Protoform: MA-TUKU [XW] To lessen (in quantity, intensity or concentration)

Description: To lessen (in quantity, intensity or concentration)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to XW: West Polynesia (TON,NIU,EUV,EFU,SAM,TOK,TUV,NFO)

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Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Matuku To disband (Fbg)
East Uvea Maatuku Se dit de la foule qui se pr├ęcipite et s'attroupe pour regarder un spectacle. Kua matuku te misa. Les gens sont sortis de la messe. (Rch)
Niue Matuku To subside, to become less [ex. strength of wind] (Sph)
Tokelau Matuku (of ropes, bindings, etc.) Be slack, become less tight; (of crowd) be dispersed, break up; (of anxiety, pain etc.) be relieved, alleviated; (of people) crowd together, throng together (Sma)
Tongan Maatuku (of three or more) To leave, go away, disperse (Cwd)
Tuvalu Matuku To decline, be put down, decrease (Jsn)
Tuvalu Matuku Become less (of a liquid in a vessel); begin to ebb (of the tide) (Rby)

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