Protoform: MAHU [OC] Be abundant, plentiful (of food)

Description: Be abundant, plentiful (of food)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic

*3 PEO *mazu "sated" (Gty. 1983).
*4 POC *mansuR "abundance, replete" (Fwt. 1983).
*41 POC *masuR "satiatiated, full (of the stomach after eating); fertile, bring forth plentifully, abundance of food" (ACD), 'sated with food or drink' (LPO V:256)
*45 PEMP *masuR/mosuR "satiated" (Bst.1978).
*7 PBN *mathu "be sated" (Lvy. 1979).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Arosi Masu To have had enough, be full, replete, satisfied with food (Fox)
East Futuna Mau Have abundance of (especially vegetable) food (Bgs)
Easter Island Mau Abundant (Fts)
Emae Masu Abundance of fruit Problematic (Cpl)
Ifira-Mele Mau Plenty of food (Clk)
Marquesas Mau Festin, repas (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Mau Food products (Wms)
Nggela Mahu Replete, satisfied (Fox)
Niue Mahu Abundance of food, to be abundant (Sph)
Niue Muhu (with following noun) Abundant in, have plenty of (what is denoted by the noun) (Sph)
Rarotongan Mau Time of plenty (Bse)
Rennellese Mau Quenched (of thirst) (Ebt)
Samoan Mau Have an abundance of food (Prt)
Tahitian Mau Particule qui marque le pluriel. Many (Dvs). (Lmt)
Tikopia Mau Produce of the earth (Fth)
Tokelau Mau Abundance of food (Sma)
Tongan Mahu Abundance, abundant, productive (Cwd)
Tongan Mohu Well supplied, to be (Cwd)
Tuamotu Mau Abundance (?), a sustainer (Stn)
Tuvalu Mau Season when tree is with fruit (Rby)
Waya Masu Make a humble request or supplication; pray Uncertain Semantic Connection (Ply)
West Futuna Mau Plentiful (of food) (Cpl)

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