Protoform: PATA.1B [PN] Spot or mark, blemish on skin; spotty, pimply

Description: Spot or mark, blemish on skin; spotty, pimply
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *pata.3 "coarse (sand, gravel), made of large particles"
*8 Note: NIU, DRD forms rejected because not attested by better sources.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian Paka/paka Wrinkled, scaly (Pki)
Marquesas Pata Petites pustules, petites plaies sur la peau (Dln)
Marquesas Pata/pata Tacheté, maculé, de diverses couleurs, taches, macules, madrures; marqueter, marqueté, madré. Moucheté (Lch). (Banane) tigré; ripe spotted banana (Atl). (Dln)
Marquesas Póta Spot, spotted (Crk)
Marquesas Pata (Ua Huka, Ua Pou) Tache (sur le dos des requins); patch (on a shark's back) (Chf)
Marquesas Poʔte, poʔte Spotted, mottled Phonologically Irregular (Rbs)
Marquesas Poti/poti Tacheté, marqueté, bigarré... Phonologically Irregular (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Pata Suckers on the tentaculae of the cuttlefish (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Pa/pata Covered with spots or pimples (Wms)
Niue Patapata To have a rash (on the skin) Problematic (Sph)
Niue Patapata Fish sp. (grey with orange patches on back, black spots on head and belly) (McE)
Penrhyn Pata Dot, spot; dotted, spotted (Sta)
Rarotongan Pata Drop, spot, round mark (Bse)
Rarotongan Koo/pata/pata Spotted, speckled (Bse)
Samoan Pata Swollen, lumpy, as the skin from eruptive complaints, or the bites of insects ; marked by a blow or sting (Prt)
Tahitian Pata/pata Tacheté (Lmt)
Tikopia Pata Blister; a spot on the skin, pimple (Fth)
Tikopia Papata Covered with pimples (Drd)
Tokelau Pata Be marked (of skin) by a blow, insect bite (Sma)
West Futuna Patapata Be a little itchy (Dty)

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