houtou

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From its note.

Noun[edit]

houtou (plural houtous)

  1. A South American motmot.
    • 1839, Charles Waterton, Wanderings in South America:
      The houtou shuns the society of man: the plantations and cultivated parts are too much disturbed to engage it to settle there []

Tokelauan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *se-o-u-tou.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /hʲo.u.ˈto.u/
  • Hyphenation: ho‧u‧to‧u

Determiner[edit]

houtou

  1. (inalienable, indefinite) your

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • R. Simona, editor (1986) Tokelau Dictionary[1], Auckland: Office of Tokelau Affairs, page 320