Protoform: TAUME [CP] Spathe of coconut palm

Description: Spathe of coconut palm
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CP: Central Pacific
Notes:

*2 PCP *jamu(?)a "a (palm) fruit stem".
*4 POC *jamu((q)a) "cluster of flowers or fruit, usually palms" (LPO III:116)
*8 PN reflexes have undergone metathesis (mu > um)

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Taume Flower spathe of coconut (Bgs)
East Uvea Taume Enveloppe de la fleur de coco (Btn)
Emae Taume Coconut sepal (Cpl)
Kapingamarangi Doume Spathe of coconut palm (Lbr)
Luangiua Kaume Pod round coconut (Smd)
Mangareva Toume Dry envelope of a young coconut cut into slices and put into water to make it flexible Problematic (Tgr)
Mangareva Touumaa Enveloppe sèche de la jeune grappe de coco, coupée par tranches et mise dans l'eau, pour en faire un aga (instrument à prendre le poisson); offrir à DIeu les prémices des fruits Problematic (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Taume Dry flower sheathe of coconut (Bck)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Taume Coconut flower sheath (Bck)
Marquesas Toume Sepale (Dln)
Niue Toume Spathe of a coconut flower (Sph)
Nuguria Taume Spathe of coconut palm (Dvl)
Nukuoro Daume Spathe of coconut palm (Crl)
Penrhyn Taume Dry flower sheath; flower sheath of coconut tree, spathe enclosing flowers (Sta)
Pukapuka Taume Flower-sheath of Coconut (Bge)
Rarotongan Taume Spadix (flower stalk) of coconut palm (RAR); spathe (flower sheath) of coconut palm (Aitutaki, Atiu, M.M.) (Bse)
Rotuman Jamuʔa Branching flower and fruit stem of coconut or fan palm (Cwd)
Samoan Taume Spathe of coconut tree (when dry) (Prt)
Sikaiana Taume Shoot of a coconut branch (Dnr)
Takuu Taume Spathe of a coconut pod (Mle)
Tikopia Taume Flower spathe of coconut palm (Fth)
Tokelau Taume Spathe of a coconut flower (Sma)
Tongan Toume Coconut spathe...often used for making torches (Cwd)
Tongan Tome A sort of torch (Mar)
Tuvalu Taume Fruit-bearing coconut shoot ; spathe of coconut (Rby)
Waya Saamoa Hard sheath or calyx enclosing flower of coconut (used as torch); coconut flower before sheath bursts (Ply)
West Futuna Taumwi niu Gaine d'inflorescence (Rve)
West Uvea Taume Gaine de régime de cocos (Hmn)

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