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Kapalaoa (kă'-pā'lāoă):

/ kă'-pā'lāoă / Haw to Eng, Parker,

the ivory hook ornament. Elevation, Hanapepe, Kauai.

Kapalaoa

/ Ka-palaoa / WahiLocation, Place Names of Hawaiʻi,
  • Land section, Puakō qd., Kona, Hawaiʻi (For. Sel. 182).
  • Peak (3,436 feet high), south central Kauaʻi.
  • Cabin, Haleakalā Crater, East Maui.
  • Land and sea areas across from the court house, Hauʻula, Oʻahu. Kāne and Kanaloa sent a whale here to pick up their worshiper, Makuakaumana (older perching branches) (Sterling and Summers 4:97) and take him to the legendary floating land Kānehūnāmoku to live with Kāne and Kanaloa in the "deathless land of beautiful people".

Literally, the whale or the whale tooth.

  • References:
    • HM 69.

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