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1. Reduplication of lohe; to listen carefully, eavesdrop.

  • Examples:
    • He ʻīlio lohelohe (PH 75), a dog [sacrificed to obtain] obedience.

2. n., Larvae of the dragonfly; this was used in hula ceremonies because lohe means to hear and obey.

3. Variant of lohaloha #1.

  • Rare
  • Examples:
    • Lohelohe i honua, poetic name for banana plant because its fruit droops (loha), to the ground (i honua).
    • Lohelohe peleʻunu Mahiki i ka ua, Mahiki is beaten down and made musty by the rain.

4. n., Cocoon.

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kikino Larva of damselfly and other dragonflies. Dic. Also lohaloha.

kikino Naiad, the larva of a dragonfly or damselfly. [ADD English "naiad"]

v. To hear indistinctly or incorrectly; scarcely to hear.

Lohelohe (lō'-hĕ-lō'-he), v.

Parker Haw to Eng,

[Freq. of lohe, to hear.]

1. To hear often; to hear repeatedly.

2. To hear indistinctly or incorrectly; scarcely to hear.

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