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[Hawaiian Dictionary(Hwn to Eng)]
loko

1. loc.n. In, inside, within; interior, mainland, inside; internal organs, as tripe, entrails (Gram. 8.6). I loko, into, inside, on or to the mainland. I ka moe ʻana o loko o ka hale (FS 259), while those in the house slept. Ua lawe nui au no loko aʻe o kēia mau kānāwai, I have taken much from within these laws. Kō loko, those inside. Mea o loko, things inside, contents. ʻO ka inaina i loko o kekahi hana hewa, malice in respect to the commission of any offense. Make na loko, death caused by own relatives, or failure to observe one's taboo gods; lit., inside death. hoʻo.lako To insinuate, suggest, implant a thought, either good or bad. (PPN loto.)

2. n. Character, disposition, heart, feelings. Cf. loko hāiki, loko ʻino, loko liʻu, lokomaikaʻi. (PPN loto.)

3. n. Pond, lake, pool.

4. n. Mainland of the United States (noted in a chant dated 1860, State Archives). I loko aku nei au, I've been to the mainland.

5. n. In spite of, regardless. I loko nō o ka waiwai, hana nō, in spite of wealth, working anyway.

6. n. By means of. Loaʻa ka ʻāina iā mākou maloko o ka ikaika (For. 4:47), we won the land by force.

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