Protoform: OPE.1 [EP] Scoop up, shovel

Description: Scoop up, shovel
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to EP: East Polynesian

*1 Cf. NP *kope "wrap up"
*8 Note. ? Same etymon as *ope.2.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Ope To shovel, throw shovelsful of something. Spade, shovel (Wbr). (Fts)
Hawaiian Kope Shovel Phonologically Irregular (Pki)
New Zealand Maori Ope Scoop up, scrape together (Wms)
Raʔivavae Ope To dig up (Zpn)
Rarotongan Ope-a Sweep or scoop up (Bse)
Tahitian Ope Pelle, bêche, pelleter (Lmt)
Tuamotu Ope Scoop, gather up in the hands (Stn)

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