Protoform: LAPA.2 [OC] Flash (of light); to flash

Description: Flash (of light); to flash
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic

*0 >> CE *koo-rapa
*1 Cf. PN *tapa.5, TA *kapa.3
*4 POC *lap(w)a(r,R) "lightning, phosphorescence" (LPO II:145).
*8 Note: *tapa, *kanapa with same meaning.

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Rapa Shine, shiny. Shine (light mottling water, landscape, grasses) (Wbr). (Fts)
Easter Island Ra/rapa/ Shiny, brilliant, sparkling (Fts)
Easter Island Rapa-rapa Shine, sparkle (sunlight on water on bright sunny days) (Wbr)
Easter Island Rapo-rapo Shine, shimmer (light on water on overcast cloudy days, and also moonlight on water) Phonologically Irregular (Wbr)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Rapa (Lightning) flash (Krk)
New Zealand Maori Rapa Flash of lightning; flash, glance (Wms)
Niue Lapa/tia, lopa/tia To be dazzled (e.g. by lightning) (Sph)
Niue Lo/lopa To glitter, to glare (as on a very bright day) Phonologically Irregular (McE)
Niue Lo/lopa/gia To be dazzled Phonologically Irregular (Sph)
Niue Lupa To spark, to flare Phonologically Irregular (Sph)
Nukuoro Laba Flash (as lightning) (Crl)
Penrhyn Rapa To flash, lighten (Sta)
Pukapuka Lapa To flash (as lightning, a raised paddle) (Bge)
Rarotongan Rapa Flash of lightning; dazzle, glitter (Bse)
Rennellese Gapa To flash, as lightning (Ebt)
Sikaiana Lapa To flash, as lightning or a flashing light (Dnr)
Tahitian Rapa Vert Uncertain Semantic Connection (Jsn)
Takuu Rapa Speak too fast to be understood Uncertain Semantic Connection (Mle)
Tokelau Lapa Flash of lightning (Sma)
Tuamotu Rapa Flash of lightning (Stn)
Tuvalu Lapa Lightning flashed (Rby)

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