Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A moon of Haumea.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Named after the Hawaiian goddess Nāmaka.

Examples

  • The other day my son wanted to know, "When are you going to start on the next Peter Namaka novel?"

    The Practice Novel

  • He is currently being detained at Namaka Police station outside Nadi airport, the blog reported.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • The same might hold true of Haumea's other moon, the 125-mile 200-km Namaka, although the scientists did not get a good enough look at it to confirm this.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Haumea, named after the Hawaiian goddess of childbirth, orbits the sun beyond the path of Neptune, with two moons in orbit around it named Hi'iaka and Namaka, two of the deity's daughters.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • A fatal road accident in Namaka, Nadi has claimed the life of a pedestrian.

    Fijilive.com - Gateway to Fiji Islands - News

  • Mr Buckleton contacted the tourist police, who took a statement and an assault complaint from Jordan, and gave the case to the Namaka police.

    New Zealand Herald - Top Stories

  • Mr Tamani said the only supermarkets in the West that still had the banned milk packets was the Rajendra's Supermarket in Namaka and RB Patel outlets in Namaka and Nadi town.

    Fiji Times Online - Local News

  • A 24-year-old man is being questioned for allegedly raping a 25-year-old tourist in Namaka, Nadi early this week.

    Fijilive.com - Gateway to Fiji Islands - News

  • The setup makes Haumea's name a perfect fit: Haumea was the Hawaiian goddess of childbirth, and the mother of many other Hawaiian deities (including Hi'iaka and Namaka), who were all born as chunks taken from her.

    Blah, Blah! Technology

  • Subsequent observations of Hi'iaka determined its orbit and turned up another surprise: a second satellite, Namaka.

    Blah, Blah! Technology

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.