Protoform: PALOLO.A [CP] Balolo worm; season or month when the worm appears

Description: Balolo worm; season or month when the worm appears
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CP: Central Pacific

*2 PCP *balolo (1) "Leodis viridis, palolo worm", (2) "name of the months when this worm rises" (LPO IV:212).
*3 PEO *mpalolo "balolo worm" (Bgs. 1965).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Palolo Something that turns the sea red and smells bad (Bgs)
East Uvea Palolo (Palolo viridis) (Rch)
Emae Paroro Edible sea worm (Cpl)
Fijian Balolo Balolo worm (Cpl)
Ifira-Mele Paroro Red or green marine micro-organism with bad smell that affects the sea from time to time (Clk)
Mangaia Paroro The month of June to July, when the weather is verydry (Sta)
Mangareva Pororo Eighth month (Laval, Dictionnaire de 1908). Epoque qui correspond au mois de juillet; rafales, vents impétueux auprès des montagnes (Rch)
Niue Palolo Balolo sea-worm (not known to occur in Niue, but known from Samoa). A variety of flying-fish (McE). (Sph)
Penrhyn Paroro 1st and 2nd month in the pre-Christian calendar (Sta)
Rarotongan Paroro Small fish sp (Bse)
Rarotongan Paroro The cold months of a year (Sve)
Rennellese Palolo Small, whitish, edible crab on land and sea Problematic (Ebt)
Rotuman Paroro A kind of sea-worm Problematic (Cwd)
Samoan Palolo Balolo worm (Prt)
Samoan Vaai/palolo Wet season, beginning September-October (Prt)
Tahitian Paroro Balolo worm. ?? Problematic (???)
Tongan Palolo Balolo worm (Cwd)
Vaeakau-Taumako Palolo Small, grey seabird with long beak, walking in groups on the beach Problematic (Hvn)
Waya Balolo Sea annelid (Eunice sp.); balolo worm (Ply)

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