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1. n.v. The sport of hurling lightweight hau wood spears; to hurl such spears. Lit., hurl hau wood.

2. v. To catch edible locusts by striking (kā) the dew (hau) on bushes.

v. To abate, as the wind; pehea ka makani? Ua kahau iki mai, aole ikaika: e holo kakou.

2. To be diminished, as sickness; ua kahau iki mai kou mai, ua pale ka nui.

3. To abate, as a stream of water; kahau ka wai, kokoke pau.

s. The name of a play or pastime; he kahau kahi hana.

Kahau (kā'-hā'u), n.

/ kā'-hā'u / Parker Haw to Eng,

[Ka, to hurl. and hau, a stick of the hau tree.] A game involving the hurling of light spears made of hau timber. These spears sometimes went whizzing through the air for a distance of two or three hundred fathoms.

KAH 236 KAH

Kahau (kā'-hā'u), v.

/ kā'-hā'u / Parker Haw to Eng,

[Ka, to brush aside, and hau, dew.] To brush off the dew. This was practiced in trapping grasshoppers. Grasshoppers were used as food in ancient Hawaii.

Kahau (kā-ha'u), v.

/ kā-ha'u / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. To abate, as the wind; pehea ka makani? Ua kahau iki mai, aole ikaika: e holo kakou.

2. To be diminished, as sickness; ua kahau iki mai kou mai, ua pale ka nui.

3. To abate, as a stream of water; kahau ka wai, kokoke pau.

Kahau

/ Ka-hau / Place Names of Hawaiʻi WahiLocation,

Gulch, Kamalō qd., south Molokaʻi. Literally, the hau tree or the dew.

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