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makehewa

/ make.hewa / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

nvs., Bad bargain, vain undertaking; in vain, useless, without profit.

  • Examples:
    • ʻAʻa makehewa, rash, desperate.
    • Makehewa ke kino uʻi, ʻo kēlā ke kāne, the youthful beauty is wasted on a man like that.
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makehewa

/ MA-KE-HE-WA / Haw to Eng, Andrews,
v., Make and hewa, wrong. To be or to do to no purpose; to do in vain or to no profit. Ier. 2:30.

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makehewa

/ MA-KE-HE-WA / Haw to Eng, Andrews,
adv., In vain; to no profit; not answering the purpose. Hal.89:47. Vainly, as labor without reward. Isa. 49:4.

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makehewa

/ mă'-kĕ-hē'-wa / Haw to Eng, Parker,

adv., In vain; to no profit; not answering the purpose; vainly, as labor without reward; not worth while.

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makehewa

/ mă'-kĕ-hē'-wa / Haw to Eng, Parker,

[Make and hewa, wrong.]

1. v., To be or to do to no purpose; to do in vain or to no profit.

2. v., To be not worth while.

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