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kūkū Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng / kū.kū /,

1. n., (Usually pronounced tūtū.) Granny, grandma, grandpa; granduncle, grandaunt; any relative or close friend of grandparent's generation (often said affectionately; apparently a new word as it has not been noted in legends and chants).

2. vi., To shake in jerks, bounce, trot, as on a horse; bumpy.

3. nvt., Gourd beat; the gourd is thumped down on a pad three times, and on the third rise, it is slapped; to beat thus.

4. n., Sea gull (RSV), cuckoo (KJV).

  • References:
    • Oihk. 11.16.

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