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kepakepa / kepa.kepa / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. Reduplication of kepa #1; interruption; to interrupt; choppy, as the sea.

  • Examples:
    • Kepakepa ʻia ka iʻa a lomi ʻia, fish being cut in pieces and mashed.
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2. Same as kepa #3.

3. nvt., Conversational chant, fast rhythmic chant or recitation, with every syllable clearly pronounced and without prolonged vowels and not requiring too much breath. The paha chants are in this style. To chant thus.

Tags: oli

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KE-PA-KE-PA Andrews Haw to Eng,

v. To crack or snap, as with a whip; kepakepa iho la kekahi pu i ke mele me ka hoolealea mai.

Kepakepa (kē'-pă-kē'-pa), v. / kē'-pă-kē'-pa / Parker Haw to Eng,

To dance or chant (olioli) rapidly to the accompanying notes of an ipuhula, or hula drum.

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