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kewe Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

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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kewe Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

ʻaʻano, Wraparound, as a window or eyeglasses.

  • Source:
    • Existing dictionary word, Extended meaning
  • Examples:
    • Pukaaniani kewe. Wraparound window.

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kewe Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

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.
  • References:

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KE-WE Andrews, Haw to Eng,

adj. Contored; twisted out of meaning, as words; incorrect.

Kewe (kē'-wĕ), adj. Parker, Haw to Eng / kē'-wĕ /,

1. Contorted; convulsive.

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

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