aitu

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English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

aitu (plural aitus or aitu)

  1. A ghost or spirit, often malevolent, in Polynesian mythology.

Anagrams[edit]


Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

aitu f

  1. accusative singular form of aita
  2. instrumental singular form of aita
  3. genitive plural form of aita

Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *qanitu (compare Samoan aitu), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qanitu (compare Malay hantu), from Proto-Austronesian *qaNiCu (compare Bunun hanitu).

Noun[edit]

aitu

  1. (mythology) atua of disaster and death
  2. demons
  3. sickness
  4. calamity, misery
  5. grief, sorrow
  6. woe

Adjective[edit]

aitu

  1. sorrowful
  2. woeful

Derived terms[edit]


Niuean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *qanitu (compare Samoan aitu), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qanitu (compare Malay hantu), from Proto-Austronesian *qaNiCu (compare Bunun hanitu).

Noun[edit]

aitu

  1. ghost (supernatural being)

Samoan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *qanitu (compare Niuean aitu), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qanitu (compare Malay hantu), from Proto-Austronesian *qaNiCu (compare Bunun hanitu).

Noun[edit]

aitu

  1. ghost
  2. spirit