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kūmau Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng / kū.mau /,

1. vs., Customary, usual, regular.

  • Examples:
    • Uku kūmau, usual fees, taxes, dues.
    • Hālāwai kūmau, regular meeting.
  • References:

2. n., Deep wooden bowl with a thick base, as for poi.

  • Examples:
    • Nā kūmau palapaʻa o Nāʻālehu, ʻoia mau no ka pāpaʻa, the thick-based cabashes of Nāʻālehu are always crusted [with dried poi; strict adherents to principles, are the thick-headed natives of Nāʻālehu; the old poi stays in the calabash].

3. (Cap.) n., North Star.

Tags: astronomy

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kūmau Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

ʻaʻano, Standard, as in deviation, in math.

  • Source:
    • Existing dictionary word, Extended meaning
  • References:
    • Cf. maʻamau. See papa huaʻōlelo kūmau.

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