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1. vt., Split open from head to tail, as fish prepared for drying and salting; to slit thus; to hew out roughly, as a canoe; to make a hole or dig out.

  • Examples:
    • Kūlepe mai ka mahi ʻai i nā ʻeka lepo (For. 5:683), the farmer dug out blocks of earth [in a taro patch].

2. vi., To flap, flutter; strong, of wind.

  • Examples:
    • Kūlepe nā pepa i ka makani, the papers are flipped about by the wind.
    • Mai kūlepe i kaʻu hana, don't muss up my work.

3. n., Harelip. (Less common than ʻūlepe.)

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v. To hew out roughly, as timber.

2. To make a hole in the ground; kulepe ekuia a awaawaa.

3. To split open, as a fish.

4. To blow, as the wind in the middle of a channel; kulepe lele ka hauli.

s. The wind blowing in the middle of a channel.

Kulepe (kū'-lē'-pe), n.

/ kū'-lē'-pe / Haw to Eng, Parker,

A violent blast of wind accompanied with rain, generally in the middle of a channel.

Kulepe (kū'-lē'-pe), v.

/ kū'-lē'-pe / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. To divide lengthwise; to split through the middle; to split open; to lay open as in dividing a fish from head to tail.

2. To make a hole in the ground: kulepe ekuia a awaawa. Syn: Awaawaa.

3. To blow hard, as the wind in the middle of a channel.

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