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1. nvt., Anchor, stone anchor, towline, line for fastening boats; warp; to anchor, make fast, tow; taut, stretched, anchored.

  • Examples:
    • Hekau o ka pōloli, the taut intensity of hunger.

2. vi., To come upon, happen, befall, strike.

  • Examples:
    • Hekau auaneʻi i ka lae ʻaʻā, you will strike a rocky point [trouble].
    • He nui nā pōʻino i hekau aku maluna o kekahi poʻe, lots of trouble happens to some people.
    • ʻO ka lanakila kiʻekiʻe i hekau iho, complete victory resulted.

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1. v., To tie with a rope.

2. To make fast, as in anchoring a boat or cask, by tying to stones or rocks under water. Laieik. 124. Aole e lilo, ua hekauia.

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hekau

kikinonoun / HE-KAU / Haw to Eng, Andrews,

s., A large strong rope for fastening boats, canoes, &c.

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adj., Epithet of a large strong rope; he kaula hekau; strong; firm.

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hekau

ʻaʻanostative verb / hĕ-ka'u / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. adj., Taut; not slack; stretched.

2. adj., Strong; firm: he kaula hekau.

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hekau

kikinonoun / hĕ'-ka'u / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. n., A towline.

2. n., A large strong rope for fastening boats, canoes, etc.; a warp.

3. n., The stone used as an anchor for a canoe.

4. n., An anchor.

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hekau

kikinonoun / hĕ'-ka'u / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. v., To tow or tie a vessel with a towline.

2. v., To make fast, as in anchoring a boat or cask, by tying to stones or rocks under water. (See Laieik. p. 124.) Aole e lilo, ua hekauia; to be moored on the water.

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