Protoform: MELE.2 [NP] A star (Venus or Antares)

Description: A star (Venus or Antares)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian Mele/mele Star name: Melemele and Polapola were said to be twin stars, the former male and the latter female (Pki)
Kapingamarangi Mele/mele Antares and two adjacent stars (Lbr)
Mangareva Mere/mere A star (Buck 1938:333) (Rch)
Marquesas Meʔe Espece de constellation (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Mere/mere Venus as evening star (Wms)
Nukumanu Te Melemele Star group, Orion's Sword (Fbg)
Pukapuka Mele/mele The star Alpha Scorpionis (Antares) (Bge)
Rarotongan Mere The star Sirius (Sve)
Rarotongan Miru An evening star Phonologically Irregular (Bse)
Tahitian Mere The name of a star (= huitarava, three noted stars of Orion). Orion's Belt (Jmr). (Dvs)
Takuu Te Meremere A constellation: three stars forming a straight line within Orion (Mle)
Tokelau Melemele The star Antares in the constellation Scorpio (Sma)
Tuamotu Mere The name of a star; said to change color from red to yellow and white; ? Antares (Stn)
Tuvalu Mele/mele Star name. Planet: Venus (Jsn). (Rby)

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