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āhole

kikinonoun / ā.hole / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

n., An endemic fish (Kuhlia sandvicensis 🌐) found in both fresh and salt water. The mature stage is āhole, the young stage āholehole. Because of the meaning of hole, to strip away, this fish was used for magic, as to chase away evil spirits and for love magic. It was also called a "sea pig" (puaʻa kai) and used ceremonially as a substitute for pig. Foreigners were sometimes called āhole because of the light skin of the fish.

  • Examples:
    • He āhole ka iʻa, hole ke aloha, āhole is the fish, love is restless [of āhole fish used in love magic].

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ahole

kikinonoun / A-HO-LE / Haw to Eng, Andrews,

s., Name of a species of white fish.

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ahole

kikinonoun / ā-hŏ'-lě / Haw to Eng, Parker,

n., A fish resembling the white perch or sea bass. Color, bright silvery, bluish on back. Common in streams and in brackish water.

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Ahole

iʻoaproper noun / ā-hŏ'-le / Haw to Eng, Parker,

a species of white fish (Kuhlia malo). Stream, Hilo, Hawaii.

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Āhole

iʻoaproper noun WahiLocation, Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

Rock islet (0.15 acres, 40 feet elevation), Kīpahulu qd., East Maui.

  • Literally, Kuhlia sandvicensis (a fish).

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Āhole

iʻoaproper noun WahiLocation, Hawaiʻi Place Names,

Island (.15 acres, 40 feet high), Kīpahulu, Maui. Adult Hawaiian flagtail fish (Kuhlia sandvicensis).

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