See also: kakák

IndonesianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ka.kaʔ/
  • Hyphenation: ka‧kak

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

kakak (plural kakak-kakak, first-person possessive kakakku, second-person possessive kakakmu, third-person possessive kakaknya)

  1. (literally or figuratively, formal) older sibling
  2. (literally or figuratively, chiefly Sumatra and Kalimantan) older sister
  3. (literally or figuratively, chiefly Jakarta and Java) older brother
  4. a form of address to a older person (one generation before)
  5. (chiefly Java) a form of address to the husband in a marriage or marital relationship

Usage notesEdit

  • In formal or common situations kakak may be used to address older brothers or older sisters. But, in area with Malay as native language, kakak is only used to address older sisters, as in Standard Malay kakak.

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Etymology 2Edit

Onomatopoeic.

RootEdit

kakak

  1. quack, cluck
  2. laugh

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MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayic *kakaʔ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kaka, from Proto-Austronesian *kaka.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kakak (Jawi spelling کاکق‎, plural kakak-kakak, informal 1st possessive kakakku, impolite 2nd possessive kakakmu, 3rd possessive kakaknya)

  1. sister (older woman or girl having the same parents)
  2. (rare) sibling (older person who shares same parents)
  3. (rare) brother (older male sibling)
  4. term of address for a female acquaintance who is a bit older

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TagalogEdit

NounEdit

kakak

  1. cackle or cackling of a hen, duck, etc.

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