Sunday, July 5, 2009


nvs. Peace, quiet, security, tranquillity, serenity; safety; solemn awe and stillness that reigned during some of the ancient taboo ceremonies; peaceful, restful. E hoʻomaha me ka maluhia, rest in peace. hoʻo.malu.hia To cause or give peace, protect; to arbitrate between warring parties.

A part of this word, malu, also refers to peace but more often translates as shade. E noho ma ka malu - Sit in the shade.

All this talk about independence day and freedom and yet fighting and unrest continues in areas throughout the world, namely Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan. Fighting  occurs in the continental U.S. and here in Hawaiʻi we have our battles. 

All we need is maluhia. Peace.

E maluhia mai - Let peace be with us.
Ua maluhia ihola ka waonahele - The forest was peaceful.

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