Protoform: LAPA-LAPA [PN] Saliently flat and/or broad object

Description: Saliently flat and/or broad object
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. PPN *lapa "broad and/or flat", *lafalafa "flat and/or broad".

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Mangareva Raparapa Partie plate d'un aviron; partie plate de la feuille du cocotier qui tient au tronc. Of a flat shape (Tgr). (Rch)
Marquesas ʔApaʔapa Les ailes ou cotes du filet (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Raparapa Sole of foot; projecting ends of house barge-boards (Wms)
Niue Lapalapa Flat, full (moon) (McE)
Nuguria Raparapa Fins (of fish or whale) (Dvl)
Pukapuka Lapalapa Wide . Width, wide (Mta)
Rarotongan Raparapa Buttresses of tree; blade-shaped, flat-sided and tapering to an edge . Four-sided, oval-shaped with somewhat flattened sides (Sve)
Rennellese Gapagapa Flat, smooth (Ebt)
Samoan Sui/lapalapa Pelvic girdle around hip (McP)
Sikaiana Lapalapa A tree buttress (Dnr)
Tahitian Raparapa Square, as a part of a house (Dvs)
Takuu Laparapa Soft-rayed dorsal or anal fin (of edible fish, esp. shark); triangular corner of a sail cloth which is not stitched but hangs loose (Mle)
Tikopia Raparapa Flange; buttress Problematic (Fth)
Tokelau Lapalapa Leaf-stalk of Coconut leaf (Sma)
Tongan Lapalapa Square with flat sides, especially of a bottle (Cwd)
Tuvalu Lapalapa Blade of paddle, sole of foot (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Plapla/inu Coral rock, big, flat stone in the sea like cement Phonologically Irregular (Hvn)

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