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lāʻie

/ lā.ʻie / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

1. Short for lau ʻie, ʻie vine leaf.

2. (Cap.) n., Place name, windward Oʻahu. Mormon Temple and Brigham Young University-Hawaiʻi site.

Nā LepiliTags: geography Oʻahu

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leaf of ʻie (Freycinetia). Land section, Koʻolauloa, Oʻahu.

Nā LepiliTags: geography Oʻahu

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Small land division, Maka-wao; coastal area, Māʻalaea qd.; cave and hill, Hale-a-ka-lā Crater, Maui. Land section, town, elementary school, bay, point, and the site of the Church College of Hawaiʻi, Ka-huku qd., Oʻahu. Lāʻie-ka-wai is the traditional birthplace of the sacred princess Lāʻie-i-ka-wai (Lāʻie in the water). The princess was taken to the mythical paradise Pali-uli (green cliff on Hawaiʻi. (Beckwith, 1919; HM.) See Mālaekahana, Wai-ʻāpuka. Lit., ʻie leaf.

  • 1. Bay, beach, Lāʻie, Oʻahu. Calcareous sand beach on Lāʻie Bay, the wide bay between Lāʻie and Kalanai Points.
  • 2. Beach park (4.5 acres), Lāʻie, Oʻahu. Calcareous sand beach on Lāʻie Maloʻo Bay between Pali Kiloiʻa and Kōloa Stream. Also known as Pahumoa, Pounders.
  • 3. Landing, Lāʻie, Oʻahu. Remnants of the former interisland steamer landing at the north end of Lāʻie Beach Park.
  • 4. Point, Lāʻie, Oʻahu. Long limestone point in the center of Lāʻie. Also known as Laniloa.

Literally, ʻie vine leaf. Lāʻie is short for lau ʻie. The vine is a symbol of royalty. All of the Lāʻie sites were named for a beautiful legendary princess, Lāʻie, who was hidden as a child in a secret chamber in a river-bank. The chamber was accessible only through an underwater entrance.

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