Protoform: MAATA-KI [PN] Visit, inspect, observe

Description: Visit, inspect, observe
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*0 << PN *mata.1e "see, look", *ma-mata "look at"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Mataki (atu) To look, observe (Fbg)
East Futuna Maataki Surveiller, guetter (Mfr)
East Uvea Mataki Surveiller, voir, examiner; faire signe des yeux, donner un signal par une oeillade (Rch)
Hawaiian Maakaʔi To police, inspect, spy; policeman, guard (Pki)
Hawaiian Maakaʔi/kaʔi To visit, see the sights; spectator (Pki)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Maataki Look at (Krk)
Moriori Mataki See (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Maataki(taki) Look at, inspect, watch, peer, pry (Wms)
Niue Mataki/a To look at, peep, pry (Sph)
Penrhyn Maataki To visit (Sta)
Rapa Mataki To look at (Sks)
Rarotongan Maataki Visit (go and) see something or somebody, watch (as spectator) (Bse)
Rennellese Mataki/taki Calm season when voyages were made between Rennell and Bellona, about December to February Problematic (Ebt)
Samoan Mataʔi Observe, notice; remark, admire (Prt)
Tahitian Maataʔi/taʔi Regarder, être spectateur, visiter (Lmt)
Tahitian Matai/tai Look, examine, satisfy curiosity (Dvs)
Tikopia Maataki Look, observe (Fth)
Tokelau Maataki (of communal work) Commence, begin Uncertain Semantic Connection (Sma)
Tongan Mataki Spy (n) (Cwd)
Tuamotu Maataki Drop in on, call on, go to see, visit informally (Stn)
Tuamotu Maataki/taki Look at, watch, observe attentively, as a game or contest; to gaze, peer about; to inspect, examine (Stn)
West Futuna Mataki/na Watch for, be cautious about; watch over, care for, look out for (Dty)
West Futuna Mo/xmoSiki-na To spy, peer (Cpl)

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