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ma    me    mh    mi    mk    ml    mm    mo    ms    mu       

m  pronounced as , for the single letter, as when spelling a word. see pīʻāpā.

m  abbreviation for mika (meter).

m  is the ninth letter of the Hawaiian alphabet. It is a liquid, and yet it is interchangeable with k, a mute; as, makia, kakia, &c.

ma    me    mh    mi    mk    ml    mm    mo    ms    mu    


maa    maaa    maae    maah    maak    maal    maam    maan    maao    maau    maaw    mabe    mada    made    mae    maea    maee    maeh    mael    maem    maen    maeo    maew    mago    maha    mahe    mahi    maho    mahu    mai    maia    maie    maih    maii    maik    mail    maim    main    maio    maip    maiu    maiw    maka    make    maki    mako    maku    mal    mala    male    mali    malo    malu    mama    mame    mami    mamo    mamu    man    mana    mane    mani    mano    manu    mao    maoa    maoe    maoh    maoi    maok    maol    maom    maon    maop    mapa    mape    mapi    mapo    mapu    mara    mare    mari    masa    mase    maso    mate    mau    maua    maue    mauh    maui    mauk    maul    maum    maun    mauo    maup    maur    mauu    mauw    mawa    mawe    

-mā  see koʻi hoʻomā, chisel...

ma-  stative prefix indicating quality or state... same as mā-₄; [(EO) PPn *ma-, stativising particle: *ma(a)]

ma  prep. indefinite locative, instrumental, manner. At, in, on, beside, along, through; by means of, because of, in behalf of, according to. This very common part. is perhaps more specific than the similar i, at, in; it is written in the dictionary as a part of the following words: ʻaneʻi, hea, hope, kai, laila, lalo, luna, muli, uka. With meaning "because" it is frequently followed by o, of. (ma is frequently pronounced before primary stress.) (Gram. 9.4)   [Pn(EC) *ma, by way of]

ʻAʻole au i hele mai ma ke ʻano ikaika, i hele mai au ma ka mākaʻikaʻi.I didn't come in an aggressive way, I came to sightsee. (For. 5:507)

E noho ana ma Ulukou i Waikīkī.Living at Ulukou place in Waikīkī. (FS 267)

Kona make ʻana ma o Kawelo ala.His death at the hands of Kawelo there.

Ma o wai ʻoukou i pili ai?Through whom are you related?


makaiat the sea, seaward

maukainland, at the mountains

Ua hele mai au ma ona ala.I came for his sake.

ma  The syllable ma is used for several purposes. Ma is formative of many nouns, in which case it seems to imply fullness, solidity, addition, &c., to the original word. It often carries the idea of accompanying, together, &c. see malana, mamamake, to die together, &c. Ma is used in swearing or taking an oath (1 Sam. 17:43, 55), and signifies by. see the preposition ma. Ma is also used sometimes like the emphatic o in such phrases as this: ma kela mau mea elua, ua loaa paka no i na kanawai. prep. At; by; in; through; unto; by means of; according to, &c. Gram. § 67 and § 68, 1. Ma laua o, together with; haalele oia i ka aina o Wailuku ma laua o Waihee, he forsook the region of Wailuku together with that of Waihee; in this case it is synonymous with laua me and a me. adj. or a particle, which mostly follows proper names of persons, and signifies an attendant upon, or persons belonging to, or accompanying; as, ke alii ma, the chief and his train; an officer and his posse; the master of a family with his children and domestics; Hoapili ma, Hoapili and those known to be about him. It includes persons in all capacities from an equal with the one named to all connected with him, even to his servants. Nah. 16:8. NOTE.—It is possible that the double ma or mama which enters most of the numeral adjectives both cardinal and ordinal above umi or ten, should be referred to this particle.

MA  n. master's, Master of Arts, as a degree at a university (pronounced mūʻā). see laeoʻo, MS. Eng.

mā₁  vs. faded, wilted, stained, discolored, blushing; defeated; passed away, perished; to have lost a former attractiveness; to fade. [PPn *maʻa, clean, light-coloured] [Ka mae ʻana. Make; mae; pau ka nani a me ka pono; hāʻule lanakila ʻole.],₁₄


waleto fade quickly, as earthly glory

Ua ka manaʻo kaumaha.The sad thoughts have faded away.

mā₂  part. following names of persons. and company, and others, and wife, and husband, and associates. (Gram. 8.7.5)   [Pn(NP) *maa, human concomitant pluraliser; and others]

Hina .Hina and the others; Hina and her husband, friends.

ke aliʻi the chief and his retinue

mea they

mā₃  same as mākahakaha, to clear. Possibly PPN *maʻa.

mā-₁  as in hoʻomāʻē, māʻeo, mākahi, mākole. short for maka, eye,

ma  v. To fade, as a leaf or flower; to wilt. To blush, as one ashamed. To wear out, as a person engaged in too much business. Puk. 18:18. Hoo. To fail; to perish, as a person or thing.

mā-₂  as in māhā, mākahi, mālua, etc. short for maka, mesh,

mā-₃  as in hoʻomāʻakaʻaka. short for make, desire,

mā-₄  mā-, ma- stative prefixes indicating quality or state: ʻalo, māʻalo; hai, māhai. [(EO) PPn *ma-, stativising particle: *ma(a)]

mā-₅  exclusiveness in first person dual and plural pronouns (mākou, māua) and possessives. (Gram. 8.2)   PPN *ma(a).

  placename. way, Wahiawā, Oʻahu.

maʻa₁  nvs. accustomed, used to, knowing thoroughly, habituated, familiar, experienced; to adapt; custom, habit. cf. maʻamaʻa, maʻamau. bc

hoʻomaʻato practice, gain experience or skill, become accustomed (less used than hoʻomaʻamaʻa)

No kēia maʻa o ke aliʻi.Because of this custom of the chief.

maʻa  vs. to become adapted to. see hoʻomaʻa.

maa  v. To accustom; to be accustomed to do a thing, as a work; to be easy in one's manners; to be polite; to be friendly; e walea, e launa; to be used; to be accustomed; to have practice. Ier. 2:24. To accustom one's self; applied to the knowledge of a road often traveled. To gain knowledge by practice. Ease of manners; politeness gained by practice. Experience; long use; frequent trial. adj. Accustomed to do a thing. Ier. 31:18. Practiced in any business; used to.

maa.jpgmaʻa₂  nvt. sling, as made of coconut fiber, human hair, or aerial pandanus roots; to cast a stone in such a sling; string of a musical instrument (rare). bc [Pn(NP) *maka, sling; to hurl with a sling; to throw] [He mea kaua e kīloi ʻia ai nā pōhaku. He kaula i hana ʻia ai he wahi poho i waena kahi e waiho ʻia ai ka pōhaku e maʻa ʻia ana. He hoʻohana ʻia ma ka waiho ʻana i ka pōhaku i waena me ke koali ʻana ma luna o ke poʻo a hoʻolei i ka pōhaku ma ka hoʻokuʻu ʻana i kekahi o nā piko o ke kaula. 2. kīloi i kekahi mea me ka maʻa i kekahi kanaka a mea like paha.]₁₄PAN CN MUS

maa  To sling, as a stone; to cast a stone from a sling. Lunk. 20:16. To throw or cast away, as a sling does a stone. Ier. 10:18. s. A sling. 2 Oihl. 26:14. An offensive weapon of war formerly in use among the Hawaiians. 1 Sam. 17:40. He kaula hoolele i ka pohaku. A string of a musical instrument; he kaula hookani.

maʻa₃  vt. to tie. cf. kāmaʻa. bc

maʻa₄  n. snapper at the end of a whip. also huʻa. bc

māʻā₁  vs. bad-smelling.

maa  Offensive in smell; stinking.

māʻā₂  same as māʻāʻā, reach out...

maa  To be small or little, as a substance; A going about here and there; ka hele wale i o ia nei; The name of a sea breeze at Lahaina; the same as aa.

Maʻaʻa  n. name of a famous wind associated with Lahaina, Maui. also ʻA ʻa. see ex. waianuhea. WIN

maaa  s. Name of a sea breeze at Lahaina. see maa 6 above. Makani maaa.

māʻāʻā₁  vi. to reach out, as a baby or as an octopus. cf. ʻaʻama. FIS

māʻāʻā₂  n.v. goat's bleat; baa; to bleat. ANI

maʻa aku  adapt (EH)

Maʻaʻa Kua Lapu  n. wind at Kahaluʻu, Hawaiʻi. (For. 5:93) WIN

maʻaalaioa [maʻa·alai·oa]  nvt. slingshot; to shoot with sling (maʻa). rare. 

maʻa ana kawaūea kūlua [maʻa ana kawa·ū·ea ·lua]  n. sling psychrometer. lit., psychrometer sling. see ana kawaūea. SCI

Maʻaʻa Paʻimalau [maʻaʻa paʻi·malau]  n. wind name. lit., Portuguese man-of-war Maʻaʻa. WIN

māʻāʻele  same as māʻeʻele, numb...

maaelele  v. To be cold; to shiver; to shake with the cold; e anuanu, e haukeke.

maahe  var. spelling of māhe, grow less distinct and fade out...

maahe  v. see ahe, a light breeze. To make small; to diminish; to reduce to less size.

maʻaka  vs. upper case, capital. cf. naʻinaʻi. see hua maʻaka. Rarotongan, big. CMP LNG PRF

makaʻala maʻakacase sensitive, as in a computer program


hoʻomāʻakaʻakasame as hoʻomākeʻaka, to cause laughter

māakilo  to eye, to look wistfully (EH)

maʻakū [maʻa·]  vt. to sling with a sling and stone. BIR STO

Ua maʻakū aku lāua i ka manu.They slung a stone at the bird with the sling.

Maʻakua  placename. gulch inland of Hauʻula, Puʻukapu qd., Oʻahu, where a hilu fish dammed the water of Kaipapaʻu Stream and caused a flood that washed the people of Hauʻula out to sea.

maʻalaea [maʻa·laea]  nvs. red color, red ocher color; stained red, as with ocherous earth; red, as earth. COL

Māʻalaea  placename. quadrangle, bay, village, and small boat harbor, Maui isthmus. Southeast of the boat harbor is a fringing reef, south-swell summer surfing area. Adjacent to the jetty is a surfing site known as Māʻalaea Rights. Road, ʻĀlewa, Honolulu. Perhaps a contraction of Makaʻalaea (ocherous earth beginning). (Ii 10.)

maʻalahi [maʻa·lahi]  nvs. contentment, simplicity, ease; to be easy, simple. [ʻAʻole paʻakikī.]₁₄

Ka maluhia a me ka maʻalahi.Peace and contentment.

maalahi  v. To escape from any evil real or imaginary. To be possessed of privileges, as an intelligent person over an ignorant one; nolaila, maalahi wale ka poe i imi aku ia oe (ka naauao), aohe nui ka hana. s. Nobleness; exultation; ka hanohano.

maʻalea [maʻa·lea]  nvs.
  • cunning, craft, trickery, deceit, guile; crafty, deceitful, sly, shrewd;
  • artful, skillful; accustomed, skilled. (Ios. 9:4)
bc [Ke ʻano hoʻopunipuni, hana kolohe a ʻimi ʻepa paha. Akamai me ke kolohe pū.]₁₅,₁₉


No ia mea, e maʻalea ʻoukou e like me nahesa, e noho mālie hoʻi e like me manu nūnū.Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. (Mat. 10:16)

maalea  s. Maa, accustomed, and lea, adv., very. Cunning; craft; subtlety, such as is obtained by practice; skill in doing a thing, especially mischief, such as getting the advantage of another. Luk. 20:23. adj. Prudent; having forethought; wise. Cunning; crafty. Iob. 15:5. v. To be wise; to be artful; to be cunning; to use policy. Hoo. To act wisely; to act skillfully, &c. adv. Deceitfully. Puk. 21:14. Cunningly; craftily. Ios. 9:4.

maʻalealea [maʻa·lea·lea]  redup. of maʻalea, cunning, craft, trickery, deceit, guile...

Maʻālehu [Ma-ʻā-lehu]  placename. land section, Kaunakakai qd., north Molokaʻi. (Perhaps the name is garbled; the last part means 'ashed burned'.)

maʻalewa₁ [maʻa·lewa]  n. aerial root or vine. (UL 63) PLA

maʻalewa₂ [maʻa·lewa]  vi. surging, swinging.

māʻali  {mā-₄ + ʻali₁} same as mōʻali, furrow.

maali  s. Some small slender substance; a piece broken off. see moali. adj. Small; thin; he maawe.

māʻaliʻali  redup. of māʻali, furrow.

maʻalili [maʻa·lili]  vs.
  • cooled, of what has been hot, as food;
  • abated, calmed, of anger, love, passion;
  • blasted [withered, shriveled, blighted, ruined], of fruit.
(Am. 4.9) [(MP) PPn *maka-lili, cold] [Ka pau ʻana o ka wela.]

hoʻomaʻalilito cause to cool; appease, soothe, quiet, pacify, assuage anger or grief (Sol. 16.14)

Ka i maʻalili ai ka huhū.When wrath had been appeased. (Eset. 2.1)

maalili  v. To abate heat in any hot substance. Anat. 43. To cool or appease, as anger. Eset. 2:1. Hoo. To cool; to reduce the temperature; to appease the anger of any one. Sol. 16:14. adj. Cooled; spoken of what has been hot; lukewarm. Blasted; stunted; spoken of fruit. Amos 4:9.

māʻalo  vi. to pass along, by, or alongside, as to overtake and pass a car; to transship; to pass through, as land; to pass away, as glory. cf. kāʻalo. (Dan. 4.31) bc PPN *maakalo. [Kāʻalo, hele aku ma ka ʻaoʻao. Ke kāʻalo ʻana aku, ka hoʻohala ʻana aku.]₁₄,₁₇

waiwai māʻalotransit goods

maalo  v. Ma and alo, to pass from one place to another. To pass along by a place or thing. Kanl. 2:8. To pass by one. Iob. 9:11. To pass through, as a land; to make way through a crowd. To pass away, as one's glory or property. Dan. 4:31. To pass by, as a shadow. Iob. 4:15.

Māʻalo  placename. land section and gulch near Kaupō, Maui; a hau tree grove here was famed for illicit love affairs. lit.: pass by.

maʻaloa [maʻa·loa]  n. a low native shrub (Neraudia melastomaefolia), related to the māmaki, and like it, having strong bark formerly used for making tapa. also ʻoloa, maʻoloa. TAP PLA

maaloa  s. The name of a bush or small tree, from the bark of which kapa was made.

māʻaloʻalo  redup. of māʻalo, to pass to and fro, back and forth; to pass frequently. see ex. pānoanoa. PNP *ma(a)kalokalo. [Māʻalo na nä kānaka he nui, a i ʻole he māʻalo na ke kanaka hoʻokahi he mau manawa he nui.]₁₄

māʻaloʻalo [·ʻalo·ʻalo]  see uila au māʻaloʻalo, alternating current...

maaloalo  v. see maalo above. To go frequently or quickly from place to place. s. The act of reading by hitching along without being able to read fluently.

maʻaloʻeloʻe [maʻa·loʻe·loʻe]  same as māloʻeloʻe, tired...

maaloeloe  v. see maloeloe. To be weary; to be tired; to be heavy with sleep.

maʻamaʻa [maʻa·maʻa]  accustomed, experienced, used. redup. of maʻa₁;

hoʻomaʻamaʻasame as hoʻomaʻa; to practice, become accustomed; to train, drill

maʻamaʻahia [maʻa·maʻa·hia]  familiar. pas/imp. of maʻamaʻa;

maʻamaʻalea [maʻa·maʻa·lea]  redup. of maʻalea, cunning, craft...

he mau ʻōlelo maʻamaʻaleacrafty words

maamaalea  adj. The intensive of maalea. Very cunning; very crafty; more than ordinarily politic.

māʻamaʻama  same as mālamalama₁, light of knowledge..., shining, radiant, clear... (Gram. 2.8)  

māʻamaʻama  n. brightness. [+]

maamaama  v. For malamalama, the l dropped as in the Marquesan dialect. Light; the opposite of darkness; ka pau ana o ka manawa po. Laieik. 26. adj. Light as opposed to dark. see malamalama.

māʻamaola [·ʻama·ola]  n. bioluminescence. SCI

maʻamau [maʻa·mau]  vs. usual, customary, regular, habitual, ordinary, common. cf. ʻāmaʻamau.

hana maʻamauusual work

hoʻomaʻamauto become accustomed, familiar

lumi maʻamaustandard room, as in a hotel. lit., ordinary room. cf. lumi linohau

ʻōlelo maʻamaucommon word

uku maʻamaucustomary fee

maʻamau ʻole  unusual (EH)

māʻana₁  n. beginning. (Kep. 175)rare. 


māʻana₂  common colloquial pronunciation of māʻona, full. [Ka māʻona.]₁₇

maʻaneʻi [maʻa·neʻi]  here... see ʻaneʻi, here...

maanei  adv. Ma, preposition, and anei or enei or nei, here. Here; at this place, in distinction from some other place. lit. At here. see nei.

māaniani₁ [·ani·ani]  n. gentle blowing of the wind, fig., tranquillity.

māaniani₂ [·ani·ani]  var. spelling of māniani.

maao  kind of fish. (And.) FIS

maao  s. The name of a fish.

maʻa ʻole  inexperienced, novice, unaccustomed, unfamiliar (EH)

-maʻau  [Pn(NP) *makau, be hostile (Rby)]

hoʻomaʻauto persecute, offend, injure, bully, tease, torment.

maau  v. To entangle; to get one into difficulty; to make a law or lay a kapu in order to entrap people, as in former times; mostly used with Hoo. To give one trouble; to afflict without cause; to persecute. Kanl. 30:7. To avenge or to take vengeance. Oihk. 19:18. syn. with hoomauhala. s. Hoo. Indifference; neglect of that which is good. Persecution; tribulation; affliction. Willful or needless opposition to one; a going about from house to house, being forward, impertinent, troublesome.

maʻau  nvi. var. spelling of māʻau, to sprout... AltSpel WIN

māʻau, maʻau  nvi.
  • to sprout, germinate, spread, especially of useless weeds;
  • weeds.
  • fig., to go from place to place, gad about;
  • rain belt in the upland forest
  (also, maʻū).
cf. maʻauʻauwā. [PPn *makau, bend, turn]WIN

Ka wao māʻau kelethe damp upland region (KL. line 618)

maau  s. The name of a weed.

māʻaua₁  same as ʻāʻaua, coarse.

māʻaua₂  rare pas/imp. of -maʻau, to persecute, offend...

maaua  v. Hoo. To increase; to come upon, as fear; to be afraid; A garden; a patch of ground; s. Anything old or ancient; what is of long standing; epithet of a person who has lived long; old age. adj. Old; ancient; old, as a person; long ago, as an event.

māʻauʻau  n. poi calabash as used by poi peddlers. cf. māʻau, going from place to place. POI

maauau  s. A poi calabash.

maʻauʻauā, maʻauʻauwā  nvt. peddler, merchant; to sell, trade; to seige (GP 64). (an Oʻahu term. (Kam. 76:123) despised such people)

maauaua  v. To have articles for sale; to sell goods; to peddle; to trade; to make market. NOTE. This word was formerly confined to the Island of Oahu; at the other islands it was piele and kalepa. s. A market man; a peddler; one who trades and gets money without work. adj. see maaua. Old; applied to men; a very indefinite term.

māʻauʻaua  redup. of māʻaua, coarse; persecute...

maʻauʻauwā  var. spelling of maʻauʻauā, peddler...

maauauwa  v. To have articles for sale; to sell goods; to peddle; to trade; to make market. NOTE. This word was formerly confined to the Island of Oahu; at the other islands it was piele and kalepa. s. A market man; a peddler; one who trades and gets money without work.

-māʻauē, -māʻauwē 

hoʻomāʻauēto mimic speech in a nasty way, to mock, annoy thus

maʻauea [maʻau·ea]  rare var. of malauea, lazy.

maauea  adj. Lazy; manifesting a lazy disposition.

māʻauea₁, māʻauwea [māʻau·ea]  pas/imp. of māʻauē, hoʻomāʻauē to mimic speech in a nasty way, to mock, annoy thus

hoʻomāʻakaʻaka māʻaueamocking laughter (Laie 465 [79])

hoʻomāʻaueato laugh at, ridicule, mock; to disregard

māʻauea₂, māʻauwea [māʻau·ea, māʻauwea]  same as manauea, a taro. TAR

māʻauea₃, māʻauwea [māʻau·ea]  n. plant listed by Kamakau as used for tapa. TAP

maʻaʻulaʻula  n. red clay as used in coloring. COL

maaulaula  s. Maa and ula, red. A kind of red earth used in coloring, obtained in some deep ravines.

maʻaupopo  thick. (And.)

maaupopo  adj. Thick.

-maʻauwē  see -māʻauē, hoʻomāʻauē to mimic speech in a nasty way, to mock, annoy thus

-māʻauwē  var. spelling of -māʻauē, hoʻomāʻauē, to mimic speech in a nasty way, to mock, annoy thus... AltSpel

māʻauwea  see māʻauea, pas/imp. of -māʻauē, hoʻomāʻauē to mimic speech in a nasty way, to mock, annoy thus

maʻawe₁  nvt.
  • fiber, thread, rootlet (Kel. 121), wisp; strand, as of a spider web;
  • faint footprint;
  • to tread, track, follow, as a trail;
  • small, narrow, thin, as of a fiber;
  • weak, sickly.
. see ex. puahilohilo. bc [Pn(NP) *ma-kawe, hair (of head), strand of hair] [Ka lopi lahilahi e hana ʻia ai i kaula ke hoʻohui pū ʻia nā maʻawe he nui.]INS

hoʻomaʻaweto make a tracing; footprint, track, slight path; to make small fibers or threads

maʻawe alafaint path or track; fig., departure of the soul after death

maawe  v. To, go along a narrow road; to wind along, as in a crooked path. To be small; to be thin; to be poor in flesh; hence, To be weak or sickly. see awe, the strings or tails of a squid. s. Ma and awe. see awe-awe, to be small. A small indefinite part of something; a small substance; a bit of a string or small piece of a rope; a shoe string, &c. Kin. 14:23. A print of a footstep; a track; the wake of a ship; he aweawe, me he holo ana na ka moku. adj. Small; narrow; thin. Moving in a narrow path; applied to a road or path; hele aku la oia i ke ala maawe iki a ke aloha, he has gone in the path little traveled by the loved ones.

maʻawe₂  n. a variety of taro. bc TAR

māʻaweʻawe  redup. of maʻawe, fiber, thread, rootlet...; streaked, as with different colors. COL

maaweawe  s. Spots; variegated colors on a thing; marks making different shades of colors. see maawe and awe. adj. Spotted; marked; variegated with small changes of color or form.

maʻawe huki  n. spindle fiber, i.e. a structure that forms inside a dividing cell during mitosis. lit., fibers (that) pull. [+]SCI

māʻawe iki  wisp (as hair) (EH)

maʻawe loloa  n. lengthwise strand, warp. lit., long track. (Oihk. 13.48) CLO

maaweloloa  s. Maawe and loloa, long. The warp of cloth. Oihk. 13:48.

maʻawe pokopoko [maʻawe poko·poko]  n. transverse strand, woof. lit., short track. (Oihk. 13.48) CLO

maawepokopoko  s. Maawe and pokopoko, short. The filling or woof of cloth. Oihk. 13:48.

maʻawe ʻula  n. a red track, as in well-trod red earth.

Ke alanui maʻawe ʻula a Kanaloa.The red track pathway of Kanaloa [the western sky].

maaweula  s. Maawe and ula, red; brown. A path or road so much trodden as to cause the red or brown earth to appear.

mabela  var. spelling of māpela. AltSpel STO

Madagaseka [mada·gaseka]  n. Madagascar; Madagascan. G

madame  var. spelling of makame, Madame... [He poʻoinoa no ka wahine male.]

Madarasa  Madras (EH)

Madera  var. spelling of Makela, Madeira...

Maderida  var. spelling of Makelika, Madrid...

-māʻē [-māʻē·] 

hoʻomāʻēshort for hoʻomakaʻē, see makaʻē , to look at with disfavor; to look askance.

mae  vi.
  • to fade, to fade away (Hal. 18.45) ;
  • wilt, wither, droop;
  • partially dry, as clothes;
  • to pine away (Oihk. 26.39) ;
  • to waste away, as with illness.
bc [(OC) PPn *mae, withered, wilted]

hoʻomaeto cause to wilt, fade; to fade

Noke i ka ʻaka ā mae ka iwi ʻaoʻao.Kept on laughing until their ribs ached. (Kalapana 86)

mae  v. To blast; to wither; to fade. To wither, as the petals of flowers or leaves of vegetables; e loha ka lau o ka laau, e maloo. To roll up, as the leaves of vegetables in drought (kindred with mai, sick.) see ma. To pine away, as persons with disease, i. e., to perish. Hal. 18:45. To pass away, as a people; to disappear, as a judgment from heaven. Oihk. 26:39. adj. Blasted, as fruit; withered, as a flower or a leaf. Faded, as a color. Sad; sober, as a person disappointed in his expectations.

mae  s. see mai. A species of sickness; a pain in the bowels.

maea  vs. stinking, as of unwashed bodies; malodorous, as a swamp; offensive-smelling, as vomit. [PPn *mae, decaying, "off" or "high" (of animal food)]

maea  adj. Ma and ea, strong smelling. Bad smelling; strong; unpleasant to the smell; hauna.

māea₁ [·ea]  {mā-₄ + ea₃} vi. to rise to the surface. cf. ea₃, to rise up... [Aea aʻe i luna.]₁₄

māea₂ [·ea]  n. a variety of taro. Hawaiʻi. TAR

māeaea₁ [·ea·ea]  redup. of maea, stinking, māea₁, rise...

maeaea  adj. Ma and eaea, strong smelling. see ea. Turbulent; refractory. Strong in disobedience, as a child that refuses obedience to his parents and runs away; not under restraint. Strong physically; he keiki maeaea, a strong child; maeaea i ka holo, swift to run; maeaea i ka hana, strong for work.

māeaea₂ [·ea·ea]  vt. to disregard.

Māeaea  placename. beach and landing near Waialua, Oʻahu. (Ii 98.). lit.: stench.

māealani [·ea·lani]  vi. to get up, rise.

E ala, e hoʻokū, e māealani.Get up, stand, rise.

maeele  Filthy; polluted. see paele.

māʻeʻele  nvs.
  • numb, as a foot that has "gone to sleep";
  • numb with cold or deeply moved by love;
  • shocked, benumbed;
  • stricken with fear, horror, grief;
  • numb feeling during pregnancy.
[Ka pau ʻana o ka ʻike o ke kino, ʻaʻohe ʻike i ka ʻeha a i ʻole ka ʻoluʻolu. Ka pau ʻana o ka ʻike o ka ʻili o ke kanaka; ʻaʻohe ʻike o ka ʻili i ke anuanu no ke anuanu loa.],BOD

hoʻomāʻeʻeleto cause numbness, shock, great love

maeele  To be benumbed; to be insensible to the touch; maeele oia no kona kaikuahine opiopio. Laieik. 176. Hoo. To be touched with sympathy; to have feeling for one. Laieik. 74. s. Numbness of any part when the circulation of blood is retarded; ka pilikia loa o na aalolo no ka noho mau ana ma ka aoao hookahi. NOTE.—Hawaiians express a strong internal glow of love for a person by the term maeele, equivalent to the external feeling of a limb when the flow of blood has for a time been stopped or retarded and the limb, in common language, is said to be asleep; he mea e ka maeele o ke alii wahine i ke aloha. Laieik. 205. Hardness and numbness of any part. The sensation of a female during the time of gestation. adj. Benumbed; he maeele no ka lima; void of feeling, as a leg or an arm which has its circulation stopped. v. Mae and ele, an intensive. To be void of proper feeling, as a leg or an arm from the want of proper circulation of blood. Anat. 49. Ua maeele kona puuwai i ke aloha.

māʻeha  same as ʻeha, pain.

hoʻomāʻehasame as hoʻoʻeha [hōʻeha], to inflict pain or punishment, to hurt, oppress

māʻehaʻeha  much pain. redup. of māʻeha, same as ʻeha, pain...; ILL

maehaeha  s. Ma and ehaeha, pain. Twilight; dusk of the evening when it is painful for the eyes to see.

māʻele  same as māʻeʻele, numb, as a foot that has "gone to sleep"; numb with cold or deeply moved by love...


māʻelenono [·ʻele·nono]  vs. tilth, i.e. the nature of soil with porous texture and well-aggregated crumb structure. see pūhuna. SCI

Māʻeliʻeli  placename. small land area, Kaʻū, Hawaiʻi. Cliff, Kāneʻohe qd., Oʻahu. lit.: digging (the gods Kāne and Kanaloa raced up the cliff, digging in their fingers and toes as they climbed).

maemae [mae·mae]  damp, as clothes suitable for ironing. fade (Aniani 27) redup. of mae; FIS

iʻa maemaefish partially dried, much relished when cooked

maemae  To dry; to put up to dry. Dried; put in a situation to dry.

maʻemaʻe [maʻe·maʻe]  nvs.
  • clean, cleanliness
  • chaste
  • pure, purity
  • attractive

ʻAoʻao hoʻomaʻemaʻe.Reform party.

hoʻomaʻemaʻeto clean, cleanse, purge, disinfect, purify

maʻemaʻe loaextremely clean, immaculate

maʻemaʻe ʻoleunclean

Maʻemaʻe wale ʻo Kauaʻi, hemolele wale i ka mālie.A perfect beauty is Kauaʻi, flawless in the calm. (song)

maemae  v. To be pure; to be clean; to be without defilement physically or morally; to be free from any wrong done to another. Oih. 20:26. Hoo. To cleanse; to make clean; to purify naturally, morally or ceremonially; e hoopau i ka pelapela. Oihk. 8:15. To sanctify; to cleanse what has been impure. Ios. 7:13. s. Cleanness; purity, either physical or moral; a separation from what is wrong; a separating between good and evil. adj. Clean; pure; free from defilement morally. Oihk. 11:44. Glorious; good.

Maʻemaʻe  placename. elementary school and hill, Nuʻuanu, Honolulu. lit.: clean (Elbert and Mahoe 33; UL 108.)

maemaea [mae·maea]  same as māeaea, redup. of maea, stinking, māea₁, rise...; to disregard...

maenei  adv. Ma, preposition, and anei or enei or nei, here. Here; at this place, in distinction from some other place. lit. At here. see nei. adv. see maanei. Ma and enei or nei. see nei. Here; in this place. Nal. 22:7. Here, i. e., in this life, in distinction from another. Heb. 7:8. Ma o ka puka, a maenei o ka puka, that side of the door, and this side of the door.

māʻeno  same as ʻeno, wild.

māʻenoʻeno  redup. of māʻeno, same as ʻeno, wild...

maenoeno  v. Ma and eno, to be wild. To be jealous; to entertain jealous thoughts.

māʻeo  same as makāʻeo, angry-appearing...

maʻewa  S  vs. reproachful, scornful, mocking, mimicking in a nasty way, sneering; cruel; scorned, abused, desecrated, tousled.

hoʻomaʻewato reproach, sneer at, mimic, ridicule, desecrate, jeer, mock, scorn

maewa  To mock; to revile; to treat with scorn; to make ashamed; to reproach one with some base act of which he is not guilty. Hoo. The same.

māewa [·ewa]  vs.
  • swaying, swinging, as something with an anchored base, as seaweed, hair, leaves;
  • fluttering;
  • wandering,
  • unstable.
. see ex. ʻūkiʻukiu₃. [Pn(NP) *ma-ʻewa, move freely: *ma(a)-(q)ewa] [Ka luli ʻana e like me ka luli o ke kumulāʻau i ka makani a i ʻole ka limu i ka ʻoni o ke kai.],₁₀SWD

I hea ʻoe i hele māewa aku nei?Where did you go wandering?

māewa laniswinging in the air

maewa  v. Ma and ewa, to bend out of shape. To be tremulous; to be unstable, as any substance unfixed. To be led crookedly; e kaiewa. To be blown here and there, as the spray of the surf by the wind; e hoopuehuia e ka wai.

māewaewa [·ewa·ewa]  redup. of māewa, swaying, swinging...; fluttering; wandering, unstable... [Māewa, luliluli, kāhulihuli; ka luliluli ʻana o kekahi mea i paʻa kekahi ʻaoʻao ona ma ke kumu paʻa. E like hoʻi me ka māewaewa ʻana o ka limu o ke kai i paʻa ma ka pōhaku. Ka luliluli ʻana o kekahi mea i ka makani a i ʻole ka wai paha me ka paʻa iho naʻe ʻo lalo o ia mea ma kekahi mea paʻa; ma kekahi ʻano manaʻo, he lalau a paʻa ʻole o ke kūlana o kekahi mea.],

hulu māewaewafluttering feathers

māʻewaʻewa  to treat roughly, beat; roughhouse. redup. of maʻewa; cf. mānewanewa. [Hoʻohaʻahaʻa, hanaʻino, a hoʻowaia ʻia. He pili kēia i ka hanaʻino ʻia o nā kino kapu o ka poʻe koa ma ka pepehi wale ʻia a hina i lalo a i ʻole i ke kau ʻia i luna o ka lele o ka heiau o kekahi ʻaoʻao, a i ʻole i ka lawe ʻia o nā iwi i mea hana makau.]₁₄

hoʻomāʻewaewaredup. of hoʻomaʻewa; to purge oneself of the effects of black magic by performing a prescribed humiliating ceremony, as walking about naked

maewaewa  v. Intensive of maewa. To abuse; to mock, &c. Hoo. To trouble; to vex; to ridicule. 1 Nal. 18:27. To abuse; to treat vilely or contemptuously. 1 Sam. 31:4. To suffer affliction. Iak. 5:10. s. A reproach; a scorning. see maewa. The cutting of the hair irregularly on account of the death of a chief or relative. adj. Reproaching. Sol. 17:5. Scorning.

Magoi  var. spelling of Mākoi₃, Magi...

magoi  s. Gr. A magician; a practicer of magic arts. Puk. 7:11. A wise man; a philosopher. Mat. 2:1.

maha₁  n. temple, side of the head. (Lunk. 4.21) bc PNP *mafa. [ʻAoʻao o ke poʻo ma waena o ka maka a me ka pepeiao.]

mākala mahatemporalis muscle, i.e. the muscle of the side of the head

maha  The side of the head; the temple. Lunk. 4:21. see mahamaha.

maha₂  n. gill plate of a fish. also mahamaha₁. bc FIS

maha₃  n. wings of a flying fish. bc FIS

maha  The wing of an army; the fore fins of a fish.

maha₄  n. preputium, foreskin. bc BOD

maha₅  n. lower portion of a canoe manu. bc CAN

maha₆  S  nvs.
  • rest, repose, vacation;
  • freedom from pain;
  • at ease, comfort
. see mahamaha₂. bc [Pau ka luhi; kuʻu ka nae.]₁₄MUS

hoʻomahavacation; to take a rest or vacation; to retire, stop work; to obtain relief; to pause; rest in music.

hoʻomaha ai ma kānāwaito rest with the laws [obey them] (For. 6:159)

Hoʻomaha ʻia mai au i kuʻu hāʻawe.I am relieved of my burden.

hoʻomaha poʻoa whole rest

hoʻomaha poʻoʻelea quarter rest

hoʻomaha poʻolimaa half rest

hoʻomaha poʻomanaan eighth rest

hoʻomaha poʻomanakolua thirty-second rest

hoʻomaha poʻomanaluaa sixteenth rest

Ua hoʻomaha kula.The schools are having a vacation.

maha  v. To rest; to rest, as from labor or toil; to give or cause to rest. To enjoy ease and quiet after pain; to be better; to begin to recover from sickness. To be assuaged; to be softened down, as anger. Lunk. 8:3. To rest, as a land, i. e., to cease from being the theater of evil. Oihk. 26:34. Hoo. To give or take rest from labor or fatigue. To relieve from suffering; to comfort; to be satisfied. To ease one's self; to attend to a call of nature. Kanl. 23:14. s. Rest; repose; respite or relief from pain or sickness; convalescence; relief from any calamity. Puk. 8:11. Rest; peace. adj. Easy; quiet; resting as from labor; free from pain; ceasing from anger. adv. Hoo. Silently; quietly; at rest. Isa. 62:1.

maha₇  n. severed portion. cf. maha lāʻau, mahamaha, maha ʻōʻō. bc

maha₈  same as mahamoe₁, attractive, sleek... bc

maha₉  same as māhana, twin. bc

maha puʻutwin hills

maha₁₀  rare var. of mahamaha₃, to show affection. bc

maha  v. To exercise affection towards one; to acknowledge or treat one as a friend; to be complaisant towards one; to love; to cherish.

maha₁₁  n. fishes. see maha mea, maha ʻōʻō, maha wela. bc FIS

māhā [·]  n. net mesh large enough to admit the entrance of four fingers; net of such a mesh. NET

maha  To make a rent or hole in, as in a kapa; to tear in two; To hide a thing away; to steal.

mahae₁  {ma- + hae₃} S  vt. to tear, split, separate. PPN *masae.

mahae luato split in two

Ua mahae ka pili o kēlā paʻa male.That couple has separated; lit., the association of that married couple is split.

mahae₂  n. a fish, said to belong to the lāʻīpala group. [Pn(MQ) *mahae, a kind of fish]FIS

mahae  s. Name of a species of fish.

mahae₃  n. net mesh, about 10 cm and above, between māhā and mālewa.

māhaehae [·hae·hae]  S   to tear to shreds. redup. of mahae₁; PNP *masaesae.

mahaha  n. a surgeonfish (Acanthuridae). FIS

mahaha  s. The name of a species of fish, the kala.

mahāha  vs. soft, tender, weak; soft and mealy, as a baked potato.

hoʻomahāhato prepare soil for gardening, to make earth soft and fine

mahaha  v. see haha. To be soft; to be tender; to be weak, as a person. To be tender or flexible, as a vegetable. To be soft and tough, as water-soaked vegetables. adj. Soft and tough. Tender, as a weak person. Soft and mealy, as a baked potato.

māhāhā [··]  vs. dry and hard, as poi made of poor quality taro. TAR POI

-māhāhā  PLA TAR

hoʻomāhāhāto place taro tops together until they begin to sprout and are ready for planting (perhaps a contraction of hoʻomaka hāhā, to start stems)

mahaha  A species of kalo.

mahahani [maha·hani]  n. nuance. [+]

E kūkākūkā kākou i mahahani o huaʻālelo i hoʻohana ʻia ma kēia mele.Let’s discuss the nuances of the words used in this song.

mahahaʻulaʻula  n. a variety of taro. TAR

mahai  n. a variety of ulua, a fish. FIS

māhaʻihaʻi [·haʻi·haʻi]  S   same as haʻihaʻi, brittle. [PPn *ma-faki, broken off, plucked, as fruit]

Mahaiʻula  placename. coastal area, bay, village, and ancient surfing area (Finney-Houston 26), Keāhole qd., Hawaiʻi. A stone fish goddess about a fathom from the shore was named Pōhaku-o-Lama; she was brought gifts by fishermen except during May, June, and July. During these months the sea thereabout turned yellowish and the people thought the deity was menstruating. (FS 286) Land section, Puakō qd., Hawaiʻi.

mahaka  n. outline, as a line marking the outer limits of an object or figure. Niʻihau (from māka). anakuhi mahaka. stencil. cf. meheu.

mahaka maka  n. eye liner. lit., eye tracing.

maha ka noʻonoʻo  relieved (EH)

mahakea₁ [maha·kea]  n. once uncultivated land, as for bananas, sweet potato, taro; fallow land. cf. kūmahakea. SWP BAN TAR

mahakea [maha·kea]  GEO

mahi ʻai mahakeashifting cultivation, in geography

mahakea  s. An uncultivated piece of land overgrown with weeds and grass; a jungle; a wild place. adj. Wild; overgrown with weeds, grass and bushes; nahelehele, weuweu.

mahakea₂ [maha·kea]  a variety of taro. TAR

mahakea₃ [maha·kea]  a variety of kava, usually called mākea. KAV

mahakonia [mahako·nia]  n. mahogany, the wood. Eng. TRE

mahala  v. Ma and halo, to look out; to turn the eyes upon. To admire; to wonder at; to magnify the goodness or virtues of a person or thing.

maha lāʻau  n. clump or grove of trees. cf. maha ʻulu, clump of breadfruit trees. TRE

Mahalani [Maha-lani]  placename. cemetery, Waiehu village, Maui. lit.: heavenly rest.

mahalo₁  nvt. thanks, gratitude; to thank. bc [Pn(NP) *masalo, be astonished at, admire]

Mahalo ā nui.Thanks very much.

Mahalo nui loa.Thanks [you] very much.

ʻōlelo mahalocompliment

mahalo₂  admiration, praise, esteem, regards, respects; to admire, praise, appreciate. bc [Pn(NP) *masalo, be astonished at, admire]

Ka mea i mahalo ʻia.Mr. Pākī, the esteemed Mr. Pākī.

ʻO wau me ka mahalo.I am, [yours] respectfully.

mahalo  v. Ma and halo, to look out; to turn the eyes upon. To admire; to wonder at; to magnify the goodness or virtues of a person or thing. To be glorious; magnificent to behold. To approve; to praise; to honor; to glorify. s. Wonder; surprise; admiration. Approbation; blessing; honor given to one. The act of blessing or praising God; ua like ka mahalo me ka hoonani. adj. Beautiful; glorious; admirable.

mahalo ā nui loa  thanks very, very, very much (EH)

mahalo ʻia, mahaloʻia  admired, esteemed, respected, revered, venerated (EH)

mahaloʻia  var. spelling of mahalo ʻia, admired, esteemed, respected, revered, venerated

mahalo kekahi i kekahi  mutual admiration (EH)

mahalo nui  much obliged, thankful (EH)

mahalo pānaʻi [mahalo ·naʻi]  n. patronage, i.e. a political system in which party leaders do favors for loyal supporters. lit., reciprocal gratitude.

mea mahalo pānaʻipatron.

mahalua [maha·lua]  rude, disrespectful, saucy, overbearing; encroaching on the property or rights of others. lit., double temple. same as mahaʻoi, but stronger: [Ua ʻano like me mahaʻoi, akā, ʻoi aku ka ikaika o kēia.]₁₇

mahamaha₁ [maha·maha]  n. gill plate. also maha₂. [Ka māhele ma ke poʻo o ka iʻa ma lalo ona ka pihapiha o ka iʻa.]₁₄FIS

mahamaha  The temples of the head; the sides of a substance. The gills or fins of a fish. Kanl. 14:9. Also the fore fins of a fish. The wings (eheu) of the malolo or flying-fish. The things or appendages which belong to the wings; na mea maha, na mea maha, na mea eheu.

mahamaha₂ [maha·maha]  S   redup. of maha₆, to rest, stop (Laie 463)

mahamaha₃ [maha·maha]  vs. to show or feel pleasure, love, affection; affectionate. [Ka hōʻike ʻana aku i ke aloha pumehana.]


ka pili mahamahaaffectionate relationship

mahamaha  v. To glow, as with friendly feelings towards one; to expect a meeting with a friend. Laieik. 58. To be glad to see an old friend or relative. s. see maha. A fondling; the exercise of affection, friendship or hospitality.

mahamaha₄ [maha·maha]  redup. of maha₇, severed portion...

mahamaha₅ [maha·maha]  n. a variety of taro, sometimes qualified by keʻokeʻo, white. TAR

mahamaha  The preputium (paha.)

mahamaha kea [maha·maha kea]  vs. white-jowled, as of a pig or dog.

mahamahaoʻo [maha·maha·oʻo]  redup. of mahaoʻo, wise...

mahamaha ʻōʻō [maha·maha ʻōʻō]  redup. of maha ʻōʻō, fish... FIS

mahamahaoo  s. A piece cut or broken off; he apahu, he pauku.

maha mea  n. name of a deep-sea fish, said to be striped (no data). FIS

mahamea  s. A species of fish.

mahamelo, masamelo [maha·melo]  n. marshmallow. Eng. FOO

mahamoe₁ [maha·moe]  vs. attractive, sleek, as a plump animal; smooth.

he kai mahamoea smooth sea (For. 6:297)

mahamoe  s. Maha and moe, to rest quietly. To appear fat, oily or shining. To be plump or round, as a fruit; to be fat, as an animal. see kolikoliko. adj. Clear; plain; blue or black.

mahamoe₂ [maha·moe]  n. an edible bivalve (no data). FIS

mahamoe  s. A species of fish.

mahana₁  nvs. warmth, heat; warm. cf. hahana, hanahana, mehana, pumehana. bc [(MP) PPn *ma-fana, to be warm: *ma(a)fana] [Mehana; ʻaʻole wela aku, akā, ʻaʻole huʻihuʻi.]₁₄

hoʻomahanato warm, create warmth, heat

mahana  vs. temperature, when weather considered warm. lit., warm. also mehana. cf. anu, wela. see kēkelē, mehana. WIN

ʻEhia ka mahana o kēia ?How warm is it today?

mahana  v. Ma and hana, work; exercise. To be or become warm, as the rising sun. Puk. 16:21. To warm, as one person in contact with another. 1 Nal. 1:1, 2. Hoo. To warm, i.e., to make warm by the fire or by exercise. see mehana. s. A small degree of heat; warmth. adj. Warm, as by the influence of the sun. Neh. 7:3. Warm; not yet cooled, as newly baked bread. 1 Sam. 21:6.

mahana₂  S  n. rest. cf. maha₆, rest, repose, vacation; freedom from pain; at ease, comfort... bc

hoʻomahanavacation, rest

mahana₃  same as mahina, plantation. bc PLA

mahana₄  n. a class of chiefs. bc

Mahana  placename. hill (1,800 feet high), Honolua qd., Maui. Locality, Airport qd., Molokaʻi. The Molokaʻi Ranch, which in 1908 had 17,000 sheep, had a shearing shed here. The ranch stopped raising sheep in the 1920s.

māhana₁ [·hana]  nvs.
  • twins;
  • double;
  • having two branches or forks.
[PPn *maa-saŋa, (pair of) twins]KAV

Māhana lua kukuithe torch lights are double [said of one drunk as with kava] (UL 130)

mahana  s. For mana, a branching out, ha inserted. Any substance branching out; anything double; having two branches; hence, A pair of twins; mau mahoe; two things connected; na mea elua, a pair of things. adj. Double; mates; branching out.

Māhana₂ [·hana]  n. Castor or Pollux. The two together are called Kamāhana, Nāhōkūmāhana, Nāmāhoe. Individual names include Māhoe Hope, Māhoe Mua, Nānā Hope, Nānā Mua. STA


hoʻomāhanahanato dedicate, as a temple (FS 117); to offer first fruits to the gods

māhanahana₁ [·hana·hana]  redup. of mahana₁ warmth, heat...
  • smarting, painful;
  • unpleasant odor, as of flatulency; bad-smelling,
  • lukewarm.
PPN *mafanafana. [Mehana. ʻAno wela me ka ʻeha pū, me ka wiʻu o ka ʻeha a me ke ea.]₁₂,₁₄

hoʻomāhanahanato make warm, heat

Ka paʻi māhanahana.A slap that smarts.

mahanahana  v. see mahana. To warm very much or frequently. Hoo. To warm one's self by a fire. Isa. 44:15.

māhanahana₂ [·hana·hana]  redup. of mahana₂, rest...

hoʻomāhanahanato relax rigor of taboo during a long rigorous session (Malo 160, 176)

māhanakanaloa [·hana·kana·loa]  n. name for large food calabash.

Mahanaloa [Mahana-loa]  placename. valley, Waimea district, Kauaʻi. lit.: very warm.

māhana puʻu [·hana puʻu]  n. double peak; twin peaks.

māhani₁ [·hani]  vi. smooth. TAR

Hahau ka wēlau , ā māhani ʻāpaʻapaʻa.The sugar-cane tops were beaten [into the banks of taro patches] smooth and compact.

māhani₂ [·hani]  vs. dull (not sharp).

māhani₃ [·hani]  vi. to lessen, of heat. see ʻea māhani.

māhani₄ [·hani]  to vanish. (And.)

mahani  v. Ma and hani, to pass silently. To pass easily and silently; to be evanescent; to disappear; to vanish, as a thought; ua mahani ka manao. To heal up; to granulate, as a wound so as to disappear. To vanish, as an ulcer when it heals; mahani keia wahi, a e poha hou ma kahi e.

māhao₁ [·hao]  n. pitch.

māhao₂ [·hao]  vs. rotten, hollow, as wood. cf. popopo. rare. 

mahao  s. The pith of a tree or vegetable; a soft or decayed place in the center or body of a tree; a hole in a tree. see puho and puha. adj. Defective in the center, as a tree; soft; rotten; hollow; bent in or down, as a decayed grass house.

mahaoe  adj. Not ashamed.

mahaʻohaʻo [mahaʻo·haʻo]  S   same as haʻohaʻo, strange.

mahaʻoi  vs. bold, impertinent, impudent, insolent, nervy, cheeky, rude, forward, presumptuous, saucy, brazen. lit., sharp temple. see ex. ʻāhua.

mahaoi  v. see maoi, the ha dropped. Maoi is probably the original form of the word. To be bold; to be impertinent. To treat a superior as an equal or with great familiarity. To be forward in asking questions; to be asking or begging of a chief frequently. s. Forwardness; immodesty in asking favors; impertinence in addressing a superior; boldness in address; nani ka nui o kuu hilahila, a he mea e hoi ka mahaoi loa o kekahi poe o kakou. Ua kapaia aku ia o Maoi, no ka mahaoi o ka olelo ana. adj. Always asking favors (of chiefs), thus: na'u kela lole; na'u kela palaoa, &c.; and so of all which one desires.

mahaoʻo [maha·oʻo]  nvs. mature in wisdom; wise; wise person. lit., mature temple.

maha ʻōʻō₁  n. a fish of the ʻahi type. [mahaʻōʻō: He ʻano ʻahi.]₁₁FIS

maha ʻōʻō₂  piece of sweet potato broken off by the ʻōʻō, digging stick. same as the more common kūʻōʻō. SWP

maha pepe  vs. broad-browed. lit., flat brow.

Mahapili  n. name of twin stars (no data). STA

Māhāʻulepū [-hāʻule-]  placename. land section and road, Kōloa district, Kauaʻi. lit.: and falling together.

maha ʻulu  n. grove or clump of breadfruit trees. TRE

maha wela  n. a variety of fish (no data). (Malo 46)FIS

mahawela  s. A blue kind of fish.

mahawele [maha·wele]  same as nahawele, a bivalve.

māhe, maahe  vi. to grow less distinct and fade out, as the sound of a voice or a wisp of smoke. [Pn(NP) *maafe, abated, grown indistinct, faded]

mahea  {ma- + hea₅} S   see hea₅, where?

mahea  int. adv. Ma and hea, where. Where? at what place? Gram. 165, 2.

māhea [·hea]  vs. hazy, as moonlight.

Māhealani [Mā·hea-lani]  n. sixteenth day of the lunar month, night of the full moon.

mahealani  s. The name of the sixteenth day of the month; the day when the full moon began to lose its roundness. see also malani.

maheha  {ma + heha} same as heha, indolent.

maheha  adv. Ma and heha, slow. Slowly; lazily. Hoo. Working slowly and lazily but perseveringly; aka, hana hoomaheha ana ame kohu molowa, hoomau no nae i ka hana.

māhelahela [·hela·hela]  vs. clearly showing, as grain of wood. [PPn *ma-fela, opened out, spread open]


hoʻomāheleto lead conversation towards a topic

ʻO ʻAlamila e hoʻomāhele ma kona kamaʻilio ʻana no mea e pili ana no ʻEnelani.Almira in her chatting led the conversation to things pertaining to England.

mahele₁, māhele [ma·hele]  nvt.
  • portion, quota, installment,
  • division, section, zone,
  • lot, piece,
  • bureau, department, precinct,
  • category,
  • scene or act in a play;
  • share, as of stocks;
  • measure in music;
  • land division of 1848 (the Great Mahele);
  • part or organ, as of the body;
  • section or wing (military, see mokuna);
  • denominator, in fractions;
  • to divide, apportion, cut into parts,
  • deal.
. see hele₇, to divide, cut apart... PPN *masele. MUS WAR LAND

hōʻailona mahelemeasure signature in music

hoʻomaheleto have a division made, distribute, divide, etc

mahele liʻiliʻismall portion, bit, fragment

mahele luato divide into two parts

māhele [·hele]  n. division, piece, portion, department, category, part, land division; to divide, apportion. var. spelling of mahele; . cf. keʻena, ʻoihana. LAND

n. branch, as of a government.

māhele ʻaha hoʻokolokolojudicial branch

māhele ʻahaʻōlelolegislative branch

māhele mana hoʻokōexecutive branch

n. bracket, as in a sports tournament. SPO

māhele hāʻuleconsolation bracket.

māhele lanakilawinner's bracket

n. phylum in animal classification, or division in plant classification. [+]SCI

mahele  v. Ma and hele, to go; to move. To divide; to cut in pieces; to divide a portion to one, as land. To divide or separate from one another, as people. Kin. 10:32. To divide into two parts, as an army. 1 Nal. 16:21. To divide, as streams of water; as the sea. Puk. 14:21. Hoo. To cause a division; to separate one thing from another.

mahele₂  vt. to translate, interpret.


māhele ʻāina [·hele ʻāina]  n. geographic region; regional. cf. aupuni.

ʻahahui māhele ʻāinaregional organization

mahele ʻaumoku  squadron (EH)

māhele haʻawina Hawaiʻi [·hele haʻa·wina hawaiʻi]  n. Hawaiian studies department, as at a university or community college. lit., Hawaiian lessons department.

mahele hana  n. duty, work section, shift.

māhele hana [·hele hana] 

māhele hanajobs, as for movie or video production. lit., work categories

papa māhele hanacall sheet, i.e. a list of jobs

māhele hapa [·hele hapa]  n. fractional part. MTH

māhele hapaluaone-half (part)

māhelehele [māhele·hele]  redup. of mahele₁, portion, division..., mahele₂, translate, interpret... PPN *maselesele. [Hoʻokaʻawale i loko o nā māhele, pūʻulu, a pēlā aku.]

mahelehele  v. Freq. of mahele. To divide into small pieces; to divide frequently. Kin. 49:7. Hoo. Same.

mahele hoʻomana  sect (EH)

mahele i hui ʻia  combined precincts (EH)

mahele kālā [mahele ·]  n. dividend.

mahele kaua lewa  n. air force.

mahele koa  n. military unit, squadron. WAR

māhele kūmole  n. reference section (library) (HE)

Māhele Kumuwaiwai Kai [·hele kumu·wai·wai kai]  n. Division of Aquatic Resources.

mahele lāʻau  n. portion of medicine, dose. ILL

mahele liʻiliʻi  bit, small amount, fragment (EH)

mahelelua  v. Mahele and lua, two. To divide in to two parts.

mahele manawa  n. division of time, as of a fiscal period.

māhele manawa [·hele manawa]  vt. to take turns. lit., apportion turns.

mahele ʻōlelo [mahele ʻō·lelo]  n.v. interpreter, translator; to translate, interpret.

māhele [·hele ]  n. disk partitioning, in a computer hard drive. lit., disk division. CMP

māhele puke heluhelu  n. periodical section (library) (HE)

mahele uku  installment payment (EH)

mahele waiwai hoʻopuka [mahele wai·wai hoʻo·puka]  n. share of profits, dividend.

Mahelona  placename. memorial hospital at Keālia, Kauaʻi, named in 1915 for Samuel Mahelona (1884-1912), son of Albert S. Wilcox. lit.: Mahlon (Biblical).

māhelu [·helu]  vt. to dig, rake, scratch the earth; to spread loose soft earth over a taro patch after the bottom has been pounded hard to make it impervious. see helu₄. Probably PPN *maselu. TAR

mahelu  v. Ma and helu, to scratch the earth. To spread dust over as an artificial soil. To spread loose soft dirt over a kalo patch after the bottom has been pounded hard. see paluku.

mahena  n. heap, pile, as of trash. rare. 

maheu₁, māheu  rare var. of meheu, track; clue...

maheu  v. see meheu.

maheu₂  vt. to dig and rake the earth, as for planting. SWP PLA

E maheu aʻe ana i kēia puʻu e kanu ʻuala.Preparing the soil in this hill for planting sweet potatoes.

maheu₃  n. kind of porous stone, used to rub, scour, polish, and as an octopus lure. STO

maheu  s. Name of a porous kind of stone.

māheu  var. spelling of maheu₁, track; clue... AltSpel

mahi₁  S  nvt. to cultivate, farm; a farm, plantation, patch. cf. mahi ʻai, mahi kō, mahikū, mahina, mahina ʻai. bc [mahiʻai.]₁₉PLA

mahi  v. To dig the ground for the purpose of planting food; to cultivate land by digging; to dress land; to till, as a field or garden; e mahi aku i ke kihapai o ka aina. Note.—Clearing off the weeds, grass, &c., is waele. s. Cultivation; planting, &c. 1 Sam. 8:12.

mahi₂  vs. strong, energetic, as a worker. cf. huliāmahi. bc [PPn *mafi, strong, powerful, energetic, hardworking]

moa mahifighting cock

mahi  adj. Strong; energetic, as a laboring man; as a fighting-cock; moa mahi, a fighting-cock.

Mahi  placename. place, lower Mānoa, Honolulu, named for a Hawaiian who owned much of the land. (TM). lit.: strong.

mahiʻai  nvt. var. spelling of mahi ʻai₁, farmer... AltSpel PLA

mahi ʻai₁, mahiʻai  S  nvt. farmer, planter; to farm, cultivate; agricultural. gardener (HE) PLA

Koleke mahi ʻaiCollege of agriculture

ʻoihana mahi ʻaiagricultural industry, farming

ʻOihana Mahi ʻAi o ka Mokuʻāina.State Department of Agriculture.

mahiai  v. Mahi and ai, food. To cultivate land; to produce food from the ground; to till the ground. s. A cultivator of the soil; a tiller of the ground; a husbandman. Culture; tillage of the ground. adj. Of or belonging to tillage; kanaka mahiai, a farmer.

Mahiʻai₂  n. name of a star (no data). STA

Mahiʻai  placename. street and place, Ala Wai section, Honolulu, named for the Chiefess Kealiʻimahiʻai, daughter of Nāhakuʻelua Pua of Mōʻiliʻili. (TM) see Nāhaku. lit.: farmer.

mahi ʻai ʻana  cultivation, farming (EH)

mahi ʻai mahakea [mahi ʻai maha·kea]  S  vt. shifting cultivation, in geography. lit., fallow-land cultivation.

māhie [·hie]  vs. delightful, charming, pleasant, handsome.

hoʻomāhiedelightful, charming; to cast shy glances, as of a coy child

mahie  v. Ma and hie, shameful. To be proud; to be lofty; to act without respect to good manners or morals. Hoo. To break over every rule of decency; to act shamefully; he mea maikai no nae ka naauao, hoomahie ole.

Māhie  placename. point east of Kahana Bay, Oʻahu. Street and place, Foster Village subdivision, Hālawa, Waipahu qd., Oʻahu. Name suggested by Mary Kawena Pukui in 1958. lit.: delightful, charming, pleasant.

māhiehie [·hie·hie]  see song, makalapua. redup. of māhie, delightful, charming, pleasant, handsome...

mahiehie  v. To dye fast colors; to color kapas with clear distinct spots or colors; hence, To dress finely; to be clothed in honorable robes.

māhielewa [·hie·lewa]  n. mobile, as a piece of artwork which dangles and moves in the wind. WIN

māhihi₁  same as maihi, to peel.

mahihi  v. see ihi. To peel off bark from a tree.

māhihi₂  same as mahimahi, dolphin. FIS

mahihiki [mahi·hiki]  redup. of mahiki, to jump, leap, hop, move up and down, vibrate...

mahihiki  v. To spatter; to flap in the water, as a duck at play.

mahi iʻa  S  vt. aquaculture. lit., cultivate marine animals or plants.

He hiki ke lilo ka ʻoihana mahi iʻa i ʻoihana puka maoli o ke kālā ke hana laulā ʻia.The aquaculture industry can become a very lucrative one if done widely.

mahiʻili  vt. to plunder thoroughly; to take all, as a chief taking all the property of his subjects. lit., dig skin.

mahiili  v. Mahi and ili, the skin. To take or seize property for the king. Note.—This was often done by the unscrupulous officers, who left nothing to the people but their skin.

mahīkākā [mahī··]  same as hīkākā, to reel, stagger. rare. 

mahikaka  v. Ma and hikaka, to stagger. To crook; to bend; to put out of a straight line.

mahi kālepa [mahi ·lepa]  S  vt. commercial farming. lit., farm (to) sell. cf. mahi ō.[+]

Mahikea [Mahi-kea]  placename. islet (one acre in area, 40 feet elevation), Hilo qd., Hawaiʻi.

Mahiki  placename. land division, Waimea, Hawaiʻi, named for a horde of moʻo killed by Hiʻiaka. (PH chapter 12.). lit.: leap.

mahiki₁  vi.
  • to jump, leap, hop, move up and down,
  • vibrate;
  • to spatter;
  • to teeter, seesaw; a seesaw.
  • to weigh, as on scales;
bc [Pn(CE) *ma-fiti, make sudden movement]

hoʻomahikito cause to leap, jump, etc

mahiki  v. To vibrate; to play up and down, as the beam of a scale; hence, To weigh, as in scales. To play up and down, as a lever upon its prop in the center; to pry, as with a lever. Anat. 3. To hop; to jump; to leap. To scatter; to blow away, as with a puff of wind. To lift up; to carry in the arms. A prop on which a lever rests in prying up a weight.

mahiki₂  vt.
  • to cast out spirits, exorcise, especially with mahiki shrimps;
  • to treat in turn, as troubles in hoʻoponopono family therapy.
(Nānā 75–7) bc

Mahiki ana i mea ʻino.Treating the deep troubles.

mahiki  To cast out, as an evil spirit; to exorcise.

mahiki₃  n. any kind of shrimp used ceremoniously. bc [He ʻano ʻōpae hoʻohana ʻia ma ka pule.]₁₄FIS

mahiki₄  same as ʻakiʻaki, a grass used to exorcise evil spirits, especially when shrimps are not available. bc [1. He ʻano mauʻu ʻakiʻaki i ʻoʻoi ka lau, a e ulu ana ma ke one o kahakai. Hoʻohana ʻia ma nā hana pule, ma kahi o ka ʻōpae mahiki ke loaʻa ʻole ia ʻano ʻōpae. 2. Nā ʻano mauʻu like ʻole (Niʻihau).]₁₄PLA

mahiki  n. grass, general term; lawn. Niʻihau. also mauʻu. PLA

ʻoki i ka mahikito mow the lawn

mahiki  s. Thick, tall grass in a damp place; thick, low shrubs or underbrush. The place where tall grass or thick bushes grow.

mahiki₅  vt.
  • to pry;
  • peel off, as a scab
bc [wehe i kekahi mea e moe papa ana ma luna o kekahi.]₁₄

mahiki₆  same as ʻuku kai, a sand hopper. bc INS

mahiki₇  n. a variety of taro. bc TAR

mahiki₈  vt. to appear (of the sun) [(no ka lā) ʻōʻili.]₁₄

Mahiki ka i ka ʻilikai.The sun came forth on the horizon.

mahiki  A calabash for water.

māhikihiki₁ [·hiki·hiki]  redup. of mahiki₁, vibrate, mahiki₂, exorcise, mahiki₅, pry... PPN *mafitifiti.

mahikihiki  v. Freq. of mahiki. To jump or fly frequently. To vibrate rapidly, as the tongue; e kapalili. To shake, as in an earthquake; to move frequently. To overturn; to upset. To spatter; to flap; to spatter, as ink in writing.

māhikihiki₂ [·hiki·hiki]  same as mahiki₄, grass...

mahikihiki  s. A sort of thick high grass; the place where such grass grows.

māhikihiki₃ [·hiki·hiki]  n. stone, as used for adze. also called makaiʻa. STO TOO

mahi kīkoi  to farm scattered patches unsystematically (EH)

mahikina lā [mahi·kina ]  n. crack of dawn.

Mahikiokaluakanaka  n. stroke in lua fighting. LUA

mahi kō, mahikō  S  n. sugar-cane plantation. PLA

mahikō  var. spelling of mahi kō, sugar-cane plantation...

mahikū [mahi·]  S  nvt. to clear land for planting; plantation clearing not yet planted. rare. PLA

mahikua [mahi·kua]  n. defensive linebacker, in football. SPO

mahili₁  {ma- + hilli₂} same as hili, to deviate.

Mahili hoʻi kāna moʻolelo.How his story meanders.

mahili₂  vt. to strip away property.

māhiloa [·hiloa]  vs. distant, far (perhaps contraction of makahi loa, at far place).

mahiloa  adj. Distant; afar off.


hoʻomāhiluto beautify, adorn, bedeck, cf. hiluhilu

mahimahi2.jpgborder=0mahimahi [mahi·mahi]  n. dolphin (Coryphaena hippurus), a game fish up to 1.5 m long, popular for food. cf. lapalapa₅. [PPn *masi-masi, dolphin (Coryphaena hippurus)]FIS

mahimahi  s. A species of fish; the dolphin.

mahi māla  S  vt. to garden; gardening. lit., cultivate (a) garden.

hale kūʻai mahi mālagarden store, gardening store

puke mahi mālagardening book

mahina₁, māhina  n. moon, month; moonlight. bc [PPn *maa-sina, moon]

mahina melihoneymoon

mahina, māhina  n. month. abb. mhn.

mahina  The moon; ka mea e malamalama ai i ka po; hence, A lunar month; mahina o hoku, the name of the day of the full moon.

mahina₂  n. crescent-shaped fishhook. bc FIS

mahina₃  n. eye of the snail at the end of its horn. bc ANI

mahina  The eye of a snail in the end of his horn; he maka pupu.

mahina₄  S  n. farm, plantation, patch. bc [Ka māla ʻai. He wahi e mahi ʻia e ulu aʻe ai ka mea ʻai.],PLA

mahina  s. Mahi and ana, participial termination, a cultivating. A cultivated patch; a garden.

mahina₅  n. a variety of onion, similar to silver onion. bc FOO

mahina₆  n. a variety of sweet potato. bc SWP

māhina  n. var. spelling of mahina₁, moon, month; moonlight. AltSpel

mahina ʻai  S   same as mahi ʻai, to farm; truck farm.

mahina ʻai  S  n. field, garden. [+]

E ʻalawa aʻe ʻoukou mau maka, a e nānā i mahina ʻai; ua keʻokeʻo mai ʻānō no ka ʻohi ʻana.Behold, the fields are white, ready to harvest.

mahinaai  s. Mahina and ai, food, as if a contraction of mahi ana i ka ai. A field, either in a state of cultivation or prepared for it. Nah. 24:6. A field, generally of larger size than kihapai where food is raised. Oihk. 23:22. A cultivated patch; hence, Husbandry itself.

Mahinaakaaka [Mahina-akaaka]  placename. gulch, Kohala qd., and former heiau at Keahia Laka, Puna, Hawaiʻi. lit.: clear moon.

mahina hapalua hope [mahina hapa·lua hope]  n. waning of the moon. lit., last half of the moon.

mahina hapalua mua [mahina hapa·lua mua]  n. waxing of the moon. lit., first half of the moon.

māhinahina [·hina·hina]  n. pale moonlight.

Māhinahina  placename. land divisions, plantation, and point, Honolua qd., Maui. A heiau of this name, now destroyed, was near the shore at Kaunakakai, Molokaʻi. lit.: silvery haze (as of moonlight).

mahina hou₁  n. new moon, new month.

mahina hou₂  n. church offering on the first Sunday of the month, of Congregationalists.

mahina ke alo  beauty (poetic, of handsome persons) (EH)

mahinakēhau [mahina··hau]  n. a variety of sweet potato. SWP

mahinalua [mahina·lua]  n. a small creeping native fern (Grammitis tenella), with simple narrow fronds 5 cm long or longer, each bearing none to many round spots of spores. FER

mahina meli  honeymoon (EH)

Mahinanui [Mahina-nui]  placename. islet (0.6 acres, 40 feet elevation), Kahakuloa qd., Maui. lit.: large moon or large plantation.

mahina piha  n. full moon.

mahina poepoe [mahina poe·poe]  n. full moon. lit., round moon.

Mahinauli [Mahina-uli]  placename. gulch, Makaweli, Kauaʻi. lit.: dark moon.

māhinu₁ [·hinu]  same as hinu, rubbed, anointed, polished. [Pn(CE) *maa-sinu, [anointed]]

mahinu  v. Ma and hinu, to anoint. To rub over; to anoint.

māhinu₂ [·hinu]  vs. partly cooked, as Chinese vegetables; beginning to cook, as lūʻau leaves that are getting greener and softer. FOO

Mahinui [Mahi-nui]  placename. mountain, fishpond, and stream, Mōkapu qd., Oʻahu, named for a legendary hero who was defeated by Olomana, and whose body was cast from Mount Olomana to the present location of the mountain. lit.: great champion.

mahi ō  S  vt. subsistance farming. lit., farm (to) survive. cf. mahi kālepa.[+]

mahiole.jpgborder=0mahiole [mahi·ole]  nvt. feather helmet, helmet; to wear a helmet. bc [He ʻano pāpale i kau ʻia e nā aliʻi o ke au kahiko, ʻo kona ʻano, he kohu lepeamoa a haku ʻia ia pāpale i nā ʻano hulu manu uʻi like ʻole.]₁₄CLO

ʻoki mahiolea haircut with crest of hair left down the middle of the head

mahiole  s. A war cap; a helmet; an officer's cap. 1 Sam. 17:5.

mahiole haka [mahi·ole haka]  see haka₃, crested feather helmet, so called because the crest perches on the helmet...

mahiopu  vs. var. spelling of mahiʻopu₁, bold, rude. AltSpel

mahiʻopu₁, mahiopu  vs. bold, rude. rare. 

mahiʻopu₂  vt. to dig, as with a pickax. rare. 

mahi pua  S  n. flower garden or patch; horticulture.

mahi ululāʻau [mahi ulu··ʻau]  S  vt. agroforestry. lit., cultivate forests.

mahi waena  S  n.v. weed cultivator; to cultivate and weed. lit., weeding farm.

mahi waina  S  n.v. vineyard; grape raiser; to cultivate grapes. FOO PLA

mahiwaina  s. Mahi and waina, a grape vine. A vine dresser; a cultivator of grapes. Ioan. 15:1.

mahoʻa  vs. thick, as a cloud. Maui. WIN

māhoa [·hoa]  vi. to travel together in company, as canoes. cf. hoa, companion. CAN

waʻa e māhoa aku ana.Canoes traveling together.

māhoe₁ [·hoe]  n. twins. [He māhana, ʻo ia hoʻi he mau keiki i hänau mai na ka makuahine hoʻokahi i ka wā hoʻokahi.]₁₄

māhoe [·hoe]  n. double, as when throwing dice.

helu māhoedouble number, i.e. the same number used twice, in math

mahoe  s. Two of men or animals born at the same time of one makua; twins. Mel. Sol. 7:3; Kin. 25:24. see mahana 2.

māhoe₂ [·hoe]  n. two native trees (Alectryon macrococcum and A. mahoe), related to the soapberry and the litchi; they have compound leaves and globose, brown, twinned or single fruits. also ʻalaʻala hua. (Neal 531) [Pn(CE) *maafoe, a tree]PLA TRE

Māhoe₃ [·hoe]  n. names of months and stars. see Māhoe Hope, Māhoe Mua, Māhana₂. STA

māhoehoe [·hoe·hoe]  same as māʻoheʻohe, tall. rare. 

mahoehoe  adj. Straight and free from branches, as a tree; pololei, lala ole.

Māhoe Hope₁ [·hoe hope]  n. star name, one of the twins, Castor or Pollux. lit., last twin. see Māhoe Mua. STA

Māhoe Hope₂ [·hoe hope]  month in the old lunar calendar, the eleventh (Hawaiʻi) or seventh (Oʻahu, Kauaʻi). also Hilina Mā: see month.

mahoehope  s. The name of a Hawaiian month.

Māhoe Mua₁ [·hoe mua]  n. star name, one of the twins, Castor or Pollux. lit., first twin. (Probably Pollux, the brighter of the two, that rises before Māhoe Hope, which is probably Castor: (JM 15)) STA

Māhoe Mua₂ [·hoe mua]  month in the old lunar calendar, the tenth (Hawaiʻi) or sixth (Oʻahu, Kauaʻi). also Hilina Ehu: see month.

mahoemua  s. Name of a Hawaiian month.

Mahohuli  placename. fishpond, Waiākea park, Hilo, Hawaiʻi.

mahola₁, māhola  S  vi. to spread out; to smooth out, as a cloth to dry; to extend, expand. see hola₁ and ex. heʻe₁. [PPn *ma-fola, spread out flat (as mats, land etc.)]

hoʻomaholacaus/sim.; to unroll

Mahola aʻela ka ʻōpū o ka ʻupena.The bag of the net opened out.

mahola  vs. expanded or exploded, as a file in a computer program. see hoʻomahola. cf. māhuahua, ʻopi.

Ua mahola ka waihona ʻopihia.The compressed file has been expanded.

waihona maholaexpanded file

mahola  v. Ma and hola to spread over. To spread out; to open wide, as a flower in full bloom. To spread out; to unfold, as a kapa to dry. see uhola, hohola and kalena. s. The spreading out and extension of the stomach; me ka mahana, ame ka mahola ana o ka opu. Anat. 52. adj. Spread open; spread out; extended. adj. In the ancient practice of the kahunas: hee mahola, ahi mahola; o ka hee mahola oia no ka mea e heehee ai ka mai.

mahola₂  n. projection (mathematical) [+]MTH

mahola ʻāpuʻu ʻili like ʻAlapaki.Albers conic equal area projection.

mahola ʻili like ʻAlapaki.Albers equal area projection.

mahola kūlike ʻāpuʻu Lamapuka.Lambert conic conformal projection.

mahola kūpapa.Orthographic projection.

mahola Lopikana.Robinson projection.

mahola wēlau ʻili like.Azimuthal equal area projection.

māhola  vi. var. spelling of mahola₁, to spread out; to smooth out... AltSpel

māholahola [·hola·hola]  S   redup. of mahola, to spread out; to smooth out, as a cloth to dry... PPN *mafolafola.

maholahola  v. Intesive of mahola. To spread out extensively.

maholahune [mahola·hune]  S  vs. diffusion; to be diffused.

Ua maholahune ke kinoea i loko o ke ea, a ʻaʻohe pilikia i kēia manawa.The gas has diffused into the air, and now there's no danger.

mahole, māhole  vt. to bruise, skin, scrape, as a flesh wound; to injure as the feelings. cf. hole, peeled. [PPn *ma-fole, peeled]ILL

mahole  v. Ma and hole, to peel off; to skin. To bruise, as the flesh; to hurt; to break up. Uli aa'i na moku, mahole eha ka nahele.

māhole  vt. var. spelling of mahole, to bruise, skin, scrape, as a flesh wound; to injure as the feelings. AltSpel ILL

māholehole [·hole·hole]  redup. of mahole, to bruise, skin, scrape, as a flesh wound; to injure as the feelings... PPN *mafolefole. [Ha hōʻeha ʻana i ka ʻili a māui a pohole paha.]ILL

maholehole  v. Intensive of mahole, to bruise. To break up; to break or crush into pieces; e inikiniki, e[illegible]waluwalu. s. A bruise; a hurt; an injury; aole maholehole o ke kino a'u i ike ai. adj. see mahole. Bruised and broken to pieces; crushed together.

Mahomeka, Mahometa [maho·meka]  nvs. Mohammed; Mohammedan. Eng.

Mahometa  var. spelling of Mahomeka, Mohammed...

mahope  afterwards, by-and-by, late, later, hereafter, behind... see hope, after.

mahope  adv. and comp. prep. Ma and hope, the end. Behind; after; afterward. It expresses future time in respect of the time in which an action was performed, though past in respect of the person speaking. Gram. § 161.

mahope aku  hereafter, later (EH)

mahope iho  afterward (EH)

mahope mai  since (after) (EH)

mahope o ke kula  after school (EH)


hoʻomahuto eat just a little to allay hunger, as while waiting for a feast

mahū  vs. weak, flat, as diluted kava or stale beer; insipid, as fresh poi kept too long in the icebox; quiet, peaceful, undisturbed. cf. mahūmahū. [PPn *mafu, stale]KAV POI

māhu₁  nvs. steam, vapor, fumes; to steam, exude vapor. [Pn(NP) *maʻafu, steam, steamy]

hoʻomāhuto create steam; to cook or soften food by steam; to steam

lola māhu hana alanuisteam roller for streets

māhu  FOO

kokoleka me ka waiū māhuchocolate with steamed milk

mahu  v. To blow out steam or smoke; to smoke, as a smothered fire; to throw out hot vapor, as from a volcano. s. Steam; hot vapor; smoke.

māhu₂  same as ʻōlapa, trees. TRE

māhū [·]  n. homosexual, of either sex; hermaphrodite. [Pn(EC) *maafuu, unenergetic, not passionate]

hoʻmāhūto behave like a homosexual or hermaphrodite

mahu  s. A man who assimilates his manners and dresses his person like a woman. A hermaphrodite; a enunch.

mahu  adj. Silent; indisposed to conversation; silent, as a deserted place.

mahua  n. mockery, derision, spying (rarely used without hoʻo-). PNP *masua.

hoʻomahuato mock (Hal. 2.4) ; to spy, watch, as a cat watching a mouse

māhua [·hua]  nvs. increase, growth; to increase, thrive, wax, accrue, multiply, flourish (less used than māhuahua). PPN *masua.

hoʻomāhuato increase, expand, enlarge, multiply, grow

Hoʻomāhua i kona waiwai.To increase its value, wealth.

Hoʻomāhua ke aniani hoʻonui ʻike i ka pūpū.The microscope magnifies the shell.

māhua [·hua]  n. multiple, in math. also helu māhua.

mahua  v. Ma and hua, to grow or increase. To increase in size or numbers; to grow large. s. Increase; growth; a growing. Puk. 1:12. adj. Increasing; large in quantity.

māhuā, māhuwā [·huā]  same as huā, envy, contempt

He hōʻailona hoʻomāhuā ka makapaʻa.A one-eyed person is a sign of bad luck.

hoʻomāhuāto bring bad luck, misfortune; to annoy, distress, harm; adversity

Hoʻomāhuā i hoa noho.To mistreat the people one lived with.

mahua  v. Ma and hua, envy; jealousy. To be envious. hoo. To mock; to deride; to have in derision. Hal. 2:4.


hoʻomahuahanavt. to disturb, bother

māhuahua₁ [·hua·hua] 
  • to grow strong, as a ruler;
  • to accrue, increase;
  • productive, big.
redup. of māhua; bc PPN *masuasua. [Nui. Ka nui ʻana o ka waiwai a i ʻole ka heluna o kekahi mea a nui aku.]₁₂,

hoʻomāhuahuacaus/sim.; to enlarge,

māhuahua [·hua·hua]  vi. to wax, as the moon. cf. manono. see kewe, nepu.[+]STA

He mau mahina māhuahua ʻo Mohalu, Hua, Akua, a me Hoku.Mohalu, Hua, Akua, and Hoku are nights that the moon waxes.

mahuahua  v. Ma and hua, to grow or increase. To increase in size or numbers; to grow large. To boast; to brag; to glory over. To grow strong, as a ruler over a people. Oihl. 11:9. To increase, as money. Kanl. 8:13. Hoo. To increase in number, as animals, vegetables or men. To increase; to make more of. Ezek. 36:29. s. Increase; growth; a growing. Puk. 1:12. adj. Increasing; large in quantity.

māhuahua₂ [·hua·hua]  vs. expanded, as of computer memory. cf. keu, extended, as of computer memory..., mahola, expanded or exploded, as a file... COM

waihona ʻike māhuahuaexpanded memory

mahuahua  To set or employ, as a spy; to act the part of a spy; e hoomakakiu.

mahuakala [mahua·kala]  vs. disbelieving, cynical, skeptical, as of religion; irreligious, atheistic.

hoʻomahuakalato show disbelief, skepticism; to ridicule, mock, as beliefs

mahuakala  adj. Contemptuous of good things; disobedient to the gods; wicked.

māhuaola [·hua·ola]  n. nutrient. lit., increase life. SCI

lepili māhuaolafood label, as for giving product information on a package of food

māhuaola māikimicronutrient

māhuaola mānuimacronutrient

ʻoulu māhuaolanutrient culture

mahuʻe  vt. to open, as a box; to take out, remove, as gear.

mahuʻē  same as mahuka ē, to flee beforehand.

mahue  v. To be numerous; to go or move in crowds.

māhuea [māhu·ea]  n. gas.

māhuea [māhu·ea]  n. vapor.

māhuea [māhu·ea]  n. steam.

ʻO kēia kahi ikaika loa a ka māhuea pele i puka nui ai.This is where the steam from the volcano rose with such force. (Kaupō 76)

mahuʻi  nvt. to guess, suppose, surmise, expect, suspect, assume, imagine; clue. [Ka noʻonoʻo kohu wānana i ka mea e hiki mai ana. Ka manaʻo ʻana a me ke kuhi ʻana.]₁₅,₁₇


ʻike mahuʻito catch a glimpse, have an inkling or hunch

lohe mahuʻito hear a hint or rumor without much detail; to have heard rarely. [see ex., ulua₁]

mahui  To hear a little, as when one hears only partially, or in parts; similar to kulina. s. A kind of sly conduct in a female by which she means to express to one of the other sex her desire.

māhuʻi [·huʻi]  vt. to imitate, ape, pattern after, do as, follow after.

hoʻomāhuʻicaus/sim.; to mimic

māhuʻi laniroyal imitation, said of the right hand in dancing, as this hand always made movements first (UL 56)

Poʻe kumu , i hoʻomahuʻi ʻia ai e kēlā poʻe.Teachers imitated by that people. (1-Pet. 5.3)

mahui  v. Ma and hui, to join; to unite. To follow the example of one; to imitate him. To imitate, i.e., to be led to do as another does. Gal. 2:13. To pattern after. 3. Ioan. 11. To be an example for another. 1 Pet. 5:3. To go about here and there, as an insane person; to act foolishly and without good sense. NOTE.—The following examples will illustrate definitions 1 and 2: Ma ka like kakou e hoomahui ai, let us follow by doing likewise; he pono no ia kakou ke hoomahui ma ia hana, it is proper for us to imitate that transaction; hoomahui na makaainana ma o Kekuokalani la, the common people followed the example of Kekuokalani; o ko lakou pono, oia ka kakou e hoomahui ai, their good deeds that is what we should imitate.

mahui  To adhere firmly, as to a purpose or habit; e mahui i ka hana ino; e hoomahui i ka hana ino, to determine on doing evil.

māhuʻihuʻi [·huʻi·huʻi]  redup. of mahuʻi, to guess, suppose, surmise, expect, suspect..., māhuʻi, to imitate, ape, pattern after, do as, follow after...

mahuihui  v. To learn or understand obscurely; to strike upon the ear indistinctly, as a sound at a distance.

māhuʻi lani [·huʻi lani]  royal imitation, said of the right hand in dancing, as this hand always made movements first see māhuʻi, to imitate, ape, pattern after, do as, follow after... (UL 56)

mahuʻi ʻole ʻia  unexpected (EH)

mahuka  nvi. to run away, flee, escape, elope; fugitive. bc [PPn *ma-futa, start up, arise]

hoʻomahukato chase, drive away, assist or help to escape

koa mahukadeserter soldier

mahuka  v. To flee away; to escape from. 1 Sam. 22:7. To flee away secretly. Kin. 16:6. To run away, as a servant from his master. 1 Sam. 25:10. To flee from fear of punishment. 2. Sam. 13:34. s. A runaway; one who has escaped. adj. Escaping; running away secretly; he luina mahuka, a runaway sailor.

Mahuka  placename. bay, Pāhala qd., Kaʻū, Hawaiʻi. lit.: flee.

mahuka e male  elope (EH)

māhukahuka [·huka·huka]  redup. of mahuka, to run away, flee, escape, elope; fugitive... PPN *mafutafuta.


mahu kai loloa 
  • same as ʻaʻau loa, long stalks;
  • fig., long-suffering and patient, as of a chief who cared for his people (Malo text, chapter 18, section 54, 59, 63).
see ʻaʻau₂, redup. of ʻau, stalk

mahu kokole  same as mahumahu, redup. of māhu₁, steam, vapor... also mahu kole.

mahu kole  same as mahumahu, redup. of māhu₁, steam, vapor... also mahu kokole.

Māhukona [Māhu-kona]  placename. land section, village, harbor, and beach park, Kohala qd., Hawaiʻi. Street, Ala Moana section, Honolulu. lit.: leeward steam.

māhuli [·huli]  same as huli₂, to look for, search, explore, seek, study...

Mahulili  placename. land section, Kaunakakai qd., north Molokaʻi.

mahulu  same as pahulu₁, nightmare, ghost...

mahulu  s. The name common to three gods in the house of Lono.

mahulukū [mahulu·]  n. aerial roots of pandanus or other trees, as banyans. see also ule hala, uleule. PAN TRE

mahumahu₁ [mahu·mahu]  rare redup. of māhu₁, steam, vapor...

ʻO Kūmahumahukole, ʻōkole kaʻaka.Kū-steaming-buttocks, wretched buttocks [Kamapuaʻa insults foe, implying flatulency]. (FS 213)

mahumahu₂ [mahu·mahu]  silent, weak, brittle. (And.)

mahumahu  v. To be silent, as a weak dying man. adj. see mahu, silent. Desolate; without inhabitant; silent, as a place deserted. Brittle; not stringy, as kapa that falls easily to pieces. Brittle; not sticky; applied to poi.

mahūmahū [mahū·mahū]  redup. of mahū, weak, flat... (commonly said of tasteless poi). POI

māhuna₁ [·huna]  nvi. scaly appearance of the skin, as resulting from excessive kava drinking; to scale thus. PCP *ma(f,s)unga. KAV ILL

mahuna  s. Ma and huna, a particle; small; fine. The scaly appearance of the skin after drinking awa; the chapping, cracking or breaking up of the skin; i kona wa i inu ai i ke awa, maikai ka ili, a mahope, mahuna ka ili, nakaka, puehuehu, inoino loa kona kino.

māhuna₂ [·huna]  n. fine scented tapa dyed with noni bark, made under strict taboo and reserved for chiefs; used for the best pāʻū (sarongs) on Hawaiʻi. (FS 253)TAP

mahuna  A species of kapa like the paipaikukui.

māhuna₃ [·huna]  var. of māhune₂, small particle, speck...

māhuna₄ [·huna]  n. a variety of taro. TAR

māhune₁ [·hune]  {mā-₄ + hune₁} S  vs. poor, destitute. cf. hune₁, poor...

mahune  adj. Ma and hune, poor; destitute. Poor; stripped of property; bereft of comforts.

māhune₂ [·hune]  nvs. small particle, speck; fine.

māhune₃ [·hune]  vi. barely, with difficulty.

māhunehune [·hune·hune]  S   redup. of māhune₁, poor, māhune₂, small particle, māhune₃, barely...

Pakele māhunehune mai ka make mai.Barely escaping from death.

mahunehune  adj. Ma and hune. see above. Poor; with nothing but one's person. adv. Scarcely; nothing left; with difficulty; ola mahunehune ae la o Aikake (Isaac Davis) mai ko lakou lima ae, scarcely did Isaac Davis escape their hands; i.e., he escaped with nothing but his person.

māhu pele  see uila māhu pele, geothermal electricity...

māhuwā [·hu·]  var. spelling of māhuā, envy, contempt...

mai₁  directional part. towards the speaker, this way. Come, come here, welcome; say, give (used idiomatically without preverb particles).Come. (mai + directional la is written maila and often pronounced meila but not sung that way.) (Gram. 2.7, 7.2)   bc [(OC) PPn *mai, particle indicating motion or orientation towards speaker]IDI

Hāʻawi mai.Give me.

He mai!Come! Welcome! (Kel. 19)

Hele mai.(cf. hele aku, go).

Mai e ʻai.Come and eat.

Mai hoʻi kauwahi wai.Do give me a little water.

mai  Towards a person, place or thing speaking, and repeated after the noun when the motion is towards the person speaking; otherwise aku or ae is used; as, mai Kauai mai, from Kauai (here) this way; mai Honolulu aku a i Kailua, from Honolulu onward to Kailua. Gram. § 75.

mai₂  prep. from. also mai … mai. see ex. māhunehune. (Gram. 9.8)   bc PPN *m(a,e)i.

Mai hea mai ʻoe?Where did you come from?

Mai Hilo mai ka lei.The lei is from Hilo.

Mai Maui.From Maui.

Mai ʻō ā ō.From there to there; from one point to another, everywhere.

mai  prep. From, as from a person, place or thing spoken of.

mai₃  imminence-marking part. Almost, nearly, as though. (Gram. 5.4)   bc PPN *mei.

Mai hoʻokuʻi ʻia au e ke kaʻa.I was almost hit by a car.

Mai ʻike ʻole ʻia .[He] was hardly seen at all (said sarcastically of a show-off).

mai  adv. Almost; nearly; near to; exposed to; about to be; mai ike ole oe ia'u, you were near never seeing me; mai make au, I was almost dead; mostly used in the beginning of a sentence.

mai₄  preverb part. of negative command. Don't. (Gram. 5.4)   bc

Mai ʻai ʻoe.Don't eat.

mai  adv. An adverb of prohibition; before a verb it is used imperatively for prohibiting; mai hele oe, don't you go; mai hana hou aku, do it not again. It is often used with noho a in a prohibitory sense; as, mai noho oukou a hana kolohe, do not do mischief. see noho.

maʻi₁  nvs. sickness, illness, disease, ailment, patient, sick person; sick, ill, menstruating. bc [PPn *maki, sickness, illness; sore]ILL

hoʻomaʻito cause or feign sickness

maʻi makefatal or terminal disease or sickness

maʻi na lokoinside sickness [caused by family troubles]

maʻi na waho maisickness from outside [caused by sorcery]

maʻi  see hoʻomalu maʻi, to quarantine...

mai  v. see mae, to fade, &c. To be or to fall sick. 2 Sam. 12:15. To be diseased; to be unwell. Ioan. 11:1, 3. s. Sickness generally; illness; disease; mai ahulau, mai luku, a pestilence; mai eha nui, a painful disease; mai pehu, the dropsy. adj. Sick; diseased; weak.

maʻi₂  genitals, genital, genital chant. maʻi were commonly named, as Hālala, overly large, for Kalākaua, and ʻAnapau, frisky, for Liliʻuokalani. bc BOD MUS

Mele maʻisong in honor of genitals, as of a chief, as composed on his or her birth, rarely if ever composed for adults; usually gay and fast. see ēhā.

mai  v. Oia kekahi mea e hooheehee ai ka ai, alaila mai iho la. Anat. 52. The private parts of men or women; o ka malo, oia ka wawae e paa ai ka mai; mai wili, the venereal disease or gonorrhea.

maʻi₃  n. tenon. also komo, ule. bc

māī [·ī]  nvt. to chew fine, soften, masticate; laceration in childbirth.

maiā  ablative marker 'from', an alternate form of mai₂ used before personal names and pronouns, but not place names. see mai₂. (PHG)

Maikaʻi loa kēia mau mea maiā ia mai.These things from her are very good. (KLH 67)

maia.jpgborder=0maiʻa  n. all kinds of bananas and plantains (for banana cultivation, see (Kam. 76:37–9)). Originally the banana was introduced by the Hawaiians, and native varieties were developed, some of which are still used. When the white man came, about 70 different kinds were known; today, only about half that number. These are mainly varieties of Musa xparadisiaca, especially the varieties sapientum and normalis. Some kinds are eaten raw, others cooked. (Neal 245–51) Bananas were taboo to women except certain ones, as maiʻa iho lena and maiʻa pōpō ʻulu, with yellow flesh. Bananas are not mentioned in songs because of unfavorable connotations: see līlā, ʻolohaka. It was considered bad luck to dream of bananas, to meet a man carrying bananas, or to take them in fishing canoes. [Pn(??) *maika, banana (Musa sp.)]FIS BAN CAN FOO

Hoʻohui ʻāina pala ka maiʻa.Annexation is ripe bananas. [no good for us]. (ON 1063)

Pala ka maiʻa.The banana is ripe (Nothing is gained.) [a rude expression]. (ON 2591)

maia  s. The plantain, the banana and its different varieties; a fruit kapu for women to eat in ancient times.

maia  v. To chew in the mouth; to masticate; to soften for swallowing. adj. Chewed; ground up in the mouth; masticated; hoowaliia.

maiʻa ʻaʻao  n. tall, wild bananas. BAN

maiʻa aʻeaʻe [maiʻa aʻe·aʻe]  lit., prematurely gray banana. same as maiʻa koaʻe. BAN

maʻi ʻaʻai  n. a spreading sore; cancer, infection. ILL

maʻi ʻaʻai ʻanapuʻu [maʻi ʻaʻai ʻana·puʻu]  n. lymphoma. lit., lymph cancer. ILL

maiʻa akua  n. Maui name for maiʻa Polapola. lit., god banana. (HP 177)BAN

maiʻa ʻanoʻano  n. a variety of banana with seeds. lit., seeded banana. BAN

maiʻa ʻau lena  n. an ancient variety of banana. lit., yellow-stem banana. BAN

maiʻa ʻeka  n. a Hawaiian variety of banana; fruit with skin changing from red to green to yellow, edible when cooked. lit., discolored banana. (HP 173)BAN

maiʻa ʻeke ʻula  n. an ancient Hawaiian variety of banana. BAN

maiʻa ʻeleʻele  n. a Hawaiian variety of mountain banana with black trunk, the skin of which is used to make designs in mats. The fruit has orange flesh, which is edible when cooked. lit., black banana. also maiʻa hinu puaʻa, maiʻa poni, maiʻa Puna. (HP 173)BAN

maiʻa haʻa, maiʻa haʻahaʻa [maiʻa haʻa, maiʻa haʻa·haʻa]  n. a Hawaiian variety of banana, with short trunk and leaves, but taller than maiʻa Pākē. The fruit is yellow, edible raw or cooked. lit., low banana. (HP 175)BAN

maiʻa haʻahaʻa  var. spelling of maiʻa haʻa, a Hawaiian variety of banana...

maiʻa haikea [maiʻa hai·kea]  n. a Hawaiian variety of banana that bears yellow fruit, edible raw or cooked. lit., pale banana. (HP 175)BAN

maiʻa hākea [maiʻa ·kea]  lit., whitish banana. same as maiʻa ʻohe. (HP 177)BAN

maiʻa hāpai [maiʻa ·pai]  n. a Hawaiian variety of banana of medium height, the fruit maturing within the trunk. The fruits are small, ten or fewer in a bunch, yellow, sweet, edible raw. (HP 175), (Neal 250). also maiʻa hua waena. BAN

maiʻa hēʻī  Fēʻī is the Tahitian name. same as maiʻa Polapola. (Neal 250–1)BAN

maiʻa hilahila [maiʻa hila·hila]  lit., bashful banana. same as maiʻa iho lena. (HP 175)BAN

maiʻa hinu puaʻa  lit., hog's-grease banana. same as maiʻa ʻeleʻele. (HP 173)BAN

maiʻa hua lua  lit., bearing two bunches, twin banana. same as maiʻa māhoe. (HP 176)BAN

maiʻa hua moa  lit., egg banana. same as maiʻa moa. (HP 176)BAN

maiʻa hua nui  n. a variety of banana lit., big-fruited banana. BAN

maiʻa hua waena  lit., central fruit banana. same as maiʻa hāpai. (HP 175)BAN

maʻi ahulau [maʻi ahu·lau]  n. epidemic, pestilence. ILL

maiahulau  s. Mai, sickness, and ahulau, pestilence. A general sickness among the people; a pestilence. Ezek. 12:16. see ahulau.

maʻiaiake, maʻi-ʻai-ake [maʻi·ai·ake]  n. tuberculosis. lit., lung-eating sickness. ILL

maʻi ʻai ake  n. tuberculosis. cf. ake₁, liver... ILL

maʻi-ʻai-ake  n. var. spelling of maʻiaiake, tuberculosis. lit., lung-eating sickness. AltSpel ILL

maiʻa iho lena  n. a Hawaiian variety of banana, popular and common. The trunk is green, purple, and pink. Fruits are salmon-pink, edible raw cooked; one of the few bananas formerly permitted to women. lit., yellow-cored banana. also maiʻa hilahila. (HP 175)BAN

maiʻa ihu ʻū  a Hawaiian variety of banana, growing wild on Kauaʻi and Hawaiʻi, rarely cultivated. The fruit is yellow, edible only when cooked. lit., snub-nosed banana. (HP 175)BAN

maiʻa ʻili pakapaka [maiʻa ʻili paka·paka]  n. a kind of rough-skinned banana. BAN

maiʻa kahiki  n. a variety of banana growing wild on Maui, rarely cultivated. The trunk is tall; the fruit long, skin yellow, flesh white and edible only when cooked. lit., foreign or Tahitian banana. (HP 175)BAN

maiʻa kahiki hae  n. a Hawaiian variety of banana, similar to maiʻa kahiki, but having short trunk. (HP 175)BAN

maiʻa kahiki mālei [maiʻa kahiki ·lei]  same as maiʻa mālei, a Hawaiian variety of banana; trunk green and pink, streaked with brown; fruit like maiʻa puhi... (HP 176)BAN

maiʻa kahiki mauki  n. a Hawaiian variety of banana with tall, green trunk. The fruits looks like maiʻa kahiki. (HP 175)BAN

maiʻa kahiki puhi  same as maiʻa puhi, an ancient Hawaiian variety of banana with green and brown trunk... (HP 177)BAN

maiʻa kaʻio  same as maiʻa pōpō ʻulu, a Hawaiian variety of banana, with short, green trunk; one of two varieties not taboo to women in old times... (HP 177)BAN

maiʻa Kāne  n. an Oʻahu name for maiʻa Polapola. (HP 177)BAN

maiʻa kāpua [maiʻa ·pua]  same as maiʻapōpōʻulupuapuanui, a Hawaiian variety of banana, resembling maiʻa iho lena, but the fruit broad-tipped... (HP 177)BAN

maiʻakaualau  n. a Hawaiian variety of banana. Fruit like that of maiʻa maoli, except that the young, dark-green fruit has light-green spots like raindrops; when ripe, yellow, waxy, with flesh light-yellow, good only when baked. lit., many rain drops banana. (HP 175)BAN WIN

maiʻa Kaupō [maiʻa kau·]  same as maiʻa wai mūhea, an ancient variety of Hawaiian banana. lit., insipid water banana... (HP 177)BAN

maiʻa koaʻe  n. a Hawaiian variety of banana, beautifully striped leaves, trunk, and young fruit. Fruit is yellow and round; flesh yellow, edible cooked or raw. Also called maiʻa aʻeaʻe, maiʻa manini. lit., tropic bird banana. (HP 177)BIR BAN

maiʻa koana  n. a Hawaiian seed-producing variety of banana. also ʻōpule₃. BAN

Maiakū [maia·]  n. stars in the belt of Orion. STA

maiakukanaloa  s. Maia and kukanaloa, a species of banana. A thin, shriveled or blasted banana. fig. Any fruit blasted or shriveled up.

maiʻa lahi  n. an ancient Hawaiian variety of banana. lit., delicate banana. BAN

maiʻa lele  n. a common wild Hawaiian variety of banana of the uplands; trunk tall, yellowish-green; fruit yellow; flesh pink, edible raw or cooked, good for piepiele, eczema. Root of shoot used in medicine. The fruit was commonly offered to gods, the tree planted to shelter the altar. It was planted far from a dwelling house, for fear it would cause the occupants to lele (fly) elsewhere. lit., altar banana. (HP 176) [He ʻano maiʻa Hawaiʻi i kanu nui ʻia ma nä heiau ma muli o ka manaʻo o “lele”, ʻo ia hoʻi, e lele ka pule i ke akua. Kanu pinepine ʻia ma kahi o ka lele o ka heiau.]₁₄BAN TRE ILL

maʻi aliʻi  n. royal disease, leprosy (so-called because the first leper was said to have been a chief). ILL

maiʻa liko  lit., bud banana. same as maiʻa Polapola; (HP 177)BAN

maialile [maia·lile]  vs. quiet, calm, still. same as mālie; rare. 

Maiʻaloa [Maiʻa-loa]  placename. pit at Hoʻokēkē in upper Kohanaiki, Kona, Hawaiʻi. lit.: long banana.

maiʻa loha  n. an ancient Hawaiian variety of banana; trunk and leaf like maiʻa lele, fruit like maiʻa iho lena. lit., droopy banana. (HP 177)BAN

maʻi aloha  lovelorn (EH)

maiʻa māhoe [maiʻa ·hoe]  n. a Hawaiian variety of banana, the stem bearing two bunches; fruit small, yellow, flesh light salmon and very palatable. lit., twin banana. also maiʻa hua lua, maiʻa mana lua, maiʻa pā lua. (HP 176)BAN

maiʻa mālai ʻula [maiʻa ·lai ʻula]  same as maiʻa mālei ʻula, a Hawaiian variety of banana, common both cultivated and wild in the uplands... (HP 176)BAN

maiʻa mālei [maiʻa ·lei]  n. a Hawaiian variety of banana; trunk green and pink, streaked with brown; fruit like maiʻa puhi. also maiʻa kahiki mālei. (HP 176)BAN

maiʻa mālei ʻula [maiʻa ·lei ʻula]  n. a Hawaiian variety of banana, common both cultivated and wild in the uplands. Fibers of the stalk are used for stringing flowers for leis with a coconut-leaf needle (mānai). Ripening fruit changes from maroon (ʻula) to green to yellow; the flesh is orange, edible only when cooked. also maiʻa mālai ʻula, maiʻa mānei ʻula, maiʻa mānai ʻula. (HP 176)BAN CN FLO LEI

maiʻa mānai ʻula [maiʻa ·nai ʻula]  same as maiʻa mālei ʻula, a Hawaiian variety of banana, common both cultivated and wild in the uplands... (HP 176)BAN

maiʻa mana lua  lit., two-branched banana. same as maiʻa māhoe; (HP 176)BAN

maiʻa manini  lit., manini (fish) banana. same as maiʻa koaʻe; (HP 176)BAN

maiʻa maoli  n. a Hawaiian variety of banana, growing in uplands and lowlands. It has a green trunk, large leaves. The fruit is long, waxy-yellow, and has yellow flesh, edible raw or cooked. lit., indigenous banana. (HP 176)BAN

ma ia mau wahi  thereabouts (EH)

maiʻa moa  n. a Hawaiian variety of banana with a tall, yellowish-green trunk. The fruit is large, somewhat egg-shaped, and yellow; the flesh yellow, edible raw or cooked. lit., chicken banana. also maiʻa hua moa. (HP 176)BAN

maiʻa noʻu  n. a Hawaiian variety of banana, usually cultivated; the trunk green, with pink and brown markings; fruit short, thick, yellow, the flesh cream-colored, edible raw or cooked. lit., short banana or big-mouthful banana. (HP 177)BAN

maiʻa Nuhōlani [maiʻa nuhō·lani]  n. a variety of introduced banana cultivated by Hawaiians for many generations. The trunk is tall, green; the fruit yellow, edible raw or cooked. lit., New Holland (Australian) banana. (HP 178)BAN

Maiao [mai·ao]  n. name of a star used in navigation. STA

maiʻao  n. nail of finger or toe; hoof of an animal; claw of a bird. [Pn(NP) *maʻi-kao, finger, toe]BIR BOD

maiʻao [mai·ʻao]  n. hoof. ANI

maiao  s. A toe or finger nail; the hoof of a beast; the claws of a bird or animal. see maiuu.

maiʻao holoholona  hoof (EH)

maiʻa ʻoa  n. probably a distinct species of Hawaiian banana, according to W. T. Pope, being unique in producing fertile seeds. Trunk and leaves dull-green, tinted with bronze and purple; fruit inedible. also hao, ʻoa, poni. (HP 177)BAN

maiʻa ʻohe  n. an ancient Hawaiian variety of banana. lit., bamboo banana. also maiʻa hākea. (HP 177)BAN

maiʻa ʻōpule [maiʻa ʻō·pule]  see ʻōpule₃, same as maiʻa koana, a Hawaiian seed-producing variety of banana...

maiʻa Pākē [maiʻa ·]  n. Chinese banana (Musa xnana, syn. M. cavendishii), a stocky tree to more than 2 m high, a native of southern China, brought in 1855 to Hawaiʻi from Tahiti. (Neal 247–8)BAN TRE

maiʻa pālua [maiʻa ·lua]  lit., banana in pairs. same as maiʻa māhoe; (HP 176)BAN

maiapilo [maia·pilo]  n. a low, smooth shrub (Capparis sandwichiana) with vinelike branches, a member of the caper family, growing on some beaches and lava flows; leaves rounded-oblong; flowers white, pea-shaped, 5 cm long, with four petals surrounding a mass of long white stamens, open and fragrant only at night. also pilo, pua pilo. (Neal 368–9)VOL PLA FLO

maiapilo  s. The name of a shrub or tree.

maia_polapola.jpgborder=0maiʻa Polapola [maiʻa pola·pola]  n. a species of banana (Musa troglodytarum, syn. M. fehi) recently introduced to Hawaiʻi, known in the South Pacific from Mangareva west to the Moluccas. It has a tall, black trunk and upright fruiting stalk bearing large fruits with reddish-orange skin, yellow flesh, edible when cooked, sometimes made into poi maiʻa. lit., Borabora [i.e., Tahitian] banana. (HP 177), (Neal 250). also akua, maiʻa hēʻī, maiʻa akua, maiʻa Kāne, maiʻa liko. BAN POI

maiʻa pō lua  an ancient Hawaiian variety of banana. (HP 177)BAN

maiʻa poni  lit., purple banana. same as maiʻa ʻeleʻele; (HP 175)BAN

maiʻa pōpō ʻulu [maiʻa · ʻulu]  n. a Hawaiian variety of banana, with short, green trunk; one of two varieties not taboo to women in old times; the root of young plants used medicinally. Fruit is rounded and yellow, the flesh salmon-pink, edible raw but preferred baked. lit., breadfruit ball-like banana. also maiʻa kaʻio, pōpōʻulu. (HP 177)BAN

maiʻapōpōʻuluʻililahi [maiʻa-pō·pō-ʻulu-ʻili-lahi]  lit., thin-skinned pōpō ʻulu. same as maiʻapōpōʻululahi. (HP 177)BAN

maiʻapōpōʻulupuapuanui [maiʻa-pō·pō-ʻulu-pua·pua-nui]  n. a Hawaiian variety of banana, resembling maiʻa iho lena, but the fruit broad-tipped. lit., bigtailed pōpō ʻulu banana. also maiʻa kāpua. (HP 177)BAN

maiʻa puapua nui [maiʻa pua·pua nui]  n. a Hawaiian variety of banana. lit., big-tailed banana. (HP 178)BAN

maiʻa puhi  n. an ancient Hawaiian variety of banana with green and brown trunk. The fruit is twisted when young; when ripe long, thick, yellow, the flesh yellow and edible only when cooked. also maiʻa kahiki puhi. (HP 177)BAN

maiʻa Puna  lit., Puna banana. new name for maiʻa ʻeleʻele; BAN

maiau [mai·au]  vs.
  • neat and careful in work;
  • skillful, ingenious, expert;
  • correct, careful, as in speech;
  • thorough, meticulous tidy, dainty.
. see ex. pololei₂. [No ke ʻano maʻemaʻe a mikioi; kāpulu ʻole.]₁₄

maiau  s. Natural skill; ingenuity; wisdom. Iob. 11:6. syn. with noiau. adj. Neat; cleanly. Industrious; constantly employed. Skillful; ingenious; expert at doing various kinds of business. Ready and correct in speaking; o ka hana maiau, he hipapalale ole, he noiau, he papalale ole. NOTE.—This epithet applies to men chiefly; the same quality applied to women is loia.

maiau  The itch; same as kakio; more correctly written meau.

maʻi ʻaumakua [maʻi ʻau·makua]  n. sickness caused by ʻaumakua as punishment for wrong doing, as eating the ʻaumakua animal form, or kapu plant or fish, or wearing forbidden clothing. (Kam. 64:95)ILL CLO

maʻiʻawa  nvs. sterile; sterility. lit., sour genitalia. ILL

Maʻiʻawa [Maʻi-ʻawa]  n. same as Kamaʻiʻawa.

maiʻa wai mūhea [maiʻa wai ·hea]  an ancient variety of Hawaiian banana. lit., insipid water banana. also maiʻa Kaupō. (HP 177)BAN

maiele₁ [mai·ele]  same as pūkiawe, shrubs. PLA

maiele₂ [mai·ele]  nvs. eloquence, skill in speaking; eloquent; skilled in asking questions to puzzle and confuse. rare. 

maiele  s. A knowledge of the use of words in a language. Skill in using words. see noili. Asking questions with skill, so as to puzzle one.

maʻiʻelepani  n. var. spelling of maʻi ʻelepani, elephantiasis. lit., elephant (Eng.) sickness. AltSpel ILL

maʻi ʻelepani, maʻiʻelepani [maʻi ʻele·pani]  n. elephantiasis. lit., elephant (Eng.) sickness. ILL

maieli  s. The name of thick brush growing on the tops of the mountains. see pupukeawe.

maiewa₁ [mai·ewa]  same as māewa, swaying, swinging...

maiewa₂ [mai·ewa]  n. deep-sea fishing net. also hoʻolewalewa. rare. FIS NET

maʻiha  vs. energetic, persevering. rare. 

maiha  v. Ma and iha, to be intent upon. To be energetic; to be intent on doing a thing; to act perseveringly in a cause; to fix the mind upon.

māʻihaʻiha  redup. of maʻiha, energetic, persevering...

maʻihe  same as ʻihaʻiha, puʻu mimi, desire to urinate... ILL

maihe  s. Mai, sickness, and hee, to run or flow. A boil; a running sore; a blister. Puk. 9:9.

maihe  v. Ma and ihe, to peel off. To strip off, as the bark from a tree; to scrape off. see maihi.

mai hea mai?  from where?, whence? (EH)

maʻi Hebera  var. spelling of maʻi Hepela, smallpox... ILL

maʻi hēhē  boil (carbuncle) (EH)

maihehe  s. Mai, sickness, and hee, to run or flow. A boil; a running sore; a blister. Puk. 9:9.

maiheehee  s. Mai, sickness, and hee, to run or flow. A boil; a running sore; a blister. Puk. 9:9.

maʻi hehena  n. maniacal delirium. lit., maniac illness. ILL

maʻi Hepela, maʻi Hebera  n. smallpox. lit., Hebrew disease. ILL

maʻihi  n. dwarf. BOD

māihi [·ihi]  {mā-₄ + ihi} vt.
  • to peel; strip, as bark.
  • fig., to strip a person of all he has
. cf. ihi, to peel... PPN *maisi.

māihi ʻilito peel off the skin [ fig., to strip a person of all he has.]

māihi olato escape by the skin of one's teeth; to barely escape [lit., to scrape life.]

maihi  v. Ma and ihi, to peel. To strip off; to peel, as the outside of fruit; to skin, as an animal; to strip off, as the bark of a tree. adj. Stripped; peeled; everything outside taken off.

Māʻihi  placename. land division, Kailua qd., Hawaiʻi, named for Maʻihiʻalakapu-a-Lono (fragrant sacred Māʻihi, [child] of Lono), a wind goddess.

maihiili  v. Maihi and ili, the skin. lit. To strip off the skin. To strip one of property; to leave one destitute. To lay a tax so as to take all the people have except their persons. s. One who strips another of all he has; a skinflint.

maʻi hilo  n. venereal disease, gonorrhea. lit., braiding disease. ILL

maihilo  s. Mai, sickness, and hilo, a running sore. The venereal disease; the gonorrhea. see maiwili.

māihi ola  escape (barely) (EH)

Maihiwa [Mai-hiwa]  placename. ancient surfing area, Waikīkī, Oʻahu (Finney-Houston 28).

maʻi hohola  n. heart failure. rare. ILL

maihoʻikau [mai·hoʻi·kau]  (usually written as three words). intensifier of hoʻikau;

maʻihole [maʻi·hole]  n. a small holothurian. lit., pulled-back foreskin. BOD

maihole  s. Name of a species of fish.

maʻi holu  same as ʻaʻawa, a fish. rare. FIS

maʻi hoʻokaʻawale [maʻi hoʻo·kaʻa·wale]  n. leprosy. lit., separation disease. ILL

mai hoʻokaumaha  don't be sorry, don't worry (EH)

mai hoʻopua aʻe  don't mention it (EH)

maihua [mai·hua]  n. a variety of taro. TAR

maʻihuʻi keʻokeʻo [maʻi·huʻi keʻo·keʻo]  n. a variety of sweet potato. SWP

maʻihuʻi ʻulaʻula [maʻi·huʻi ʻulaʻula]  n. a variety of sweet potato. SWP

maʻi huki  n. convulsion, fit. lit., pulling disease. ILL

maʻi huki  n. convulsion. ILL

maʻi huki huohuoischizophrenic convulsion

maihuli [mai·huli]  n. presents made at the birth of a child. rare. 

maihuli  s. Presents made at the birth of a child. see palala.

maʻi huohuoi [maʻi huo·huoi]  n. schizophrenia. see maʻi huki. ILL

māʻiʻi₁  short for māʻiʻiʻi, suregeonfish; taro... FIS TAR

māʻiʻi₂  vi. to sprout; to begin to open, as flower petals. FLO

maii  v. To sprout or grow, as a plant; to open or spread out; to unfold, as a flower.

māʻīʻī  n. fatigue and backache. rare. ILL

māʻiʻiʻi₁  n. a surgeonfish (Acanthurus nigrofuscus). FIS

maiii  The name of a species of fish; same as the maiko.

māʻiʻiʻi₂  n. a variety of taro. TAR

māʻīʻīʻī  rare redup. of māʻīʻī, fatigue and backache... ILL

maiii  s. Mai, sickness, and ii, heavy. A pain in the back. Fatigue from lying long on one side.

maʻi ʻino  n. var. spelling of maʻiʻino, sinful disease, especially venereal disease...

maʻiʻino, maʻi ʻino  n. sinful disease, especially venereal disease. ILL

maʻi iwi haki wale  S  n. osteoporosis. lit., fragile-bone disease. [+]ILL

maika₁  n. cf. ʻulu maika, stone in a maika game, bowling ball... SPO

maika  n. bowling. SPO

kuea maikabowling frame

pine maikabowling pin

maika  v. To play at the game called maika; it consisted in rolling a round smooth stone called ulu or olohu; it was connected with betting. s. The name of an ancient play. The name of the stone used in the game of maika.

maika₂  n. strengthening the body, as by athletics. cf. ika, strong. SPO

maika  Hoo. To exercise at maika; e hoomau lewalewa. To exercise violently, as at maika.

maika₃  vs. tired, weary, lame. cf. māʻīʻī, māloʻeloʻe, māʻuluʻulu. rare. 

maika  To be fatigued with hard exercise. Fatigue, pain or wearness from playing maika. Fatigue, lameness, &c., from any cause. adj. Weary; fatigued; lame.

maika₄  vs. tasteless, insipid. rare. 

mai ka ʻāina ʻē mai  foreign (EH)

mai kahi wahi ā kahi wahi  from place to place (EH)

maikahulipu  s. One of the names of the god who assisted in restoring and righting canoes when upset in the ocean. see kamaikahulipu.

maikaʻi [mai·kaʻi]  nvs. good, fine, all right, well; good-looking; handsome, beautiful; goodness, righteousness, benefit, well-being, morality; good looks, good health. (Gram. 2.7)   bc [Pn(EP) *maitaki, good, pleasant: *ma(`)itaki]

E ʻai ā pau maikaʻi ka iʻa.Eat until the fish is completely finished.

he maikaʻi ʻōlelogoodess in speech [with implication that actions are not good]

he wahine maikaʻi loa ke nānā akua woman very good to look at

hoʻomaikaʻito thank, bless, render thanks, congratulate, make acceptable, praise, improve, perfect, correct; grateful, gratified, thankful. See inu hoʻomaikaʻi, palapala hoʻomaikaʻi, pule hoʻomaikaʻi

Hoʻomaikaʻi ʻana.Congratulations, improvement.


Hoʻomaikaʻi.Thanksgiving Day.

Mele hoʻomaikaʻi.Song of praise; Doxology.

ʻO wau me ka hoʻomaikaʻi.I am very gratefully yours [in conclusion of a letter].

ʻōlelo hoʻomaikaʻicompliment, congratulations

Pehea ʻoe? Maikaʻi .How are you? Fine.

maikai  adj. Externally good; handsome; beautiful; he wahine maka maikai, a handsome woman. Morally good; upright; correct; excellent. The sum of external excellence in conduct. s. Beauty; external excellence of persons or things. Beauty of personal appearance; helehelena maikai. Eset. 1:11. Goodness; that which is excellent in moral conduct; uprightness. The sum of various external excellencies; ua like ka maikai me ka nani, ame ka hemolele, ame ka mimo, ame ka pono, ame ka panakai ole, ame ka auliiholo manu. v. To be handsome; to be externally good; to be pleasing to the sight. To be of use; to be useful; to benefit; to be good. Hoo. To make good; to repair what has been wasted, lost or destroyed. 2 Oihl. 24:4. To supply a deficiency; to set things in order; to regulate. To treat kindly; to speak favorably of. Kin. 12:15. To bless; to praise, as in worship. Passively, to cause to be blessed; to pronounce a blessing upon. To honor; to reverence, as a worthy character. Puk. 20:12. To exalt; to extol; to glorify.

maikaʻi aʻe  best, better (EH)

māikaika [·ikaika]  same as hoʻoikaika but less common: to strengthen, etc. redup. of maika₂;


maikaika  v. Hoo. The intensive of maika. To play hard and long at the game of maika. To be wearied; to be fatigued. adj. Tired; wearied, as a person from labor or exercise.

maikaʻi ka hana  well executed (EH)

maikaʻi ka noʻonoʻo  rational, sane (EH)

maikaʻi ke nānā aku  fine-looking, good-looking (EH)

maikaʻi loa  excellence, excellent, fine, good, grand (EH)

maikaʻi maoli  very good (EH)

maikaʻi nō  fine (excellent), quite good, very good (EH)

maikaʻi ʻole  bad (EH)

maikaʻi wale  quite good (EH)

maikakai  adj.

mai ka lā hiki ā ka lā kau  from sunrise to sunset (a whole day or whole life span) (EH)

maʻikāne  n. male sexual part. cf. ule₂. BOD

maʻi kau  n. chronic or recurring disease or sickness. lit., placing sickness. ILL

māʻike  {mā-₄ + ʻike₁} vs. to know. rare. 

hoʻomāʻiketo show

mai kēia manawa aku  henceforth (EH)

mai kēia wā aku  henceforth (EH)

māʻikeʻike  redup. of māʻike, to know...

He hoʻomāʻikeʻike mai ka mai.A revelation from the night [as in a dream].

hoʻomāʻikeʻiketo show, reveal, make known or comprehensible

mea hoʻomāʻikeʻikedisplayed object, curio

maikeike  v. Ma and ikeike, to know clearly. To declare; to set forth. Hoo. The same.

maʻi keiki  n. pregnancy sickness; child's disease. cf. maʻi o kamaliʻi, children's disease. ILL

maikeiki  s. Mai, sickness, and keiki, child. Pregnancy; the sickness of pregnancy.

maikeni [mai·keni]  n. maytansine, a chemical compound once investigated for therapeutic uses but later found to be too toxic for human use. Spanish maiten.. SCI

māiki₁ [·iki]  vs. little, small, wee.

māiki  vs. microscopic; micro-. cf. mānui.

Kiko hua he piohē māiki.Eggs hatch into microscopic larvae.

meaola māikimicroorganism

ʻumekaumaha māikimicro-gravity

māiki₂ [·iki]  n. an ancient type of tapa (no data). TAP

maʻi kiaʻi kino  n. illness due to natural causes rather than to sorcery or gods. lit., disease guarding body. (Kam. 64:96)ILL

māikikalame [māiki·kalame]  n. microgram. SCI

maʻi kipa  n. disease caused by an evil spirit. lit., visiting sickness. ILL

maiko  n. a surgeonfish (Acanthurus nigroris). [PPn *maʻito, a fish, Acanthuridae, possibly (Ctenochaetus striatus (Quoy & Gaimard)]FIS

maiko  s. A species of fish.

māikoiko₁ [·iko·iko]  n. a common variety of sugar cane relished for chewing, named for maiko, a fish; stems blackish; leaves light yellow-green tinged with red; pith dark-brown; seldom flowery. also ʻeleʻele, kō ʻeleʻele, kauila, nika. (HP 223, 224)FIS FLO SUG

māikoiko₂ [·iko·iko]  n. same as maiko, surgeonfish... [PPn *maʻito, a fish, Acanthuridae, possibly (Ctenochaetus striatus (Quoy & Gaimard)]FIS

maikoiko  s. A species of fish.

māikoiko kahakaha [·iko·iko kaha·kaha]  n. a variety of sugar cane, a buff-brown and striped maroon when young, becoming olive brown and very deep purple on exposure. Readily mutates to māikoiko. (HP 223)SUG

maikola  adj. Worthless; trifling; used in provoking or irritating language. see naikola, akola and aikola.

maikolona [maiko·lona]  n. micron (0.0001 cm). Eng. SCI

Maikonekia, Maikonikia [mai·kone·kia]  nvs. Micronesia; Micronesian. Eng. G

Maikonesia [mai·kone·sia]  n. Micronesia. Eng. G

Mokuʻāina Hoʻohui ʻia o MaikonesiaFederated States of Micronesia

Maikonikia  var. spelling of Maikonekia, Micronesia...

maʻi kōpaʻa [maʻi ·paʻa]  n. diabetes. Niʻihau. also mimi kō. ILL

maʻi kūhewa  apoplexy (EH)

maʻi kukule  cholera, as of humans or chickens see kukule. ILL

maʻi kuluma  chronic illness (EH)

maʻi kumupaʻa [maʻi kumu·paʻa]  disease caused by offending a kumupaʻa... see kumupaʻa₃. ILL

maʻi kuni  n. typhus, fever. lit., searing disease. ILL

maila  the directional mai plus , there, then. (Gram. 2.7, 7.2)   bc

Hele maila ke aliʻi.The chief then came.

māʻila₁  n. light-brown skin, as of some part-Hawaiians. (Kep. 67)BOD

māʻila₂  vs. clear, as the sea on a sunny day when the depths can be seen.

maʻi laha  n. contagious or infectious disease. ILL

mai laila  from there, thence, whence.

mai laila aku  thence (EH)

mailani [mai·lani]  vt. to extol, praise, treat as a chief or great favorite, indulge, spoil, favor. also pailani. (FS 137)


mailani loa  favoritism (EH)

maʻi laulā  contagious disease, epidemic (EH)

maile.jpgborder=0maile₁  n. a native twining shrub, Alyxia olivaeformis. St-John, 1975a, described four forms of maile based on leaf size and shape. They are believed to be sisters with human and plant forms and are listed below. They were considered minor goddesses of the hula. maile kaluhea is also believed by some to be a sister. see moekahi, māpu, palai₁, and chants, līhau and ʻū₁. The maile vine has shiny fragrant leaves and is used for decorations and leis, especially on important occasions. It is a member of the periwinkle family. Laka, goddess of the hula, was invoked as the goddess of the maile, which was one of five standard plants used in her altar. (Neal 690–1) [PPn *maile, a fragrant vine or shrub (Alyxia sp.)]PLA HUL LEI MUS

maile  s. Name of a vine with green odoriferous leaves, of which wreaths are made; alyxia olivæformis.

maile₂  n. maile sticks attached to the end of the ʻaukuʻu (pole) used for catching birds (the maile was gummed with lime, and birds perching on it were caught); name of a snare used in catching plovers around the leg; rod or wand used in the games of pūhenehene and ʻume; piece securing an ox's neck to the yoke. BIR SPO

maile  The name of the rod used in playing at puhenehene and other games. Laieik. 114. see mailepuhenehene.

Maile₃  four sweet-scented sisters with human and plant forms: Mailehaʻiwale (brittle maile), Mailekaluhea (fragrant maile), Mailelauliʻi (small-leaved maile), Mailepākaha (Laie 454-455). They appear in numerous legends, in the most famous as guardians of Lāʻieikawai and her house thatched with bird feathers in legendary Paliuli. Fragrance had supernatural power and was associated with gods (HM 531), royalty, and religion, especially for worshipers of Laka, the hula goddess. see Kahalaomāpuana, Lāʻieikawai. HUL

Maile  The name of a certain chief woman who lived in former times.

Maile  placename. land section, Schofield qd., Oʻahu, probably named for the maile vine.

Mailehahai [Maile-hahai]  placename. high point on the ridge between Kamana Nui and Kamana Iki, Moanalua Valley, Oʻahu, site of the former Damon mountain home "Top Gallant."

maile haʻi wale  n. a variety of maile (f. myrtillifolia) with small, rounded leaves. lit., brittle maile. St-John, 1975a

maile haole  n. the myrtle (Myrtus communis), an aromatic shrub from the Mediterranean region and western Asia, a favorite garden plant in many countries, and formerly used in Rome for wreaths to crown the victor. The leaves look like those of maile and formerly were used by Hawaiian for leis like maile, the bark being stripped from the stems in the same way, with teeth holding one end. (Neal 631)PLA LEI

maile hohono  n. a tropical American annual composite (Ageratum conyzoides and A. houstonianum), both a weed and an ornamental. It is a hairy, branching, weak-stemmed herb, with light-blue (rarely white or pink) florets borne in small tufted heads. also maile honohono, maile kula. (Neal 830–1)PLA

maile honohono [maile hono·hono]  same as maile hohono, a tropical American annual composite, both a weed and an ornamental... PLA

maile hoʻoili [maile hoʻo·ili]  n. baton used in relay race. see holo hoʻoili, kūkini hoʻoili, heihei hoʻoili. SPO

maile kā kahiki  lit., foreign vine maile. same as maile pilau.

mailekakahiki  s. A shrub whose branches and leaves are odoriferous; he laalaau liilii hohono.

maile kaluhea [maile kalu·hea]  n. lit., sweet-smelling maile. a variety of maile. see maile₁.

Mailekini [Maile-kini]  placename. ancient heiau near Kawaihae, Hawaiʻi, near Puʻukoholā, soon to be restored. (Ii 17.). lit.: many maile vines.

maile kūhonua [maile ·honua]  n. a maile seedling about 8 cm or less high, with two or three leaves.

maile kula  same as maile hohono, a tropical American annual composite, both a weed and an ornamental...

maile lau liʻi  n. a variety of maile (f. angusta), with narrow pointed leaves. lit., small-leaved maile. see maile₁. St-John, 1975a

maile lau nui  n. a variety of maile (f. sulcata), with large leaves. lit., big-leaved maile. St-John, 1975a: see maile₁

maʻi lele  n. contagious or infectious disease. lit., jumping disease. ILL

maʻi lele ai  n. sexually transmitted disease (STD). see ai palekana. ILL

He loaʻa i ka maʻi lele ai ma ka hana ai palekana ʻole.You can get sexually transmitted diseases through unprotected sex.

Maileliʻi [Maile-liʻi]  placename. land section, Kamalō qd., south Molokaʻi. lit.: small maile.

maʻi lena  n. jaundice. lit., yellow disease. ILL

Mailepai [Maile-pai]  placename. land division and stream, Honolua qd., Maui.

maile pākaha [maile ·kaha]  n. a variety of maile (f. rotundata), with blunt ovate leaves. St-John, 1975a: see maile₁

maile pana  n. bandmaster's baton. lit., wand (for) beating time. cf. ʻaukaʻi pāna, ʻaukaʻi wili.

maʻi lēpela  leprosy (EH)

maile pilau  n. stink vine (Paederia foetida). lit., stinking maile.

mailepuhenehene  s. The rod used in playing at the puhenehene which was struck on a bunch of kapa.

maʻi lewalewa  dangling penis (EH)

māʻili₁  nvs. pebble or stone, as used for making sinkers for squid fishing; pebbly, full of pebbles. cf. ʻili, pebble. FIS STO

maili  s. Name of a soft porous stone.

māʻili₂  n. small arrowroot (pia) tubers, so called because they grow well in stones. PLA

māʻili₃  n. small taro, as found growing in weeds. TAR

Māʻili  placename. town, beach park, surfing area, playground, point, stream, and elementary school, Waiʻanae qd.; hill (1,510 feet high), Schofield qd., Oʻahu. lit.: pebbly.

māʻilihau [māʻili·hau]  n. cord made of inner hau bark. rare. 

māʻiliʻili  redup. of māʻili, pebble or stone...; arrowroot...; taro...

Māʻiliʻili  placename. hill and stream, Lualualei, Oʻahu. Also called Puʻu-Māʻiliʻili. lit., pebbly.

māilo [·ilo]  nvs. wasting away of the body; thin, emaciated, as with tuberculosis. ILL

He mea ʻino, hoʻomāilo kino ka ʻopiuma.Opium is bad thing that causes the body to waste away.

hoʻomāiloto cause thinness

mailo  v. Probably contraction of mai loa. To be thin or spare, as one wasted away with long sickness; ua hele kona mai a mailo. adj. Thin; spare; wasted away; applied to sick persons; mailo ke kanaka.

Māilo  placename. peak, Waimānalo, Oʻahu, said to be named for a strong chief (Sterling and Summers 5:338). lit.: thin.

mailoihi  s. Mai, sickness, and loihi, long. He nonopapa, he piliaiku, he mai papaakai.

maʻi lōlō [maʻi ·]  n. paralysis. ILL

māʻilu  nvs. a trifle, pittance; insignificant.

māʻiluʻilu  redup. of māʻilu, a trifle, pittance; insignificant...

He māʻiluʻilu kona wahi uku.His wage is a mere pittance.

mailuna  comp. prep. and adv. Mai, from, and luna, above. From above. Isa. 32:15. The auihele of luna. Gram. § 161.

mai … mai  see mai₂, from...

maʻimaʻi [maʻi·maʻi]  chronically sick, ailing, sickly. redup. of maʻi, sick; ILL

hoʻomaʻimaʻito pretend to be sickly

maimai  v. Intensive of mai, sick. To be sick; to be weak; to be feeble. Hoo. To feign sickness; to pretend to be sick. 2 Sam. 13:5, 6. s. Languor; feebleness; somewhat sick; unwell. adj. Feeble; languid; weak.

maimai  v. Formed from mai expressing motion towards one. see mai, prep. To call one to come; to invite towards one; to call, as in calling chickens; e hea, e kolokolo aku i ka moa; to call fowls. see kolokolo.

mai make  almost dead, nearly dead (EH)

maʻi make  fatal disease, terminal disease (EH)

maimuli  comp. prep. Mai, from, and muli, after. From after, i. e., from following after one; maimuli ona aku. Nah. 32:15. see Grammar § 161.

maina  same as mine, mine (for minerals)...

māina  n. minor, as a minor academic field of study. cf. mēkia. Eng.

maina hoʻopahu [maina hoʻo·pahu]  n. explosive mine.

mainaina [mai·naina]  n. anger, wrath. cf. inaina. [Pn(CE) *ma-inaina, angered, annoyed]

hoʻomainainato cause anger; to anger

mai nā kūpuna mai  hereditary, traditional (EH)

maʻi naoa  n. anorexia. cf. maʻi pakela ʻai.[+]ILL

maine  n. mine. Eng.

maine ʻeli gulagold mine

Maine  n. Maine. G

Maine  n. Maine. also Meine. G

maʻino  same as māʻinoʻino, deface, mar...

Maʻino  placename. land section, Hāna, Maui. lit.: defacement. (A nearby cliff was called Palipilo [stinking cliff] because of deposits there of human excrement.)

māino [·ino]  nvs. cruelty, misery, harm; cruel, miserable, hurt. (cf. ʻino and note lack of glottal stop here.) PPN *ʻingo.

hoʻomāinoto treat cruelly, abuse, persecute; to cause misery and suffering

maino  v. Ma and ino, to hurt; to injure. To be the cause of evil or injury to one. Hoo. To hurt; to afflict; to make miserable by evil treatment.

mainoho  adv. prohib. see mai, forbidding. Do not (followed by a before a verb); mainoho a hana pela, do not so. Mainoho is sometimes printed in one word, sometimes in two. Neh. 8:10, 11.

māinoino [·ino·ino]  redup. of māino, cruelty, misery, harm... [No ka make i ka nui o ka manawa, he mānaʻonaʻo, he walohia e ʻano ʻē ai ka naʻau ke noʻonoʻo aʻe. Hanaʻino ʻia.]₁₄,₁₉

hana māinoino i holoholonacruelty to animals

hoʻomāinoinocaus/sim.; to torture; atrocity

mainoino  v. The intensive of maino. To afflict; to abuse; to bring evil upon. Hoo. To suffer from perverse treatment. To torment; to afflict; to trouble; to curse; to be under a curse. Gal. 1:8. To strip one of property; to make one ashamed. To betray; to deceive; to persecute. Hoo. Affliction; persecution. adj. Reproachful; mocking; causing shame. Hoo. Despiteful; sneering; contemptuous. adv. Miserably; with much suffering. Ier. 16:4. Hoo. With great suffering; with severity; severely painful. 2 Pet. 2:6.

māʻinoʻino  vi. to deface, mar, spoil, ruin; defamed, defaced. [Ka ʻinoʻino ke nānā aʻe.]

hoʻomāʻinoʻinoto defame, slander, deface

Māʻinoʻino ka helehelena i ka maʻi lēpela.The face is disfigured by leprosy.

mainoino  s. A defacing or marring the beauty of a thing, as the countenance. Isa. 52:14.

maʻiʻo  n. content. cf. maʻono.[+]

hoʻomaʻamaʻa ʻike maʻiʻocontent-area exercise

ʻike maʻiʻocontent knowledge

māio₁ [·io]  vs. furrowed, grooved, cut in ridges; very thin, wasted. cf. ioio, groove, and māilo.

hoʻomāioto furrow, cut in ridges, cause thinness

maio  s. A toe or finger nail, &c. see maiao above. v. To scratch or mark with the nail or pointed instrument.

māio₂  vs. calm, cool-headed, even-tempered. see kiʻi māio.

māiʻo [·iʻo]  rare var. of māilo, thin. ILL

maio  s. A sickness reducing the patient's flesh, like consumption; consumption; the phthisic; he mai e wiwi ai ke kino a olala.

māʻiʻo₁  vt. to cut raggedly and unevenly, as cloth or hair; dented; chipped, as crockery. cf. ʻupena māʻiʻo.


Māʻiʻo₂  n. name of a star. STA

māʻiʻo₃  n. a variety of sweet potato. SWP

māʻiʻo₄  n. a variety of taro. TAR

maʻi ʻoā, maʻi ʻowā  n. slit genital, an insulting epithet for women.

mai ʻō ā ʻō  all over, everywhere (EH)

maʻi ʻōhewahewa  psychosis (EH)

maioia  v. To scratch or mark with a knife or one's nail.

māioio [·io·io]  redup. of māio, furrowed, grooved...; calm, cool-headed...

maioio  adj. Uneven; some short some long, as hair cut unevenly.

māʻioʻio  vi. to peep, chirp, as chickens. cf. ʻioʻio, cheeping, peeping...

māʻiʻoʻiʻo  redup. of māʻiʻo, to cut raggedly and unevenly...

māioio manamana lima [·ioio mana·mana lima]  n. groove on a finger as appears in a finger-print. see meheu manamana lima, fingerprint... BOD

maʻi o ka naʻaumoa  appendicitis (EH)

maʻiʻōkuʻu [maʻiʻō·kuʻu]  see ʻōkuʻu, to squat on the haunches...

Maʻiola [Maʻi-ola]  n. a god of healing... who was said to occupy certain trees, the wood of which counteracted the noxious effects of poison from the kālaipāhoa wood. lit., cured sickness. (Malo 82)ILL

maʻi ola  n.v. to cure sickness; curable disease. ILL

maʻi ʻōnaehana pale ʻea [maʻi ʻō·nae·hana pale ʻea]  n. autoimmune disorder. lit., immune system disorder. [+]ILL

Maiota [mai·ota]  n. Mayotte. Eng. G

Ka mokupuni ʻo MaiotaMayotte Island

maʻi ʻowā  see maʻi ʻoā, slit genital, an insulting epithet for women...

maʻi Pākē [maʻi ·]  n. leprosy. lit., Chinese disease. ILL

maʻi pakela ʻai  n. bulimia. lit., overeating sickness. cf. maʻi naoa.[+]ILL

maʻi pālahalaha  contagious disease, epidemic, pestilence (EH)

maʻi pale ʻea pau  n. AIDS, i.e. acquired immune deficiency syndrome. lit., disease (of) finished resistance (against) infectious diseases. also pale ʻea pau. see mū hōlapu pale ʻea pau. ILL

maʻi palū  n. flu, influenza. Eng. ILL

maʻi paū  flu, influenza. also palū.

maʻi pehu  dropsy (EH)

maipoinaiaʻu [mai-poina-iaʻu]  n. forget-me-not. FLO

maipoinaʻoeiaʻu [mai-poina-ʻoe-iaʻu]  forget-me-not (EH)

Maipoinaʻoeiaʻu [Mai-poina-ʻoe-iaʻu]  placename. beach park dedicated in 1956 to the memory of World War II service men, Kīhei, Maui. lit.: forget me not.

maʻi pūhā [maʻi ·]  n. ulcer, running sore. ILL

maipuha  s. Mai, disease, and puha, to burst or break, as a boil. An ulcer; a running sore.

maʻi puʻupaʻa kīkala hāneʻeneʻe  kidney disease (EH)

maʻi puʻupuʻu liʻiliʻi [maʻi puʻu·puʻu liʻi·liʻi]  n. smallpox. lit., disease with many little pimples. ILL

maʻi puʻuwai [maʻi puʻu·wai]  n. heart disease, heart attack. ILL

maʻi ʻuhola  n. heart failure. rare. ILL

māʻiuʻiu  vi. at a distance, out of sight. cf. ʻiuʻiu.

hoʻomāʻiuʻiuto keep at a distance, avoid

maʻi ʻula  n. measles. lit., red sickness. ILL

māiʻuʻu  n. toe- or fingernail, hoof, claw, paw. see mikiʻao claw, nail, as of finger or toe... see ex. wawaʻu. bc [Pn(NP) *maʻi-kuku, fingernail, claw, hoof] [Ka mikiʻao. Ka mikiʻao o ka manu.],₁₀BOD

maiʻuʻu [mai·ʻuʻu]  n. claw. BOD

maiuu  s. see maiao. A nail of a finger or toe; a hoof of a beast. Isa. 5:28. Maiuu mahele, a cloven foot. Kanl. 14:6. E oki i ka maiuu, to pare the nails. Kanl. 21:12.

maiwaena  comp. prep. From out of; from the midst of. Gram. § 161.

maʻi wahine  n. female sexual part. cf. ʻauwae₂.

maʻi wili  n. incessant or recurring pain; venereal disease. lit., writhing sickness. ILL

maiwili  s. Mai, sickness, and wili, to writhe in pain. An incessant pain or sore; a sore constantly running. see MAI-HILO.

maka₁  n.
  • eye,
  • eye of a needle,
  • face, countenance;
  • presence,
  • sight, view;
  • lens of a camera.
For idioms cf. ʻōnohi, pulakaumaka, and the following.
bc [(AN) PPn *mata, face, eye]BOD IDI

ʻAʻole e moe kuʻu maka ā kuʻu makemake.My eyes won't sleep until my wish is accomplished. [said with determination]

Hōʻike ā maka.To reveal in the light, as of something long hidden.

hoʻokēāmakato be partial, show favoritism

ʻike makato see for oneself

Kuʻi ka hekili i ka maka o ka ʻōpua.The thunder claps in the presence of the cloud bank.

maka pōniuniu pōlolieyes faint with hunger

Mohala maka.The eyes are open [a frank countenance].

nānā makato look, but not help

ʻO maka wale kēia i hele mai nei.Only the eyes have come [said by one not bringing a gift, as was customary].

ʻOi kaʻakaʻa ka maka.While the eyes are open [and there is still life].

Puka maka i ke ao.The eyes appear in the light [said of birth].

maka  s. The eye; the organ of sight; aole e ike ka maka i kona pula iho, the eye does not see its own mote. Proverb. The face; the countenance; he maka no he maka, face to face. Ezek. 20:35.

maka₂  n.
  • beloved one, favorite;
  • person.
  cf. makamaka (very common), makana, pula, ʻōnohi. The pig god was affectionately called kuʻu maka (FS 199) by his grandmother, rather like "apple of my eye."

He kau maka ʻoia na kona hoaloha.He is the object of his friend's affection and respect.

KaleikaumakaThe beloved child. (name)

kau ka makato desire, to long to see, to think of fondly (ON 1613)

maka₃  n.
  • point,
  • bud,
  • protuberance;
  • center of a flower, including usually both the stamens and pistils;
  • nipple, teat;
  • sharp edge or blade of an instrument;
  • point of a fishhook;
  • beginning, commencement;
  • source;
  • any new plant shoot coming up.
  • fig., descendant.
bc [(EO) PPn *mata, point, blade, cutting-edge (of a weapon or instrument)] [Kahi ʻoi o ka meahana a meakaua paha.]₁₄FIS PLA FLO

hoʻomakato begin, start, initiate; commence; to appear, of a child's first tooth; to put forth buds; to come to a head, as a boil

Ke ʻau mahope a ka maka.The haft after the blade. (Lunk. 322)

Maka mua o ka huakaʻi.Beginning of the procession. (FS 137)

Maka o ka makani.Beginning or origin of the wind.

mea hoʻomakabeginner

maka o Hāloa i luna.Descendants of Hāloa above. (FS 39)

ʻō maka koluthree-pronged spear

maka  The point or edge of an instrument, as a knife or sword; maka o ka pahi kaua; the blade of a knife or sword in distinction from the handle. Lunk. 3:22. The bud of a plant. The teat or nipple of a female. The budding or first shooting of a plant; hence, The beginning or commencement of a work or an action. see hoomaka. v. Hoo. see above, 8 and 9. To begin; to commence, as a work or job; to commence doing a thing; komo wau i ke kula i hoomakaia'i ka naauao, I entered the school that knowledge might be commenced. NOTE—Hoomaka is used as opposed to hooki. adv. see maka, edge of an instrument, by the edge; with the edge; alaila, ooki maka koi hookahi iho ana, then he cut with the edge of the adze (koi) one stroke (one bringing down.)

maka₄  n.
  • mesh of a net,
  • mesh in plaiting;
  • stitch, in sewing.
. cf. maka ʻaha, makaʻopihi₂. bc [(OC) PPn *mata, mesh of net]NET

maka₅  vs.
  • raw, as fish;
  • uncooked;
  • green, unripe, as fruit;
  • fresh as distinct from salted provisions;
  • wet, as sand.
. cf. kāmakamaka. bc [(AN) PPn *mata, raw, unripe]FIS FOO

maka  see entries under palaoa. FOO

palaoa makaflour

palaoa maka huika pihawhole wheat flour

maka  adj. Raw in opposition to cooked, as raw, uncooked flesh. Fresh, as fresh provisions in distinction from salted.

maka₆  probably same as manu, canoe bow and stern pieces bc CAN

maka₇  n. a seaweed. see alani, brown seaweeds, and below. bc SWD

maka₈  n. varieties of sweet potato. see maka kila, name for kala poni, sweet potato, maka koali, wild sweet potato, maka nui, variety of sweet potato... bc SWP

maka₉  n. recognition token. (For. 5:171) bc

māka  nvt. mark, marker, blaze, target; to mark; grade (school mark) (Wight) Eng. [Ka mea a ke kanaka e kī ai a e kīloi ai i kāna ihe paha. (marker) He mea e hoʻopololei ʻia ai ke kī ʻana i nā pōkā, ka pahu ʻana i ka ihe, ka pana ʻana i ka pua o ke kakaka, a pēlā aku.]₁₁,₁₄

E māka mai ʻoe maʻaneʻi.Make a mark here.

hoʻokīkī mākatarget shooting

māka  n. target.

mākā [·]  n. a kind of stone (perhaps pronounced māka). [Pn(EP) *mata-a, obsidian or other stone that will flake with a sharp edge]STO

mākā [·]  n. obsidian. STO

maka  Name of a very hard stone, out of which maika stones were made.

maka  The presence of one, i.e., his favor or blessing. Puk. 33:14, 15. Manao i ka maka, to regard a person. kanl. 10:17; fig. A guide; a director. Nah. 10:31; Hoo. A destruction; a slaughter. 1 Sam. 5:9; White as a potato well cooked and dry; moa a maka.

maka ʻā  n. wide, staring eyes. lit., glowing eye. [Ka maka wehe ʻia a nui e nānā pono aku ai. He maka i piha i ke ahi o ka huhū.]₁₂,₁₄

makaʻā₁  n. a fish (Malacanthus hoedtii). FIS

Makaʻā hōlapu kāheka.The makaʻā roils the pool [of a mischievous child].

makaa  s. A species of fish.

makaʻā₂  n. a variety of sugar cane. SUG

mākaʻa₁ [·kaʻa]  nvs. clear and open, as a view; a clearing.

mākaʻa₂ [·kaʻa]  n. a faint green striped mutant of the sweet potato. (HP 221)SWP

maka ʻaʻā  redup. of maka ʻā, wide, staring eyes... [Maka ʻā.]₁₄

maka ʻaha  n. sennit mesh; fairly fine mesh. NET

uwea maka ʻahachicken-wire fence

makaʻaha [maka·ʻaha]  n. grid. see pakuhi makaʻaha, spreadsheet, as in a computer program... NET

pepa makaʻahagraph paper

pepa makaʻaha kumu hoʻohui pāʻumibase-ten grid paper

n. screen, as for windows. Niʻihau. also uea makika. see pani puka uea makika. NET

makaʻaha₁  n. hammock, swinging netted bed.

makaaha  s. A swinging bed; a cot; he wahi moe lole lewa.

makaʻaha₂  n. skin eruption, itch. ILL

makaaha  s. Small pimples; sores; the itch; kakani, meeau. adj. Covered with sores; full of pimples, as with the itch; leprous; hookuku, hana, hoao.

makaaha  The outlet of a fish-pond into the sea.

maka ʻāhewa [maka ʻā·hewa]  S  nvs. walleyed; cross-eyed. lit., eyes that err. cf. maka lalau.

maka ʻaiau [maka ʻai·au]  nvt. envious eye; to eye with envy.

Makaʻaikūloa [Maka-ʻai--loa]  placename. surfing beach and point, Kīpahulu qd., southeast Maui. ʻAiʻai set up a stone of victory (pōhakuolanakila) here to commemorate the victory of his father, Kūʻula, over a giant eel. (HM 20.). lit.: eye eating standing long.

makaaina  s. Ma, at, on, ka, the, and aina, land. A resident; one belonging to the land and was transferred with it, as in ancient times.

ma ka ʻāina ʻē  abroad (in foreign lands) (EH)

makaʻāinana [makaʻāi·nana]  n. commoner, populace, people in general; citizen, subject. lit., people that attend the land. cf. lunamaka ʻāinana. [Pn(CE) *mata-kainaŋa, some social group, perhaps commoners inhabiting the same land division]

makaʻāinana [maka·ʻāi·nana]  n. citizen. also kupa.

makaʻāinana kaumokuʻāina pāluadual citizen (also kupa kaumokuʻāina pālua).

makaainana  s. see makaaina and ana, being of the land. The laboring class of people in distinction from chiefs; a countryman; a farmer; collectively, the common people in distinction from chiefs; o na 'lii ame na makaainana, the chiefs and the common people.

makaʻāinana ʻāpana [maka·ʻāi·nana ʻā·pana]  n. constituent, i.e. a voter in a district who is represented by an elected official. lit., citizen (of a) district.

mākaʻakaʻa [·kaʻa·kaʻa]  redup. of mākaʻa, clear and open...

makaakau  s. Maka, eye, and akau, right. The right eye. adj. Open; clear.

ma ka ʻākau  right face, right turn (EH)

makaʻākiu [makaʻā·kiu]  same as makākiu, spy, detective...

makaakiu  v. Maka and kiu, a spy. To spy out secretly; to observe, as a spy. Hoo. To lie in wait for one to kill him. adj. Spying secretly; watching for evil; lurking after something; going secretly. Hal. 10:8. see makakiu.

maka ala  n. faint path or trail; beginning of a path.

makaala  A small faint track made by a person going once; a path scarcely visible; he maawe alanui; a faint path.

makaʻala  nvt. alert, vigilant, watchful, wide awake; to attend to vigilantly. bc [Pn(NP) *mata-ʻara, awake, alert] [ʻEleu o ka nānā ma nā wahi a pau a me nā manawa a pau.]₁₄

E makaʻala mai i ka hana!Tend to the job!

Makaʻala ʻoia i ka ʻaʻahu o kāna kāne.She tends carefully to her husband's clothes.

makaala  v. Maka, eye, and ala, awake. To wake; to be awake, i. e., to be watchful; to be aware or on the guard; to look out; to take heed; beware. Kanl. 24:8. s. Watchfulness; a being on guard. adj. Awake; watchful; vigilant.

Makaʻala  placename. street, Moanalua, Honolulu. (TM) lit., alert.

makaʻalā  vs. blind, but with eyes that look normal.

makaala  To look at but not to see by reason of blindness.

Makaʻalae [Maka-ʻalae]  placename. area on northwest Kahoʻolawe. Point and land section near Hāna, Maui; tobacco was grown here in the 1860s. lit.: mudhen's eyes.

makaʻala maʻaka [maka·ʻala maʻaka]  vt. case sensitive, as in a computer program. lit., alert (for) capitals. CMP

makaʻala ʻupena [maka·ʻala ʻupena]  see ʻuao, to intercede, arbitrate... SPO

kanaka makaʻala ʻupenareferee, in volleyball

makaʻāloa [makaʻā·loa]  n. a small reddish crab (Macrophthalmus telescopicus) found on mud flats. lit., long, bright eyes. also ʻāloa. CRA

maka ʻaloʻalo  nvs. shifty-eyed. lit., dodging eye.

maka ʻālohilohi  blue eyes (EH) [Ka maka uliuli, ʻōmaʻomaʻo, a mäkuʻe ʻāhiehie e like me ko ka poʻe haole a hapa haole; ma ka laulā, he inoa i ke au ma mua no ka haole.]₁₄

Makaʻālohilohi [Maka-ʻā·lohi·lohi]  n. name of a star. lit., bright eye. STA

makaʻālua [makaʻā·lua]  same as mākālua, hole for houseposts... HOU

makaalua  s. Maka and lua, a hole; a pit. A hole (lua) to plant or set a tree in.

Maka-ʻamoʻamo  n. name of a star or constellation in the Milky Way. lit., twinkling eye. STA

makaaniani [maka·ani·ani]  n. eyeglasses, spectacles. lit., crystal eye. cf. pilimaka, contact lenses... CLO BOD

makaaniani ʻūmiʻispectacles held on the nose with clips, and without supporting handles on the ears; pince-nez

makaaniani kala [maka·ani·ani kala]  n. sunglasses. Niʻihau. also makaaniani lā.

makaaniani kaupale [maka·ani·ani kau·pale]  n. safety glasses, protective glasses or goggles. lit., glasses placed (to) protect.

makaaniani [maka·ani·ani ]  n. sunglasses. also makaaniani kala.

makaaniani luʻu kai [maka·ani·ani luʻu kai]  S  n. diving goggles or mask. lit., glasses (for) diving (in the) sea. also makaaniani luʻu.

makaaniani ʻūmiʻi  pince-nez (EH)

makaʻaoa  same as ʻaoa, a shellfish. FIS

makaaoa  s. A species of fish.

ma ka ʻaoʻao  alongside, aside, beside, sideways (EH)

makaau, makāu [maka·au, makāu]  nvi. to look around; a roving eye.

makaʻau  var. of makaau, to look around; a roving eye...

-makaʻauʻa  TAP

hoʻomakaʻauʻato hang moist, as undried tapa, over a line or drying rack (haka), so that the edges will correspond and that a fixed crease will form

makaʻāwela [makaʻā·wela]  n. kind of soft, porous stone.

makaʻē  vt. to look at with disfavor; to look askance.


Ua hoʻomakaʻē ka Haku i ka poʻe hana hewa.The face of the Lord is against evildoers. (1-Pet. 3.12)

Ua makaʻē aku au iāʻoe.I am against you.

makae  v. Maka, eye, and e, against. To set against; to be opposed to. Nah. 3:5. Hoo. To turn away from. 1 Pet. 3:12. To slight; to turn off; to treat contemptuously. Habak. 3:8.

Makaʻeha [Maka-ʻeha]  placename. land division, Puʻuokali qd., Maui. lit.: sore eye.

makaʻeleʻele  vs. chilled, frozen. fig., benumbing, intense, tense, as emotion; exhausting, wearisome, of labor. rare.  [“Make i ke anu”; anuanu māʻeʻele; huʻihuʻi loa.]₁₄

Makaʻeleʻele [Maka-ʻeleʻele]  placename. gulch, Hālawa qd., Molokaʻi. lit.: black eye or black point.

makāʻeo  vs. angry-appearing (probably a contraction of maka keʻeo, angry eyes).

hoʻomakaʻeoto look at with anger, to avoid looking at because of anger; not to recognize because of anger

maka ʻeu  S  n. mischievous or roving eyes, naughty eyes.

makaʻewaʻewa  S   see ʻewaʻewa₁, looked at with disfavor, eyed askance...

maka ʻewaʻewa ʻia  eyed askance (EH)

makaha₁  inflamed or swollen eye. (And.) ILL

makaha  An inflamed, swelled and running eye; he maka pehu.

makaha₂  pig disease. (And.) ANI

makaha  The sickness of hogs.

mākaha₁ [·kaha]  vt.
  • fierce, savage, ferocious;
  • to seize property, to desolate, plunder, cheat
. see kaha₄.

Kaʻū mākaha.Fierce Kaʻū [a description of the Kaʻū people, referring to their killing of several oppressive chief's]. (ON 1629)

makaha  v. Ma and kaha, to extort property. To seize what is another's; to rob; to plunder; to extort property. see hookaha. s. A robbing ; a seizing what is another's; robbery; extortion. adj. Robbing; plundering; seizing the property of another.

Mākaha₂ [·kaha]  n. name of a star; this star and Mākohi-lani were near the Pleiades, and were said to be patrons of fighters. STA

mākaha₃ [·kaha]  same as mākahakaha, clearing, as rain...

mākaha₄ [·kaha]  vt. to speak disparagingly or insultingly of.

ʻO Hawaiʻi kēia i mākaha ʻia ai he palu lāʻī.The people of [the island of] Hawaiʻi are spoken of derisively as lickers of ti leaves [so called because they were said to have done this at a feast in the time of Ka-mehameha where not enough food was provided].

Mākaha  placename. point, ridge, and valley, Waimea district, Kauaʻi. Dwelling place of the demigods Hina and Māui at Kahakuloa, West Maui (Jarrett 24). Land section, village, valley, point, elementary school, playground, beach park, stream, hotel, and two golf courses (called Mākaha Valley East and Mākaha Valley West), Kaʻena and Schofield qds., Oʻahu; the area is famous today for surfing (annual international championships are held here) and as a resort; in ancient days, famous for robberies. (Ii 97.). lit.: fierce.

mākāhā [·kāhā]  n. sluice gate, as of a fish pond; entrance to or egress from an enclosure. [He paepae pōhaku i kaʻawale ai kekahi loko mai ke kai mai a i ʻole mai kekahi loko nui, kahi i mālama a hānai ʻia ai ka iʻa i makemake ʻia a nui kūpono no ka ʻai ʻana.]₁₄FIS

makaha  s. Maka, eye, and ha, water sluice. An outlet or inlet of a pond where the sea flows in and out.

makaha  He humu, he paehumu. [taboo enclosure]

makahahi [maka·hahi]  same as makahehi, admiration, desire for...

Ua haka mai lākou iaʻu me ka makahahi.They stared at me with wonder. (Hal. 22.17)

makahahi  v. To be filled with wonder and delight; to admire; to be astonished and yet pleased; makahahi aku la na kanaka i keia mea nui kupanaha, the people were seized with wonder at this huge strange thing; ike lakou ua nui ka hao, makahahi iho la, they saw there was much iron, they were astonished. s. Wonder; amazement; astonishment. Hal. 22:17.

makahai [maka·hai]  vs. hasty; active, as a child into everything.

Makahaiaku [Maka-hai-aku]  name of a star. STA

Makahaiwaʻa [Maka-hai-waʻa]  n. name of a star. lit., eye following canoe. STA CAN

mākahakaha [·kaha·kaha]  nvi. clearing, as rain. WIN

hoʻomākahakahato show signs of clearing

Ke hoʻomākahakaha maila ka ua.There are signs that the rain is clearing.

makahakaha  s. The ceasing of rain; the slow dropping of rain.

maka hakahaka [maka haka·haka]  n. sunken eyes, as one long sick; deep pit or hollow; open space, as a clearing in a forest or clear space in a lava flow. VOL ILL

makahakahaka  s. Maka and haka-haka, full of holes; open. A deep pit or hole; ka poopoo.

makahakai  adv. Ma, at, kaha and kai, sea beach. At the sea side; on the sea shore.

Mākaha Kona [·kaha kona]  n. star name (no data). (Kuhelani)STA

mākahala  n. var. spelling of mākāhala, three shrubs in the tomato family: (1) wild tobacco or paka (Nicotiana gluaca)... AltSpel PLA FLO

mākāhala, mākahala [··hala]  n. three shrubs in the tomato family: (1) wild tobacco or paka (Nicotiana gluaca), from South America, with long, narrow, yellow flowers and ovate, blue-green leaves; (2) day cestrum (Cestrum diurnum), from the West Indies, with small, white, tubular flowers, fragrant by day; oval leaves; black berries; (3) orange cestrum (Cestrum aurantiacum), from Guatemala, with longer, narrow, orange flowers. (Neal 750–1) On Niʻihau, Tecomaria capensis, cape honeysuckle. cf. ʻiʻiwi haole. PLA FLO

makahala  v. see makaha. To take another's property unjustly.

mākāhala ʻula [··hala ʻula]  n. a shrub similar to mākāhala (3), orange cestrum, except that the flower is bronze-red. PLA FLO

makahālili [maka··lili]  n. a marine shell (Peasiella tantilla). FIS

Makahanaloa [Maka-hana-loa]  placename. cape and land division, Honomū and Mauna Kea qds., Hawaiʻi; an ancient leaping place for souls. A sacred bamboo grove called Hōmaikaʻohe (hand me the bamboo) was planted here by the god Kāne; bamboo knives used for circumcision came from this grove. (PH 189.)

makahani [maka·hani]  vt. to step lightly, touch lightly, to skim lightly. cf. hani, māhani.

makahani  v. see hani, to step lightly. To go lightly or softly; to touch lightly; just to graze.

Makahanu [Maka-hanu]  placename. Pali (at 1,200 feet elevation), Kīlauea qd., Hawaiʻi. lit.: breathing face.

Makahauʻena [Maka-hau-ʻena]  placename. point, southwest Niʻihau. lit.: point smiting rage.

makahauʻiole [maka·hauʻiole]  rare var. of haumakaʻiole, blurred eyes of a rat, said of very old persons; an aged person...

makahehi [maka·hehi]  nvt.
  • admiration, to admire;
  • desire for,
  • wonder;
  • amazement;
  • attractive, entrancing;
  • be entangled.
[Hoʻohihi i kekahi mea makamae. Ka mahalo ʻana i kekahi mea ke nānā ʻia. Ka mahalo nui ʻana i kekahi mea no kona ʻano maikaʻi. Ka makemake i kekahi mea no ka nani o ia mea; ʻano like me ka makeʻe, akā, ʻaʻole naʻe i like ka ikaika o makahehi.],,₁₀,,₁₇


nani e makahehi ʻia aibeautiful and alluring

Ua holomua ʻoia, ā he ʻoihana nohoʻi ia nāna i makahehi nui.He advanced, an employment indeed in which he was much admired.

makahehi  v. To be filled with wonder and delight; to admire; to be astonished and yet pleased; makahahi aku la na kanaka i keia mea nui kupanaha, the people were seized with wonder at this huge strange thing; ike lakou ua nui ka hao, makahahi iho la, they saw there was much iron, they were astonished. To go triumphing or rejoicing. v. see makahahi above.

makahekili [maka·hekili]  S  n. hailstone. lit., thunder eye. cf. huahekili. WIN

makahekili  s. Maka, eye, and hekili, thunder. lit. The eye of the thunder. A hailstone. see huahekili.

maka helei  n. eye with lid drawn down; ectropion. cf. helei. [He mea lapuwale a ʻinoʻino o ke ʻano; he hana kīkoʻolā ma ka huki iki ʻana i lalo i ka ʻūpoʻi maka o lalo me ka ʻōlelo ʻino pū aku i kekahi poʻe.]₁₀

Eia ka puaʻa wāwae loloa, ua makahelei.Here is a pig with long legs [a human sacrifice] with drawn eyes [fat cheeks, fat].

makahema  s. Maka, eye, and hema, left. The left eye.

makahi  a kind of fish. (And.) FIS

makahi  s. Name of a species of fish.

Mākahi [·kahi]  n. Scheat, a star. STA

mākahi₁ [·kahi]  vs. one-eyed (short for maka kahi). see chant, mākole₁. ILL MUS

makahi  adj. Contraction for maka and akahi, one. One-eyed ; having one eye.

mākahi₂ [·kahi]  n. net mesh large enough to admit the entrance of one finger; a net with such a mesh. NET

kahi ʻoā, mākahi ʻoene, mākahi hoenea mesh larger than one finger's width, but not large enough for two fingers (mālua)

makahia [maka·hia]  nvi. roving, unsteady, restless eyes; sleepless.

Ē Lono makahia, lele.O Lono with the restless eyes, fly. (Kep. 37)

maka hiamoe, makahiamoe [maka hia·moe]  nvi. sleepy eyes; sleepy, drowsy.

makahiamoe  v. Maka, eye, and hiamoe, to sleep. To fall asleep; to allow one's self to doze. HOO. To give one's self to sleep. adj. Sleepy; dull; stupid.

makahiapo [maka·hiapo]  n. first-born child, oldest child. lit., firstborn person. bc [Pn(CE) *mata-siapo, firstborn]

makahiapo  s. Maka and hiapo, the first born. The first born child. see hiapo.

ma kahi ʻē  absent, away, elsewhere (EH)

maka hihiu  person of exceptional merit or lineage (EH)

mākahi hoene  measure, mesh (EH)

ma kahi kaʻawale  aside (EH)

makahiki₁ [maka·hiki]  nvs. year, age; annual, yearly (sometimes written MH.) . see kūlana. bc [Pn(EP) *mata-fiti, year]

ʻEhia ou makahiki?How old are you?

hōʻike makahikiannual report

hōʻike no ʻelua makahikibiennial report

i ka makahikiin the year; yearly

kēlā ma kēia lua makahikievery two years, biennial

nui makahikimany years; old, aged

makahiki [maka·hiki]  n. year. abb. MH. see māmā kukuna lā.

makahiki holo kukuna light year

makahiki  s. The name of the first day of the year. The commencement of the year. The space of a year; a year; ka puni O na malama he umikumamalua, a finishing of the twelve-month.

makahiki₂ [maka·hiki]  n. ancient festival beginning about the middle of October and lasting about four months, with sports and religious festivities and taboo on war; this is now replaced by Aloha Week. bc

Makahiki Hou [maka·hiki hou]  n. New Year.

Hauʻoli Makahiki Hou.Happy New Year.

makahiki lā keu [maka·hiki keu]  n. leap year. lit., extra-day year.

makahiki lele  leap year (EH)

makahiki lele ʻoi  n. var. spelling of makahiki leleʻoi, leap year. lit., year jump ahead. AltSpel

makahiki leleʻoi, makahiki lele ʻoi [maka·hiki leleʻoi]  n. leap year. lit., year jump ahead.

makahiki pāanahulu  {pā-₁ + anahulu} decade cf. anahulu, period of ten days... (Perreira)

maka hilahila [maka hila·hila]  nvs. bashful eyes; bashful, timidly averting one's gaze.

makahinu [maka·hinu]  n. kind of hard stone. STO

maka hinu  n. bright face, cheerful look.

hoʻomaka hinucaus/sim.; to conceal annoyance or or anger by pretense of cheerfulness

makahinu  s. The unpleasant feelings of a chief when a person goes to him frequently for favors; the natives describe such a person as greasing his forehead with oil; e hamohamo i kona lae me ka aila kukui; he alamakahinu i ke alii.

ma kahi o  instead of (EH)

makahiʻo [maka·hiʻo]  vt. to explore.

E hele kākou i ka makahiʻo ʻana.Let's go exploring.

huakaʻi makahiʻoexcursion, field trip

maka hīʻō  n. eyes that dart in every direction, as if looking for mischief; a mischievously alluring look.

makahio  adj. Maka and hio, to lean. A leaning this way and that; a motion to and fro.

mākahi ʻoā [·kahiʻoā]  a net mesh larger than one finger's width, but not large enough for two fingers, 1 - 1½ inches) see mākahi₂.

mākahi ʻoene  net mesh see mākahi₂. (EH)

ma kahi ʻokoʻa  absent (EH)

Makahoa [Maka-hoa]  placename. point, Hanalei Bay; ridge and heiau near Kaunalewa, Kauaʻi. Point near Lāʻie, Oʻahu. lit.: friendly point.

Makaholowaʻa [Maka-holo-waʻa]  n. name of a star, perhaps variant name for the North Star. lit., sailing-canoe eye. STA CAN

maka hou  n. beginning, new start.

hoʻomaka houto begin again

Makahūʻena [Maka--ʻena]  placename. point near Poʻipū Beach, Kauaʻi. lit.: Possibly lit., eyes overflowing heat.

Makahuna [Maka-huna]  placename. gulches in Kohala qd., Hawaiʻi, and Māʻalaea qd., Maui. Ancient heiau at Diamond Head, Honolulu, dedicated to Kāne and Kanaloa. lit.: hidden point or hidden eyes.

makahune [maka·hune]  n. fine mesh or weft, as of net or mat. NET

makahūnōwai  var. spelling of makuahūnōai, parent-in-law...

makai  on the seaside, toward the sea, in the direction of the sea... see kai, ocean.

makai  adv. Ma, at, and kai, sea. At or towards the sea, in opposition to mauka, inland. The full form is makahakai, at the sea beach.

mākai [·kai]  rare var. of mānai, needle. TOO

makai  Any instrument with a sharp edge; a hatchet; a koi; a needle or an instrument used as a needle in stringing flowers for wreaths; manai.

makai  v. Maka, eye, and i, intensive, real; particularly. To look at closely; to inspect; to search out. Puk. 39:43. s. A guard; a constable; an officer always found in the king's train; a name given to policemen from the nature of their office. see the verb. adj. Guarding; going or acting as a guard; huakai makai, a train or people accompanying as a guard. see Laieik. 190.

mākaʻi₁ [·kaʻi]  nvt.
  • policeman, guard;
  • to police, inspect,
  • spy.
. cf. luna mākaʻi. bc [PPn *maataki, visit, inspect, observe] [Mākaʻilia: mākaʻi ʻia; ʻike ʻia; kiaʻi ʻia; hoʻomakākiu ʻia (ma ke mele ʻo Hauikalani).]₁₄

hoʻomākaʻito act as a policeman; to appoint or invest as a policeman

Ua mau kānaka mākaʻi i ka ʻāina.The aforementioned men who had spied in the country. (Ios. 6.22)

mākaʻi₂ [·kaʻi]  also manu ʻulaʻula, cardinal, redbird BIR

manu mākaʻicardinal

Mākaʻi₃ [vmā·kaʻi]  n. Enif, a star. STA

makai  Sourness of mind; stinginess; he pi, he aua.

makai  Ka hoomakai kohi ole a ka ua.

makaʻi  s. A person that owns no land; o ka mea aina ole he maka'i ka inoa.

makaia  a rare term defined in (For. 5:165) as a swift runner; probably makaiʻa.

makaiʻa₁ [maka·iʻa]  n. whitened pupil of a blind person's eye, cataract. lit., fish eye. FIS ILL

makaiʻa₂ [maka·iʻa]  n. a kind of stone, used for adzes and poi pounders. also māhikihiki. POI STO TOO

makaiʻa₃ [maka·iʻa]  n. see makaia, rare, 'a swift runner' in Fornander...

mākaia [·kaia]  nvi. revenge, vengeance, treachery, betrayal, traitor, betrayer, turncoat; treacherous. cf. kumakaia, traitor, turncoat; traitorous; to betray... (Laie 513)

hoʻi kāu hana i ka mākaia.You've behaved treacherously.

makaia  s. Name of a person punahele of a chief, but turned off and become a punahele of another chief; the two go to war and through the efforts of the makaia the second chief conquers the first; ia manawa e ku ai ka makaia o Laieikawai. Laieik. 150.

makaiauli [makaia·uli]  n. a limpet, Celluna exarata; flesh within ʻopihi shells. see ʻopihi. (KL. line 27)

maka ihe  n. spear point.

mākaʻi hoʻomalu [·kaʻi hoʻo·malu]  n. probation officer.

mākaʻi hoʻomalu pō [·kaʻi hoʻo·malu ]  n. patrolling night police. lit., police making night peaceful.

maka ihu  n. bowsprit of a canoe; sharp point at the bow. lit., bow point. CAN

makaihu  s. The sharp point at the bow of a canoe; e kapiliia na makaihu.

makaihuwaʻa [maka·ihu·waʻa]  n. phosphorescent light seen in water at night.

Makaihuwaʻa [Maka-ihu-waʻa]  n. star name. STA

mākaʻi kaʻahele  patrol (EH)

mākaʻikaʻi [·kaʻi·kaʻi]  nvi. to visit, the sights; to stroll, make a tour, take a walk; to look upon (Puk. 3.4) ; spectator. bc [PPn *maataki, visit, inspect, observe]

hoʻomākaʻikaʻito take others on a visit; to show the sights; to escort

mākaʻikaʻi heleto stroll here and there

mākaʻikaʻi ʻiavisited

poʻe mākaʻikaʻivisitors, sight-seers, tourists, spectators

mākaʻikaʻi [ kaʻi·kaʻi]  vi. to browse, as through a computer program script or on the Internet. cf. kele.

makaikai  v. Maka, eye, and i, intensive, real; particularly. To look at closely; to inspect; to search out. Puk. 39:43. To spy or look out; to act the part of a spy. Ios. 6:22. To look at from motives of curiosity; to take a view of a place; to examine. syn. with kiu. Ios. 2:1. To look on as a spectator. Puk. 3:4. To examine secretly for evil purposes; hookalakupua. To follow; to entrap one; e ukali, e hakilo. v. see makai, v., above. To look; to examine, &c.

makaikai  s. Trouble; grief; evil treatment or treachery from a supposed friend.

mākaʻikaʻi hale kūʻai  shopping (EH)

ma ka ʻikamu  à la carte, as on a menu. also ʻoka pākahikahi.

mākaʻi kau lio  mounted police (EH)

maka ʻike  vt. to see clearly and with keen powers of observation; to see more than most, especially to see supernatural things or ghosts not seen by others; to have the gift of second sight. lit., seeing eye. cf. ʻike maka. [PPn *mata-kite, clairvoyant, having second sight]

maka iki  n. eye smaller than the other. lit., small eye. BOD

mākaʻi kiaʻi [·kaʻi kiaʻi]  n. security guard. lit., guard (who) watches. also kiaʻi, kiaʻi , mākaʻi kiaʻi .

mākaʻi kiʻekiʻe [·kaʻi kiʻe·kiʻe]  n. high sheriff.

Makaikiolea [Maka-iki-o-Lea]  n. wind name, probably at Kauaʻi. lit., small eye of Lea. WIN

mākaʻikiu [·kaʻi·kiu]  n. detective. lit., spying police.

mākaʻi koa [·kaʻi koa]  n. military police. lit., soldier police. WAR

Mākaʻikoa [Mākaʻi-koa]  placename. street, Waiʻalae, Honolulu. (TM). lit.: military police.

mākaʻi kū huina [·kaʻi huina]  n. traffic policeman. lit., policeman stationed at corners.

maka ila  n. a senile pigmentation caused by sunburn of the eye, as found among Hawaiians; person with such an eye (such persons were said to be observant and critical). lit., birthmark eye.

makaili [maka·ili]  n. rocky patches where sweet potatoes or taro were cultivated (For. 6:165); soil consisting of coarse sand, cinders, or gravel. cf. ʻili, pebble. SWP TAR

makaili [maka·ili]  n. alluvial.

lepo makailialluvial soil

Loaʻa ka lepo makaili ma kahi e kahe ai kahawai.Alluvial soil is found in areas where streams flow.

makailo [maka·ilo]  n. young shoot, as for transplanting. PLA

Makaʻimoʻimo  n. name of a constellation in the Milky Way. lit., blinking eyes, twinkling eyes. STA

makaʻina  nvs. guard; watchful.

maka ʻino  vt. to look at with hatred; to lose affection for one; one who looks with hatred.

ʻO ke kanaka palupalu e maka ʻino aku ia i kona hoahānau.The man that is tender … his eye shall be evil toward his brother. (Kanl. 28.54)

makaino  v. Maka, eye, and ino, bad. To have an evil eye towards one; to lose one's affection for a child or person. Kanl. 28:54.

mākaʻi nui [·kaʻi nui]  n. sheriff.

makaʻīʻō  same as maka līʻō, wild eye.

makaio  v. To be frightened and run off, as a wild animal.

Makaʻiolani [Makaʻio-lani]  n. name of a star. lit., eye of the royal hawk. STA

mākaʻi pō [·kaʻi ]  n. night watchman, night police.

makaiwa₁ [maka·iwa]  n. mother-of-pearl eyes, as in an image, especially of the god Lono.

makaiwa  s. The name of Lono's gods.

Makaiwa₂ [maka·iwa]  n. nine guiding stars. (JM 74)STA

Makaīwa  placename. bay, Puakō qd., Hawaiʻi. Ancient surfing area (Finney-Houston 30), Wailua, Kauaʻi. Kaʻililauokekoa, Moikeha's granddaughter, rode the curving surf of Makaīwa (HM 538). Land area, east Lānaʻi. Bay and land divisions, Keʻanae qd.; beach near Lahaina, Maui. Gulch, Barber's Point, Oʻahu; street, Kāhala, Honolulu. lit.: mother-of-pearl eyes (as in an image).

mākaʻi wahine [·kaʻi wahine]  n. police matron.

makaiwi  s. The twinkling of the eye, i. e., suddenness; suddenly, as we say, in the twinkling of an eye.

makakāʻalā [maka·kāʻalā]  same as maka keleawe.

makakai [maka·kai]  nvs. sea-washed; spray.

Ea mai ka makakai heʻe nalu.The spray of surfing rises. (UL 36)

Ua ʻauʻau akule ʻoia i ka wai a pau ka makakai.He bathed in fresh water so as to be rid of the spray.

maka kakaʻa  n.v. shifty eyes; to have such.

Makakakeka, Madagaseka  n. Madagascar. G

maka kanaka  n. many people, crowds of people.

maka kanaka.Day when many people gather, as a holiday.

makakau [maka·kau]  n. awareness.

makakau ʻōlelolanguage awareness

makakēhau [maka··hau]  n. heart's desire. lit., dew eye.

maka keleawe  n. brazen look; horse eye of a whitish color, but with good vision. lit., brass eye.

makakema, makeima, makekemia [maka·kema]  n. macadamia. Eng. FOO

makakī [maka·]  vt. to look at with hatred.

hoʻomakakīto look at with hatred; to plan revenge or evil

maka kiʻekiʻe [maka kiʻe·kiʻe]  n. proud look (Sol. 6.17) ; haughty air.

maka kihi  nvi. to look out of the corner of the eyes; eye drawn back at the corner.

maka kiʻi  nvi. flirtatious eyes; to lure or attract with the eyes.

makakii  A lustful eye; a proud look; generally connected with moekolohe.

makakiʻi [maka·kiʻi]  n. mask. lit., image face.

makakii  s. Maka and kii, an image. A mask.

makakiʻi [maka·kiʻi]  see nananana makakiʻi, mask spider...

maka kila₁  n. a name given to the kala poni, sweet potato. SWP

maka kila₂  n. pen; steel point, as of a weapon. lit., steel (Eng.) point. TOO

maka kilo  S  nvi. observant, watchful eyes; to watch with great attention.

Makakilo [Maka-kilo]  placename. crater, land area, gulch, subdivision, elementary school, and playground, Waiʻanae qd., Oʻahu. see Puʻumakakilo. lit.: observing eyes.

Makakiloiʻa [Maka-kilo-iʻa]  placename. fish observation point at the top of Kaʻuiki Hill, East Maui, facing Hawaiʻi. A stone was placed here as a lookout for akule fish by ʻAiʻai, the legendary hero (HM 22) who marked out fishing grounds on nearly all the islands. Hill (664 feet high), Kaunakakai qd., south Molokaʻi. lit.: fish-observing point.

makakina, makasina [maka·kina]  n. magazine. Eng.

makakinohi  vi. beginning of the universe. [+]

makākiu [makā·kiu]  nvs. spy, detective, spying eye; watchful, vigilant, spying; to spy.

hoʻomakākiuto spy, watch, reconnoiter

makakiu  v. Maka and kiu, to spy. To spy; to spy out, as an enemy. HOO. To act the part of a spy on an enemy. To spy out, as a country. 1 Oihl. 19:3. To lie in wait to kill. see makaakiu.

maka koa  nvs. bold, unafraid, fierce. lit., brave eye. [PPn *mata-toʻa, bold, brave]

He lāhui kanaka maka koa, ʻaʻole e mālama mai i ka ʻelemakule.A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not care for the old. (Kanl. 28.50)

makakoa  adj. Maka and koa, a soldier. lit. A soldier's face. Fierce in countenance. Kanl. 28:50.

maka koʻa, māka koʻa  n. landmark for a fishing ground. lit., fishing-ground point. FIS

māka koʻa  n. var. spelling of maka koʻa, landmark for a fishing ground. lit., fishing-ground point. AltSpel FIS

maka koali  n. wild sweet potato found in Puna, Hawaiʻi; it may have been eaten in famine times; fed raw to pigs. SWP

makakoho [maka·koho]  n. priority. see hoʻomakakoho.

hoʻokaʻina makakohoto prioritize, set priorities

makakokoe  adj. Maka and kokoe, to strike at the eyes. Angry; evil eyed; designing to hurt.

maka kole  S   same as mākole, inflamed or sore eye; bloodshot; red-eyed...

makakole  s. Maka and kole, raw; sore. Inflammation of the eyes; sore eyes. see makole. adj. Sore or watery-eyed.

makakolu  three-pronged, tripartite (Perreira)

kiʻina makakoluthree-pronged approach

makakū [maka·]  n. creative imagination of an artist. rare. 

makakū [maka·]  n. creative imagination; to use one's imagination. cf. moeā.

kākau makakūcreative writing

maka kui  n. needle or nail point; stitch. cf. maka o ke kui, eye of a needle. TOO

makakui [maka·kui]  n. fine point, fine line, as of a pen point. TOO

peni makakuifine-point pen

makakuʻikuʻi [maka·kuʻi·kuʻi]  vt. to scowl, leer hatefully. lit., pounding eyes.

makakuikui  v. Maka and kui, to strike; to buffet. To stir up anger in another; to provoke. To grin at; to scowl at one.

Makakukeka, Masakuseta  n. Massachusetts. G

Makakukeka, Masakuseta [maka·kukeka]  n. Massachusetts. G

makakumu [maka·kumu]  vs. primitive.

Makakupaʻia  placename. two land divisions and road, Kaunakakai qd., south Molokaʻi; a game-management area.

Makakupu [Maka-kupu]  placename. old name for a part of Wood Valley, Kīlauea qd., Hawaiʻi.

makala₁  {ma- + kala₁} vs. to loosen, undo, untie, open a little, liberate or set at liberty; to remit, as a debt; to forgive; to free of defilement or uncleanness; to open or unfold, as a flower. cf. kala₁. [PPn *ma-tala, untied, undone, open (as a blossom)] [1. hemo aʻe a mōhala. 2. hoʻokuʻu i kekahi mea i paʻa i ka hāwele ʻia.]₁₄WIN FLO


Ua makala pua i ka ua.The rain unfolded the flowers.

makala  v. Ma and kala, to loosen. To open what is closed; to separate a little. To draw out; to extract. To open a little, as a door; to open, as a book that has clasps on it. To untie; to loosen; to set at liberty. To remit, as a debt; to forgive, as an offense; e makala mai i kuu hala, forgive my offense. see kala. s. A loosening; an opening; a separating.

makala₂  n. a trail. (Malo 92)

makāla  short for makaʻala, alert, vigilant... rare. 

makala  v. A contraction for maka-ala, to be awake. To watch; to take heed; to beware; to be vigilant.

mākala₁ [·kala]  n. myrtle. Eng. PLA

mākala₂ [·kala]  n. marshal. Eng.

Mākala₃ [·kala]  Marshall (Islands). Eng. G

Mākala [·kala]  n. Marshall Islands; Marshallese. also Mākala ʻAilana, ka pae moku ʻo Mākala. G

mākala₄ [·kala]  n. muscle. Niʻihau. Eng. SCI BOD

ʻōnaehana mākalamuscular system, in biology

Mākala ʻAilana, Mākala  n. Marshall Islands. G

Mākala ʻAilana [·kala ʻai·lana]  n. Marshall Islands; Marshallese. also Mākala, ka pae moku ʻo Mākala. G

mākala alo ʻūhā [·kala alo ʻū·]  see mākala ʻūhā, any muscle of the quadriceps femoris group... BOD

mākala ʻamo [·kala ʻamo]  n. sphincter, i.e. an annular muscle surrounding and able to contract or close a bodily opening or channel. lit., anal muscle. see puka ʻamo. BOD

makalae, makālae [maka·lae]  loc.n. beach, shore, coast near a point (lae). [Ka lae kahakai. Ke kahakai. Ka lihi kai a kahakai paha kokoke i ka lae.],,₁₇FIS

Aia akula i makalae i ka paeaea.There [he's] gone on the shore pole fishing.

makālae  loc.n. var. spelling of makalae, beach, shore, coast near a point (lae). AltSpel FIS

makalahia₁ [makala·hia]  vs. sleepless, awake.

makalahia₂ [makala·hia]  pas/imp. of makala₁, to loosen, undo, untie, open a little, liberate or set at liberty...

mākala hope alo ʻūhā [·kala hope alo ʻū·]  see mākala ʻūhā, any muscle of the quadriceps femoris group,,, BOD

Makalaka  Madras (EH)

mākala kaʻakepa ʻūhā [·kala kaʻa·kepa ʻū·]  n. sartorius muscle crossing the anterior portion of the upper leg. lit., diagonal thigh muscle. BOD

mākalakala₁ [·kala·kala]  redup. of makala, loosen, undo... PPN *makalakala.

Mākalakala iāia nei a pau hihia i kauhale.Free him of all defilements at home.

mākalakala₂ [·kala·kala]  same as makalahia, sleepless, awake...

makalakala  v. Intensive of the foregoing. To hold or keep the eyes open; to be sleepless; makili, makalakala i ka hiamoe.

mākalakala₃ [·kala·kala]  vs. decoded, solved. see hoʻomākalakala.

mākala kaupē [·kala kau·]  n. deltoid muscle of the upper arm. lit., muscle (to) put a paddle forward. BOD

māʻkala keʻahaka [māʻkala keʻa·haka]  n. rectus abdominus muscle of the anterior torso. BOD

mākala hiō [·kala hiō]  n. abdominus oblique muscle. lit., oblique muscle. BOD

mākala hiō o lokointernal abdominus oblique muscle

mākala hiō o wahoexternal abdominus oblique muscle

mākala kuʻi ʻūhā [·kala kuʻi ʻū·]  see mākala ʻūhā, any muscle of the quadriceps femoris group... BOD

mākala kōkua [·kala ·kua]  n. striated muscle. BOD

mākala kumukolu [·kala kumu·kolu]  n. triceps, i.e. the muscle of the back of the upper arm. lit., muscle (with) three sources. BOD

mākala kumu ʻūha [·kala kumu ʻū·ha]  see mākala ʻūhā, any muscle of the quadriceps femoris group... BOD

mākala kūʻokoʻa [·kala ·ʻokoʻa]  n. smooth muscle. BOD

maka lalau  nvs. cross-eyed, with eyes that seem to look inward. lit., roving eyes. cf. maka ʻāhewa.

mākala luli poʻo [·kala luli poʻo]  n. sternocleido-mastoid muscle, i.e. the muscles between the sternum and the base of the ear. lit., head-shaking muscle. BOD

mākala maha [·kala maha]  n. temporalis muscle, i.e. the muscle of the side of the head. lit., temple muscle. BOD

mākala nuku [·kala nuku]  n. orbicularis oris, i.e. the muscles surrounding the mouth and lips. lit., snout muscle. BOD

mākala ʻōpū [·kala ʻō·]  n. abdominal muscle. lit., abdomen muscle. BOD

Makalapa [Maka-lapa]  placename. old crater, park, elementary school, and Naval officers' housing area, near Pearl Harbor, Oʻahu; formerly called Kapūkakī. lit.: ridge features.

mākala pelu mua [·kala pelu mua]  n. tibialis muscle, i.e. the muscle of the lower leg and foot region. lit., muscle (that) bends first. BOD

makalapua [makala·pua]  vi. handsome, beautiful; to blossom forth. PLA

ke kau o makalapuathe spring season (Kel. 5)

hiʻona ua hele wale ā makalapua.Features handsome indeed.

Nani hoʻi lau nahele e ʻōmaka ana, e mohala ana ā e makalapua ana.Beautiful indeed are the budding plants, opening and blossoming.

ʻO makalapua ulu māhiehie.Profuse bloom growing as a delight. (EM 76)

Makalapua  placename. place, downtown Honolulu, perhaps named for the song of this name (Elbert and Mahoe 75-76) honoring Queen Liliʻuokalani. (TM). lit.: profuse bloom.

mākala puʻuwai [·kala puʻu·wai]  n. cardiac muscle. lit., heart muscle. [+]BOD

makalau₁ [maka·lau]  n. carbuncle, boil. ILL

makalau₂ [maka·lau]  n. cluster of spears.

makalau₃ [maka·lau]  n. many buds, as on a pussy willow. fig., many offspring.

makalau₄ [maka·lau]  n. tesselation, in math. MTH

mākala ʻuala [·kala ʻuala]  n. biceps, i.e. the muscle of the front of the upper arm. lit., biceps muscle. BOD

mākala ʻūhā [·kala ʻū·]  n. any muscle of the quadriceps femoris group, the group of muscles that extend the leg. lit., thigh muscle. BOD

mākala alo ʻūhārectus femoris

mākala hope alo ʻūhāvastus intermedius

mākala kuʻi ʻūhāvastus lateralis

mākala kumu ʻūhāvastus medialis

Makalaukoa [Maka-lau-koa]  n. rain name. WIN

mākala ʻulu [·kala ʻulu]  n. gastrocnemius or calf muscle of the anterior of the lower leg. also ʻoloʻolo wāwae. BOD

makāla ulua  n. ulua fishermen; seekers of human victims for sacrifice. (Malo 92)rare. FIS

mākala uma iki [·kala uma iki]  n. pectoralis minor muscle of the upper chest. lit., small chest muscle. cf. mākala uma nui. BOD

mākala uma nui [·kala uma nui]  n. pectoralis major muscle of the upper chest. lit., large chest muscle. cf. mākala uma iki. BOD

maka launa  vs. friendly, having many friends and associates; sociable.

Ua maʻa i ka maka launa.Used to being friendly.

makalauna  s. Maka, face, and launa, an intimate. An intimate acquaintance; one on terms of friendship; ka mea i maa e mamua.

makalauna [maka·launa]  vs. compatible, as numbers, in math. MTH

helu makalaunacompatible number

mākala ʻūpā [·kala ʻū·]  n. masseter muscle, i.e. the muscle that closes the jaw. lit., muscle (that) opens and shuts (the mouth). BOD

Makalawena [Makala-wena]  placename. village and land section, Keāhole and Puakō qds., Hawaiʻi. The legendary hero Kamiki destroyed some ghosts fishing here at a spot called Kuʻunaakeakua (net-setting of ghosts); these ghosts made mullet (ʻanae) and goatfish (weke) bitter. lit.: release [of] glow.

makalē [maka·]  n. mackerel, canned sardines. Eng. FIS FOO

maka leʻa  nvs. twinkle-eyed, happy-eyed, mischievous.

makaleha [maka·leha]  vi. to look about as in wonder or admiration, to glance.

makaleha  v. Maka, eye, and leha, to lift up the eyes. To wonder after; to admire. Hoik. 13:5. s. A lofty, mischievous eye.

Makaleha [Maka-leha]  placename. stream and mountains, Kawaihau district, Kauaʻi. Stream, Haleʻiwa qd., and valley, Schofield qd., Oʻahu. lit.: eyes looking about as in wonder and admiration.

makaleho [maka·leho]  nvs., nvt. covetous, lustful, wanton, lascivious; incontinence; to admire (Kel. 17), desire. lit., cowrie eye, perhaps so called because the octopus clings to the cowrie. bc [Ka makemake e loaʻa mai ka wahine uʻi.]

Hahai ana i ka makaleho.Walked in lasciviousness. (1-Pet. 4.3)

makaleho  s. Maka, eye, and leho, the shell of a fish. Haughtiness; lasciviousness. 1 Pet. 4:3. Proud behavior.

maka lehua  nvs. lehua flower petals. fig., attractive, as young girls. FLO

kini maka lehua o ʻōpio.The many youths, lovely as lehua flowers.

mākālei₁ [··lei]  n. fish trap. FIS

mākālei₂ [··lei]  n. name of a supernatural tree found on Molokaʻi; portions of its root were placed by the gates of fish ponds, as they were thought to attract fish. FIS TRE

mākālei₃ [··lei]  n. same as melomelo, a stick lure. FIS

Mākālei  placename. place, Diamond Head section, Honolulu, named either for a fishing temple on the flanks of Diamond Head (TM), or for a fish-attracting branch believed owned by the goddess Haumea, mother of Pele (HM 276-287). see Pāpalahoʻomau.

Makaleka  placename. avenue, Alawai section, Honolulu, named for Margaret James by her father, Frank L. James, who developed the area in 1926. lit.: Margaret.

makalele [maka·lele]  n. name of a major illness (no data). ILL

makalena [maka·lena]  n. fine muslin cloth. Eng. CLO

maka lena₁  nvs. unfriendly, suspicious glance from under the eyelid; to glance thus. lit., drawn eye.

maka lena₂  n. yellow center of a flower, as of a daisy. FLO MUS

Mehe ipo ka maka lena a ke Koʻolau.Like a sweetheart is the yellow flower center of the Koʻolau. (chant)

Makalena  placename. street, ʻĀina Haina, Honolulu, named for Solomon Makalena, a police officer whose family had a homestead here. lit.: muslin (Eng.). An alternate interpretation is Makalena (eyes askance).

makalena puʻu [maka·lena puʻu]  n. dotted swiss cloth. lit., lumped muslin. CLO

maka lepo  dirty eyes, Kaʻū term of derision (EH)

makali₁  same as mali, to flatter.

makali₂  vs. barely cooked, underdone. rare. FOO

makali₃  vs. glowing, bright, as of fire. MUS

He ahi makali hoʻāli na ke kupa.A glowing fire stirred by the native son. (chant)

makali₄  vt. to bait a hook. PCP *matali. FIS

makali  v. To bait a hook; to angle for fish; e makali e loaa iki.

makalihilihi  hanging precariously (EH)

Makalihua  placename. hill, Kamalō qd., south Molokaʻi.

makaliʻi₁ [maka·liʻi]  nvs. tiny, very small, fine, wee, small-meshed; narrow wefts. bc [PPn *mata-liki, small, minute]

makaliʻi ʻōhuatiny ʻōhua, spawn; fig., anything wee, tiny

makaliʻi [maka·liʻi]  see pākū makaliʻi, marquisette, a kind of curtain, waiehu makaliʻi.

makalii  s. Maka and lii, small; little. Smallness; littleness; inferiority. adj. Very small; diminutive; very fine.

Makaliʻi₂ [maka·liʻi]  n. Pleiades; Castor and Pollux. see Pleiades. [(EO) PPn *mata-liki, a star cluster, the Pleiades] [He huhui hōkū kēia i kaulana loa i nā ʻano poʻe like ʻole. ʻŌlelo ʻia, ke ʻike ʻia kēia huhui hōkū e piʻi ana ma ka hikina i ka wā hoʻokahi e napoʻo ana ka Lā ma ke komohana, ʻo ia ka wā e hoʻomaka ai ka Makahiki.]₁₈STA

makalii  s. The celestial sign Castor and Pollux. The seven stars.

Makaliʻi₃ [maka·liʻi]  n. Hawaiian month name; the six summer months collectively.

makalii  The name of a month. The name of the six summer months collectively.

Makaliʻi₄  a chief of Waimea, Kauai, father-in-law of Manokalanipō, and famous as an agriculturalist. A month and the summer season collectively were named for him. During the makahiki festivals food plants were symbolically dropped from his net (HM 366-367). Several times Kamapuaʻa killed all of Chief ʻOlopana₁'s men except Makaliʻi, who as the sole survivor took the news to ʻOlopana₁. Later, when Makaliʻi had become chief of Kauaʻi, he was frightened by Kamapuaʻa's long chant of his victories; he then chanted Kama's name songs, and so his life was spared, but he was sent away to live in the mountains. (FS 198-203, 230-239). In one account (For. 5:364-365), the gods Kāne and Kanaloa sent messengers up (i luna) to ask Makaliʻi whether Kaulu, a noisy kava drinker, was man or god. Later Makaliʻi gave his nets to Kaulu so that he might entangle and kill Haumea. His name is given to the Pleiades. By some he was considered a navigator. MUS

Makaliʻi  placename. points, Kalaupapa peninsula, Molokaʻi, and Kahana qd., Oʻahu. lit.: tiny or Pleiades.

makaliʻiliʻi [maka·liʻi·liʻi]  redup. of makaliʻi, tiny, very small, fine, wee, small-meshed... TAP

he iʻe makaliʻiliʻia tapa beater with closely spaced grooves (For. 5:639)

makaliiohua  s. A species of very small fish found in shoals near the shore; also called ohua. A multitude of diminutive creatures of any kind.

makalika [maka·lika]  n. marguerite, daisy. Eng. FLO

makalike [maka·like]  n. daisy, marguerite. FLO

makalike [maka·like]  nvs. uniform, as in color, style, clothes. lit., similar face.

paʻa lole makalikeuniform, as of military

maka lilio  n. eyes with epicanthic fold. BOD

makalina [maka·lina]  n. margarine, oleomargarine. Eng. FOO

Makalina [Maka-lina]  placename. ravine, Kahakuloa qd., Maui. lit.: scarred face.

makalio [maka·lio]  vs. taut, as a rope. lit., tight mesh.

makalio  adj. Drawn or strained tightly, as a rope.

maka loa  vs. very green, as a fruit; barely cooked, very raw. FOO

makaloa  adj. Always green; always fresh.

makaloa.jpgborder=0makaloa₁ [maka·loa]  n. a perennial sedge (Cyperus laevigatus), found in or near fresh or salt water in warm countries. From a horizontal, creeping stem rise long, slender unbranched stems, each topped by a small inflorescence. Formerly the plants were valued in Hawaiʻi for making the fine Niʻihau mats. also makoloa. (Neal 86)PLA

makaloa  s. Maka, green, fresh, and loa, a long time. A kind of rush of which mats are made.

makaloa₂ [maka·loa]  n. general name for shellfish with long sharp edges (Thais intermedia, Drupa morum). see also ʻōlepe makaloa. also aupūpū, pūpū ʻawa. (KL. line 30) FIS

makaloa₃ [maka·loa]  n. a seaweed. SWD

maka lokomaikaʻi [maka loko·maikaʻi]  n. bountiful eye (Sol. 22.9) ; one who looks kindly, charitably, and with good will. lit., good-hearted face.

maka lole  n. eyelid turned back, exposing the under side of the lid; an insulting term, as prisoners were tortured by tattooing the exposed eyelid. lit., turned eye.

makaloni [maka·loni]  n. macaroni. Eng. FOO

maka lua₁  vs. two-face, double-edged; two-fold, as a plaited mat; hypocritical.

makalua  adj. Maka and lua, double. Two-faced; two-eyed; epithet of a two-edged sword. Hoik. 1:16. see oilua.

maka lua₂  n. socket of the eyeball. fig., depths of the sea. BOD

makalua  The socket for the eye-ball. Anat. 6.

maka lua₃  n. fishing net with mesh wide enough to admit two fingers. lit., double mesh. FIS NET

makalua  s. Maka, eye, and lua, pit. A hole dug for planting upland kalo in; also a hole for planting vines. Isa. 5:2.

mākālua₁ [··lua]  nvi. hole for house posts or for planting, as taro; to dig such a hole. [Ka lua i ʻeli no ke kanu ʻana i ka meakanu a i ʻole no ke kūkulu ʻana i ka pou a paʻa. He lua i hana ʻia e kanu ʻia ai ka meakanu, ka pou o ka hale, a mea ʻē aʻe paha.],₁₄PLA TAR

mākālua₂ [··lua]  nvi. gap, vacancy, void, as when someone leaves or dies... [ma ka hoʻākea ʻia o ka manaʻo, he wahi pani no kekahi kanaka.]₁₄

A lilo aʻela ʻo ia i aliʻi ʻai moku ma ka mākālua o kona makua kāne Alapaʻi Nui.And he became chief of the moku in place of his father, Alapaʻi Nui. (Desha 47)

ʻO wai ke kanaka kūpono e pani ma ka mākālua o Hon. Iosepa K. Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu?Who is the right person to fill the void left by Hon. Joseph K. Nāwahiokalaniʻōpuʻu? (Nāwahī 207)

makalua  The name of a certain fish.

mākālua kele [··lua kele]  n. a large mākālua hole.

Makāluapuna [Makālua-puna]  placename. point, Honolua qd., Maui. lit.: spring hole (as for planting taro).

maka luhi  S  n. tired eyes, tired people, especially those who have been working hard on a community project. cf. ʻahaʻaina maka luhi.

Makaluhi [Maka-luhi]  placename. site of Cooper Ranch, near Hauʻula, Oʻahu. lit.: tired eyes (ʻOlopana₁'s warriors rested here while searching for Kamapuaʻa).

makalui  v. see makaluhi. To labor long and perseveringly, then to make a feast. That feast is called an ahaaina makalui.

makaluku [maka·luku]  S  vt. to plan slaughter; to determine to destroy.

makaluku  v. Maka and luku, slaughter. To turn against one for harm; to be bent on slaughter.

makamae [maka·mae]  vs. precious, of great value, highly prized, darling. (Hal. 22.20) bc [Hiwahiwa.]₁₂

mea makamaeprecious object, treasure

makamae  adj. Precious; valuable; much desired; costly; precious, as a stone. 2 Sam. 12:30. Precious, as a beloved child or servant. Isa. 43:4. Na mea makamae, precious things. Ezek. 22:25. s. Maka and mae for mae-mae, pure. A darling; a precious one; a beloved one. Hal. 22:20.

makamaka₁ [maka·maka]  n. intimate friend with whom one is on terms of receiving and giving freely; pal, buddy; host. fig., anything very helpful, as education. cf. maka, beloved. bc [Mea nāna e hoʻokipa mai iā ʻoe.]₁₄

hoʻomakamakato befriend, be a friend to, make a friend, cause to be friends. cf. hoʻokāmakamaka

hoʻomakamaka wahineto make friends with a woman

kona makamakahis friend

makamaka  s. A friend; a beloved one; an intimate; one on terms of receiving and giving freely. Iob. 2:11. A relative. fig. Anything to which one is greatly attached; hookahi hoi o kaua makamaka, o ka imi naauao, oia hoi ko kaua kuleana i noho ai ma keia kula nui, we two have only one friend, that is knowledge seeking, that is the right (reason) of our living at this high school.

makamaka₂ [maka·maka]  redup. of maka, raw, fresh. bc [Kāmakamaka; mea hou loa e like hoʻi me ka iʻa ʻakahi nō a lawaiʻa ʻia mai, a me ka huaʻai ʻakahi nō a ʻako ʻia.]₁₄

makamaka  adj. Good; beautiful; splendid; fresh; new.

makamaka₃ [maka·maka]  n. buds, as forming on the corm of a taro. (HP 5) bc TAR

makamaka hānai [maka·maka ·nai]  n. friend.

makamaka heluhelu [maka·maka helu·helu]  n. reader, as of a newspaper. lit., reading friend.

makamaka hou  fresh (as fish) (EH)

makamaka nui [maka·maka nui]  n. one with a host of friends because of a genial, kindly, or hospitable nature; many friends.

makamaka ʻole  friendless (EH)

Makamakaʻole [Makamaka-ʻole]  placename. land section between Honuʻapo and Nāʻālehu, Kaʻū, Hawaiʻi, named for a heiau formerly there. Stream and cliff near Kā'anapali, Maui. lit.: without friends (so named in Kaʻū because a woman chanted a lament here for her departed husband).

māka manamana lima [māka mana·mana lima]  n. finger-print. Niʻihau. also kiʻi manamana lima, meheu manamana lima. see kāpala, māioio manamana lima.

ʻohi i ka māka manamana limato collect fingerprints

makame, madame  n. Madame.

Makame Pele.Madam Pele.

maka mino  n. indented, non-protruding nipple, as is difficult for a baby to grasp. BOD

maka moena  n. mesh in mat made by plaiting over one and under one; similar style in quilting; check plait. lit., mat mesh.

maka momi  see momi₅, a fatty tissue between the cornea and the inner canthus of the eye, pinguecula... BOD

makamomi  s. Maka and momi, the pearl in the oyster shell. A white speck in the eye by disease.

makamua [maka·mua]  n. lead horses or oxen in a team.

maka mua  n.
  • first, beginning, commencement, first time;
  • first child of a family.
  lit., first end.
[PPn *mata-ʻa-muʻa, the first: *mata(a)mu`a]

maka mua o ka huakaʻibeginning of the procession (FS 137)

ʻO ka maka mua kēia o koʻu hoʻāʻo ʻana i ka ʻōlepe.This is the first time I've tasted an oyster.

makamua  s. Maka and mua, the first; the beginning. The beginning; the first of things, as of a period of time. Ier. 26:1. The first or oldest of a family of children. syn. with mua. Ka makamua o na la, the beginning of days, i. e., the Son of God. Dan. 7:9. adj. First. Kin. 4:20. Primary; beginning; the first of a series, like mua. Puk. 12:2. Ua maopopo i ka poe i komo (i ke kula) i ka la makamua o Iulai, it was understood by those who entered (the school) on the first day of July.

makana  nvt. gift, present; reward, award, donation, prize; to give a gift, donate. cf. maka₂. bc

kāna makanahis gift [one that he gives or receives]

Makana hoʻi!What a gift! [sometimes said sarcastically, indicating that a person is ungrateful].

makana  n. cookie, i.e. a small tag file left on a computer hard drive by a server in order to gather information about the end-user. dic. . see palapala makana. CMP

makana  v. To give freely or gratuitously; to make a present to one. s. A gift; that which is freely bestowed upon one by another; a present; that which is received gratuitously. adj. Freely given or received, as a present.

Makana  placename. cliff near Hāʻena Point, Hanalei district, Kauaʻi, from which firebrands were hurled; known today as Fireworks Cliff. lit.: gift.

mākana  ferocious (EH)

makanaʻā  n. plants growing on lava beds (probably a contraction or maka i ʻaʻā, budding in the lava). VOL

makana aloha  n. gift of friendship or love; freewill offering.

makanaaloha  s. Makana and aloha, love. A free-will or willing offering. Puk. 35:29.

makana hānau  presents at birth of a child (EH)

makanahele [makana·hele]  vs. wild, untamed; of the wilderness or forest. lit., forest person.

hoʻomakanaheleto let a garden grow wild; wild, untamed

mīkana makanahelepapaya growing wild

nohona makanaheleliving in the forest

puaʻa makanahelewild pig

makanahele  adj. Ma, at, ka, the and nahele, wild land. Wild; untamed; dwelling in the wilderness.

makana hele  n. parting gift. lit., going gift.

makanahele  s. see the foregoing. A free offering; ka haawi wale ana.

makanalau [makana·lau]  same as makalau.

Makanalimu [Makana-limu]  placename. an old name for Kawaihau district on Kauaʻi; an upland heiau of this name was built by Kaumualiʻi, Kamehameha's rival who finally submitted to him. lit.: gift [of] seaweed.

Makanalua [Makana-lua]  placename. peninsula, Kalaupapa, Molokaʻi. lit.: double gift.

Makanani  placename. drive, Kamehameha Heights, Honolulu, named for the three McInerny brothers who owned the land when it was subdivided. (TM). lit.: McInerny.

makanau [maka·nau]  n. twinkling of eyes. rare. 

Makanau [Maka-nau]  placename. hill above Hīlea, Kaʻū, Hawaiʻi, and former plantation camp. A heiau on the brow of the hill was named Kohāikalani (resound in the sky) for the chief who ordered his men to carry the famous birth pebbles (ʻiliʻili hānau) from Punaluʻu to be used in construction of the heiau so that it would be unique. After building the heiau the men were ordered to fell an ʻōhiʻa tree for an image; they then killed the chief. He was the grandfather of chiefs mentioned in the ʻUmi story. The heiau was later destroyed when sugar-cane was planted there. lit.: surly eyes.

Makanau  s. The name of a heiau.

makanekiuma [maka·neki·uma]  n. magnesium. Eng. SCI

makani₁  nvs. wind, breeze; gas in the stomach, flatulent wind; windy; to blow. fig., anger, gossip; to show anger. cf. ani. bc [(OC) PPn *mataŋi, wind, breeze]WIN

Hāmau o makani auaneʻi.Be still or there will be anger.

Kali i ka makani ʻōahi.Wait for the firebrand wind.

Mai walaʻau aʻe hoʻi o makani auaneʻi.Don't talk too much or the wind will blow [gossip]. (saying)

makani nuistrong wind, gale

makani ʻoluʻolufair wind

makani  n. wind. see pohu, kolonahe, aheahe, hoʻoholunape, ulūlu, ʻena makani. see also holona makani, huila makani, kuka makani. WIN

makani  s. Wind; a breeze; air in motion. The weather; the general state of the atmosphere. The news; the report of some recent event; the gossip of a neighborhood.

makani₂  n. ghost, spirit. see kahuna makani. bc

makani₃  interj. call of sentinel, similar to "all's well". bc

makani aheahe  gentle breeze (EH)

makani aniani  breeze (EH)

Makanihānailoli [Makani-hā·nai-loli]  n. name of a gentle wind; it is said to permit loli to come out of their holes and feed. lit., wind that feeds sea slug. (UL 207) WIN

makani hau none  n. ice-cold mountain wind. lit., icy, annoying wind. WIN

makani hele uluulu  n. hurricane. also makani uluulu. WIN

makani holo ʻūhā [makani holo ʻū·]  n. cold wind. lit., wind running [over] thighs. (PH 187)WIN

makani ikaika  strong wind (EH)

makani kaʻawili  n. tornado (HE)

makani kaʻa wiliwili [makani kaʻa wili·wili]  n. tornado. lit., wind revolving twisting. WIN

makani kaʻawiliwili [makani kaʻa·wili·wili]  n. tornado. WIN

Makanikahio [Makani-ka-hio]  placename. land section, Waipiʻo qd., Hawaiʻi. lit.: wind [of] the gust.

makanikāʻilialoha [makani-kāʻili-aloha]  quilt design (EH)

makani kamaʻāina  n. usual wind of a place. WIN

Makanikeoe [Makani-ke-oe]  a god of love (EH)

makani kū honua  n. sudden strong wind, gust. lit., wind arriving suddenly. WIN

makani noho  n. spirit that possesses a medium and speaks through him. lit., spirit that takes possession.

makani nui  gale (EH)

Makaniʻolu [Makani-ʻolu]  placename. place,Kuliʻouʻou, Honolulu. (TM). lit.: cool wind.

makani ʻoluʻolu  n. favorable or fair wind, refreshing breeze. WIN

makani pāhili [makani ·hili]  n. cyclone, hurricane. WIN

makani pāhili [makani ·hili]  n. hurricane. WIN

kūkala makaʻala makani pāhilihurricane watch

kūkala pōʻino makani pāhilihurricane warning

makani pālua  variable wind (EH)

makani poe   n. solar wind. lit. solar system wind. [+]

ʻO ka makani poe , he mau huna ikehu uila ia, e holo aku ana mai ka mai.The solar wind is composed of charged particles flowing from the sun. (add3)

makani pūkīkī [makani ··]  n. gust, strong wind. WIN

makani uluulu  n. hurricane. also makani hele uluulu. WIN

makani wili  n. whirlwind, twisting wind. WIN

Makanoni [Maka-noni]  placename. large stone near Cape Kumukahi, Puna, Hawaiʻi. (UL 197.). lit.: Probably lit., mixed (speckled) face.

maka nui  n. a variety of sweet potato. (HP 142)SWP

Makanui [Maka-nui]  placename. place, Pālolo, Honolulu. lit.: large eye.

makanunui [maka·nunui]  vs. widely spaced, as grooves on a tapa beater. TAP

maka nunui  n. big eyes. cf. kiʻi maka nunui under kiʻi₁. BOD

Makao₁  n. star name (no data). (Kuhelani)STA

Makao₂  n. Macao, a city governed by Portugal, near Hong Kong. G

Makao  n. Macao. Eng. G

Mākao  placename. land section near Hauʻula, Oʻahu, named for Macao, China. A heiau here, named Luaaliʻi (royal pit), contained a pond within its walls, and around the pond were placed images. (Sterling and Summers 4:99-101.)

mākaʻo [·kaʻo]  cf. kūmimi mākaʻo, k.o. crab...

Makaoe [Maka-oe]  placename. lane, Waikīkī, Honolulu. lit.: haughty eye.

Makaohule [Maka-o-Hule]  placename. point, Kohala qd., Hawaiʻi. lit.: eyes (or point) of Hule.

maka ʻoi  n. piercing, penetrating, sharp eyes.

Makaokahaʻi [Maka-o-Kahaʻi]  placename. point, Kōloa district, Kauaʻi, named for Pele's older sister.

makaʻokaʻo  nvs. var. spelling of mākaʻokaʻo₂, high; height. AltSpel

mākaʻokaʻo₁ [·kaʻo·kaʻo]  {mā-₃ + kaʻokaʻo₃} var. of mōkaʻokaʻo, hard and dry...

makaokao  s. Ma and kaokao, hardness. Hardness; obduracy. A hard substance. That which is much broken up; nakakaka.

mākaʻokaʻo₂, makaʻokaʻo [·kaʻo·kaʻo]  nvs. high; height.

Mākaʻokaʻo ke ahi ʻau hau i ka pali.High on the precipice are the firebrands.

maka ole  n.
  • eyetooth;
  • point of a dog's tooth,
  • fig., point of an ʻōʻō, digging stick; sprouting plant.

makaole  s. Maka, eye, and ole, the eye teeth; the edge of the eye teeth. Epithet of the oo; an oo.

maka ʻole  see nananana maka ʻole, no-eyed spider... INS

maka onaona  n. a sweet, lovely, or tender expression of face or eyes; also said of the eyes of the kole, a fish. FIS

Ā ua lilo ihola ʻoia i mea hoʻomakaleho mau ʻia e kaikamahine maka onaona o Kauaʻi.This became something much wanted by the fragrant-eyed girls of Kauaʻi.

makaʻopihi₁  n. opihi scooped out of its shell. FOO FIS

makaʻopihi₂  n. a fine pandanus mat, of 6 cm strands. lit., fine mesh. PAN

makaʻōpiʻi [makaʻō·piʻi]  same as mākole mākōpiʻi, native moss...

makaʻōpio [makaʻō·pio]  n. a variety of taro. TAR

Makaopuhi [Maka-o-puhi]  placename. large double pit crater, active in 1969, one of the Chain of Craters, Puna qd.; land section, Kaʻū, Hawaiʻi. lit.: eye of eel (a green rock in Kaʻū suggests an eel's eye).

makaʻou  n. var. spelling of maka ʻou, excelling eye... AltSpel

maka ʻou, makaʻou  n. excelling eye, epithet for a councilor (kālaimoku), who had served under three rulers in three generations, and hence was regarded as full of wisdom.

makapā₁ [maka·]  vs. feeble, of light, as firelight in the daytime; shy, wild, as a bird. BIR

makapa  v. To be shy; to run away, as an untamed animal; e hoeno mau ia, he meo. s. One who goes about from house to house or goes here and there; he holoholo kauhale.

makapā₂ [maka·]  n. stones that break in a fire, not desirable for the imu. STO FOO

makapaʻa [maka·paʻa]  nvs. person blind in one eye, one-eyed; blind in one eye (it was considered bad luck to meet such a person); blind. lit., closed eye. (Oihk. 22.22) BOD

makapaa  s. Maka and paa, fast. One with closed eyes; a blind person. Oihk. 22:22. see makapo. adj. Closed eyes; without sight; blind. Ioan. 5:3. adv. Blindly; without seeing.

makapai  adj. Sore, as the eyes; thus, it applies where one eye has been sore and the disease has gone to the other, and both eyes are sore.

maka pala  vs. soft, ripe; ready to burst, of a boil. ILL

makapala  adj. Maka and pala, soft. Secreting healthy pus, as a sore; e holoi a makapala. Ripe or ready to break, as the head of a boil.

Makapala [Maka-pala]  placename. land section and village, Kohala and Waipiʻo qds., Hawaiʻi; a heiau here was named Kuapālaha (broad back). lit.: sore beginning to heal.

maka palupalu  attractive (as a person or scene) (EH)

makapāpipi [maka··pipi]  n. hollow worn in lava rock by the sea, where salt is collected, natural salt pan. VOL

makapehu [maka·pehu]  S  nvs.
  • swollen;
  • suffering from hunger;
  • hungry person.
. cf. pehu₁. [Ka ʻeha a nāwaliwali o ke kino i ka pōloli.]₁₈FIS ILL

Ola ka makapehu iʻa ʻole.The suffering from lack of fish is over. (ON 2485)

makapehu  s. Maka, eye, and pehu, swollen. Swelled or inflamed eyes; ola iho la ko'u makapehu ia ole.

maka pela  n. dirty face; sticky, dirty eyes. see ex. hāpuku₁, .

makapela  s. Maka and pela, foul. Offensively smelling eyes.

maka peni  n. pen point. [Ka wēlau o ka peni e kaha ana ma luna o ka pepa.]

makapepe [maka·pepe]  vs. fine-meshed, as a mat of medium weft, as 1.5 cm.

maka pī  n. running eyes, bleary eyes.

maka piapia [maka pia·pia]  n. eyes sticky with viscous matter; watery eyes; insulting epithet for one who does not find what he is looking for.

maka pilau  ghost (EH)

maka pili  squint (EH)

makapipipi₁ [maka·pipipi]  n. small eyes; pregnant women were discouraged from eating pipipi shellfish lest their children be born with small eyes, hence the name. FIS

makapipipi₂ [maka·pipipi]  n. tiny, twinkling stars. STA

makapō [maka·]  nvs. blindness, blind person; blind. lit., night eye. bc [Pn(EP) *mata-poo, be blind, blindness] [Pau ka pono o nā maka, ʻaʻole hiki ke ʻike.]₁₈

hoʻomakapōto cause blindness, to feign blindness, to blindfold

makapo  v. Maka and po, night. To be blind naturally; unable to see; to be blind morally. Puk. 23:8. Hoo. To blind; to make one blind; to smite with blindness. Kin. 19:11. see makapaa and moowini. s. Blindness. Kanl. 28:28. A blind person. Puk. 4:11. adj. Blind; without the sense of sight; moowini. adv. Blindly; in a state of blindness.

maka polū  blue eyes (EH)

maka pōniuniu [maka ·niu·niu]  S  nvs. dizziness, faintness, lack of courage; obscure, dizzy, faint. lit., dizzy eye. (Lunk. 8.4) ILL

makaponiuniu  v. Maka and poniu, to be dizzy. To faint; to be dizzy or faint for want of food. Lunk. 8:4. To be dizzy; hence, to faint. s. Obscure vision; applied to the eyes, blindness. see polua. Applied to the heart, want of courage.

makapōuli [maka··uli]  nvs. dizziness; dizzy, faint. lit., blacknight eyes. [Pn(CE) *mata-poouri, faint]ILL

makapouli  v. Maka and pouli, darkness. To faint; to fail for want of strength; to be dizzy; e poniuniu. s. The darkness that precedes fainting.


hoʻomakapūto frown, look with disapproval

maka puaʻa  n. breast nipple that stands out and is easy for a baby to take; pig nipple.

maka pūalu [maka ·alu]  n. twill plaiting. also ʻoʻeno.

maka puhi  n. fishhook with two opposite barbs, as used for eels. lit., eel point. FIS

maka puhi  n. herringbone weave. also iwipuhi.

makapuhi  s. Name of a species of fish-hook.

māka puke  n. bookmark. Eng.

makapula  adj. Maka and pula, a mote in the eye. Sore-eyed; blind with one eye; having matter in the corner of the eye.

makapuʻu [maka·puʻu]  n. variety of fish (no data). lit., bulging eyes, hill point. FIS

Makapuʻu [Maka-puʻu]  placename. pool and land division, Hāna qd., Maui (Ii 172). Avenue, Kaimukī, Honolulu; beach park, point, headland, and surfing beach (Finney, 1959a:108), Koko Head qd., Oʻahu. lit.: hill beginning or bulging eye (the name of an image said to have been in a cave known as Keanaokeakuapōloli; PH chapter 19).

makasina  n. magazine (KAN)

makau  fishhook. [PPn *mataʻu, fishhook: *ma(a)taqu]FIS

Hilikau ka makau a ka lawaiʻa.The fisherman's hook is snagged [said of disorder].

makau  s. A fish-hook; also a shark hook. syn. with kiholo.

makaʻu  nvt.
  • fear; frightened, afraid, cowardly, timid,
  • unsafe, dangerous
. cf. makaʻuhia, makaʻulia. bc [(AN) PPn *ma-taku, to be afraid, fear]

hoʻomakaʻuto frighten, scare, terrify, make afraid; fear; to pretend to fear

Makaʻu ʻoia i ke kaua.He is afraid of war.

makau  v. To fear; to be afraid; to dread; to fear in time of danger. Puk. 14:31. To have in reverence, as one feared and greatly respected. To tremble; to be agitated through fear. Hoo. To cause to fear; to put one in fear. Neh. 6:4. To drive or fray away. Kanl. 28:26. s. Fear; dread of evil. Oihk. 26:16. Makau nui, terror; dread; disquietude of mind. adj. Fearful; afraid; causing fear or dread.

makāu  var. spelling of makaau, to look around; a roving eye...

mākau [·kau]  same as mākaukau, able, competent, capable, handy, efficient, proficient, versed, adept, skilled, expert, qualified; prepared... The word is related to ʻākau, right hand. PPN *mataʻu.

mākau [·kau]  n. skill.

makau  v. To be ready; to be prepared for an event. Hoo. To make ready; to prepare. 2 Nal. 9:21. see hoomakaukau. adj. Ready; in a state of preparation; prepared; furnished.

makaua₁  nvi. hardhearted, unfriendly; troubled, vexed. lit., tough face.

makaua  Hoo. To vex; to harass; to trouble.

makaua₂  vi. to increase, grow larger.

makaua  v. To increase; to grow large.

makaua₃  n. a variety or taro. TAR

Makaua  placename. land section and beach park, Kahana qd., Oʻahu. lit.: unfriendly.

makaʻua  pas/imp. of makaʻu, fear; frightened, afraid, cowardly, timid, unsafe, dangerous...

hoʻomakaʻuacaus/sim.; to frighten, scare

makaua  To make afraid. see makau, hoo.

mākaua [·kaua]  n. war dead (short for make kaua).

Makauamāui [Makau-a-Māui]  placename. a place name on Coconut Island, Hilo, Hawaiʻi. lit.: Māuiʻs hook (this was the first island snared by the demigod when he attempted to bring the islands together).

makauaua₁ [maka·ua·ua]  redup. of makaua, hardhearted, unfriendly, troubled, vexed...; to increase, grow larger...

makauaua₂ [maka·ua·ua]  vi. to toughen by drying, as hide. lit., tough face. rare. 

makauaua  adj. Hung up to dry.

makauhanona  s. The hook that belongs to the hanona or long fishing line.

Makauhelehele  placename. coast locality, Kailua qd., Hawaiʻi.

maka uhi₁  n. face tattooed solid, without patterning.

maka uhi₂  n. tattooed eyelid, as a humiliating sign of a warrior's defeat. WAR

maka uhi₃  n. downcast eyes.

Keauhou maka uhi.Keauhou with downcast eyes [said of the people at Keauhou who did not welcome visitors because of chiefly taboos].

makauhi  adj. Maka, eye, and uhi, to shade; to cover. Hidden or covered, as the eyes.

makaʻuhia [makaʻu·hia]  pas/imp. of makaʻu, fear; frightened, afraid, cowardly, timid, unsafe, dangerous...

makaʻu honua  afraid for no reason (EH)

mākau hoʻoholo manaʻo [·kau hoʻo·holo manaʻo]  n. decision-making skill. lit., skill (to) cause (to) decide.

mākau hoʻokaʻaʻike [·kau hoʻo·kaʻa·ʻike]  n. communication skill.

mākau hoʻolālā [·kau hoʻo··]  n. planning skill.

mākau hoʻomohala manaʻo [·kau hoʻo·mohala manaʻo]  n. productive-thinking skill. lit., skill (to) develop thought.

mākau hoʻopakele ola [·kau hoʻo·pakele ola]  n. life-saving skill.

mākau huaʻōlelo [·kau hua·ʻō·lelo]  n. word skill.

makauia  s. Perf. part. of makau. Fear; respect. Puk. 20:17.

makaʻu i ka make  afraid of death (EH)

makau iwi  bone fishhook (EH) [makau iwipoʻi: He makau i hana ʻia me ka iwi o ke kuli o ke kanaka a he mea e loaʻa ai ka iʻa mai loko mai o ke kai.]

mākaukau₁ [·kau·kau]  nvs.
  • able, competent, capable, handy, efficient, proficient, versed, adept, skilled, expert, qualified; competence, proficiency, efficiency, aptitude, to know how, to know well.
  • prepared, ready; preparation;
. cf. ʻākau, right. bc PPN *mataʻu, PCP *maatautau.

hoʻomākaukauto prepare, make ready

Hoʻomākaukau ʻia ma kēia kānāwai.Provided for by this law.

mākaukau ʻoleunprepared, unskilled, unqualified, not ready

makaukau  v. Intensive of makau, to be ready. see above. To be ready. Hoo. To be put in readiness; to make ready; to be prepared for any event. s. Readiness; preparation. adj. Ready; prepared for an event.

Mākaukau₂ [·kau·kau]  n. star name (no data). (Kuhelani)STA

mākaʻukaʻu [·kaʻu·kaʻu]  redup. of makaʻu, fear; frightened, afraid, cowardly, timid, unsafe, dangerous... PPN *matakutaku.

hoʻomākaʻukaʻuto scare, frighten; scared, frightened

mākaukau loa  adept (EH)

mākaukau ʻole  incompetent, unprepared, unqualified (EH)

makaʻu kiʻi  n. fear of images representing gods.

makaukii  adj. Makau, fear, and kii, idol. Great fear; dread of the gods.

mākau kino [·kau kino]  n. physical education. lit., physical skill.

Makaʻukiu [Maka-ʻUkiu]  placename. point, Makuʻu qd., Hawaiʻi. Coastal area, Kamalō qd., north Molokaʻi, perhaps named for a north wind. (Summers 159.). lit.: ʻūkiu end.

makaʻu kūhewa [makaʻu ·hewa]  S  n. sudden fear, panic.

Makaʻula [Maka-ʻula]  placename. land section, Kailua and Keāhole qds., Kona, Hawaiʻi. lit., red eye (so named because of a fire there).

makāula [makā·ula]  same as kāula, prophet. [Kāula; ke kanaka i hiki ke ʻike i nā mea like ʻole ma mua o ka hana ʻia ʻana o ia mau mea. He kāula, ʻo ia hoʻi, he kahuna iā ia ka mana e hōʻike no nā mea e hana ana i kekahi wā aku.],

makaula  s. Ma and kaula, a prophet. A foreteller of future events; a star-gazer; a person supposed to be possessed of some supernatural gifts. Laieik. 13. NOTE.—Kaulas and makaulas were connected generally with high chiefs, forming a part of their council. see their office, Mooolelo Hawaii, chap. 31.

makaʻulaʻula  n. var. spelling of maka ʻulaʻula, pinkeye; inflamed or bloodshot eye. lit., red eye. AltSpel BOD

maka ʻulaʻula, makaʻulaʻula  n. pinkeye; inflamed or bloodshot eye. lit., red eye. BOD

maka uli  S  n. black eye, as from a bruise. ILL

makauli  adj. Maka, eye, and uli, dark green. Dark, black or blue-eyed.

makaʻulia [makaʻu·lia]  pas/imp. of makaʻu. (For. 6:299) PCP *matakulia.

makaulia  s. For makauia, l inserted. see makau, fear. Fear; qualities inducing fear. Iob. 25:2.


hoʻomakauliʻito seek every detail; to find out even the smallest things, scrutinize.

makauliʻi₁ [makau·liʻi]  vs. saving, economical, thrifty, provident; miserly, avaricious, eager to own.

hoʻomakauliʻito economize; thrifty, saving, economical, frugal; to desire, covet. see ex., kōʻalaʻala

poʻe hoʻomakauliʻi ʻāinapeople eager for land

Ua hoʻokō ʻia ka hana hoʻomakauliʻi i loko o ke aupuni.Economies in government have been effected.

makaulii  v. Makau, fear, and 'lii, a chief. Hoo. To take special care of the property of a chief; to be careful that no little thing be lost. To fear, i. e., to serve a chief in order to obtain favors from him; to follow; to adhere to from motives of advantage; i lako o ua kanaka la, o kana hoomakaulii ana, that man's obedience to the chief is from the favors (lako) he expects; ua hoomakaulii anei kakou e malama ia ai? have we been obedient in order to be taken care of? Eia ka manao iloko o ua kanaka la, o kana hoomakaulii ana, o ka loaa mai ka aina. He kanaka huhu wale, he poe hoomakaulii aina. s. A very careful person; one saving the property of a chief. Hoo. The same. An accuser ; a defamer; a slanderer. adj. Very careful ; saving.

makauliʻi₂ [makau·liʻi]  vs. broad-backed, thick-shelled, of a turtle.

makaulimo  adj. Makau, fear, and limo for limu, sea grass. Ea makaulimo, the sea turtle fearing the sea grass. NOTE.—The turtle is said to be afraid of the sea grass, as his flippers are easily entangled in it.

maka uliuli  brown eyes (EH)

makaʻu loa, makaʻuloa  fearful; dangerous (EH)

makaʻuloa  var. spelling of makaʻu loa, fearful; dangerous

makau manō  shark hook (EH)

makaunalo [makau·nalo]  n. fly, a fishhook with feathers. lit., fly fishhook. FIS

mākau nohona home [·kau nohona home]  n. home economics, as a course at school. lit., skills (for) home life.

mākau noʻonoʻo [·kau noʻo·noʻo]  n. thinking skills.

puke mākau noʻonoʻobuilding thinking skills book

Makaʻunulau [Maka-ʻunu-lau]  n. name of a navigational star. lit., eyes drawing many. STA

makaʻuo  n. gathering and tying, as pala fern for a heiau service, rare. FER

mākau ola [·kau ola]  n. practical life skill.

makaʻu ʻole, makaʻuʻole  fearless, dauntless, unafraid (EH)

makaʻuʻole  var. spelling of makaʻu ʻole, fearless, dauntless, unafraid

mākau ʻōlelo [·kau ʻō·lelo]  n. language arts. lit., language skill.

makau pāweo [makau ·weo]  n. small shell hook, as used for ʻōpelu fishing. lit., hook to turn away. FIS

makaʻūpē [makaʻū·]  S  n. grief.

Ka hale makaʻūpē, i ka ʻū .The sad house, touched by grief. (Kep. 71)

makaʻupena  n. midriff, fat. BOD

Makaʻupena e uhi ana i ka naʻaufat covering the intestines (Oihk. 3.3)

maka-ʻupena  n. design, as carved on a tapa beater and used in quilting. TAP

maka ʻupena  n. net mesh. cf. ʻōpua maka ʻupena, uea maka ʻupena. NET

makaupena  s. The midriff; that which covers the bowels. Anat. 51. Ka makaupena e uhi ana i ka naau. see NIKI-NIKI. Oihk. 3:3.

mākau pilinaʻōlelo [·kau pilina·ʻō·lelo]  n. grammar or sentence-structure skill.

makaʻu wale  nvt. coward, cowardice; afraid for no reason, easily frightened.

mākau wānana [·kau ·nana]  n. prediction skill.

makaʻuwāwae₁ [makaʻu··wae]  n. excrement lying exposed on the ground. lit., feared [by] feet.

makaʻuwāwae₂ [makaʻu··wae]  n. anything on which one fears to tread.

Makawa  placename. ancient surfing place, Hanalei district, Kauaʻi. (Finney, 1959a:53.)

makawai [maka·wai]  n. small outlets for water through banks of taro patches; small waterways; water sources. TAR

maka wai  nvs. watery-eyed; eyes welling with tears; tender-eyed. (Kin. 29.17) BOD

makawai  adj. Maka and wxi, water. Watery-eyed; near sighted. Kin. 29:17. Corrupt; running, as a sore.

makawai  Large at one end and small at the other.

maka waiū [maka wai·ū]  n. nipple of the breast. BOD

makawalu₁ [maka·walu]  vs. numerous, many, much, in great quantities (sometimes used with implication of chiefly mana). lit., eight eyes. cf. -walu. [Nui ʻino a lehulehu paha. He nui lehulehu. He nui loa i ka hōʻea mai i ka wā hoʻokahi.],,₁₄WIN

Ka iho makawalu a ka ua.The great downpour of rain.

Makawalu moku.Many islands are scattered haphazardly.

wailele e iho makawalu mai ana.Waterfalls pouring down in quantity.

makawalu  To go in large companies; to travel by caravans; hele okai. s. A large company; a large army; aole e pono ke kaua uuku ke hana i makawalu ame ke kahului, it is not proper for a small army to engage a large army in a smooth place.

makawalu₂ [maka·walu]  n. type of fighting on plains covered with brush, with irregularly grouped warriors. (Malo 196, 203)WAR

makawalu  v. Maka and walu, to scratch. To scratch like a cat; to rub; to scrape.

Makawao [Maka-wao]  placename. land section, village, park, elementary school, district, and forest reserve, Haʻikū qd., Maui. Land section and stream, Kailua, Oʻahu. lit.: forest beginning.

Makawela [maka·wela]  n. Miaplacidus, a star in the constellation Carina. STA

makawela₁ [maka·wela]  nvs. glowing, burning; full of hate, fury, anger. fig. term for the despised kauā, outcasts. VOL

hoʻomakawelato treat like a kauā makawela

pōhaku makawela o Kīlauea.The burning lava rocks of Kīlauea.

ʻōlelo makawelawords of hatred

makawela [maka·wela]  PLA

makawelato slash and burn, a method of land cultivation

makawela  s. Epithet of a servant marked in the forehead; ina i hoailonaia ke kauwa ma ka lae, ua kapaia he kauwa makawela.

makawela₂ [maka·wela]  n. type of stone from which weights for cowry octopus lures were made. STO FIS

makawela  Name of a species of soft porous stone.

makawela₃ [maka·wela]  same as wela₃, a new field, as of sweet potatoes; a piece of land cleared for planting by burning... PLA

Hele e kanu i ka makawela.Went to plant the land cleared by burning.

makawelawela [maka·wela·wela]  redup. of makawela₁, glowing, burning; full of hate, fury, anger... [Ka piha i ka inaina i kekahi mea.]₁₀,

Ua makawelawela wale mai ʻoia iaʻu.He hated me for nothing.

makawele  s. The name of a valley on Kauai which opens into the Waimea valley.

maka weli  nvi. glaring, threatening eyes; to glare, glower. [He maka nānā mai me ka inaina huhū e makaʻu loa ai ke kanaka ke ʻike aku.]₁₄

Makaweli [Maka-weli]  placename. landing, land division, and river, Waimea district, south coast of Kauaʻi; formerly called Hoʻānuanu. (UL 110.). lit.: fearful features.

makawī [maka·]  see pahapaha₃, Oʻahu name for a kind of stone used for poi pounders. Called makawī on Kauaʻi. POI

makawili [maka·wili]  n. bit, as for a drill. Niʻihau. see kumuwili, wili. TOO

make₁  S  nvs.
  • to die, perish; dead, death, killed, deceased,
  • danger of death, peril, deathly, deadly,
  • defeated, beaten, beat,
  • unfortunate; misfortune;
  • faint, to faint, fainting,
  • destruction,
  • extinct,
  • late,
  • obsolete,
  • poisonous, venemous.
  • to kill, execute;
 (cf. make loa, definitely "to die"); A pre-Christian concept was that make signified entry into the spirit world, and that make loa was the utter annihilation of the spirit, a kind of second death. (cf. (For. 5:581) [Story of the Ohelo]).

Gram. 4.5:
make ʻdie’ is a loa‘a-stative verb:
     (Agentive phrase)
Ua make||ke keiki|| Pele.
(perf) die||the child||by Pele
‘The child was killed by Pele. / Pele killed the child.’

However, in a long chant in which the pig man Kamapua’a lists his victories (FS 234-239), make is used as a deliberate transitive verb ‘to defeat’: Make ke kaua ʻOlopana. ‘The warrior defeats ʻOlopana.’ (Perhaps the chanter whispered the causative [hoʻo-] part of hoʻomake, the transitive transformation!)

bc [(AN) PPn *mate, die, dead]

ʻAʻole kona he make maoli, he make na waho.His was not a natural death, [but] a death by outsiders [sorcery].

Emi maila ʻo Kamalama, ā ʻaneʻane e make i wahi koa.Kamalama fell behind and was almost killed by the warriors. (FS 85)

Hele i ka make.To pass away in death [common statement in wills].

hoʻomaketo kill deliberately, execute; to pretend to be dead; to let die; to let diminish, grow faint

kāna makehis murder [of someone else]

kona makehis [own] death

Lawe i ka make.Taking at the time of death [a deceased might by his death remove taboos, curses, and sources of family discord: (Nānā 137–8) ].

Mai hoʻopae ʻoe, e hoʻomake ʻoe i kou nalu.Don't catch [the wave], let your wave get smaller. (Laie [108])

makamaka makeunresponsive friend

make anuto die from the cold, freeze

make ʻoledeathless, immortal

Nāʻehu i make aku nei.The late Nāʻehu.

make  S   see lāʻau make, poison...

pūnuku ea makegas mask, as used during World War II

make  v. To die; to perish; to be killed; to suffer, as a calamity. Hoo. To put to death; to deaden; to cause to die; to be slain. Ezek. 11:6. To mortify; to kill. Oihk. 20:4. s. Death; the dissolution of soul and body; the state of being dead; as an agent it triumphs over the bodies of men. Rom. 6:9. Na make wahahee. Ier. 2:14. adj. Dead; hurt; injured; wounded. adv. E hina make, to fall dead; i hina make ai, he fell down dead.

make₂  nvs. desire, want; to want. After ʻaʻole, [mai, ʻaʻohe,] make expresses a weak command, as "you better not." . cf. make ʻai, -mākeʻaka, make wai. bc PCP *mate.

ʻAʻohe make hele.You better not go. (Kahiolo Ch. 13)

ʻAʻole make hana.Better not do it.

ʻĪ mai nei ke aliʻi, ʻaʻole make kaha ka ʻōpū o ka puaʻa.The chief said, better not cut open the pig's stomach. (FS 205)

Mai make hele ʻoe!Don't get the notion of going.

make  v. To desire; to wish for; to wish; e manao nui, to think much upon; to desire often; to love. v. Used impersonally. To need; to have necessity; it is necessary; generally a negative; aole make kukui, there is no need of a lamp. To permit; to allow; aole make au e haule i ka lima o kanaka, let me not fall into the hands of men. 1 Oihl. 21:13. Aole make hakaka kaua kekahi i kekahi. let us two not contend, one with the other. NOTE. In all the examples the meaning of make seems to be, to wish or will, and it may be the obsolete root of makemake.

make₃  n. price, barter, exchange. cf. makehewa, makepono. bc CAN

Ā make na ʻIwa, na ke keiki ʻaihue a Kukui, ʻo ka waiwai o kuʻu waʻa.The reward for ʻIwa, Kukui's thieving son, is the value of my canoe. (FS 21)

ʻEhia hua moa make ka hapalua.How many eggs for fifty cents?

make  is also used impersonally in the sense, it is agreed, it is a bargain, &c.; ehia huamoa make ka hapawalu? how many hen's eggs will buy (will pay for, will be equal to) a rial? Hookahi puu wahie make ka pahu aila, one pile of wood paid for a cask of oil. Make hewa, a bad bargain; no profit; in vain, &c.

mākē [·]  n. masthead. Eng.

make  To be proper; to be fit; to be right; aole make hookuke ia Kalaiwahi, it is not proper to banish Kalaiwahi; To be; to exist; to be present; aole make hau maluna iho ou, let there be no dew upon thee; Even; nor; besides; neither.

makea  S   pas/imp. of make₁, to die, perish..., make₂, desire, want...

mākea [·kea]  same as mahakea₁, fallow land..., mahakea₂, a variety of taro..., mahakea₃, a variety of kava, usually called mākea...

Makeāhua [Make-āhua]  placename. gulch, Kohala qd., Hawaiʻi. lit.: dead [in a] heap.

makeʻai  vi. hungry. lit., want food. PCP *mate kai.


hana hoʻomākeʻakafunny antics; to do something to provoke laughter

hoʻomākeʻakawitty, comic, funny, amusing; to cause laughter, exercise wit or humor

mea hoʻomākeʻakajoker, wit, clown

ʻōlelo hoʻomākeʻakajoke, witticism

make anu  S  vs. to be very cold, chilled, freezing.

Makeaupeʻa [make·au·peʻa]  n. name of a star or constellation. see Mekeaupeʻa. STA

make ʻawahua iho [make ʻawa·hua iho]  S  n. death due to mental depression. lit., bitterness within death. (Kam. 64:44)

Makedonia [make·donia]  n. Macedonia. [+]G

Makedonia  var. spelling of Makekonia, Macedonia... bc

Makee  placename. road, Waikīkī, Honolulu, named for James Makee (pronounced McKee), trader, rancher, and captain of whaling ships. He came to Hawaiʻi in 1843 and stayed until his death in 1879. (TM) He is celebrated in the well-known Hula o Makee about a ship named for him (Elbert and Mahoe 55).

makeʻe  vt.
  • covetous, desirous to have;
  • greedy,
  • to prize, have affection for.
bc [Ka makemake ʻana i kekahi mea. Ka makemake nui ʻana. Ka makemake nui ʻana i kekahi mea. Makemake nui, minamina nui i kekahi mea.],₁₀,,,₁₄

he makeʻe keikia great affection for children


ka mālama makeʻe loato preserve a desired object with great care (Kel. 50)

makee  v. Make and e, before. To be jealous. Make, to desire. see verb, Note and E intensive. To desire, as property. To be greedy after a thing generally; used in reference to hoarding property; ua nui na mea i makee i kela mea i keia mea, i ka waiwai, i ka hanohano, a ia mea aku ia mea aku. Ma Hawaii nei, o ka aina kekahi mea a lakou i makee ai. To withhold from others property that is due. Ezek. 18:16. Makee is synonymous with puniwaiwai, but is stronger. see alunu. To gather or scrape together things of value and of little value to keep them; e hapuku. s. Joined with waiwai, covetousness. Ier. 22:17. Greediness of gain. Hal. 10:3. Without waiwai, a covetous person. A robber. Iob. 5:5

makeʻe ai  randy (EH)

makeʻe kānāwai [makeʻe ··wai]  vs. law-abiding. LAW

mākeʻekeʻe [·keʻe·keʻe]  redup. of makeʻe, covetous, greedy, desirous to have; to prize, have affection for...

makeʻe kūlana [makeʻe ·lana]  n.v. to desire to preserve the status quo; conservative.

makeʻe pono aupuni [makeʻe pono au·puni]  vs. patriotic; desirous for the welfare of the nation.

makeewaa  v. Manao ae la lakou, makeewaa ana e make ai o Kamaiole.

makeʻe waiwai [makeʻe wai·wai]  nvs. avarice, covetousness (Ier. 22.17) ; eagerness to acquire wealth.

makeewaiwai  s. see above in makee, s.

mākēhā [··]  nvi. shish, to shish, swish, especially accompanied by flash, as of skyrockets; flash, as of lightning; to flash.

Kauilamākēhāokalani.Flashing lightning of heaven. (name)

makehana [make·hana]  vs. useful. cf. makepono.

makehewa [make·hewa]  nvs. bad bargain, vain undertaking; in vain, useless, without profit. cf. makepono. bc [Hua ʻole, pohō.]₁₂

ʻaʻa makehewarash, desperate

Makehewa ke kino uʻi, ʻo kēlā ke kāne.The youthful beauty is wasted on a man like that.

makehewa  v. Make and hewa, wrong. To be or to do to no purpose; to do in vain or to no profit. Ier. 2:30. adv. In vain; to no profit; not answering the purpose.Hal.89:47. Vainly, as labor without reward. Isa. 49:4.

makehia [make·hia]  pas/imp. of make₂, desire, want...

ʻOnipaʻa ana ka pono, ʻonipaʻa me ka makehia.Let the right stand firm, stand firm because it is wanted. (song)

make hopena  S  vs. to die a bad death, as in punishment for evil deeds.

makeima, makakema, makekemia  n. macadamia. Eng. FOO

ma kekahi ʻano ʻē aʻe  otherwise (EH)

ma kekahi ʻaoʻao  on the other hand (EH)

ma kekahi wahi  somewhere (EH)

make kāʻiliponi  apoplexy (EH)

make kaka ola  S  n. death caused by capturing the spirit of a live person. lit., death strike [the] living. (Kam. 64:43)

makekana, masetana [make·kana]  n. mustang. Eng. ANI

makekau [make·kau]  vs. warlike.

makekau  adj. Angry; irascible; quick in a passion; unfriendly; makekau oe, aole ike i kou hoahanu, aole hookipa, ea.

ma ke kauoha  legal notice (EH)

ma ke kauoha a  by command of (EH)

mākeke₁ [·keke]  n. market. Eng.

mākeke [·keke]  n. the market, a reference to the economy. [+]

mākeke₂ [·keke]  black mustard (Brassica nigra), a cosmopolitan herb, a weed in Hawaiʻi, but formerly cultivated for the seeds, which are the main source of table mustard. Small yellow flowers, and later erect seed pods, are borne on tall stems. Eng. FLO FOO

Hua mākekegrain of mustard seed (Mat. 13.31)

makeke  s. Eng. Mustard. Mat. 13:31. Hua makeke, mustard seed.



mākeke mahiʻai  n. farmer's market (KAN)

makekemia, makakema, makeima [makeke·mia]  n. macadamia. Eng.

mākeke nui [·keke nui]  n. large market, supermarket.

Makekonia, Makedonia  n. Macedonia. G

ma ke kua  behind (referring to both time and place) (EH)

makela, masela  n. muscles. Eng. BOD

Makela, Madera  n. Madeira. G

ma kēlā ʻaoʻao  across (EH)

makele  S   same as kele₁, watery, muddy... FIS

ka ulua makelethe fat, large deep-sea ulua, a fish

makele  s. A deep place of earth and water; deep mud, but partially hardened or covered with grass so as to be shaky; unstable land. see naka.

make lena₂  sweetheart (EH)

makelia [make·lia]  n. material. Eng.

makelia [make·lia]  n. material, a general term but not relating to cloth. also memea.

makelia kūloheloheraw material

Makelika, Maderida  n. Madrid. G

makelimonio, materimonio [makeli·monio]  n. matrimony.

make loa  S  vs. to die (in contrast to make, which may mean "defeated, faint"). For a pre-Christian concept, see make₁.

make loa  S  vs. extinct. also halapohe, nalowale loa.

ʻane make loaendangered

makemake₁ [make·make]  nvt. desire, want, wish; to want, like, prefer, favor, wish; willing (often replaced colloquially by mamake). see make₂. bc

E mālama ʻia Kou makemake.May Thy will be done.

hoʻomakemaketo cause or feign desire

makemake [make·make]  n. preference.

heluna makemakedemand, i.e. a desired commodity within the consumer's ability to pay

makemakepreferences, as in a computer program

makemake  v. see make, to desire. To desire much; to wish for; to love. To rejoice, i.e., to obtain one's desire; to be glad; e hoihoi. e olioli; ua like ka makemake me ka hauoli ame ka olioli. NOTE.—Makemake is often used by foreigners where other words such as ake, manao, anoi, &c., would apply better. s. A desire; a wish; a want; a thinking much of. A rejoicing; gladness.

makemake₂ [make·make]  S   defeated. redup. of make₁, to die... (For. 6:371) bc PPN *matemate.

makemake iho  voluntary (EH)

makemake nui ʻia  popular (EH)

makemake ʻole  dislike, distasteful (EH)

makemake ʻole ʻia  undesirable (EH)

makemakika [make·makika]  n. mathematics. Eng.

makemakika hoʻopili ʻia [make·makika hoʻo·pili ʻia]  n. applied mathematics. lit., referred mathematics. MTH

makemakika naʻau [make·makika naʻau]  n. mental math. lit., mathematics (in the) mind. also helu naʻau. MTH

makemakika ʻokoa, makemakika ʻokoʻa [make·makika ʻokoa]  n. pure mathematics. MTH

makemakika ʻokoʻa  n. var. spelling of makemakika ʻokoa, pure mathematics. AltSpel MTH

makena₁  S  nvi. mourning, wailing, lamentation; to wail, lament, weep for joy. PPN *matenga. [Ka uē nui ʻana i ka make ʻana o kekahi kanaka. Ka uē ʻana me ka Ieo nui no ka make ʻana o kekahi kanaka i aloha ʻia.],

Nona kēia makena e uwē ʻia mai nei.This wailing that is being sobbed forth here is for him. (For. 4.47 - ʻAukele)

makena  v. Make and ana, a dying. To mourn, that is, to make the sound of mourning; to mourn; to wail, as for the dead; to mourn, as at the death of a relative or friends; to mourn in any manner. To float in the air, as the sound of mourning. NOTE.—Mourning among Hawaiians was expressed by audible lugubrious tones of the voice. s. A wailing; a mourning or lamentation for the dead; the sound of mourning or wailing. Kanl. 26:14. see kumakena. Sorrow or suffering from habits of intoxication; pau ka makena ana o ka poe ona rama, the sorrows of those drinking rum were ended. Sorrow; disappointment. Laieik. 66. adj. Mourning; lamenting the death of a friend; wawa makena, a noise of lamentation for the dead; kapa makena, mourning garments. Kin. 38:14.

makena₂  S  n. calm, of sea, atmosphere. cf. make, dead.

mākena [·kena]  vs. many, numerous; often, much. [He nui lehulehu.]

Mākena hoʻi koʻu hilahila iāʻoe.How you humiliated me; you made me ashamed of you.

mākena wale ua moalots of chickens

Mākena  placename. land section, Kalapana qd., Hawaiʻi. Village, bay, landing, school, and quadrangle, East Maui. lit.: abundance.

makenaikokene [make·naiko·kene]  S  vs. chlorosis, i.e. a condition in plants as a result of deficient nitrogen. cf. make wai, make ʻai. SCI PLA

makenawai [makena·wai]  S  n. place where a stream disappears in the ground.

makenawai  s. Make and na, plural article, and wai, waters. A place where a brook loses itself in the ground.

mākēneki [··neki]  n. magnet, magneto. Eng. TOO

mākēneki [··neki]  n. magnet. TOO

make ʻole, makeʻole  immortal, deathless. (EH)

makeʻole  var. spelling of make ʻole, immortal, deathless.

make pilau  S  nvs. complete defeat, as in card games, to be completely defeated. SPO

make pōloli [make ·loli]  S  nvi. to die of starvation; faint with hunger.

makepono [make·pono]  S  nvs. bargain; profitable, reasonable in price or in conduct. cf. makehewa.

make ulu niu  S  nvs. madness; to be mad. lit., death [from] whirling. (Kam. 64:43)rare. 

make wai, makewai  nvi. thirst; thirsty. see ex. iho₇. PEP *mate wai. BOD

makewai  s. A desire to drink; thirst. adj. Thirsty; desiring to drink. v. Make, to desire, and wai, water. To be thirsty; to thirsty; to desire to drink. Lunk. 4:19.

make wale  S  vi. to die of itself, to die without cause, to die or wilt easily.

ʻO ka mea make wale.That which dieth of itself. (Oihk. 22.8)

makewale  adj. Make, death, and wale, without cause. That which has died of itself. Oihk. 22:8.

māki  vi. to march. Eng.

mākī [·]  vt. to roll, fold.

He aha ka mea i mākī ʻia ai kēia moena.Why was this mat rolled up?

mākia₁ [·kia]  nvs.
  • aim, purpose;
  • to aim or strive for, to concentrate on.
  • motto.

ʻOnipaʻa Liliʻuokalani mākia.Stand firm was Liliʻuokalani's motto. (ON 2521)

mākia₂ [·kia]  nvt.
  • pin, nail, wedge, spike, stake, bolt; to nail, bolt, pin;
  • crucify,
  • to establish, as a kingdom;
  • to destroy by sorcery;
  • to drive stakes, as in surveying;
  • to fasten.
bc [Ke kākia ʻana me ka hāmale a paʻa pono. He kui hao i hoʻohana ʻia no ke kūkulu a kāpili ʻana paha.],

Mākia ʻia ma ka lāʻau keʻa.Nailed to the cross.

makia  v. see kakia. To fasten, as with nails, spikes or pins; to nail; to bolt; to drive a nail. Lunk. 4:21. To tighten or make fast what otherwise would be loose. fig. To bind; to make fast, as by a covenant or treaty. To lay or mark out the ground for a heiau; makia huli ka moku, to turn as the earth, though fast. s. A pin; a bolt; a nail; a wedge; anything used to keep a substance in its place. The measure used in laying out the ground for a heiau.

mākia₃ [·kia]  vt. to set, as a record. cf. kūhoʻe. SPO

Na wai i mākia i ke kūhoʻe o ka lele loloa i ka makahiki 1988?Who is it that set the record for the standing long jump in 1988?

mākiʻa [·kiʻa]  conj. maybe, perhaps, probably.

Mākiʻa o uhaele aku kāua.We'll probably go.

makia  To be at peace with one; to be in a state of peace or quietness; ua makia ka aina. fig. The state of being settled without disturbance; the state of being under treaty.

mākia lena  n. crosshairs, on a sighting scope or a scope on a firearm. lit. aiming mark. [+]

ʻOhe mākia lena.sighting scope for a telescope or firearm. (add3)

makiau  s. A nail of the finger or toe. see maiao.

makiawa [maki·awa]  n. round herring (Etrumeus micropus); common in estuaries, as at Pearl Harbor. also mikiawa, ʻōmaka.

makihi  cressa cretica. cf. (Neal 701). (Remy 19)PLA

makiʻilohelohe [makiʻi·lohe·lohe]  n. a service during luakini dedication. (For. 6:45)

makika₁  n. mosquito. In (Puk. 8.16) , makika translates "gnats" (RSV) and "lice" (KJV). In (Hal. 105.31) , makika is "swarm of flies" (RSV) and "divers sorts of flies" (KJV). Eng. INS

makika  s. Eng. The Hawaiian pronunciation for musquito or musketo. A stinging fly; mai noho hoi a aki wale aku e like me na makika nahu kolohe. NOTE.— Musketoes were first brought to the islands in 1823. A ship lying in the roads at Lahaina, on being cleared of vermin by smoke, a light breeze brought some musketoes ashore. They are now numerous and troublesome on the leeward sides of all the islands.

makika₂  n. plant blight that attacked sweet potato, taro, and other food crops, believed caused by mosquitoes. SWP TAR INS

makiki₁  same as kiki, to peck

makiki moacockfight

makiki₂  n. type of stone used as weights for octopus lures (Malo 19), and for adzes. STO TOO

makiki  s. Name of a kind of soft porous stone; maika stones were sometimes made of them.

Makiki  placename. place, street, heights, stream, valley, and section 20 of Honolulu (map 6), probably named for a type of stone used as weights for octopus lures.

makikoe [maki·koe]  vs. long, tall, slender, as a tree. TRE

makikoe  adj. Extended; long; flat. see kioeoe.

mākila [·kila]  nvt. Maui name for mānai, needle; to string, as leis. LEI

Mākila  placename. point, land division, reservoir, and ditch, Lahaina qd., Maui. lit.: needle.

makili  vi.
  • to crack, cracked, split open
  • appear through a crack,
  • show, come to light;
  • to come off, as shingles;
[Ka nahā ʻana; ka nakaka ʻana; ka mahae ʻana; ka wehe iki ʻana mai o kekahi mea (e like me ke pani puka paha o ka hale) i hiki ke kiʻei i loko.]₁₇

He makili loa ka uka.A sun just peering forth in the uplands. (For. 6:299)

hoʻomakilito open a crack; to crack

Hoʻomakili ka papa.The board is cracked.

Ua makili mai ka mālamalama ma ka hakahaka o ka puka.The light shows through the open space of the door.

makili  v. see mikili. To open, as the mind; to be conscious of some internal feeling or desire. Hoo. To open the mind to receive as well as understand important truths; e hoomakili ae kakou ika maka o ko kakou naau.

mākili [·kili]  S  nvs. a drop; to drop, as water. cf. kilihau, kilihune, (Hal. 37.25) .

he wahi mākili houa drop of perspiration

Mākili ʻai.To eat just a little.

Mākili liʻiliʻi ka wai.Add a little water [as in mixing poi]. (Kep. 165)

mākili hou  drop of perspiration (EH)

makili ka noʻonoʻo [makili ka noʻo·noʻo]  vi. to have a revelation. [+]

makili ka noʻonoʻo [makili ka noʻo·noʻo]  to 'see the light' after not understanding or after being in opposition to an idea.

mākilikili [·kili·kili]  redup. of makili, to crack, appear through a crack, show, come to light...

mākilo [·kilo]  S  nvt. to eye wistfully, to look at longingly, to beg thus; beggar. [Pn(CE) *maa-tiro, look longingly at something (especially food)] [Nānā aku i kekahi mea me ka ʻiʻini e lilo mai ia mea. Ka nānā ʻana aku me he mea lā ua makemake ʻia kekahi mea; ka hākilo me ka makeʻe.]₁₂,₁₇

makilo  v. Ma and kilo, a star-gazer. To look wishfully after a thing. To beg. Hal. 37:25. Pololi loa oia, a hele oia ma kauhale e makilo ai i ai nana me ka hilahila ole. To go about begging food. s. A beggar.

makimaki [maki·maki]  similar to ʻoʻopu hue, puffer. (Arothron hispidus). FIS

makimaki  s. Name of a fish; a dolphin. see mahimahi.

makini₁  uneven, as land. (And.)

makini  v. To be uneven, as land, some places high, some low; makini kona aoao.

makini₂  a kind of fish. (And.) FIS

makini  s. Name of a species of fish. adj. Name of a certain kind of fish net; ka upena makini a ka poe kii ai ia ke ahi a ka po.

mākini₁ [·kini]  n. group of spears tied together, used as a battering ram in war (from maka kini, many points). [He mau ihe i hoʻopaʻa ʻia kekahi me kekahi i loko o ka pūʻā.]₁₄

mākini₂ [·kini]  nvs. many deaths; death-inflicting, deathly (from make kini, many deaths).

mākini₃ [·kini]  n. gourd mask, as used by canoemen. CAN

mākini₄  n. machine. (NKE)

Mākini  placename. street, Kapahulu section, Honolulu.

mākinikā₁ [·kini·]  nvs. monkey. fig., ugly person; ugly. ANI

mākinikā₂ [·kini·]  n. Hawaiian whalers' name for Eskimo.

makinikela, makīnikela [makini·kela]  n. martingale. Eng.

makīnikela  n. var. spelling of makinikela, martingale. Eng. AltSpel

mākinikini [·kini·kini]  nvs. hilly; notched, as a ridge.

Makisona [maki·sona]  n. Madison, the capital of Wisconsin. Eng. [+]G

mākiu, hoʻomākiu [·kiu]  same as makākiu, spy, detective, spying eye, watchful, vigilant, spying, to spy..., hoʻomakākiu, to spy, watch, reconnoiter...

Makiwa  placename. gulch, Olowalu qd., Maui.

mākō₁ [·]  vs. rough, rocky; large. [PPn *mato, precipice, steep place, cliff]MUS

Mānoanoa mehe pali mākō.Thick as a rock cliff. (chant)

mākō₂ [·]  similar to mākonā, mean. rare. 

mako  adj. Angry; provoked at others so as to quarrel and fight.

makoa₁  vs. fearless, courageous, aggressive. cf. koa, brave. [Ke ʻano koa, wiwo ʻole a makaʻu ʻole nō hoʻi.]₁₇

hoʻomakoato act bravely

makoa  v. Ma and koa, a soldier. To go forward fearlessly; to do courageously.

makoa₂  similar to mākonā, hard, mean... TRE

Pulu aʻu lehua i ka makoa.My lehua trees are wet in the implacable [elements]. (FS 87)

makoa  To be hard with people; to be close; to be stingy; to be unkind.

mākoʻa [·koʻa]  S  n. coral head in the sea.

makoa  s. Ma and koa, a koa tree. A tract of land midway between the shore and interior where koa trees grow.

mākoʻakoʻa [·koʻa·koʻa]  S   plural of mākoʻa, coral head in the sea...

mākoe [·koe]  to rake, strip, scrape away. cf. koe₂, to scratch, claw, scrape... [Pn(??) *toe, split Pandanus leaves into strips]

mākoʻe [·koʻe]  var. of mākole₁, inflamed or sore eye... (AP) BOD

makoe  v. Contraction of maka, eye, and kole, raw. To have sore or inflamed eyes.

mākoeā [·koe·ā]  vs. tedious, wearisome, difficult, as a task; hard to get along with, of a person. rare. 

makoea  adj. Hard; difficult; paakiki, makona.

Makoewai [Makoe-wai]  placename. stream near Pepeʻekeo, Hawaiʻi.

mākohi₁ [·kohi]  same as kōhi₁, gather, break off... to dig. [PPn *ma-tofi, be split in two]

mākohi₂ [·kohi]  n. a red variety of taro, used for pink poi, sometimes qualified by the colors ʻeleʻele or ʻulaʻula. also mōkohi. TAR POI

makohi  s. A species of red kalo.

Mākohilani [Mā·kohi-lani]  n. name of a star. see Mākaha₂. STA

Mākoi [·koi]  n. the star in the center of the constellation Carina. STA

mākoi₁ [·koi]  {mā-₄ + koi₂} nvt. fishing pole; to fish with a pole (also mōkoi). same as koi₂, fishing pole... cf. mākoi kanaka, a sport of strength; players lie on the ground, with bodies rigid... FIS

mākoito fish with a pole

mākoi₂ [·koi]  same as mākonā, hard, mean... (AP)

makoi  adj. see the foregoing. Hard; severe; uncourteous; hostile.

Mākoi₃, Magoi [·koi]  n. Magi.

mākoi₄ [·koi]  n. magician, enchanter.

mākoiele [·koi·ele]  vi. to teeter, seesaw; to swing on a single rope. rare. SPO

makoiele  v. To teeter; to balance, as two children in play; to swing, as a single one on a rope.

mākoi kanaka [·koi kanaka]  n. a sport of strength; players lie on the ground, with bodies rigid. They are lifted up from the back and hoisted to their feet.

mākoikoi [·koi·koi]  redup. of mākoi₁, fishing pole; to fish with a pole...

mākoʻiole [·koʻi·ole]  vi. to hold the breath, of divers. rare. 

makoiole  v. To restain breathing; to hold in the breath.

mākoko₁ [·koko]  n. fresh-water leech or bloodsucker. cf. koko, blood. FIS

mākoko₂ [·koko]  vs. reddish. cf. heʻe mākoko, loli mākoko.

mākoko₃ [·koko]  n. a variety of taro, used for red poi. also nohu. (HP 22)TAR POI

makoko  s. A species of large fish of the squid kind, of a reddish color; it is eaten by whales; makoko, he wahi ia nui ano hee, ulaula, he ai na ke kohola.

Mākole  placename. land area, northwest Kauaʻi. Land section and point, southeast Lānaʻi. lit.: red-eyed.

mākole₁ [·kole]  S  nvs. inflamed or sore eye; bloodshot; red-eyed; red-hot; red or yellow, as dying leaves; red, as a tinted cloud. [ʻUlaʻula o ka maka.]₁₄WIN BOD

hoʻomākoleto cause redness or soreness of the eyes

Mākole, mākole ʻakahi.So red-eyed, red-eyed [said tauntingly of Pele, referring to her fires]. (FS 223)

mākole [·kole]  S   manu wiliō mākole. red-eyed vireo. BIR

makole  s. Contraction of maka, eye, and kole, raw; inflamed. Inflamed eyes; the ophthalmia. Makole is mostly brought on by swimming long in salt water. see makoe.

mākole₂ [·kole]  S  nvi. slightly decomposed pinkish octopus, relished by some; to turn pinkish, as octopus. also heʻe pulu.

hoʻomākoleto prepare octopus in this fashion

mākole₃ [·kole]  S  n. rainbow. WIN

mākolenight with a [lunar] rainbow

mākole₄ [·kole]  S  n. a small, smooth, succulent herb (Nertera granadensis var. insularis, commonly known as N. depressa), creeping on damp forest floors, a member of the coffee family with small ovate leaves and round, red to yellow, berry-like fruits. (Neal 794)PLA

mākole₅ [·kole]  vt. to scrape.

mākole₆ [·kole]  same as kahikole, a time of day.

makole  The time when the sun is high or fiercely hot; i. e., from eight o'clock to two or three in the afternoon.

mākolea [·kolea]  vs. bold, shameless. rare. 

Mākoleʻā [Mākole-ʻā]  placename. point, Keāhole qd., Hawaiʻi. lit.: glowing red eye.

mākolekole [·kole·kole]  S   redup. of mākole₁, inflamed or sore eye, bloodshot..., mākole₂, slightly decomposed pinkish octopus..., mākole₃, rainbow... WIN

ua mākolekolea rain with rainbow colors

makolekole  s. see the foregoing. Sore, running eyes; red with soreness; he maka helohelo; ohelo eved, i. e., red like an ohelo.

Mākolelau [Mākole-lau]  placename. land division, Kamalō qd., south Molokaʻi, and trail to Pelekunu Valley. lit.: many red eyes.

mākole lau [·kole lau]  S  n. leaf turning yellow or red, or drying.

mākole mākōpiʻi [·kole ··piʻi]  n. a native moss (Thuidium hawaiense), the plants branching in one plane, looking like small ferns. also mākōpiʻi, maka ʻōpiʻi, limumākolemakaʻōpiʻi, kala maka piʻi. FER PLA

mākoli [·koli]  n. fragment; tiny bit, as of small shavings. cf. koli, to whittle.

hoʻomākolito cut into small bits, to render small or fine

makoli  adj. Little of any work done; a little way that any one travels in a day; mohai, loaa iki mai.

makolo  same as kolo, to creep.

makolo  v. Ma and kolo, to crawl; to creep. To crawl, as a four-footed animal. To run along; to creep, as a vine. To approach on hands and knees, as the people in former times approached a chief to ask a favor; hence, To ask a favor; to ask a question.

makoloa [mako·loa]  same as makaloa, a sedge. PLA

makoloa  s. Name of some vegetable out of which mats were made, a kind of small rush; o ka makoloa kekahi hanaia i moena.

Makoloaka  placename. islet (0.39 acres, 80 feet elevation), Keʻanae qd., Maui.

makolokolo  dayflower (EH)

mākolokolo [·kolo·kolo]  lit., creeper. same as honohono, the wandering Jew.

mākolokolopā [·kolo·kolo·]  same as kolokolopā, young of goatfish. FIS

mākolu₁ [·kolu]  vs. thick, heavy, deep, as clouds; thick-coated, as dust; laden, as a high chief with taboo. [(OC) PPn *maatolu, thick]WIN

makolu  adj. Wide; thick; deep; besmeared thickly with dust. syn. with manoanoa.

mākolu₂ [·kolu]  n. net mesh large enough to admit the entrance of three fingers; a net with such a mesh; three-ply, as sennit. cf. mākahi, mālua. [Mea ʻoi nona ʻekolu maka.]₁₄NET

makolu  s. Name of a certain kind of fish.

mākolukolu₁ [·kolu·kolu]  chubby. redup. of mākolu;

he papa mākolukolua thick plank

Kalaninuimākolukoluikekapu.The great chief thickly surrounded by taboo. (name)

makolukolu  adj. Intensive of the foregoing. Thick; deep; thick, as a plank.

mākolukolu₂ [·kolu·kolu]  vs. extremely, threefold. PPN *matolutolu, PNP *maatolutolu. [Ka pakolu ʻana o ka nui o kekahi mea.]

kuhikuhi mākolukoluextremely savory (Kel. 117)

mākolu ʻoā, mākolu ʻowā  mesh (EH)

mākolu ʻowā  var. spelling of mākolu ʻoā, mesh

mākōmakō [··makō]  rare redup. of mākō₁, rough; large...

hoʻomākōmakōlarge, billowy; to increase, enlarge

makomako  v. To enlarge; to increase; to be great. see makumaku. s. Greatness; great size; largeness.

Makona, Masona  nvs. Mason. Eng.

Hui Makona.Masons' Society.

mākonā [·konā]  nvs. hard, mean, hard-hearted, malevolent, unyielding, arbitrary, implacable, nasty; evil disposition. cf. konā. [Ka loko ʻino, aloha ʻole, ʻoluʻolu ʻole o ka naʻau.]₁₈

hoʻomākonāto act mean, hard, etc

makona  s. An unpeaceful disposition; fretfulness. adj. Implacable; unappeasable; aloha ole.

mākōpiʻi [··piʻi]  same as mākole mākōpiʻi, a moss. PLA

mākōpiʻi [··piʻi]  n. moss, general term. see hulupōʻēʻē. PLA

mākōpiʻi ʻelenahupeat moss

makou₁  n. all native and introduced species of buttercups (Ranunculus), coarse herbs with subdivided leaves and small yellow flowers. also ʻawa Kanaloa. (Neal 351)PLA FLO

makou₂  n. a native perennial herb (Peucedanum sandwicense), in the parsley family, with coarse leaves much subdivided and tuberous roots that were used medicinally. PLA

makou₃  n. a native fern (Botrychium subbifoliatum), with fronds fan-shaped and lobed much like leaves of buttercups. FER

makou₄  nvi. to blush; red, as with sunburn; bloodshot. BOD

makou  v. To be red; to be inflamed; to have red or inflamed eyes. see makole.

makou₅  n. kukui lamps, as burned all night while court retainers told stories to the chiefs; courtiers who told such stories; venerable statesmen who had served under three kings, presumably in three generations, perhaps so called because the makou torch consisted of three strings of kukui nuts.

makou  To be red like the flame of a lamp which has burnt all night. s. Name of a lamp with a red flame, or a flame that has burnt all night; he poe lakou no makou, no ka mea o makou ka inoa oia kukui.

mākou [·kou]  pronoun. we, us (plural, exclusive). (Gram. 8.2)   bc [Pn(NP) *maa-tou, first person exclusive plural pronoun (independent): *(ki)maa-tou]

makou  pers. pron. first person plural. We; our company, excluding the persons addressed. Gram. § 117:4 and § 129. O ka ea noii ka makou ku kahakai.

makou  Name of the kalaimoku where the chiefs are concerned; such a person was esteemed highly.

mākū₁ [·]  vs. firm, hard; thick, stiff, as molasses; jellied, solidified; to gel, harden; to settle, as dregs; to thicken, as cream; dregs, sediment, lees. [(CP) PPn *ma-tuʻu, dry (of something that was originally wet, e.g. of mature coconut); congealed, desiccated]WIN

hoʻomākūto cause to harden, solidify, thicken, gel; to lower, as clouds. Fig., to show off

maku  v. To be full grown; to be full sized. To be fixed; to be firm; to be hard. To be large or numerous. adj. Full grown; firm; hard. Stiff or thick, as oil by long standing; maku ka aila. see makua below. s. Dregs of a liquid; lees; settlings. Isu. 50:17. The mother of vinegar; the lees of wine.

mākū₂ [·]  same as kokiʻo, a native hibiscus.

maku  v. To run and hide; to flee; Hoo. To dress up in a quantity of kapa with pomp; to make a great show.

makua  nvs.
  • parent, any relative of the parents' generation, as uncle, aunt, cousin;
  • progenitor;
  • Catholic father;
  • main stalk of a plant;
  • adult;
  • full-grown, mature, older, senior.
  • fig., benefactor, provider, anyone who cares for one;
  • the Lord (God).
bc [PPn *ma-tuʻa, parent] [mākua ponoʻī: Nā. lūauʻi mākua.]PLA

ʻAʻole hoʻi e hoʻomakua aku ʻoukou i kekahi kanaka.And call no man your father. (Mat. 239)

Ē ka Makua.Sire. (Kanonanona, beginning of a letter, Sept. 5, 1843)

hoʻomakuato grow into maturity, mature; to act the part of a parent; to foster, adopt, as a child; to call or treat as a parent; to address as parent, aunt, or uncle one related by affection rather than by blood or adoption; to become established or permanent

Kamika Makua.Smith Senior.

Makua Laiana.Father Lyons [the Hawaiians' name for the Rev. Lorenzo Lyons, 1807–1886].

ʻO mākou Makua i loko o ka lani.Our Father who art in heaven.

ʻO kou ahonui ka i hoʻomakua mai nei iaʻu.Your gentleness has made me great. (Hal. 18.35)

ʻO koʻu makua aku ana kēia.This one will be the one who cares for me in the future [may be said by a parent of his child].

Ua hoʻomakua aku au nona.I became his parent or guardian.

Makua  n. senior, as in Keola Kaloa Sr. Abb. Mk. [+]

makua  s. see maku, full grown. A parent; a begetter, either a father or mother, i. e., a mature person; applied also to an uncle or aunt. fig. A benefactor; a provider; o ko kakou makua ma keia wahi, o ka naauao no ia. Aloha ka naauao, ka makua hoi o kahi makua ole. adj. Full grown; of full age; mature; kanaka makua, a full grown man. v. see maku above, to be large. To enlarge; to grow. Hoo. To increase; to be full; to be thick set. To strengthen; to sustain. Hal. 18:35. To call one father or master; to honor. Mat. 23:9.

mākua₁ [·kua]  plural of makua, parent... (Gram. 8.1)   bc [PPn *maa-tuʻa, plural of matuqa.c, parent]

mākua₂ [·kua]  same as kūnehi, sunfish. bc FIS

Mākua  placename. land section, village, cave, stream, valley, surfing beach (Finney, 1959a:108), Kaʻena qd., Oʻahu; the traditional haunt of expert lua fighters. (Ii 98; UL 203.) see Kāneana. lit.: parents.

mākuʻa [·kuʻa]  var. of mākuʻe, dark brown, dark red.

makua aliʻi, makualiʻi  n. progenitor, patriarch, head of a tribe.

makua hānai  foster parent (EH)

makuahine, makuwahine [makua·hine]  n. mother, aunt, female cousin or relative of parents' generation. lit., female parent. bc PPN *matuʻa fafine.

hoʻomakuahineto act as or claim to be a makuahine; to treat as a makuahine

ʻōlelo makuahinemother tongue

makuahine  s. Makua, parent, and wahine, female. A mother, &c., subject to all the figurative ideas of makua, s.

mākuahine [·kua·hine]  plural of makuahine, mother, aunt... (Gram. 8.1)   PCP *maatuʻa wahine.

makuahine hanauna [makua·hine hanauna]  n. female cousin of the parents' generation.

makuahine kōlea [makua·hine ·lea]  n. stepmother.

makuahine makua [makua·hine makua]  n. aunt who is older sister or cousin of the father or mother. lit., older mother.

Makuahinemekekaikamahine [Makuahine-me-ke-kaikamahine<