Monthly Archives: December 2015

Hoaaloha/Hoaloha

n. Friend. Lit., beloved companion. Cf. aloha. Kona hoaloha, his friend. hoʻo.hoa.loha To make friends, be friendly, befriend. Today’s “He Momi” is dedicated to my hoaaloha, Nani. Today she celebrates her birthday. She and I started out as hula sisters and have remained … Continue reading

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Palekana

nvs. Safe, saved, rescued; convalescent; to ward off, brush aside, rescue, protect; to recover from illness; defense, savior, safety, security. Three more days until we welcome in 2016. With all the money fireworks blowing up here in Hawai’i, it can … Continue reading

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Hoʻomaha

Vacation; to take a rest or vacation; to retire, stop work; to obtain relief; to pause; rest in music (types are hoʻomaka poʻo, a whole rest; hoʻomaha poʻoʻele, a quarter rest; hoʻomaha poʻolima, a half rest; hoʻomaha poʻomana, an eighth … Continue reading

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Maluhia

nvs. Peace, quiet, security, tranquillity, serenity; safety; solemn awe and stillness that reigned during some of the ancient taboo ceremonies; peaceful, restful.  hoʻo.malu.hia To cause or give peace, protect; to arbitrate between warring parties. Moe ka ma maluhia lani – … Continue reading

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Mālie

vs. Calm, quiet, serene, pacific, still, silent, tranquil, gentle, gradual; calmly, slowly, softly, quietly.  hoʻo.mālie To calm, quiet, hush, soothe, lull, ease pain. (PPN maalie.) One of several words expressing peacefulness is mālie. Calm, quiet, serene (and more). Mālie conjours thoughts … Continue reading

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Manaʻolana

nvt. Hope, confidence, expectation; to hope Manaʻolana (one of the three greatest things) is an interesting word. Again, like yesterday’s word, manaʻoʻiʻo, manaʻolana has the same “prefix”, manaʻo, meaning thought, idea, opinion. –Lana is a nominalizing suffix and can be … 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. Manaʻoiʻo Nīkine, Nicene creed. Ua manaʻoʻiʻo i ke Akua, [he] believes in God. This Christmas season brings to mind many hīmeni Hawaiʻi, Hawaiian hymns, that … Continue reading

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