electric eel

Semantic Field
flora-fauna
Part of Speech
Meaning Spanish
anguila eléctrica
Meaning Portuguese
poraquê

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
Akawaio Electrophorus electricus kariimuura karimura inheritance Venezuelan subgroup (Akawaio, Pemon, Makushi, Eñepa) See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 yes Melody Ann Ross, Lauren Franklin
Baniwa Electrophorus electricus dakátta dakát̪a, iiʃítʃi (FS) inheritance Baniwa-Tariana subgroup shared Tariana Also iiʃítʃi (FS) uncoded See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 yes Ana Paula B., Aimee Lawrence
Cubeo Electrophorus electricus bue, puraqui buɛ, pulaki inheritance/loan Tupi-Guarani Nheengatu puraké. Also bue 'eel' (generic) uncoded See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 yes Amanda Meeks
Dâw Electrophorus electricus but  but inheritance missing See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 yes Ana Paula B., Pattie Epps
Desano Electrophorus electricus buibʉgʉ (generic term for eel) buibɨgɨ inheritance East Tukanoan Broader (eel in general) uncoded See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 yes Amanda Meeks
Eñepa Electrophorus electricus kariña (MM) kariɲa (MM) inheritance N Amazonian subgroup (Akawaio, Pemon, Makushi, Eñepa) Loan into Hodï: kalina See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 yes Melody Ann Ross
Hodï Electrophorus electricus kalina (Zent 08) loan Carib: Eñepa kariɲa Eñepa "kariɲa"; also see Pemon and Akawaio "karimura" uncoded See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 yes Amanda Meeks
Waorani Electrophorus electricus pogõ unique uncoded See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 yes Amanda Meeks
Hup Electrophorus electricus cub'út cub'út inheritance other complex lexicalized cV- prefix? See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 yes Pattie Epps
Kakua Electrophorus electricus wʉ̂d' ~jêw-~dí (electric eal); wɨ̂dʔ (eal, not electric) unknown also ɲêwní (~jêw-~dí) underived See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 yes Katherine Bolaños
Macaguan Electrophorus electricus albín, chílit albín, tʃílit loan Carib: e.g. Wayana alimina uncoded See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 yes Rebecca Khorram, Amanda Meeks
Makushi Electrophorus electricus aríŋrá aríŋrá inheritance N Amazonian subgroup (Akawaio, Pemon, Makushi, Eñepa) See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 yes Melody Ann Ross
Nheengatu Electrophorus electricus puraké puraké inheritance Proto-Tupi-Guarani Reconstructed PTG Mello 2000 underived See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 yes John Blaha, Lauren Franklin
Ninam Electrophorus electricus ~morothotho (gom) ~moɾotʰotʰo (gom) unique uncoded See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 yes Kelsey Neely
Maihiki Electrophorus electricus doaquɨ aguɨ doakɨ agɨ unique uncoded agɨ agɨ = masculine animate See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 yes Daniel Valle
Pemon Electrophorus electricus kariimuura (E1980) karimura (E1980) inheritance Venezuelan subgroup (Akawaio, Pemon, Makushi, Eñepa) See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 yes Melody Ann Ross, Karina Baeza
Tariana Electrophorus electricus dakása dakása inheritance Baniwa-Tariana subgroup shared Baniwa uncoded See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 yes Ana Paula B.
Kotiria Electrophorus electricus ~sa'a ~saʔa inheritance East Tukanoan, Branch II uncoded See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 yes Amanda Meeks
Wapishana Electrophorus electricus kʰasumi kʰasumi loan Carib: WaiWai kašmi See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 yes Ana Paula B.
Yanomami Electrophorus electricus yahetipa jahetipa unique underived See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 yes Kelsey Neely
Yukuna Electrophorus electricus kapi kapi unknown Yucuna-Kabiyari shared Kabiyari uncoded See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 yes Ana Paula B., Aimee L., PLE
Achagua Electrophorus electricus tʃamái (R01) tʃamái (R01) inheritance See Language page Ana Paula B., Aimee Lawrence, PLE
Piapoco Electrophorus electricus tsamai (R01) tsamai (R01) See Language page Ana Paula B., PLE
Kabiyari Electrophorus electricus kápi kápi See Language page Ana Paula B., Aimee Lawrence, PLE
Warekena Electrophorus electricus inamaru; dame (R01) inamaru; dame (R01) See Language page Ana Paula B., PLE
Bare Electrophorus electricus hwíbudi hwíbudi See Language page Ana Paula B.
Mandawaka Electrophorus electricus damái damái See Language page Ana Paula B.
Baure Electrophorus electricus horompi horompi unknown See Language page Anissa Capuccino
Bora Electrophorus electricus baaráwa (T98) paarákwa loan Tupi-Guarani purake See Language page Leslie Smith, Sarah Kuntz, Aimee Lawrence, PLE
Wayana Electrophorus electricus alimina alimina inheritance See Language page PLE
Tiriyó Electrophorus electricus arimina arimina inheritance See Language page Becky Walker
Wai Wai Electrophorus electricus freshwater eel: kašmi freshwater eel: kašmi inheritance See Language page Melody Ann Ross
Northern Emberá Electrophorus electricus tuiná tuiná See Language page Jonathan Quintanilla, PLE
Cofán Electrophorus electricus fambi (doesn't specify "electric", but root for "to electrocute" is fambiañe) ɸambi See Language page phonemic transcriptions are ESTIMATIONS Daniel Valle, Aimee Lawrence
Candoshi-Shapra Electrophorus electricus sagíramá sankíɾamá loan, direction unknown Jivaroan; Achuar sungkírum, Huambisa See Language page Daniel Valle
Taushiro Electrophorus electricus ei´tu´ ɨiʔtuʔ See Language page Daniel Valle
Páez Electrophorus electricus locau lokau See Language page Daniel Valle
Tikuna Electrophorus electricus chõxni tʃõʔni unique See Language page Daniel Valle, Zach Burnett, PLE
Pumé Electrophorus electricus čoe ('freshwater eel') See Language page Paulina Franco, PLE
Ashuar Electrophorus electricus sungkírum (not especified as electric) suŋkirum See Language page Daniel Valle
Huambisa Electrophorus electricus tsugkirum tsuŋgkirum See Language page Daniel Valle
Aguaruna Electrophorus electricus jagkíya, nampichichiáu xangkíja, nampitʃitʃiáu unique See Language page Daniel Valle
Matses Electrophorus electricus tanete tanete unknown See Language page Daniel Valle, Becky Walker
Yagua Electrophorus electricus datiy ndatij unique See Language page Daniel Valle
Napo Lowland Quichua Electrophorus electricus ahuanga (sp. of eel) awanga See Language page Daniel Valle
Carapana Electrophorus electricus bue (generic eel) buɛ See Language page Amanda Meeks
Makuna Electrophorus electricus bue (generic) buɛ (gɛnɛɾic) inheritance See Language page Amanda Meeks
Tuyuka Electrophorus electricus sã'ã sãʔã See Language page D. Jagannathan, Paulina Franco, Ana Paula B.
Koreguaje Electrophorus electricus cu'e kuʔe unique See Language page Daniel Valle
Secoya Electrophorus electricus hua'i meco, manë meco (negra), yëhui meco waʔi mɛkɔ, manɨ mɛkɔ (negra), yɨwi mɛkɔ See Language page Amanda Meeks
Karitiana Electrophorus electricus nhỹgty ɲɨ̃gtɨ unknown See Language page Daniel Valle
Kokama Electrophorus electricus purake puɾake inheritance See Language page Zach Burnett, Daniel Valle
Wayampi Electrophorus electricus pɨlakɛ (G89) pɨlakɛ (G89) inheritance See Language page PLE
Sirionó Electrophorus electricus sarao ri̯ša (P85) sarao ri̯ša unknown See Language page Joyce McCormick, Becky Walker
Ocaina Electrophorus electricus am̈unhñ̈o am:ũʔɲ̵o unique See Language page Leslie Smith, Sarah Kuntz, Aimee Lawrence, PLE
Murui Witoto Electrophorus electricus too too (B83) unique See Language page Leslie Smith, Sarah Kuntz, PLE
Záparo Electrophorus electricus naha 'eel' naha 'eel' See Language page Becky Walker
Wari Electrophorus electricus niwi (Sousa2009) niwi (Sousa2009) See Language page PLE
Kwazá Electrophorus electricus kyryjaje kyryjaje See Language page Joyce McCormick
Movima Electrophorus electricus ta'as (J62) ta'as See Language page Anissa Capuccino, Becky Walker
Djeoromitxi Electrophorus electricus mire mire See Language page PLE