honu

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Hawaiian honu

Noun[edit]

honu (plural honus)

  1. A green sea turtle, Chelonia mydas.

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *poñu (compare Fijian vonu, Tongan fonu), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *pəñu (compare Malay penyu), from Proto-Austronesian *pəñu (compare Puyuma penu).

Noun[edit]

honu

  1. turtle
    Honu neʻepū ka ʻāina.
    The land moves like the turtle.
  2. sea turtle

Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *poñu (compare Fijian vonu, Tongan fonu), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *pəñu (compare Malay penyu), from Proto-Austronesian *pəñu (compare Puyuma penu).

Noun[edit]

honu

  1. turtle
    Kitea ai te honu i te whānuitanga atu o Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa.
    The turtle is found throughout the Pacific Ocean.

Rapa Nui[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *poñu (compare Fijian vonu, Tongan fonu), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *pəñu (compare Malay penyu), from Proto-Austronesian *pəñu (compare Puyuma penu).

Noun[edit]

honu

  1. turtle
    Ku haga á au ki te honu.
    I want the turtle.