Protoform: KAA-PUI [PN] Surround, envelop

Description: Surround, envelop
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *pui-pui `shut off, shut up, enclose'

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Kaa-pui Surround (e.g. with net), envelop, wrap in cloth (e.g. to carry hot vessel) (Bgs)
East Uvea Kaapui Watch over (e.g. cooking-pot) (I); envelop, surround (Btn)
Luangiua ʔUpui Surround, envelop Phonologically Irregular (Smd)
New Zealand Maori Kaa-pui Draw in mouth of a bag, earth up crops or embers (Wms)
Rotuman Kapu Hug, embrace Problematic (Cwd)
Takuu Aapoi Wrap something around something else (as a towel around one's body) Phonologically Irregular (Mle)
Tokelau Kaapui Wrap in three or four leaves (of fish) (Sma)
Tongan Kaapui Surround, encompass, encircle; cover completely, envelop, enshroud (Cwd)
Tuvalu Kaapui Tie coconut leaves around the base of tree as prohibition (Rby)

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