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pūʻali

/ pū.ʻali / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. n., Warrior, soldier, so called because Hawaiian fighters tied (pūʻali) their malos at the waist so that no flap would dangle for a foe to seize; army, host, multitude. Various types of military formations are listed below.

  • Examples:
    • Kona pūʻali apau (Puk. 14.4), all his host.
    • Pūʻali ʻānela, host of angels.

2. nvt., To gird tightly about the waist, as of malo-clad warriors, or as corseted women; compressed, constricted in the middle; grooved, notched; irregularly shaped, as taro; notch; tight belt (see kōkī for example).

  • Examples:
    • Ua kāliki ʻia ā pūʻali ke kino o ka wahine, the body of the woman is corseted and pulled tight.
    • ʻEono pūʻali a kānā lāʻau pālau (For. 5.221), his war club has six notches.
    • Pūʻali ka hau nui i ka hau iki (Nak. 108), the big hau tree is grooved by the small hau [a child annoying an adult; a small warrior harassing a big one].

3. n., Isthmus.

4. n., Slender abdominal stalk on a wasp's body.

5. n., In music, a decrescendo followed by a crescendo.

6. n., Irregularly shaped ravine.

7. n., A vague term for an adopted man or boy who had no servants.

  • References:
    • Ii 38.

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Gulch, Hālawa qd., Molokaʻi. Literally, groove.

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