Okina meaning

ō-kēnə
The glottal stop used in the Hawaiian language.
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The symbol (‘) used in writing to represent this glottal stop.
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Alternative spelling of okina.
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Origin of okina

  • Hawaiian ‘okina separator ‘oki to cut off (from Proto-Polynesian koti) -na noun suff.

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition