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palu Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. vt. To lick, lap. (Nah. 22.4.) hoʻo.palu To cause to lick, to lick. (Perhaps PPN palu.)

2. n. A relish made of head or stomach of fish, with kukui relish, garlic, chili peppers; fish bait made of fish head or stomach, also used for chumming. See kuʻi palu and ex., ʻuʻu. Kā palu, a bailer with palu bait in it [said deprecatingly of ordinary food]. Ahu ka ʻalaʻala palu, a heap of octopus liver bait [not worth anything at all]. (PPN palu.)

3. Same as palupalu.

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PA-LU Andrews, Haw to Eng,

v. To lick; to lap; to lap water with the tongue, as a dog. Lunk. 7:5. FIG. To lick the dust, that is, to be greatly degraded. Isa. 49:23. To destroy, as an enemy. Nah. 22:4.

PA-LU Andrews, Haw to Eng,

s. The entrails of fish used in taming fish.

2. The action of an ox's tongue in eating grass.

3. An eating up; a devouring. Nah. 22:4.

4. Name of a species of fish.

PA-LU Andrews, Haw to Eng,

adj. Soft; gentle; kind; flexible. See PALUPALU.

Palu (pă'-lu), n. Parker, Haw to Eng / pă'-lu /,

1. The entrails of fish prepared for food.

2. A lure for fish.

Palu (pă'-lu), v. Parker, Haw to Eng / pă'-lu /,

1. To lick; to lap; to lap water with the tongue, as a dog.

2. Fig. To lick the dust, that is, to be greatly degraded.

3. To destroy, as an enemy.

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