Protoform: MATUQA.A [AN] Large, full grown, mature (of people); old person, elder

Description: Large, full grown, mature (of people); old person, elder
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to AN: Austronesian
Notes:

*4 POC *[ma]tuqa "ripe, mature, adult, old (person)" (LPO II:204).
*6 PAN *CuqaS "mature, elder" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Matuʔa Old (of people) (Mfr)
East Uvea Matuʔa Old (of people) (Rch)
Easter Island Matuʔa Benefactor, advisor (male or female, related or not) (Wbr)
Fijian Matua Mature, ripe (Cpl)
Ifira-Mele Matua Old, mature, ripe (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Madua Old, mature (Lbr)
Luangiua Makua Old (persons only); priest (Hbn)
Luangiua Makua Grown up, senior, chief (Smd)
Moriori Tangata matua Elder person, adult (Shd)
Niue Motua Mature; old age (Sph)
Niue Matua Elder (n) (Sph)
Nuguria Matua (pl. mattua) Old (of a person); grow up, mature (Dvl)
Nuguria Tana ta matua Häuptling (Ths)
Nukumanu Mattua Age (Trt)
Nukumanu Matua Full-grown, mature; elder (adj) (Trt)
Pukapuka Matua Adult, mature, full grown (Sby)
Rapa Tangata metua Old man (Grn)
Rennellese Matuʔa Husband, family head; become old, mature (Ebt)
Rennellese Maatuʔa Old people, be mature (pl.) (Ebt)
Rotuman Mafua Fullgrown (Cwd)
Sikaiana Matua Ripe, of fruits and vegetables; mature, of humans (Dnr)
Takuu Maatua Clan head, traditional religous and secular leader (Mle)
Takuu Matua (of person) Old; grow up, mature (Mle)
Tikopia Matua Senior, elder; mature (Fth)
Tikopia Maatua Aged; elder, elders (Fth)
Tikopia Ma/maatua/ Grow old (Fth)
Tikopia Matuua Husband (Fth)
Tokelau Matua Be grown-up, be an adult; (of people) be old; (of fruit, crops, etc.) be matured, be ready (for picking) (Sma)
Tongan Motuʔa Old (of people); old person (Cwd)
Tongan Maatuʔa Old people (Cwd)
Tongan Matooa. Motooa. Fafine motooa. An old man. Age, old, state; (of bread-fruit, yams, &c.) full-grown, ripe; to wear away with age. An old woman, a widow, also a wife. (Mar)
Tuamotu Matua Mature, ripe (Stn)
Tuamotu Matuua Old person (Stn)
Tuvalu Matua Old (of people) (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Matua Husband; old man; majesty (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Ma/matua Old; old man (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Mathua Old, mature, ripe (Hvn)
West Futuna Matua Large, full grown (Dty)
West Futuna Ma(h)tua Mature, complete; precocious; ripe; full. Old, ripe, adult (Cpl). Monter (soleil) (Rve). (Dty)
West Futuna Taŋata ta/motua Important person (Cpl)
West Futuna To/matua Strong, able (Cpl)
West Uvea Matua Vieux ayant le droit de manger avec le chef; trésorier du chef; (plus généralement) vieux (Hmn)

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