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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

 
Maori warriors performing a haka at a pōhiri ceremony to welcome United States Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta when he visited Auckland, New Zealand, on 21 September 2012

Borrowed from Maori haka, from Proto-Polynesian *saka, from Proto-Oceanic *sanga. The word is cognate with Hawaiian haʻa (dance), Mangarevan ʻaka (to perform a traditional dance; a usually warlike dance accompanied by a chant), Rarotongan ʻaka (dance), Samoan saʻa (dance), Tokelauan haka (dance), Tongan haka (hand action made while singing).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

haka (plural hakas or haka)

  1. A group dance of New Zealand's Maori people featuring rhythmic chanting, vigorous facial and arm movements, and foot stamping. Traditionally a war dance, today it is also performed to welcome guests, as a mark of respect at occasions such as commemorations and funerals, as a challenge to opposing teams at sports events, and for artistic purposes.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Tom Fordyce, “2011 Rugby World Cup Final: New Zealand 8 – 7 France”, in BBC Sport[1], archived from the original on 3 April 2017:
      An already febrile atmosphere within the ground before the start had been stoked still further when France's players formed an arrow formation to face down the haka, and then advanced slowly over halfway as the capacity crowd roared.

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

AnagramsEdit


FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a Germanic language, compare Haken.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

haka

  1. hook, clasp (type of fastener)
  2. corral, paddock, croft (enclosure for livestock)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of haka (Kotus type 9/kala, k- gradation)
nominative haka haat
genitive haan hakojen
partitive hakaa hakoja
illative hakaan hakoihin
singular plural
nominative haka haat
accusative nom. haka haat
gen. haan
genitive haan hakojen
hakainrare
partitive hakaa hakoja
inessive haassa haoissa
elative haasta haoista
illative hakaan hakoihin
adessive haalla haoilla
ablative haalta haoilta
allative haalle haoille
essive hakana hakoina
translative haaksi haoiksi
instructive haoin
abessive haatta haoitta
comitative hakoineen

AdverbEdit

haka

  1. olla haka jossakin: to be good at something

AnagramsEdit


IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

haka f (genitive singular höku, nominative plural hökur)

  1. (anatomy) chin
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

haka (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative hakaði, supine hakað)

  1. to pick with a pickaxe
  2. to mark with a check mark (usually with the preposition við)
ConjugationEdit

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

haka

  1. indefinite accusative singular of haki
  2. indefinite dative singular of haki
  3. indefinite genitive singular of haki
  4. indefinite accusative plural of haki
  5. indefinite genitive plural of haki

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

haka

  1. Rōmaji transcription of はか

KashubianEdit

NounEdit

haka f

  1. hook

MaoriEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *saka, from Proto-Oceanic *sanga; compare Fijian caga.

NounEdit

haka

  1. A war dance; a haka.

Usage notesEdit

Used in the form haka-a.


NamaEdit

NumeralEdit

haka

  1. four

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

haka m, f

  1. definite feminine singular of hake (Etymology 1)

Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

haka f

  1. definite singular of hake (Etymology 1)

PolishEdit

NounEdit

haka m

  1. genitive singular of hak

Rapa NuiEdit

VerbEdit

haka

  1. to do

Derived termsEdit


SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse haka.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

haka c

  1. chin, lower part of face

DeclensionEdit

Declension of haka 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative haka hakan hakor hakorna
Genitive hakas hakans hakors hakornas

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