Protoform: TAPAIRU [EP] A woman of high rank

Description: A woman of high rank
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to EP: East Polynesian
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Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Tapairu Chiefess (Métraux 1937:53) (Fts)
Mangareva Tepeiru Woman of high rank. Princesse (Rch) (Bck)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Tapairu Sister of Huku, discoverer of Manihiki; senior daughter of chiefly family (Bck)
Marquesas Tepeiʔu Woman of high rank (Bck) (Dln)
Marquesas Haʔatepeiʔu (Ua Pou haka-) Cheffesse, princesse, dame. Reine, queen (Atl). (Lch)
New Zealand Maori Tapairu Firstborn female in a family of high rank (Wms (Wms)
Rarotongan Tapairu Eldest daughter of a chief ; a fairy, often used for a pretty girl ; a beauty (Mka)
Tahitian Tapairu A young woman that lives delicately; a young woman that is an attendant on a chief woman (Dvs)
Tuamotu Tapairu A young woman of great beauty (Stn)

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