Protoform: TAPI.1A [AN] Wash with water

Description: Wash with water
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to AN: Austronesian

*1 Cf. PPN *tafi "to sweep", *taa.1 "strike", *pihi
*4 POC *(ta)tap-i "wash" (Blust 1977:28).
*6 PAN *(CtT)ap(CtT)ap "wash" (Blust 1977:10).
*7 Cf. Karo Batak taptap "wash clothes" (Bst. 1979)

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Tapi For a woman to wash her genital area (Fbg)
East Futuna Tapi To wash, especially of women's sexual parts (Gzl)
Fijian Tavi Sweep, brush, pat lightly, slap Problematic (Cpl)
Luangiua Kapi Sprinkle water (Smd)
Marquesas Ta/tapi Vider [e.g. baling a canoe] (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Tapi-a Find fault with Problematic (Wms)
Penrhyn Tapi To bail Problematic (Sta)
Pukapuka Taapii Splash, sprinkle (Bge)
Samoan Tapi Wash, wipe, especially of women's sexual parts (Prt)
Takuu T/tapi, taapi/a Splash water or sand on someone or something (Mle)
Tongan Tapi Wipe roughly or ineffectively (Cwd)
Tuvalu Tapi Wash hands or anus ; dash water on something (Rby)

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