Nāmaka

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Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Nāmaka

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

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • 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.