Protoform: MA-FELA [PN] Opened out, spread open

Description: Opened out, spread open
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*0 << PN *ma-.1, *fela "to spread wide open"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Ma-fela Opened outwards, spread open (of legs) (Mfr)
East Uvea Mafela Entrouvert (Btn)
Easter Island Mahera Have sexual intercourse (Wbr)
Hawaiian Maahelahela Clearly showing as grain of wood Problematic (Pki)
Mangareva Mafela (of eyes, anus, &c.) Be open, exposing the red inside surface; (very impolite word for) women's genitals, anus (Sma)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Mawhera To assault, to abduct (Sve)
Marquesas Maheʔa S'ouvrir, s'epanouir (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Mawhera Open, widespread (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Mahera Open, widespread (Wms)
Niue Mafela(fela) Chipped Uncertain Semantic Connection (Sph)
Pukapuka Mawela To spread apart (Bge)
Rennellese Mahega Lie, sit or stand with legs spread (Ebt)
Samoan Mafela Spread out food before all are assembled (Prt)
Tahitian Maafera Violer une femme (Lmt)
Tahitian Mafera To take advantage of a person of the other sex when asleep (Dvs)
Tongan Mafela Opened out, come open , left open (impolite) (Cwd)
Tuamotu Mahera Open/curve/flare outward (Stn)
Tuamotu Mafera Open/curve/flare outward (Stn)
Tuvalu Mafela Be open (of eyes, boils, labia) (Rby)

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