Protoform: KAPA.1 [PN] Stretch out hands, reach for, grasp (Clk): *ka(ka)pa

Description: Stretch out hands, reach for, grasp (Clk): *ka(ka)pa
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*8 TON reflex may be from Fijian (Gty).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Ka(ka)pa Saisir, empoigner; prendre avec la main, mettre la main sur, toucher avec la main (Gzl)
East Futuna Kapa Saisir, empoigner, toucher pour attraper (Mfr)
East Futuna Ka/kapa Toucher à peine (pour attraper, effleurer) (Mfr)
East Uvea Ka(ka)pa Saisir, empoigner; prendre, attraper (Rch)
East Uvea Ka(ka)pa Saisir, empoigner; prendre, attraper (Rch)
Emae Kapa ika, kapa/kapa To drive fish (Clk)
Fijian Kaba-ta Climb up, scale, capture (town) (Cpl)
Luangiua (ʔ)Apa To feel sex organs of person of the other sex. Man holding woman. (Smd)
Luangiua Apa/ʔaku Reach out in encouragement (Smd)
Mangareva Kapa Mimer avec les mains; mime with the hands (Chf)
Niue Ka/kapa To reach out. To struggle with the hands (as in travelling through the bush etc) (McE). (Sph)
Nukumanu Kapa Method of massage involving finger insertion and pressure (Fbg)
Nukumanu Kapa/ke Reach out (Trt)
Rennellese Haka/kakapa/ Go to help (Ebt)
Samoan ʔA/ʔapa Put out the hands in order to take hold of something . Reach for (Prt)
Tahitian ʔAapa/a Embrasser (Lmt)
Takuu Kapa Grasp, hold in one's hand; reach out to touch or grasp (Mle)
Tokelau Ka/kapa Reach for (Sma)
Tongan Kapa To stretch out the arms toward, to try to reach, to reach for (Cwd)
Tongan Kapa-si To take, capture (a town or fortress) (Cwd)
Tongan Capa A siege; to besiege (Mar)
Tongan Capa/chia To assault, to besiege (Mar)
Tuamotu Kapa Gesture with the hands and fingers (Stn)
Tuvalu Ka/kapa Reach for (Rby)
Tuvalu Kapa/kapa Grope (as though blind or in the dark) (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Khapa Reach out (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Kapa/a Reach out for (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Kapa/kapa Do housework (Hvn)

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