Protoform: PAATA [PN] Loud-mouthed, boastful: *pa(a)ta(pa(a)ta)(i)

Description: Loud-mouthed, boastful: *pa(a)ta(pa(a)ta)(i)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*8 Note: MAO reflects the transitivising suffix *`i.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea Paatapaata Impertinent, malhonnête, malin, audacieux, grossier (Rch)
New Zealand Maori Paatai(tai) Provoke, challenge, jeer, mock; question, inquire (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Patapata/i Freq. of above (Wms)
Samoan Paata Blustering, bullying (when help is near) (Prt)
Samoan Paatapata Redupl. of above (Prt)
Tokelau Gutu patapata Said of one who gossips a lot (Sma)
Tongan Paatapata Have a lot to say; keep on expressing one's opinion; be jubilant (Cwd)

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