aloha

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Hawaiian aloha ‎(love), from Proto-Polynesian *qarofa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aloha ‎(plural alohas)

  1. (Hawaii) Good wishes, love. [from 19th c.]
    • 2012, Julia Flynn Siler, Lost Kingdom, Grove Press, p. 91:
      Traveling as the princess regent with a retinue that included Princess Ruth and Queen Kapi‘olani, Lili‘u was welcomed by enormous crowds and lavish outpourings of aloha, as her subjects clasped her knees and kissed her hands and feet to show their reverence.
  2. (Hawaii) An utterance of aloha (see Interjection, below). [from 19th c.]

Derived terms[edit]

Interjection[edit]

aloha

  1. (chiefly Hawaii) Expressing good wishes when greeting or parting from someone; hello; goodbye. [from 19th c.]

Translations[edit]

External links[edit]

  • aloha at OneLook Dictionary Search

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *qarofa, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qaʀəp

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

aloha

  1. hello
  2. goodbye

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

aloha

  1. love, compassion

Verb[edit]

aloha

  1. (transitive) to love
  2. (transitive) to greet
  3. (stative) to be loving, kind