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kuamoʻo

/ kua.moʻo / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

1. n., Backbone, spine; road, trail, path (Mar. 1.3); custom, way (Mat. 10.5); canoe keel.

2. n., Clamps used in making or repairing canoes.

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  • Land section, Kailua qd., Hawaiʻi, where Kekuaokalani (the god of the heavens), nephew of Kamehameha I, fought to preserve eating taboos, and where he was killed (RC 228).
  • Ridge, north Lānaʻi.
  • Street, Waikīkī, Honolulu, Oʻahu, named for Mary Kuamoʻo Kaʻoanaʻeha, sister of Kekuaokalani and wife of John Young, adviser to Kamehameha. She was named in honor of the place where her brother was killed.
  • Literally, backbone.
  • References:
    • TM.

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