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Nāmaka

See also: Namaka

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HawaiianEdit

EtymologyEdit

(the), plural + maka (eyes), shortened from Nāmaka-o-Kahaʻi, "the eyes of Kahaʻi".

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /naːˈma.ka/, [naːˈmɐkə]

Proper nounEdit

Nāmaka

  1. (Hawaiian mythology) A goddess, an antagonist of Pele.
  2. A female given name, sometimes also given to men.

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel H. Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1971, page 395
  • Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records Namaka (in the old orthography) occurs in 19th-century marriage records as the only name (mononym) of 8 women and 8 men.