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Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *laa, from Proto-Oceanic *layaʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *layaʀ, from Proto-Austronesian *layaʀ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. sail
  2. dorsal fin (of fish)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *laqa. Compare Maori .

Noun[edit]

  1. sun, sun’s heat; sunny, solar
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Eastern Polynesian *raqa, from Proto-Polynesian *laqa.

Noun[edit]

  1. day
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Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter L.
  2. each of the two cross sticks that hold the corners of a dip net

Etymology 5[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Particle[edit]

  1. expressing doubt, uncertainty

Etymology 6[edit]

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *la.

Pronoun[edit]

  1. (demonstrative) that
Usage notes[edit]
  • Occurs after both nouns and verbs, and as the last part of kēlā (that) and pēlā (like that); following directionals, it is usually unstressed and written as the last part of the directional (aʻela, akula, ihola, maila). It also occurs in the sequence ua (that aforementioned).

Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Romanization[edit]

(Zhuyin ㄌㄚ)

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