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helu Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. nvt., To count, number, compute, take a census, figure, enumerate, list, include, impute (Oihk. 7.18); to assess, as taxes; to chant a list of names, as of genealogy; including, counting, enumeration, census, list, rate, number, figure, total, inventory; statistics.

  • Examples:
    • Helu ʻekahi, number one, best.
    • Helu ʻole ʻia, not counted, excluded.
    • Poʻe helu ukana, shipping clerks.
    • He mau mea helu bālota, election tellers.
    • Mīkina helu, adding machine; comptometer.
    • He lehulehu loa kēia poʻe, ke helu ʻia nā kāne, a me nā wāhine, these people are very many, counting men and women.
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2. nvs., Arithmetic, score, reckoning, account; serial; volume (in a series); numbered.

  • Examples:
    • Pona helu, serial bond.
    • Aʻo i ka helu, to learn arithmetic.
    • Helu a nā kamaliʻi, children's counting [a game].

3. A few.

  • Examples:
    • He mau lā helu wale nō i koe, only a few days left.

4. vt., To scratch the earth, as a hen; to dig with the fingers; to paw the earth, as an angry bull.

  • Examples:
    • Neʻepapa ka helu a ka lā i Punahoa, the sun scratched everywhere at Punahoa [a long fight].
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5. vt., To grumble, list offenses or complaints, especially about lack of gratitude or appreciation.

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helu Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

kikino, Amount.

  • Source:
    • Existing dictionary word, Extended meaning
  • Examples:
    • Eia ʻelua pūʻulu helu ʻelua. Here are two groups of twos.
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helu Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

kikino, Size, as of clothes.

  • Source:
    • Mānaleo.

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helu Andrews, Haw to Eng / HE-LU /,

v., To scratch the earth, as a hen; to dig potatoes with the fingers; to paw the ground, as an angry bull.

2. To count; to number; to compute; to reckon up the sum of numbers. Puk. 30:12.

3. To reckon in favor of one or against him; to impute. Oihk. 7:18.

4. To tell; to relate; to recount some past transaction. 2 Nal. 8:4.

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helu Andrews, Haw to Eng / HE-LU /,

s., The seeds of the puakala.

2. Shot used in shooting birds.

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helu Andrews, Haw to Eng / HE-LU /,

adv., Reciting or proclaiming the virtues of a deceased person; alaila, uwe helu mai la ia, penei, a uwe helu iho la. Laieik. 50.

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helu Parker, Haw to Eng / hē'-lu /,

adv., A reciting or proclaiming the virtues of a deceased person: alaila, uwe helu mai la ia, penei, a uwe helu iho la. Leieik. p. 50.

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helu Parker, Haw to Eng / hē'-lū /,

n., A recounting; a retelling.

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helu Parker, Haw to Eng / hĕ'-lū /,

1. n., Any mass of hard particles taken collectively, as the seeds of the liipoe or Indianshot.

2. n., Small shot. Syn: Lu.

3. n., A scattering or strewing. Syn: Lu.

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helu Parker, Haw to Eng / hē'-lu /,

1. v., To scratch the earth, as a hen.

2. v., To dig potatoes with the fingers.

3. v., To paw the ground, as an angry bull.

4. v., To count; to number; to compute.

5. v., To impute; to attribute.

6. v., To relate; to tell over; to repeat.

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Helu Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

Mountain (4,400 feet), Lahaina qd., Maui. Literally, scratch or count.

Tags: Maui

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