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kauhale / kau.hale / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

loc.n., Group of houses comprising a Hawaiian home, formerly consisting of men's eating house, women's eating house, sleeping house, cook-house, canoe house, etc. Term was later used even if the home included but a single house, and is sometimes used for hamlet or settlement. It is used without an article. (Gram. 8.6.) Literally, plural house.

  • Examples:
    • E hoʻi kākou i kauhale, let's go home.
    • Kanaka hele i kauhale, a person who goes from house to house; to gad.

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KAU-HA-LE Andrews Haw to Eng,

s. Kau, place, and hale, house. A small cluster of houses; a village. Puk. 8:5.

2. A house or residence of a person.

3. A place where a house has been, or where one is designed to be.

Kauhale (kă'u-hā'-le), n. Parker Haw to Eng,

[Kau, place, and hale, house.]

1. A small cluster of houses; a village.

2. A house or residence of a person.

3. A place where a house has been, or where one is to be.

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