Protoform: MATA-LIKI.A [PN] Small, minute; fine (mesh, weave, etc.); small points or lights: *mata(li)liki

Description: Small, minute; fine (mesh, weave, etc.); small points or lights: *mata(li)liki
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*0 << PN *mata.1 "eye, face", *riki "small"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Mataliliki Petit, minuscule (écriture, tatouage) (Mfr)
Easter Island Matariki File; tool (Fts)
Hawaiian Makaliʔi Tiny, very small, fine, wee, small-meshed, narrow wefts (Pki)
Mangaia Kaakaro matariki Look carefully, watch carefully Uncertain Semantic Connection (Sta)
New Zealand Maori Matariki Small, minute (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Matariki Superior quality of reeds for lining the roof and walls of a house... (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Whaka/matariki Reduce to fragments (Wms)
Nukumanu Matalliki In small pieces (Trt)
Nukuoro Madaligi Skilful at craft work, craftsmanlike; craftsman (Crl)
Penrhyn Matariki The pupil of the eye (Sta)
Pukapuka Mataliki Small size mesh Problematic (Sby)
Rarotongan Matariki Narrowly, intently (of looking) Problematic (Bse)
Rarotongan ʔAakara matariki Watch narrowly, examine intently, stare hard Uncertain Semantic Connection (Bse)
Samoan Mataliliki To be finely plaited, as a mat or hat; to have small meshes, as a net (Prt)
Takuu Matalliki Small, tiny (Hwd)
Tokelau Mataliliki Fine, not coarse; (of net) have small mesh; (of grater) fine-toothed (Sma)
Tongan Mataliki (of plants or trees) Begin to produce flower-buds; (of a number of boats or distant islands) to appear as dots or small patches on the horizon (Cwd)
Tuamotu Matariki The two small eyes of a coconut; a barnacle, barnacles (Stn)
Tuvalu Mataliki Narrow (of an opening). Fine (of net) (Rby). (Jsn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Mdaliki Narrow (Hvn)

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