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pele Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. nvs., Lava flow, volcano, eruption; volcanic (named for the volcano goddess, Pele).

  • Examples:
    • ʻĀ pele, lava rock of any kind.
    • Hū ka pele, lava pour forth, to erupt.
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2. vs., Soft, swollen, fat; pounded or kneaded soft, as poi or dough.

3. n., Choice Kauaʻi tapa (FS 252–3), scented with maile and kūpaoa, said to be gray and dyed with charcoal made of burned sugar cane mixed with coconut water (preceded by ke).

4. vs., A term qualifying koʻi (adze), similar to kūpele.

5. n., Bell.

  • Source:
    • English.

6. (Cap.) n., Volcano goddess.

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Pele Pukui-Elbert, Eng to Haw,

See volcano.

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PE-LE Andrews, Haw to Eng,

s. The name of the fabled godness of volcanoes.

2. A volcano; he ahi ai honua; a fire consuming the earth; i neia wa, ua pio ka nui o na pele; i ka wa kahiko, he pele no ma Maui, at the present time the greater number of volcanoes is extinct; in ancient times there was a volcano also on Maui.

3. Sulphur proceeding from a volcano.

4. A stone from a volcano used in the play called puhenehene. See NOA.

PE-LE Andrews, Haw to Eng,

v. To swell out; to be large; to be fleshy; to be fat; to have a large belly.

PE-LE Andrews, Haw to Eng,

adj. Swelled out; enlarged; fleshy.

Pele (pē'-le), adj. Parker, Haw to Eng / pē'-le /,

Swelled out; enlarged; fleshy.

Pele (pē'-le), n. Parker, Haw to Eng / pē'-le /,

1. The fahled goddess of volcanoes.

2. A volcano; he ahi ai honua, a fire consuming the earth; I neia wa, ua pio ka nui o na pele; i ka wa kahiko, he pele no ma Maui, at the present time the greater number of volcanoes are extinct; in ancient times there was a volcano also on Maui.

Pele (pē'-le), v. Parker, Haw to Eng / pē'-le /,

To be swollen; to be large to he fleshy; to be fat; to have a large abdomen.

Pele Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

Lane and street, Punchbowl, Honolulu, named for the legendary volcano deity, Pele, who searched for a home at Punchbowl on her way from the Northwest (Leeward) lslands to Hawaiʻi Island (PH xii).

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