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Var. of nanai, stiff-backed.

n. Porch, veranda, balcony, booth, shed; temporary roofed construction with open sides near a house. Lānai kaupoko ʻole, terrace.

n.

1. Lā-naʻi Island. Perhaps lit., day conquest. Also Nānaʻi.

2. (Not cap.) A variety of sweet potato. (HP 142.)

Lānaʻi

/ Lā-naʻi / Eng to Haw, Pukui-Elbert,

Lānaʻi, Nānaʻi.

Nā LepiliTags: geography Lānaʻi

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s. A bower; a shed; a piazza; a porch. Ezek. 40:7. A booth. Iona 4:5.

2. Name of one of the Hawaiian Islands west of Maui.

3. A pain or swelling on the back; a humpbacked person. See NANAI. NOTE.—The hump gives name to the island.

Lanai (lā'-nā'i), n.

Haw to Eng, Parker,

A bower; a shed; a piazza; a porch; a booth.

[Variant of nanai, a swelling, a humpbacked person.] The island west of Maui. Territory of Hawaii; so called from the form of the island.

day of contention. Island.

Lā-naʻi

WahiLocation, Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

Island in Maui County, also known as Nā-naʻi, 13¼ miles long, 13 miles wide, with an area of 140 square miles and a 1970 population of 2,204; also elementary and high school. Lā-naʻi City (1,624 feet elevation) is the major town. Epithet: Lā-naʻi o Kaululāʻau (Lā-naʻi of Kaululāʻau). Perhaps lit., day [of] conquest.

1. Island. Lānaʻi is the sixth largest (140.6 square miles) of the eight major Hawaiian Islands and one of four islands in Maui County. It has a population of 3,193. The highest mountain on the island is Lānaʻi Hale with an elevation of 3,370 feet, and the pua kaunaʻoa (Cuscuta sandwichiana) is the emblem of the island. Lānaʻi's original nickname was the Pineapple Isle; another nickname is the Secluded Isle. 2. Look- out, Hawaiʻi Kai, Oʻahu. On Kalanianaʻole Highway east of Hanauma Bay, with a view of the island of Lānaʻi across the Kaiwi Channel. Lit., day [of] conquest.

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