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ʻukulele

kikinonoun / ʻuku.lele / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

n., Ukulele.

  • Literally, leaping flea, probably from the Hawaiian nickname of Edward Purvis, who was small and quick and who popularized the instrument brought to Hawaiʻi by the Portuguese in 1879.
  • References:
    • Elbert and Knowlton, 1957.

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ukulele

kikinonoun Eng to Haw, Pukui-Elbert,

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ʻUkulele.

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s. Uku and lele, to jump. A flea. 1 Sam. 24:15.

Ukulele (u'-ku-le'-le), n.

/ u'-ku-le'-le / Haw to Eng, Parker,

[Uku, a louse, and lele, to jump.]

1. A jumping uku; that is, a flea.

2. A musical instrument having four strings, played upon with the fingers, said to be so-called because of the leaping of the fingers on the strings.

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