kānāwai/ kā.nā.wai /
nvs., Law, code, rule, statute, act, regulation, ordinance, decree, edict; legal; to obey a law; to be prohibited; to learn from experience. Figuratively, ti leaves, as used in religious ceremonies as a plant respected by spirits.
- Ua kānāwai au i ka hele malaila, I have learned not to go there.
- E hele pū me ke kānāwai, to go legally (with ti leaves).
- See Kam. 64:13–17 and note 9.
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