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ʻūhā kapu / ʻū.hā kapu / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

n., A taboo lap, said of persons unable to raise children successfully, believed due to jealousy of an ʻaumakua (family god); a person with the taboo lap. (It was believed that children of the ʻūhā kapu would die unless reared by relatives.)

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