ʻōlelo

HawaiianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From alelo, from Proto-Polynesian *qalelo, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *deləq (compare Kiput deleiʔ), doublet of Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *dilaq (compare Tagalog dila, Malay lidah).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʔoːˈle.lo/, [ʔoːˈlɛlo]

NounEdit

ʻōlelo

  1. language, speech
  2. word, term
  3. statement
  4. quotation, utterance
  5. tidings

VerbEdit

ʻōlelo

  1. to speak, talk, converse
  2. to say, mention, tell
  3. to state
  4. to quote