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1. nvi., To grow, increase, spread; growth; increase or rising of the wind; to protect (PH 116, For. 6:474).

  • Examples:
    • Ka ulu o ka lā, the rising of the sun.
    • Kai ulu, sea at full tide.
    • Ulu ehuehu, to grow fast, as a child.
    • Mauka ʻoe e hele ai, ma ka ulu o ka makani (PH 213), go inland where the wind blows.
  • References:

2. vi., Possessed by a god; inspired by a spirit, god, ideal, person, as for artistic creation; stirred, excited; to enter in and inspire.

  • Examples:
    • Manaʻo ulu wale, a thought entered of its own accord, hence fancy, impulse, imagination.
    • E ulu, e ulu kini o ke akua, ulu ō Kāne me Kanaloa (prayer), enter and inspire, may myriadsu of spirits enter and inspire, including Kāne and Kanaloa.
    • Ua ulu aʻe ia mamuli o ka mahele lua o ke koʻikoʻi, this occurred because of the division of the responsibility.
  • References:
    • PPN huru.

3. n., Grove (see ulu kanu, Ulukou, ulu kukui, ulu lāʻau, ulu niu); assemblage, collection, or flock, as of stars (ulu hōkū), birds (ulu manu), ships (ulu moku), canoes (ulu waʻa).

  • References:
    • PPN ʻulu.

4. Same as the more common uluulu #3.

5. nvt., Stick used in spreading hot oven stones; to spread the stones.

6. n., Kind of tapa made at Waipiʻo, Hawaiʻi; name of a quilt design.

7. n., Center, as of a canoe or net.

  • Examples:
    • Kīhele ia ulu, bail out the center.
  • References:

8. n., A name used repeatedly in For. 5:703–9 for Kawelo’s warriors whose names begin with Kaulu (Kaulukauloko, Kaulukauwaho).

  • Ua poʻe ulu nei (For. 5:709), these ulu people.
  • Ka nui ulu, the many warriors.

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See uluna #1. (PPN ʻulu.)

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1. n., The breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis 🌐), a tree perhaps originating in Malaysia and distributed through tropical Asia and Polynesia. It belongs to the fig family, and is grown for its edible fruits, sometimes for ornament. The leaves are large, oblong, more or less lobed; fruits are round or oblong, weighing up to 4.5 kilos, when cooked tasting something like sweet potatoes.

  • Examples:
    • ʻUlu hua i ka hāpapa, breadfruit that bears fruit on the flats [of the famous Niʻihau breadfruit growing in the sand dunes].
  • References:
    • Neal 302–4.
    • See ex., pakī, and saying ule #1.
    • PPN kulu.

2. n., Round, smooth stone as used in ʻulu maika game; bowling ball; bell clapper; dice.

  • Examples:
    • Ka iki ʻulu kēia o Kanēkina e kōkē ai nā pine, a small [fellow] is this bowling ball of Kanēkina that knocks down the pins [boast of a small fellow who can do much].

3. n., Muscles in calf of leg.

4. n., Name for konāne stone.

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hehele, To grow.

  • Source:
    • Existing dictionary word
  • Examples:
    • Ulu papakū. To grow vertically.
    • Ulu papamoe. To grow horizontally.
    • Palena ulu. Grow limit.

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kikino, Compression, i.e. the most dense concentration of wave particles in a compressional wave.

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hamani, To pack, as a suitcase.

  • Source:
    • Wilcox: u-lu.

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v. To grow, as a plant. Isa. 53:2.

2. To increase in any way; to grow, as a disease in the skin. Oihk. 13:39.

3. To become strong or excessive, as in anger, with puni. Puk. 32:22. To grow or increase, as good or evil in a community.

4. To grow up, as men. Iob. 31:18.

5. To grow in size and strength, as an infant. 1 Pet. 2:2.

6. To be extensively known, as a report.

7. To have spiritual possession, either good or bad; to be inspired; in this sense, mostly in the passive; as, uluia or uluhia. Mat. 8:16. To influence the affections.

8. To poke the hot stones out of the hole in which food is to be baked in order to put in food; e ulu kakou i ka umu, to throw out the stones of the oven when hot. See ULUUMU.

9. To stick fast, as meat or bones between the teeth of the eater.

10. Hoo. To cause to spring up, as seed sown. FIG. O ko'u makemake nui, e hooulu. i ka hana ana ma ka pono, my great desire is to increase in good works.

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s. Name of a tree; the bread-fruit; the fruit good for food, the timber for building, for canoes, &c.

2. Name of a stone used in a play. At Maui and Oahu this stone was called olohu. See OLOHU.

3. Name of the game where the said stone was used.

4. Name of an oven for baking food. See UMU.

adj. Of or belonging to what grows, as fruit. FIG. ler. 2:3.

2. Wet. See PULU. Ulu ka palapala i ka ua.

1. Growing vigorously; progressive; cumulative.

2. Wet: Ulu ka palapala i ka ua.

1. n., The breadfruit tree (Artocarpus incisa) and its fruit. The fruit is good for food, the timber for building, for canoes, etc. It has accompanied the Poly nesians in all climates which allow the tree to live. The ulu or breadfruit has only one variety in the Hawaiian Islands, but more than 24 varieties in the South Seas. The milky sap of the tree is used by the Hawaiians for bird lime, and is chewed by the boys and girls in Samoa.

2. n., A round smooth stone used in a game called maika (bowling). Also called olohu and ulumaika.

3. n., The stick used in spreading the hot stones of the imu, oven, on which food is cooked.

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1. To grow, as a plant.

2. To increase in any way; to spread, as a disease of the skin.

3. To grow or increase, as good or evil in a community. To become strong or excessive. (Used with the word puni, as: ulu puni i ka huhu, to become excessively angry.)

4. To grow up, as men.

5. To grow in size and strength, as an infant.

6. To spread the hot stones of the imu, oven, in order to put in the food.

growth, or breadfruit. Land section., Oahu.

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