EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Hawaiian maka. Doublet of mata-mata (police officer), from Malay mata-mata (eyes).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

maka (plural makas)

  1. (chiefly Hawaii) eye
    • 1989, Newspaper Guild Convention, Proceedings ... Annual Convention, page 177:
      He may be weak in his makas, his eyes, but he has been blessed by an excess in his mana'o, his mind.
    • 2000, Fred Wei-han Ho, Legacy to Liberation, →ISBN:
      da rain an da makas yeh, da eyes, da makas dat luk da mowntans an spak da new hi'way runnin tru da vallee da eyes dat see nottin' but one beeg town ...
    • 2007, Victor Rodger, Sons, →ISBN, page 77:
      Open your makas, man!
    Getting my makas checked so I can actually SEE! Maybe life will be clear with a new set of "eyes".
    I felt the warm water, my makas looked into the sky. Thank you for my love of my islands.

AnagramsEdit


HawaiianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *mata, from Proto-Oceanic *mata, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *mata, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *mata, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *mata, from Proto-Austronesian *maCa.

NounEdit

maka

  1. (anatomy) eye (organ)
  2. face
  3. bud
  4. beloved one

DescendantsEdit

  • English: maka

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Polynesian [Term?] (compare Maori mata), from Proto-Oceanic [Term?] (compare Gilbertese mata), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *mətaq (compare Chamorro mata', Indonesian mentah, Malagasy manta, Malay mentah).

VerbEdit

maka

  1. (stative) raw (undercooked)

IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

maka

  1. inflection of maki:
    1. indefinite accusative
    2. indefinite dative singular
    3. indefinite genitive

NounEdit

maka

  1. indefinite genitive of mök

IndonesianEdit

ConjunctionEdit

maka

  1. so
  2. therefore

Usage notesEdit

The most often used phrase to mean "therefore" is "maka dari itu".


JamamadíEdit

NounEdit

maka

  1. (Banawá) snake

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

maka

  1. Rōmaji transcription of まか

LatvianEdit

NounEdit

maka m

  1. genitive singular form of maks

Lower SorbianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

maka

  1. inflection of mak:
    1. genitive singular
    2. nominative/accusative dual

Old NorseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

maka f (genitive mǫku)

  1. female mate
DeclensionEdit
Related termsEdit
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

maka

  1. accusative/dative/genitive singular of maki

ReferencesEdit

  • maka in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

PipilEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Nahuan *maka, from Proto-Uto-Aztecan *makaC. Compare Classical Nahuatl maca (to give)

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

-maka

  1. (transitive) to give
    Musta nimetzmaka ne seuk tumin.
    Tomorrow I will give you the rest of the money.
  2. (transitive, informal) to punish; to hit
    Kimakak ne tekwani wan kimimiluj.
    She/he hit the jaguar and knocked it down.

Alternative formsEdit

  • (shortened) -ma

Etymology 2Edit

ParticleEdit

maka

  1. Negative imperative marker
    Maka shimutalukan kalijtik
    Don't run inside (the house)

Alternative formsEdit

  • (shortened)

Sranan TongoEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

maka

  1. thorn, barb, spine, spike

SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑːˌka/
  • (file)

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Swedish maka, oblique form of maki, from Old Norse maki, from Proto-Germanic *makô. Doublet of make.

NounEdit

maka c

  1. spouse; wife; married woman

DeclensionEdit

Declension of maka 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative maka makan makor makorna
Genitive makas makans makors makornas

SynonymsEdit

AntonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Low German maken, cognate with German machen.

VerbEdit

maka (present makar, preterite makade, supine makat, imperative maka)

  1. To move (slightly) a big, heavy or otherwise difficult-to-move object.
  2. To move oneself slightly, for example to allow someone else to reach objects behind you.

ConjugationEdit

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TonganEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

maka

  1. rock; stone.

WestrobothnianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse maki, from Proto-Germanic *makô.

NounEdit

maka m

  1. equal, match
  2. spouse

Derived termsEdit

  • makator m (equal, match, counterpart, companion)

PhrasesEdit