Wehi Lāʻau Kalikimaka

Christmas tree ornament

8fd0d4aaee44b3300bc3b056babe6cd2

Today’s He Momi is simple enough and related to yesterday’s. Wehi literally means decoration, adornment, or ornament. It also refers to a song composed as an adornment or a song honoring someone. A good example of this might be the song Kaipoleimanu, written by Queen Kapiʻolani for her husband, King David Kalākaua. her name for him was Kaipoleimanu, poetically translated as a beloved/cherished sweetheart.

Those round ornaments that you may hang from your lāʻau kalikimaka are called pōpō (meaning ball) lāʻau kalikimaka.

Pono e kūʻai i nā wehi lāʻau kalikimaka hou – [We] have to buy new Christmas tree ornaments.

Nani nā wehi lāʻau kalikimaka ma kēia – The Christmas tree decorations on this [one] is beautiful.

 

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s