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malo Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

n.

1. Male's loincloth; chant in praise of a chief's loincloth. Malo ʻeka, dirty malo [said of farmers in dry areas]. (PPN malo.)

2. Leaf sheath that protects the young leaves of the breadfruit tree, sometimes called malo ʻulu.

malō Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

Var. of maloʻo.

mālō / mā.lō / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

vs., Taut, firm, straight.

  • Examples:
    • Kino mālō, straight body.
    • Kū ā mālō, stand straight.
    • Mālō pono, taut.
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malo Pukui-Elbert Eng to Haw,

See loincloth.

mālō Māmaka Kaiao Haw to Eng,

ʻaʻano, Tense, as articulation, in linguistics.

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MA-LO Andrews Haw to Eng,

s. A strip of kapa or cloth girded about the loins of men; in former times the malo was the only dress worn by men when at work; a covering for the nakedness of men; ka wawae e paa'i ka mai.

2. FIG. Ua loheia mamua ka olelo a kekahi alii, e kaohi a e moku ka ka malo.

MA-LO Andrews Haw to Eng,

adj. See MALOO.

Malo (mă-lō), adj. / mă-lō / Parker Haw to Eng,

Same as maloo, dry.

Malo (mă'-lo), n. / mă'-lo / Parker Haw to Eng,

A strip of tapa or cloth girded about the loins of men; in former times the malo was the only dress worn by men.

Malo Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

Land section, Honolua qd., Maui. Lit., loincloth.

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