Protoform: KAPU.2 [FJ] Spread over, surround, envelop

Description: Spread over, surround, envelop
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to FJ: Fijic

*1 Cf. PCC *kapu-qa “cloud”
*8 TON reflex may be from Fijian (Gty).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Kapu Cover up body (Yen)
East Futuna Kaapu/i Environner (Mfr)
East Uvea Kaapu/i Envelopper (Rch)
Fijian Kabu Sow small seeds; fog, mist, haze (Cpl)
Mangareva Kapu Sédiment, dépôts; déposer Uncertain Semantic Connection (Rch)
New Zealand Maori Kaapu/i Cover crops or embers (Wms)
Niuafoʔou Ka/kapu Fog (Gry)
Niue Kapu/ti To overspread, cover the whole surface. Nappy; put nappy on baby (Sph). (McE)
Niue Kapu To spread, be spread [ex. story] (Sph)
Niue Kapu/tia To be fully covered [ex. sky with flying foxes] (Sph)
Pukapuka Kapu/kapu Covered, spread over (of sky) (Sby)
Rotuman Kapu To cover Borrowed (Cwd)
Samoan Aputi Cover up, as the body, native oven etc. (Prt)
Samoan ʔAʔapu Draw the wind (as of a sail) (Prt)
Tahitian Abu, apu Wide or broad, as cloth (Dvs)
Tikopia Kapu Possibly traditional for some types of leaf covering (Fth)
Tokelau Ka/kapu Bulge out, fill (of a sail) (Sma)
Tongan Kapu Surround (Cwd)
Tongan Ka/kapu Mist (Cwd)
Tuvalu Kapu Covered (Rby)
Waya Kabu Be covered in cloud, mist, fog (Ply)

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