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puʻuwai Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng / puʻu.wai /,

1. n., Heart.

  • Examples:
    • Puʻuwai ʻeleʻele, scoundrel, rogue; black-hearted.
    • Puʻuwai hāmama, generous, openhearted.
    • Puʻuwai hao kila, heart of steel, courageous.
    • Puʻuwai Hoʻāno, Sacred Heart.
    • Puʻuwai kapalili, fluttering heart.

2. n., A heart-shaped locket, as of gold (kula) or silver (kālā).

3. n., Small suckers on a taro plant (probably from puʻu uai, lumps removed, since these shoots were broken off so that the tuber might grow larger).

  • Rare

4. n., Wrapped packages of vegetable food.

  • Rare

Tags: anatomy kalo foods

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puʻuwai Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

See hoʻoikaika puʻuwai, koʻe puʻuwai. Pona puʻuwai. Atrium, of the mammalian heart. Also pona. Pona puʻuwai hema. Left atrium. Also pona hema. Pona puʻuwai ʻākau. Right atrium. Also pona ʻākau. ʻŌpū puʻuwai. Ventricle, of the mammalian heart. Also ʻōpū. ʻŌpū puʻuwai hema. Left ventricle. Also ʻōpū hema. ʻŌpū puʻuwai ʻākau. Right ventricle. Also ʻōpū ʻākau.

Puʻuwai Parker, Haw to Eng / pu'u-wā'i /,

the heart. Point. Niʻihau.

Tags: Niʻihau geography

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Puʻuwai Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

Village and point, Niʻihau. Lit., heart.

Puʻuwai Hawaiʻi Place Names,

Beach, surf site, west coast, Niʻihau. Narrow calcareous sand beach between Kalanaei and Paliuli Points. Low vegetated dunes line the backshore, and patch reefs and sand-bars front the beach. The surf site is off the beach. Puʻuwai, the only inhabited village on the island, is at the south end of the beach. Lit., heart.

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