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lūauʻi Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng / lū.auʻi /,

n., True parent, as contrasting with foster parent or aunt or uncle (makua).

  • Examples:
    • Kuʻu lūauʻi makua kāne, my true father.
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LU-AU-I Andrews, Haw to Eng,

s. A parent; those whom children call parents or makuas; he makua, he mau makua. NOTE.—Luaui united with makua, means the natural parent as distinct from an adopted parent or uncle or aunt.

Luaui (lŭ'-ā-u'i), n. Parker, Haw to Eng / lŭ'-ā-u'i /,

A parent; those whom children call parents or makua; he makua, he mau makua. (Luaui, united with makua, means the natural parent as distinct from an adopted parent or uncle or aunt.)

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