Hawaiian Edit

Article Edit

  1. plural definite article; the

Verb Edit

  1. (stative) calm, pacified

Kunigami Edit

Romanization Edit

  1. Rōmaji transcription of なー

Mandarin Edit

Alternative forms Edit

  • nanonstandard

Romanization Edit

(na1, Zhuyin ㄋㄚ)

  1. Hanyu Pinyin reading of
  2. Hanyu Pinyin reading of

Min Nan Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“like; as if”).
(This character, , is the Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of .)

Namuyi Edit

Pronunciation Edit

Adjective Edit

  1. good

Pali Edit

Alternative forms Edit

Etymology Edit

Synchronically, feminine pronoun from the demonstrative na (that).

Pronoun Edit


  1. that

Declension Edit

Tokelauan Edit

Pronunciation Edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈnaː/
  • Hyphenation:

Etymology 1 Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *ŋa. Cognates include Hawaiian and Tuvaluan gaa. The change from to n is irregular.

Article Edit

  1. Plural definite article; the
    • 1948, Tūlāfono fakavae a Tokelau [Constitution of Tokelau]‎[1], page 1:
      Ko te fakavae tenei e matea i nuku ma kafai ona tagata e faifaimea fakatahi, ma nonofo fakatahi i te filemu ma te fiafia.
      This foundation is recognised in the villages and if its people repeatedly do things together, and they live together in peace and happiness.
See also Edit

Etymology 2 Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *naqa. Cognates include Tongan naʻa and Samoan ne'i.

Particle Edit

  1. Introduces a subordinate clause; lest, in case

Etymology 3 Edit

Particle Edit

  1. Expresses exclusiveness of the following nominal; only, just

Etymology 4 Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *naqa. Cognates include Hawaiian and Samoan .

Verb Edit

  1. (intransitive) to stop crying

References Edit

  • R. Simona, editor (1986) Tokelau Dictionary[2], Auckland: Office of Tokelau Affairs, page 247