Monthly Archives: April 2015

Hili

1. nvt. To braid or plait, as a lei or candlenuts; a braid, plaiting, string. See lei hili. Ka hili ʻana i ka lauoho (1 Pet. 3.3), the plaiting of the hair. (PPN firi.) 2. vi. To turn aside, deviate, miss the way, wander, … Continue reading

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Hāpuʻupuʻu

1. n. Young hāpuʻu ferns that have not yet developed trunks. 2. n. Young stage of hāpuʻu fish. 3. Same as ʻāpuʻupuʻu; rough, bumpy, pimpled; impediment, as of speech; to speak with an impediment; obscured, as by mist. 4. n. … Continue reading

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ʻAha Mele

n. Concert, song concert, song festival. The word, ʻaha, means meeting, assembly, gathering, convention, court, party. Mele is the word for song or chant. Together ʻaha mele refers to a song/chant gathering, a concert! So grateful to have attended a … Continue reading

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Hoʻokano

Haughty, proud, conceited, rude, disdainful of others, insolent, vain; to act superior. ʻAi hoʻokano, proud eating; to eat food that one has not helped prepare. When one acts like they are so much better than those around, that type of … Continue reading

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Kiloi

vt. To throw away, discard, throw. I had a great conversation on the telephone this morning with my daughter, talking about getting rid of all the “stuff” in our lives (she is inspired by this book). The word for all of … Continue reading

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Kiaʻāina

n. Governor; governorship. Our kiaʻāina, Ige, was in the news (or moreso not as he had his chief of staff and deputy director to DLNR wait outside his office to receive the visitors), yesterday as many in our state, wearing … Continue reading

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ʻAhaʻaina

nvi. Feast, dinner party, banquet; to feast, Lit., meal gathering. Many types of ʻahaʻaina are listed below. hō.ʻaha.ʻaina To feast, give a feast. Literally, ʻahaʻaina means “meal gathering (ʻaha-gathering; ʻaina-meal). Hawaiian had many types of ʻahaʻaina. And we continue to honor … Continue reading

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