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1. n., Dog (brought to Hawaiʻi by early Polynesians, considered an ʻaumakua by some).

  • References:
    • Cf. ʻapowai, hula ʻīlio, nūkea, Gram. 2.9, Titcomb 1969, Hal. 22.16, Hoik. 22.15.
    • PPN kulii; The Hawaiian term may have come from Tuamotu kurio, with replacement of -u- by -i-.

2. A generic term for foreign quadruped.

  • References:
    • See Gram. 2.9.2.

3. Cloud (poetic, or cloud with an omen).

  • Examples:
    • ʻĪlio ʻehu, cloud with a ruddy tint.
    • ʻO ʻīlio uli, ʻo ʻīlio mea, ʻo Kū ke ao iki, ʻo Kū ke ao loa, ʻo Kū ke ao poko (PH 144), dark dog-cloud, reddish dog-cloud, Kū the small cloud, Kū the long cloud, Kū the short cloud.
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4. Tie beam in a house, brace that holds rafter to crossbeam.

5. A seaweed, same as some of the hulu ʻīlio #5.

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Point and quadrangle, West Molokaʻi. See Kalaeokaʻīlio. Literally, dog.

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Point, surf site, west coast, Molokaʻi. Northwest extremity of Molokaʻi, the closest point on the island to Oʻahu, and one of two points that define the west end of the island. The other is Lāʻau Point. The surf site is south of the point. Literally, dog.

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