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nānākuli

/ nā.nā.kuli / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

vi., To look at but not respond when spoken to; to see but pay no attention, ignore.

  • References:
    • For the Oʻahu place of this name, see Pukui, Elbert, and Mookini, 1974.

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Nānākuli

/ Nānā-kuli / WahiLocation, Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

Land section, town, school, forest reserve, stream, valley, beach park, and surfing area, Waiʻanae qd., Oʻahu. (li 29.)

  • Literally, look at knee (said to be named in honor of the tattooed knee of Kaʻōpulupulu, a priest whose chief, Kahahana, turned a deaf [kuli] ear to his advice, and, when asked about his knee, told of his relationship with the chief, thus rebuking him); or look deaf (said because people in the area had not enough food to offer passersby; hence they looked at them and pretended to be deaf).

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Beach park (39.6 acres), Nānākuli, Oʻahu. Calcareous sand beach 500 feet long and 125 feet wide between two lime-stone points fronting the beach park. Also known as Zablan Beach.

  • Literally, to look at the knee.

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