Protoform: RAMA [AN] Fish at night with torches; torch

Description: Fish at night with torches; torch
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to AN: Austronesian

*0 >> NP *lama.2 "tree used to make torches", SO *kau-lama, *laama-ga
*4 POC *(d)rama(R) "torch; coconut leaf used as a torch when fishing; fish at night with torch" (LPO I:221; III:382).
*5 PMP *damaR "resin, torch, light" (Dempwolff 1938).
*6 PAN *damaR "tree resin used in torches (?)" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Rama Fishing with torch (Yen)
East Futuna Lama Dry coconut leaves (used for torches) (Mfr)
East Uvea Lama Dry coconut fronds (Rch)
East Uvea La/lama/ Fish using torches (Rch)
Easter Island Rama Torch; fish with a torch (Fts)
Emae Rama Torch (Cpl)
Fijian Raama Cast light on (Cpl)
Fijian Raama/raama Lamp of coconut shell filled with oil (Cpl)
Hawaiian Lama Torch (Pki)
Ifira-Mele R/rama/ Fish with torches (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Lama Torch, fishing with torches (Lbr)
Luangiua Lama Torch of dry coconut fronds. Brittle, of leaves. Night fishing with torch and spear (Smd)
Mangareva Rama Fish with torches (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Rama(rama) Fishing (with torches) (Krk)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Tu/rama Fish with torches (Bck)
Marquesas ʔAma Torch (I) (Dln)
Moriori Rama Torch (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Rama Torch, eeling with torches (Wms)
Niuatoputapu Ama Fishing at night with a light (Dye)
Niue Ama Search for crabs, etc. with a torch (McE)
Nuguria Kau/rama Dry coconut leaf (Dvl)
Nuguria Rama (e hao) Torch (used to fish in night) (Dvl)
Nukuoro L/lama/ Fishing with torches (Crl)
Pukapuka Lama Torch (Sby)
Pukapuka Lama/lama Torch fishing (Sby)
Rarotongan Rama Torch, fishing with torches (Bse)
Rennellese Gama Torch made of coconut leaves (Ebt)
Rotuman Rama Give light (Cwd)
Samoan Lama Torch, fishing with torches (Prt)
Sikaiana L/lama Torch fishing (Dnr)
Tahitian Rama Flambeau; pêcher au flambeau (Lmt)
Takuu Rama Torch (Hwd)
Takuu Lama (Torch made of) dry coconut fronds (Mle)
Takuu L/lama, rama Fish at night with a lantern or torch (Mle)
Tikopia Rama Torch (Fth)
Tokelau Lama Torch (Sma)
Tongan Ama Fishing with torches; torch made of toume (Cwd)
Tuamotu Rama Torch, fishing with torches (Stn)
Tuvalu Lama Torch of dry coconut fronds (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Lama Torch, material for torches (usually dry parts of coconut leaves) (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Lama/kina Shine on something, light up something (usually when fishing by night) (Hvn)
West Futuna Rama (WFU), lama (ANI) Torch (esp. torch of coconut fronds, used in netting flying fish by night); flashlight, lamp. (Dty)
West Futuna Lama To shine, to light a torch. Eclairer avec la torche (Rve) (Dty)
West Futuna Ta/rama Pêcher la torche (Rve)
West Uvea Lama Torche (faite de feuilles desséchées de cocotier) (Hmn)
West Uvea La/lama Pêcher à la lumière des torches (Hmn)

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