Protoform: REGA [MP] Turmeric (prepared)

Description: Turmeric (prepared)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian
Notes:

*0 >> PN *rega-rega "yellow"
*1 Cf. PPN *ago.1 "turmeric (plant)"
*3 PEOc *[re]re9wa 'yellow material, prepared turmeric' (?) (LPO III:413)
*5 PMP *le9a` "name einer pflanze" (Dpf. 1938)

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Renga Turmeric dye (Fbg)
East Futuna Lega Barbouiller avec un couleur un bois qu'un veut joindre a un autre Problematic (Gzl)
East Uvea Lega Turmeric (Rch)
Emae Rega A tree with fruit used to make a yellow paint (Cpl)
Fijian Re/rega/ Turmeric (Cpl)
Gilbertese Renga (Curcuma longa) (Whr)
Luangiua A(a)/leŋa Red dye (Smd)
Luangiua Kea/leŋa Turmeric (Tbs)
Mangareva Rega (Curcuma longa) (Bck)
Marquesas ʔEka (MQN), ʔena (MQS) Turmeric (Dln)
Mota Re/renga/ Yolk of egg (Cdn)
New Zealand Maori Renga/renga Anthropodium cirrhatum, a plant (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Renga/mutu Tetragonia expansa, New Zealand Spinach (Wms)
Nguna Na/tetega/ Turmeric (Stz)
Niue Ega To be rosy; overripe (Sph)
Nuguria Lenga Turmeric (Ray)
Nuguria Rena Turmeric powder (kaauna) mixed with water and flowers (Dvl)
Nukumanu Kaa/rena Turmeric powder (Fbg)
Nukuoro Lenga A preparation made from ango and doi doi. Ginger (Crn). (Crl)
Pukapuka Lenga Turmeric (known only from old chants) (Sby)
Rapa Rea(rea) The herb ginger from TAH Problematic (Sks)
Rarotongan Renga The aboriginally introduced turmeric (Curcuma longa) (Whr)
Rennellese Genga Prepared turmeric (Ebt)
Saʔa Renga Decorate with black, white and red designs (Ivs)
Samoan Lega Ginger, turmeric. Medicinal preparation made from powdered ginger and coconut oil (McP). (Prt)
Sikaiana Kaa/lena Turmeric powder (traditionally used for adornment; made from the ano plant) (Dnr)
Tahitian Rea Ginger, turmeric (Dvs)
Tahitian Reʔa maaʔohi Safran des Indes (Cucurma longa), utilisé comme épice (Lmt)
Tahitian Reʔa mooruru Gingembre (Zingiber zerumbet), perfume les cheveux (Lmt)
Tahitian Reʔa tinitoo Gingembre (Zingiber officinalis), épice (Lmt)
Takuu Rena Type of ano plant producing a yellow powder made into turmeric dye (Mle)
Tikopia Renga Tumeric pigment, used ritually for decoration... (Fth)
Tokelau Lega Yolk of egg, turmeric (Sma)
Tongan Enga Turmeric made from root of ango, curcuma longa (Cwd)
Tongan Enga Turmeric (Mar)
Tuamotu Reŋa Turmeric (Stn)
Tupuaki Rea Curcuma longa (Atn)
Tupuaki Rea moeruru Zingiber zerumbet (Atn)
Tuvalu Lega Yellow ointment from Samoa or Rotuma Problematic (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Lenga (Turmeric plant used for making) custom powder (Hvn)
Waya Re(re)gwa Turmeric (Ply)
West Uvea Lenga Plante indigène: (Curcuma longa) (Hmn)

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