Protoform: NAPE.A [NP] Hitch, tuck, catch

Description: Hitch, tuck, catch
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to NP: Nuclear Polynesian

*1 Cf. NP *kape.2 'take out, pick out'

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Futuna Nape To trip (Mfr)
Hawaiian Nape Bending and swaying, as coconut fronds; surging, as the sea; to rise and fall, as the chest in breathing; yielding, springy Uncertain Semantic Connection (Pki)
Kapingamarangi Nebe To tuck in (sarong, string etc) (Lbr)
Kapingamarangi Nepe Fastening turn of the outrigger shroud to the middle boom; make a slip knot, slip through; tuck in, as a lavalava (Ebt)
Luangiua ŋape Lever (Smd)
Marquesas Nape Pull (trigger). Tirer sur la gachette d'une arme à feu (Lch). (Dln)
Moriori Nape To tie (Shd)
New Zealand Maori Nape Weave; jerk; make a false stroke with the paddle; fishing line; ligament of bivalve; tangled (Wms)
Nukuoro Nape Hook under waistband (Crl)
Penrhyn Nape Bait-string, tied to the point of a fish-hook (Bck)
Penrhyn Nape/nga Knotting (Bck)
Pukapuka Nape Prise up, dig up; plaiting stroke (Sby)
Rapa Nape To braid (Sks)
Rarotongan Nape Tie or bind round; hook something towards one (Bse)
Rennellese Nape To break, as a gentle wave; to be hit, as by a wave; to fold shut, as a net to catch fish (Ebt)
Samoan Nape Entangled (Prt)
Sikaiana Nape Action of sexual intercourse Uncertain Semantic Connection (Dnr)
Tahitian Napenape Etre actif; mettre en ordre, entretenir en état de marche Uncertain Semantic Connection (Lmt)
Takuu Nape Pry out (e.g. copra from its shell) (Mle)
Tikopia Nape Loose turn of cord or belt (Fth)
Tokelau Nape Sit cross-legged with feet on thighs; pluck out (eye from eye socket) (Sma)
Tuamotu Nape To braid, interlace round and round; to haul, pull in strongly, jerk, yank (Stn)
Tuvalu Nape Hitch up a skirt (Rby)
Tuvalu Nape/nape Decorate, dress up, make pretty (Rby)
West Futuna Faka/nape To fold (the arms) (Cpl)
West Futuna Nape-a To hold a rope, etc., firmly; to constrain a person to stay (Cpl)

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