Protoform: MANA-QIA [PN] Attractive (person): *ma(a)na`ia

Description: Attractive (person): *ma(a)naʔia
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*0 << PN *mana.1a "power, effectiveness, prestige"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Manaia Qui a beacoup d'amants; amouraché, amoureux (Gzl)
East Futuna Manaʔia Etre aimé; aimer (agent singulier) (Mfr)
East Uvea Manaʔia Qui a du succès avec les femmes, qui est recherché par les femmes (Rch)
Kapingamarangi Manee To desire physically a member of the opposite sex Problematic (Lbr)
New Zealand Maori Manaia Carving of a stylized human figure in profile Problematic (Bgs)
Niue Manaia Decorated, embellished, decorative (Sph)
Pukapuka Maanaia Decorative design figure (as on a wrestling belt) (Sby)
Samoan Maanaia Attractive, smart, fine, beautiful; chief's son (Prt)
Tikopia Manai(a) Leader, excellent person (Fth)
Tokelau Maanaia Beautiful, pretty, handsome (Sma)
Tongan Maanaʔia Young man of especially attractive appearance, or especially attractive to young women. Also adj (Cwd)

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