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kanikau / kani.kau / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. nvt., Dirge, lamentation, chant of mourning, lament; to chant, wail, mourn.

  • Examples:
    • Ke Kanikau, The Lamentations (Biblical).

2. (Cap.) n., Name of a star (no data).

  • References:
    • Kuhelani.

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KA-NI-KAU Andrews Haw to Eng,

v. To mourn for the loss of friends; to lament; to bewail, as for the dead. Kin. 23:3.

2. To compose a dirge, or to sing one extemporaneously. 2 Sam. 3:33. To compose an elegy for one. 2 Sam. 1:17. See KUMAKENA.

KA-NI-KAU Andrews Haw to Eng,

s. A dirge; a mourning song; mourning; lamentation. Ezek. 19:1.

KA-NI-KAU Andrews Haw to Eng,

adj. Mourning; hale kanikau. Kekah. 7:2, 4.

Kanikau (kă'-nĭ-kā'u), adj. / kă'-nĭ-kā'u / Parker Haw to Eng,

Mourning: hale kanikau, house of mourning.

Kanikau (kă'-nĭ-kā'u), n. / kă'-nĭ-kā'u / Parker Haw to Eng,

A dirge; mourning; lamentation.

Kanikau (kă'-nĭ-kā'u), v. / kă'-nĭ-kā'u / Parker Haw to Eng,

[Kani, to sound, and kau, a song.]

1. To mourn for the loss of friends. To lament; to bewail; as for the dead.

2. To compose a dirge, or to sing one extemporaneously. To compose an elegy. See kumakena.

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