Protoform: TUPUQA.A [OC] Supernatural being, demon

Description: Supernatural being, demon
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic

*3 PEO *tubuqa 'spirit being (possibly guardian spirit)' (LPO VI:246).
*4 POC *tubuq-a(9) 'body, substance' (LPO V:80).
*41 POC *tubuqan 'supernatural being' (LPO VI:246).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Tupua Spirit. A spirit which was never a human being (Fbg). (Yen)
East Futuna Tupuʔa Stars marking months of year (Gzl)
Emae Tupua God (Cpl)
Fijian Tupua Spirit or ghost (Hocart 1915:631) (Cpl)
Hawaiian Kupua Supernatural being, being with magic powers (Pki)
Ifira-Mele Jipua A type of supernatural creature (not harmful) that may visit people in their sleep (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Dubua Jealousy, jealous Uncertain Semantic Connection (Lbr)
Luangiua Kipua Devil; giant (Smd)
Luangiua Kipua Spirit of the dead; devil (Hbn)
Mangareva Tupua Demon, monster (I); sage, chief. Principal, chef; savant, maître d'un art, instituteur; grand tortue; être très gros, large, épais (se dit des hommes et des choses) (Rch). (Jnu)
Marquesas Tupua Wizard (???)
Marquesas Tubúa An image (Crk)
Marquesas ʔEnana/ʔenata tupu/tupua Prestidigitateur (Chf)
Moriori Tchupuu Monster, object of dread (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Tupua Goblin, demon, one versed in magic (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Tipua Goblin, demon, one versed in magic (Wms)
Nguna Na/tupua/ Spirit (Stz)
Niue Tupua Giant, legendary creature, monster, ogre; ancient god; idol; cactus plant (Sph)
Nukumanu Tipua Spirit (Fbg)
Nukumanu Tipua Demon (Trt)
Nukuoro Dubua Person of extraordinary ability (Crl)
Penrhyn Tupu/tupua/ Ghost, spirit (Sta)
Pukapuka Tupua A demon, ogre ; creature, monster (Mta)
Rarotongan Tupua(a) Goblin, monster, demon (Bse)
Rennellese -Tupuʔa Element occurring in names of two gods (Ebt)
Rotuman Tupuʔa Image, stature, idol, doll; star or constellation (especially as a point for steering by; point of the compass Problematic (Cwd)
Samoan Tupua Idol , image (Prt)
Sikaiana Tupua A supernatural spirit. Unlike aitu, tupua are not dead humans who have become supernatural, but have always been supernatural beings. They are often associated with specific place names either ashore or along the reef. They assisted aitu mate in their endeavors. (Dnr)
Tahitian Tupua A charmer, one that could defend himself against the arts of a sorcerer (Dvs)
Takuu Tipua Category of visible spirit having no personal name, inhabiting the area east of the houses on Nukutoa Island (Mle)
Tikopia Tupua Spirit (Fth)
Tokelau Tupua Idol; guardian spirit (Sma)
Tongan Tupuʔa Ancient, venerable (Cwd)
Tuamotu Tupuua Supernatural being (Stn)
Tuvalu Tupua God; pre-christian wooden gods (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako A/tupua Spirit (Ray)
Vaeakau-Taumako Tupua Creator (Hvn)
West Futuna Tupua Image, idol, sign (Dty)

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