Protoform: LELE.B [NP] Possess (of a spirit, possessing a human medium)

Description: Possess (of a spirit, possessing a human medium)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian

*1 cf. *le-lea 'speech of those possessed by spirits'.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
New Zealand Maori Rere Come upon one, as feelings, as fear, shame, etc. (Wms)
Nuguria Rere naa aitu Possessed (prophesying) (Dvl)
Tahitian Rere/atua The flying of a god, it was applied to a running meteor in the sky, and was thought to be a god coming down (Dvs)
Takuu Lle/a Possessed by a spirit... (Mle)
Tikopia Rere Traditional concept of entry into trance state; spirit held to "run" into medium, and so become manifest among men (Fth)

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