Protoform: TAAKELO [PN] Name of a month; a star name

Description: Name of a month; a star name
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Take(ʔ)o Cold Problematic (Wbr)
Hawaiian Kaaʔelo A star, perhaps Betelgeuse ; May or January (Mkn)
Marquesas Takeo June-July (Mkn)
Marquesas Takeʔo A star (unidentified) (Buck 1938b) (Jmr)
New Zealand Maori Taakero An unidentified star ; Mercury (Tgr)
Nukuoro Daagelo February (Crl)
Samoan Taʔelo January ; month in wet season (Ann)
Samoan Le Taʔelo The planet Mercury (Stair 1898) (Jmr)
Tahitian Taʔero The planet Mercury Henry 1907) (Jmr)
Tahitian Taaʔero Mercure (planète) (Aca)
Tongan Takelo Two stars in the northern sky, so named because of their ruddy colour (kelo) (Makemson 1941). (Jmr)
Tuamotu Takero Orion's Belt (Mkn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Takelo Evening star (Hvn)
Waya Taakelo Bent, curved, crooked Problematic (Ply)

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