Protoform: MATINI [XW] A type of offering

Description: A type of offering
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to XW: West Polynesia (TON,NIU,EUV,EFU,SAM,TOK,TUV,NFO)

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Matini (obs.) Bouquet de cocos, de bananes, arrachés de leur tronc pour des cérémonies paiennes (Mfr)
East Uvea Masini Offrande de kava aux divinités d'autrefois (Rch)
Samoan Matini An offering of branches of certain trees, to induce *aitu* to pass over the place where they are hung without calling in. (Prt)
Tikopia Matini Flag, pennant; barkcloth streamer (?for *noa*, ritual streamer of barkcloth or leaf marker, as memorial decoration, temple offering, or taboo sign) Uncertain Semantic Connection (Fth)
Tongan Mesini Offrande du kava aux Dieux (Btn)

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