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n., Name of the wife of the famous legendary navigator, Pākaʻa and of the coastal area, Molokaʻi, where she lived. She was lost during labor pains and her husband searched vainly for her, hence the saying applied to fruitless endeavors, Hikauhi i Kaumanamana, Hikauhi is at Kaumanamana [another place on Molokaʻi].

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adv., To no purpose; of no use, &c.; aia ko'u waa hikauhi ma Molokai; hikauhi oe a holo e ka moku; hele a hikauhi.

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1. adj., Having or being of no use; ineffectual.

2. adj., To no purpose; of no use, etc.: aia ko'u waa hikau hi ma Molokai; hikauhi oe a holo e ka moku; hele a hikauhi.

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adv., Ineffectually; uselessly; aimlessly.

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Coastal area, gulch, fishpond, and reef passage, Airport qd., south Molokaʻi. This was the name of the daughter of Chief Hoʻolehua and his wife ʻĪloli. She became the wife of Pākaʻa and mother of the famous Kū-a-Pākaʻa.

  • References:
    • Nakuina 33; RC 37; Rice 77; Summers 63.
    • See Kaumanamana.
    • For meaning, see PE, hikauhi.

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Fishpond, Kaunakakai, Molokaʻi. Name of the daughter of Chief Hoʻolehua.

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