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kanaka Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. nvs., Human being, man, person, individual, party, mankind, population; subject, as of a chief; laborer, servant, helper; attendant or retainer in a family (often a term of affection or pride); human sacrifice (FS 111); physique; human, manly, pregnant, inhabited; Hawaiian; private individual or party, as distinguished from the government.

  • Examples:
    • Koʻu kanaka, my helper, servant, etc.
    • Kaʻu kanaka, my man selected for a purpose.
    • Kanaka nō! A real man! Well done! People have come.
    • Mahalo ʻia ke kāne i ke kanaka maikaʻi (FS 205), the man was admired for his handsome physique.
    • He kanaka maoli, a true human, a mortal.
    • I wawā ʻia nō he hale kanaka, na wai e wawā ka hale kanaka ʻole? (name song for Kaʻahumanu), the inhabited house sounds with voices, who would talk loud in an uninhabited house?
  • References:
    • Singular; cf. the plural, kānaka.
    • PPN tangata.

2. n., After end of the float of a canoe.

3. n., Clitoris.

4. (Cap.) nvs., Canada; Canadian.

  • Eng.

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kānaka Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng / kā.naka /,

Plural of kanaka #1.

  • References:
    • PNP taangata.

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kanaka Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

See entries below and aʻo launa kanaka. Hoʻokae kanaka. Misanthropy, hatred of mankind. See hoʻokae. Noʻonoʻo kanaka. Common sense; to use common sense.

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Kanaka Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

ʻAilana Kanaka. Isle of Man.

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Kanakā Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

iʻoa Canada; Canadian. Dic., sp. var.

KA-NA-KA Andrews, Haw to Eng,

s. A man; one of the human species; one of the genus homo; the general name of men, women and children of all classes, in distinction from other animals.

2. A common man, in distinction from alii or chief.

3. People generally; persons; mankind.

4. In a vulgar, low sense as sometimes used by foreigners, a Hawaiian, a native, in distinction from a foreigner.

5. Own; self; person; aka, i makau ia kakou kanaka iho, but they feared us our own persons; kanaka e, another man, i. e., a stranger. Puk. 12:19.

KA-NA-KA Andrews, Haw to Eng,

s. The end of the outrigger of a canoe.

KA-NA-KA Andrews, Haw to Eng,

v. To be or dwell as men; a e kanaka ole auanei. Zek. 9:5. Hookohukohu, a kanaka iho la kekahi poe no ke Akua.

2. Hoo. To act the man, i. e., to act courageously or firmly. 1 Sam. 4:9.

3. To observe rectitude of conduct. 1 Kor. 16:13. To show one's self a man, i. e., of common sense; not a fool; not silly. Isa. 46:8.

4. To act faithfully, firmly, courageously, and not faint-heartedly. 2 Oihl. 15:7.

KA-NA-KA Andrews, Haw to Eng,

adj. Manly; firmly; stable; ame ko lakou ano kanaka no ke Akua.

Kanaka (kă'-nă'-ka), adj. Parker, Haw to Eng,

Manly; strong; stable; ame ko lakou ano kanaka no ke Akua, and with their manly character, etc.

Kanaka (kă'-nă'-ka), n. Parker, Haw to Eng,

1. A man; one of the genus homo.

2. The general name of men, women and children of all classes, in distinction from the alii or chiefs.

2. The after end of the outrigger of a canoe.

Kanaka (kā'-nă-ka), n. Parker, Haw to Eng,

[Plural form of kănăka.] People in general; the mass of persons that make up a community.

Kanaka (kă'-nă'-ka), v. Parker, Haw to Eng,

Not used without hoo. See hookanaka.

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