wahine
noun Etymology: Maori & Hawaiian, woman Date: 1773 1. a Polynesian woman 2. a female surfer

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  • Wahine — Wahine, the Maori and Hawaiian word for woman , can mean:* Kihe Wahine, a Polynesian goddess * A female surfer * Any of several ships named Wahine, one of which foundered in the Wahine disaster during the Wahine storm . * Mana Wahine Te Ira… …   Wikipedia

  • wahine — ☆ wahine [wä hē′nā, wä hē′nē ] n. [Haw or Maori, woman: for Proto Polynesian form see VAHINE] a Polynesian woman, esp. of Hawaii …   English World dictionary

  • Wahine — Zufahrt des Wellington Harbour mit dem Barrett Reef, photographiert von Seatoun aus. Im Hintergrund das unbewohnte Ostufer, an dem die meisten Menschen zu Tode kamen Die Wahine war eine neuseeländische Fähre, die am 10. April 1968 bei Sturm im… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • wahine — /wah hee nee, nay/, n., pl. wahine. 1. (in Hawaii and Polynesia) a girl or young woman. 2. Slang. a young woman surfer. [1835 45; < Polynesian] * * * …   Universalium

  • wahine — wa|hi|ne [ wə hini ] noun count NEW ZEALAND a Maori woman or wife …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wahine — n. Hawaiian or Maori woman or young girl; (Slang) woman surfer …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wahine —    (wah HEE nee) [Polynesian] In Hawaii and Polynesia, a girl or young woman …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • wahine — [wα: hi:ni] noun NZ a Maori woman or wife. Origin from Maori …   English new terms dictionary

  • wahine — wa·hi·ne …   English syllables

  • wahine — wa•hi•ne [[t]wɑˈhi ni, neɪ[/t]] n. pl. ne 1) cvb a Polynesian woman, esp. in Hawaii or New Zealand 2) cvb sts Slang. a young woman surfer • Etymology: 1835–45; < Hawaiian or Maori …   From formal English to slang

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