Hale Kuamo‘o Mo‘ohua “Word of the Week”: Nāulu

Once a week, a single ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i word is introduced along with its meaning and an example sentence of its usage. This week’s word is nāulu.

Each week, Hale Kuamo‘o, the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo’s Hawaiian Language Center, posts a new “Word of the Week” as part of a series of short videos called Mo‘ohua.

Once a week, a single ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i word is introduced along with its meaning and an example sentence of its usage.

This week’s word is nāulu with Hawaiian studies student Isaac “ikaakamai” Nāhuewai.

Greetings! “Nāulu” is the word of the week. It is the name of a wind and rain. It comes in form of a garland extending from Maui, Kaho‘olawe, to Lāna‘i and Moloka‘i and back to Maui. Nāulu is that sudden shower that quickly passes, and perhaps due to that attribute, a definition of Nāulu is the state of vexed or angry. Here is “Nāulu” in a sentence: “The passenger sees the Nāulu from Maui to Kaho‘olawe.” That’s all for this week’s word. Mahalo nui!

See full series of Hale Kuamo‘o Mo‘ohua “Word of the Week.”

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