noa

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See also: Noa and noa-

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Maori.

Adjective[edit]

noa ‎(not comparable)

  1. (New Zealand, among the Maori) Non-sacred; such that it must be kept separate from what is tapu.
    The power of the spoken word has meant that some dangerous things are not mentioned by their "real" names, but by noa terms, like gullfot (literally "golden foot") for "wolf", or tallbjörn (literally "pine bear"), granoxe (literally: "fir ox"), trädräv (literally: "tree fox") or granälg (literally: "fir elk") for "squirrel".[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bandle, O. (ed.) The Nordic Languages p. 291 Walter de Gruyter 2002 ISBN 3-11-014876-5

Hawaiian[edit]

Noun[edit]

noa

  1. release from taboo restrictions
  2. a commoner

Verb[edit]

noa

  1. (stative) free of taboo, profane

Derived terms[edit]


Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish núa, from Proto-Celtic *nouyos (compare Welsh newydd, Breton nevez), from Proto-Indo-European *néwyos.

Adjective[edit]

noa

  1. new, fresh, novel, recent

Saterland Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian (eastern dialect) and (western dialect). Compare English no.

Adverb[edit]

noa

  1. no