MaoriEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *fai, from Proto-Oceanic *paʀi, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *paʀih, from Proto-Austronesian *paʀiS.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

whai

  1. stingray
  2. skate (fish of family Rajidae)

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • whai” in John C. Moorfield, Te Aka: Maori-English, English-Maori Dictionary and Index, 3rd edition, Longman/Pearson Education New Zealand, 2011, →ISBN.