Curupira (spirit type)

Semantic Field
culture-mythology
Part of Speech
Meaning Spanish
Curupira, Madremonte
Meaning Portuguese
Curupira

Languages

Language Orthographic Form Phonemicized Form Gloss as in Source Etymology Code Proto-Form Proto-Language Loan Source Etymology Notes Wanderwort Status Etyma Set Word Structure Word Structure Notes General Notes Source Created By
Nheengatu Kurupira (C11) Kurupira (C11) inheritance Also attested Ka'apor malignant forest spirit, covered with long hair, feet turned backward; in Upper Rio Negro region See Language page John Blaha, Lauren Franklin, PLE, Alyssa Wadley
Kotiria boraró boraró unknown Also found Tukano Other complex ro is sing suffix malignant forest spirit, covered with long hair, feet turned backward; in Upper Rio Negro region See Language page Tanja Baeuerlein
Cubeo awawako awawako loan direction unknown Baniwa? Also: kuidã ope-ko (one breast-FEM) Simplex malignant forest spirit, covered with long hair, feet turned backward; in Upper Rio Negro region See Language page Tanja Baeuerlein; Alyssa Wadley
Tukano boraró boraró unknown Also found Wanano malignant forest spirit, covered with long hair, feet turned backward; in Upper Rio Negro region See Language page Ana Paula, Amanda Novak
Maihiki bati ago bati ago unknown agɨ/ago M/F animate CL malignant forest spirit, covered with long hair, feet turned backward; in Upper Rio Negro region See Language page Daniel Valle
Hup d'oh-ʔãy d'oh-ʔãj unique Other complex Lexicalized, probably from 'spell-FEM' malignant forest spirit, covered with long hair, feet turned backward; in Upper Rio Negro region See Language page Pattie Epps
Dâw nũúx nũ̌x unknown Simplex malignant forest spirit, covered with long hair, feet turned backward; in Upper Rio Negro region See Language page Ana Paula B., Pattie Epps
Yukuna kuwañá kuwaɲá unknown Simplex malignant forest spirit, covered with long hair, feet turned backward; in Upper Rio Negro region See Language page Ana Paula B., PLE
Tariana walirú walirú loan East Tukanoan Simplex malignant forest spirit, covered with long hair, feet turned backward; in Upper Rio Negro region See Language page Ana Paula B.
Baniwa awakaróna, bíiñoli awakaɻóna, bíiɲoɺi unknown Also exists Warekena; could be loaned? Alternate: awakaɻóna (verb form?) Simplex malignant forest spirit, covered with long hair, feet turned backward; in Upper Rio Negro region See Language page Ana Paula B.
Warekena biyuri; yamadu (eats people); awakaruna (lives in forest) biyuri; yamadu (eats people); awakaruna (lives in forest) malignant forest spirit, covered with long hair, feet turned backward; in Upper Rio Negro region See Language page Ana Paula B., PLE
Bare yamadu jamadu malignant forest spirit, covered with long hair, feet turned backward; in Upper Rio Negro region See Language page Ana Paula B.
Paresi toˈlo-a toˈlo-a malignant forest spirit, covered with long hair, feet turned backward; in Upper Rio Negro region See Language page Ana Paula B., PLE
Muinane méei (W97) méei malignant forest spirit, covered with long hair, feet turned backward; in Upper Rio Negro region See Language page Leslie Smith, Sarah Kuntz, PLE
Muisca guaha ioque γuaha ioke malignant forest spirit, covered with long hair, feet turned backward; in Upper Rio Negro region See Language page Daniel Valle
Northern Emberá háure háure malignant forest spirit, covered with long hair, feet turned backward; in Upper Rio Negro region See Language page Jonathan Quintanilla, PLE
Carapana waaro waaɾɔ malignant forest spirit, covered with long hair, feet turned backward; in Upper Rio Negro region See Language page Amanda Novak, Tanja Baeuerlein