Protoform: PAPA.1A [MP] Board, plank

Description: Board, plank
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to MP: Malayo-Polynesian

*3 PEO *papa "board, plank" (Gty. 1983).
*4 POC *baban "board, plank, canoe strake; flat; flat shelf of rock" (LPO I:58;II:211).
*5 PMP *papan "plank (of boat +), strake" (LPO I:185); "plank, board; floor boards of house" (ACD).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Papa Board, plank (Fbg)
East Futuna Papa Board, plank (Mfr)
East Uvea Papa Planche, être plat, sans bosse (Rch)
Emae Papa Board (Mlr)
Fijian Baba Side (especially side planks of canoe) (Cpl)
Fijian Bava Wash-strake of canoe Problematic (Cpl)
Fijian Vava Board Problematic (Cpl)
Hawaiian Papa Board (Pki)
Ifira-Mele Papa Board; stem, butt (of coconut frond) (Clk)
Kapingamarangi Baba Level, stretcher; board on which women plait mats (Lbr)
Luangiua Papa Floor (Smd)
Luangiua Paa Board for surf riding (Smd)
Mangareva Papa/ga Étage (Rch)
Mangareva Paapaa Planche en bois (Rch)
Marquesas Papa/hua Planche, plancher (Lch)
Marquesas Páppa A board or plank. An oval wooden dish (THT). (Crk)
New Zealand Maori Papa Board (Wms)
Niuafoʔou Papa Lumber (Dye)
Niue Papa Washing-board; type of wooden club (weapon) (Sph)
Nuguria Hare-papa Floor of a house (Ray)
Nuguria Papa Plank (of wood), timber (Dvl)
Nukuoro Baba The board on which mats are plainted (Crl)
Penrhyn Papa Board, plank (Sta)
Pukapuka Papa To lay down flooring (Sby)
Pukapuka Papa/naki Driftwood, boards off foreign vessels (Bge)
Rapa Papa Spacer for netting; a board, generally (Sks)
Rennellese Papa Sounding board (Ebt)
Rotuman Papa Floor or deck if made of boards (Cwd)
Samoan Papa Flat (board, rock, etc.) (Prt)
Sikaiana Papa Wooden box, coffin; timber, lumber; board in front of the weaver that supports the warp-threads (Dnr)
Tahitian Papa A board, a seat (Dvs)
Tikopia Papa Plank (Fth)
Tongan Papa Board (Cwd)
Tongan Papa The hollow piece of board on which gnatoo is imprinted (Mar)
Tongan Baba Semi-circular frame on which the cloth [tapa] is extended to be printed (Cct)
Vaeakau-Taumako Papa Plank; part of broken canoe (used to transport persons or things on land or by sea...) ; board; drum (Ray)
Waya Baba Board, plank, or other flat, wide piece of wood (Ply)

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