Protoform: APAI.2 [SO] Lift, carry on arms or hands

Description: Lift, carry on arms or hands
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to SO: Samoic-Outlier Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *sa(a)pai "lift, carry"
*8 Presumably from doublet of above, PN **hapai

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Aapai Carry large load in arms (Fbg)
East Futuna Apa/apai Etendre la main pour recevoir quelque chose; tenir horizontalement avec les deux mains un baton etc (Rch)
East Uvea Apai Porter; soutenir du plat de la main (Rch)
Nukuoro Aba/abai Carry a canoe in shallow water; carry half-lifting (Crl)
Rotuman Apei/ʔaki Lift, support or carry on palms of hands Borrowed (Cwd)
Tikopia Aapai Raise or carry a person in one's arms (Fth)
Tuvalu (Apa)apai Lift little by little (Rby)
Tuvalu Aaapai Carry, pl. or freq (Rby)

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