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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Hawaiian Hiʻiaka.

Proper nounEdit

Hiʻiaka

  1. (astronomy) A moon of Haumea.

See alsoEdit

AnagramsEdit


HawaiianEdit

EtymologyEdit

hiʻi (hold, carry) + aka (essence, embryo)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /hi.ʔiˈa.ka/, [hiʔiˈjɐkə]

Proper nounEdit

Hiʻiaka

  1. (Hawaiian mythology) Any of the twelve sisters of the volcano goddess Pele, especially the youngest and favorite one.
  2. A female given name, sometimes also given to men.
  3. (astronomy) A moon of Haumea.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1971, page 383
  • Mary Kawena Pukui, etc, Nānā i ke Kumu, volume 2, Hui Hānai 1979, →ISBN, page 146
  • Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records Hiiaka (in the old spelling) occurs in 19th century marriage records as the only name (mononym) of 1 woman and 3 men.