matua

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See also: matuā, mātua, mātuā, and matu'a

Bikol Central[edit]

Adjective[edit]

matua (matuá)

  1. firstborn
    Antonym: nguhod

Hawaiian[edit]

Noun[edit]

matua

  1. Niʻihau form of makua (parent)
    O tou matua teia?
    Is this your parent?

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

Tokelauan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *matuqa (mature). Cognates include Tuvaluan matua and Rapa Nui matu'a.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ma.ˈtu.a/
  • Hyphenation: ma‧tu‧a

Noun[edit]

matua

  1. text
  2. age

Verb[edit]

matua (plural mātutua)

  1. (stative) to be adult
  2. (stative) to be old
  3. (stative) to be matured (ready for picking)

References[edit]

  • R. Simona, editor, Tokelau Dictionary[1], Auckland: Office of Tokelau Affairs, 1986, page 231

Wallisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

matua

  1. parent