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1. n., Topknot of hair; pommel, horn, of a saddle; end pieces of a canoe; neck cut on the stern end of a canoe hull hewn in the mountains, to which a rope was fastened for dragging the canoe to the sea.

2. n., Bundle, as of white tapa fastened to ridgepole during certain ceremonies.

  • References:
    • Malo 171.

3. nvi., Uncontrollable bowel discharge, as after eating great quantities of wolu (walu), a fish; to have such discharge.

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s. A crease around the end of a canoe to hold a rope for dragging it; alaila hoopualiia ke kauwahi mahope o ka waa: ua kapaia kela wahi he makuu.

adj. Ma and kuu, to let go. Discharging stools involuntarily; lepo makuu, involuntary alvine discharges.

Makuu (mă'-ku'u), adj.

/ mă'-ku'u / Parker Haw to Eng,

[Ma and kuu, to let go.] Discharging stools involuntarily; lepo makuu, involuntary alvine discharges.

Makuu (mă'-ku'u), n.

/ mă'-ku'u / Parker Haw to Eng,

A crease around the end of a canoe to hold a rope for dragging it; alaila hoopualiia ke kauwahi mahope o ka waa: ua kapaia kela wahi he makuu.

Makuu (mā-ku'u):

/ mā-ku'u / Parker Haw to Eng,

a crease around the end of a canoe to drag it by. Village, Puna, Hawaii.

Land sections, Hōnaunau, Kalapana, Makuʻu, and Puna qds.;Quadrangle, Puna district, Hawaiʻi. Probably literally, canoe end-pieces.

  • References:
    • For. Sel. 256.

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