Protoform: SAPO [AN] Take in the hand; catch something in flight

Description: Take in the hand; catch something in flight
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to AN: Austronesian

*4 POC *sampo "take hold of, catch, snatch" (Gce).
*5 PMP *sa9pe(nN), *sa9pe(Ct) `catch, take hold of' (Bst.1970).
*6 PAN *sa9pe(nn), *sa9pe(ct) "catch, take hold of" (Bst.1971).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Tapo To catch in the hand (especially a falling or thrown object) (Fbg)
East Futuna Sapo Take in the hand, catch (Bgs)
East Uvea Hapo Catch a thrown object in the hands (Rch)
Fijian Savo Pull tight (Cpl)
Fijian Cabo Offer, present property (Cpl)
Niue Hapo To catch. To catch a thing thrown (Tgr). (Sph)
Nukuoro Hapo To grasp, hold Phonologically Irregular (Crn)
Pukapuka Apo Lift up with hands Problematic (Mta)
Rotuman Sapo Take hold of (Cwd)
Saʔa Tapo Grab, catch hold of, seize, lay hands on (Ivs)
Samoan Sapo To catch anything thrown, as breadfruits in a basket when being picked; as a dog with his mouth; as in a hand-net, the fishes jumping from the large net; to catch up a word, in order to answer it (Prt)
Tikopia Sapo Grab (Fth)
Tokelau Hapo Catch (a ball etc.) in the air (Sma)
Tongan Hapo Take in the hand (Cwd)
Tuvalu Hapo Catch a thrown object (Rby)
Waya Cabo Be thrown, hurled (spear, ball etc.) (Ply)

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