hahine

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Alu[edit]

Noun[edit]

hahine

  1. sibling of the opposite sex

Further reading[edit]

  • Malcolm Ross, Proto Oceanic and the Austronesian Languages of Western Melanesia, Pacific Linguistics, series C-98 (1988)

Halia[edit]

Noun[edit]

hahine

  1. sibling of the opposite sex

Further reading[edit]

  • Malcolm Ross, Proto Oceanic and the Austronesian Languages of Western Melanesia, Pacific Linguistics, series C-98 (1988)

Hiri Motu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate to Hawaiian and Maori wahine.

Noun[edit]

hahine

  1. woman

References[edit]

  • Riall W. Nolan, Bushwalking in Papua New Guinea (1983), page 133

Nukuoro[edit]

Etymology[edit]

According to Carroll, this seems to incorporate the article ha + hine (female) (and one does also encounter other articles: de hine, se hine); ha occurs only before hine, and sometimes seems to be interpreted as part of it, when one hears de hahine, se hahine.

Noun[edit]

hahine

  1. woman

References[edit]

  • Vern Carroll, An outline of the structure of the language of Nukuoro (1965)
  • Vern Carroll, Nukuoro kinship (1966)

Pileni[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *fafine.

Noun[edit]

hahine

  1. woman

References[edit]

  • A Grammar of Vaeakau-Taumako

Rapa Nui[edit]

Preposition[edit]

hahine

  1. near

Synonyms[edit]


Rennellese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *fafine.

Noun[edit]

hahine

  1. woman

References[edit]

  • Samuel H. Elbert, ‎Albert J. Schütz, Echo of a Culture: A Grammar of Rennell and Bellona (1988)

Sikaiana[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *fafine.

Noun[edit]

hahine

  1. woman