firefly, lightning bug

Semantic Field
flora-fauna
Part of Speech
Meaning Spanish
lampírido, luciérnaga (Peru), añañahui (Peru), cocuyo (attributed Taino origin)
Meaning Portuguese
vagalume

Languages

Language Linnean Name Orthographic Form Phonemicized Form Gloss as in Source Etymology Code Proto-Form Proto-Language Loan Source Etymology Notes Wanderwort Status Etyma Set Range of Term Word Structure Word Structure Notes Classifier Classifier Notes Hypernym Source Association with Social Categories Ritual/Mythologically Significant Ritual Notes Food Source Food Notes Medicinal Medicinal Notes How Collected Who Collects How Prepared Psychotropic Psychotropic Notes Traded Trade Notes Distribution Habitat Dangerous Ethnobiology Notes Species Notes General Notes Created By
Baniwa fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae tóoke, aawítti tóoke, aawít̪i inheritance? - WW Central North Arawak %tjuke Attested Baniwa and Yavitero. Also aawít̪i uncoded See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 no Ana Paula B., Aimee Lawrence
Cubeo fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae ñaparocʉ, utuve ɲapalokʉ, utuvɛ unique Also utuvɛ uncoded See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 no Amanda Meeks
Dâw fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae xuúy xǔj doubtful loan into protolanguage - WW %kukuj underived See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 no Ana Paula B., Pattie Epps
Eñepa fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae ompëkë, yompi (MM) ompǝkǝ, jompi (MM) unknown Also jompi See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 no Melody Ann Ross
Hup fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae huhǔy, kedo huhǔj, kedo doubtful loan into protolanguage - WW; loan %kukuj;Tukano kero Tukano kero reduplicated See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 no Pattie Epps
Kakua fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae dʉ-wa dɨ̀p-~wa unknown no info See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 no Katherine Bolaños
Nheengatu fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae kuisí (Mello 2003), gagaluna kuisí (Mello 2003), gagaluna loan - WW Portuguese %kukuj; Portuguese Also: kuisí (Mello 2003) underived See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 no John Blaha, Lauren Franklin
Pemon fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae mateu (coleóptero nocturno con los ojos muy brillantes que suele venir al fuego, donde se precipita) (A1981) mateu (A1981) unknown Compare mateu (coleóptero nocturno con los ojos muy brillantes que suele venir al fuego, donde se precipita) (A1981) See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 no Melody Ann Ross, Karina Baeza
Sikuani fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae kúde kúde loan - WW %kute, via Piapoco missing See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 no Amanda Meeks
Tukano fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae keró keró doubtful loan (into protolg?) - WW East Tukanoan, Branch II %kute uncoded See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 no Ana Paula, Amanda Novak, Aimee Lawrence
Kotiria fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae quedu (Waltz) kedu (Waltz) doubtful loan (into protolg?) - WW East Tukanoan, Branch II %kute uncoded See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 no Amanda Meeks
Yanomami fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae prima ãhu pɾima ãhu unknown ãhu = CLF also associated with a certain glowing worm underived N+CLF ãhu = CLF also associated with a certain glowing worm (Ramirez 94) See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 no Kelsey Neely
Yukuna fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae kute 'lucienarga mediana', pujiyú, puyajnechí 'lucienarga pequeña' kute 'lucienarga mediana', puhijú, pujahnetʃí 'lucienarga pequeña' inheritance? - WW Central North Arawak, Rio Negro Branch Attested Yucuna and Piapoco. Also puhijú, pujahnetʃí 'lucienarga pequeña' Narrower (large lightning bug) uncoded See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 no Ana Paula B., Aimee L., PLE
Yuhup fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae huhûj huhûj inheritance reduplicated See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 no Ana Paula B., Pattie Epps
Achagua fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae kúudi kúudi inheritance? - WW See Language page Ana Paula B., Aimee Lawrence, PLE
Piapoco fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae cúude kú:de See Language page Ana Paula B., PLE
Kabiyari fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae kúute kúute See Language page Ana Paula B., Aimee Lawrence, PLE
Yavitero fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae túke, kukúwi túke, kukúwi See Language page Ana Paula B., PLE
Wayuu fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae kenaa See Language page Refers to the 'cocuyo'. PLE
Paresi fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae ˈmiro ˈmidju inheritance? - WW %tjuke See Language page Ana Paula B., PLE
Trinitario fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae ʔriɣnʸo See Language page PLE
Waurá fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae wiitʸuku wiitʸuku inheritance? - WW %tjuke See Language page Joyce McCormick, PLE
Cha'palaa fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae mu'luku See Language page PLE
Bora fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae námoóca námoókʰa inheritance See Language page Leslie Smith, Sarah Kuntz, Aimee Lawrence, PLE
Muinane fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae méécɨrɨgai (W97) méékɨrɨgai See Language page Leslie Smith, Sarah Kuntz, Aimee Lawrence, PLE
Wayana fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae kui-kui kui-kui See Language page PLE
Barí fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae bāādukdū See Language page PLE
Northern Emberá fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae kukúyo kukúyo [loan Spanish?] See Language page Jonathan Quintanilla, PLE
Epena fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae kʰã'kʰãi See Language page PLE
Cofán fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae tumbamba tumbamba See Language page phonemic transcriptions are ESTIMATIONS Daniel Valle, Aimee Lawrence
Taushiro fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae a´chivi´hi´ aʔʃiwiʔhiʔ See Language page Daniel Valle
Páez fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae echtsẽy See Language page Daniel Valle
Pumé fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae apɛčẽčẽrẽ See Language page Paulina Franco, PLE
Puinave fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae kŭi kŭi loan - WW %kukuj See Language page Daniel Valle, Zach Burnett
Ashuar fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae misáp, yasáp misap, jayap See Language page Daniel Valle
Huambisa fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae yantsa jantsa See Language page Daniel Valle
Aguaruna fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae taigkák taignkák unknown See Language page Daniel Valle
Nadëb/Roçado dialect fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae huːj doubtful loan into protolanguage - WW %kukuj See Language page Ana Paula B., Pattie Epps
Nadëb/Rio Negro dialect fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae huːj See Language page Ana Paula B., Pattie Epps
Matses fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae tapi tapi unknown See Language page Daniel Valle, Becky Walker
Kakataibo fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae koki See Language page Also means 'flashlight'. *Panoan *koki; *koko[šs]i. PLE
Katukina fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae tapi See Language page PLE
Shipibo-Konibo fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae kõkiš; poitɨrɨ See Language page PLE
Yaminahua fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae tapi See Language page PLE
Chácobo fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae koki koki doubtful loan into protolanguage - WW %kukuj; Shell: *koki See Language page Joyce McCormick
Yagua fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae janu xanũ unknown cf. %kute See Language page Daniel Valle
Southern Pastaza Quechua fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae nina curu (nina=fire; curu = worm/snake) nina kuɾu See Language page Daniel Valle
Ingá fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae nina kuru nina kuru See Language page Daniel Valle
Napo Lowland Quichua fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae nina curu nina kuɾu See Language page Daniel Valle
Quechua Ayacuchano fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae pinchi-kuru (pinchi = 'bright') (CP94) pintʃi-kuru (pintʃi = 'bright' See Language page Daniel Valle, PLE
Piaroa fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae awéntih nɨehtukeh awéntih nɨehtukeh unknown cf. %tjuku See Language page Paulina Franco, Becky Walker
Carapana fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae cutupe kutupe See Language page Amanda Meeks
Tuyuka fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae gueeró gueeró See Language page D. Jagannathan, Paulina Franco, Ana Paula B.
Koreguaje fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae tucu tuku loan - WW %tjuku, via Arawak See Language page Daniel Valle
Wayampi fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae ayãpɨtɛʔa ajãpɨtɛʔa unique See Language page PLE
Aché fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae ãwã unique See Language page PLE
Chiriguano fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae čokopi loan - WW %tjuku, via Arawak? See Language page PLE
Paraguayan Guaraní fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae muã; ɨsoiⁿdɨ See Language page PLE
Sirionó fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae nɡã (P85) nɡã unique See Language page Joyce McCormick, Becky Walker
Ocaina fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae capiiyi kapiiji unknown See Language page Leslie Smith, Sarah Kuntz, Aimee Lawrence, PLE
Murui Witoto fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae ebiño, llacudu ɛbiɲo, dʒakudu (B83) unique, doubtful loan - WW %kute? cf. Quechua kuru See Language page Leslie Smith, Sarah Kuntz, PLE
Iquito fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae namiíti (Pyrophorus spp.); tiquíhuari namiíti (Pjrophorus spp.); tikíwari unknown See Language page Cjnthia Hansen
Wari fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae karatokwe (Sousa2009) karatokwe (Sousa2009) See Language page PLE
Araona fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae kʷiɲa-hola-hola-i; kʷiɲa-boze See Language page PLE
Ese Ejja/Huarayo fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae sokwai sokwai See Language page Joyce McCormick
Cavineña fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae omaha porari omaha porari See Language page Joyce McCormick, Becky Walker
Central Aymara fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae phichhinkilla, qupa (P04) phitʃhinkilla, qupa (P04) See Language page PLE
Cayuvava fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae naũɲũ See Language page PLE
Kwazá fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae kumĩcɛ kumĩcɛ See Language page Joyce McCormick
Mosetén-Chimané fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae [koyo'yoʔ] See Language page Joyce McCormick, PLE
Movima fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae ɗetaɗi ɗetaɗi See Language page Anissa Capuccino, Becky Walker
Kaingang fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae nèr-jẽnje nɛɾ-yẽnye See Language page PLE
Djeoromitxi fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae wiräwirä wirǝwirǝ See Language page PLE
Mocoví fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae so ɲiloʔ See Language page PLE
Pilagá fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae ʔwe'daʁai See Language page PLE
Toba fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae wačoʔo See Language page PLE
Lengua fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae tenakyak See Language page PLE
Sanapaná/Dialect Angaité fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae tinikamok See Language page PLE
Sanapaná/Dialect Enlhet fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae peyem-ˀpaskok; teeneeykaok; aasek-askok See Language page PLE
Wichí Lhamtés Güisnay fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae hʷito'nah See Language page PLE
Chorote, Iyojwa'ja fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae noyu (f.) See Language page PLE
Maca fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae xumḳˀec̷ (f.) See Language page Also om (f.). PLE
Ayoreo fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae bee'bu-i See Language page Also bee'bu-n̥ai. PLE
Lokono fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae yurihi jurihi firefly, click beetle Fanshawe 1949:74 no Camille Unger
Kariña fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae pyju pɨju firefly Courtz 2007:355 no Camille Unger