Protoform: UMELE [NP] Kind of song or chant

Description: Kind of song or chant
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea ʔUmele Tousser d'une manière offensive Uncertain Semantic Connection (Rch)
Hawaiian Mele Sing song, chant Problematic (Pki)
Mangareva Umere Marcher en foule; accompagner (se dit de plusieurs personnes accompagnant un noble). Train, retinue of followers; to walk in a crowd of others (Tgr). (Rch)
Moriori Umere Shout (n) (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Umere Sing or chant to keep time in any united effort; shout in wonder, satisfaction, etc.; shout, applause (Wms)
Pukapuka Ume/umele Wondering in amazement (old word) Uncertain Semantic Connection (Sby)
Rarotongan Uumere Wonder, be amazed Uncertain Semantic Connection (Bse)
Rennellese Umege Traditional and usually meaningless chorus (Ebt)
Sikaiana Sua/mele Type of men's song with actions... (Dnr)
Tahitian Umere Saying of praise in behalf of a place or of a party; to wonder, admire; to vaunt over a thing (Dvs)
Tahitian ʔUmere Louange; louanger Phonologically Irregular (Lmt)
Takuu Sua/mere A type of dance (Hwd)
Tuamotu Umere Applaud vociferously, shout in wonder, astonishment (Stn)

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