Protoform: TAA-PEE [CE] Cause to ripen or decay

Description: Cause to ripen or decay
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to CE: Central-Eastern Polynesian

*0 << PN *peqe "over-ripe"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Penrhyn Taapee To ferment (vt) (Sta)
Rapa Tape To cause to ripen, as bananas underground (Sks)
Rarotongan Taapee Cause to rot or decay; rot sth. down, ret (fibres); bring a boil to head by poulticing (Bse)
Tahitian Kaapee Faire mûrir, faire fermenter (les sauces fermentées) (Lmt)
Tuamotu Taapee To employ means to soften fruit (Stn)

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