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Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. nvi., To cough; to roar, as wind; grunting, as of pigs; cooing, as of doves; patter, as of rain; groaning, deep sighing, moaning; mentally agitated, worried, grief-stricken.

  • Examples:
    • Ka ua nū hele ma ka moana, the rain coming pattering over the open sea.
  • References:
    • PPN nguu.

2. Short for nuku, beak.

3. Same as 1, to scatter, etc.

4. n., The letter “n”.

5. n., News.

  • Source:
    • English.
  • References:

6. n., Gnu.

  • Source:
    • English.

7. n., A crescendo followed by a decrescendo in music.

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Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

Place, Lanakila section, Honolulu. Lit., to roar, as wind.

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