mauka

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See also: maukā

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Hawaiian

Adverb[edit]

mauka (not comparable)

  1. (Hawaii) inland, towards the mountains.

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Aymara mauka (mauka, Mirabilis expansa).

Noun[edit]

mauka (plural maukas)

  1. The flowering Andean root vegetable Mirabilis expansa, which was important to the Incas and which survives in cold, windy places several thousand meters above sea level.
  2. One of the edible tuberous roots this plant produces.

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mauk (mash, purée).

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Verb[edit]

mauka (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative maukaði, supine maukað)

  1. to mash, purée

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Maybe related to maukt.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

mauka f (4th declension)

  1. (colloquial, derogatory, vulgar) indecent, dissolute woman; prostitute, whore
    mauku māja — bordello (lit. whorehouse)
    nosaukt par mauku — to call (someone) a prostitute, a whore
    pieķert vīrietis pie maukas — to nab a man at a prostitute('s house)

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