Protoform: MAALOO.B [NP] Stretched, taut, stiff, straight

Description: Stretched, taut, stiff, straight
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *maroo "hard, stiff, dry"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Maaroa, maroʔa Estar de pie; ponerse de pie. To be standing, to get up, to rise, to stand. Problematic (Fts)
Fijian Maroo Mean, grudging Problematic (Cpl)
Hawaiian Maaloo Taut, firm, straight (Pki)
Marquesas Maaʔoo Straight (???)
Marquesas Maʔo Se lever, se mettre debout, se tenir debout (Lch). Debout, standing [Northwest Marquesan Dialect] (Atl). (Dln)
Marquesas Mou To rise up (Rbs)
New Zealand Maori Maaroo Stretched out, stiff, hard, solid, unyielding, be steadily on course; fathom (i.e. measure of outstretched arms (Wms)
Pukapuka Malo/na To stretch something Problematic (Mta)
Rarotongan Maaroo Hard (not soft), stiff, tough (Bse)
Rennellese Maagoo Hard (Ebt)
Rotuman Maroo Taut, stretched tight Borrowed (Cwd)
Samoan Maaloo Stiff (Prt)
Tikopia Maaro True (i.e.exact, as qualifier to direction terms) (Fth)
Tokelau Maaloo Be tight, taut (Sma)
Tuvalu Maaloo To stretch (v.t., v.i.); be taut (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Maloo Tight, fully stretched (Hvn)

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