Protoform: MAMA.5 [NP] Yawn, open mouth

Description: Yawn, open mouth
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian
Notes:

*0 >> CC *saamama "gape, yawn"
*1 Cf. PN *mama.2 "chew"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Haka/mama Yawn ; bostezar (Fts)
Marquesas Mama Bailler, ĂȘtre ouvert, ouvrir la bouche (Dln)
Nuguria Haka/mama Open (ex. mouth) (Dvl)
Tahitian Mama Open as the mouth (Dvs)
Takuu Faka/maa Open one's mouth (Hwd)
Vaeakau-Taumako Hua/mama Open one's mouth (Hvn)
West Futuna Faka/mama To open the mouth. To gawk with gaping mouth; chasm (Dty) (Cpl)

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