Protoform: REPE [EP] Fringe, flap esp. of body; to hang or dangle: *repe(-repe)

Description: Fringe, flap esp. of body; to hang or dangle: *repe(-repe)
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to EP: East Polynesian

*1 Cf. PN *lepa 'flap (of sail)', NP *lefe "fold or crease covering body orifice", EP *refe "wrinkled, loose (of skin)"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Easter Island Re/repe Comb of a bird (Fts)
Easter Island Repe/repe Hang, dangle, stretch downwards (e.g. lips, ears). Colgante, esirarse hacia abajo . Labia majora (Fts)
Easter Island ʔEpe Ear lobe Problematic (Fts)
Easter Island ŋa/repe Fat, fleshy (Kvt)
Hawaiian Lepe Hem, fringe, loose attachement (as of torn cloth or flesh); rooster comb, turkey wattles (Pki)
Hawaiian Lepe/lepe Fringed, wattles; labia minor (Pki)
Marquesas ʔEpe Sagging, flabby, hanging down (???)
Marquesas Epe/epe Comb of a cock. Crête de coq. (Dln)
Marquesas Aipe/áipe A cock's comb; it also has an obscene signification (Crk)
New Zealand Maori Repe/repe Buttocks (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Taa/reperepe Ragged, tattered (Wms)
New Zealand Maori Repe Lump; gland; rock-oyster Problematic (Wms)
Penrhyn Repe Cockscomb, crest; wattle, dewlap (Sta)
Pukapuka Lepe Testicles, also female genitals (prob. labia) (Sby)
Raʔivavae Gepegepe, ʔepeʔepe Labia minora (Zpn)
Raʔivavae Gepe Comb of a bird (Zpn)
Rapa Repe Front overhang of canoe (Sks)
Rapa Rape Cock's comb Problematic (Sks)
Rarotongan Repe Comb of birds; female genitals; clitoris (Bse)
Rarotongan Repe(repe) Division of the buttocks(Etn) (Bse)
Tahitian Repe Crête de coq; palmes de natation (Lmt)
Tahitian Repe/rehe The division of the posteriors (Lmt)
Tahitian Repe The comb of a fowl; the fin on the back of the shark; the projections that grow in a singular manner on the trunk of the tuscarpia edulis, or native chestnut tree; the piece on which the ends of the rafters rest in a native house; a sort of projection (Dvs)
Tuamotu Repe Comb of a cock or hen; labium minorum (Stn)

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