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Kākāʻaukī

/ Kā.kā-ʻau-kī / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

1. n., Name of a place at Kohala, Hawaiʻi, celebrated in song for the tests held there for the presence of sharks: ti stalks (ʻau kī), whose bark had been beaten off (kākā), were thrown into the water; if the stalks were pulled under this was a sign of the presence of sharks and the natives climbed the steep cliff trail rather than swim.

2. n., Name of a stroke in lua fighting.

Nā LepiliTags: geography lua fighting

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