1. nvt., vs., To release, let go, discharge, abandon, free, dismiss, give up, yield, slacken; to pay out, as a line or cable; to settle, as earth; to diminish, as stream water; to fail to help (Kanl. 31.6); to finish, as a chant; to adjourn, put down, subside. Figuratively, to be at peace (see idioms that follow).
- Kuʻu aku ʻoe, relax.
- Kuʻu i ka ʻuhane (Kin. 35.29), to give up the ghost [die].
- Kuʻu ka hanu, breath is abandoned [death].
- Kuʻu ka luhi, to be freed from cares, to rest [die].
- Kuʻu ka nae, to get one's breath, rest.
- Kuʻu i ka luʻuluʻu, put down the burden.
- Ke kuʻu ākea ʻana i nā paʻahao, parole of prisoners.
- hoʻokuʻu Caus/sim.; To release, let go, put down, dismiss, send away, abandon, disperse, adjourn; to expel, as from school; to discharge, as from work; to free, acquit, let, permit, excuse, exempt, liberate; to settle, clear up; slope of a hill
- Hīmeni hoʻokuʻu, closing hymn.
- Kī hoʻokuʻu, slack key.
- Hihia ua hoʻokuʻu ʻia, case [of law] settled.
- Hoʻokuʻu kāua, let's stop [as a meeting].
- Hoʻokuʻu ʻia mai ka hopu ʻia ʻana, exemption from arrest.
- Hoʻokuʻu maikaʻi, honorable discharge.
- PPN tuku.
2. nvt., Type of net let down from a canoe; gill net; to set or lower a net or catch in a net.
- E kuʻu ana ka iʻa (FS 243), the fish were being netted.
- Kuʻu ka pua ʻamaʻama mai ka loko iʻa, net young mullets from the fish pond.
- Cf. kūpō.
3. possessive, My, mine (this form may replace both kaʻu and koʻu; it is frequently used before ipo and lei and kinship terms and expresses affection (see ex., kei #1).
- Gram. 8.4, 9.6.
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