Protoform: MAFI [PN] Strong, powerful, energetic, hardworking

Description: Strong, powerful, energetic, hardworking
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Mapi An energetic or industrious man; a man who is constantly doing work (Fbg)
East Futuna Mafi Hardworking (Mfr)
East Uvea Mafi Hardworking, strong (Rch)
Easter Island Mahi Insistir (con porfia) (Cnt)
Hawaiian Mahi Cultivate (Pki)
Kapingamarangi Mahi Strength, power, energy (Lbr)
Luangiua Mahi Strength, power; strong (Smd)
Luangiua Mahi/aŋa Majority (Smd)
Luangiua Hai/mahi Schimpfen [abuse] Uncertain Semantic Connection (Sar)
Marquesas Máhhe To wrestle (Crk)
Marquesas Mahi Exciter à se battre en frappant des main et en indiquant la manière de vaincre; agacer les chiens (Dln)
Moriori Mahi Action (Shd)
Mota Maw/mauwi/ To work Problematic (Cdn)
New Zealand Maori Mahi To work, to do; task, exploit (Wms)
Niuafoʔou Mafi Powerful (Tmo)
Nuguria He/mehi Strong (Ray)
Nukumanu Mahi Work (v,n); power, authority; very (post-verbal particle); (heavenly) body (Trt)
Nukumanu Hai (m)mahi Exceed, surpass; strongly (Trt)
Nukuoro Mahi/ bodo Easily tired (Crl)
Nukuoro Mahi/ loa Tireless (Crl)
Nukuoro M/mahi Strong, strength, force, power, energy (Crl)
Rapa Mai/a Strong, hard (Sks)
Rennellese Mahi Strong, vigorous (Ebt)
Sikaiana Mahi Strength, power, authority; very (postposed) (Dnr)
Takuu Mafi Strong (of wind) (Hwd)
Takuu Mahi Strong (esp. of wind); (of curry) spicy, hot; (of a sickness) severe; (of mosquitoes, etc.) plentiful, fierce (Mle)
Tikopia Mafi Industrious, hardworking (Fth)
Tokelau Mafi (of things one often likes doing) Be excessive, be too much [ex. eating]; (of things done) favourite task, preferred work (Sma)
Tongan Mafi Powerful (Cwd)
Tuamotu Mahi Exploit, deed (Stn)
Tuvalu Mafi Hardworking, strong (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Mahi Strong, insistent (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Mahi/na Strength (Ray)
Vaeakau-Taumako Ngahi/a Insist Phonologically Irregular (Hvn)
West Futuna Mah/mafi Strong; to overpower, to win a contest (Dty)
West Futuna (H)mafi(a) Very; intensifier of intransitive actions and states or conditons (Dty)
West Futuna Mafi/ekina Complete a job; recur (of sickness) (Dty)
West Futuna Mafi/a Strong (obs.) (Dty)

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