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 Young shoot (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 ʔUri Stem of taro plant (Sby)
Raʔivavae Hooli A sprout from the root of a plant, a sapling (Stn)
Rapa ʔUri Young shoot, seed (Sks)
Rarotongan Suli Banana sucker (Bse)
Samoan Huli Sucker of plants, e.g. elephant ear taro; heir (Prt)
Tokelau Huli Young shoot (Sma)
Tongan Huri The stem and leaves of a taro plant from which the root has been cut; the fleshy base of a petiole of taro (Cwd)

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