Protoform: MATA-MATA [PN] Small points, many small things of the same kind

Description: Small points, many small things of the same kind
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*0 < PN *mata.1a

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Matamata ika Hail (n) (Fts)
Hawaiian Makamaka Buds, as forming on the corm of a taro (Pki)
Mangareva Matamata Goutte (Rch)
Marquesas Matamata Mamelons ou petites excroissances sur les fruits à pain; gouttes (Dln)
Marquesas Matamata ahi (MQS) Gerbe d'étincelles; shower of sparks (Chf)
Niue Faka/matamata To kindle (traditionally associated with 'small pieces' of kindling materials used to start the 'eye' of a fire) (Sph)
Nukuoro Madamada a me A miscellaneous assortment (Crl)
Samoan Matamata Kindling; to kindle (Mnr)
Tahitian Matamata A second or after crop of fruit (Dvs)
Tongan Matamata/ʔau Ruffling or rippling of the sea where two currents meet, or where the current meets with obstructions (Cwd)

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