1. nvt. A support, prop, stool, pavement, house platform; plate of a house on which the rafters rest; block to keep an outrigger float off the ground; log or wooden horse that supports a seesaw; to support, hold up, sustain; rows. Loina paepae āhua, customs that add prestige; lit., elevated mound customs. E paepae mai i ka uluna ā kiʻekiʻe, pile the pillows high. Paepae ʻoʻopu, old term for a built-up pool for keeping ʻoʻopu fish. hoʻo.pae.pae To build up a paepae (platform) or a taro embankment; to finish a space in quilting. (PPN paepae.)
2. Redup. of pae 2. hoʻo.pae.pae Redup. of hoʻopae.
3. n. Boom of a ship. Cf. kaula paepae.
4. Same as iwi ʻaoʻao.