kiekie

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English[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Maori kiekie

Noun[edit]

kiekie

  1. Freycinetia banksii, a high-climbing shrub of New Zealand.

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From kiek +‎ -ie.

Noun[edit]

kiekie (plural kiekies)

  1. diminutive of kiek

Etymology 2[edit]

From kiekie (diminutive of kiek).

Noun[edit]

kiekie (plural kiekies, diminutive kiekietjie)

  1. photo; photograph (usually taken by an amateur photographer)
  2. (figuratively) brief but very vivid description through writing or spoken words
Synonyms[edit]

Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *kiekie (Freycinetia species) from Proto-Oceanic *kiRe-kiRe (pandanus) from Proto-Oceanic *kiRe from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kiRay

Noun[edit]

kiekie

  1. A vine used by the Maori for food and as material for mats, Freycinetia banksii