Protoform: MA-TAKA [PN] Come loose, peel off

Description: Come loose, peel off
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. PNP *taka.1D "loose, separated"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian Maakaʔa Clear and open, as a view; a clearing Problematic (Pki)
Mangareva Mataka S'ouvrir, s'épanouir (fleurs, bivalves) (Rch)
Mangareva Mitaka S'ouvrir (fleur); se déjetter et s'ouvrir; se déformer (planche) Problematic (Rch)
Niue Mataka Peeled off, loose (of skin); to have dandruff (Sph)
Samoan Mataʔa Come loose, come off (Prt)
Tikopia Mataka Prise out, off; take off (cover); shell (nut) [NB Firth's examples show only intransitive use] (Fth)
Tokelau Mataka (Skin, bark, etc.) peeling off, loose and coming off (Sma)
Tongan Mataka (Of what covers a surface) to curve or curl or roll up and come away (e.g. flesh of half-coconut...); copra (Cwd)
Vaeakau-Taumako Mataka Fall off, disappear (Hvn)

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