Redup. of ʻeli; to dig often. Fig., firmly rooted, profound, deep, as a taboo, or its removal; reverence. ʻAmama, ʻeliʻeli kapu, ʻeliʻeli noa (Kep. 55), the taboo is over, profound has been the taboo, profound is the freeing. ʻEliʻeli kau mai, may a profound reverence alight [solemn supplication at the end of prayers]. Ā ʻeliʻeli kūlana i Hawaiʻi, and are firmly rooted in Hawaiʻi.