Protoform: SULI [MP] A banana or taro shoot

Description: A banana or taro shoot
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian
Notes:

*1 Cf. PN *huli.2 "shoot of a plant"
*3 PEO *juli- "(banana, taro) sucker" (Gty. 1983).
*4 POC *[s,j]uli(q) "banana or taro sucker, shoot (i.e. propagation material); slip, cutting" (Ross 1988) (LPO I:129, III:108).
*5 PMP *suli "plant shoot, sprout, cutting" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea Huli Rejeton de bananier; enfant, progéniture (terme dérisoire). (Rch)
Easter Island Huri Banana shoot (Fts)
Fijian Suli Banana or taro sucker (Cpl)
Hawaiian Huli Taro top (used for planting) (Pki)
Mangareva ʔUri Rejeton de bananier (Rch)
Marquesas Huʔi Rejeton, jet, drageon, plant (Dln)
Mota Suliu Sucker from roots of a plant (Cdn)
New Zealand Maori Huri Young shoot, seed (Wms)
Nguna Na-suli Banana sucker (Stz)
Niue Huli Young plants of taro, banana etc.; offspring, shoot, scion (McE)
Penrhyn Huri Shoot, seedling, young tree; to shoot (of plants) Problematic (Sta)
Pukapuka Yuli A small branch, a sapling, shoots (Bge)
Rapa ʔUri Young shoot, seed (Sks)
Rarotongan ʔUri Shoot, sucker, young plant, seedling, sapling; throw out shoots, sprout (Bse)
Samoan Suli The sucker of a banana; the true son of a chief (Prt)
Tokelau Huli Sucker of plants, e.g. elephant ear taro (Sma)
Tongan Hooli A sprout from the root of a plant, a sapling (Mar)
Tongan Huli Shoot, sprout, twig, or sucker; scion, descendant; to send out shoots or suckers (Cwd)

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