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moku Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. vs., To be cut, severed, amputated, broken in two, as a rope; broken loose, as a stream after heavy rains, or as a bound person; to punctuate.

  • Examples:
    • Moku ka pawa, dawn has broken.
    • Kai moku ka noho ʻana, relations separated by the sea.
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2. n., District, island, islet, section, forest, grove, clump, severed portion, fragment, cut, laceration, scene in a play.

  • Examples:
    • Moku lehua, lehua forest.
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3. n., Ship, schooner, vessel, boat, said to be so called because the first European ships suggested islands.

4. n., A stage of pounded poi (such poi sticks together as a mass and can be separated cleanly (moku) from the pounding board).

  • References:
    • Kep. 165.

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mōkū Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng / mō.kū /,

1. vi., Remaining long in one place, stationary; tied to a stake, as in punishment; to hold in one place, as to drown; to be anchored or stationed, as ships in a harbor.

2. nvt., Method of fishing pāpaʻi crabs with bait and a net; to fish thus.

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moku Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

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mōkū Māmaka Kaiao,

ʻaʻano Sessile, relating to an organism attached to a base and otherwise immobile, in biology. Dic., ext. mng. Cf. mōneʻe.

MO-KU Andrews, Haw to Eng,

v. To divide in two; to cut, as with a sword; hahau mai la i ka pahi, a moku kekahi alii, he struck with a sword and cut a certain chief; to cut off, as a member of the body.

2. To break, asunder, as a cord, rope or chain. Oihk. 26:13.

3. To break, as the neck; a moku ko Kiwalao a-i a make no ia, he broke Kiwalao's neck and he died.

4. To cut off, as with a sword at a single blow.

5. To rend or tear in pieces, as a furious beast. Mat. 7:6.

6. To crack; to burst open with a noise.

7. To hold fast, as an anchor holds a ship.

8. To cast or throw into the sea; mokuia i ke kai, aole e make.

MO-KU Andrews, Haw to Eng,

s. A part of a country divided off from another part.

2. A district; a division of an island, as Kona on Hawaii, and Hana on Maui.

3. An island, i.e., land seperated from other land by water. Moku or mokupuni is synonymous with aina. D.Malo 7:1.

4. A ship; so called from the supposition when first seen that they were islands.

5. A dividing line; a boundary between the different divisions of an island. See MOKUNA.

6. A part or piece of anything broken off.

MO-KU Andrews, Haw to Eng,

adj. Greatly increased; swollen, as water; running; flowing; breaking down barriers, as water.

Moku (mō'-ku), adj. and adv. Parker, Haw to Eng / mō'-ku /,

Pushing forward impetuously; greatly increased; swollen, as water; running without restraint; flowing; breaking down barriers, as water.

Moku (mō'-ku), n. Parker, Haw to Eng / mō'-ku /,

1. A part of a country divided off from another part.

2. A district; a division of an island, as Kona on Hawaii, and Hana on Maui.

3. An island, that is, land separated from other land by water. Moku or mokupuni is synonymous with aina. (D. Malo, Hawaiian Antiquities, 7:1.)

4. A ship; so called from the supposition when first seen that they were islands. The ancient word for a boat was waa.

5. A dividing line; a boundary between the different divisions of an island.

6. A part or piece of anything broken off. Syn: Mokuna.

Moku (mō'-ku), v. Parker, Haw to Eng / mō'-ku /,

1. To be divided in two; to be cut, as with a sword: Hahau mai la i ka pahi, a moku kekahi alii, he struck with a sword and a certain chief was cut; to be cut off, as a member of the body.

2. To break asunder, as a cord, rope or chain. (Oihk. 26:13.)

Moku Place Names of Hawaiʻi, Haw to Eng,

Coastal land section, Kaunakakai qd., south Molokaʻi. Lit., district or islet or severed.

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