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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Hawaiian aloha(love), from Proto-Polynesian *qarofa.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

aloha ‎(plural alohas)

  1. (Hawaii) Good wishes, love. [from 19th c.]
    • 2012, Julia Flynn Siler, Lost Kingdom, Grove Press, p. 91:
      Traveling as the princess regent with a retinue that included Princess Ruth and Queen Kapi‘olani, Lili‘u was welcomed by enormous crowds and lavish outpourings of aloha, as her subjects clasped her knees and kissed her hands and feet to show their reverence.
  2. (Hawaii) An utterance of aloha (see Interjection, below). [from 19th c.]

Derived termsEdit

InterjectionEdit

aloha

  1. (chiefly Hawaii) Expressing good wishes when greeting or parting from someone; hello; goodbye. [from 19th c.]

TranslationsEdit

External linksEdit

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HawaiianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *qarofa, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qaʀəp

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

aloha

  1. hello
  2. goodbye

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

aloha

  1. love, compassion

VerbEdit

aloha

  1. (transitive) to love
  2. (transitive) to greet
  3. (stative) to be loving, kind