Protoform: TIO.2 [MP] Oyster sp

Description: Oyster sp
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian

*3 PEO *tiRo "k. mollusc, oyster" (Gty. 1990.75).
*4 POC *tiRom "oyster (Ostreidae, Isognomonidae)" (LPO IV:193).
*6 PMP *tiRem "oyster (Ostreidae)" (Dempwolff 1938, Blust 2002).
*8 Note. EUV wasio "oyster" not in (Hmn). There are shellfish called wasi and wasiok, but neither of them is an oyster... (Clk).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Tio Shellfish sp. (Yen)
Anuta Tio A type of largish fish, reaching perhaps five pounds or more Uncertain Semantic Connection (Fbg)
East Futuna Tio Rock oyster (Bgs)
East Uvea Sio Huitre (Haliotis emmae) (Rch)
Fijian Dio Oyster (Cpl)
Hawaiian Kio Shellfish species (Pki)
Mangareva Tio Nom d'une matière dure et de la forme de petites branches isolées de 6-7 cm se tenant debout au fond de la mer; elle produit une plaie envenimée. A kind of shellfish adhering to coral; very dangerous on account of the wounds it inflicts (Tgr). Problematic (Rch)
Marquesas Tio Espèce de petite huitre. Huitres épineuses; thorny oyster (Atl). (Dln)
Marquesas Ke/tio, ka/tiʔo Luette Uncertain Semantic Connection (Lch)
Marquesas Téyo A small kind of oyster (Crk)
New Zealand Maori Tio Oyster (Wms)
Nggela Tilo Mollusc sp. (Pelycypod), borer in ships and in Mangrove (Fox)
Niue Tio Oyster species (I) (???)
Pukapuka Tio Wart, lump, barnacle (Mta)
Rapa Tio Tahitian name for bivalve -- probably young pa`ua Problematic (Sks)
Rapa Tio/tio Oyster (Grn)
Rarotongan Tio Oyster (Sve)
Saʔa Iilo Mollusc (Ivs)
Samoan Tio Shellfish species (Prt)
Tahitian Tio Huitre (Lmt)
Tikopia Tio Grey Jobfish (Aprion virescens) Uncertain Semantic Connection (Fth)
Tokelau Tio Mollusc (Vermetus sp.); hard coral-like material or shell of the mollusc, found in brain coral.... (Sma)
Tongan Sio Rock oyster (Cwd)
Tuamotu Tio Small oyster variety (Stn)
Tuvalu Tio Univalve mollusc sp. (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Sio A kind of fish Uncertain Semantic Connection (Lch)
Waya Tio Rock oyster (Ply)
West Uvea Wa/sio/ Shellfish. Not an oyster Problematic (Hmn)

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