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kāʻili

/ kā.ʻili / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. vt., To snatch, grab, take by force, seize, abduct, usurp; to gasp, labor for breath.

  • Examples:
    • Kāʻili malū, to seize or abduct secretly, kidnap.
    • Moku kāʻili lā, sun-snatching island [Lehua Island or sometimes Kauaʻi, since they lie to the west].
    • Ka wai kāʻili ao, liquid that snatches away enlightenment [intoxicants].
  • References:
    • See song, Elbert and Mahoe 58–9.
    • PCP taakili.

2. vt., To cast for fish.

3. n., Fine net as used for ʻōpelu fishing.

  • References:
    • Malo 212.

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Kaʻili

/ Ka-ʻili / Place Names of Hawaiʻi WahiLocation,

Stream and land, Kīpahulu qd., Maui, owned by Kaʻahumanu and made into a place of refuge (puʻuhonua) by Kamehameha I.

  • Literally, the pebble.

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  1. Small land section, Hālawa Valley, Molokaʻi, with a place of refuge (puʻuhonua) of the same name.
  2. Street, Kalihi Waena, Honolulu, Oʻahu, perhaps named for Kamehameha's feather god, Kūkāʻilimoku (island-snatching Kū). According to TM, the Hutchinson family who lived here kept the name Kāʻili Kapu in honor of this god.
  • Literally, snatch.

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