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vs., Circuitous, roundabout, indirect, turning, twisting, unstable, fickle, changeable, inconstant, double-tongued, variable.

  • Examples:
    • Pā lauwili, to blow from various directions, of the wind.
  • References:

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v. Lau and wili, to turn; to twist, as leaves affected by the wind. To whirl or whiffle about, as the wind.

2. To be unstable, as a fickle-minded person.

3. To be double tongued; to be double minded; to be changeable.

4. To be fickle; to be inconstant; to change one’s opinions often.

5. To lay a wager when one has no property.

6. To mix, as different ingredients.

7. To be in great trouble or perplexity.

8. To talk or speak in a round about manner, as one never coming to the point.

s. Fickleness in conduct.

2. Carelessness in speaking or pronouncing, with frequent repetitions.

3. The whiffling or sudden changes of the wind.

4. A whirlwind.

5. FIG. Affliction; trouble. See KUAWILI. Ua like ka lauwili me ke kuawili.

6. Hoo. Aole ka hoolauwili ma na mea lapuwale.

adj. Changeable, like the wind; turning this way and that, like leaves in the wind; hence,

2. Fickle; inconstant. Kanl. 32:5. Deceitful. Hal. 78:57.

Lauwili (lă'u-wī'-li), adj.

/ lă'u-wī'-li / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. Changeable, like the wind; turning this way and that, like leaves in the wind; hence,

2. Fickle; inconstant; deceitful.

Lauwili (lă'u-wī'-li), n.

/ lă'u-wī'-li / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. Fickleness in conduct.

2. Carelessness in speaking or pronouncing with frequent repetitions.

3. Sudden changes in motion.

Lauwili (lă'u-wī'-li), v.

/ lă'u-wī'-li / Haw to Eng, Parker,

[Lau, leaf, and wili, to turn; to twist, as leaves affected by the wind.]

1. To whirl or whiffle about, as the wind.

2. To be unstable, as a fickle-minded person.

3. To be double tongued; to be double minded; to be changeable.

4. To be in great trouble or perplexity; to be involved.

5. To talk or speak in a roundabout manner, as one never coming to the point.

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