ʻōlelo

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Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From alelo, from Proto-Polynesian *qalelo, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *deləq (compare Kiput deleiʔ), doublet of Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *dilaq (compare Tagalog dila, Malay lidah).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʔoːˈle.lo/, [ʔoːˈlɛlo]

Noun[edit]

ʻōlelo

  1. language, speech
  2. word, term
  3. statement
  4. quotation, utterance
  5. tidings

Verb[edit]

ʻōlelo

  1. to speak, talk, converse
  2. to say, mention, tell
  3. to state
  4. to quote