maka

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hawaiian maka. Doublet of mata-mata (police officer), from Malay mata-mata (eyes).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑkə/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

maka (plural makas)

  1. (chiefly Hawaii) eye
    • 1989, Newspaper Guild Convention, Proceedings ... Annual Convention, page 177:
      He may be weak in his makas, his eyes, but he has been blessed by an excess in his mana'o, his mind.
    • 2000, Fred Wei-han Ho, Legacy to Liberation, →ISBN:
      da rain an da makas yeh, da eyes, da makas dat luk da mowntans an spak da new hi'way runnin tru da vallee da eyes dat see nottin' but one beeg town ...
    • 2007, Victor Rodger, Sons, →ISBN, page 77:
      Open your makas, man!
    Getting my makas checked so I can actually SEE! Maybe life will be clear with a new set of "eyes".
    I felt the warm water, my makas looked into the sky. Thank you for my love of my islands.

Anagrams[edit]


Central Huasteca Nahuatl[edit]

Verb[edit]

maka

  1. to give.

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *mata. Cognates include Maori mata and Tahitian mata.

Noun[edit]

maka

  1. (anatomy) eye (organ)
  2. face
  3. bud
  4. beloved one
  5. mesh of a net

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: maka

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *mata. Cognates include Maori mata and Tokelauan mata.

Verb[edit]

maka

  1. (stative) raw (undercooked)

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

maka

  1. inflection of maki:
    1. indefinite accusative
    2. indefinite dative singular
    3. indefinite genitive

Noun[edit]

maka

  1. indefinite genitive of mök

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay maka.

Conjunction[edit]

maka

  1. so
  2. therefore

Usage notes[edit]

The most often used phrase to mean "therefore" is "maka dari itu".


Jamamadí[edit]

Noun[edit]

maka

  1. (Banawá) snake

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

maka

  1. Rōmaji transcription of まか

Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

maka m

  1. genitive singular form of maks

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

maka

  1. inflection of mak:
    1. genitive singular
    2. nominative/accusative dual

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See maki (match, partner)

Noun[edit]

maka f (genitive mǫku)

  1. female mate
Declension[edit]
Related terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

maka

  1. accusative/dative/genitive singular of maki

References[edit]

  • maka in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Pipil[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Nahuan *maka, from Proto-Uto-Aztecan *makaC. Compare Classical Nahuatl maca (to give)

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

-maka

  1. (transitive) to give
    Musta nimetzmaka ne seuk tumin.
    Tomorrow I will give you the rest of the money.
  2. (transitive, informal) to punish; to hit
    Kimakak ne tekwani wan kimimiluj.
    She/he hit the jaguar and knocked it down.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (shortened) -ma

Etymology 2[edit]

Particle[edit]

maka

  1. Negative imperative marker
    Maka shimutalukan kalijtik
    Don't run inside (the house)

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (shortened)

Sranan Tongo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

maka

  1. thorn, barb, spine, spike

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Swedish maka, oblique form of maki, from Old Norse maki, from Proto-Germanic *makô. Doublet of make.

Noun[edit]

maka c

  1. spouse; wife; married woman

Declension[edit]

Declension of maka 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative maka makan makor makorna
Genitive makas makans makors makornas

Synonyms[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Low German maken, from Old Saxon makon, see also German machen.

Verb[edit]

maka (present makar, preterite makade, supine makat, imperative maka)

  1. To move (slightly) a big, heavy or otherwise difficult-to-move object.
  2. To move oneself slightly, for example to allow someone else to reach objects behind you.

Conjugation[edit]

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Tongan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

maka

  1. rock; stone.

Westrobothnian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse maki, from Proto-Germanic *makô.

Noun[edit]

maka m

  1. equal, match
  2. spouse

Derived terms[edit]

  • makator m (equal, match, counterpart, companion)

Derived terms[edit]


Wutunhua[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Tibetan རྨ་ཁ (rma kha).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

maka

  1. wound

References[edit]

  • Juha Janhunen, Marja Peltomaa, Erika Sandman, Xiawu Dongzhou (2008) Wutun (LINCOM's Descriptive Grammar Series), volume 466, LINCOM Europa, →ISBN