Protoform: PALALAFA [MP] Butt end of coconut frond midrib

Description: Butt end of coconut frond midrib
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian

*1 Cf. SO *paka-lafa, PN *lafa-lafa "flat, wide"
*4 POC *bala(p,b)a(q) "palm branch; midrib of palm frond" (LPO III:383).
*5 PMP *p-al-aqpaq "midrib of coconut leaf" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Pararaha kekeʔu Shoulder blade (Wbr)
Emae Pararafa Base of fallen coconut frond, still attached to tree (Cpl)
New Zealand Maori Pararaha A shallow vessel made by cutting a slice from a gourd (Wms)
Niue Palelafa Midrib of the coconut frond Phonologically Irregular (Sph)
Nuguria Karrapa Central coconut leaf midrib Phonologically Irregular (Dvl)
Penrhyn Pararaha Midrib of coconut frond; carrying pole; mashing stick (Sta)
Pukapuka Palelawa Midrib of coconut leaf (Bge)
Rennellese Kagagapa Butt end of coconut fronds as used to pound taro Problematic (Ebt)
Rotuman Parafa Midrib of a coconut leaf Borrowed (Cwd)
Takuu Kallapa Base of a coconut frond on which a large canoe is placed to keep it off the ground while being stored Phonologically Irregular (Mle)
Tikopia Pararafa Stem of coconut frond (Fth)
Tongan Palalafa Stalk and midrib of a coconut leaf (Cwd)
Tuvalu Pallafa Green coconut mid-rib (Rby)
West Uvea Palalaa (jeunes: palalaha) Attache de la feuille de cocotier; os de la hanche Phonologically Irregular (Hmn)

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