Protoform: MAQOTA [OC] A tree (Dysoxylum sp.)

Description: A tree (Dysoxylum sp.)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic

*2 PFJ *makota (Gty.1991).
*2 PCP *maxota, "a tree (Dysoxylum)"
*4 POC *maqota "Dysoxylum sp." (LPO III:196)
*8 Note. The MAO reflex and the gloss "fresh-grown, green" appears first in WD3 (1871); the gloss "a tree (Dysoxylum spectabilis)" first appears in WD5 with an example which should be translated by the former gloss.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Maaʔota A shrub (Dysoxylum forsteri) (Bgs)
East Futuna Maʔota Plante (Pongamia pinnata), Légumineuse (Mfr)
East Uvea Maʔota Tree (Dysoxylum samoense) (Rch)
Fijian Mavota A tree (Myristica grandifolia) (Cpl)
New Zealand Maori Maaota A tree (Dysoxylum spectabile); fresh-grown, green. A patch of land or fern gully that has not been burnt off for many years ; weeds and scrub on land that has been abandoned, second growth (Tgr). (Wms)
Niue Maota, moota Tree (Dysoxylum richii) (McE)
Niue Moota, maota Tree (Dysoxylum forsteri) (Sph)
Pukapuka Maota Name of a woman in past (ref. to foreign tree?) Problematic (Sby)
Rennellese Maʔota Kind of tree valuable for house timbers, Amoora (Ebt)
Samoan Maota Trees of the genus Dysoxylum (Prt)
Takuu Maota Tree sp. with hard, red, wood, food for making planks, that drifts to Takuu (Mle)
Tongan Moʔota Bush with a strong scent (Dysoxylum richii) (Cwd) (Dysoxylum forsteri) (Whr) (Cwd)
West Futuna Tavai/mota Dysoxylum gaudichaudianum (Wly)

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