haiwan

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See also: haiwañ

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian حیوان(heyvan), from Arabic حَيَوَان(ḥayawān).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

haiwan (Jawi spelling حيوان‎, plural haiwan-haiwan, informal 1st possessive haiwanku, impolite 2nd possessive haiwanmu, 3rd possessive haiwannya)

  1. animal (organism)
  2. animal (organism other than man)
  3. animal (person who behaves wildly)

Synonyms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

haiwan (Jawi spelling حيوان‎)

  1. animal (of animals)

Synonyms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Indonesian: hewan
  • Ternate: haiwan
  • West Makian: haiwan

Ternate[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay haiwan, from Persian حیوان‎(heyvân), from Arabic حَيَوَان(ḥayawān).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

haiwan

  1. animal
    Synonym: binatang
  2. insect

References[edit]

  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh

West Makian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay haiwan (possibly through Ternate haiwan), from Persian حیوان‎(heyvân), from Arabic حَيَوَان(ḥayawān). Doublet of haiwani.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

haiwan

  1. bird
    Synonym: namu

References[edit]

  • Clemens Voorhoeve (1982) The Makian languages and their neighbours[1], Pacific linguistics (as haywan)