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1. vs., Strong-backed, muscular, of strong physique, bulging with muscles.

2. vt., To bind or tie fast, as on the back. Figuratively, to be a dear friend or companion.

  • Examples:
    • Ua lawakua i kō aloha (dirge), bound to your love.
  • References:
    • PH 218.

3. (Cap.) n., Name of a mountain wind at Nāpali, Kauaʻi.

  • References:

4. (Cap.) n., A lua fighting stroke.

Nā LepiliTags: winds Kauaʻi lua fighting

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v. Lawa and kua; back. To bind or tie fast on the back; to bind tightly; to make fast; e lawalawa, e hoa paa loa. See LAWALAWA below.

Lawakua (lă'-wă-kū'-a), v.

Parker Haw to Eng,

[Lawa, to bind, and kua, back.]

1. To bind or tie fast on the back; to bind tightly; to make fast; e lawalawa, e hoa paa loa.

2. To tie tightly.

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