Protoform: LAPA.1A [MP] Flat; a flat object

Description: Flat; a flat object
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian

*3 PEO *rapa (Gty. 1983).
*5 PMP *da(m)par "flachsein" (Dpf. 1938).
*1 Cf. PPN *lafa-lafa "flat, broad"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Lapa Flat (Mfr)
Easter Island Rapa Type of dance paddle (Mtx)
Fijian Raba Breadth, width, broad, wide (Cpl)
Luangiua Lapa Coconut frond (Smd)
New Zealand Maori Rapa Anything broad or flat (Wms)
Niue Lapa Board (Sph)
Penrhyn Rapa Flat; side (geometric); blade of canoe paddle (Sta)
Pukapuka Lapa Flat, broad (Bge)
Rarotongan Rapa/rapa Oval-shaped with flattened sides, to be (Bse)
Rennellese Gapa/gapa Flat; stretch wings (Ebt)
Samoan Lapa Flat coral head, flat (Prt)
Tahitian Rapa Pale de pagaie, d'aviron ou d'hélice; plat de la lame d'un couteau. The blade or paddle of an oar; a slab of stone or wood (Dvs). (Lmt)
Tikopia Rapa Projecting, bulged, flanged, beaked Uncertain Semantic Connection (Fth)
Tokelau Lapa A flat coral head (Sma)
Tongan Lapa/lapa Square-sided (especially of a bottle) (Cwd)
Tuamotu Rapa Spread or flattened out, to be; blade of paddle (Stn)
Tuvalu Lapalapa Sole of foot; blade of paddle (Rby)
Tuvalu Lapa A flat coral head (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Ka/lapa Various types of flathead fish (Hvn)

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