Protoform: QAAWAGA.B [XW] Succubus, erotic dream; infatuation, obsession

Description: Succubus, erotic dream; infatuation, obsession
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to XW: West Polynesia (TON,NIU,EUV,EFU,SAM,TOK,TUV,NFO)

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna ʔAavaga Illness, often associated with a dream of a sexual nature and believed to have a spiritual rather than a physical cause. Symptoms may include irrational behaviour. Treatment includes massage with bad-smelling herbs inimical to spirits (Bgs)
East Uvea ʔAavanga Hystérie, convulsion hystériforme (Rch)
Niue Aavaga Wet dream, sexy, succubus (refers to traditional belief of sleeping males having sex with female spirit, as in dreams) Borrowed (Sph)
Niue Avanga Irregular liaison (from Samoan). Sexual connection (Tgr). Borrowed (McE)
Pukapuka Waka/aavanga The lover's act of copulating with his deceased beloved's body while it is laid out for the funeral wake (Bge)
Rennellese ʔAabanga Rotten, as the interior of a papaya Uncertain Semantic Connection (Ebt)
Tongan ʔAavanga Sickness caused (or believed to be caused) by a fa`ahikehe or tevolo. Be fascinated or infatuated by, or strongly attracted to a girl (or a boy) as if enchanted or bewitched Borrowed Problematic (Cwd)
Tongan ʔAavangaa To develop a terrible craze for, as if bewitched; to be infatuated Borrowed Problematic (Cwd)
Tongan ʔAavangaʔia To be sick with an `aavanga Borrowed Problematic (Cwd)

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