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aku Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. nvi., Bonito, skipjack (Katsuwonus pelamis 🌐), an important food; to run, of aku.

  • Examples:
    • Ua aku ʻo Mahaiʻula (FS 287), bonitos are running at Mahaiʻula [place at Keāhole quadrangle, Kona, Hawaiʻi].
  • References:
    • PPN ʻatu.

2. Particle expressing direction away from the speaker, and time either past (with nei) or future (without nei, sometimes translated soon).

  • References:
    • Table 12 in Gram. 7.2.
    • PPN atu.

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