mata eyes / gaze, direction of the eyes as they look / face / [...]

Part of Speech noun, relational
Phonetic Form mata
Proto-Form POc: *mata
Tanema Equivalent kamae
Lovono Equivalent mala
    • eyes
    • Typical Subject man, animal
      • Example 1556:
        Mata ene tevie i-meli.
        [lit. My eyes on one side hurt] One of my eyes is painful.
      • Example 1557:
        Ene ni-mede kaipa tae, ene ni-romo ñe mata ene!
        I'm not lying to you, I saw it with my own eyes!
      • Example 1558:
        Mata ene i-mokoiu.
        [my eyes are asleep] I'm feeling sleepy.
      • Example 1559:
        Mata ini kilo.
        She's blind.
    • gaze, direction of the eyes as they look
    • Syntactic Restriction foll. by motion or directional verb
      • Example 1560:
        Mata da i-koie ne moe ponu la-romo.
        [their eyes went into the house] They looked into the house and then saw it.
      • Example 1561:
        Mata i-katau tetawene na!
        Observe carefully [lit. let your eyes follow] these drawings!
    • face
    • (Part of) Synonym (for)
    • grammatical subject of ~ledi ‘be hungry’
    • opening, passage; hole
    • Typical Subject
      (Part of) Synonym (for)
    • cover for an opening, hence lid+
    • (Part of) Synonym (for)
    • tip, point
    • Typical Subject object
    • spring
    • Typical Subject river+
      (Part of) Synonym (for)
    • sprout, seedling, shoot, offshoot
    • Typical Subject plant
      (Part of) Synonym (for)
      • Example 323:
        mata bale
        sprout of breadfruit tree
      • Example 601:
        La-tabe mata ka la-lui la-do i-katau ngogoro.
        They collected shoots, and began to plant them around the island.
        Example Comment
        kaori tree
      • Example 1566:
        mata luro
        germinated coconut
      • Example 1567:
        mata bule
        taro shoot

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  • See also:
    • ~do1 plant ‹trees›