waka

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See also: Waka, -waka, and wak'a

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese 和歌 (waka), 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.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Maori waka.

Noun[edit]

waka (plural wakas or waka)

  1. (New Zealand) A Maori canoe.

Anagrams[edit]


Aymara[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish vaca.

Noun[edit]

waka

  1. cow

Bintulu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-North Sarawak [Term?], from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(w)akaʀ.

Noun[edit]

waka

  1. root (of plant)

Chamicuro[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish vaca.

Noun[edit]

waka

  1. cow

Chickasaw[edit]

Verb[edit]

waka

  1. to fly

Jamamadí[edit]

Verb[edit]

waka

  1. (Banawá) to break

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

waka

  1. Rōmaji transcription of わか

Katukina[edit]

Noun[edit]

waka

  1. water

Reference[edit]


Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *waka.

Noun[edit]

waka

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

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]


Mapudungun[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish vaca.

Noun[edit]

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-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]

Borrowed from Spanish vaca.

Noun[edit]

waka

  1. cow

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Not to be confused with wak'a.


Swahili[edit]

Verb[edit]

-waka (infinitive kuwaka)

  1. to burn, be in flames

Conjugation[edit]

Conjugation of -waka
Non-finite forms
Form Positive Negative
Infinitive kuwaka kutowaka
Simple finite forms
Positive form Singular Plural
Imperative waka wakeni
Habitual huwaka
Complex finite forms
Polarity Persons Persons / Classes Classes
1st 2nd 3rd / M-wa M-mi Ma Ki-vi N U Ku Pa Mu
Sg. Pl. Sg. Pl. Sg. / 1 Pl. / 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 / 14 15 / 17 16 18
Past
Positive niliwaka
naliwaka
tuliwaka
twaliwaka
uliwaka
waliwaka
mliwaka
mwaliwaka
aliwaka waliwaka uliwaka iliwaka liliwaka yaliwaka kiliwaka viliwaka iliwaka ziliwaka uliwaka kuliwaka paliwaka muliwaka
Relative niliowaka
naliowaka
tuliowaka
twaliowaka
uliowaka
waliowaka
mliowaka
mwaliowaka
aliowaka waliowaka uliowaka iliowaka liliowaka yaliowaka kiliowaka viliowaka iliowaka ziliowaka uliowaka kuliowaka paliowaka muliowaka
Negative sikuwaka hatukuwaka hukuwaka hamkuwaka hakuwaka hawakuwaka haukuwaka haikuwaka halikuwaka hayakuwaka hakikuwaka havikuwaka haikuwaka hazikuwaka haukuwaka hakukuwaka hapakuwaka hamukuwaka
Present
Positive ninawaka
nawaka
tunawaka unawaka mnawaka anawaka wanawaka unawaka inawaka linawaka yanawaka kinawaka vinawaka inawaka zinawaka unawaka kunawaka panawaka munawaka
Relative ninaowaka
naowaka
tunaowaka unaowaka mnaowaka anaowaka wanaowaka unaowaka inaowaka linaowaka yanaowaka kinaowaka vinaowaka inaowaka zinaowaka unaowaka kunaowaka panaowaka munaowaka
Negative siwaki hatuwaki huwaki hamwaki hawaki hawawaki hauwaki haiwaki haliwaki hayawaki hakiwaki haviwaki haiwaki haziwaki hauwaki hakuwaki hapawaki hamuwaki
Future
Positive nitawaka tutawaka utawaka mtawaka atawaka watawaka utawaka itawaka litawaka yatawaka kitawaka vitawaka itawaka zitawaka utawaka kutawaka patawaka mutawaka
Relative nitakaowaka tutakaowaka utakaowaka mtakaowaka atakaowaka watakaowaka utakaowaka itakaowaka litakaowaka yatakaowaka kitakaowaka vitakaowaka itakaowaka zitakaowaka utakaowaka kutakaowaka patakaowaka mutakaowaka
Negative sitawaka hatutawaka hutawaka hamtawaka hatawaka hawatawaka hautawaka haitawaka halitawaka hayatawaka hakitawaka havitawaka haitawaka hazitawaka hautawaka hakutawaka hapatawaka hamutawaka
Subjunctive
Positive niwake tuwake uwake mwake awake wawake uwake iwake liwake yawake kiwake viwake iwake ziwake uwake kuwake pawake muwake
Negative nisiwake tusiwake usiwake msiwake asiwake wasiwake usiwake isiwake lisiwake yasiwake kisiwake visiwake isiwake zisiwake usiwake kusiwake pasiwake musiwake
Present Conditional
Positive ningewaka tungewaka ungewaka mngewaka angewaka wangewaka ungewaka ingewaka lingewaka yangewaka kingewaka vingewaka ingewaka zingewaka ungewaka kungewaka pangewaka mungewaka
Negative nisingewaka
singewaka
tusingewaka
hatungewaka
usingewaka
hungewaka
msingewaka
hamngewaka
asingewaka
hangewaka
wasingewaka
hawangewaka
usingewaka
haungewaka
isingewaka
haingewaka
lisingewaka
halingewaka
yasingewaka
hayangewaka
kisingewaka
hakingewaka
visingewaka
havingewaka
isingewaka
haingewaka
zisingewaka
hazingewaka
usingewaka
haungewaka
kusingewaka
hakungewaka
pasingewaka
hapangewaka
musingewaka
hamungewaka
Past Conditional
Positive ningaliwaka tungaliwaka ungaliwaka mngaliwaka angaliwaka wangaliwaka ungaliwaka ingaliwaka lingaliwaka yangaliwaka kingaliwaka vingaliwaka ingaliwaka zingaliwaka ungaliwaka kungaliwaka pangaliwaka mungaliwaka
Negative nisingaliwaka
singaliwaka
tusingaliwaka
hatungaliwaka
usingaliwaka
hungaliwaka
msingaliwaka
hamngaliwaka
asingaliwaka
hangaliwaka
wasingaliwaka
hawangaliwaka
usingaliwaka
haungaliwaka
isingaliwaka
haingaliwaka
lisingaliwaka
halingaliwaka
yasingaliwaka
hayangaliwaka
kisingaliwaka
hakingaliwaka
visingaliwaka
havingaliwaka
isingaliwaka
haingaliwaka
zisingaliwaka
hazingaliwaka
usingaliwaka
haungaliwaka
kusingaliwaka
hakungaliwaka
pasingaliwaka
hapangaliwaka
musingaliwaka
hamungaliwaka
Conditional Contrary to Fact
Positive ningeliwaka tungeliwaka ungeliwaka mngeliwaka angeliwaka wangeliwaka ungeliwaka ingeliwaka lingeliwaka yangeliwaka kingeliwaka vingeliwaka ingeliwaka zingeliwaka ungeliwaka kungeliwaka pangeliwaka mungeliwaka
General Relative
Positive niwakao tuwakao uwakao mwakao awakao wawakao uwakao iwakao liwakao yawakao kiwakao viwakao iwakao ziwakao uwakao kuwakao pawakao muwakao
Negative nisiowaka tusiowaka usiowaka msiowaka asiowaka wasiowaka usiowaka isiowaka lisiowaka yasiowaka kisiowaka visiowaka isiowaka zisiowaka usiowaka kusiowaka pasiowaka musiowaka
Gnomic
Positive nawaka twawaka wawaka mwawaka awaka wawaka wawaka yawaka lawaka yawaka chawaka vyawaka yawaka zawaka wawaka kwawaka pawaka mwawaka
Perfect
Positive nimewaka tumewaka umewaka mmewaka amewaka wamewaka umewaka imewaka limewaka yamewaka kimewaka vimewaka imewaka zimewaka umewaka kumewaka pamewaka mumewaka
"Already"
Positive nimeshawaka tumeshawaka umeshawaka mmeshawaka ameshawaka wameshawaka umeshawaka imeshawaka limeshawaka yameshawaka kimeshawaka vimeshawaka imeshawaka zimeshawaka umeshawaka kumeshawaka pameshawaka mumeshawaka
"Not yet"
Negative sijawaka hatujawaka hujawaka hamjawaka hajawaka hawajawaka haujawaka haijawaka halijawaka hayajawaka hakijawaka havijawaka haijawaka hazijawaka haujawaka hakujawaka hapajawaka hamujawaka
"If/When"
Positive nikiwaka tukiwaka ukiwaka mkiwaka akiwaka wakiwaka ukiwaka ikiwaka likiwaka yakiwaka kikiwaka vikiwaka ikiwaka zikiwaka ukiwaka kukiwaka pakiwaka mukiwaka
"If not"
Negative nisipowaka tusipowaka usipowaka msipowaka asipowaka wasipowaka usipowaka isipowaka lisipowaka yasipowaka kisipowaka visipowaka isipowaka zisipowaka usipowaka kusipowaka pasipowaka musipowaka
Consecutive
Positive nikawaka tukawaka ukawaka mkawaka akawaka wakawaka ukawaka ikawaka likawaka yakawaka kikawaka vikawaka ikawaka zikawaka ukawaka kukawaka pakawaka mukawaka
Not all possible forms are listed in the table. Transitive verbs can take object concords, relative concords can agree with all noun classes, and many other forms not commonly seen in modern Standard Swahili are absent from the table. See Appendix:Swahili verbs for more information.

Derived terms[edit]