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kama Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. n., Child, person.

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2. nvt., To bind, tie, wrap.

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    • Ua kama ʻia ka pūʻolo, the bundle was tied.
    • Ka make kama o nā kauā (Kep. 145), the bound death of the outcasts [i.e., they were sacrificed on the altar].
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3. n., Cavern, cleft, rock fissure.

4. vi., To urinate.

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KA-MA Andrews, Haw to Eng,

s. The first husband of a wife; he kane mua o ka wahine, he kaukama.

2. Children generally, i. e., male and female children; the second generation in a family.

3. Specifically, children adopted into the family of another; kama ole, childless.

4. Hoo. Adoption; the act of receiving or being received, as a child into the family of another; ka hookamaia, adoption. Rom. 9:4.

KA-MA Andrews, Haw to Eng,

v. To lead or direct.

2. To bind or tie up, as a bundle. See KAMAKAMA.

3. Hoo. To adopt, as a child; to take another's child as one's own. This has been a very common practice among Hawaiians of all grades from time immemorial.

KA-MA Andrews, Haw to Eng,

adj. Hoo. The state of being a child by adoption; keiki hookama, an adopted child.

KA-MA Andrews, Haw to Eng,

s. A cavern; a fissure in a rock.

Kama (kă'-ma), adj. Parker, Haw to Eng / kă'-ma /,

1. Pertaining to adoption; made by adoption. The word requires the prefix hoo to give it the adjectival sense. See hookama.

Kama (kă.'-ma), n. Parker, Haw to Eng / kă.'-ma /,

1. Name given by women to former husbands by whom they have borne children.

2. Children generally; the second generation in a family.

3. Specifically, children adopted into the family of another; kama ole, childless.

4. A natural cavern, cleft or fissure in a rock: he keiki na ka pohaku; a native would call it the child of a rock.

Kama (kă'-ma), v. Parker, Haw to Eng / kă'-ma /,

1. To bind or tie up, as a bundle: E kama iho oe a paa ke paiai, tie up and secure the bundle of food. See kamakama.

2. To enclose in a wrapper or wrappers.

Kama (kă'-mă): Parker, Haw to Eng / kă'-mă /,

an offspring. Ditch, Iao valley, Wailuku, Maui.

Kama Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

Lane, Ka-pā-lama, Honolulu, named for John Kama, Republican politician during the 1900s. (TM.) Lit., child.

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