Protoform: HIRI.1 [CE] To dye with dye obtained from bark: *(f, s)iri

Description: To dye with dye obtained from bark: *(f, s)iri
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CE: Central-Eastern Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian Hili Bark used in dyeing...; the dark-brown dye made from this bark; a tapa dyed with it; to dye with such bark. (Pki)
Pukapuka Laakau yili Tree sp. Uncertain Semantic Connection (Sby)
Raʔivavae Hiri A bright purplish red dye, made from a mixture of the juices of the innter bark of the candlenut (parai) and of the casuarina tree (Stn)
Rarotongan ʔIri Dark, red juice from bark of Candlenut tree. Red-brown dye obtained from the bark of the candlenut tree (Bse). (Sve)
Tahitian Hiri The bark or tan used to colour and preserve the native cloth; to dye or tan with the hiri (Dvs)
Tahitian Hiri Couleur végétale brun-rouge (Lmt)
Tuamotu Hiri Violet, mauve, garnet, wine-colored (Stn)

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