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ab

abdomen

‘stomach, belly, abdomen’ - PMc *tia₁

‘belly, abdomen, torso’ - PMc *wupʷa

able

‘to arrive, be able’ - PCMc *kona

‘able, prepared’ - PCMc *sapa

‘to be able’ - PCMc *taro

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ac

accompany

‘accompany’ - PMc *fiSi

acidula

‘ironwood tree (Pemphis acidula)’ - PCMc *-ŋ[ei]a

acquire

alienable object (with possessive suffix), acquire an alienable object - PCMc *aa-, aa-ni-

‘be traded, acquire in trade’ - PMc *mau, mau-ni

acquisition

‘verb suffix indicating acquisition or ownership’ - PCMc *-ni, -na

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ad

address

‘polite term of address’ - PMc *le, lee

addressed

‘toward or in direction of person addressed’ - PMc *watu

adhere

‘adhere’ - PWMc *capa, cacapa

‘adhere’ - PWMc *paca, papaca or *capa, cacapa

adrift

‘adrift, drift’ - PMc *maanu

advice

‘advice, instruction’ - PMc *fanau

adze

‘adze’ - PMc *kiiV, kiV-

‘adze’ - PMc *talai

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af

afraid

‘to fear, be afraid’ - PMc *ma-taku

afterbirth

‘placenta, afterbirth’ - PWMc *pati, pati-a

‘placenta, afterbirth’ - PMc *ta[wØ]u[iu]

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ag

again

‘again, return’ - PWMc *tafaali

agentive

‘agentive prefix indicating “one who (does, is given to doing”) (like English suffix -er)’ - PCMc *li-

aground

‘go aground, run on a reef’ - PCMc *koso

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ah

ahead

‘ahead, going before’ - PMc *mʷ[ou]a

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al

algae

‘seaweed, moss, algae, scum’ - PMc *limʷu, lumʷu

alienable

alienable object (with possessive suffix), acquire an alienable object - PCMc *aa-, aa-ni-

alight

‘settle, alight’ - PMc *Toka

alignment

‘make alignment’ - PWMc *apara

alike

‘be alike, same, equivalent’ - PMc *wee

alive

‘life, alive’ - PMc *ma-[nñ]awa

‘alive’ - PMc *mauri

along

‘to skip along, flit’ - PMc *pepe, pepepe

Altair

‘Altair, constellation in Aquila’ - PCMc *mati-lapa

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an

and

‘and, with’ - PMc *ma

animate

‘five, five (general), five (animate), fifty’ - PMc *lima, lima-ua, lim-manu, lima-ŋawulu

anoint

‘oil for skin or hair, anoint’ - PCMc *kapi-sa, kapi-si

answer

‘to answer’ - PMc *tapa, tapa-[kŋ]i

Antares

‘the star Antares’ - PCMc *sumʷuru

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ap

appearance

‘appearance, condition, shape’ - PCMc *au-

‘appearance’ - PMc *lakalaka

‘shape, appearance’ - PMc *lama-

‘stative prefix indicating that what is described is an appearance or condition of being’ - PMc *ma-

apply

‘apply the sole of the foot’ - PMc *faa, faa-[sS]i

‘step, tread, apply one’s foot’ - PMc *pʷutu

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aq

Aquila

‘Altair, constellation in Aquila’ - PCMc *mati-lapa

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ar

area

‘area without vegetation’ - PMc *malala

‘depressed and flooded area’ - PWMc *pasa

around

‘walk, move around’ - PMc *faSale

arrive

‘to arrive, be able’ - PCMc *kona

‘reach, arrive’ - PMc *[sS]oko

arrowroot

‘arrowroot (Tacca leontopetaloides)’ - PWMc *mʷakumʷaku

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as

ashamed

‘ashamed’ - PMc *maa, maa-ki

‘ashamed’ - PCMc *taaw(ae)

ashes

‘ashes’ - PMc *peyata

ashore

‘inward, inland, ashore’ - PMc *loŋ[ao]

asiatica

tree (Barringtonia asiatica) - PMc *futu

‘tree (Barringtonia asiatica) - PMc *iwu

aside

‘brush aside’ - PMc *peo

‘to slip off, put aside’ - PMc *pʷili

aspect

‘future aspect marker’ - PMc *pʷ[ae]

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at

at

at (locative) - PMc *i-

‘at place’ (as designated) - PCMc *i-ka-

‘at, in’ (with a noun base) - PWMc *lee-, law-

attitude

‘emotion, feelings, sentiment, attitude, mind’ - PMc *sipa

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aw

awake

‘stand watch, stay awake’ - PMc *mamata

awaken

‘awakened, awaken’ - PMc *faŋu, faŋu-ni

awakened

aware

‘become aware, wake up, be surprised’ - PMc *rut[iu]

away

‘turn away, ignore the presence of others’ - PWMc *fa-liku, fa-liku-ri-

‘go, proceed, (as directional) away’ - PMc *lako, laa

‘from (something), away from’ (usually suffixed to verbs) - PWMc *taŋi

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