Protoform: MO-QI [PN] Small thing or portion

Description: Small thing or portion
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. PPN *momo "fragments".

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Ngo Prefix indicating that an object has in some way been altered in such a manner as to prepare it for use (e.g. ngo-ika 'piece of cooked fish', ngo-paka 'piece of tobacco ready for smoking') Problematic (Fbg)
East Uvea Moo (ʔi) Morceau, pièce, lambeau (de) (Rch)
Emae Mo/a/kai Les restes (leftover food) (Rve)
Ifira-Mele Mii Diminutive article, plural (Clk)
Luangiua Mou/isi Few (Smd)
Mangareva Mei/mata Larme (Rch)
Marquesas Moe haʔa (MQN) Racines de pandanus qui ne touchent pas encore terre Uncertain Semantic Connection (Lch)
New Zealand Maori Tai/moi Neap tide Problematic (Wms)
Niue Mohi/mohi Small, tiny Phonologically Irregular (Sph)
Nukumanu Mo/isi Few (Trt)
Pukapuka Moo Small bit of. Ni moo mea, a little bit of it (Bge)
Rennellese Moʔi Fine, as hair, sennit, mats or print in a book (Ebt)
Rennellese Moʔi/moʔi To use sparingly, as food or clothes (Ebt)
Rotuman Moi Noun classifier, little (Cwd)
Samoan Moʔi/moʔi Small (Prt)
Samoan Moi/moi Small fishes left in a net after the large ones are taken out (Prt)
Takuu Mo/isi Few, small quantity (Mle)
Tikopia Moi/moi Particle, as of food, earth etc. (Fth)
Tikopia Mo A portion, such as can be held in the hand (Fth)
Tikopia Moi/moi Shred, reduce to particles (Fth)
Tongan Meʔi Small quantity of; piece or bit of Phonologically Irregular (Cwd)
Tuvalu Moo A few; a little (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Mei/tama Boy. Small child (Hnh). (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Mua, mui Small, little (prenuclear particle indicating a small amount of what is referred to by the following noun) Phonologically Irregular (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Mei/taine Girl (Hvn)

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