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n.

1. Placement, hanging, appearance. Cf. kau #1. (PPN taunga.)

2. Count (title of nobility). Eng.;

3. Chanting.

4. Voice used in choral singing, e.g. countertenor or alto. (Tatar, in Kanahele 87.)

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num. Four (formerly tubers were counted by fours; four was a formulistic number). (See pākāuna.) Nā wahi kāuna ʻoʻopu (Kel. 51), several foursomes of ʻoʻopu fish. Ke kāuna hoʻokahi o ka huina o nā lā (Kel. 47), a total of four days. ʻEkolu kāuna, twelve.

s. Four; the composite number four. Oih. 12:4. See Grammar § 116,5.

Kauna (kā'u-na), adj.

Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. Four; the composite number four.

2. Appearing in the heavens.

1. [Contraction of kau ana.]

1. An appearing in the heavens; he po kauna mabina, a night when the moon was shining.

2. [Eng., town.] A town, a village.

the composite number four. Cape, Kau. Hawaii.

Point, Hoʻō-pū-loa qd., Kaʻū, Hawaiʻi. (For a chant, see PE, lulumi.)

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Search for “kauna” on Ulukau.

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