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kīhāpai

/ kī.hā.pai / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. n. Small land division, smaller than a paukū; cultivated patch, garden, orchard, field, small farm; parish of a church, diocese; department of a business or office; formerly various religious duties were divided into kīhāpai, as tending the altar, offering sacrifices.

2. n. Madagascar periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus 🌐, syn. Vinca rosea), a perennial herb or small shrub, from tropical America, grown for ornament; flowers rose-purple or white.

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s. A small division of land next less than a pauku.

2. A cultivated patch of ground, a garden, a potato patch, a field, a small farm, &c.,belonging to the people in distinction from the chief's, which was called koele

3. A particular department in business or office.Note — Formerly the ceremonies of religion were divided into several departments; it was the business of one to keep the altar in order, of another to offer the sacrifice, &c.; these different departments or offices were called Kihapais

Kihapai (kī'-hā'-pă'i), n.

/ kī'-hā'-pă'i / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. A small division of land just below a pauku in size.

2. A cultivated patch of ground, a garden, a potato patch, a field, a small farm, etc., belonging to the people as distinguished from the chief's, which was called koele.

3. A particular department in business or office. (Formerly the ceremonies of religion were divided into several departments; it was the business of one to keep the altar in order, of another to offer the sacrifice, etc.; these different departments or offices were called kihapai.)

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