Protoform: MAA-TIRO [CE] Look longingly at something (especially food)

Description: Look longingly at something (especially food)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CE: Central-Eastern Polynesian

*0 << PN *tiro "look at"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian Maakilo Eye wistfully, look longingly at, to beg thus (Pki)
Mangareva Matiro Examiner, envisager, se dit des personnes et des choses. Visiter, examiner, inspecter quelqu'un ou quelque chose (Rch). (Jnu)
Mangareva Matiʔo Espionner; épier par curiosité Phonologically Irregular (Rch)
Marquesas Matiʔo Regarder fixement ceux qui mangent (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Maatiro Look longingly at, beg for food (Wms)
Sikaiana Maatino Clear to see Problematic (Sps)
Tahitian Matira/hi To be longing for fish, &c. (Dvs)
Tahitian Matiro/hi (Aca)
Tuamotu Maatiro Crave food; beg for food (Stn)

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