Protoform: KOFU.1A [OC] Wrap up; covering; parcel (esp. of food)

Description: Wrap up; covering; parcel (esp. of food)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic

*4 POC *kopu "wrap (food in a certain way (?) for cooking), bundle wrap (Lichtenberk) (LPO I:155).
*1 Cf. PMP *kabut II "zussamenfalten" (Dpf. 1938).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Kopu Parcel of food. To put on a covering (as to cover oneself with blankets); to parcel something (as when wrapping food in a large leaf) (Fbg). (Yen)
East Futuna Kofu To wrap up (as in a cloth, sheet); clothing (Bgs)
East Futuna Kofu/kofu Parcel of cooked food (Bgs)
East Uvea Kofu/kofu Parcel (Rch)
Easter Island Kohu Container, vessel (Kvt)
Fijian Kovu Tie up fish, etc., in banana leaves (Cpl)
Ifira-Mele Kofu Parcel of cooked food (Clk)
Mangaia Kou Cook, bake Problematic (Chn)
New Zealand Maori Koohu/a Cook by boiling Problematic (Wms)
Niue Kofu To catch; cover oneself; to cuff (Sph)
Niue Kofu/kofu Parcel, bundle (Sph)
Penrhyn Kohu That which envelops; to wrap; various foods wrapped for cooking (Sta)
Pukapuka Koukou Wedding gift ; wrap up (food, baby) (Sby)
Rarotongan Koʔukoʔu Bind/tie into bundle (Bse)
Rarotongan Koʔu Parcel, bundle; to wrap (Bse)
Rennellese Kohu Package of cooked food (Ebt)
Samoan ʔOfuʔofu Tie up in leaves ready for cooking (Prt)
Tahitian Ohu A bundle of some food tied up, and baked in the native oven (Dvs)
Tikopia Kofu Do up in package tied at top; package (Fth)
Tokelau Kofu Dress, garment; wrapping, parcel of food wrapped for baking; put on (a garment); wrap in leaves or foil (Sma)
Tongan Kofu/kofu Parcel, bundle (Cwd)
Tongan Cofoo To inclose, or wrap up (Mar)
Tuvalu Kofu Wrap oneself in a mat (Rby)
Tuvalu Ko/kofu/ Wrap by folding corners into middle (Rby)

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