Protoform: MA-TILA [PN] Bamboo; bamboo fishing rod; bamboo knife

Description: Bamboo; bamboo fishing rod; bamboo knife
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. PPN *tila "mast, yard-arm".

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Ifira-Mele Majira Bamboo knife or scraper (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Madila Bamboo; fishing pole (Lbr)
Luangiua Makila Bamboo (Smd)
Mangareva Motire Seigneur (s'addresse à Dieu). Lord (applied to deity only); the royal staff, sceptre (Tgr). Problematic (Rch)
Mangareva Motire kura Bâton royal (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Matira Fishing rod (Bck)
New Zealand Maori Matira Fishing-rod; fish with a rod; wand used in ceremonies (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Katira Fishing rod Phonologically Irregular (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Katire Fishing-rod Phonologically Irregular (Bgs)
Nuguria Matila Bamboo (Ray)
Nukuoro Madila Bamboo (Crl)
Penrhyn Marira Rod, fishing rod (Yda)
Pukapuka Matila Fishing rod (Bge)
Raʔivavae Maatiga Fishing rod (obs.) (Zpn)
Raʔivavae ʔAʔiga Fishing rod Borrowed (Zpn)
Rarotongan Maatira Fishing-rod (Bse)
Samoan Matila A short fishing rod (Prt)
Tahitian Matira Part of a fishing rod (Dvs)
Takuu Matila Stout and strong type of bamboo used as tuna fishing rod (Mle)
Tikopia Matira Bamboo rod in Bonito fishing (Fth)
Tongan Masila Bonito fishing rod (Cwd)
Vaeakau-Taumako Masila Knife (Ray)
Vaeakau-Taumako Mahila Knife (originally referred to bamboo knife or other things made from bamboo) (Hvn)
West Futuna Majira (WFU), matjira (ANI) Bamboo, knife. Sabre d'abattis (Rve). (Dty)

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