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makahiki / maka.hiki / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. nvs., Year, age; annual, yearly (sometimes written MH.)

  • Examples:
    • ʻEhia ou makahiki? How old are you?
    • Hōʻike makahiki, annual report.
    • Hōʻike no ʻelua makahiki, biennial report.
    • Kēlā ma kēia lua makahiki, every two years, biennial.
    • I ka makahiki, in the year; yearly.
    • Nui nā makahiki, many years; old, aged.
  • References:

2. n., Ancient festival beginning about the middle of October and lasting about four months, with sports and religious festivities and taboo on war; this is now replaced by Aloha Week.

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makahiki Māmaka Kaiao Haw to Eng,

kikino Year. Dic. Abb. MH. Makahiki holo kukuna lā. Light year. See māmā kukuna lā.

MA-KA-HI-KI Andrews Haw to Eng,

s. The name of the first day of the year.

2. The commencement of the year.

3. The space of a year; a year; ka puni O na malama he umikumamalua, a finishing of the twelve-month.

Makahiki (mă'-kă-hī'-ki), n. Parker Haw to Eng,

1. The first day of the year.

2. The commencement of the year.

3. The space of a year; a year; ka puni o na malama he umikumamalua, a finishing of the twelve-month.

4. Athletic sports (from the ancient practice of holding games at the Makahiki or New Year festival).

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