Protoform: LELEFUA.* [SO] Moth, butterfly

Description: Moth, butterfly
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to SO: Samoic-Outlier Polynesian

*0 << PN *pulele-fua
*1 Cf. TO *lefio

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian Lehua Flower of the `oohi`a tree Problematic (Pki)
Ifira-Mele Refue A kind of moth (Clk)
Niue Lefua Chief (wife's term for husband in respectful language) Problematic (Sph)
Samoan Lelefua Moth (Prt)
Tikopia Rerefua, ?rerefue Anglerfish (Antennaridae), with filament hanging down above mouth and used in attracting prey (Fth)
Tikopia Rerefue Large moth sp (Fth)
Tokelau Lelefua Moth (Sma)
Vaeakau-Taumako Lelehua A kind of moth (Hvn)
West Futuna Sa/rafue/ Butterfly, moth (Dty)

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