Otaheite

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EtymologyEdit

From (misinterpretation of) Tahitian 'o Tahiti.

Proper nounEdit

Otaheite

  1. (obsolete) Tahiti. [from 18th c.]

AdjectiveEdit

Otaheite (comparative more Otaheite, superlative most Otaheite)

  1. (now only in compound terms) Tahitian. [from 18th c.]

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

Otaheite (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) The Tahitian language. [18th c.]
    • 1774, Frances Burney, Journals & Letters, Penguin 2001, 1 December:
      I found Omai seated on the Great Chair, and my Brother next to him, and talking Otaheite as fast as possible.
  2. (obsolete, rare) A Tahitian. [19th c.]