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kuleana Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng / kule.ana /,

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 Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

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

  • Source:
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KU-LE-A-NA Andrews, Haw to Eng,

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.

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

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

Kuleana (kŭ'-lĕ-ā'-na), n. Parker, Haw to Eng / kŭ'-lĕ-ā'-na /,

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

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

3. Interest in, as interest in 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.

5. 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. A just claim.

7. A cause; a reason.

Kuleana (kŭ'-lĕ-ā'-na), v. Parker, Haw to Eng / kŭ'-lĕ-ā'-na /,

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. Laeiik. p. 15.

KUL 334 KUL

kuleana Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

, 'land holding'

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