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1. n., Bird; any winged creature; wing of a kite. Figuratively, person.

  • Examples:
    • Ka nui manu, the people, the many people.
    • He manu hulu, a feathered bird [a prosperous person].
    • He manu hulu ʻole, a featherless bird [a poverty-stricken person].
    • He aha kāu i piʻi aku nei i ka lapa manu ʻole? Why did you climb the ridge without birds [go on a wild-goose chase]?
    • ʻAi ka manu i luna, the birds eat above [a poetic tribute to a handsome person, likened to an ʻōhiʻa tree with birds eating its lehua blossoms].
  • References:
    • PPN manu.

2. vs., Bruised, broken, scarred, injured.

  • Examples:
    • Manu kinā, bruised and injured.

3. n., Ornamental elliptical expansions at the upper ends of the bow and stern endpieces, distinguished by mua and ihu, “forward” or “bow,” and hope, “stern.”

  • References:
    • PPN manu.

4. Salty, pungent, acrid.

  • References:
    • And.

5. n., Game similar to fox and geese.

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kikino Bird. Dic. See entries below.

s. The general name for fowls or the feathered tribe. Kin. 1:20. All winged feathered animals; na mea eheu e lele ana.

2. The name of two gods at the gate of Lono's yard.

adj. Salted; applied to meat and fish.

2. Humming; lightly rumbling; making an indistinct noise.

3. Full of holes, like some worthless thing.

Salty; pungent; sharp; palatable.

1. The general name for fowls; all winged feathered animals; na mea eheu e lele ana; a bird.

2. The name of two gods at the gate of Lono's yard.

3. The upward-projecting pieces on the two ends of a canoe, distinguished by the words mua and hope, as manu mua and manu hope, fore and aft.

E huli iā “manu” ma Ulukau.

Search for “manu” on Ulukau.

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