Protoform: TAUMAFA [PN] Ceremonial food; offering to the gods

Description: Ceremonial food; offering to the gods
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Taumafa Remerciement, action de grace (Gzl)
East Uvea Taumafa To eat and drink (when speaking of the king, Christ) (Rch)
Hawaiian Kaumaha Offering, sacrifice (Pki)
Hawaiian Kaumaha/ʔai Food offering to gods (Pki)
Kapingamarangi Daumaha Church, to worship (e.g. God) (Lbr)
Mangareva Touu/maa Offrir à Dieu les prémices des fruits Problematic (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Taimaha Food Phonologically Irregular (Bck)
Moriori Taumaha Perform ritual (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Taumaha Spell recited when food offered to gods (Wms)
Niue Taumafa Eat, have a meal (traditionally honorific term). To eat (used only in respectful language, as when addressing important visitors) (McE). (Sph)
Nuguria Taumaha-tia Curse, scold, swear Uncertain Semantic Connection (Dvl)
Nukuoro Daumaha Religion, church service (Crl)
Nukuoro Taamaha, taumaha A sacrificial feast (Crn)
Penrhyn Taumaha Curse (Sta)
Pukapuka Taumaya To eat Problematic (Bge)
Rarotongan Taumaʔa Call down a curse on somebody; charge, accuse (verbally); a curse, accusation (Bse)
Rennellese Taumaha Dedicate food or hail the gods or ancestors (Ebt)
Rotuman Taumafa Present or offering to a chief Problematic (Cwd)
Samoan Taaumafa Eat (polite) (Prt)
Tahitian Taumaha A portion of food offered to the gods, or spirits of the dead (Dvs)
Takuu Taumaha Ward off sickness; cluster of five dry coconuts used as part of preventative measures against injury or sickness (Mle)
Tikopia Taumafa Portion of food allotted to a person in a distribution (Fth)
Tongan Taumafa Food; drink, smoke (regal) (Cwd)
Tuamotu Taumaaha Food (obs.) (Stn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Taumafa A sacrifice, to make an offering (Ray)
Vaeakau-Taumako Taumaha-ina Be respectful; respect, honour, praise, worship (Hvn)
West Futuna Taumafa Offering (Dty)
West Uvea Taumaa Sacrifice; don coutumier [Muli Dialect] (Hmn)

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