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AluEdit

NounEdit

hahine

  1. sibling of the opposite sex

Further readingEdit

  • Malcolm Ross, Proto Oceanic and the Austronesian Languages of Western Melanesia, Pacific Linguistics, series C-98 (1988)

HaliaEdit

NounEdit

hahine

  1. sibling of the opposite sex

Further readingEdit

  • Malcolm Ross, Proto Oceanic and the Austronesian Languages of Western Melanesia, Pacific Linguistics, series C-98 (1988)

Hiri MotuEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Oceanic *papine, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *babinahi, from Proto-Austronesian *bahi. Cognate to Hawaiian wahine and Maori wahine.

NounEdit

hahine

  1. woman, specifically a married woman

ReferencesEdit

  • Riall W. Nolan, Bushwalking in Papua New Guinea (1983), page 133

NukuoroEdit

EtymologyEdit

According to Carroll, this seems to incorporate the article ha + hine (female) (and one does also encounter other articles: de hine, se hine); ha occurs only before hine, and sometimes seems to be interpreted as part of it, when one hears de hahine, se hahine.

NounEdit

hahine

  1. woman

ReferencesEdit

  • Vern Carroll, An outline of the structure of the language of Nukuoro (1965)
  • Vern Carroll, Nukuoro kinship (1966)

PileniEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *fafine.

NounEdit

hahine

  1. woman

ReferencesEdit

  • A Grammar of Vaeakau-Taumako

Rapa NuiEdit

PrepositionEdit

hahine

  1. near

SynonymsEdit


RennelleseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *fafine.

NounEdit

hahine

  1. woman

ReferencesEdit

  • Samuel H. Elbert, ‎Albert J. Schütz, Echo of a Culture: A Grammar of Rennell and Bellona (1988)

SikaianaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *fafine.

NounEdit

hahine

  1. woman