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peʻahi Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. nvt., Fan; to fan, brush, wave, signal, beckon, winnow.

  • Examples:
    • Ka mea i peʻahi ʻia i ka peʻahi (Isa. 30.24), which has been winnowed with the fan.
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2. n., The open hand, bones of the hand.

  • Examples:
    • Kou peʻahi ʻākau, a me kou lima (Hal. 44.3), your right hand and your arm.

3. n., A native fern (Microsorium spectrum syn. Polypodium spectrum) about 30 cm high, the fronds broad, pointed, commonly three-lobed.

  • References:
    • Neal 26.

4. n., A dark-colored stone with grain said to suggest the fingers of a hand.

  • Rare

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Peʻahi Hawaiʻi Place Names,

Tow-in surf site, windsurf site, Peʻahi, Maui. Also known as Jaws. Lit., beckon.

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