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> I was reading this Pacific Mythology book and bumped into something that 
> may help further clarify (or confuse) the issue of the meaning of Lua in 
> Hawaiian.
> Search Google for "hawaiian dictionary lua", and click on the link that 
> has the Hawaiian-English Google Book. It shows more clearly the meanings 
> of Lua.
> 'Toilet' seems to be modern usage, and hole/cave thing seems to be the 
> original meaning. [...]

If we search for "hawaiian lua" (without "dictionary") we get lots of
stuff about a martial art called Lua. Do you (or someone else) know how
this other meaning fits in? (They do not seem to worry about fighting a
style called "toilet" ;)

-- Roberto