makai

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hawaiian

Adverb[edit]

makai (not comparable)

  1. (Hawaii) seaward, towards the sea.
    • 2007 April 6, Beth Greenfield, “On the Big Island, a Place for Price-Sensitive Home Shoppers”, New York Times:
      There are plenty of lots for sale — ranging from $30,000 to $60,000 for an acre that’s mauka (toward the mountain), and $100,000 or much higher for land that’s makai (toward the sea).

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Iban[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayic *makan, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kaən, from Proto-Austronesian *kaən.

Verb[edit]

makai

  1. to eat (consume)