Protoform: APAI.2 [SO] Lift, carry on arms or hands

Description: Lift, carry on arms or hands
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to SO: Samoic-Outlier Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *sa(a)pai "lift, carry"
*8 Presumably from doublet of above, PN **hapai

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Aapai To carry a large load, such as a bundle of firewood, in one's arms. (Fbg)
East Futuna Apa/apai Etendre la main pour recevoir quelque chose; tenir horizontalement avec les deux mains un baton etc Etre tenu horizontalement à bras tendus (bébé) (Mfr). (Rch)
East Uvea Apai Porter; soutenir du plat de la main (Rch)
Nukuoro Aba/abai Carry a canoe in shallow water; carry half-lifting (Crl)
Rotuman Apei/ʔaki Lift, support or carry on palms of hands Borrowed (Cwd)
Tikopia Aapai Raise person in arms or on lap -- as a sign of great respect or for protection from danger or defilement (Fth)
Tuvalu Apai Lift, carry (= hapai). Use two hands to raise or lift something (Jsn). (Rby)

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