Protoform: MA-TALA.B [PN] Clear (of mind); understood

Description: Clear (of mind); understood
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*0 >> PN *faka-matala "explain"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Matala Comprendre; être évident; être clair (Mfr)
East Uvea Loto maatala Esprit ouvert, intelligent (Rch)
Fijian Macala Clear, plain, intelligible (Cpl)
Marquesas Metaʔa Vérifier (Dln)
Niue Matala To come to understand, to become educated. (with loto) Wise, educated; understanding, wisdom, knowledge (McE). (Sph)
Rarotongan Matara Unravelled, solved (of a mystery or riddle) (Bse)
Samoan Matala (Of the mind) be sharp, keen (Mnr)
Tahitian Maatara/tara Etre clair, explicite (discours); être complètement exprimée (pensée) (Aca)
Tokelau Matala (Of mind) be sharp, be keen (Sma)
Tongan Matala Clear (to the mind), lucid; clear or fresh in memory (Cwd)

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