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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.
  • References:

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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.

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

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

Heu (he'u), v.

/ he'u / Parker Haw to Eng,

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

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.

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