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1. n., Hawaiian short-eared owl (Asio flammeus sandwichensis), regarded often as a benevolent ʻaumakua (HM 124). Keiki a ka pueo, child of an owl [one whose father is not known].

2. vs., Short (perhaps so called because the owl's neck was short).

  • Examples:
    • ʻOki pueo ʻia ka lauoho, hair cut short.
  • References:

3. Same as ʻaho pueo, main purlin of a house.

  • Examples:
    • Kuʻu manu noho pū me ke kanaka: pueo (riddle), my bird living with people: owl [pun on ʻaho pueo].

4. vt., To rock a child on the foot; while doing this one amused the child by chanting pūeoeo.

5. n., Shroud of a ship or canoe.

6. See papapueo, a taro.

7. n., House lashing.

  • References:
    • Kam. 76:97.

Nā LepiliTags: fauna ʻaumakua

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s. An owl. Isa. 34:11. He manu lele hihiu. NOTE.—The pueo was formerly worshiped as a god: one of the poe akua mana.

2. A shroud of a ship.

3. The strings used to tie around the posts of a house in building.

1. n., An owl. he manu lele hihiu. (The pueo was formerly worshiped as a god, one of the poe akua mana.)

2. n., A shroud of a ship.

3. n., The pole to which the uppermost ends of the rafters of the early Hawaiian house were lashed.

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owl. Land section, Waipio, Hawaii.

Point, Niʻihau. Street, Kāhala, Honolulu. See Puʻu-pueo. Lit., owl.

1. Bay, beach, surf site, Keawaiki, Hawaiʻi. Small bay formed by the 1859 lava flow from Mauna Loa with a coral rubble and pebble beach. The surf site is off the beach. 2. Point, east coast, Niʻihau. The prominent easternmost point of the island approximately midway along the high sea cliffs between Poʻooneone and Pōleho Beaches. Lit., owl.

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