Protoform: QEPA [OC] Mats used in ceremonial or ritual *(q)epa

Description: Mats used in ceremonial or ritual *(q)epa
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic

*3 POc *qebal “pandanus mat, possibly sleeping mat” (LPO I:80)

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
East Uvea Epa Lit a plusieurs nattes (Btn)
Easter Island ʔEpa Tendido horizontalmente (Bxn)
Hawaiian Epaepa Part of a fish's tail above and below the cleft Uncertain Semantic Connection (Pki)
Mangareva Epa Tribut (Jnu)
Manihiki-Rakahanga Epa To exhalt [sic], to uphold, to offer up (Sve)
Marquesas Epa Langes pour les enfants (Dln)
New Zealand Maori Whaka/epa/ Horizontal parts of tiiwhana tattoo design (Wms)
Nuguria Epa Container for kaauna, made of kie (pandanus leaves) (Dvl)
Nukuoro Eba Childs sleeping mat (Crl)
Penrhyn Hepa/hepa To honour, fête Phonologically Irregular (Sta)
Pukapuka Epa/epa Sleeping mat best type of mat made from laukie material (Sby)
Pukapuka Epa Priest's tiputa-like garment (Bge)
Rarotongan Epa(epa) Honour ceremonially, dedicate, consecrate (Bse)
Rennellese Epa Small mat, formerly also the ceremonial mat on which Tehu'aigabenga or Tehainga'atua was supported to sit and rest (Ebt)
Samoan Epa Native mats and cloth on which dead chief is laid (Prt)
Samoan Epa Sit, dwell (hch. obs.) (Prt)
Tahitian Epa A small enclosure sacred to the infant king; also an enclosure for the use of dancers (Dvs)
Takuu Epa Coconut leaf mat in a clan elder's house on which the elder lies, and on which very sick people are ritually treated; woven container for turmeric powder stored inside a section of large-diameter bamboo (Mle)
Tikopia Epa Ritual offering of finely plaited Pandanus mats (Fth)
Tokelau Epa/epa Small sleeping mat for an infant (Sma)
Tongan ʔEpa Mats given to bride (Cwd)
Tongan ʔEpa Sit, stand or walk with the face turned upwards (Cwd)
Tongan ʔE/ʔepa/ Lie face upward, of a corpse (Cwd)
Tuvalu Epa Fine sleeping mat (Rby)

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