Protoform: MAA-TAU [CP] Know, understand

Description: Know, understand
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CP: Central Pacific

*1 Cf. PPN *tau.1 "skilful at, familiar with".
*2 PCP *maja(?)u "clever, expert" (Gty. 1991).
*4 POC *ma-taqu 'know, understand, be experienced' (LPO V:540).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Maatau Clair, transparent, pur Problematic (Gzl)
Fijian Ma(ta)sau A title of honour Problematic (Cpl)
New Zealand Maori Maatau Know, understand (Wms)
Niue Matau/tau Clever at work (Lws)
Penrhyn Maatau Accustomed to, usual (Sta)
Pukapuka Waka/maatau/ Be accustomed to, in the habit of (Bge)
Rarotongan Maatau Have knowledge of, be accustomed to, be in the habit of (Bse)
Rotuman Majau Be expert, skilful (Cwd)
Tokelau Maatau Note, observe; visualise; count; observation, judgement (Sma)
Tuamotu Maatau Understand (Stn)
Tuvalu Matau Clever, experienced, right hand Problematic (Rby)

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