Protoform: MAGO [MP] Dry; old (of things)

Description: Dry; old (of things)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *magu.2 'dried up'
*3 PEO *(ma)Rag(ou) "withered" (Gty. 1990:64).
*4 POC *[ma]Ra9o "become withered (of vegetation)" (LPO II:220)
*41 POC *maRa9o "coconut growth stage 9: ripe, flesh hardened (or stage 10, dry and ready to fall)" (LPO III:365).
*42 PCEMP *ma-Ra9uʔ "dry" (ACD).
*5 PMP *(ma)Ra9aw "dry" (Blust 1981b).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Mango A kind of fern (Fbg)
East Futuna Mago Old (of things) (Bgs)
Kapingamarangi Manga Turn brown (from heating), tan in the sun (Lbr)
Mangareva Mago Premier, principal. First; chief (Tgr). Uncertain Semantic Connection (Rch)
Mangareva Tai mago/a Marée basse (Rch)
Niue Mago Dry, dried up (e.g. ground); overcooked (Sph)
Niue Maago/a Empty, dry (of fallen coconut) (Sph)
Nuguria Manu Trocken Problematic (Ths)
Nuguria M/mano Fade, wither (of leaves) (Dvl)
Pukapuka Mango Mature, ripe (Bge)
Rotuman Mag/magu/ Shrivelled up with dryness, of leaves, copra, etc. (Cwd)
Samoan Mago Dry up, be dry (as wood, clothes) (Prt)
Tikopia Mango Fully mature, old (of vegetable foods) (Fth)
Tokelau Mago Dry (Sma)
Tongan Maango/a Having very little juice in it Problematic (Cwd)
Tuvalu Mago Used, worn out, old (of objects) (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Mango/a Dry (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Mango Fern Uncertain Semantic Connection (Hvn)

18 entries found

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