Protoform: SINA.2 [CP] Legendary heroine or goddess

Description: Legendary heroine or goddess
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CP: Central Pacific
Notes:

*8 Note. Associated with moon in Central Eastern Polynesia.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Sina Heroine of many stories (Bgs)
East Uvea Hina Heroine of traditional stories (Rch)
Easter Island Hina/riru Name of a stone figure (Fts)
Fijian Cina In names of kalou (Cpl)
Hawaiian Hina/-ʔai-kamalama Legendary polynesian goddess (Pki)
Ifira-Mele Sina/marama Moon (Clk)
Mangareva Ina (one) La femme de Tiki (Rch)
Marquesas Hina Nom de la premiere femme (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Hina Personification of moon, goddess (Wms)
Penrhyn Sina A name often recited in legends ; a goddess; kind of small spider (Rmn)
Pukapuka Yina Name of woman in stories and chants (Sby)
Rarotongan ʔIna/-nui-o-te-raa Legendary polynesian goddess (Bse)
Rennellese Sina Name of a culture heroine (Ebt)
Rotuman Sina Beautiful woman in legend and song (Cwd)
Sikaiana Sina The central character of many of the traditional fairy tales {tala}. By legend, a woman who lives on the moon; she can be seen weaving her mat when the moon is full (Dnr)
Tahitian Hina The name of the first woman, according to a Tahitian tradition, the wife of Ti, and by some said to be still in the moon; a species of small spider (Dvs)
Takuu (A)sina Legendary character (a very beautiful woman) appearing in fables (kkai) (Mle)
Tikopia Ina Semi-supernatural woman who marries tongan ruler Problematic (Fth)
Tokelau Hina A heroine of stories (Sma)
Tongan Hina Heroine of many Tongan legends (Cwd)
Tuamotu Hina Moon goddess (Stn)
Tuamotu Hina- First element in name of several legendary females (Stn)
West Futuna Ta sina mrama Clair de lune (Rve)
West Futuna Sina fine riki The Light-haired Princess (Dty)

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