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ʻikuā

/ ʻiku.ā / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

Also ʻikuwā.

1. nvs., Noisy, clamorous, loud-voiced; to make a din; din, clamor; voices of the gods in the elements.

  • Examples:
    • ʻIkuwā nā manu i ka nahele, the birds make a din in the forest.

2. (Cap.) n., Month of the Hawaiian year, named, according to Kepelino, for the roar of surf, thunder, and cloudbursts of this month.

  • Examples:
    • ʻO ʻIkuwā i pohā kōʻeleʻele, ʻikuwā ke kai, ʻikuwā ka hekili, ʻikuwā ka manu, ʻIkuwā is the month when dark storms arise, sea roars, thunder roars, birds roar.
  • References:
    • Kep. 95.

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