Protoform: MATA.1C [EO] Point, blade, cutting-edge (of a weapon or instrument)

Description: Point, blade, cutting-edge (of a weapon or instrument)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to EO: Eastern Oceanic
Notes:

*0 >> EP *mata-a "obsidian"
*4 POC *m(w)ata "point, cutting edge, sharp projection" (LPO I:89)

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Mata Point, cutting edge (Mfr)
East Uvea Mata Point, cutting edge (Rch)
Hawaiian Maka Blade, cutting edge, point (Pki)
Ifira-Mele Mata Point, sharp end (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Mata Extremity (Ebt)
Kapingamarangi Mada End, one end of (Lbr)
Kwaraʔae Ma- Point, blade (???)
Luangiua Maka Fight (with weapons) Uncertain Semantic Connection (Hbn)
Mangareva Mata End of a fish-hook (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Mata Drill point, spear point (Bck)
Moriori Mata(a) Cutting edge, knife (Bke)
New Zealand Maori Mata Blade, cutting edge, point (Wms)
Niuatoputapu Mata/ʔitao Spear point (Dye)
Niue Mata- (in compounds) Sharp point, blade, cutting edge; the very tip, head or front of something (Sph)
Nuguria Mata Point (of spear etc.), tip (of pencil) (Dvl)
Nukuoro Mada Point, tip (Crl)
Penrhyn Mata Point of fishhook (Sta)
Penrhyn Mata/i Snood of fishhook (Sta < Bck) (Sta)
Pukapuka Mata Point, tip (Bge)
Rarotongan Mata Blade, cutting edge, point (Bse)
Rotuman Mafa Sharp edge (Cwd)
Saʔa Maa Edge, point (Ivs)
Samoan Mata Blade, cutting edge, point. Core of boil (McP). (Prt)
Sikaiana Mata The end or edge of an object (Dnr)
Tahitian Mâta The edge of a tool (Dvs)
Takuu Mata, mata- Front end or edge, tip, face (Mle)
Tikopia Mata Point, front; tip, fore-part (Fth)
Tokelau Mata Point; cutting edge (Sma)
Tongan Mata Blade, cutting edge, point (Cwd)
Tongan Matta Edge of any thing, brink, boundary (Mar)
Tuamotu Mata Edge of blade?, point (of spear, fish-hook) (Stn)
Tuvalu Mata Edge, point, blade (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Mata Protruding part of (Hvn)
West Uvea Mata (Le) devant, pointe (Hmn)
West Uvea I/mata Avant, devant (Hmn)
West Uvea I mata o Devant, avant (Hmn)

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