Protoform: KAMATA.1 [PN] Begin

Description: Begin
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian
Notes:

*1 Cf. PCE *fakamata, PSO *kaamata, PCE *tiimata
*8 Note. RAR taa- "causative" is a productive prefix synonymous with `aka.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Kamata Commencer (Mfr)
East Uvea Kamata Commencer (Rch)
Kapingamarangi Daa/mada/ Begin, start Borrowed Phonologically Irregular (Lbr)
Luangiua Amaka Begin (Smd)
Niuafo Ēou Kamata Begin (Tmo)
Niue Kamata To begin, start (Sph)
Niue Kamata/mata To tempt, temptation; test, examination of knowledge (Sph)
Nuguria Hamata Begin Phonologically Irregular (Ray)
Nukuoro Daamada Start; the beginning (of an event) Borrowed Phonologically Irregular (Crl)
Rarotongan Taa/mata/mata Start, begin, try, test, attempt Phonologically Irregular (Bse)
Tongan Kamata Begin (Cwd)
Tuamotu Mata Begin (Stn)
Tuamotu Koo/mata Begin Phonologically Irregular (Stn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Kamda/kina Start (Hvn)
West Futuna Kamata To begin, start, commence (Dty)

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