wahine

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Maori wahine (woman), from Proto-Polynesian *fafine.

Noun[edit]

wahine (plural wahines)

  1. A Polynesian or Maori woman

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *fafine.

Noun[edit]

wahine (irregular plural wāhine)

  1. woman, female
  2. wife

Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *fafine.

Noun[edit]

wahine (irregular plural wāhine)

  1. woman