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kou

Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. n. A tree found on shores from East Africa to Polynesia (Cordia subcordata), with large, ovate leaves, and orange, tubular flowers 2.5 to 5 cm in diameter, borne in short-stemmed clusters. The beautiful wood, soft but lasting, was valuable to the early Hawaiians and was used for cups, dishes, and calabashes. (Neal 714–5.) (PPN tou.)

2. (Cap.) n. Old name for Honolulu harbor and vicinity, famous rendezvous for kōnane checkers. Hui aku nā maka i Kou (saying), the eyes [friends] will meet at Kou.

3. poss. Your, yours (o-form, singular; Gram. 8.4, 9.6). (PNP tou, PEP to(o)u.)

-kou

Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

Indicator of plurality in the plural pronouns and possessives only (kākou, mākou, ʻoukou, lākou). (PPN -tolu, PNP -tou.)

kō.ū

Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

vi. To look about in all directions. Rare.

koʻu

Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. vi. To cluck. Fig., to talk too much. Waha koʻu, gabbling mouth. E nuʻu a koʻu ka puʻu (saying), pile on until the throat clucks [eat all one can].

2. nvt. Conception; male potency; to conceive. Ua pau ke koʻu, potency is over. Ua koʻu ka moa kāne, the rooster has mounted [a hen]. Ua moe lāua a i laila koʻu, they slept together and life came.

3. poss. My, mine (o-form; Gram. 8.4, 9.6). (PNP toku.)

ko.ʻū

Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

vs. Damp, moist. Fig., thriving, prosperous. hoʻo.koʻū Caus/sim. (PCP toku(u).)

koʻu

Māmaka Kaiao Haw to Eng,

hamani To jab with fingertips, in volleyball. Niʻihau.

KOʻU

Andrews Haw to Eng,

adj. pron, first person. My; mine; of me; an oblique case of au or wau, and formed like the foregoing. See Grammar§ 124, 1st, and§ 126, 3d. Ko'u is distinguished from kou by a slight break in the pronunciation between the preposition ko and the u and indicated in writing by an apostrophe. It is doubtless a contraction of ko ou.

KOʻU

Andrews Haw to Eng,

v. To cluck, as a hen.

KO-U

Andrews Haw to Eng,

v. To look; to look about; to look here and there; e nana, e imi i o i o.

2. Hoo. To have a sufficiency; to be supplied with the necessaries of life.

KO-U

Andrews Haw to Eng,

adj. Moist; wet; damp; chilly from moisture; moist, as dry bread brought to a moist place. See KOOU.

KOU

Andrews Haw to Eng,

s. The name of a large shade tree growing mostly near the sea beach; timber good for many purposes, especially for cups, bowls, dishes, &c.; takes a polish.

KOU

Andrews Haw to Eng,

adj. pron. Thy; thine; of thee; of you; of yours; an oblique case of oe. Gram.§ 132 and 133, 3d. See KAU. NOTE. It has the diphthongal sound.

Kou (kŏ'-ū'), adj.

/ kŏ'-ū' / Parker Haw to Eng,

Moist; wet; damp; chilly from moisture. Syn: Koou.

Kou (ko'u), n.

/ ko'u / Parker Haw to Eng,

A large shade tree (Cordia subcordata), growing generally near the sea. The timber is good for many purposes, and especially for cups, bowls, dishes, etc. The wood takes a polish. This tree was formerly much planted by the natives around their houses, but it is now nearly extinct.

KOU 314 KU

Kou (ko'u), pron.

/ ko'u / Parker Haw to Eng,

Your; yours; thy; thine; of thee; of you; of yours; possessive case of oe. See kau.

Kou (ko'u), pron.

/ ko'u / Parker Haw to Eng,

My; mine; of me; possessive case of au or wau, and formed like them. It is doubtless a contraction of ko ou.

Kou (kō'-ū'), v.

/ kō'-ū' / Parker Haw to Eng,

To look; to look about; to look here and there: e nana, e imi i o i o.

Kou (ko'u), v.

/ ko'u / Parker Haw to Eng,

To cluck, as a hen.

Kou (ko'u):

/ ko'u / Parker Haw to Eng,

tree (Cordia subcordata). Land sectian, Kohala, Hawaii.

Kou

Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

Old name, until 1800, for Honolulu Harbor and vicinity, includ- ing the area from Nuʻu-anu Avenue to Ala-kea Street and from Hotel Street to the sea (Westervelt, 1964b:15), noted for kōnane (pebble checkers) and for ulu maika (bowling), and said to be named for the executive officer (ilāmuku) of Chief Kākuhihewa of Oʻahu. (PH 168.) Lit., kou tree.

Kou

Hawaiʻi Place Names,

Fishing site, reef, Mālaekahana, Oʻahu. Flat, nearshore reef where seaweed and fish congregated. Lit., kou tree.

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