matua

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See also: matuā, mātua, and matu'a

Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *matuqa, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(ma-)tuqah, from Proto-Austronesian *(ma-)tuqaS.

Noun[edit]

matua (irregular plural mātua)

  1. elder
  2. parent

Derived terms[edit]


Rarotongan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *matuqa, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(ma-)tuqah, from Proto-Austronesian *(ma-)tuqaS.

Noun[edit]

matua

  1. parent

Wallisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *matuqa, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(ma-)tuqah , from Proto-Austronesian *(ma-)tuqaS.

Noun[edit]

matua

  1. parent