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1. nvs., Woman, lady, wife; sister-in-law, female cousin-in-law of a man; queen in a deck of cards; womanliness, female, femininity; feminine; Mrs.; to have or obtain a wahine; to become a woman, as an adolescent. In some chants, as those about Pele, the word wahine has a connotation of goddess (see ex., ʻolokaʻa).

  • Examples:
    • Kai wahine (Kep. 183), a gentle sea.
    • Kamika wahine, Mrs. Smith.
    • Pipi wahine, cow.
    • A laila wahine ʻoe (Laie 493), then you will have a wife.
    • Kāna wahine maikaʻi, his good wife.
    • Kona wahine maikaʻi, her good-looking femininity.
    • Ua wahine ʻoe (GP 12), now you have a woman.
  • References:
    • Cf. wāhine.
    • PPN fafine, PCP wafine.

2. n., Plant names.

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Plural of wahine.

  • Examples:
    • Nā wāhine, the women.
  • References:
    • Gram. 8.1.
    • PPN fafine, PNP faafine, PCP waafine.

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Hoʻokae wahine. Misogyny, hatred of women.

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adj., Feminine; like a woman: leo wahine, having the voice of a woman.

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1. n., A female in distinction from kane, male.

2. n., A woman; a wife. (The term is applied to men and animals, and when applied to animals it merely marks the feminine gender.)

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