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kumupaʻa / kumu.paʻa / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. n., Principal, capital (contrasting with interest).

2. n., Firm foundation, ancient times, firmly established.

  • Examples:
    • Kauā kumupaʻa (Kep. 101), outcasts from the earliest ancestors.

3. n., Family god (same as the much more common ʻaumakua).

Tags: religion ʻaumakua

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kumupaʻa Māmaka Kaiao Haw to Eng,

kikino, Principal, i.e. money loaned, usually at a given interest rate and for a specified time.

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