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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].
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Tags: family religion

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Makua Māmaka Kaiao,

iʻoa, Senior, as in Keola Kaloa Sr.

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