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nvs., Ghost (Isa. 34.14), apparition, phantom, specter; haunted; to haunt; to act as a ghost.

  • Examples:
    • Ua lapu ke keiki a kāua iaʻu (For. 5:557), I have been haunted by our child.

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lapu

ʻaʻanostative verb Haw to Eng, Māmaka Kaiao,

ʻaʻano, Haunted.

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  • Examples:
    • Hale lapu. Haunted house, not the Halloween variety.

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v., To appear, as a ghost or spirit, especially at night. Hoolapu. To cause a spirit to appear to one.

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lapu

kikinonoun / LA-PU / Haw to Eng, Andrews,

1. s., An apparition; a ghost; the appearance of the supposed spirit of a deceased person. Hal. 88:10. Na mea lapu, the ghosts; the dead. Isa. 34:14. A o kou inoa, he Lapu, a o kau mea e ai ai, o na pulelehua, thy name shall be Ghost (Lapu), thy food the butterflies (the judgment against Kaonohiokala for his crimes.)

2. A night monster.

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lapu

ʻaʻanostative verb / LA-PU / Haw to Eng, Andrews,

adj., Spectral; ghostly; akua lapu, a specter; an apparition of a god.

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lapu

ʻaʻanostative verb / lā'-pu / Haw to Eng, Parker,

Spectral; ghostly; akua lapu, a specter; an apparition of a god.

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lapu

kikinonoun / lā'-pu / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. n., An apparition; a ghost; the appearance of the supposed spirit of a deceased person. (Hal. 88:10.) Na mea lapu, the ghosts; the dead. (Isa. 34:14.) A o kou inoa, he lapu, a o kau mea e ai ai, o na pulelehua, thy name shall be Ghost (Lapu), thy food the butterflies (the judgment against Kaonohiokala for his crimes).

2. n., A night monster; apparition.

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lapu

heheleintransitive verb / lā'-pu / Haw to Eng, Parker,

v., To appear, as a ghost or spirit, especially at night.

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