Protoform: KAPA-KAPA.B [PN] Lateral fin, flipper (Clk)

Description: Lateral fin, flipper (Clk)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*3 Cf. PEO *kaba-kaba "to flap the wings" (LPO IV:133).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea Kapakapa Nageoire (Rch)
Nuguria Kapa Schaufel, Knochenblatt Problematic (Ths)
Rennellese Kapakapa Flippers, as of turtle, stingray, whale; base of fish fins (Ebt)
Samoan ʔApaʔapa Fin; mudguard; wing of an aircraft (Prt)
Takuu Kapakapa Leaf of a giant taro plant Uncertain Semantic Connection (Mle)
Tikopia Kapakapa Fin, esp. lateral fin of fish, flapped in propulsion (Fth)
Tokelau Kapakapa (Of sharks, stingray, turtle etc) lateral fin, flippers (Sma)
Tongan Kapakapa Side fin (Cwd)
Tuamotu Kaapaa A particular layer of edible fat along the side of a turtle Problematic (Stn)

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