See also: maua, Mauá, and māʻua

Hawaiian edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *ma-ua. Cognates include Maori māua and Tokelauan māua.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmaːua/, [ˈmaːuə]

Pronoun edit

māua

  1. First person dual exclusive
    we (he/she and I, but not you)

Related terms edit

See also edit

Maori edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *ma-ua. Cognates include Hawaiian māua and Tokelauan māua.

Pronoun edit

māua

  1. First person dual exclusive
    we (he/she and I, but not you)

See also edit

Tokelauan edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈmaː.ua]
  • Hyphenation: mā‧u‧a

Etymology 1 edit

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *ma-ua. Cognates include Hawaiian māua and Samoan mā'ua.

Pronoun edit

māua

  1. we two (exclusive)
See also edit

Etymology 2 edit

Verb edit

māua

  1. (often in the negative) to hear

References edit

  • R. Simona, editor (1986) Tokelau Dictionary[1], Auckland: Office of Tokelau Affairs, page 201