See also: Waka, -waka, and wak'a

English

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Etymology 1

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Borrowed from Japanese 和歌 (waka), from Middle Chinese (ɣwa), a gloss for (ʔwa, Japan) + (ka, song).

Noun

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waka (plural wakas or waka)

  1. (poetry) A kind of classical Japanese poem.
    • 1962, Philip K. Dick, “The Man in the High Castle”, in Four Novels of the 1960s, Library of America, published 2007, page 122:
      “Hey, look. There's one of those Jap waka poems on the back of this cigarette package.”
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Etymology 2

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Borrowed from Maori waka.

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Noun

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waka (plural wakas or waka)

  1. (New Zealand) A Maori canoe.
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Anagrams

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Aymara

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish vaca. Cognate with Jaqaru waka.

Noun

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waka

  1. cow

Balantak

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Noun

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waka

  1. body

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Bintulu

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Etymology

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From Proto-North Sarawak [Term?], from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(w)akaʀ.

Noun

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waka

  1. root (of plant)

Chamicuro

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish vaca.

Noun

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waka

  1. cow

Chickasaw

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Verb

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waka

  1. to fly

Fijian

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Noun

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waka

  1. root
    Synonym: vu

Hawaiian

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Etymology

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

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈwa.ka/, [ˈʋɐ.kə]

Verb

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waka

  1. to flash
  2. (stative) sharp

Jamamadí

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Verb

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waka

  1. (Banawá) to break

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Japanese

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Romanization

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waka

  1. Rōmaji transcription of わか

Jaqaru

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish vaca. Cognate with Aymara waka.

Noun

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waka

  1. cow

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Martha James Hardman. (1996) Jaqaru: Outline of phonological and morphological structure, page 74.

Katukina

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waka

  1. water

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Manchu

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Romanization

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waka

  1. Romanization of ᠸᠠᡴᠠ

Maori

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Etymology

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From Proto-Polynesian *waka.

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Noun

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waka

  1. boat, canoe
  2. vehicle, conveyance
  3. transport

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Descendants

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  • English: waka

Mapudungun

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish vaca.

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waka (Raguileo spelling)

  1. cow

References

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  • Wixaleyiñ: Mapucezugun-wigkazugun pici hemvlcijka (Wixaleyiñ: Small Mapudungun-Spanish dictionary), Beretta, Marta; Cañumil, Dario; Cañumil, Tulio, 2008.

Nigerian Pidgin

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Etymology

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Corruption of English walk.

Pronunciation

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Verb

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waka

  1. to walk
    You go waka sha.
    You're going to walk.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Anthonia Ujene, “Count animals”, in Storybooks African Languages[1]:
      Five Impales and six pigs dey waka go d water.
      Five impalas and six warthogs are walking to the water.

Palu'e

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Etymology

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From Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *(w)akaʀ, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(w)akaʀ.

Noun

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waka

  1. root (of plant)

Pijin

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Etymology

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    From English work.

    Noun

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    waka

    1. work; labor; job

    Quechua

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    Etymology 1

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    Noun

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    waka

    1. dwarf, sickly baby

    Etymology 2

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    Borrowed from Spanish vaca.

    Noun

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    waka

    1. cow
    Usage notes
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    Not to be confused with wak'a.

    Declension
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    Remontado Agta

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    Noun

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    waká

    1. rattan

    Swahili

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    Pronunciation

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    • Audio (Kenya):(file)

    Verb

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    -waka (infinitive kuwaka)

    1. to burn, be in flames
    2. to shine

    Conjugation

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    Conjugation of -waka
    Positive present -nawaka
    Subjunctive -wake
    Negative -waki
    Imperative singular waka
    Infinitives
    Positive kuwaka
    Negative kutowaka
    Imperatives
    Singular waka
    Plural wakeni
    Tensed forms
    Habitual huwaka
    Positive past positive subject concord + -liwaka
    Negative past negative subject concord + -kuwaka
    Positive present (positive subject concord + -nawaka)
    Singular Plural
    1st person ninawaka/nawaka tunawaka
    2nd person unawaka mnawaka
    3rd person m-wa(I/II) anawaka wanawaka
    other classes positive subject concord + -nawaka
    Negative present (negative subject concord + -waki)
    Singular Plural
    1st person siwaki hatuwaki
    2nd person huwaki hamuwaki
    3rd person m-wa(I/II) hawaki hawawaki
    other classes negative subject concord + -waki
    Positive future positive subject concord + -tawaka
    Negative future negative subject concord + -tawaka
    Positive subjunctive (positive subject concord + -wake)
    Singular Plural
    1st person niwake tuwake
    2nd person uwake muwake
    3rd person m-wa(I/II) awake wawake
    other classes positive subject concord + -wake
    Negative subjunctive positive subject concord + -siwake
    Positive present conditional positive subject concord + -ngewaka
    Negative present conditional positive subject concord + -singewaka
    Positive past conditional positive subject concord + -ngaliwaka
    Negative past conditional positive subject concord + -singaliwaka
    Gnomic (positive subject concord + -awaka)
    Singular Plural
    1st person nawaka twawaka
    2nd person wawaka mwawaka
    3rd person m-wa(I/II) awaka wawaka
    m-mi(III/IV) wawaka yawaka
    ji-ma(V/VI) lawaka yawaka
    ki-vi(VII/VIII) chawaka vyawaka
    n(IX/X) yawaka zawaka
    u(XI) wawaka see n(X) or ma(VI) class
    ku(XV/XVII) kwawaka
    pa(XVI) pawaka
    mu(XVIII) mwawaka
    Perfect positive subject concord + -mewaka
    "Already" positive subject concord + -meshawaka
    "Not yet" negative subject concord + -jawaka
    "If/When" positive subject concord + -kiwaka
    "If not" positive subject concord + -sipowaka
    Consecutive kawaka / positive subject concord + -kawaka
    Consecutive subjunctive positive subject concord + -kawake
    Object concord (indicative positive)
    Singular Plural
    1st person -niwaka -tuwaka
    2nd person -kuwaka -wawaka/-kuwakeni/-wawakeni
    3rd person m-wa(I/II) -muwaka -wawaka
    m-mi(III/IV) -uwaka -iwaka
    ji-ma(V/VI) -liwaka -yawaka
    ki-vi(VII/VIII) -kiwaka -viwaka
    n(IX/X) -iwaka -ziwaka
    u(XI) -uwaka see n(X) or ma(VI) class
    ku(XV/XVII) -kuwaka
    pa(XVI) -pawaka
    mu(XVIII) -muwaka
    Reflexive -jiwaka
    Relative forms
    General positive (positive subject concord + (object concord) + -waka- + relative marker)
    Singular Plural
    m-wa(I/II) -wakaye -wakao
    m-mi(III/IV) -wakao -wakayo
    ji-ma(V/VI) -wakalo -wakayo
    ki-vi(VII/VIII) -wakacho -wakavyo
    n(IX/X) -wakayo -wakazo
    u(XI) -wakao see n(X) or ma(VI) class
    ku(XV/XVII) -wakako
    pa(XVI) -wakapo
    mu(XVIII) -wakamo
    Other forms (subject concord + tense marker + relative marker + (object concord) + -waka)
    Singular Plural
    m-wa(I/II) -yewaka -owaka
    m-mi(III/IV) -owaka -yowaka
    ji-ma(V/VI) -lowaka -yowaka
    ki-vi(VII/VIII) -chowaka -vyowaka
    n(IX/X) -yowaka -zowaka
    u(XI) -owaka see n(X) or ma(VI) class
    ku(XV/XVII) -kowaka
    pa(XVI) -powaka
    mu(XVIII) -mowaka
    Some forms not commonly seen in modern Standard Swahili are absent from the table. See Appendix:Swahili verbs for more information.

    Derived terms

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    Yanomamö

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    Noun

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    waka

    1. giant armadillo, Priodontes maximus

    References

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    • Lizot, Jacques (2004) Diccionario enciclopédico de la lengua yãnomãmɨ[2] (in Spanish), Vicariato apostólico de Puerto Ayacucho, →ISBN