Protoform: KA-RAPA [CE] To flash, be flashing

Description: To flash, be flashing
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CE: Central-Eastern Polynesian

*1 Cf. PPN *lapa.2 "flash (of light)", PCE *ka-napa "flash, glitter, sparkle".
*8 Note. 1. PUK considered to be borrowed on distributional grounds. MQA from *kanapa and not as Marck suggested in his dissertation an irregularity.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian ʔAalapa Athletic, active Uncertain Semantic Connection (Pki)
Marquesas Keapa. Keʔapa (Atl). Luisant, brillant, éclairé; reluire, briller. Scintiller, twinkle (Atl). Phonologically Irregular (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Karapa/rapa Flashing (Wms)
Niue Kalopa To glitter Problematic (Sph)
Pukapuka Kalapa To flash Problematic (Bge)
Rarotongan Karapa To flash (Bse)
Tokelau Kalapa Flash, glitter Problematic (Sma)

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