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ʻūʻū

/ ʻū.ʻū / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

1. Reduplication of ʻū #1; to stutter, stammer.

  • Examples:
    • Ka ʻūʻū ʻana o nā mamo o ʻIseraʻela (Puk. 6.5), the groaning of the children of Israel.
  • References:
    • Possibly PPN kuukuu.

2. Reduplication of ʻū #2; impregnated partially, as fish with salt.

3. n., All soldier-fishes of the genus Myripristis 🌐; some were considered ʻaumākua.

  • Examples:
    • Ua loaʻa akula ka iʻa ʻo ka ʻūʻū' the soldier-fishes have (just) been caught [one has cause to sigh or grieve, a play on ʻū, to sigh].

4. (Cap.) n., Star name (no data).

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