Protoform: KOO-PIRO [CE] Rotten, stinking; immature (of fruit)

Description: Rotten, stinking; immature (of fruit)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CE: Central-Eastern Polynesian

*0 << PN *pilo.a

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Koopiro To ferment, to start rotting (Fts)
Hawaiian ʔOopilo(pilo) Bad-smelling, as stagnant water; a marshy odor; halitosis (Pki)
Marquesas Koopiʔo, ʔoopiʔo. ʔOpio (MQS), kopio (MQN) (Lch). Immature (of bananas, bamboo); abortif. Non mûr, trop tendre (Lch). (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Koopiro Steeped in water to ferment, as maize Intestines (Bgs)
Rarotongan Koopiro Coconut at an early stage of its development (Bse)
Tahitian Opiro/piro Offensive in smell (Dvs)

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