ʻoumuamua

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Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ʻou (reach out for) +‎ mua (first; in advance of), doubled for emphasis.

Noun[edit]

ʻoumuamua

  1. scout; leader (as in battle or activity); messenger[1][2]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asteroid ‘Oumuamua pronunciation, what it means and alien spaceship theories explained”, in (Please provide the title of the work), https://metro.co.uk/, 2017-12-15: “Astronomers from the University of Hawaii were the first to spot Oumuamua, so they named it after the Hawaiian term for ‘scout’ or ‘messenger’
  2. ^ Aloha, ‘Oumuamua! Scientists confirm that interstellar asteroid is a cosmic oddball”, in (Please provide the title of the work), https://www.geekwire.com, (Please provide a date or year)