Protoform: KANO.1A [OC] Flesh (of plant or animal); substance, or essential part of anything; seed, kernel

Description: Flesh (of plant or animal); substance, or essential part of anything; seed, kernel
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic

*1 Cf. PPN *ka-kano
*4 POC *kano9 "flesh, inner substance, coconut flesh" (LPO III:370)
*5 PMP *kan-en "something to be eaten, food"
*6 PAN *kaen-en "be eaten by someone; cooked rice" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Kano Flesh of animal, fish, fruit; flavour. Goût; avoir un gout; partie centrale (d’une route, d’une armée) (Mfr). (Bgs)
East Uvea Kano Chair, viande, matière constituante d’un corps (Btn)
Hawaiian ʔAno Kind, nature, character, color, meaning (Pki)
Hawaiian ʔAno/ʔano Seed, kernel, germ (Pki)
Kapingamarangi Gana/gana Plump, chubby (Lbr)
Kapingamarangi Gano/gano A large yellow taro Uncertain Semantic Connection (Ray)
Luangiua ŋi/aŋo/ŋiho Gum (mouth) (Hbn)
Mangareva Kano/kano Graine, noyau; cachet, capsule (Rch)
Marquesas Kano Beau, joli Uncertain Semantic Connection (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Kano Colour, sort, kind; seed (Wms)
Niue Kano Grain of wood or timber. Seed (McE). (McE)
Niue Kano/kano To sound in a harmonious way Uncertain Semantic Connection (Sph)
Nuguria Kano/kano Swamp taro Uncertain Semantic Connection (Dvl)
Nukumanu Kano/uto Spongy kernel of sprouting coconut (Fbg)
Nukuoro Gano Flesh of, meat of (Crl)
Nukuoro Gano/ango Yellow (Crl)
Nukuoro Gano/niho Gums (of mouth) (Crl)
Pukapuka Kano That which is regarded as the real or essential part of something (e.g. kano toki, head of an axe, kano moana, deep, dark ocean) (???); inside, centre, core of something (Sby)
Pukapuka Kano Lovely, pretty Uncertain Semantic Connection (Bge)
Pukapuka Kano/kano Anus Problematic (Bge)
Rennellese Kano (+ qual.) Kernel, as of a nut; flesh, as of a coconut, fish or bivalve; genitalia, labia (Ebt)
Sikaiana Kano Inner part, of a tree, for example the fleshy part or inside of a solid substance (Sps)
Takuu Kano/kano Giant Taro (Cyrtosperma chamissonis) Uncertain Semantic Connection (Mle)
Tongan Kano Flesh or substance (generally used when –`i is attached) (Cwd)
Tongan Kano/ʔi Flesh (or substance) of; absolute, utter, unmitigated (Cwd)
Tongan Cano The inmost substance of any thing, particularly kernels of fruit; also flesh (Mar)
West Futuna Kano Taste (n,vi). Body, soul [Aniwa Dialect] (Missionaries deliberately interchanged the meanings of ata and kano.) (Dty)
West Futuna Kano toki Lame (de hache) (Rve)
West Futuna (H)kano/uri Flesh [Aniwa Dialect] (Dty)
West Futuna Kan/tea Animal fat, white meat (Dty)

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