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lehua: 1) The flower of the 'ohi'a tree (Metrosideros macropus, M. collina); also the tree itself; the lehua is the flower of the island of Hawaii, famous in song and tale. Fig., a warrior, a beloved friend or relative, a sweetheart, an expert...

lei: Lei, garland, wreath, necklace of flowers, leaves, shells, ivory, feathers, or paper, given as a symbol of affection; beads; any ornament worn around the head or about the neck; to wear a lei; special song presenting a lei; crown...

lipo: 1) Deep blue-black, as of a cavern, the sea, or dense forest; dim, distant...

loa: Distance, length, height; distant, long, far; permanent...

Lono: ...2) One of the four major gods brought from Tahiti, the god of the makahiki harvest festivities and of agriculture. He is also regarded as the god of medicine. Captain Cook was believed to be the god Lono and was thus addressed...

luakini: Temple, church, cathedral, tabernacle; large heiau where ruling chiefs prayed and human sacrifices were offered.

lu'au; 1 ) Young taro tops, especially as baked with coconut cream and chicken or octopus...

luna: ...2) Foreman, boss, overseer, supervisor, officer of any sort, commissioner.

mahina: Moon, month; moonlight. Mahina meli, honeymoon...

maika'i: Good, well, fine, excellent; good-looking, handsome, beautiful, goodness, righteousness, well-being, morality; good looks, good health...

maile: A native twining shrub (Alyxia olivaeformis), with shiny fragrant leaves, used for decoration and leis. It is a member of the periwinkle family. Laka, goddess of the hula, was invoked as the goddess of the maile, which was one of five standard plants used in her altar.

ma'i-'oku'u, ho'oku'u: Disease at time of Kamehameha I, perhaps cholera, and perhaps so called because it was dysenteric, and people were squatting (<u>'oku'u) much at stool.

ma'i-Pake: Leprosy, literally, Chinese disease.

maka'ainana: Commoner, populace, people in general; citizen...

Maka-'alohilohi: Name of a star. Lit., bright eye.

makahiki: ...2) Ancient festival beginning about the middle of October and lasting about four months, with sports and religious festivities and taboo on war.

malo: Male's loincloth; chant in praise of a chief's loincloth...

<u>mana: Supernatural or divine power; a powerful nation, authority...

mele: Song, chant of any kind, poem.

Menehune: Legendary race of small people who worked at night, building fish ponds, roads, temples, if the work was not finished in one night, it remained unfinished...

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