Monthly Archives: August 2015

Laulau

1. nvt. Wrapping, wrapped package; packages of ti leaves or banana leaves containing pork, beef, salted fish, or taro tops, baked in the ground oven, steamed or broiled; any cloth, net, or leaves used as a wrapper or carrier; to … Continue reading

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Lau

4. num. To be much, many; very many, numerous; four hundred. Cf. kini, mano.  hoʻo.lau To make numerous; to assemble, as of numerous persons or animals; numerous. (PPN rau.) Yesterday we learned about lau, as in leaf. Today, lau refers to a number. … Continue reading

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Lau

1. nvi. Leaf, frond, leaflet, greens; to leaf out. Lau is sometimes contracted to lā-, as lāʻī, lāʻie, lāʻō. hoʻo.lau To grow leaves; to leaf out. (PPN lau.) I so enjoyed last week’s focus on ulu/ʻulu, I thought I would give a … Continue reading

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Ulupō

1.  Dark, or dense as growth.  2.  Sudden sickness or stroke, the sign of which is a rooster crowing at untimely hours; such crowing was also believed to indicate the arrival of visitors or a ship.  3.  A fish said … Continue reading

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Ulu

1. nvi. To grow, increase, spread; growth; increase or rising of the wind; to protect (PH 116, For. 6:474). Also unu. Cf. mea ulu. Ka ulu o ka lā, the rising of the sun. Kai ulu, sea at full tide. Ulu ehuehu, to grow fast, as a … Continue reading

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ʻUlu

1.  The breadfruit. 2.  Round, smooth stone as used in ʻulu maika game; bowling ball; bell clapper; dice. 3. Muscles in calf of leg. 4. Name for kōnane stone. This week we are going to spend some time with different … Continue reading

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Ulu

2. vi. Possessed by a god; inspired by a spirit, god, ideal, person, as for artistic creation; stirred, excited; to enter in and inspire. Also unu. Manaʻo ulu wale, a thought entered of its own accord, hence fancy, impulse, imagination. … Continue reading

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