Protoform: FUE.1B [NP] Calabash-gourd (Lagenaria)

Description: Calabash-gourd (Lagenaria)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian

*8 Note. "There is no evidence of a pre-European presence of the bottle gourd in western Polynesia or Fiji...However Lagenaria is known with certainty to have been present in eastern Polynesia, including Hawai`i and New Zealand, before European contact." (Whr.1990:119-20).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Hue Gourd (Lagenaria vulgaris; pumpkin (Fts)
Hawaiian Hue Gourd, water calabash, any narrow-necked vessel for holding water (Pki)
Mangareva ʔUe Plante: Lagenaria siceraria (Cucurbitacées); calebasse (Rch)
Marquesas Hue Gourde, bouteille, calebasse. Toute espèce de vase à large ouverture (Lch). (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Hue Calabash gourd (Lagenaria vulgaris) (Wms)
Nukuoro Hue The calabash or gourd (Crn)
Raʔivavae Hue The gourd (Lagenaria vulgaris)...a container made of a gourd (Stn)
Rapa Hue Basket (calabash, the only article of the sort) (Grn)
Rarotongan ʔUe Gourd, calabash (Lagenaria vulgaris) (Bse)
Tahitian Hue Calebasse; coloquinte qui produit ces calebasses (Lagenaria vulgaris, L. ciceraria) (Lmt)
Tuamotu Hue Variety of gourd (Stn)
Tupuaki Hue Gourd (Atn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Hue potoe Small spherical gourd grown on Tuleki...used as lime container... (Lch)
West Uvea Fue Calabash (Leverd 1916) (Hmn)

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