Protoform: LAPA.1B [PN] Flat and/or broad object (e.g. paddle blade, buttress root, coral head): *lapa(lapa)

Description: Flat and/or broad object (e.g. paddle blade, buttress root, coral head): *lapa(lapa)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to PN: Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *lafalafa "flat and/or broad".

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Rapa Type of dance paddle (Mtx)
Luangiua Lapa Coconut frond (Smd)
Mangareva Raparapa Partie plate d'un aviron; partie plate de la feuille du cocotier qui tient au tronc. (Rch)
Marquesas ʔApa hoe Pale de pagaie; blade of paddle. Pelle d'aviron (Dln). (Chf)
Marquesas Apa ʔima Paume, palm (of hand) (Chf)
Marquesas ʔApaʔapa Les ailes ou côtés du filet (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Raparapa Sole of foot; projecting ends of house barge-boards (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Rapa Anything broad and flat; stern-post of a canoe; blade of a paddle etc.... (Wms)
Niue Lapa Board (Sph)
Nuguria Raparapa Fins (of fish or whale) (Dvl)
Nuguria Rapa-rapa Fins (of fish or whale) (Dvl)
Nukuoro Laba ngaungau A stalk of the elephant-ear plant [Alocasia] (Crl)
Nukuoro Laba A dancing paddle (Crl)
Penrhyn Rapa Blade of canoe paddle (Sta)
Rarotongan Raparapa Buttresses of tree (Sve)
Samoan Lapa A flat kind of coral; a flat slab at the root of a large tree, acting as a buttress to the trunk (Prt)
Sikaiana Lapalapa A tree buttress (Dnr)
Sikaiana Lapalapa the places in the trunk of a tree that extend out from the tree, as the trunk of the tava tree. (Dnr)
Tahitian Rapa Pale de pagaie, d'aviron ou d'hélice; plat de la lame d'un couteau. The blade or paddle of an oar; a slab of stone or wood (Dvs). (Lmt)
Takuu Laparapa Soft-rayed dorsal or anal fin (of edible fish, esp. shark); triangular corner of a sail cloth which is not stitched but hangs loose (Mle)
Tikopia Raparapa Flange; buttress; coral sp. of stinging type (Fth)
Tokelau Lapa Flat-topped coral head; rasp, grater (Sma)
Tokelau Lapalapa Leaf-stalk of coconut leaf (Sma)
Tuamotu Rapa Blade of paddle (Stn)
Tuvalu Lapalapa Blade of paddle, sole of foot (Rby)
Vaeakau-Taumako Plapla/inu Coral rock, big, flat stone in the sea like cement Phonologically Irregular (Hvn)

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