Protoform: MAHOI [TA] Supernatural being

Description: Supernatural being
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to TA: Tahitic

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Mangareva ʔOi Ancêtre des Gambiers Problematic (Rch)
Marquesas Hoi/hoi Monstre, contre nature; monstrueux, difforme Problematic (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Tini o te /mahoi/hoi Certain forest-dwelling creatures, apparently mythical, of the distant past (Best 1982:55) (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Te mahoi A weird being said to have dwelt underground...who appeared in human form and was a master of black magic (Best 1982:55) (Wms)
Tahitian Mahoi The essence, or soul of a god (Dvs)
Tuamotu Mahoi Ghost, apparition of the dead; the mind. Freely, the spirit, the soul (Stn)

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