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v. Kilakila ia e ku mai la, long may she (Laieikawai) stand there, as we say, long live the king. To express admiration of one's person. Laieik. 165.

adj. Great; long; strong; stout; brave; applied to a person.

s. Height; grandeur; magnificance; applied to a mountain.

Kilakila (kī'-lă-kī'-la), adj.

/ kī'-lă-kī'-la / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. Tall; strong; stout; imposing, as a person.

2. Great; brave; applied to a person.

3. Majestic; inspiring admiration. Ku kilakila o Mauna Kea, Mauna Kea stands in majestic grandeur.

Kilakila (kī'-lă-kī'-la), n.

/ kī'-lă-kī'-la / Parker Haw to Eng,

Height; grandeur; magnificence; applied to a mountain.

Kilakila (kī'-lă-kī'-la), v.

/ kī'-lă-kī'-la / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. To express admiration of one: Kilakila ia e ku mai la; long may she (Laieikawai) stand there. (Laieik. p. 165.) (As we say, long live the king.)

2. To be beautiful.

3. To have poise that commands admiration.

Drive, ʻĀlewa Heights, Honolulu. Lit., magnificent.

E huli iā “kilakila” ma Ulukau.

Search for “kilakila” on Ulukau.

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