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heu Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

nvs., Down or fine hair, fuzz, loose fibers on certain fruits or leaves, quicksilver or mercury on back of a mirror, hairlike growths or spines on sugar cane stalks or cactus; fuzzy, downy; to begin to grow, as a youth's beard or pubic hair; to sprout, of seedlings.

  • Examples:
    • Kū ka heu, piʻi ka heu, the fuzz bristles [anger].
    • Kuʻu keiki o ka lā heu ʻole, child of my beardless youth [Ka-mehameha's term for his first child, Ka-ōlei-o-Kū].
    • ʻŌkalakala heu pānini, bristling with fine cactus spines.
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heʻu Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. nvi. Hoot, as of an owl; to croak, hoot.

2. Deep-throated sounds made in Hawaiian chants and prayers; to chant thus.

HE-U Andrews Haw to Eng,

s. Down or fine hair.

2. A youngster; a young man, from his down or first beard; kuu kane o ka wa heu ole, my husband from the time of youth (without a beard.) Laieik. 204.

3. The quicksilver on the back of a looking-glass; holoi lakou i ka heu o ka aniani, they washed off the quicksilver of the glass.

4. The work first done, the speech first made, the first movement in an affair.

HE-U Andrews Haw to Eng,

v. To begin to grow, as the beard; he kanaka opiopio wale no, akahi no a heu.

HE-U Andrews Haw to Eng,

adj. The first shooting of beards in boys; he keiki heu, a child bearded.

HEʻU Andrews Haw to Eng,

v. With a sharp break in pronouncing, to sing, as birds; to sound, as the voice of birds; to sound, as the voice of spirits with sweet sounds.

Heu (hē'-u), adj. / hē'-u / Parker Haw to Eng,

Fuzzy, downy, as fine hair or the soft coating of a leaf.

Heu (hē'-u), n. / hē'-u / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. Down or fine hair.

2. The quicksilver on the back of a looking-glass: holoi lakou i ka heu o ka aniani, they washed the quicksilver off the glass.

3. Fuzz, the loose coating or fibers upon certain fruits or leaves.

Heu (he'u), n. / he'u / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. The hoot of an owl.

2. The guttural sounds made by those skilled in Hawaiian oli (mele) and prayers.

Heu (hē'-u), v. / hē'-u / Parker Haw to Eng,

To begin to grow; to sprout; to germinate: he kanaka opiopio wale no, akahi no a heu. Pehea kau mau wahi hehu? Akahi no a heu ae. How are your plants? Only just commenced to sprout.

Heu (he'u), v. / he'u / Parker Haw to Eng,

(Written also heu-heu.) To croak; to make a hoarse sound in the throat.

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