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
Warekena fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae dúke (R01) dúke (R01) See Language page Ana Paula B., PLE
Yavitero fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae túke, kukúwi túke, kukúwi See Language page Ana Paula B., PLE
Paresi fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae ˈmiro ˈmidju inheritance? - WW %tjuke See Language page Ana Paula B., PLE
Waurá fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae wiitʸuku wiitʸuku inheritance? - WW %tjuke See Language page Joyce McCormick, 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
Northern Emberá fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae kukúyo kukúyo [loan Spanish?] See Language page Jonathan Quintanilla, 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
Matses fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae tapi tapi unknown See Language page Daniel Valle, Becky Walker
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
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
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
Kwazá fam: Elateridae, Fengodidae, Lampyridae kumĩcɛ kumĩcɛ See Language page Joyce McCormick
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