Protoform: OLI.3 [NP] A type of chant or formal speech: *(oli)oli

Description: A type of chant or formal speech: *(oli)oli
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian Oli(oli) A chant that was not danced to (Pki)
Kapingamarangi Olioli To sorcerize; ancient chant (Lbr)
Kapingamarangi Oli To entice, to talk one into; persuade, cajole (Lbr)
Luangiua Olioli Song type, men in circle, women and girls at back, strike bamboo on ground and sing (Smd)
New Zealand Maori Oriori Dandle, lull to sleep; chant a lullaby; a type of chant or song (Wms)
Niue Oli/oli To rejoice, to be moved Uncertain Semantic Connection (Sph)
Nukuoro Olioli To put an infant to sleep by singing a lullaby (Crl)
Rennellese Ogiogi Words of worship; to worship, comfort (a child) (Ebt)
Rennellese Ogi To speak ceremonially and humbly...; to beseech, beg for mercy, perform humble acts (Ebt)
Sikaiana Olioli A type of song with a distinctive tune style... (Dnr)
Sikaiana Oli A traditional form of prayer to the spirits (aitu, tupua) (Dnr)
Sikaiana Oli/tana A prayer type which was sung to control the weather (Dnr)
Takuu Oriori Song type.... (Mle)
Tikopia Oriori Recite formula of thanks by abasement...; a funeral dance song (Fth)
Tongan Oli Amusing Uncertain Semantic Connection (Cwd)
Tuamotu Ori Revive by incantation (Stn)
Tuvalu Olioli Prayers said on shore for the success of fishermen (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Oli-a To thank (Hvn)

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