Protoform: MATI-KAO [NP] Finger, toe

Description: Finger, toe
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian

*1 Cf. NP *maqi-kao "finger, toe". EP *kao.1 "sprout, shoot".
*8 The prefixes *mati- and *maqi- may be different reductions from **mata-qi-. Compare
NP *maqi-kuku, *mati-kuku "fingernail, claw"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Emae Matikao Fingers (Cpl)
Hawaiian Mikiʔao Claw, nail, as of finger or toe Phonologically Irregular (Pki)
Mangaia Matikao Finger (Chn)
Mangareva Matikao Doigts des pieds ou des mains (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Matiko Finger (Krk)
New Zealand Maori Matihao Finger, claw Phonologically Irregular (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Matikao Be in bud, of trees Uncertain Semantic Connection (Wms)
Penrhyn Matikoo Finger nail, toe nail (Sta)
Pukapuka Matikao Claw (Sby)
Rarotongan Matikao Toe, finger (dialectal) (Bse)
Sikaiana Motikao Finger Phonologically Irregular (Dnr)
Tikopia Ma(t)ikao Finger (Fth)
Tuamotu Matikao The claw, nail, talon of birds and beasts (Stn)
West Futuna MatSiko/rima (ANI) Finger (Cpl)
West Futuna MatSiko/vae (ANI) Little toe (Cpl)

15 entries found

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