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1. vt. To beat, as tapa. (PPN tutu.)

2. n. Beam, as of a house; stick, as used to support and distend a net. (PCP tutu.)

1. nvs. Thorn, barb, spine, bur; barbed, thorny, prickly, burry; jabbed, pricked, hurt by a thorn. Lāʻau kukū (1 Sam. 13.6), brambles, thicket. Uwea kukū, barbed wire.

2. Redup. of kū 1, to hit; crowded. Kō pāpālina e kukū nei (song), your cheeks that stand firm. Lihilihi kukū, eyelashes that project. Ua hele wale a kukū kānaka, the people are standing close together. Kukū mai nā hoʻomanaʻo ʻana o ke au i hala aku, crowding memories of the past.

1. n., (Usually pronounced tūtū.) Granny, grandma, grandpa; granduncle, grandaunt; any relative or close friend of grandparent's generation (often said affectionately; apparently a new word as it has not been noted in legends and chants).

2. vi., To shake in jerks, bounce, trot, as on a horse; bumpy.

3. nvt., Gourd beat; the gourd is thumped down on a pad three times, and on the third rise, it is slapped; to beat thus.

4. n., Sea gull (RSV), cuckoo (KJV).

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    • Oihk. 11.16.

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kikino Rim of basket, in basketball. Lewa liʻiliʻi akula ʻo David Robinson ma ke kuku ma hope o kāna ʻūpoʻi ʻana. David Johnson hung onto the rim a little while after dunking the ball. Dic., ext. mng. Also hao. See hīnaʻi, hupa.

v. See KU, to strike; to hit. To strike; to beat, as in pounding kapa; ua kukuia ke kua me ka pulu kapa i ka hale.

2. See KU, to stand. To be or to stand perpendicularly, as a precipice; to stand before one; ua hele mai nei e kuku i mua ou.

3. To rise up, as a thought, in the mind; nolaila, kuku mai la kahi manao iloko o’u.

4. To sweep; to brush away, as dirt.

5. To be high; to excel; to be eminent.

6. Hoo. To be filled, as with food; to surfeit. Sol. 25:16.

s. The operation of beating out kapa.

2. A rising or standing up; nana aku la oia i ke kuku o na opua, he saw the long clouds standing erect. Laieik. 48.

3. The name of an unclean bird. Oihk. 11:16. Eng. The cuckoo.

4. The thorn bush.

5. A small pricker that fastens readily upon clothes.

adj. Standing thickly together, as trees; laau kuku, a thicket. 1 Sam. 13:6.

2. Having many sharp points; laau kuku, thorns; prickly bushes. Nah. 1:10.

3. Standing erect; rising up.

Kuku (kŭ'-kū'), adj.

/ kŭ'-kū' / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. Crowded; standing thickly together.

2. Thorny; prickly; having many sharp points: laau kuku, thorns; prickly bushes.

Kuku (kŭ'-ku), n.

/ kŭ'-ku / Parker Haw to Eng,

The operation of beating out tapa.

Kuku (kŭ'-kū'), n.

/ kŭ'-kū' / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. A rising or standing up: nana aku la oia i ke kuku o na opua; he saw the rising of the opua or pointed clouds. Laieik. p. 48.

2. Name in common of thorns or spines.

Kuku (kū'-kū'), n.

/ kū'-kū' / Parker Haw to Eng,

Mod. The cuckoo.

Kuku (kŭ'-kŭ'), v.

/ kŭ'-kŭ' / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. To strike; to beat, as in pounding tapa; ua kukuia ke kua me ka pulu kapa i ka hale; the block with the fresh bark is beaten in the house.

2. [Ku, to stand.] To stand up together; to stand erect and stiff, used only in the plural: E kuku ae ka lehulehu; let the multitude stand up.

3. To rise up, as a thought in the mind.

4. To be agitated, vexed, perplexed: Kuku mai la na manao iloko o'u; thoughts are stirred within me.

Kuku (kū'-kū'), v.

/ kū'-kū' / Parker Haw to Eng,

To shake off; to remove something by shaking.

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