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vi. To crow, as a rooster; cock-a-doodle-doo. Komo ka ʻuhane a loko o ke kino ā ka umauma, ā ka puʻu, ʻoʻō moa aʻela ʻo Ka-welu (For. 5:189), the soul entered within the body, up to the chest, to the throat, and then Ka-welu crowed like a chicken [a sign that she had been resuscitated]. (PPN kokoo.)

Nā LepiliTags: onomatopoeia

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ʻōʻō

/ ʻō.ʻō / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. Reduplication of ʻō #1; to pierce, lance, poke, put in, insert; to pierce the fetus in the womb with a sharp instrument in order to practice infanticide; to abort; to cut, as to let blood; to hurl, as a spear.

  • Examples:
    • Lele ʻōʻō, to leap into the water feet first, without splashing.
    • ʻŌʻō heʻe pali (Kep. 103), to poke out tiny octopuses from cracks.

2. n., Digging stick, digging implement, spade.

  • References:
    • PCP kookoo.

3. n., A black honey eater (Moho nobilis 🌐), with yellow feathers in a tuft under each wing, which were used for featherwork; endemic to island of Hawaiʻi, now extinct.

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4. n., A type of fish, perhaps a swordfish.

Nā LepiliTags: fauna Hawaiʻi Molokaʻi Oʻahu Kauaʻi

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ʻŌʻō

Place Names of Hawaiʻi WahiLocation,

Lane, Lanakila section, Honolulu. Lit., black honeyeater (its yellow feathers were used for feather work).

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