v. To groan; to shake; to sound; to roar, as the wind; ke nu nei ka makani i na kahawai—makani ala ouaoua e nu ana ma na keena nui; to make a long indistinct sound.
2. To groan; to sound like distant thunder.
3. To grunt as a hog; to coo like a dove.
4. FIG. To be agitated, as the mind with unutterable feelings, fears or desires; penei ka nu ana mai o keia wahi manao iloko o’u: ina paha he nu hekili, ina la paha ua loheia kona haalulu; aka, o ka nu iloko o ka naau, aole e loheia kona haalulu, here is the sound of the thoughts within me: if it were the voice of thunder, the sound, without doubt, would be heard; but the voice within the soul is not heard.
5. To think; to reflect upon; to ruminate. NOTE.—The idea of expressing the deep, intense feelings of the soul by that of sound or a voice is common among the Asiatics. Ke uwe (nu) nei no hoi kakou iloko o kakou iho. Rom. 8:23.
E nu, e nei, e haaiulu iluna o Waialoha:
Heaha nei makani o Kapona?
He lanikua ia no Kalalau—e—
I Kalalau i Puna nakalau aku,
Nalowale ka leo o ke kai o Hoohila.