Protoform: MOTO.2A [PN] Unripe, green

Description: Unripe, green
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian
Notes:

*0 >> CE *koo-moto "not quite ripe (coconut)"
*1 Cf. *mata.2

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Moto Vert; immature; pas mur (Mfr)
East Uvea Moto Bourgeon; non épanoui (fleur); non mur, non parvenu à la maturité, encore vert (Rch)
Ifira-Mele Moto Unripe (melon, pawpaw, banana) (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Moto Not ripe, green, of pandanus, papaya (Ebt)
Kapingamarangi Modo Unripe (Lbr)
Luangiua Moko Unripe; over-ripe (Smd)
Mangareva Moto Vert, pas mur; mêler du fruit à pain pas encore mur dans une pâte (Rch)
Nuguria Koi/moto Unripe (Ray)
Nuguria Moto (pl. m/moto) Unripe (Dvl)
Nukuoro Modo Unripe (Crl)
Pukapuka Moto Unripe, green (Bge)
Rennellese Moto Green and nearly fully formed (bananas, corn, nuts); green but good to drink of (coconuts, oranges); nearly fully formed but not ready to harvest (yams, taro etc) (Ebt)
Rotuman Moto Immature, small and green (fruit); immature and soft (wood) Borrowed (Cwd)
Samoan Moto Unripe, not mature. Unripe, green (fruit & vegetables) (Mnr) (Prt)
Sikaiana M/moto/ Green, unripe, virgin (Hwd)
Sikaiana Moto To be unripe, of fruit (Dnr)
Tahitian Moto Hard or unfermented breadfruit put in a pit of mahi (Dvs)
Takuu Moto (Of fruit) Immature, green, unripe (Mle)
Takuu Mooto/iake Be a virgin (Mle)
Tikopia Moto Unripe, still maturing, of fruit etc. (Fth)
Tikopia Moto/moto Freshly mature [ex. coconut]; virgin (girl or boy) (Fth)
Tokelau Moto (of fruit and vegetables) Green, unripe (Sma)
Tongan Moto Flower-bud; to bud (Cwd)
Tongan Moto/moto (Of fruit) not quite ripe (Cwd)
Tuvalu Moto Green, unripe (Jsn)
West Futuna Moto Green, bitter, unripe (Dty)
West Uvea Moto Vert, pas mûr (Hmn)

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