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maka Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. n., Eye, eye of a needle, face, countenance; presence, sight, view; lens of a camera.

  • Examples:
    • Maka pōniuniu pōloli, eyes faint with hunger.
    • Nānā maka, to look, but not help.
    • Hoʻokēāmaka, to be partial, show favoritism.
    • ʻOi kaʻakaʻa ka maka, while the eyes are open [and there is still life].
    • ʻIke maka, to see for oneself.
    • Hōʻike ā maka, to reveal in the light, as of something long hidden.
    • Kuʻi ka hekili i ka maka o ka ʻōpua, the thunder claps in the presence of the cloud bank.
    • Puka nā maka i ke ao, the eyes appear in the light [said of birth].
    • ʻAʻole e moe kuʻu maka ā kō kuʻu makemake, my eyes won't sleep until my wish is accomplished [said with determination].
    • ʻO nā maka wale nō kēia i hele mai nei, only the eyes have come [said by one not bringing a gift, as was customary].
    • Mōhala nā maka, the eyes are open [a frank countenance].
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2. n., Beloved one, favorite; person.

  • Examples:
    • He kau maka ʻoia na kona hoaloha, he is the object of his friend's affection and respect.
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3. n., Point, bud, protuberance; center of a flower, including usually both the stamens and pistils; nipple, teat; sharp edge or blade of an instrument; point of a fishhook; beginning, commencement; source; any new plant shoot coming up. Figuratively, descendant.

  • Examples:
    • Ke ʻau mahope a ka maka (Lunk. 3.22), the haft after the blade.
    • Nā maka o Hā-loa i luna (FS 39), descendants of Hā-loa above.
    • Maka mua o ka huakaʻi (FS 137), beginning of the procession.
    • Maka o ka makani, beginning or origin of the wind.
  • References:
    • PPN mata.

4. n., Mesh of a net, mesh in plaiting; stitch, in sewing.

5. vs., Raw, as fish; uncooked; green, unripe, as fruit; fresh as distinct from salted provisions; wet, as sand.

6. Probably same as manu, canoe bow and stern pieces

7. n., A seaweed.

8. n., Varieties of sweet potato.

9. n., Recognition token.

  • References:
    • For. 5:171.

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maka Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

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maka Andrews, Haw to Eng / MA-KA /,

s., The eye; the organ of sight; aole e ike ka maka i kona pula iho, the eye does not see its own mote. Proverb. The face; the countenance; he maka no he maka, face to face. Ezek. 20:35.

2. The point or edge of an instrument, as a knife or sword; maka o ka pahi kaua; the blade of a knife or sword in distinction from the handle. Lunk. 3:22.

3. The bud of a plant.

4. The teat or nipple of a female.

5. The presence of one, i.e., his favor or blessing. Puk. 33:14, 15. Manao i ka maka, to regard a person. kanl. 10:17.

6. Fig. A guide; a director. Nah. 10:31.

7. Hoomaka. A destruction; a slaughter. 1 Sam. 5:9.

8. The budding or first shooting of a plant; hence,

9. The beginning or commencement of a work or an action. See HOOMAKA.

10. Name of a very hard stone, out of which maika stones were made.

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maka Andrews, Haw to Eng / MA-KA /,

v., Hoomaka. See above, 8 and 9. To begin; to commence, as a work or job; to commence doing a thing; komo wau i ke kula i hoomakaia'i ka naauao, I entered the school that knowledge might be commenced. NOTE—Hoomaka is used as opposed to hooki.

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maka Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

'Point, eye'.

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