Protoform: SEI.1A [CP] Flower worn as decoration

Description: Flower worn as decoration
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CP: Central Pacific

*1 Cf. PN *see.2 "flower, blossom"
*2 PCP *sei "flower, especially as an ornament" (LPO III:113)

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Tei Flower worn as ear-ornament; child (metaphorically) (Fbg)
Emae Sei Filtre d'amour (Rve)
Fijian Sei Flower of the pandanus (Cpl)
Ifira-Mele Sei Antenna of insect, crayfish Problematic (Clk)
New Zealand Maori Hei Ornament for the neck or ear; to tie or wear around the neck (Wms)
Niue Hei Floral decoration for bride; to place a flower in hair or behind ear (McE)
Rennellese Sei Ornament in the lobe of the ear (Ebt)
Samoan Sei Flower worn as ornament (behind the ear or in the hair) (Prt)
Tikopia Sei Flower, especially as ear decoration (Fth)
Tokelau Hei Ear or hair ornament of flower, leaf (Sma)
Vaeakau-Taumako Ei/lakau Flower (Ray)
Vaeakau-Taumako I/mea Red flower ; flower, blossom (Grn)
West Uvea Sei Fleur (Hmn)

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