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Redup. of ʻeli; to dig often. Fig., firmly rooted, profound, deep, as a taboo, or its removal; reverence. ʻAmama, ʻeliʻeli kapu, ʻeliʻeli noa (Kep. 55), the taboo is over, profound has been the taboo, profound is the freeing. ʻEliʻeli kau mai, may a profound reverence alight [solemn supplication at the end of prayers]. Ā ʻeliʻeli kūlana i Hawaiʻi, and are firmly rooted in Hawaiʻi.

v. To dig repeatedly. See above.

Elieli kapu, elieli noa.

Elieli (ĕ'-lĭ-ĕ'-lĭ), v.

/ ĕ'-lĭ-ĕ'-lĭ / Parker Haw to Eng,

[Eli, to dig.] To dig repeatedly.

Elieli kapu, elieli noa,
Amama, ua noa.
Lele wale aku la !

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