Protoform: ANE.A [AN] White ant, termite; attacked by such insects

Description: White ant, termite; attacked by such insects
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to AN: Austronesian

*4 POC *ane "termite" (LPO IV:394).
*5 PMP *anay "termite" (Blust 2002).
*6 PAN *aNay "white ant, termite" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Arosi Ane White-ant (Fox)
Arosi Sane White-ant (Fox)
East Uvea Ane Insecte qui ronge l'étoffe. Mite (Rch). (Btn)
Fijian Yane Moth sp (Cpl)
Hawaiian Ane A dermestid beetle that destroys feathers in feather-work; mites, as in chickens; insect-eaten, gnawed (Pki)
Hawaiian Aanea Moth-eaten (Pki)
Kwaraʔae Sane White-ant, Termite (Shn)
Lau Sane White-ant (Fox)
New Zealand Maori H/ane/ Rotten, as wood (Bgs)
Nggela Ane White-ant (Fox)
Rarotongan Ane White ant (Sve)
Rennellese Ane Nest of white grubs (the grubs sometimes fed to chickens); termite nest, the termites (Ebt)
Saʔa S/ane White-ant (Ivs)
Saʔa S/ane/ʔa Eaten by white ants (Ivs)
Samoan Ane The white ant (Termes) (Prt)
Sikaiana Ane White-ant. A small insect similar to a caterpillar that eats crops (Dnr). (Sps)
Tikopia Ane Termite (Fth)
Tokelau Ane White ant (a pest that attacks wood) (Sma)
Tongan Ane Moth, or more strictly its larva, that eats holes in clothes, etc.; also applied to silverfish (Cwd)
Tongan Ane/a Moth-eaten (Cwd)
Tuvalu Ane Insect sp.: termite (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Ane White ant (Hvn)

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