Wehewehe Wikiwiki Hawaiian language dictionaries

1. n., Hidden meaning, as in Hawaiian poetry; concealed reference, as to a person, thing, or place; words with double meanings that might bring good or bad fortune.

  • Examples:
    • Kaona hoʻoʻinoʻino, pejorative innuendo.
    • No wai ke kaona o kēlā mele? Who is being referred to in veiled language in that song?

2. Town.

  • Source:
    • English.

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kikino, Downtown.

  • Source:
    • Existing dictionary word, Extended meaning
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s., The name of a Hawaiian month.

Nā LepiliTags: time

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n., Name of an agitator and religious fanatic who caused a popular disturbance on the island of Hawaii when a deputy sheriff of the district was killed.

Nā LepiliTags: religion

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