Protoform: SUMU.3 [PN] Name of a celestial object

Description: Name of a celestial object
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Sumu Tache noire dans la Voie Lactée. The Coal-Sack (Jmr) (Mfr)
Hawaiian Humu The star Altair, in Aquila, said to have been used for navigation from Hawai'i to Tahiti (Pki)
Kapingamarangi Ti-humu-te, Ti-humu-mhe A star: Hadar (Beta Centauri) (Emory 1965) (Jmr)
Kapingamarangi Ti-humu-uri A star: Rigil Kentaurus (Alpha Centauri) (Emory 1965) (Jmr)
Mangareva Umu Nom d'une étoile qui rayonnait sur la tête des personnes au moment ou l'on préparait ce four (Rch)
Samoan Sumu The Southern Cross (Akerblom 1968). A cluster of stars -- the sumu (fish) and toloa (duck) were taken up to heaven and became signs (Prt). (Jmr)
Takuu Simu Two four-star constellations in the southern sky considered as islands rather than stars, said to resemble a triggerfish... (Mle)
Tongan Humu A dark patch of nebulosity near the Southern Cross (Makemson 1941), presumably the Coal-Sack. (Jmr)
Tuamotu Humu-iti, Humu-nui Constellations (Makemson 1941) (Jmr)

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