Protoform: MALA.1 [PN] Tree sp

Description: Tree sp
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*3 PROC *m(w)ala "tree sp., perhaps Adenanthera pavonina" (LPO III:149)
*5 PMP *mala "tree sp." (Bst.1970).
*6 PAN *mala "tree sp." (Bst.1971:52).
*8 "The items glossed 'A.pavonina' are all from languages located in Vanuatu, and probably reflect a series of borrowings. Items denoting other species are presumably chance resemblances." (LPO ibid.)

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Mala/mea Plante (Aglaia psilopetala) (Mfr)
Emae Mara/maraa Tree sp. (Adenanthera pavonina) (Cpl)
Fijian Mala A tree (Dysoxylum sp.) (Cpl)
Ifira-Mele Mwara Kind of tree, probably (Adenanthera pavonina) (Clk)
Niue Ma/mala/ A tree (Sph)
Niue Mamala A shrub (wands of which are used as the shafts of tika) (McE)
Rennellese Maga/bu Large tree sp, Flacourtiaceae (?Caesaria sp.) (Ebt)
Rennellese Maga/kanae Tree sp. (Cordia subcordata) (Ebt)
Rennellese Maga/ko A kind of shrub (Ficus spp.) with edible berries and leaves (Ebt)
Tahitian Mara Arbre dont le bois est dur (Nauclea forsteri, Neonauclea forsteri) (Lmt)
Tongan Mala/mala-ʔa-toa Tree sp., Memecylon harveyi (Whr)
Tuamotu Mara Tou tree, (Cordia subcordata) (Stn)
Tupuaki Mara (Nauclea rotundifolia) (Atn)

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