1. nvt. To sew, stitch; seam, stich; to bind together parts of a fishhook; to bind, as a book. Nā puke i humu ʻia, the books that were bound. hoʻo.humu To make someone sew. (PNP sumu).
2. n. Hole by which parts of a hook were bound together.
3. (Cap.) n. The star Altair, in Aquila, said to have been used for navigation from Hawaiʻi to Tahiti. Also Hoʻohumu. (PNP Sumu).
4. Short for paehumu, taboo enclosure.