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/ kilo.hana / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

1. nvs., Name of the outside, decorated sheet of tapa in the kuʻinakapa, bed coverings; the four inner layers were white, contrasting with the decorated kilohana. Hence extended meanings: best, superior, excellent.

  • Examples:
    • He aliʻi ke aloha, he kilohana e paʻa ai (saying), love is like a chief, the best prize to hold fast to.

2. n., Hillock, heap, lookout, top, view out, high point (kilo + -hana, nominalizer).

  • References:
    • Probably PPN tirofanga; cf. Tongan siofi, siofia and Samoan tilofia.

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s. The outside kapa of a pa-u, which was of the best material and the most beautifully printed.

2. The very best as contrasted with that which was poorer; ka mea maikai loa i huipuia me na mea ino.

3. A hillock or heap of stones used as a resting places; he puu hoomaha.

adj. Fine; beautiful; excellent; best.

Kilohana (kī'-lŏ-hā'-na), adj.

/ kī'-lŏ-hā'-na / Haw to Eng, Parker,

Fine; beautiful; excellent; best.

Kilohana (kī'-lŏ-hā'-na), n.

/ kī'-lŏ-hā'-na / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. The outside, and most beautifully printed sheet of a set of five sleeping tapas. The group was called kuinakapa.

2. The very best as contrasted with that which was poorer: ka mea maikai loa i huipuia me na mea ino.

3. A hillock or heap of stones used as a resting place: he puu hoomaha.

Kilohana (ki'lo-hānă):

/ ki'lo-hānă / Haw to Eng, Parker,

most beautiful. Mountain. Puna, Kauai.

Land divisions, Mauna Loa qd., south Hawaiʻi (UL 124); land division (at 9,620 feet), and Girl Scout camp, Wai-kiʻi qd., north Hawaiʻi. Peak and crater, Līhuʻe district, Kauaʻi (Macdonald and Abbott 389, figure 260). A boy, Lahi, and his uncle, while hunting ʻuwaʻu birds on the summit, lured a giant into a hole and killed him; warriors came to catch the bird hunters, but Lahi hid at a pass and threw the men one at a time over a cliff (HM 331, Rice). Lookout, Wai-mea Canyon, Kauaʻi (PH 183). Quadrangle, elementary school, and summit observatory, Hale-a-ka-lā, East Maui, now called White Hill. Summit of the mountain separating ʻUala-puʻe and Wai-lau; point near Ka-laʻe overlooking Ka-laupapa; park and school, ʻUala-puʻe, Molokaʻi. Peak at the head of Ka-lihi Valley, Honolulu. The sorceress Haumea (mother of Pele) lived here with her husband Wākea. While fishing at Heʻeia, she had a premonition of danger to her husband. She returned to Kilohana, left her fishing basket with its crabs and pōhuehue vines (which are still found there), and went down to Wai-ka-halulu (former reef off the Honolulu waterfront); men had tied up Wākea and were carrying him to Wai-kīkī for execu- tion. She begged permission for one last embrace. At her touch the bonds fell away and the two disappeared into a tree (HM 281). In some versions the tree was a breadfruit. Street, Ka-lihi Uka, Honolulu. Lit., lookout point or outer tapa or best, superior.

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