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1. vs., Numerous, many, much, in great quantities (sometimes used with implication of chiefly mana). Literally, eight eyes.

  • Examples:
    • Nā wailele e iho makawalu mai ana, waterfalls pouring down in quantity.
    • Ka iho makawalu a ka ua, the great downpour of rain.
    • Makawalu nā moku, many islands are scattered haphazardly.
  • References:

2. n., Type of fighting on plains covered with brush, with irregularly grouped warriors.

  • References:
    • Malo 196, 203.

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v. Maka and walu, to scratch. To scratch like a cat; to rub; to scrape.

2. To go in large companies; to travel by caravans; hele okai.

s. A large company; a large army; aole e pono ke kaua uuku ke hana i makawalu ame ke kahului, it is not proper for a small army to engage a large army in a smooth place.

Makawalu (mă'-kă-wā'-lu), n.

/ mă'-kă-wā'-lu / Parker Haw to Eng,

A large moving company; a large army: Aole e pono ke kaua uuku ke hana i makawalu ame ke kahului, It is not proper for a small army to engage a large army in an open place.

Makawalu (mă'-kă-wā'-lu), v.

/ mă'-kă-wā'-lu / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. [Maka and walu, to scratch.] To scratch like a cat; to rub; to scrape.

2. To go in large companies; to travel by caravans; hele okai.

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