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adverb Hawaii.
  1. toward or by the sea; seaward: He agreed to purchase the land makai of Diamond Head Road.
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Origin of makai

< Hawaiian, equivalent to ma directional particle + kai ocean
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Historical Examples

  • He told us to avoid the makai side and keep to the mouka side.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 26, October, 1880