Kū I Ka Māna
Like the one from whom he received what he learned.
Said of a child who behaves like those who reared him.
Māna is food masticated by an elder and conveyed to the mouth of a small child. The haumana received knowledge from the mouth of his teacher.
(Mary Kawena Pūku‘i. ‘Ōlelo No‘eau: Hawaiian Proverbs and Poetical Sayings. Honolulu: Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum Press. 1983.)