Protoform: TAAULA-QATUA [PN] Priest, medium, shaman (Clk) (Rby): *taaula(-qatua)

Description: Priest, medium, shaman (Clk) (Rby): *taaula(-qatua)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*0 << PN *qatua "deity"
*8 Note. Long diphthong attested directly only to PNP level, but 1) it is questionable whether long/short diphthong contrast exists in TO but 2) the failure of TON taula to be toula suggests an earlier long *a.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea Taulaa ʔatua Pretre paien ou pretresse (Rch)
Hawaiian Kaaula Prophet, seer (Pki)
Luangiua Koula/iku Medium, by means of whom the *kipua* [spirits] are able to speak to the living directly Phonologically Irregular (Hbn)
Mangareva Taura Pretre du culte polynésien; expert. The priest of an idol (Tgr). (Rch)
Mangareva Toʔura Pretre qui dépend d'un autre dans la jurisdiction Phonologically Irregular (Rch)
Marquesas Tawa Inspired men (Crk)
Marquesas Tauʔa Pretre, pretresse, medecin. Prêtre de l'ancien temps (Lch). (Dln)
Marquesas Ea Dow ah A prophet or priest (Rbs)
New Zealand Maori Taaura Priest who accompanies army (Wms)
Niue Taula/atua Witch doctor, shaman. Shaman or priest of heathen times (McE). (Sph)
Penrhyn Taura Priest ; ritual specialist, medium, healer (Bck)
Pukapuka Taula/atua Person who can perform miracles of foresee the future (Mta)
Rapa Taura Atua God (Grn)
Rarotongan Taura/-atua Sorcerer, priest of the ancient gods (Sve)
Rennellese Tauga A medium, one possessed, a prophet (Ebt)
Rennellese Taauga ʔatua Medium possessed by a district god (Ebt)
Samoan Taula Priest (only with reference to the old religion) (Prt)
Samoan Taula/a/aitu Spirit medium; one who treats illnesses with supernatural origins Phonologically Irregular (McP)
Tahitian Taura A pretended prophet, or some one inspired by some god or goddess (Dvs)
Tikopia Taura/atua Traditional spirit medium of principal clan god (Fth)
Tokelau Taaula/ga Offering, giving (to a church) (Sma)
Tongan Taula Priest or priestess (Cwd)
Tuamotu Taaura Diviner, seer, prophet (Stn)
Tuvalu Faka/taaula/ Bodyguard (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Taula/itu Seer, prophet, shaman (Hvn)

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