Protoform: MAALOO.B [NP] Stretched, taut, stiff, straight; fathom

Description: Stretched, taut, stiff, straight; fathom
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *maroo "hard, stiff, dry"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Fijian Maroo Mean, grudging Problematic (Cpl)
Hawaiian Maaloo Taut, firm, straight (Pki)
Mangareva Maro Distance (Rch)
Marquesas Maaʔoo Straight (Dln)
Marquesas Maʔo Brasse (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Maaroo Stretched out, stiff, hard, solid, unyielding, be steadily on course; fathom (i.e. measure of outstretched arms (Wms)
Penrhyn Maaroo Fathom, arm span (Sta)
Pukapuka Malo/na To stretch something Problematic (Mta)
Rarotongan Maaroo Hard (not soft), stiff, tough (Bse)
Rennellese Maagoo Hard (Ebt)
Rotuman Maroo Taut, stretched tight Borrowed (Cwd)
Samoan Maaloo Stiff (Prt)
Tikopia Maaro True (i.e.exact, as qualifier to direction terms) (Fth)
Tikopia Fathom (Drd)
Tokelau Maaloo Be tight, taut (Sma)
Tuvalu Maaloo To stretch (v.t., v.i.); be taut (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Maloo Tight, fully stretched (Hvn)

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