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1. n., Large triton conch or helmet shell (Charonia tritonis 🌐) as used for trumpets; any wind instrument, as horn, trumpet, cornet. The instrument may be distinguished from other pū by the qualifier hoʻokani, sounding.

  • Examples:
    • Nā pū kiwi hipa ʻehiku (Iosua 6.4), seven trumpets of rams' horns.
  • References:
    • PPN puu.

2. n., Gun, pistol.

  • Examples:
    • I lalo pū, order arms [military command].
  • References:

3. n., General name for pumpkin or squash.

4. n., Tree, cluster of several stalks, as of bananas, pandanus, or kava; clump, as of sugar cane (always precedes a noun).

  • References:
    • PCP puu.

5. n., Head of octopus or squid.

6. n., Canoe endpiece, both fore and aft.

7. nvt., Coil of hair, topknot of hair; rope or line, as attached to sticks in an ʻōpelu net; rope attached to the front of an unfinished canoe to haul it to the shore; olonā string used in the game pū kaula; snotter holding the end of the sprit of a sail; to coil; to gather in, as sails; to form a topknot.

  • Examples:
    • Pū i ka waʻa, ceremony during which a head craftsman prayed that the gods would protect the newly carved canoe hull as it was drawn from the forest to the sea; to attach a line to a canoe; such a line.
    • Kaulapa pū (For. 6:483), drag or towline.
    • Pū i ka lauoho, to form the hair in a topknot.

8. vi., To divide by lot: pebbles or seeds were placed under a tapa, and divided unseen into heaps, and the players drew to get the largest heaps.

9. vi., To eat a little, share potluck, said in a humble invitation, as Mai kākou e pū ʻai, come and have a little food with us [take potluck].

  • Examples:
    • Mai kākou e pū paʻakai, come and share a little salt with us [said disparagingly of the meat].

10. n., A variety of sweet potato.

11. vs., Inactive, sluggish, quiet, dejected, bored (often following noho).

  • Examples:
    • ʻOia noho pū wale ihola nō ʻo ke aliʻi, the chief just sits quietly.
    • ʻŌkuʻu pū, to crouch dejected.
    • Kai pū, sea without animation; sea at midtide.
  • References:
    • Gram. 7.1.

12. particle, Together, entirely, completely, also with, together with.

  • Examples:
    • ʻUla pū, entirely red.
    • Me ʻoe pū, same to you [as in reply to a good wish].
    • Like pū, exactly alike.
    • Noho pū, to live together, as without benefit of clergy.
    • ʻO au pū, me too.
    • ʻO kāua pū, so will I; you and I both.
    • Moku pū, broken completely.
    • Pau pū kāua i ka hoʻopaʻi ʻia, we'll be punished together.
  • References:
    • Gram. 7.1.
    • PPN puu.

13. Probably a rare variant of puoho, startled.

  • References:
    • GP 66.

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kikino, Horn, a musical instrument.

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v. To come forth from; to come out of, as words out of the mouth; to draw out or move off, as a canoe from the place where it was dug out; alaila hele mai ke kahuna e pu ia ka waa.

2. To hold water in the mouth and try to talk; to mumble; to suck wind into the mouth.

3. To call; to call out; to proclaim; to call upon inanimate matter, as to call upon the mountains.

4. To cast lots; to choose by lot. See PUU. This was done usually by doubling the hand and one telling whether anything was in it or not.

5. Hoo. To sit with the knees bent up and the hands over them; to sit idly; to do nothing.

s. A shell; a horn; a trumpet; anything that would make a loud noise by blowing into it; na pu kiwi hipa ehiku, seven trumpets of rams’ horns. Ios. 6:4.

2. Anything that would make an explosive noise; a gun, pistol or firelock; na kanaka ame na pu kau poohiwi he nui loa, people and guns carried on the shoulders, a great many.

3. A musical instrument made by twisting a leaf; pu la’i. Laieik. 78.

4. A lot as in casting lots.

5. Name of the olona string used in playing at the game called pukaula; he wahi kaula olona i hili oioi, a he anana paha ka loa.

6. A gourd; a pumpkin; a squash; pu lima, the hand doubled up. See the verb, 4.

adj. With; together with; along with; in company; ku pu, to stand together; like pu, just alike.

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