Appendix:Proto-Polynesian/mate

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This entry contains Proto-Polynesian reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-Polynesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *m-atay, *atay, from Proto-Austronesian *m-aCay, *aCay (compare Cebuano matay, Chamorro matai, Fijian mate, Ilocano matay, Indonesian mati, Javanese mati, Kapampangan mate, mete, Malagasy maty, Tagalog matay).

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ˈma.te/

Noun[edit]

*mate

  1. death

Descendants[edit]