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1. Bird. ʻIo, ʻio lani, ʻio mea, niku. The ʻio symbolized royalty because of the great height at which it flew, hence the name ʻIo-lani. I am a hawk, no branch that (I) may not light upon, he ʻio au, ʻaʻohe lālā kau ʻole. For other connotation and saying, see māpumāpu, poʻi 4.

2. To clear the throat. ʻUhūʻuhū, pūhā.

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