Protoform: PI-PIRI [EP] Name of a pair of stars, and a lunar month or season

Description: Name of a pair of stars, and a lunar month or season
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to EP: East Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *pili.1b 'close to, next to, joined'

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Pipiri December (Jmr)
Easter Island Pipiri-ma A group of stars (Métraux 1940). (Jmr)
Mangareva Pipiri June. Saison froide ou la végétation se repose; correspond au mois de join) (Rch). (Jnu)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Pipiri Name of a month in the traditional calendar (May-June) (Bck)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Pipiri A season of the year (Grn. 1985) (???)
New Zealand Maori Pipiri First month of year, June-July; twin stars (Wms)
Pukapuka Pipili-maa Name of two stars in Scorpio (Makemson 1941) (Jmr)
Rarotongan Pipiri Season September to November (Sve)
Rarotongan Pipiri/maa Star names: the inseparables, the double star in Scorpio (Sve)
Tahitian Pipiri February. A name given to two stars that appear nearly joining (Dvs). (Mkn)
Tahitian Pipiri maa Constellation des Gémeaux (Lmt)
Tuamotu Pipiri A month, October to January by different reckonings (Stn)
Tupuaki Pipini-ma A star (unidentified) (Aitken 1930) (Jmr)

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