Protoform: MUQA.A [OC] Front, before

Description: Front, before
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic

*0 >> PN *muqa-ki "be first, lead", *too-muqa "be early, first"
*4 POC *muqa "front, bow of boat; (be) in front, precede; formerly" (LPO I:188,II:247,310, V:420).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Mua Before, in front; front, the forward part of something (Fbg)
East Futuna Muʔa Before, in front; past time (future in certain contexts) (Bgs)
East Uvea Muʔa Before, front (Rch)
Easter Island Muʔa In front of. Front (Wbr). (Fts)
Easter Island Ko/muʔa o te rima Palm of hand (Wbr)
Easter Island ʔI muʔa Before (Wbr)
Emae Mua First (Cpl)
Fijian Mua Before (space) (Cpl)
Hawaiian Mua Before (space, time) (Pki)
Ifira-Mele Moa Forward, front Phonologically Irregular (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Mua Before (Lbr)
Luangiua ʔO muu Story opening (Smd)
Luangiua Mua Before, in front. Ancient (Smd). (Hbn)
Luangiua I mua Zuerst [first] (Sar)
Mangareva Mua Before, front. Devant, avant; premier; extrémité, pointe (Rch)
Mangareva Ko/mua Antérieur (Rch)
Mangareva Mua/mua Extrémité d'un espace (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Mua Before; first (Krk)
Manihiki-Rakahanga (I) mua/ra In the beginning; in olden times, in former times (Sve)
Marquesas Mua Devant. Auparavant, avant (Lch). (Dln)
Marquesas Ha/mua Enfant premier-né, aîné (Lch)
Marquesas Ko/mua (Ua Pou), ʔomua Avant, auparavant; autrefois, jadis (Lch)
Marquesas Mua/mua Bout, extrémité, pointe (Lch)
Marquesas Mua/mua Bout, extrémité, pointe (Dln)
Marquesas A, mure First (Rbs)
Moriori I mu(u) Ahead; formerly (Shd)
Moriori O/mu(a) First (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Mua Space or place in front; earlier period; restricted or tapu part of marae, i.e. in front of meeting-house (Bgs)
Niuafoʔou Muʔa Before (space, time) Problematic (Dye)
Niuafoʔou Ki muʔa Before (time) (Tmo)
Niue Mua Front, in front of; in the presence of (Sph)
Nuguria Haka/mua Vor, vorn (Ths)
Nuguria Mua (Be) first; front, in front of, before; in times of creation (Dvl)
Nukumanu Mua Front (Fbg)
Nukumanu I mua Before, previously; of old; in front of, ahead of (Trt)
Nukuoro Mua Front, before, ahead (Crl)
Penrhyn Mua Front, before (Sta)
Pukapuka Mua Front (Bge)
Rapa Mua Front of house, long side (Sks)
Rarotongan Mua Before (space, time) (Bse)
Rennellese Muʔa Front, before, ahead (Ebt)
Rotuman Mua Mua. :Front, before (Cwd)
Samoan Mua The first (Prt)
Samoan Luma In front of, forward Problematic (Prt)
Sikaiana Mua Front, before (Dnr)
Tahitian Mua Nom locatif: devant, avant (dans le temps ou l'espace) (Lmt)
Takuu Mua Front, first, before, ahead (Mle)
Tikopia Mua First (in space or time); ahead (Fth)
Tokelau Mua Front, in front, forward (Sma)
Tongan Muʔa Front; space or place in front or further forward (Cwd)
Tongan Mooa. Gi-mooa. First, preceding; the capital town of an island; a rank in socity. In front, first in rank or place, forwards, before. (Mar)
Tuamotu Mua The front, forepart, of place; the former, past, of time (Stn)
Tupuaki Matani na mua Headwind (Grn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Mua Front, first one, before (Ray)
West Futuna Faká/moa First yam eaten (Cpl)
West Futuna Moa, mua Before, in front of, front Phonologically Irregular (Dty)
West Uvea Moa [mwa] Adverbe marquant une priorité temporelle ou spatiale: avant, auparavant, d'abord, devant (se place avant ou après le verbe qu'il modifie); être devant (v) Phonologically Irregular (Hmn)

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