Protoform: MOTU.A [OC] Severed, cut, broken in pieces

Description: Severed, cut, broken in pieces
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic
Notes:

*4 POC *ma-utus, *motus "become/be broken off, severed" (LPO I:247).
*1 Cf. PPN *mutu.1a "cut off, ended"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Motu Cut, break (Yen)
East Futuna Motu Severed (Mfr)
East Uvea Motu(motu) Etre cassé, rompu, détaché, déchiré (Rch)
Easter Island Motu To cut a rope or string (Fts)
Emae Motu Be severed, broken (Cpl)
Hawaiian Moku Be cut, severed, amputated etc. (Pki)
Ifira-Mele Motu Be severed, cut off, broken (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Motu Break, sever (Ebt)
Kapingamarangi Modu Ended; separated (e.g. a string) (Lbr)
Luangiua Moku Be severed (Smd)
Luangiua Moku/moku Snap, separate (Smd)
Mangareva Motu Be severed (Rch)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Motu/motu Firewood. Cut off, broken off (Sve). (Bck)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Motu/kia Separated, severed (Sve)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Motu Broken, as a rope etc. (Sve)
Marquesas Motu Casse, rompu, coupe, dechire (Dln)
Moriori Motu Cut off, (string) break (Shd)
Mota Mwot Cut, short (Cdn)
Motu Motu To break as a string (Lst)
New Zealand Maori Motu Severed (Bgs)
New Zealand Maori Momotu sever, separate (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Motu-hia Severed, separated, broken off, cut (as a rope), gashed, wounded (Wms)
Niue Motu To be wounded, injured; to be cut or severed (as an injury) (Sph)
Niue Motu-hia Cut off, terminated, stopped . Stop producing (of fruit trees, etc) (McE)
Nuguria M/motu (sg.obj.), motu/motu (pl.obj.) To break (a rope) (Dvl)
Nukumanu Motu Shortened, severed (Fbg)
Nukumanu Motu/motu Divided; broken (Trt)
Nukuoro Modu Cut off (Crl)
Penrhyn Motu Be severed, snap; be cut, wounded (Sta)
Pukapuka Mo(mo)tu(motu) Break off, sever (Bge)
Rarotongan Motu-kia v.i., sever, cut open, gashed; stop (of rain) (Bse)
Rarotongan Momotu-ʔia Sever, break (e.g. a cord, wire, ribbon) (Bse)
Rarotongan Mootua Alternative form of momotuhia (Bse)
Rennellese Motu Break, sever, as a string (Ebt)
Saʔa Mou Broken off (Ivs)
Samoan Motu Severed (Prt)
Sikaiana Motu Be severed (Dnr)
Tahitian Motu Déchiré, coupé (Lmt)
Takuu Motu (of cord) Severed, cut short, cut off, broken; (of rain, wind, storm) die down, abate (Mle)
Tikopia Motu Severed (Fth)
Tokelau Motu Be broken, break (of long things such as a stick or rope, also of connection, agreement, etc.); paid off (of accounts) (Sma)
Tongan Motu To be severed, become separated (Cwd)
Tuamotu Motu Severed (Stn)
Tuvalu Motu To cut, break (of string), be separated (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Mot Short (Ray)
Vaeakau-Taumako Motu Be cut, be stopped (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Motu/motu Broken (Ebt)
Vaeakau-Taumako Motu/ia Cut (Ray)
Vaeakau-Taumako Mot(u)/ia Cut, stop (Hvn)
West Futuna Motu Be broken, cut, severed (Dty)
West Uvea Motu-sia Couper, fendre en deux, séparer; déchirer (Hmn)

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