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ʻīlio / ʻī.lio / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

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.
  • References:

4. Tie beam in a house, brace that holds rafter to crossbeam.

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

Tags: fauna ʻaumakua flora

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