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makamaka

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

1. n., Intimate friend with whom one is on terms of receiving and giving freely; pal, buddy; host.

  • Figuratively, anything very helpful, as education.
  • Examples:
    • Kona makamaka, his friend.
  • References:
    • Cf. maka, beloved.

2. Reduplication of maka, raw, fresh.

3. n., Buds, as forming on the corm of a taro.

  • References:
    • HP 5.

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makamaka

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

s., A friend; a beloved one; an intimate; one on terms of receiving and giving freely. Iob. 2:11. A relative. FIG. Anything to which one is greatly attached; hookahi hoi o kaua makamaka, o ka imi naauao, oia hoi ko kaua kuleana i noho ai ma keia kula nui, we two have only one friend, that is knowledge seeking, that is the right (reason) of our living at this high school.

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makamaka

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

adj., Good; beautiful; splendid; fresh; new.

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makamaka

/ mă'-kă-mă'-ka / Haw to Eng, Parker,

adj., [Maka, fresh.] Fresh; new; young.

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makamaka

/ mă'-kă-mă'-ka / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. n., A friend; a beloved one; an intimate; one on terms of receiving and giving freely. Iob. 2:11.

2. n., A relative.

3. n., Fig. Anything; to which one is greatly attached: Hookahi hoi o kaua makamaka, o ka imi naauao, oia hoi ko kaua kuleana i noho ai ma keia kula nui, We two have only one friend, that is knowledge seeking, that is the right (reason) of our living at this high school.

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