açai palm

Semantic Field
flora-fauna
Part of Speech
Meaning Spanish
huasí (Peru), asahi, manaca (Ven), asaí, palmiche (Colombia)
Meaning Portuguese
açaí

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 Euterpe sp. manákhe, porámo manákhe, poɻámo inheritance Central North Arawak Also poɻámo uncoded See Language page 2 1 0 0 0 floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia no Ana Paula B., Aimee Lawrence
Carijona Euterpe sp. wahu (SM) inheritance North Arawak Wapishana: wabu See Language page 2 1 0 0 0 floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia no Melody Ann Ross, Zach Burnett, PLE
Cubeo Euterpe sp. ẽmimoeñʉ ẽmimoejɨ inheritance Proto-Tukanoan uncoded See Language page 2 1 0 0 0 floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia no Amanda Meeks
Dâw Euterpe sp. nãák nã̌k loan North Arawak e.g. Piapoco manakái underived See Language page 2 1 0 0 0 floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia no Ana Paula B., Pattie Epps
Hodï Euterpe sp. waʰwɨ (Zent 02a), jwajwï jï (fruit of the Açai) (Zent 02b) loan Carib, e.g. Carijona/Makiritare wahu uncoded See Language page 2 1 0 0 0 floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia no Amanda Meeks
Waorani Euterpe sp. yimahue, guimahue unique uncoded See Language page 2 1 0 0 0 floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia no Amanda Meeks
Hup Euterpe sp. g'ædʔǽg g'ædʔǽg unique Hup-Yuhup compound ?-fruit See Language page 2 1 fruit 0 gathered women, men mashed and drunk 0 0 in 'dabacuri' exhange rituals with other Hup groups (clans, villages, etc.) floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia no Pattie Epps
Nheengatu Euterpe sp. waçai, waçai iwitepura, waçai ka`atingapura, waçai maniwa, morpheme "pura" meaning whole, or indicator of place wasai, wasai iwitepura (a species of the assai tree) wasai ka'atingapura (another species of the tree with a smaller fruit?) wasai maniwa (a porridge made out of manioc and assai berries. Nutritious and very filling, purple in color) morpheme "pura" mean inheritance Proto-Tupi-Guarani Reconstructed PTG Mello 2000 underived See Language page 2 1 0 0 0 floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia no John Blaha, Lauren Franklin
Ninam Euterpe sp. fruit: ~maimak (gom), tree: ~maimasi (gom) fruit: ~maimak (gom), tree: ~maimasi (gom) inheritance but cf. North Arawak manáka fruit: ~maimak (gom),tree: ~maimasi (gom) uncoded See Language page 2 1 0 0 0 floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia no Kelsey Neely
Nukak Euterpe sp. yúbudi (P07) unique uncoded See Language page 2 1 0 0 0 floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia no
Maihiki Euterpe sp. imi boe ja imi boe xã inheritance Proto-Tukanoan Shared Cubeo uncoded xã xã (orth. ja) = inanimate See Language page 2 1 0 0 0 floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia no Daniel Valle
Pemon Euterpe sp. wanakapi (Pessoa2006) wanakapi (Pessoa2006) missing See Language page 2 1 0 0 0 floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia no Melody Ann Ross, Karina Baeza
Resígaro Euterpe sp. dyuííšikó dʲuííʃikó loan Bora tʰóótʃí uncoded See Language page 2 1 0 0 0 floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia no Ana Paula B.
Sikuani Euterpe sp. manakaiboto (32) manakaíbóto loan Arawak: Piapoco manakái missing See Language page 2 1 0 0 0 floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia no Amanda Meeks
Tariana Euterpe sp. manaká, puɾama manaká, puɾama inheritance Central North Arawak Also puɾama uncoded See Language page 2 1 0 0 0 floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia no Ana Paula B.
Tukano Euterpe sp. mipî mipî inheritance East Tukanoan uncoded See Language page 2 1 0 0 0 floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia no Ana Paula, Amanda Novak, Aimee Lawrence
Wapishana Euterpe sp. wabu wabu loan Carib See Carijona wahu See Language page 2 1 0 0 0 floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia no Ana Paula B.
Yanomam Euterpe sp. maima si (WM99) maima si inheritance but cf. North Arawak manáka si = CLF "palm" (Ferreira) uncoded si si = "palm" (Ferreira) See Language page 2 1 0 0 0 floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia no Kelsey Neely
Yanomami Euterpe sp. waima si, mai masi (both HR94) ʋaima si, mai masi inheritance but cf. North Arawak manáka also mai masi, si = nom. classifier underived N+CLF si=CLF associated with beings with feathers/fur, certain grasses, and basketry with a large surface (Ramirez 94) See Language page 2 1 0 0 0 floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia no Kelsey Neely
Yukuna Euterpe sp. malakala malakala inheritance Central North Arawak uncoded See Language page 2 1 0 0 0 floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia no Ana Paula B., Aimee L., PLE
Yuhup Euterpe sp. k'ædʔág k'ædʔág unique Hup-Yuhup ? fruit' compound See Language page 2 1 0 0 0 floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia no Ana Paula B., Pattie Epps
Piapoco Euterpe sp. manacái manakái See Language page floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia Ana Paula B., PLE
Kabiyari Euterpe sp. mánakhá mánakhá See Language page floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia Ana Paula B., Aimee Lawrence, PLE
Warekena Euterpe sp. manáka (R01) manáka (R01) See Language page floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia Ana Paula B., PLE
Paresi Euterpe sp. zolomaera ðolomaedja unknown See Language page floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia Ana Paula B., PLE
Bora Euterpe sp. tóllií + clas, e.g. tóóllíuu (fruit), tóóllíujɨ (tree) (T98) tʰóótʃí inheritance loan into Resigaro See Language page floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia Leslie Smith, Sarah Kuntz, Aimee Lawrence, PLE
Muinane Euterpe sp. túúgaiyɨ (W97) túúgaijɨ See Language page floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia Leslie Smith, Sarah Kuntz, Aimee Lawrence, PLE
Apalai Euterpe sp. apu apu inheritance See Language page floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia Rebekah L. Evans
Wayana Euterpe sp. wapu wapu inheritance See Language page floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia PLE
Tiriyó Euterpe sp. wapu wapu inheritance See Language page floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia Becky Walker
Mapoyo Euterpe sp. kupa kupa See Language page floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia Melody Ann Ross
Candoshi-Shapra Euterpe sp. sona sona unique See Language page floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia Daniel Valle
Taushiro Euterpe sp. cunevah kunɨwah See Language page floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia Daniel Valle
Tikuna Euterpe sp. guaíra anrê-ô (Alv44) guaíra anrɨʔo unique See Language page floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia Daniel Valle, Zach Burnett, PLE
Ashuar Euterpe sp. saké sakɯ See Language page floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia Daniel Valle
Huambisa Euterpe sp. sakee sakee See Language page floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia Daniel Valle
Aguaruna Euterpe sp. saké sakɨ inheritance See Language page floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia Daniel Valle
Matses Euterpe sp. manaca manáka loan North Arawak See Language page floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia Daniel Valle, Becky Walker
Yagua Euterpe sp. musadasiy musandasij loan, direction unknown Iquito musaámɨ See Language page floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia Daniel Valle
Piaroa Euterpe sp. ne'ne'a (K76) neʔneʔa doubtful loan (into protolg?), direction unknown Witoto? cf. Murui neere See Language page floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia Paulina Franco, Becky Walker
Sáliva Euterpe sp. nenichi neniʧi doubtful loan (into protolg?), direction unknown Witoto? cf. Murui neere See Language page floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia Becky Walker
Siriano Euterpe sp. mijĩ mihĩ See Language page floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia Amanda Meeks
Tanimuca Euterpe sp. pi'pi ri'ta hũ'kia pi'pi ri'ta hũ'kia inheritance See Language page floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia Kelsey Neely, Aimee Lawrence
Karitiana Euterpe sp. iri iɾi unknown See Language page floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia Daniel Valle
Wayampi Euterpe sp. wasɛy (G89) wasɛj (G89) inheritance See Language page floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia PLE
Sirionó Euterpe sp. tibaerã (P85) tibaerã unknown See Language page floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia Joyce McCormick, Becky Walker
Ocaina Euterpe sp. ñijííntya ɲihĩ́ĩ́tʲa doubtful loan (into protolg?), direction unknown Saliban? cf. Piaroa neʔneʔa See Language page floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia Leslie Smith, Sarah Kuntz, Aimee Lawrence, PLE
Murui Witoto Euterpe sp. neere nɛɛrɛ (B83) doubtful loan (into protolg?), direction unknown Saliban? cf. Piaroa neʔneʔa See Language page floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia Leslie Smith, Sarah Kuntz, PLE
Iquito Euterpe sp. musaámɨ musaámɨ loan, direction unknown Yagua musadasij See Language page floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia Cjnthia Hansen
Wari Euterpe sp. ʔiram (Sousa2009) ʔiram (Sousa2009) See Language page floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia PLE
Djeoromitxi Euterpe sp. pahe pahe See Language page floodplains, swamp; esp. northern Amazonia PLE