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kapuaʻi / kapu.aʻi / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. n., Sole of the foot, footprint, footstep, tread, track; foot in measurement; paw of an animal.

  • Examples:
    • Hele mai, ē Kāne, he kapuaʻi akua, he kapuaʻi kanaka (ancient prayer), come, O Kāne, walk as a god, walk as a man.
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2. n., Part of the canoe float where the outrigger boom (ʻiako) is joined; the after one is the kapuaʻi hope.

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kapuaʻi Māmaka Kaiao Haw to Eng,

kikino, Foot, a unit of measurement.

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KA-PU-AI Andrews Haw to Eng,

s. The sole or bottom of the foot. Ios. 1:3.

Kapuai (kă'-pŭ-a'i), n. Parker Haw to Eng,

1. The sole of the foot.

2. A footprint; a footstep.

3. Mod. A foot in measure (twelve inches).

4. Paw: kapuai manamana, the paw of an animal. (The Hawaiians have no word for foot in distinction from wawae, leg; but wawae includes often both foot and leg; so lima signifies arm including the hand, but there is no specific word for hand.)

Kapuai (kă-pu-ā'i): Parker Haw to Eng,

foot print. Land section, Ewa, Oahu.

Ka-puaʻi Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

Ancient surfing area, bay or district, Hāna, Maui. (Finney 1959a:52.) Lit., the flow [of water].

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