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makapuʻu

/ maka.puʻu / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

n., Variety of fish (no data). Literally, bulging eyes, hill point.

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Makapuʻu

/ Maka-puʻu / WahiLocation, Place Names of Hawaiʻi,
  • Pool and land division, Hāna qd., Maui (Ii 172).
  • Avenue, Kaimukī, Honolulu; beach park, point, headland, and surfing beach (Finney, 1959a:108), Koko Head qd., Oʻahu.

Literally, hill beginning or bulging eye (the name of an image said to have been in a cave known as Keanaokeakuapōloli; PH chapter 19).

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Bay, beach park (46.9 acres), dive site, head, point, surf site, Waimānalo, Oʻahu. Pocket of calcareous sand on the bay between Mānana (Rabbit) Island and Makapuʻu Point. The beach is in the lee of Makapuʻu Head (647 feet), the headland that is the easternmost point of Oʻahu and marked by a light at Makapuʻu Point. Literally, bulging eyes. A stone on the point below the light was said to have had eight protrusions resembling human eyes. The stone, a kinolau—the physical manifestation of a legendary woman named Makapuʻu—is no longer there.

Nā LepiliTags: Oʻahu

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