Protoform: KAPIA [CO] Lime, calcium carbonate

Description: Lime, calcium carbonate
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CO: CO

*6 Cf. *ga9bir "chew betel nut" (PPHZD).
*8 Note. this may be a MN borrowing as it has no cognates in central Polynesia where Betel chewing did not occur.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Kapia Lime for chewing with betel nut (Yen)
Rennellese Kapia Lime container made of coconut shell (Ebt)
Tikopia Kapia Lime, used with Betel nut, in hair bleaching, and as an alkali to turn (Morinda citrifolia) dye crimson; Bottle gourd used as a lime container (Fth)
Vaeakau-Taumako Kapia Lime (Hvn)
Vaeakau-Taumako Kapia (TAU) Lime (Fox)

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