Protoform: QATAMAI.A [EO] Intelligent, expert, clever

Description: Intelligent, expert, clever
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to EO: Eastern Oceanic

*4 POC *qataq(-i) 'know, understand, realize (that)' (LPO V:539).
*8 Re FIJ matai (Ra dialect). As I recall, the Ra dialect substitutes glottal stop for t. Ma`ai would be a candidate for borrowing from *`atamai.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Atamai Mind, meaning (Fbg)
East Futuna ʔAtamai Intelligent, expert, clever (Bgs)
East Uvea ʔAtamai Raison, boin sens, jugement (Btn)
Emae Atamai Wise, wisdom (Cpl)
Fijian Matai Smart, clever (Ra dialect) Problematic (Cpl)
Hawaiian Akamai Clever, expert (Pki)
New Zealand Maori Atamai Knowing, quick-witted; malicious (Wms)
Nuguria Ata(mai) Pretty (of a girl); tame (of an animal) Uncertain Semantic Connection (Dvl)
Nukumanu Atamai Wise; wisdom (Trt)
Nukuoro Adamai Recollect/recall past events/persons, etc (Crl)
Pukapuka Atamai Wish, desire ; intelligent, having common sense (Sby)
Pukapuka Atamai kole Stupid (Bge)
Rennellese ʔAtamai Exclamation of surprise, sometimes perjorative (Ebt)
Rotuman ʔAtmai Sensible, intelligent, wise Borrowed (Cwd)
Saʔa Adomaʔi Think, recollect [Ulawa Dialect] (Ivs)
Samoan Atamai Intelligent, clever (Prt)
Sikaiana Atamai Clever (Dnr)
Tahitian Atama Wisdom, intelligence, wise, intelligent Phonologically Irregular (Lmt)
Takuu Atamai Have clear recall of past events or information, possess a good memory; (of a small child) smart, wise, clever; sober (Mle)
Tikopia Atamai Mind, thought, idea, meaning (Fth)
Tokelau Atamai Intelligence, wisdom, knowledge (Sma)
Tongan ʔAtamai Intelligent, intelligence (Cwd)
Tuvalu Atamai Skilful, able; skill, ability (Rby)
West Futuna Atamai Right-minded, sane, clever (Dty)

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