Protoform: LOHOLOHO [PN] Spadix of coconut palm; the many-branched stem on which the nuts form; spathe or sheath that encloses the spadix. *lo(h,s)olo(h,s)o

Description: Spadix of coconut palm; the many-branched stem on which the nuts form; spathe or sheath that encloses the spadix. *lo(h,s)olo(h,s)o
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*8 Note: Is PPN *h reflected in TAH and Raroia forms, or was there another etymon *los(h,s)el
*8 Note: There is, in Rarotonga, confusion, probably due to real dialect differences, regarding taume q.v. and rooroo and spathe and spadix.o(h,s)e, cf. TIK, or should we reconstruct *lohelohe instead of *loholoho?

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Aitutaki Rooroo The spadix of coconut palm (Bse)
East Futuna Looloo Spathe of coconut palm (Mfr)
East Uvea Loholoho Grappe des cocos sans ses fruits Borrowed (Rch)
Emae Rosoroso Coconut sheath Phonologically Irregular (Cpl)
Fijian Locoloco Alipinia sp Uncertain Semantic Connection (Cpl)
Kapingamarangi Kau/roro/ Flower stem of coconut Problematic (Dsn)
Mangareva Rooro(o) Enveloppe ou berceau dans lequel se trouvent la fleur et le régime des jeunes cocos; grappe sèche du cocotier; crâne, toute la partie creuse de la tête; cerveau (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Roro Flower stalk of coconut (Bck)
Marquesas ʔOoʔoo Spathe of coconut palm (Mtu)
Marquesas ʔOʔo, koko. ʔO(o)ʔo(o), ko(o)ko(o) (Atl). Enveloppe du régime de cocotier. Spathe des fleurs de cocotier; sheath of coconut blossoms (Atl). (Dln)
Mota Roiroi Bud of coconut palm Problematic (Cdn)
Niue Loholoho Stalk on which the coconut grows (Sph)
Nuguria Kau/rooroo Flower cluster of coconut palm (Dvl)
Penrhyn Rooroo Dry flower stems of the coconut (Bck)
Pukapuka Kau/loaloa Flower stem of coconut Phonologically Irregular (Bge)
Rarotongan Rooroo Unopened sheath of the coconut palm which contains the flowering and fruiting elements; the spathe of coconut palm ; the sheath enclosing the spadix of coconut palm (Sve)
Rarotongan Rooroo The spadix in AIT, ATI, MIA Problematic (Bse)
Rennellese Gosogoso Bunch or cluster, as of coconuts (Ebt)
Samoan Losoloso Spadix of coconut palm (Prt)
Tahitian Roeroe Spathe, gaine pointu des fleurs de cocotier Phonologically Irregular (Lmt)
Takuu Kaua/roro, kauo/roro Mature stalk of coconut (Mle)
Tikopia Roro Bud or shoot of coconut near flower-bract (also roserose) (Fth)
Tikopia Roserose Bract of coconut from which nuts hang Phonologically Irregular (Fth)
Tokelau Looloo Stem on which coconuts hang (Sma)
Tongan Loholoho Branching stem on which coconuts are borne (Cwd)
Tuamotu Roherohe Spathe of coconut (Raroia) Phonologically Irregular (Dsn)
Tuvalu Looloo Bunch of green coconuts (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Lolo Bunch [e.g. of coconut, breadfruit] (Hvn)
West Futuna Roro Pédoncle noix (Rve)
West Uvea Kau/looloo Pédoncle des grappes de cocos (Hmn)

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