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hapahapai

/ hapa.hapai / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

Reduplication of hāpai #1; to toss up, as a child; to heave or breathe heavily; to glorify, praise.

  • Examples:
    • Nou paha ka inoa e ka'ikaʻikū ana, pā i ka nuku ā hapahapai aʻe, yours perhaps the name chant carried to and fro, and that is on everyone's lips in praise.

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v. See HAPAI and HOOLEILEI. To lift or toss up, as a child.

Hapahapai (hā'-pă-hā'-pa'i), v.

/ hā'-pă-hā'-pa'i / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. To lift or toss up, as a child.

2. To throw upward by hand.

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