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nvt., Right, privilege, concern, responsibility, title, business, property, estate, portion, jurisdiction, authority, liability, interest, claim, ownership, tenure, affair, province; reason, cause, function, justification; small piece of property, as within an ahupuaʻa; blood relative through whom a relationship to less close relatives is traced, as to in-laws.

  • Examples:
    • Make wale nō lākou me ka hewa ʻole, a me ke kuleana ʻole no ka make (Kep. 147), they were killed without having done wrong, and without justification for death.
    • ʻO Hina kō mākou kuleana, ʻaʻole ʻo ke kāne, we are related through Hina, not through the husband.
    • ʻElua loʻi ʻai, ua kuleana ʻia e aʻu, two taro patches claimed as kuleana by me [will].
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kuleana

kikinonoun Haw to Eng, Māmaka Kaiao,

kikino, Privilege or rights, as in a computer network.

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kuleana

kikinonoun / KU-LE-A-NA / Haw to Eng, Andrews,

1. s., A part, portion or right in a thing. Oihk. 7:33.

2. A right of property which pertains to an individual.

3. A friend; a portion belonging to a friend.

4. One’s appropriate business; hookahi o kaua makamaka, o ka imi naauao, oia hoi ko kaua kuleana e noho ai ma keia kulanakauhale. NOTE.—In modern times, kuleana often refers to a small land claim inside another’s land, that is, a reserved right in favor of some claimant; the original term was synonymous with lihi, an attached piece of land which another was allowed to cultivate and had some claim to.

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v., To stir up; to excite, as the ripples or waves of water. Laieik. 15.

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kuleana

kikinonoun / kŭ'-lĕ-ā'-na / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. n., A part, portion or right in a thing. Ownership.

2. n., A right of property which pertains to an individual.

3. n., Interest in, as interest in a friend; a portion belonging to a friend.

4. n., One's appropriate business: hookahi o kaua makamaka, o ka imi naauao, oia hoi ko kaua kuleana e noho ai ma keia kulanakauhale.

5. n., In modern times, kuleana often refers to a small land claim inside another's land, that is, a reserved right in favor of some claimant; the original term was synonymous with lihi, an attached piece of land which another was allowed to cultivate and had some claim to.

6. n., A just claim.

7. n., A cause; a reason.

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kuleana

/ kŭ'-lĕ-ā'-na / Haw to Eng, Parker,

v., To cause: Aole hoi he makani o keia lua wai e kuleana ai la hoi ka aleale ana o ka wa; there is no wind in this well to cause the waters to ripple. Laieik. p. 15.

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kuleana

kikinonoun Haw to Eng, Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

land holding.

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