Definition of Malama

malama: To take care of, care for, preserve; to keep or observe, as a taboo; to conduct, as a service; to serve, honor, as God; care, preservation, support; fidelity, loyalty; custodian, caretaker.

malamalama: light of knowledge, clarity of thinking or explanation; shining, clear.

ho-'omalamalama: To cause light, brighten, illuminate, enlighten, inform.

Definitions from the: New Pocket Hawaiian Dictionary
by Mary Kawena Pukui, Samuel H. Elbert, and Esther T. Mookini
©University of Hawai'i Press, Honolulu, HI (1992)

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Last updated 21 May 1999

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