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1. vs., Convex, concave; crescent-shaped, as the moon; contorted, perverted.

2. n., Boom, crane; beam from which a weight is suspended and swung to and fro; cable line, as on a cable car (kaʻakewe).

3. n., Stasis diffusion of lymph, said to be due to prolonged wetting of the feet, as in taro patch, sometimes called “Hawaiian elephantiasis,” but no relation to elephantiasis as found in the South Seas.

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ʻaʻano, Wraparound, as a window or eyeglasses.

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  • Examples:
    • Pukaaniani kewe. Wraparound window.

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ʻaʻano, Crescent, as the moon.

  • Source:
    • Existing dictionary word, Extended meaning
  • Examples:
    • ʻO Hoaka kekahi o nā mahina kewe māhuahua. Hoaka is one of the waxing crescent moons.
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adj. Contored; twisted out of meaning, as words; incorrect.

Kewe (kē'-wĕ), adj.

/ kē'-wĕ / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. Contorted; convulsive.

2. Perverted; twisted out of meaning—said of language.

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