Protoform: WII.B [PN] Sour, fermented

Description: Sour, fermented
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. EP *qii.2 'ferment, rot'

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Vii Sour or bitter (as *ma* or beer) (Fbg)
Fijian Wiwi Sour, acid (Cpl)
Kapingamarangi Wii Sour, overripe (Lbr)
Luangiua Vii Rotten, sour (Smd)
Niue Vivii Intensive used with kona (bitter). (Teeth) on edge; irritated, acrid (Sph). (McE)
Nuguria Vii Bad taste (of kareve, soup or any liquid going bad; also taro) (Dvl)
Nukuoro Vii Fermented, spoiled of food left too long (Crl)
Pukapuka Vii To curdle, sour (of coconut cream or milk). Stale (Mta). (Bge)
Rennellese Bii Tart, acid, sour (Ebt)
Samoan Vii/vii Stink greatly (Prt)
Sikaiana Vii Sour, as of a lemon (Dnr)
Takuu Vii (of coconut toddy) Fermented; (of water) stagnant and bad-smelling (Mle)
Tikopia Vii Sour, acid, as lemon juice (Fth)
Tokelau Vii Fermented (Sma)
Tongan Vivi Die; in compounds base, low-born, vulgar Problematic (Cwd)
Tuvalu Vii Fermented (of food); sour; stage in fermentation of kaleve [toddy] when it has not yet reached the drinkable kamagii stage (Rby)

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