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kāwai Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng / kā.wai /,

1. n., Last liquor run off in distillation, very thin and watery (wai), especially of brew made of ti root or cane; extremely weak and watery liquor.

  • Examples:
    • ʻA ʻohe ikaika ʻo kēia lama, he kāwai wale nō, this rum has no strength; it is nearly all water.

2. Same as maniawai, drowsy.

3. (Cap.) n., Name of a navigation star (no data).

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