Protoform: MAHU.A [OC] Be abundant, plentiful (of food)

Description: Be abundant, plentiful (of food)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic

*3 PEO *mazu "sated" (Gty. 1983).
*4 POC *mansuR "abundance, replete" (Fwt. 1983).
*41 POC *masuR "satiatiated, full (of the stomach after eating); fertile, bring forth plentifully, abundance of food" (ACD), 'sated with food or drink' (LPO V:256)
*45 PEMP *masuR/mosuR "satiated" (Bst.1978).
*7 PBN *mathu "be sated" (Lvy. 1979).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Mau Have abundance of (especially vegetable) food (Bgs)
Easter Island Mau Abundant (Fts)
Emae Masu Abundance of fruit Problematic (Cpl)
Ifira-Mele Mau Plenty of food (Clk)
Marquesas Mau Festin, repas. Grand repas, festin avec beaucoup d'invités (Lch). (Dln)
Marquesas Mou (ki) A feast (Crk)
New Zealand Maori Mau Food products (Wms)
Niue Mahu Abundance of food, to be abundant (Sph)
Niue Muhu (with following noun) Abundant in, have plenty of (what is denoted by the noun) (Sph)
Rarotongan Mau Time of plenty (Bse)
Samoan Mau Have an abundance of food (Prt)
Tikopia Mau Produce of the earth (Fth)
Tokelau Mau Abundance of food (Sma)
Tongan Mahu Abundance, abundant, productive (Cwd)
Tongan Mohu Well supplied, to be (Cwd)
Tuamotu Mau Abundance (?), a sustainer (Stn)
Tuvalu Mau Season when tree is with fruit (Rby)
Waya Masu Make a humble request or supplication; pray Uncertain Semantic Connection (Ply)
West Futuna Mau Plentiful (of food) (Cpl)

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