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poʻipū

/ poʻi.pū / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

1. nvt., To cover over entirely, as of clouds or engulfing waves; to attack, overwhelm; onslaught, attack (For. 4:53).

  • Examples:
    • Ua ʻpoʻipū i ka mana o ke kahuna, entirely under the influence of the priest.

2. n., A kind of tapa.

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v. To cover over; to bury with a flood. Puk. 15:5.

2. To shade deeply; to shade from the light of the sun so as to be almost dark, as a glen thick with trees.

3. To cover over the heavens with thick dark clouds.

s. The state of being covered up, overwhelmed or darkened by a thick covering, as with clouds, water, thick shade, &c.

adj. Covered or buried up, as one overwhelmed with waves or the surf. Laieik. 133. Iloko o ka halehale poipu o ka nalu.

Poipu (po'i-pū'), adj.

Haw to Eng, Parker,

Covered or buried up, as one overwhelmed with waves or the surf: Iloko o ka halehale poipu o ka nalu. Laieik. p. 133.

The state of being covered up, overwhelmed or darkened by a thick covering, as with clouds, water, thick shade.

1. To cover over; to bury with a flood.

2. To shade deeply; to shade from the light of the sun so as to be almost dark, as a glen thick with trees; to hide from observation,

3. To be covered over, as the heavens, with thick dark clouds.

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Poʻipū

WahiLocation, Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

Land division and beach, Kōloa district, Kauaʻi. Literally, completely overcast or crashing (as waves).

Nā LepiliTags: Kauaʻi

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Beach, beach park, snorkeling site, windsurf site, Poʻipū, Kauaʻi. Calcareous sand beach between Poʻipū Beach Park to the east and the Sheraton Kauaʻi Resort to the west. Poʻipū Beach Park is the most popular beach park on the island's south shore. Nukumoi Point in the beach park is an example of a tombolo, a sandbar that joins two islands. The snorkeling site is off the west end of the beach park, and the windsurf site is off the west end of the beach near the Sheraton. Literally, completely overcast or crashing [as waves].

Nā LepiliTags: Kauaʻi

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