Protoform: MANA-QAKI [NP] Exercise mana; endow with mana

Description: Exercise mana; endow with mana
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian

*0 << PN *mana.1 "power, effectiveness, prestige"
*8 Note. (Clk) suggests two senses for this, "a subject-focus transitive extension of mana, a verb predicated of human beings indicating an ability to effect certain results (`be mana (successful) (with respect to)'; while the others represent an object-focus derivation (`cause to be mana' or `bestow mana on')".

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Fijian Mana-ti Affected by a disease Problematic (Cpl)
Mota Manag Convey mana to, make to be mana, influence with mana, a charm Problematic (Cdn)
New Zealand Maori Manaaki-tia Show respect or kindness to; entertain (Wms)
Nggela Manangi To make successful, efficient; to empower, authorise; to rule over; to tame; a worker of magic, wizard, scientist Problematic (Fox)
Nggela Manage To give a commission, per centage, for doing something of the cost of the thing (sic) Problematic (Fox)
Rennellese Manaʔaki Be successful with; grant a prayer, respond favourably to worship (Ebt)
Rennellese Manaʔaki/na Get, see, do for the first time (of something difficult to obtain or do); to succeed; at last, finally (Ebt)
Tahitian Manaa Manageable, moveable, portable; to be able to do or manage a thing; the thing is mentioned as manageable or otherwise, manaa ia ia`u it is manageable by me Problematic (Lmt)
Tuamotu Maanaaki/na Be attained, reached (Stn)

9 entries found

Download: Pollex-Text, XML Format.