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honu Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. n., General name for turtle and tortoise, as Chelonia mydas.

  • Examples:
    • Honu neʻepū ka ʻāina, the land moves like the turtle [land passes slowly but inexorably from owner to heir].
  • References:
    • PPN fonu.

2. n., Name of a design for Niʻihau mats.

3. Variant of hohonu, deep.

  • Rare
  • References:
    • PPN fonu, full, as of liquid; PCP fofonu, deep.

Tags: fauna marine Niʻihau

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honu Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

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honu Andrews, Haw to Eng / HO-NU /,

s., The turtle; a terrapin; more generally applied to the sea turtle; a tortoise. Oihk. 11:29. NOTE.—The honu was formerly forbidden to women to eat in the times of the kapu under penalty of death.

Tags: fauna marine

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honu Parker, Haw to Eng / hō'-nu /,

n., The green turtle; a terrapin; more generally applied to the sea turtle; a tortoise. (The honu formerly was forbidden to women to eat in the times of the tabu, under penalty of death.)

Tags: fauna marine

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