eitu(-a) (ANI) Sorcery; sorcerer; to bewitch (Cpl)

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