Monthly Archives: May 2015

Maha

nvs. Rest, repose, vacation; freedom from pain; at ease, comfort. See mahamaha 2. ho’o.maha Vacation; to take a rest or vacation; to retire, stop work; to obtain relief; to pause; rest in music. There’s something about the summer. While it … Continue reading

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Lokomaikaʻi

nvs. Good will, good disposition, generosity, grace; kind, humane, gracious, benevolent, beneficent, obliging. Nā lā o ka lokomaikaʻi, days of grace [time allotted for paying a bill]. Yesterday’s word, loko ʻino (bad inside, evil), necessitated an off setting opposite. I … Continue reading

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Loko ʻino

Merciless, heartless, evil, malevolent, barbarous, cruel; such a person. Loko ʻino – two words. First word, loko, refers to the insides. During my small kid time, many a lūʻau served, amongst the usual flair, loko. That’s the insides. I can … Continue reading

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Manaʻoʻiʻo

nvt. Faith, confidence; to have faith, confidence; to believe. Kumu manaʻoʻiʻo, creed. Pelika o ka manaʻoʻiʻo, covenant of faith. I am just gonna come out and say that this is a post missionary word, it came to life as missionaries … Continue reading

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Makua kāne

Father; male parent. Today, Memorial Day, I honor my makua kāne, my dad, Shermaih Kahuakai Iaea, Jr. Also known as Jerry Boy. Bulla. Sarge. He passed away 7 years ago next month. My mom and my brothers always told me … Continue reading

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Puka

Hole; door, entrance, gate, slit, vent, opening, issue.  2.  To pass through, appear, emerge, come out; to rise, as the sun. 3.  To graduate. 4.  To say, utter, speak.  5.  To gain, win, profit; to draw interest; winnings, gain, profit. … Continue reading

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Kānalua

nvi. Doubtful, undecided, dubious, uncertain; to doubt, hesitate, distrust; reluctance, doubt, hesitation. Members of the Territorial legislature abstained from voting by saying, “kānalua.rd; hoʻo.kā.nalua To cause doubt. Hoʻokānalu ʻole ʻia ʻo kona ʻoiaʻiʻo, there is no cause to doubt its … Continue reading

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