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1. vs., Always, steady, constant, ever, unceasing, permanent, stationary, continual, perpetual; to continue, persevere, preserve, endure, last; preservation, continuation.

  • Examples:
    • Mau loa, eternal, everlasting, forever, endless.
    • Mai kēia manawa ā mau loa aku, from now to eternity; from now on and forever.
    • Hana mau ʻia, frequently done or used; common, as a word or custom; usual.
    • Ua mau ke ea o ka ʻāina i ka pono, life of the land is preserved in righteousness [motto of Hawaiʻi].
    • Mau maila kā Ke-aka kāhea me ka peʻahi (For. 5:303), Ke-aka continued to call and wave.
    • ʻOia mau nō, continuing all right; same as usual; just the same [often said in answer to Pehea ʻoe? How are you? literally,, this continuation indeed].
  • References:
    • PPN maʻu.

2. vs., Stopped, as menstruation (FS 115); snagged, caught, as a fish or hook; retarded; grounded, as a canoe; set, as a wager; stuck or stalled, as a car.

  • Examples:
    • Mau i ka palaoa (FS 153), to wager a whaletooth pendant.
    • Mau ihola nā ihu, a lingering kiss [literally,, noses caught].
  • References:
    • PPN maʻu.

3. vs., Conceived, as at the very moment of conception.

4. n., Person who carried the wand and chanted in the ʻume game.

  • References:
    • Malo 215.

5. Particle, marking plural, used principally after the k-class possessives and demonstratives, numerals, and he.

  • Examples:
    • Kaʻu mau puke, my books.
  • References:
    • See Gram. 10.4.
    • PCP mau.

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v. To repeat often or frequently, as in counting; to do over and over the same thing; ua mau ka ua o Hilo.

2. To continue; to endure; to persevere; e hiki ia oe ka mau ana (a gerundive form), you will arrive at endurance, i.e., you will be able to continue.

3. To continue; to remain perpetually; to be evermore. Oihk. 13:28. To have continually. Ioan. 12:8. E mau i ka hele, to be constantly going.

4. To persevere; to preserve constancy; to flow on ever, as a living stream of water; e kahe mau, e pio ole ka wai.

5. Hoo. To persevere; to continue in the same state in which one is; ke hoomau nei no ia mau mea pono ole, they still continue to practice those evil things.

6. To continue in the same place or same business. Oih. 1:14.

7. To remain in force, as a law or statute.

v. (A word of this orthography is used in several senses, some of which are nearly opposite, but the pronunciation is slightly changed.) See MAUU.

1. To be dry; to stop flowing, as a liquid. 2. Nal. 4:6.

2. To terminate, as the catamenial period.

3. Hoo. To fit or tie on, as sandals or shoes. See HAWELE.

4. To fill with water; to wet; to soak up, as a sponge.

5. To water; to irrigate land. Isa. 27:3.

6. To stock or plant ground with verdure.

7. Mau for mauu. To moisten; to be moistened or wet; to soak.

adj. Statedly occurring; constant; continuous; evermore; never ceasing.

2. From mauu. Moist; wet; cool.

3. Obscured by the sun, as the stars in the morning.

4. Ceasing to flow, as the catamenia. Laieik. 173.

adv. Frequently; continually; perpetually.

A Sign of the dual or plural number. See mau, v.,

1. Two or a couple for the dual.

2. Some, several, a number, as a sign of the plural. NOTE.—Mau did not formerly apply to a great number; in modern times the application extends to a larger number. Gram.§ 85 ,86, 90.

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