Protoform: MAQU.1 [PN] Fixed, firm; constant, persistent, permanent; caught, stuck, snagged

Description: Fixed, firm; constant, persistent, permanent; caught, stuck, snagged
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*0 >> PN *faka-maqu "attach, make fast", *taa-mau "fasten, secure", *tuqu-maqu "permanent, regular, constant"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Mau Fixed. strong. Brave; always (Fbg). (Yen)
East Futuna Maʔu Fixed, constant, firm . Sans arrêt, toujours, constamment (postverbe) (Bgs)
East Uvea Maʔu Ferme, stable, solide, fixe; solidement, fortement, constamment, sans interruption (Rch)
Easter Island Maʔu Firm, solid, hard (Fts)
Emae Mau Firm, tight (Cpl)
Hawaiian Mau Steady, constant; frequently, commonly; continue; stopped, snagged, caught, stuck (Pki)
Ifira-Mele Mau Unbroken, in one piece, all together (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Mau Tight, firm, steady. Strong, strength (of character or purpose) (Lbr)
Luangiua Haa/mau Intermittent (Smd)
Luangiua Mau Firm, stuck (Smd)
Luangiua Ha/mau Always (Hbn)
Luangiua E kuu e mau Können sich nicht bewegen [unable to move] (Sar)
Mangareva Mau Solid, anchored. Solide, stable; être vrai, exact; être à l'ancre, mettre à l'ancre (Rch). (Jnu)
Mangareva Ma/mau Etre à l'ancre (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Mou Caught (Bck)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Mau Keep going (Sve)
Marquesas Mau Ferme, solide, attaché; encore, encore un peu; pris, saisi. Affermir, consolider, amarrer, agrafer, fixer, maintenir, tenir; fermement, encore un peu plus, encore davantage (Lch). Attraper par l'hameçon; to hook [a fish] (Atl). (Dln)
Marquesas Mou To proceed in discourse; to hold fast; to be steady; to contain; to fit in (Crk)
Moriori Mau Be held (Shd)
Moriori Ka/mau Constant (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Mau (i) Fixed, constant; lay hold of (stat.) Continuing, lasting, established (Bgs)
Niuafoʔou Maʔu Fixed Problematic (Dye)
Niue Mau Complete, finished; stopped, held; fixed; ready. Constantly, permanently, customarily (McE). (Sph)
Nukumanu M/mau Firmly, tightly; be found (in a place) (Trt)
Nukuoro Mau Caught; usual; usually (Crl)
Nukuoro M/mau Mastered, memorized, known by heart (Crl)
Penrhyn Mau Be held tight (Sta)
Pukapuka Mau Firm, fast (Bge)
Pukapuka Mou Often, over and over again. Pre-verbal particle of frequency (with verbs of motion) (Sby). Phonologically Irregular (Bge)
Rarotongan Mou Fixed, snagged, retained, steady (Bse)
Rennellese Maʔu Solid, firm, make fast; also, too (Ebt)
Samoan Mau Firm, fast (Prt)
Samoan Manava ma/mau A type of constipation (McP)
Sikaiana M(m)au Fixed, firm (Dnr)
Sikaiana M/mau Firm, tight (Dnr)
Tahitian Mau Etre fixe, maintenu, retenu, arreté, détenu (Lmt)
Takuu Mau Firmly caught on a hook; constipated, sluggish; stuck on, firmly attached; (of a name, idea etc.) stick, not be readily forgotten; support oneself in falling (Mle)
Takuu M/mau Hard, firm, inflexible, immovable (Mle)
Tikopia Mau Firm, secure; constant, regular; established (Fth)
Tokelau Mau Be fixed, fast, firm; firmly, persistently, permanently (Sma)
Tongan Maʔu Fixed, firm, settled, regular; (adv) firmly, tightly, still (quiet), permanently, always (Cwd)
Tongan Maoo Clear; to define; explanatory (Mar)
Tongan Moʔu- (with -a) Indicates continuation for a long time, or for too long a time (Cwd)
Tuamotu Mau Fixed, constant, permanent, continuing, lasting (Stn)
Tuvalu Mau Firm; snagged (Rby)
Tuvalu M/mau Attached, fixed, closed; tight (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Mau Broad, strong (Grn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Mau Steady, tight, strong (Hvn)
West Futuna Mau Firmly (Dty)
West Uvea Mau Constant (Hmn)

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