Protoform: TAPU [OC] Prohibited, under ritual restriction, taboo

Description: Prohibited, under ritual restriction, taboo
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic

*4 POC *tampu "sacred, forbidden" (Ltk. 1985).
*41 PCEMP *tambu "forbidden, taboo" (ACD).
*6 PEMP *tabus (Bst. 1978).
*7 PBN *tagu "sacred" (Lvy. 1979).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Tapu Sacred, holy, forbidden (Fbg)
Bugotu Tabu Sacred, forbidden, holu (Ivs)
East Futuna Tapu Saint, sacre; defendu, illicite, interdit (Gzl)
East Uvea Tapu Prohibited (Rch)
Easter Island Tapu Holy, sacred, forbidden (Fts)
Emae Tapu Forbidden (Cpl)
Fijian Tabu Forbidden, prohibited, implying a religious sanction (Cpl)
Hawaiian Kapu Taboo, prohibition, sacred, holy, consecrated (Pki)
Ifira-Mele Tapu Forbidden, sacred, taboo (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Dabu Sacred, restricted, taboo (Lbr)
Luangiua Kapu Sacred (Smd)
Mangareva Tapu Prohibited. Saint, sacré; interdit. (Rch)
Marquesas Tapu Sacre, defendu, interdit (Dln)
Marquesas E, Ta boo Law (Rbs)
Marquesas Tábbu A restriction; restricted or rendered sacred; to restrict (Crk)
Moriori Tapu, tchap Sacred . Holiness (Bke)
New Zealand Maori Tapu Be under ritual restriction, prohibited (Bgs)
Nggela Tambu Forbidden (Fox)
Nguna Tapu Prohibited (Stz)
Niuafoʔou Tapu Taboo. Sacred (Tmo). (Dye)
Niue Tapu Sacred, prohibited. forbidden; holy (Sph)
Nuguria Haka/tapu Engaged, betrothed (Dvl)
Nuguria Tapu Holy (mysterious), sacred; forbidden (Dvl)
Nukumanu Tapu (pl. ttapu) Holy, sacred (Trt)
Nukumanu Haka/tapu (pl. hakattapu) (pass. hakatapu ria) Bless (Trt)
Nukuoro Dabu Forbidden, awesome (Crl)
Penrhyn Tapu Forbidden; sacred, prohibited (Sta)
Pukapuka Tapu A gift to a god; gift to bride or groom at wedding feast (Bge)
Rarotongan Tapu Formal ceremonial or religious interdiction (Sve)
Rennellese Tapu Taboo, forbidden, sacred, restricted (Ebt)
Rotuman Fapu/i Marked by a taboo sign (Cwd)
Samoan Tapu Be forbidden (Prt)
Sikaiana Tapu Forbidden; socially or ritually prohibited; sacred (Christian) (Dnr)
Tahitian Tapu A restriction; the word is obsolete in Tahiti, though much used in some islands; sacred, devoted, but this sense is nearly obsolete in Tahitian, although retained in other dialects... (Dvs)
Tahitian Tapu Interdit (Lmt)
Takuu Tapu Forbidden, prohibited, sacred (Mle)
Tikopia Tapu Forbidden, taboo, sacred; sacredness (Fth)
Tokelau Tapu Forbidden; placed under taboo (Sma)
Tongan Taboo Forbidden, illicit; also sacred, consecrated, under a prohibition, any thing forbidden to be eaten or touched (Mar)
Tongan Tapu Forbidden, prohibited, unlawful (Cwd)
Tuamotu Tapu Formal ceremonial religious restrictions (Stn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Tapu Holy, forbidden ; sacred, taboo (Ray)
Vaeakau-Taumako Tapu/a Forbid, make sacred (Hvn)
Waya Tapu Forbidden, prohibited (Ply)
West Futuna Tapu Forbidden, sacred, holy; prohibition (Dty)
West Futuna Tapu/ia Poser un tabou (Rve)
West Uvea Tapu-lia Interdit, tabou; interdire, défendre (Hmn)
West Uvea Kai/tapu Etre malheureux, être maudit (Hmn)

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