1. n., Spray, foam, mist.
- Ka ʻehu kēhau (Kel. 48), the dew spray.
- ʻEhu moi, foam of sea where moi fish are found.
- I ka ʻehu nō o ka lāʻau, in the spray of the war club [of a swift or terrible blow].
- Kū ka ʻehu, to send spray flying [to lose one's temper].
- Na ke kea ka ʻai, kū ka ʻehu o nā waʻa liʻiliʻi i ke keiki o Kuaihelani (For. 4:57), the white [pebble] wins, the child of Kuaihelani stirs the spray of small canoes [an old kōnane game chant].
- Many older people say ehu for ʻehu #1, ʻehu #2, ʻehu #3, ʻehu #4, which is probably the older form; note lack of glottal stops in such forms as ehuehu, ʻehuehu, kaiehu, kēhu, kuehu, luehu, puehu.
2. nvs., Dust; dusty.
- Kū ka ʻehu, the dust rises.
- He ala ʻehu, a dusty path [this might also be interpreted as a faint path: see ʻehu #4].
3. n., Pollen.
4. nvs., Faint, difficult to see; wisp.
- Wāwae ʻehu, faint footprint.
- He ʻehu wāwae no ka lani, a trace of the high chief's steps [rain, rainbow].
5. nvs., Reddish tinge in hair, of Polynesians and not of Caucasians; one with ʻehu hair; reddish-brown complexion said to be characteristic of some ʻehu people; ruddy.
- He ʻehu, he nani kona mau maka (I Sam. 16.12), ruddy and of a beautiful countenance.
- This ʻehu is invariably pronounced with an initial glottal stop.