Protoform: KAFU.A [MP] To cover, covering (esp. of person); clothing, put on clothing

Description: To cover, covering (esp. of person); clothing, put on clothing
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian
Notes:

*0 >> CE *kaa-kafu
*1 Cf. PN *kafu-kafu "cawl, foetal membrane"
*4 POC *kapu(t) "wrap, cover; cover food prior to cooking" (Ply. 1976).
*5 PMP *kabut II "zussamenfalten" (Dpf. 1938).
*5 PMP *kaput "tie or clasp together; to button" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Kafu Covering (Mfr)
East Uvea Kafu Couverture, couvrir (Rch)
Easter Island Kahu Cloth, costume, fabric, tissue, clothes, dress (Fts)
Easter Island Kahu vaka Sail (Wbr)
Emae Kafu Piece of clothing (Cpl)
Hawaiian ʔAhu Covering, clothing (Pki)
Ifira-Mele Kafu/kafu Clothes (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Gahu Cover, to cover up; clothing (Lbr)
Luangiua ʔAhu Cover yourself (Smd)
Luangiua Ahu Cover over; put on, clothe (Smd)
Mangareva Kaʔu Cloth. Etoffe, tissu; robe (Rch). Vêtement, item of clothing (Atl). (Jnu)
Marquesas Kahu (MQN), ʔahu (MQS). Kaahu (Mtu). Habit, vêtement, étoffe, linge. Clothes. (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Kahu Garment; put on garments (Wms)
Niue Kafu Sheet, cover (n); to cover(oneself). To be clothed; coverlet, sheet, blanket (McE). (Sph)
Nuguria Kahu Cover (Ray)
Nuguria Afu Dress (wrap up) (Ray)
Nuguria Kahu/kahu Clothes, T-shirts (Dvl)
Nukuoro Gahu Put on, wear, cover up (the body) (Crl)
Penrhyn Kahu Membrane (Sta)
Penrhyn Kaa/kahu/ Clothing (Sta)
Pukapuka Kawu/lunga Heap several things onto an object ; cover (a person with a mat) (Bge (Mta)
Rapa Kau Clothing (Grn)
Rarotongan Kaa/kaʔu/ Clothing (Bse)
Rennellese Kahu Wide tapa, blanket (Ebt)
Samoan ʔAfu Covering (Prt)
Tahitian ʔAhu Étoffe, vêtement (Lmt)
Takuu Kafu Clothes, clothe oneself (Hwd)
Tikopia Kafu Blanket, traditionally of barkcloth (Fth)
Tokelau Kafu Cover oneself with sheet (Sma)
Tongan Kafu Cover oneself (Cwd)
Tongan Cafoo Any covering with which a person may be covered whilst resting or sleeping (Mar)
Tuamotu Kahu Dress, robe, garment; to robe, cloak, to put on clothing... (Stn)
Tuvalu Kafu Wrap, cover (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Kafu Clothes, cloth, sheet (Ray)
Vaeakau-Taumako Kahu Clothes, cloth, bedsheet; be dressed, be covered with cloth (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Kavu/hia To cover Phonologically Irregular (Hvn)

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