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mamala Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

Redup. of mala 1, 2. See ex., puʻu lele.

mā.mala Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

n.

1. Fragment, splinter, chip, piece. Nā māmala i koe (Luka 9.17), fragments [of food] that remained. (PPN mala.)

2. Stroke, as of paddle or of war club. ʻEhia māmala newa āu i hahau ai? How many club blows did you strike?

3. (Cap.) Old name of Honolulu harbor.

MA-MA-LA Andrews, Haw to Eng,

s. Ma and mala, a small piece of ground. A small piece of any substance broken off from a larger; a fragment. Luk. 9:17. He hakina.

Mamala (mā'-mă'-la), n. Parker, Haw to Eng,

[Ma and mala, a small piece of ground. A small piece of any substance broken off from a larger; a fragment. He hakina.

Māmala Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

Bay, Honolulu Harbor to Pearl Harbor, Oʻahu, named for a shark woman who lived at the entrance of Honolulu Harbor and often played kōnane. She left her shark husband, ʻOuha, for Hono-kaʻupu. ʻOuha then became the shark god of Wai-kīkī and of Koko Head (Finney and Houston 39; Westervelt, 1964b:15, 52-54). In the song "Nā ka Pueo" (Elbert and Mahoe 81), the name of the bay is juxtaposed to mālama, to protect: Ma ka ʻilikai aʻo Māmala, mālama iho ke aloha, on the surface [of the sea] of Māmala, protect the love. See Ke-kai-o-Māmala.

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