Protoform: LAFA-LAFA [MP] Flat and/or broad: *la(fa)lafa

Description: Flat and/or broad: *la(fa)lafa
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian
Notes:

*0 >> EC *pa-lafa, TA *tii-rafa "be lying on one's back"
*1 Cf. PPN *lapa-lapa "saliently flat and/or broad object".
*4 ? Cf. POC *raba(r) "flat, wide, broad" (LPO II:211).
*41 POC *rapaR "flat, level, even" (ACD).
*5 PMP *dapaR "flat, level, even" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Lafalafa Flat (Gzl)
East Uvea Lafalafa Flat, broad (Rch)
Fijian Rava Flat, of nose (Cpl)
Hawaiian Lahalaha Hen covering chicks with wings (Pki)
Hawaiian Laha(laha) extended, spreadout, broad (Pki)
Ifira-Mele Rafa/a Spread wings (Clk)
Luangiua Laha Flat (Smd)
Luangiua L/laha Wide (Smd)
Luangiua Lahi Flat, not hilly Phonologically Irregular (Smd)
Mota Lava Large (Cdn)
New Zealand Maori Raha Open, extended (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Raharaha Spread out (Wms)
Niue Lafalafa Raft. Level, flat-topped (McE). (Sph)
Nuguria Raharaha Wide, broad (road, canoe); flat (stone, wood plank) (Dvl)
Nukumanu Llaha Wide (Trt)
Nukuoro Lahalaha Flat (Crl)
Penrhyn Raharaha Flat, broad, wide (Sta)
Rennellese Ga(ha)gaha Be flat, as a table (Ebt)
Samoan Lafalafa Flat; the level top of a mountain (Prt)
Sikaiana Lahalaha, llaha Wide (Dnr)
Takuu Llaha Broad, wide (Mle)
Tikopia Lafa, lafalafa Broad Problematic (Fth)
Tokelau Paa/lafalafa Flat (of tables, boards, etc., but not land) (Sma)
Tongan Lafalafa Flat (not curved or bulging); flat-bottomed boat, barge, punt (Cwd)
Tongan Lafa-lafa, lalafa, lalaffa, lafa Flat (Mar)
Tuamotu Raha(Raha) Wide, extended (Stn)
Tuvalu Lafalafa Width, side, go sideways (Rby)
West Futuna Hlafa Flat, broad, wide (Dty)
West Uvea Lafalafa Plat (Hmn)

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