Protoform: MA-WETE [PN] Untied, loosened, separated: *ma(a)wete

Description: Untied, loosened, separated: *ma(a)wete
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*0 << PN *ma-.1, *wete.1 "untie"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Maavete To untie (Fbg)
East Futuna Mavete Be separated (as a leaf from its stalk), loosened, untied (as hair) ; se disperser, être dispersé, s'effondrer (Bgs)
East Uvea Mavete Etre delié, défait, désuni, éparpillé (Rch)
Emae Mavete/vete = Tg maviriviri (Mlr)
Hawaiian Maaweke Open, loose, separate, undone (Pki)
Kapingamarangi Mehede Get free, get loose Phonologically Irregular (Lbr)
New Zealand Maori Mawete Untied, loosened (Wms)
Niue Mavete Undone (Sph)
Pukapuka Maavete To end (of a meeting) finished, over (of gathering of people) RAR Mawete. :Split apart, divided (Sby)
Rarotongan Mavete Split apart, divide (vi) (Bse)
Rennellese Mabete Opened, untied, loosened (Ebt)
Samoan Maavete An obscene word. As mafaa. (Prt)
Tahitian Mavete Open (as a door), unfolded (as a garment) (Dvs)
Takuu Mavete Come apart or undone by itself (Mle)
Tikopia Mavete Untie, loosen ; untied (Fth)
Tokelau Mavete Be split (of a thing) (Sma)
Tokelau Maavete To split apart (of a company, shoal) (Sma)
Tongan Movete Be scattered, fall to pieces ; come apart, come to pieces; be scattered or dispersed; fray out (Bkr)
Tongan Movete Slack, loose (Mar)
Vaeakau-Taumako Maveta Open up by itself; [untie] (Hvn)
West Uvea Mavete Se défaire de soi-meme (Hmn)

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