Protoform: MARA [OC] Food fermented to preserve it, or to enhance the taste

Description: Food fermented to preserve it, or to enhance the taste
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic
Notes:

*4 POC *mara "be spoiled, foul (of food or drink)" (LPO I:159).
*41 PCEMP *madar "ripe, overripe" (Bst. 1993a).
*5 PEM *mada "ripe, soft" (Bst.1978).
*1 Cf. NP *mala "sour, bitter"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Fijian Madra/i Fermented breadfruit (Cpl)
Ifira-Mele Mara Fermented breadfruit, taro or banana (Clk)
Marquesas Maʔa Rotten (Dln)
Mota Mala/s To go sour; food not eaten the day it is cooked (Cdn)
New Zealand Maori Mara Sea-food fermented in fresh water (Bgs)
Nggela Manda Ripe (Fox)
Rennellese Maga/i Set aside food before eating (believed to improve the taste (Ebt)
Rotuman Mata Wet Uncertain Semantic Connection (Cwd)
Rotuman Mara So ripe as to fall off tree (of certain fruit) (Cwd)
Samoan Mala Soft (Prt)
Tongan Maa Fermented plantain or banana (Cwd)
Tongan Ma A sort of food (Mar)
West Futuna Mara Variety of pudding Problematic (Dty)

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