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makani

Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. nvs. Wind, breeze; gas in the stomach, flatulent wind; windy; to blow. Fig., anger, gossip; to show anger. Cf. ani. Makani nui, strong wind, gale. Makani ʻoluʻolu, fair wind. Mai walaʻau aʻe hoʻi o makani auaneʻi (saying), don't talk too much or the wind will blow [gossip]. Hāmau o makani auaneʻi, be still or there will be anger. Kali i ka makani ʻōahi, wait for the firebrand wind. (PPN matangi.)

2. n. Ghost, spirit. See kahuna makani.

3. interj. Call of sentinel, similar to “all's well”.

makani

Māmaka Kaiao Haw to Eng,

kikino, Wind.

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