waka

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Japanese 和歌, from Middle Chinese (ɣwa, a gloss for ʔwa , "Japan") + (ka "song").

Noun[edit]

waka (plural wakas or waka)

  1. (poetry) A kind of classical Japanese poem.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Maori.

Noun[edit]

waka (plural wakas)

  1. A Maori canoe.

Aymara[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish vaca.

Noun[edit]

waka

  1. cow

Bintulu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-North Sarawak, from Proto-Western Malayo-Polynesian *(w)akaʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(w)akaʀ.

Noun[edit]

waka

  1. root (of plant)

Chamicuro[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish vaca.

Noun[edit]

waka

  1. cow

Chickasaw[edit]

Verb[edit]

waka

  1. to fly

Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *waka

Noun[edit]

waka

  1. boat, canoe
  2. vehicle, conveyance
  3. transport

Mapudungun[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish vaca.

Noun[edit]

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waka (using Raguileo Alphabet)

  1. cow

References[edit]

  • Wixaleyiñ: Mapucezugun-wigkazugun pici hemvlcijka (Wixaleyiñ: Small Mapudungun-Spanish dictionary), Beretta, Marta; Cañumil, Dario; Cañumil, Tulio, 2008.

Palu'e[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Central Malayo-Polynesian *(w)akaʀ, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(w)akaʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(w)akaʀ.

Noun[edit]

waka

  1. root (of plant)

Pijin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English work

Noun[edit]

waka

  1. work; labor; job

Quechua[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

waka

  1. dwarf, sickly baby

Etymology 2[edit]

From Spanish vaca.

Noun[edit]

waka

  1. cow

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Not to be confused with wak'a.