Tehani

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Tahitian te (the) + hani (darling)

Proper noun[edit]

Tehani

  1. A female given name.
    • 1936 Charles Nordhoff - James Norman Hall, Mutiny on the Bounty.The Bounty Trilogy, Little, Brown and co, 1940, page 84:
      "Tehani," he announced in my ear, which is to say "the Darling," a name by no means inappropriate, I thought.
    • 1959 James Michener, Hawaii, Corgi Books 1981, ISBN 055211006X, page 54:
      "I am Tehani, chief Tatai's daughter."
      "Tehani," Teroro interpreted. "The little darling."

Usage notes[edit]

  • Occasionally used in English due to 20th century fiction.

References[edit]

  • Académie tahitienne: Fa'atoro parau Tahiti/Farāni, 1999

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