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ʻāloʻiloʻi

/ ʻā.loʻi.loʻi / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

1. n., A damselfish (Dascyllus albisella 🌐).

  • Examples:
    • He ʻāloʻiloʻi ka iʻa waha iki o ke kai, a damsel, small-mouthed fish of the sea [one with little to say].

2. vs., Humble.

  • Examples:
    • Kū ʻāloʻiloʻi i ka hale o ke akua (prayer to Pele), standing humbly in the house of the god.

3. Same as loʻiloʻi #1.

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