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ʻunihipili

/ ʻunihi.pili / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. n., Spirit of a dead person, sometimes believed present in bones or hair of the deceased and kept lovingly. ʻUnihipili bones were prayed to for help, and sometimes sent to destroy an enemy.

2. n., Same as ʻuhinipili #2.

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s. The leg and arm bones of a person. See UHINIPILI. He kanaka mai loa a hiki ole ke hele mawaho; ua unihipili leo, aole hiki ke pane mai, having a feeble voice, not able to speak; ua uuku ka leo. Unihipili was one name of the class of gods called akuanoho; aumakua was another; they were the departed spirits of deceased persons.

adj. The qualities of some gods; na akua unihipili, ame na akua mano.

Unihipili (u-nĭ'-hi-pī'-li), adj.

/ u-nĭ'-hi-pī'-li / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. Weak; feeble: he kanaka mai loa a hiki ole ke hele mawaho, ua unihipili ka leo, a person very ill and unable to walk, having a feeble voice, unable to speak. Leo unihipili is equivalent to leoiki.

2. The qualities of some gods: na akua unihipili, ame na akua mano.

Unihipili (u-ni'-hi-pi'-li), n.

/ u-ni'-hi-pi'-li / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. The leg and arm bones of a person.

2. One name of the class of gods called akuanoho or aumakua. They were departed spirits of deceased persons.

3. Persons possessed of the departed spirits (aumakua).

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