Protoform: NAMU.1A [PN] Odour, flavour; to smell

Description: Odour, flavour; to smell
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. NO *manu.2
*4 POC *ña-ñami 'be tasty, taste good', *ñami- 'taste something' (LPO V:510).
*6 PAN *ñamñam 'tasty, delicious(?)' (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Namu Bad smell, stink (Yen)
Anuta Na/namu To have an unpleasant odour, to stink; sour, pungent or other disagreeable odour, such as the smell of *ma*, or rotten fish (Fbg)
East Futuna Namu/kuu Bad odour, flavour (Bgs)
East Uvea Namu Odour (Rch)
East Uvea Namu-kuu Bad smell (Rch)
Emae Namu Namu/atea. :Fishy-smelling (Cpl)
Emae Namu Namu/namusauga. :A bit smelly (Cpl)
Ifira-Mele N/namu/ Have a smell, smell (Clk)
Kapingamarangi L/lamu To smell of Phonologically Irregular (Lbr)
Marquesas Namu- Odour. Mauvaise odeur (Lch). (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Namu ? Vagina, cunt (Wms)
Niuafoʔou Na/namu To smell (of something) (Gry)
Niuafoʔou Naamu/ʔi To smell (perceive smell) (Gry)
Niue Namu Smell (n) (Sph)
Nukuoro Namu A scent, a smell (Crn)
Nukuoro Namo-tenua Fragrant (Crn)
Pukapuka Namu To be odorous (Bge)
Rarotongan Namu/namu Musty (of smells) (Bse)
Rennellese Namu Smell (Ebt)
Samoan Naamu Smell n.; to smell of (Prt)
Samoan Na/namu/ Fragrance (Prt)
Tahitian Nami/nami Having an ill scent Phonologically Irregular (Dvs)
Tahitian Namu/rea Fragrant, savoury, as food (Dvs)
Tikopia Namu Odour, smell (used of strong or unpleasant smells) (Fth)
Tongan Namu Odour (Cwd)
Tongan Namoo. Na/namoo. Odour (either good or bad). To smell, aromatic. (Mar)
Tuamotu Namu/namu Having odour (Stn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Namu-ia Smell (n,v) (Hvn)
West Futuna Faka/na/namu-i To season; to eat good food with poor to give it a taste (Cpl)
West Futuna Namu/ia To smell something (Dty)
West Futuna (H)namu To smell, to give off an odor; to stink (Dty)

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