Okina Definition

ō-kēnə
noun
The glottal stop used in the Hawaiian language.
American Heritage
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

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