Protoform: KOPI.A [MP] Double together, fold

Description: Double together, fold
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian

*5 PMP *ke(m)pit "zussamenhalten, klemmen"(Dpf. 1938).
*51 PMP *gepit "pinch, squeeze between" (ACD).
*8 ANU form could be from PN *kofi

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Kopi(kopi) To embrace; grasp; hold to one's breast (Fbg)
Hawaiian ʔOpi Fold, crease; wrinkled; bend of a wave (Pki)
Mangaia Kopi/kopi Double together; make a tuck in sewing (Chn)
Mangareva Kopi Se fermer (se dit des bivalves, des deux mains, qui serrent quelque chose) (Rch)
Mangareva Kopi/kopi Claquer des mains; comprimer, presser; ciseaux (Rch)
Mangareva Koo/kopi Se baisser; stoop, bend down (Chf)
Marquesas Kopi Fermer; ramasser, réunir (Dln)
Marquesas Kopi/kopi (MQN), ʔopi/ʔopi (MQS) Se frotter les mains en les lavant (Lch)
New Zealand Maori Ko/kopi/ Double together, shut,close (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Koopi-a Gather together into small compass. Passive/imperative (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Kopi Nip between the legs (Wms)
Penrhyn Kopi Cuff (Sta)
Penrhyn Kopi/kopi Pleats, tucks, gathers (Sta)
Pukapuka Ko/kopi/ To fold; to hug (Bge)
Pukapuka Kopi/kopi To fold (Bge)
Raʔivavae ʔOpe Clasp the arms and legs about Phonologically Irregular (Zpn)
Rarotongan Kopi Fold back (a piece of cloth); hem, cuff, pleat, tuck; bring things together, assemble (Bse)
Rarotongan Koo/kopi, koo/kapi Fold in, fold over, fold up (Bse)
Rennellese Kopi Carry or hold in the hand or fist; cradle, as an infant; hug (Ebt)
Sikaiana Kopi To carry on the hip, as one carries a child (Dnr)
Tahitian ʔOpi Plisser (Lmt)
Tahitian Opi To shut or close up (Dvs)
Tahitian O/opi To shut, as the leaves of a book (Dvs)
Takuu K/kopi Close something by bringing its two parts together (Mle)
Tikopia Kopi Hold, awkwardly, as under arm; tuck under (Fth)
Tokelau Kopi Carry or hold something under one arm (e.g. rolled up mat); carry child on hip, with one arm supporting its back (Sma)
Tuamotu Kopi Folded over (Stn)
Tuvalu Kopi To nurse a child, carry on hip or side Uncertain Semantic Connection (Jsn)
Waya Kovi Be covered, wrapped, etc. Problematic (Ply)

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