Protoform: TAFU.B [EP] Perform ritual, sorcery

Description: Perform ritual, sorcery
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to EP: East Polynesian

*1 Cf. TA *tafuga.1

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Tahu-tahu Magic, witchcraft, sorcery; sorcerer, witch (Wbr)
Hawaiian Kahu Honored attendant, guardian, nurse, keeper of 'unihipili bones... (Pki)
Hawaiian Kahu/kahu To offer food and prayers to a god, or to the spirit of a deified person (Pki)
Marquesas Tahu Dieu de libertins; avorton (Dln)
Marquesas Tahu/tahu PrĂȘtre, sorcier; sorcerer (Chf)
New Zealand Maori Tahu Perform certain rites involving the use of fire; ?sacred rites; attract, tempt (Wms)
Tahitian Tahu To use certain ceremonies of sorcery or conjuration; to act as a sorcerer (Dvs)
Tahitian Tahu/tahu A sorcerer, or conjuror (Dvs)
Tuamotu Taahu To perform certain rites involving the use of fire; to cause the wind to blow by means of sacred rites... (Stn)
Tuamotu Taahu/taahu A sorceror, a conjurer of spirits, gods, demons... (Stn)

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