Protoform: MATE.1C [PN] Feel strong desire or need

Description: Feel strong desire or need
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*0 > PN *mate-hoge, *mate-kai 'hungry'

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian Make Desire, want; to want (Pki)
Ifira-Mele Mate/a Love passionately (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Made i di hiigai Ravenous (Lbr)
Mangareva Mate Avoir soif; aimer d'un amour profane, désirer passionnément (Rch)
Marquesas Mate Besoin naturel; vif désir (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Mate In want of, lacking; overcome with any emotion; deeply in love; desire (Wms)
Niue Mate To desire, to need intensely, to want something very much (Sph)
Rarotongan Mate Suffer (any oppressive physical or mental condition, e.g. hunger, thirst, misfortune, danger, intense desire) (Bse)
Rarotongan Mate/pongi Feel hungry; hunger (Bse)
Rennellese Mate/kaga To be very thirsty (Ebt)
Sikaiana Mate To fall in love, including as a result of love magic (Dnr)
Tongan Mate To 'almost die' with, to be overcome or carried away with (laughter, weeping, desire, sleepiness, fear, etc.) (Cwd)
West Futuna Mate ta vai Thirsty (Dty)
West Futuna Mate/ia To long for, to be dying for a thing (Dty)

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