whare

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Maori whare (house).

Noun[edit]

whare (plural whares)

  1. Maori hut
    We were on the brow of the hill, and below us there was a whare roofed in with corrugated iron. - "The Woman At The Store", from "Selected Short Stories" by Katherine Mansfield (first published in 1912)

Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *fale, from Proto-Oceanic *pale, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *balay, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *balay, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *balay, from Proto-Austronesian *balay.

Noun[edit]

whare

  1. house

Derived terms[edit]