Protoform: KAPI.A [MP] Hold firmly between two things *kapi-ti(a)

Description: Hold firmly between two things *kapi-ti(a)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian

*1 Cf. CE *kaapiti "unite, join, combine"
*4 POC *kapit "secure thatch with battens" (Grn & Ply).
*5 PMP *ga(m)pit, *ka(m)pit "hold together" (Dpf.).
*5 PMP *kapit "fasten thatch with slats" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Kapi/ti Two betel-nut sticks between which thatch is placed in order to give the thatch rigidity ; clench, wedge (Yen)
East Futuna Kapi/ti Soutenir, renforcer (au propre et au figuré) (Rch)
Fijian Qavi Fasten thatch down with sticks Phonologically Irregular (Cpl)
Fijian Kabi-ta Adhere, stick to (Cpl)
Kapingamarangi Kabi Fire tongs; to hold something betwen two other things (Lbr)
Luangiua ʔApi Guard (Smd)
Luangiua Haaʔapiʔapi Clasp (Smd)
Mangareva ʔAka/kapi Joindre les deux bouts du filet (Rch)
Mangareva Kapi Se joindre (en parlant d'un ouvrage commencé sur deux points) (Mle)
Marquesas Kapi Ramasser Uncertain Semantic Connection (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Kapi Closed (as a gate, door) (Bgs)
Niue Kapi/ti Pick up with an implement (e.g. tongs) (Sph)
Nukumanu Hak/kapi Bind (vt) (Trt)
Nukuoro Gabi/dia Held firmly (by something not part of the human body (Crl)
Nukuoro Gabi/a Held firmly (under the arm or between the fingers) (Crl)
Nukuoro Gabi Hold something between two (or more) other things; grab (between things, e.g. fingers) (Crl)
Penrhyn Kapi/kapi Kind of shellfish growing on pearl shells; kind of shellfish, shells thick, hard to remove from rock; oyster sp., Spondylus varius (Sta)
Rennellese Kapi/tia Caught, stuck, enmeshed, as a snake in a tight place (Ebt)
Rennellese Kapi/ti Hold firmly, tighten (as belt)...strengthen, as sticks against a house wall (Ebt)
Rotuman Kopiti Embrace, cling Borrowed (Cwd)
Samoan Apiapi Patch a canoe with bamboo (Prt)
Sikaiana Kapi Something obscured from view (Sps)
Tahitian ʔApi paarau Valve des nacres (Lmt)
Takuu Hak/kapi Hold under arm; tuck into the waistband of laplap; use tongs... (Mle)
Tikopia Kapi Tuck in, put behind cleat etc. (Fth)
Tikopia Kapi/ti Squeeze in; strip of wood used to compress thatch sheets, uprights etc. (Fth)
Tokelau Kapi To patch up, mend by putting on a piece; strengthen by adding a piece (Sma)
Tuamotu Kapi Shut, as a bivalve (Stn)
Tuvalu Kapi To pass loincloth between legs and tie at the back (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Va/kapi Be fastened [e.g. axe head to handle] (Hvn)

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