moth

Semantic Field
flora-fauna
Part of Speech
Meaning Spanish
mariposa nocturna, polilla
Meaning Portuguese
mariposa

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
Bankalachi Toloim Heterocera missing missing missing 2 0 0 0 0 no
Big Smokey Valley Shoshone Heterocera tso'appatuntsih moth (ghost, spirit) semantic shift *so'aC Numic Stubbs 2064 (2008:285) W. and Central Numic only broader (includes ghosts) other complex tso'appeh ghost, plus -tun-tsi Crum & Dayley 1993:292 2 0 0 0 0 no
Cahuilla Heterocera héveveqalet ˈheveveqalet big butterfly inheritance *hɨvɨviqal Cupan S324 (Stubbs 2009:85); very similar form in Luiseño. S's own reconstruction with *p is an anachronism since this is just Cupan unclear relative clause heveve-qale-t soft-sg.impf.-nominalizer “the one who is soft”, but probably a false etymology given Luiseño xuvooviqat from xuvoovi “to drag on ground”. Lu. form is also a relative clause. -7aʃ "pet" possibly possessive classifier -7ash Seiler & Hioki 1979:53 no info 2 0 moth larvae eaten (Bean 1972:62) no info no info no info no info 0 0 All Americas Diverse habitats no
Central Sierra Miwok Heterocera wahlah-poo-den-nah sphynx moth inheritance Sierra Miwokan only In Miss phrase meaning of elements unknown Merriam 57:465 2 0 0 0 0 no
Chemehuevi Heterocera mugúrutsatsI Moth sp. (CHM says is Sphynx) unique same other complex has -tsi DIM, stem probably compound Harrington Chemehuevi Noun List 2 0 0 0 0 no
Chumash Barbareno Heterocera ʔantipak moth inheritance Venureno 7aLtipaka “moth” other complex 7al- Beeler 1978:172 2 0 0 0 0 no
Chumash Ineseno Heterocera missing missing missing 2 0 0 0 0 no
Chumash Obispeno Heterocera missing missing missing 2 0 0 0 0 no
Chumash Ventureno Heterocera 7aLtipaka palomita de la noche, moth inheritance Barbareno 7antipaka other complex 7al- JPH III:69:0407 2 0 0 0 0 no
Cocopa Heterocera missing missing missing 2 0 0 0 0 no
Comanche Heterocera tɨpi simuhta? moth (long sp.) unique same finite clause? rock sucks.through.nose Robinson & Armagost 1990:164 2 0 0 0 0 no
Cupeño Heterocera missing missing missing 2 0 0 0 0 no
Esselen Heterocera missing missing missing 2 0 0 0 0 no
Gabrielino Heterocera ah'-tab-bah, 72-79, 60-431 ˈʔa:tava moth inheritance *ˈʔa:tava Takic See Kitanemuk 'atavatava; perhaps a loan between the 2 languages broader (includes moths and butterflies) underived no npn -ʔaʧ "pet" possessive classifier for animals http://www.archive.org/stream/bancroft_chartmerriam_1556_60#page/n415/mode/2up; p. 431 no info 2 0 McC 121 no info gathered (wild) all larvae often eaten raw as found McC 121 0 0 Americas diverse (depends on species) no
Iipay 'Aa Heterocera missing missing missing 2 0 0 0 0 no
Kawaiisu Heterocera Ɂɨnɨpi-či moth inheritance *ɨnɨC-pi Southern Numic only, means “spirit, ghost” Stubbs 328 (2008:85), gives as “Numic”, but it isn't. broader (means “ghost” as well as “moth”) other complex Ɂɨnɨpi-či ghost-ABS Zigmond et al. 2 0 0 0 0 no
Kiliwa Heterocera ?+?aaw-(l)=kw-(p)+uhaa-m moth unique same relative clause ?+?aaw-(l)=kw-(p)+uhaa-m dummy.n.e.+fire-(in)=REL-(?)+arrive-different.subject Mixco 1985 2 0 0 0 0 no
Kitanemuk Heterocera ʔatavatava ˈʔatavatava butterfly, moth unique broader (includes both butterflies and moths) reduplicated -ʔacit "pet" possessive classifier for animals Anderton 1988:273 no info 2 0 no info no info no info no info 0 0 Americas Diverse habitats no
Lake Miwok Heterocera potóopoto hakáali moth (“grey butterfly” unique potoopoto looks like Yukian “gray, brown” word phrase, reduplicated Callaghan 1965 2 0 0 0 0 no
Luiseño Heterocera xuvóoviqat xuʹvo:viqat moth inheritance *hɨvɨviqal Cupan same relative clause xuʹvo:vi-qa-t drag-TAM.singular-nominalizer (this is probably a false etymology) Elliott 1999:1106 no info 2 0 no info no info no info no info 0 0 Americas diverse (depends on species) no
Maidu Heterocera yo'-met'-soo-soo Sphynx moth unique phrase butterfly owl Merriam 57:51 2 0 0 0 0 no
Mojave Heterocera iido kuupit moth; kind of owl unique broader (night flyer/??) phrase iido “eye” kuupit<kw-aapet “closed, blocked” Munro et al.1992 2 0 0 0 0 no
Mutsun Heterocera missing missing missing 2 0 0 0 0 no
Nisenan Heterocera hoom-chen-nah sphynx moth unique phrase hum- X Merriam 57:243 2 0 0 0 0 no
Northern Paiute Heterocera pe-ag'-gah do-ve'-e (peaga “bull pine caterpillar” (Y)) Sphynx Moth unique peaga is a good NUA word, what is do-ve??? narrower (a species of moth) phrase larva X-ABS ??? Merriam 61:149 2 0 “The worms taste good” Merriam 0 0 0 no
Northern Sierra Miwok Heterocera pele7me- moth unique underived must be etymologically complex 2 0 0 0 0 no
Plains Miwok Heterocera suk-ko'-sah Sphynx moth unique underived Merriam 57:497 2 0 0 0 0 no
Salinan A Heterocera etskutcháten tarantula-hawk unique not in M; phrase but untranslatable Mason 1918:123 2 0 0 0 0 no
Salinan M Heterocera lapé tarantula-hawk unique Salinan M only not in A underived Mason 1918:123 2 0 0 0 0 no
Seri (Comcaac) Heterocera caamopxa white-lined sphinx moth unique narrower (a kind of moth, but the kind Merriam always uses) finite clause? from causative of “get lost” ccamopxa??? Comcaac Dictionary 64 2 0 0 0 0 no
Serrano Heterocera missing missing missing 2 0 0 0 0 no
Southern Paiute Heterocera tɨvɨcɨratsI Moth inheritance *tɨpi-simuCta Proto-Numic Stubbs 325 (2008:85) Central and Southern Numic same other complex has -tsi ABS; old compound Sapir 1930:679 2 0 0 0 0 no
Southern Sierra Miwok Heterocera walap:u- moth inheritance Sierra Miwokan only In Mics underived Broadbent 1964: 2 0 0 0 0 no
Southern Ute Heterocera mugú-rAtá-cI large moth unique I'm pretty sure mugu is the “soul” word (G. has it for “heart”, which would relate this to other moth words in Numic that reference souls, ghosts same other complex has -ci ABS ; probably etymologically a phrase -- soul-? Givon 1979 2 0 0 0 0 no
Tübatulabal Heterocera missing missing missing 2 0 Voegelin 1938:12 0 0 0 Americas Diverse habitats no
Tümpisa Shoshone Heterocera aasiputungkwittsi moth (on English-TS side); butterfly, moth in TS-English inheritance *asipu(tonki) Proto-Numic Stubbs 326 (2008:85) Central and Southern Numic only same other complex aasiputungkwi-ttsi butterfly-DIM Dayley 1989:2 2 0 0 0 0 no
Wappo Heterocera hutúku:lu moth (?), owl loan Miwok Pmi *tuk:úli Callaghan Bodega Dic; Nim-Yokuts huttulu-; see “owl” (16) underived Sawyer 1965 2 0 0 0 0 no
Washo Heterocera dah'-hah pă-lo'-lo sphynx moth (lit. “worm butterffly” unique phrase Merriam 55:313 2 0 0 0 0 no
Western Mono Heterocera hoo'-yah Moth (Sphynx) loan Yokuts Chukchansi hoo-yah “small, fuzzy, good to eat” (Merriam) narrower ( specific caterpillar) underived Merriam 59:83 no info 2 0 its larvae pe-ag'-gah “very good to eat” Merriam 59:83 no info no info N/A no info 0 0 no
Wintu Heterocera tukulu:t moth unique relative clause tu:k “the flutterer” Pitkin 1985 2 0 0 0 0 no
Yavapai Heterocera missing missing missing 2 0 0 0 0 no
Yokuts Palewyami Heterocera missing missing missing 2 0 0 0 0 no
Yokuts Yawdanchi Heterocera toi-yo'-no low-low Moth (Sphynx) (Wik) inheritance Nim-Yokuts Tinlinne has toi-yu; the low-low part is laulau same phrase some modification on “butterfly Merriam 58:373 2 0 0 0 0 no
Yokuts Yowlumne Heterocera mo-ki-kits big variegated Sphynx moth unique narrower (a species of moth) other complex has -ic' agentive Merriam 58:563 2 0 0 0 0 no
Yuki Heterocera missing missing missing 2 0 0 0 0 no
Yuma Heterocera missing missing missing 2 0 0 0 0 no
Akawaio order Lepidoptera seebee sebe inheritance Akawaio, Pemon See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 no Melody Ann Ross, Lauren Franklin
Baniwa order Lepidoptera tháara tháaɻa unique uncoded See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 no Ana Paula B., Aimee Lawrence
Cubeo order Lepidoptera bʉbebo bʉbɛbo inheritance Cubeo-Tanimuca subgroup only uncoded See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 no Amanda Meeks
Dâw order Lepidoptera nuúd nǔd missing missing See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 no Ana Paula B., Pattie Epps
Eñepa order Lepidoptera chewepijpɨ (SM) chewepijpɨ (SM) inheritance Unknown (attested Yukpa, Eñepa) See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 no Melody Ann Ross
Hup order Lepidoptera nunút nunút unique reduplicated See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 no Pattie Epps
Maihiki order Lepidoptera bɨjo ago bɨxo ago inheritance West Tukanoan uncoded ago ago = feminine animate See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 no Daniel Valle
Pemon order Lepidoptera sape (A1981) sape (A1981) inheritance Akawaio, Pemon See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 no Melody Ann Ross, Karina Baeza
Resígaro order Lepidoptera tyó?otyóbú tʲóʔotʲóbú unique uncoded See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 no Ana Paula B.
Yanomami order Lepidoptera huramahe huɾamahe unique underived possibly derived or phrase, but semantics of possible morphemes make this seem unlikely See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 no Kelsey Neely
Yukuna order Lepidoptera pa'ajrú paʔahɾú doubtful loan, direction unknown Secoya Secoya puʔhu uncoded See Language page 0 0 0 0 0 no Ana Paula B., Aimee L., PLE
Achagua order Lepidoptera áatutuma áatutuma See Language page Ana Paula B., Aimee Lawrence, PLE
Piapoco order Lepidoptera máadáwi má:dáwi See Language page Ana Paula B., PLE
Paresi order Lepidoptera kalaˈtsero kalaˈtsero See Language page Ana Paula B., PLE
Wayana order Lepidoptera ëlukëju ǝlukǝju See Language page PLE
Wai Wai order Lepidoptera minirmomoso (SM) minirmomoso (SM) See Language page Melody Ann Ross
Waimiri Atroari order Lepidoptera poopo poːpo See Language page Melody Ann Ross, PLE
Yukpa order Lepidoptera kánachue See Language page Phon only in source Ana Paula B., Melody Ann Ross, Aimee Lawrence
Northern Emberá order Lepidoptera bagábaga (same as butterfly) bagábaga (same as butteɹflj) See Language page Jonathan Quintanilla, PLE
Páez order Lepidoptera zupy See Language page Daniel Valle
Ashuar order Lepidoptera mámuk (of wood), kaya, séngka mamuk, kãyã See Language page Daniel Valle
Matses order Lepidoptera podochued, tucudu podotʃued, tukudu See Language page Daniel Valle, Becky Walker
Yagua order Lepidoptera javanu xawanu See Language page Daniel Valle
Quechua Ayacuchano order Lepidoptera puyu puyu See Language page Daniel Valle, PLE
Carapana order Lepidoptera momorõ mõmõɾõ See Language page Amanda Meeks
Siriano order Lepidoptera peátúru peátúɾu See Language page Amanda Meeks
Tanimuca order Lepidoptera bu'bu ti'ka bu'bu ti'ka See Language page Kelsey Neely, Aimee Lawrence
Tuyuka order Lepidoptera momoro momoro See Language page D. Jagannathan, Paulina Franco, Ana Paula B.
Koreguaje order Lepidoptera cucu kuku See Language page Daniel Valle
Secoya order Lepidoptera pu'ju puʔhu See Language page Amanda Meeks
Kokama order Lepidoptera tsatsuka tsatsuka See Language page Zach Burnett, Daniel Valle
Ocaina order Lepidoptera dyuróóvuhyo dʲɯróóβɯʔjo See Language page Leslie Smith, Sarah Kuntz, Aimee Lawrence, PLE
Murui Witoto order Lepidoptera janaturuño hanaturuɲo (B83) See Language page Leslie Smith, Sarah Kuntz, PLE
Iquito order Lepidoptera siitíini ('polilla') siitíini ('polilla') See Language page Cjnthia Hansen
Cavineña order Lepidoptera japui (C&L89) hapui See Language page Joyce McCormick, Becky Walker
Central Aymara order Lepidoptera thutha thutha See Language page PLE
Kwazá order Lepidoptera pura pura See Language page Joyce McCormick