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Hawaiian Word of the Day: pōmaika’i

pōmaika’i: Good fortune, blessedness, blessing, profit, prosperity; prosperous, fortunate, beneficial, blessed, lucky; good luck, improvement (of property), welfare, benefits. Pōmaika’i au, blessed am I. He pōmaika’i ‘ia mai ke Akua, a blessing from God. E pili mau nā pōmaika’i me ‘oe, may you always have good fortune [a way to say best wishes] Ho’o.pō.mai.ka’i: To cause good fortune; to bless, improve, ask grace; blessing (Pukui & Elbert, 1971).

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