Reconstruction:Proto-Malayo-Polynesian/(ma-)tuqah

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This Proto-Malayo-Polynesian entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-Malayo-PolynesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Austronesian *(ma-)tuqaS.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /(ma)tuʔah/, /(ma)tuqah/

AdjectiveEdit

*(ma-)tuqah

  1. old (of a living being: having lived for relatively many years)

DescendantsEdit

  • Hawaiian: makua
  • Malay: tua, tuha
    • Indonesian: tua
  • Maori: matua
  • Niuean: motua
  • Rapa Nui: matu'a
  • Rarotongan: matua
  • Samoan: matuā
  • South Marquesan: motua
  • Tahitian: metua
  • Tongan: motuʻa
  • Wallisian: matua