Protoform: MEQA.B [PN] Do (used for a range of verbal senses, particularly 'do, make, cause', 'intend', 'say')

Description: Do (used for a range of verbal senses, particularly ʔdo, make, causeʔ, ʔintendʔ, ʔsayʔ)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea Meʔa Faire; venir, aller (terme respectueux) (Rch)
Easter Island Meʔe/meʔe Burla, mofa. Jest, mockery. (Fts)
Hawaiian Mea To say; to bother, disturb (Pki)
Ifira-Mele Nea/a Do, make, work (on garden), write (letter), put Phonologically Irregular (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Mee Be able (Lbr)
Luangiua Mee/mee Begatten [copulate] (Sar)
Luangiua Mee Say; do (Sar)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Mea Appear; about to (Krk)
Marquesas Mea/mea Farcer, badiner, plaisanter; farce, badinerie, plaisanterie (Dln)
Marquesas Mea Faire (Dln)
Moriori Me Say, recite; desire (to) (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Mea Do, deal with; cause, make; say; intend, wish (Wms)
Nuguria Mee (pass. me/ina) Do; have; be (Dvl)
Nukumanu Mea/ke, mea/tu Say, answer; call (give a name) (Trt)
Nukumanu Mee Think; say (Trt)
Nukumanu Mee/mee ika Fish (v) (Trt)
Nukuoro Me (A word which can substitute for any nominal, adjectival or verbal notion) (Crl)
Penrhyn Mea To do (a proform) (Sta)
Pukapuka Mea To do, act (may refer to any action according to context: to tell, to say, to preoceed, to intend to, etc.) (Bge)
Rarotongan Mea Used with wide range of meanings, almost as a pro-verb: do, make. Do something, bring something, be about to do something, say, tell, think, wish (Bse)
Samoan Mea To do, to prepare (Prt)
Sikaiana Mee (ki) Plan to do something (Dnr)
Sikaiana Mea Do, make, cause; have intercourse (Dnr)
Tahitian Mea To do, a word used as a convenient substitute instead of naming the action (Dvs)
Takuu Mee Do, make, create, gather; intend, get ready to do something, (of an event) appear likely to occur; act or behave in a certain manner (Mle)
Tikopia Meea/a Request strongly, urge, plead, insist (Fth)
Tokelau Mea ake Show me! Let me see! (Sma)
Tongan Meʔá mo Do...sometimes (Cwd)
Tongan Ka meʔá If that is the case (Cwd)
Tongan Meʔa Honorific for various verbs meaning 'go, come, think, stand, sit' etc. (Cwd)
Tuamotu Mea To do, deal with, perform (a non-descript predicative substituting for any action mentioned, understood or implied) (Stn)
West Futuna Ma/ŋane (ANI) To do, to act; an action (Cpl)

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