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1. n., Lizard, reptile of any kind, dragon, serpent; water spirit.

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2. n., Succession, series, especially a genealogical line, lineage.

  • Examples:
    • Moʻo hihia (For. 5:303), series of difficulties, troubles.
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3. n., Story, tradition, legend (less common than moʻolelo).

4. n., Narrow strip of land, smaller than an ʻili.

5. n., Small fragment, as of tapa, not attached to a large piece.

6. n., Narrow path, track; raised surface extending lengthwise between irrigation streamlets.

7. n., Ridge, as of a mountain.

  • Examples:
    • Moʻo muku, ridge that is cut off.

8. n., Young, as of pigs, dogs; grandchild.

  • Examples:
    • Kuʻu moʻo lei, my beloved grandchild.

9. vs., Brindled, as a dog, favored for sacrifice to the moʻo spirits; streaked, tawny, as cattle; color of a tabby cat.

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10. n., Side planks fitted to the middle section on each side of a canoe hull, technically termed gunwale strakes.

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Moo (mo'o), n.

/ mo'o / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. A general name for all kinds of reptiles; a lizard; hence, a serpent; a snake; the lizard god of Paliuli, whose name was Kihanuilulumoku, ka moo nui. (Laieik. p. 104.)

2. Narrow strip of land; a division of land next less than an ili; name given to any long, narrow piece of land.

3. A line of direction; a narrow path; a ridge. Syn: Kuamoo.

4. The long poles placed longitudinally across the iakos of a canoe.

5. A raised surface extending lengthwise between irrigation streamlets.

6. Word used by translators of the Bible to denote those who practice sorcery, divination, necromancy, etc.

7. A line of genealogy; succession, hence,

8. A story or tradition.

Moo (mo'o), v.

/ mo'o / Parker Haw to Eng,

[Contraction of maloo. To be dry.] To be dry; to become dry. E kuku ma ke kua me ka ie a palahalaha, a kaulai a moo a lilo i kapa.

, supernatural being living usually in water; many were dangerous, some benevolent

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