Protoform: KAI-MAALIE [SO] Generous: *kai-ma(a)lie

Description: Generous: *kai-ma(a)lie
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to SO: Samoic-Outlier Polynesian
Notes:

*1 Cf. PPN *kai "eat, food", *maalie "good"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Kaumaalie Genereux; prolifique; s'entendre bien avec quelqu'un; se mettre ensemble Phonologically Irregular (Mfr)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Kaimaria Generous Problematic (Sve)
New Zealand Maori Kaimaarire Liberal, bountiful Phonologically Irregular (Wms)
Nuguria Kaimaarie Generous (Dvl)
Nuguria Kaimarie Danken (Ths)
Nukumanu Kaimarie Generous (Hwd)
Nukuoro Gai malie Good at food preparation, not wasteful (Crl)
Sikaiana Kaimalie To give generously to another, used especially for children who share food (Dnr)
Takuu Kaimarie Generous (Mle)
Tongan Kai melie To enjoy or experience pleasure or benefit (esp. as the fruit of what we have done) Uncertain Semantic Connection (Cwd)
Tuvalu Kai malie Eat sparingly; generous. Of kindly disposition (Jsn). (Rby)
West Uvea Kaimaalie Etre généreux (Hmn)

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