Protoform: MATA-A-PULE [PN] Man of rank

Description: Man of rank
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*0 << PN *mata.1a 'eye, face', *pule.2 "authority"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Mataapule Chef, superieur; le premier enfant de la famille (Mfr)
East Uvea Mataapule Etranger, chef, aîné de famille (Rch)
Niue Matapule/ga Ceremonial rite of passage (in modern times associated with circumcision) (Sph)
Tikopia Mataapure Ritual elder in traditional religious system (Fth)
Tongan Mataapule Man of honourable rank or station; minor chief; chief's attendant and spokesman; sibling-in-law of same sex (Cwd)
Tongan Mataboole A rank below chiefs (Mar)

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