Nhsc-v1-454

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moepu'u: Victim slain at the secret burial of a chief, so as to reduce the number of witnesses; victim who commits suicide or has himself killed in order to show love for a dead chief, death.

moe 'uhane; Dream; to dream.

mo'i: King, sovereign, ruler, queen; a rank of chiefs who could succeed to the government but who were of lower rank than chiefs descended from the god Kane.

moku: ...2) District, island, section; forest, grove; severed portion; fragment, cut...

na'auao: Learned, intelligent, enlightened; learning, science...

namu: 1) Unintelligible muttering, gibberish; any foreign language, especially English; to speak gibberish or a foreign language...

ni'au kani: A true Jew's harp, made of a thin strip of wood, about four inches long and one inch wide, with a coconut midrib (ni'au) or bamboo strip lashed lengthwise; played something like the 'ukeke.

no'eau: Cle-ver, skillful, dexterous, wise, artistic.

noho: Seat, chair, stool, bench, saddle...2) To live, dwell; to be in session; to stay, tarry; to marry...

'oha: Taro growing from the older root, especially iron the stalk called kalo; tender plant...

'ohana: 1) Family, relative, kin group; related. 2) To gather for family prayers (short for pule 'ohana)

'oiwi: Native, native son...

'okina: Cutting off, ending, severance, separation. 2) Glottal stop.

ola: Life, health, well-being, living, livelihood, means of support, salvation; alive, living; spared, recovered; healed, to live; to spare, save, heal, grant life...

'olani: 1) To toast over a fire, broil, warm in sunlight...

'olelo: Language, speech, word; to speak, say, tell; oral, verbatim, verbal...

'opu ali'i: (Same as na'au ali'i - kind, thoughtful, forgiving, possessed of aloha. Lit., chiefly heart:. )

papa: Flat surface, stratum, layer, level, foundation, story of a building; class, rank, order, table; ...

pono: 1) Goodness, upriqhtness, morality, moral qualities, correct or proper procedures, excellence, well-being, prosperity, welfare, true condition or nature, duty; moral, fitting, proper, right, just, fair, beneficial, successful, in perfect order...

po'o kanaka: Human head, skill. Cf. heiau po'o kanaka

po'olua: Child sired by other than the husband, but accepted by both husband and sire; this acceptance increased the number of relatives of the child who -?ave their loyalty to him as kinsr.en; it thus fostered the prestige of children of chiefs; translated "adulterous" in the 1843 Bible (Mar. 8.38), but changed in later editions.

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