hiva

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Niuean[edit]

Niuean cardinal numbers
 <  8 9 10  > 
    Cardinal : hiva

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *hiwa, from Proto-Oceanic *hiwa, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *hiwa, from Proto-Austronesian *Siwa.

Numeral[edit]

hiva

  1. nine

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • hive (e and split infinitives)

Etymology[edit]

From English heave, from Middle English heven, hebben, from Old English hebban, from Proto-Germanic *habjaną (to take up, lift). Doublet of hevja.

Verb[edit]

hiva (present tense hiv, past tense heiv, past participle hive, present participle hivande, imperative hiv)

  1. (transitive) to lift, heave, tow
  2. (transitive) to throw

Adjective[edit]

hiva

  1. good, exceptional, useful

References[edit]


Tokelauan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *siwa. Cognates include Maori hiwa and Samoan siva.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhi.va/
  • Hyphenation: hi‧va

Noun[edit]

hiva

  1. dance
  2. ball, dancing

Verb[edit]

hiva (plural hihiva)

  1. (intransitive) to dance

References[edit]

  • R. Simona, editor (1986) Tokelau Dictionary[1], Auckland: Office of Tokelau Affairs, page 319

Tongan[edit]

Tongan cardinal numbers
 <  8 9 10  > 
    Cardinal : hiva

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Tongic *hiva, from Proto-Polynesian *hiwa, from Proto-Oceanic *hiwa, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *hiwa, from Proto-Austronesian *Siwa.

Numeral[edit]

hiva

  1. nine
    Pamphlets in the Tonga language, "Koe Hisitolia o Natula", page 58:
    Oku faa vahe ae kalasi huhu kihe faahiga e hiva, o behe:—
    1. Koe manu nima ua (Bimana)
    There are nine things like parts called the classes which have breasts, like so:—
    1. The animals with two hands (Bimana)

Etymology 2[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

hiva

  1. song

Verb[edit]

hiva

  1. to sing
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