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makua Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

nvs., Parent, any relative of the parents' generation, as uncle, aunt, cousin; progenitor; Catholic father; main stalk of a plant; adult; full-grown, mature, older, senior. Figuratively, benefactor, provider, anyone who cares for one; the Lord (God).

  • Examples:
    • Kamika Makua, Smith Senior.
    • Ē ka Makua (Ka Nonanona, beginning of a letter, Sept. 5, 1843), Sire.
    • Makua Laiana, Father Lyons [the Hawaiians' name for the Rev. Lorenzo Lyons, 1807–1886].
    • ʻO kō mākou Makua i loko o ka lani, our Father who art in heaven.
    • ʻO koʻu makua aku ana kēia, this one will be the one who cares for me in the future [may be said by a parent of his child].
  • References:

Tags: family religion

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mākua Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng / mā.kua /,

1. Plural of makua.

2. Same as kūnehi, sunfish.

Tags: family fauna

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mākuʻa Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng / mā.kuʻa /,

Variant of mākuʻe, dark brown, dark red.

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Makua Māmaka Kaiao,

iʻoa, Senior, as in Keola Kaloa Sr.

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MA-KU-A Andrews, Haw to Eng,

s. See MAKU, full grown. A parent; a begetter, either a father or mother, i. e., a mature person; applied also to an uncle or aunt.

2. FIG. A benefactor; a provider; o ko kakou makua ma keia wahi, o ka naauao no ia. Aloha ka naauao, ka makua hoi o kahi makua ole.

Tags: family

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MA-KU-A Andrews, Haw to Eng,

adj. Full grown; of full age; mature; kanaka makua, a full grown man.

MA-KU-A Andrews, Haw to Eng,

v. See MAKU above, to be large. To enlarge; to grow. Hoo. To increase; to be full; to be thick set.

2. To strengthen; to sustain. Hal. 18:35.

3. To call one father or master; to honor. Mat. 23:9.

Makua (mă'-kū'-a), adj. Parker, Haw to Eng,

Full grown; of full age; mature; kanaka makua, a full grown man.

Makua (mă'-kū'-a), n. Parker, Haw to Eng,

[Maku, full grown.]

1. A parent; a begetter, either a father or mother, that is. a mature person; applied also to an uncle or aunt.

2. Fig. A benefactor; a provider; o ko kakou makua ma keia wahi o ka naauao no ia. Aloha ka naauao, ka makua hoi o kahi makua ole.

3. Stem of a plant.

Tags: family

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Makua (mă'-kū'-a), v. Parker, Haw to Eng,

[Maku, to be large.] To be enlarged; to be full; to be thick set; to be full grown.

Makua (mā-ku'ă): Parker, Haw to Eng,

parent. Land section. Waianae, Oahu.

Mākua Place Names of Hawaiʻi, Haw to Eng,

Land section, village, cave, stream, valley, surfing beach (Finney, 1959a:108), Kaʻena qd., Oʻahu; the traditional haunt of expert lua fighters. (Ii 98; UL 203.) See Kāneana. Literally, parents.

Tags: Oʻahu lua fighting

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Mākua Hawaiʻi Place Names,

Beach, cave, dive site, surf site, Mākua, Oʻahu. Calcareous sand beach that fronts Mākua Valley and that is part of Kaʻena State Park. Mākua Cave is a large lava tube on Farrington Highway near the south end of the beach. It is also known as Kāneana Cave. The dive site is off the south end of the beach and includes a ridge, two small pinnacles, and a channel at 45 feet. The surf site is also off the south end of the beach. Literally, parent.

Tags: Oʻahu

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