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kahuna Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. n., Priest, sorcerer, magician, wizard, minister, expert in any profession (whether male or female); in the 1845 laws doctors, surgeons, and dentists were called kahuna.

  • References:
    • See kahu; for plural see kāhuna.
    • PPN tufunga, PCP t(a, o)funga.

2. vi., Oven cooking; to cook.

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kāhuna / kā.huna / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. Plural of kahuna #1.

2. Same as kāhunahuna.

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KA-HU-NA Andrews Haw to Eng,

s. Kahu and ana, a cooking. Hence, a general name applied to such persons as have a trade, an art, or who practice some profession; some qualifying term is generally added; as, kahuna lapaau, a physician; kahuna pule, a priest; kahuna kalai laau, a carpenter; kahuna kala, a silversmith; kahuna kalai, an engraver. Puk. 38:23. NOTE— Generally in Hawaiian antiquities, the word kahuna without any qualifying term, refers to the priest or the person who offered sacrifices. Puk. 18:1. O ka mea pule i ka ke alii heiau, he kahuna pule ia. See the above and others in their own places.

KA-HU-NA Andrews Haw to Eng,

v. To exercise a profession; to work at one's appropriate business.

2. Specifically, to be or act the priest. Lunk. 18:19.

3. To sprinkle salt on a sacrifice; e kapi i ka paakai i awaawa ole. See KAHUNAHUNA.

4. Hoo. To sanctify or set apart to the priests' office. Puk. 28:41.

Kahuna (kă'-hū'-na), n. Parker Haw to Eng,

[Kahu and ana, a cooking.]

1. A general name applied to such persons as have a trade, an art, or who practice some profession. Some qualifying term is generally added; as, kahuna lapaau, a physician; kahuna pule, a priest; kahuna kalai laau, a carpenter; kahuna kala, a silversmith; kahuna kalai, an engraver.

2. Generally in ancient Hawaii the word kahuna without any qualifying term, refers to the priest or the person who offered sacrifices: O ka mea pule i ka ke alii heiau, he kahuna pule ia.

Kahuna (kă-hū'-na), v. Parker Haw to Eng,

To exercise one's profession; to act the part of a professional person or kahuna.

Kahuna (kă'-hū'-nă-hū'-na), n. Parker Haw to Eng,

[Ka and hunahuna, small particles.]

1. Small particles.

2. A sprinkling of anything.

kahuna Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

, 'priest, sorcerer, master of an art'

Ka-hūnā Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

Lane, Mō-ʻiliʻili, Honolulu. (TM.) Lit., the hidden one.

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