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kāne Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. n., Male, husband, male sweetheart, man; brother-in-law of a woman; male, masculine; to be a husband or brother-in-law of a woman.

  • Examples:
    • Kai kāne (Kep. 183), strong sea.
    • Hana keiki kāne, man's work requiring strength.
  • References:

2. (Cap.) n., The leading of the four great Hawaiian gods: see HM 42–66.

  • References:
    • PCP Taane.

3. (Cap.) n., Name of the 27th night of the lunar month.

4. (Cap.) n., Name of a sacred star, seen by priests as portending great misfortune, as the death of a chief; perhaps a variable like Mira or Algol, or even a nova.

5. n., Name given at ʻEwa, Oʻahu, for the Tahitian banana known as polapola and hēʻī.

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