Protoform: TAFA.2 [OC] Cut lengthwise, slice, incise

Description: Cut lengthwise, slice, incise
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to OC: Oceanic

*1 Cf. PPN *tapa-si "split, cut, break"
*3 PEO *tapa.
*4 POC *tapa(s) "cut into, incise" (LPO I:252).

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Anuta Tapa Circumcise (Yen)
Anuta Tapa To cut the stomach of a fish in order to remove the gut (Fbg)
East Futuna Tafa Incision, inciser, couper (Gzl)
East Uvea Tafa Incision, coupure (Btn)
Emae Tafa/ia Scarify, circumcise (Cpl)
Fijian Tava/ia Cut with a knife, as meat from a carcase (Cpl)
Hawaiian Kaha Cut open or slice lengthwise, scratch, mark, draw (Pki)
Lau Afa Cut, incise (Fox)
Mangareva Taʔa Be separated (I) (Rch)
Mangareva Taʔa/taʔa Couper en morceaux le poisson ou la viande; ouvrir une nacre; entailler pour enlever une épine etc.; faire une autopsie (Rch)
Marquesas Tà/táhhá To extract splinters of bone out of the flesh; an instrument made with the sharks tooth for the purpose (Crk)
Nggela Tava/lo To slip and cut, of a knife (Fox)
Niue Tafa Cut with a sharp instrument, slit (Sph)
Penrhyn Taha/taha Cut open intestines to clean them (Sta)
Rarotongan Ta/taʔa/ Castrate, geld (Bse)
Saʔa Aha Cut, score, notch, mark by incising (Ivs)
Samoan Tafa Cut open, incise (of boil, abscess) (Prt)
Sikaiana T/taha To circumcise (Not practised on Sikaiana) (Dnr)
Tongan Tafa Lance, cut open (a boil); cut into portions, carve (Cwd)
Tongan Tafa To cut, to intersect (Mar)
Vaeakau-Taumako Taha/ia [Be] cut accidentally (vi); cut deliberately, tear off (vt) (Hvn)

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