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1. vi. To stumble, twist the ankle. Fig., to misstep, err in conduct. Cf. ʻōkupe. hoʻo.kupe Caus/sim.

2. n. A hula step: with the feet still and the knees bent, the body swings three times quite low down to the right, over to the left, and up.

3. Same as ʻōlepe kupe, a bivalve. (PPN tupe.)

4. nvt. To steer a canoe; canoe endpieces.

n. Two pairs, as in poker. Eng.

v. To manage or direct a canoe, as the man with the steering paddle; to direct the bow of a boat or canoe; e hoopololei ae i ka ihu.

2. To shovel dirt; to use a shovel or spade. See KOPE.

s. The name of a rim of a canoe before and behind.

2. A fetter. See KUPEE.

Kupe (kŭ'-pe), n.

/ kŭ'-pe / Parker Haw to Eng,

That part of a canoe, forward and back of the lashings, that secures the outrigger to the boat.

Kupe (kŭ'-pe), v.

/ kŭ'-pe / Parker Haw to Eng,

To manage or direct a canoe, as the man with the steering paddle; to direct the bow of a boat or canoe; e hoopololei ae i ka ihu.

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