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kaulei Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng / kau.lei /,

1. vi., Too high; too short, as a dress. Figuratively, insecure, infirm.

  • Examples:
    • He iʻa pā kaulei, a fish almost hooked.

2. To rest, hang, be placed.

  • Examples:
    • He aha lā kēlā mea e kaulei maila maʻō? What then is that resting over there?

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KAU-LEI Andrews, Haw to Eng,

v. To be insecure; e kauwale ibo iluna, aole mapopo o ka paa; to trust to what will not benefit.

2. To be deceived in our opinion of a thing.

3. To be too short for the purpose designed; kaulei ka naau, to be deceitful (perhaps.) Kum. Haw. B.2, p.26.

KAU-LEI Andrews, Haw to Eng,

adj Not firmly established; deceptive; without secure foundation; applied to men seeking happiness in life and failing.

Kaulei (kā'u-lē'i), adj. Parker, Haw to Eng / kā'u-lē'i /,

1. Insecure; without secure foundation; not of solid situation, site, or position

2. Not firmly established; deceptive; without secure foundation; applied to men seeking happiness in life and failing.

Kaulei (kă'u-le'i), v. Parker, Haw to Eng / kă'u-le'i /,

1. To place carelessly; to place in an insecure way.

2. To be insecure; to be not firm in standing or position.

Kaulei (kā'u-le'i): Parker, Haw to Eng / kā'u-le'i /,

wreath placed. Land section, Koolau, Molokai.

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