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HawaiianEdit

EtymologyEdit

hina (prostrate; gray)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈhi.na/, [ˈhinə]

Proper nounEdit

Hina

  1. (Hawaiian mythology) Any of a number of goddesses and legendary women, including a moon goddess.
  2. A female given name originating from Hawaiian, sometimes also given to men.

ReferencesEdit

  • Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1971, page 383
  • Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records Hina occurs in 19th century marriage records as the only name of 35 women and 10 men.