koha

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See also: köhä

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Maori.

Noun[edit]

koha (uncountable)

  1. A Māori tradition of reciprocal giving of gifts.
    • 2001, Kevin Holmes, The Concept of Income: A Multi-disciplinary Analysis, ISBN 9076078378, page 431:
      Consequently, the value of the koha itself received in this context is not income in an economic sense.
    • 2003, Hirini Moko Mead, Tikanga Māori: Living by Māori Values, ISBN 1877283886, page 188:
      The speaker then sits down and a person from the marae side walks over to collect the koha and acknowledge it.
    • 2013 June 19, KATE CHAPMAN, “Pakeha don't get koha”, in The Press West Coast:
      Mana Party leader Hone Harawira is standing behind his party's by-election candidate saying Pakeha don't understand koha if they have a problem with him keeping the $12,000 raised for his surgery.
    • 2015 November 11, Dave Nicoll, “The etiquette of koha - it's all about respect”, in The Southland Times:
      In the old days the koha would be food to to help with the running of the event, like baskets of kumara, Skerrett said.
  2. (New Zealand) A voluntary donation given for a service that has been provided.
    • 2013 February 14, “In and Out of Context: a street light circus”, in Scoop: Independent News:
      In and Out of Context is a free/koha event and for everyone!
    • 2016 January 8, Matthew Theunissen, “Concert to greet Syrian refugees”, in New Zealand Herald:
      The event is free but organisers say a koha would help with resettlement.
    • 2016 January 11, “Gisborne goes arty at the Arts and Craft Fair”, in Gisborne Herald:
      The Fair is a registered charity that donates funds raised by koha, raffle or bake sales to charities in the community.

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Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

koha (genitive koha, partitive koha)

  1. zander, the freshwater fish Sander lucioperca.
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

koha (genitive koha, partitive koha)

  1. rustling, the sound of waves or of leaves in the wind.
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Verb[edit]

koha

  1. Second-person singular imperative form of kohama.
  2. Present connegative form of kohama.

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

koha

  1. Genitive singular form of koht.

Vilamovian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German kochen, from Old High German kochōn, kohhōn (to cook), from Proto-Germanic *kukōną (to cook), from Late Latin cocō (cook, verb), from Latin coquō (cook, verb). Cognate with German kochen. More at cook.

Verb[edit]

koha (simple past koht, past participle gykoht)

  1. to cook
  2. to boil (cook in boiling water)
  3. to boil (begin to turn into a gas)

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