Protoform: LEPO [CP] Cover with leaves (as oven, or fruit to ripen)

Description: Cover with leaves (as oven, or fruit to ripen)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CP: Central Pacific

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Lepo Enterrer des bananes pour les faire m-rir (Gzl)
East Uvea Lepo(lepo) Envelopper les vivres devant de les enterrer dans l'umu (Rch)
Easter Island Repo Beget (as father) Uncertain Semantic Connection (Wbr)
Luangiua Lepo Surround (Smd)
Pukapuka Waka/lepo To fertilise a taro bed Problematic (Bge)
Rennellese Gepo Hasten ripening by burying or tying in a basket, as bananas (Ebt)
Rotuman Lepa Leaves of the sa`a tree used for covering earth oven (Cwd)
Tongan Lepo Pad of loupata leaves, used for covering native ovens (Cwd)
Tongan Lepo/ʔi Cover a native oven with leaves, bags and earth (Cwd)
Tongan Lebo Leaves of the breadfruit tree, sewed together for the purpose of covering food in cooking, to keep in the steam (Mar)

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