Protoform: MOO-MONA [MP] Fat, rich, tasty (esp. of animal foods)

Description: Fat, rich, tasty (esp. of animal foods)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian
Notes:

*2 PCP *mona (Gty.1984).
*4 POC *mon~ak "fat, oil, cream, coconut cream; tasty" (LPO III:372)
*5 PMP *meñak "fat, grease; ointment" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Moomona Red meat in lobster and crab (Bgs)
East Uvea Momona Fat (especially of sea-food) (Rch)
Emae Momona Full of eggs (of crustacean) (Cpl)
Fijian Momona Fat (said of crabs well-filled with spawn) (Cpl)
Hawaiian Momona Fat; sweet (Pki)
Kapingamarangi Momono Delicious, of fish, flesh, fowl (Lbr)
Luangiua Momoŋa Animal fat (Smd)
Mangareva Momona Fat (of fish) (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Mone Sweet Phonologically Irregular (Sve)
Marquesas Momona Fat part of fish; delicious (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Moomona Fat, appetising (Wms)
Nuguria Moomona Fat, grease; fatty (taste and smell, of fish and turtle) (Dvl)
Penrhyn Moomona Fat part of fish; delicious (Sta)
Pukapuka Moomona Fat adj. (Bge)
Rennellese Momona Fat (Ebt)
Saʔa Mwomwona Fat, rich (of food) (Ivs) (Ivs)
Samoan Moomona Be meaty (Prt)
Sikaiana Moomona Fat; savoury, sweet-tasting (Dnr)
Tahitian Mona Sweet (Dvs)
Tahitian Momona Sweet, delicious (Dvs)
Tahitian Monamona Savoureux (poissons, crabes); doux, sucré; sucrerie, bonbon. Sweet, very sweet, as some food (Dvs). (Lmt)
Takuu Moomona Fatty, rich, oily (esp. of fish); fatty tissue, grease (Mle)
Tikopia Moomoona Fat; soft parts of crab, fish (Fth)
Tokelau Moomona Rich and fleshy (of crabs, crayfish etc.) (Sma)
Tongan Momona Fat (used of shellfish and crustaceans only) (Cwd)
Tuamotu Momona Savoury, sweet-tasting (Stn)
Tuvalu Momona Fat, hence good to eat (of crab, fish, bird) (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Mnamona Fat, grease (Trn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Momona Oily, greasy (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Mona Pudding (Hvn)
West Futuna Mono/mono Well and fat (of people and country) (Dty)
West Uvea Mumuna (Viande de roussette ou chair de poisson) graisseux Phonologically Irregular (Hmn)

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