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ʻumiʻumi Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng / ʻumi.ʻumi /,

1. n., Whiskers, beard, goatee, mustache; tendril; barbel or feelers on lower jaw of a fish; suckers that fasten bivalves such as the nahawele to rocks; rope used for hauling unfinished canoe hull from the forest to the shore.

  • Examples:
    • Ē! ʻumiʻumi kao! Say! Goat's beard! [a taunt of one child to another child who has been scolded, sometimes accompanied by goat-like bleating and tugging on an imaginary beard].
  • References:
    • PPN kumikumi.

2. Reduplication of ʻumi #1.

  • References:
    • Possibly PNP kumikumi, PCP kumikumi.

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ʻumiʻumi Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

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