Protoform: MIO.1B [EC] Whirlpool

Description: Whirlpool
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to EC: Ellicean

*1 Cf. PN *qamio "variable (of direction of motion), *miro "twist (by hand), as in twining thread, wringing out".

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian Mio To move swiftly, as a stream of water; current Problematic (Pki)
Luangiua Mio Whirlpool (Smd)
Rennellese Mio Leak, trickle, spurt, drip Uncertain Semantic Connection (Ebt)
Samoan Mi/mio Be confused, as a current at sea (Prt)
Sikaiana Mio/mio Whirlpool (Dnr)
Takuu M/mio Whirlpool, water spiralling behind a ship's propellor, eddies, wake (Mle)
Tuvalu Mio/mio Whirlpool (Rby)

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