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1. n. Best, greatest, foremost. See ex., manomano. Eia nō ʻo Kāwika, ēhē, ka heke o nā pua, ēhē (chant for Ka-lā-kaua,), here comes David, oh, oh, the greatest of descendants, oh, oh.

2. n. Top gourd in a hula gourd drum. Cf. ʻolo 1.

3. n. Feathered top of an ʻulīʻulī, hula rattle.

4. n. Nail, pin, rack, as for hanging objects in a house.

5. n. Triangular sail, topsail. Also peʻa heke.

6. vs. Shy, sensitive. Cf. ʻōheke.

7. Same as hekeheke. Cf. ʻuheke.

s. A nail or pin to hang things on.

2. One thing up over another; a sail drawn up over another sail.

adj. Fallen, as the countenance with shame.

2. Faded; wilted, as a plant.

3. Angry; cross; reluctant.

Heke (hē'-ke), adj.

/ hē'-ke / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. Chagrined; depressed; ashamed.

2. Sensitive; susceptible; easily affected. See Oheke.

Heke (hĕ'-ke), n.

/ hĕ'-ke / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. A nail, pin or rack fastened to the inside wall of a house to put things upon.

2. A triangular sail set above the gaff, also called peaheke.

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