kāne

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See also: kane, Kane, Kāne, and káně

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *taqane, from Proto-Central Pacific *taŋwaqane, from Proto-Oceanic *taumʷaqane, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tau (person, human) +‎ *maʀuqanay (male).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkaː.ne/, [ˈkaːne]

Noun[edit]

kāne

  1. male
  2. man (adult male human)
  3. husband

References[edit]

  • “kāne” in the Hawaiian Dictionary, Revised and Enlarged Edition, University of Hawaii Press, 1986