Protoform: SEWA.B [EP] Mourning practices or ceremonies

Description: Mourning practices or ceremonies
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to EP: East Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Heva A form of deranged behaviour following on the death of a relative (Fts)
Marquesas Heva Danse nue, très indécente (Dln)
Marquesas Haka/heva Danser toute nue, danse où les femmes sont tontes nues (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Hewa Bald (strictly having the top of the head bald) Uncertain Semantic Connection (Wms)
Penrhyn Seva Kind of chant; to weep, bark, cry (Sta)
Raʔivavae Heva To weep, lament, wail;to mourn; to howl (of dogs); a dirge, death-chant (Stn)
Rarotongan ʔEva Lamentation, mourning (Mka)
Tahitian Heva Habit de deuil, être en deuil (Lmt)
Tuamotu Heva Formal lamentation; dirge or elegy for the dead (Stn)

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