mahaki

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Tongan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *masakit (compare East Futuna masaki, Maori maki, Hawaiian ma‘i), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *sakit (compare Malay sakit, Acehnese sakét).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mahaki

  1. sickness
    Mahalo pē ‘oku ‘ikai te ke hokosia ‘a e ngaahi faka‘ilonga ‘o e mahaki ‘oku taku ko e hoha‘a ki he pa‘angá.
    Perhaps you do not experience the symptoms of the so-called money sickness syndrome.
  2. disease
    Ne si‘i mate hono foha ta‘u 11 ‘i he mahaki tatau pē.
    She had lost another son, then 11 years old, to the same disease.
  3. ailment
  4. patient

Usage notes[edit]

Temperamental or characteristic fondness or liking; 'weakness', craze, addiction.

Adjective[edit]

mahaki

  1. sick
  2. ill
  3. dead (polite for mate)