Protoform: SEWA.B [EP] Mourning practices or ceremonies

Description: Mourning practices or ceremonies
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to EP: East Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Heva A form of deranged behaviour following on the death of a relative (Fts)
Mangareva ʔAka/eva Se peindre le visage et le corps (Rch)
Marquesas Heva Danse nue, très indécente. Pleurer, lament for (Ua Pou) (Atl). Deuil, mourning [Northwest Marquesan Dialect] (Atl). (Dln)
Marquesas Haka/heva Danser toute nue, danse où les femmes sont tontes nues (Dln)
Marquesas Hekka-áiva To go naked (Crk)
New Zealand Maori Hewa Bald (strictly having the top of the head bald) Uncertain Semantic Connection (Wms)
Penrhyn Seva Kind of chant; to weep, bark, cry. Wailing and blood-drawing (Bck). (Sta)
Raʔivavae Heva To weep, lament, wail;to mourn; to howl (of dogs); a dirge, death-chant (Stn)
Rarotongan ʔEva Lamentation, mourning (Mka)
Tahitian Heva Habit de deuil, être en deuil (Lmt)
Tuamotu Heva Formal lamentation; dirge or elegy for the dead (Stn)

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