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moʻopuna Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng / moʻo.puna /,

1. n., Grandchild; great-niece or -nephew; relatives two generations later, whether blood or adopted; descendant; posterity.

  • Examples:
    • Kāna moʻopuna, his grandchild.
    • Moʻopuna i ke alo, beloved grandchild raised by a grandparent; literally, grandchild in the presence.
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2. Short for moʻopunaakalīpoa.

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MOO-PU-NA Andrews, Haw to Eng,

s. Moo, succession, and puna, springing up, as water. A grandchild. Kin. 29:5. Posterity generally; moopuna kuakahi, that is of the third generation: makua first, keiki second, keiki a ke keiki third, i.e., moopuna, grandchild; moopuna kualua, a grandchild of the fourth generation, i.e., a great grandchild. NOTE. Descendants were counted down as follows: 1st, makua, parent; 2d, keiki, child; 3d. moopuna kuakahi, grandchild; 4th, moopuna kualua, great grandchild; 5th, moopuna kuakolu, great, great grandchild, &c.

Moopuna (mo'o-pū'-na), n. Parker, Haw to Eng / mo'o-pū'-na /,

[Moo, succession, and puna, springing up, as water.] A grandchild; posterity generally. (Descendants were counted as follows: 1st, makua, parent; 2d, keiki, child; 3d, moopuna kuakahi, grandchild; 4th. moopuna kualua, great-grandchild; 5th, moopuna kuakolu, great-great-grandchild, etc.)

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