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lōʻihi

/ lō.ʻihi / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

1. nvs., Length, height, distance; long.

  • Examples:
    • Lōʻihi ke ala, the road is long.
    • Lōʻihi aʻe nei ka manawa, long since.

2. (Cap.). n., Young undersea volcano 30 kilometers southeast of Hawaiʻi Island.

Nā LepiliTags: geography Hawaiʻi

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ʻaʻano Length, in math. Dic. Abb. lō. Also ana lōʻihi, loa. Cf. ākea, laulā, hohonu, kiʻekiʻe. See hānai lōʻihi.

Seamount, Kaʻū, Hawaiʻi. Undersea volcano 20 miles off the southeast coast of the Big Island that is considered to be the next Hawaiian island. Dredge samples and underwater photographs taken in 1980 confirmed its location. The University of Hawaiʻi monitors activity at the volcano with instruments on its summit, approximately 3,000 feet deep. The instruments are connected by fiber-optic submarine cable to a cable station in Whittington Beach Park in Kaʻū. Lit., long.

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