fifine

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Niuean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *fafine, from Proto-Oceanic *papine, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *babinahi, from Proto-Austronesian *bahi. Compare Tongan fefine, Samoan fafine.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fifine

  1. woman

References[edit]

  • Niue Language Dictionary (University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1997, →ISBN)