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nvs., Any dark color, including the deep blue of the sea, the ordinary green of vegetation, and the dark of black clouds; the black-and-blue of a bruise. Some song composers avoid this word because connotations of evil or misfortune are associated with darkness and because Uli is a goddess of sorcery (see uli #2).

  • Examples:
    • Uli māhole ka ʻili (song), the skin is bruised black-and-blue.
  • References:
    • PPN ʻuli.

2. (Cap.) n., Name of a goddess of sorcery, said to have come from Kahiki.

  • Examples:
    • E Uli ē, ē Uli nānā pono, ē Uli nānā hewa, ē Uli i uka, ē Uli i kai (prayer), O Uli, O Uli observe good, O Uli observe evil, O Uli inland, O Uli seaward.
    • ʻO ʻoe kā ia, ē ka lāuli pali o Uli (chant by Hiʻiaka), it is you then, O cliff darkness of Uli.
  • References:
    • See HM 574, PH 144–7.

3. n., Early stage in the development of a foetus, as the body begins to form.

4. n., Name given by Malo for subjects of the chief; Emerson says they are black-haired persons.

  • References:
    • Malo 194, 201.

5. nvt., To steer; steersman.

  • Examples:
    • Uli hou ʻo ʻIwa (For. 5:287), ʻIwa again steered.
  • References:
    • PPN ʻuli.

6. n., Short for ʻōuli, omen.

  • Examples:
    • ʻO ka nānā uli, ʻo ka nānā ʻana nō ia i nā uli o ke kanaka, inā he kanaka waiwai, a inā he kanaka ʻilihune (For. 6:85), the study of omens, is a study of the omens regarding a person, whether [he will become] a person of wealth or a poor person.

7. n., Crowing of a cock.

  • Rare

8. n., Type of sweet potato (no data).

  • References:
    • For. 5:664–5.

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vi. To rattle, especially of seeds in the ʻulīʻulī, gourds; to gurgle.

adj. Blue; cerulean blue; green, as a meadow; whatever is green among vegetables. Puk. 9:22. Pertaining to a dark or dusty color; uli ka wai o ka niu.

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s. The blue sky; ka poe nana uli o ke alii, the foretellers of the weather. Laieik. 36.

s. The name of a god to which a prayer was addressed in the pule anaana.

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s. A canoe steerer for the king's canoes; one of the king's special servants.

v. To steer a canoe or ship. See HOEULI.

v. To gurgle; to make such a noise as when water is poured out of a calabash or a cocoanut; e neneke; uli ka wai o ka niu.

s. Name of a species of kalo.

2. Name of a species of fan leaf cocoanut; ka uli, ka loulu, ka hawane.

s. The personal appearance or fitness of a person for any duty; applied particularly to runners as they appeared to the poe kilokilo; e nana no ka poe nana uli, e like me ke kukini.

1. Blue; cerulean blue; green, as a meadow; whatever is green among vegetables.

2. Pertaining to a dark or dusky color.

1. Any dark hue.

2. The firmament; the blue sky: ka poe nana uli o ke alii, the foretellers of the weather. Laieik. p.36.

3. A class of gods worshiped by sorcerers and medicine-men. Prayers were addressed to these gods both for protection from harm and for the destruction of an enemy.

4. One in charge of a canoe; a steersman; captain of canoes; one of the king's special servants.

5. A variety of dark or brown taro.

6. A species of native palm. Also called loulu and hawane.

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Noise like that caused by the vibration of the contents of a coconut when, shaken; e neneke; uli ka wai o ka niu.

To steer a canoe or ship.

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