Protoform: MENE [PN] Shrink back, withdraw, contract; round, fat

Description: Shrink back, withdraw, contract; round, fat
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*0 >> CE *koo-mene "contract"
*1 Cf. PPN *mege "shrivelled, withered".

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Me/mene/ Find unattractive, withdraw from (Bgs)
East Futuna Mene Enorme (Mfr)
East Uvea Me(me)ne(mene) Se rider, se resesserrer, se comprimer (Btn)
Hawaiian Mene Shrink back (Pki)
Kapingamarangi Mene/mene Unable to defecate or urinate (Lbr)
Kapingamarangi Mene Satiated with food Uncertain Semantic Connection (Ebt)
Luangiua Meŋe Action during intercourse; flat [sc. fat?] bottom - person (Smd)
Luangiua Haa/meŋe Retreat (Smd)
Mangareva Mene Se ployer (se dit des tranchants qui se ployent au contact d'un corps dur). Turned or blunted (of blade by hard object). (Rch)
Marquesas Me ne me ne Thick, close set Problematic (Rbs)
Moriori Mene Disappear (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Mene Draw together, assemble; draw up cheeks in a grin (Wms)
Niue Mege Shrink back, dodge Phonologically Irregular (Sph)
Nukuoro Mene/mene Penis Uncertain Semantic Connection (Crl)
Penrhyn Mene/mene Big, fatted (Sta)
Pukapuka Me/mene Withdraw, retreat from an original location (Mta)
Rarotongan Koo/mene/ Contract, draw back, shrink (Sve)
Rennellese Mene/mene Go off by oneself, as into forest (Ebt)
Rennellese Mene Go into, enter, penetrate; set, as sun; sink into; disappear from sight (Ebt)
Samoan Mene/mene Small (of the breasts) (Prt)
Tahitian Mene/mene Rond, sphérique Uncertain Semantic Connection (Lmt)
Tikopia Meene Sink, incline downwards (Fth)
Tongan Mene Shrink back (Cwd)
Tuamotu Mene/mene Round Uncertain Semantic Connection (Stn)
Tuvalu M/mene To shrink back, recoil, shy away from (Jsn)
West Futuna Mene Rentrer la tête dans les épaules (Rve)

26 entries found

Download: Pollex-Text, XML Format.