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1. Reduplication of mau #1, frequent, often.

  • Examples:
    • Maumau ʻole kāna ʻōlelo, his words are inconsistent.

2. vs., Not sticky, not tenacious; of poi of medium texture, neither hard nor watery.

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maʻumaʻu

/ maʻu.maʻu / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

Same as ʻāmaʻumaʻu, ferns.

  • Examples:
    • Halemaʻumaʻu (name of the pit at Kīlauea Crater), ʻāmaʻu fern house.

Nā LepiliTags: flora

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maʻūmaʻū

/ maʻū.maʻū / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

Reduplication of maʻū, moist.

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v. See MAU, to be constant. To be firm; to be fixed; to be constant; to be enduring; e maumau ole, to be inconstant; ua maumau ka hana, the work endures; ua maumau ka ai, aole he hehee, the food is hard, not flowing.

Maumau (mă'u-mă'u), v.

Parker Haw to Eng,

[Mau, to be constant.] To be firm; to be fixed; to be constant; to be enduring; he maumau ole, to be inconstant; ua maumau ka hana, the work endures; ua maumau ka ai, aole he hehee, the food is hard, not flowing.

firm, perpetual. Land section, Hilo, Hawaii.

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