Protoform: KAPA.4 [PN] Make a first attempt at something (Clk)

Description: Make a first attempt at something (Clk)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. PPN *kapa.1 'stretch out hands, reach for'

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Hawaiian ʔApa Delay, waste time, keep others waiting Problematic (Pki)
New Zealand Maori Kapa Play, sport,; disobedient, wayward Problematic (Wms)
Niue Kapa Attempt to do something, long to do something (Sph)
Niue Kapa/kapa Attempt something beyond one's power (Sph)
Rennellese Kapa To begin to crawl, of an infant BEL (Ebt)
Tongan Kapa/toka Of young birds, to be able to move their wings but not fly (Cwd)
Tongan Kapa/puna Have feathers and be able to hop about but not fly (Cwd)
Tongan Kapa/totolo Of a small child, be just beginning to crawl (Cwd)
West Futuna Kapa To row a little (in a given direction) (Cpl)

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