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n., Outcast, pariah, slave, untouchable, menial; a caste which lived apart and was drawn on for human sacrifices (these traditional meanings carried great opprobrium). Later it was used in the Bible and in formal correspondence to translate servant.

  • Examples:
    • Kauā ʻai noa, kauā who eats without observation of eating taboos.
    • Kauā kuapaʻa, hard-backed outcast.
    • Kauā make loa ʻoe! You are an outcast to be killed! I'll kill you.
    • Kauā a ke Akua, servant of God.
    • ʻO wau kāu kauā, I am, your servant [signature to a letter].
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Nā LepiliTags: religion chiefs

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