whare

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Maori whare ‎(house).

Noun[edit]

whare ‎(plural whares)

  1. A Maori hut.
    • 1912, Katherine Mansfield, The Woman at the Store
      We were on the brow of the hill, and below us there was a whare roofed in with corrugated iron.

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]