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mama

Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

vt., To chew, masticate (but not swallow; Cf. nau).

  • Examples:
    • Kona mau mama ʻawa, his kava chewers.
  • References:

Nā LepiliTags: food onomatopoeia

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māmā

/ mā.mā / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. vs., Fast, nimble, speedy of movement, quick, brisk, swift; to hasten, hurry.

  • Examples:
    • Māmā i ka hele, fast going, traveling far and fast; said also of an infant in the first stages of walking by himself.
    • Māmā i ka holo, fast in running.

2. vs., Light, of weight. Figuratively, eased of pain, ache, or distress. Eamāmā, oxygen. Akemāmā, lungs. hoʻo.mā.mā To lighten, as a load; to ease pain; to cheer. E hoʻomāmā ʻoe i kou kaumaha, ease your grief. PPN maʻamaʻa.

3. n., Mama, mother.

Nā LepiliTags: family

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mama

Pukui-Elbert Eng to Haw,

Māmā.

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māmā

Māmaka Kaiao Haw to Eng,

kikino, Tempo, in music.

  • Source:
    • Existing dictionary word, Extended meaning

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