mototano motufarô, motufaro

motu,  s. a cut, breach, or rent. [Dav : 4739]
motu,  s. an island, a low island, in opposition to fenua, where there is high land. [Dav : 4740]
motu,  v.n. to be in a state of separation, as a tree cut, a piece of cloth torn, thread or cord broken asunder.
— a. torn, broken, cut. [Dav : 4741] (note)
motu,  s. a. pn. îlot bas; coupure; être rompu, déchiré, cassé. [Jau :2247] (note)