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walu Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. vt., To claw, scratch, rub, grate, rasp, scrape.

2. n., Oilfish (Ruvettus pretiosus 🌐), caught in deep water; large, much prized for eating and used as a cathartic.

3. number, Eight, eighth (walu and other multiples of four are formulistic numbers; cf. -walu).

  • Examples:
    • Hapawalu, one eighth.
    • Kanawalu, eighty.
  • References:
    • PPN walu.

Tags: fauna fish math

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walu Māmaka Kaiao Haw to Eng,

hamani To scratch with claws, as a cat. Dic. Cf. waʻu.

WA-LU Andrews Haw to Eng,

v. To scratch, as a cat; to scratch, as a person with his fingers.

2. To rub; to rasp; to polish; to pinch.

WA-LU Andrews Haw to Eng,

adj. num. Eight; ka walu, the eighth. Oihk. 9:1. As a cardinal it is generally prefixed by a or e; as, awalu, ewalu, eight. Gram.§ 115:4.

WA-LU Andrews Haw to Eng,

s. Name of a fish having very hard scales.

Walu (wă'-lu), adj. Parker Haw to Eng,

Eight: ka walu, the eighth. As a cardinal it is generally prefixed by a or e; as awalu, ewalu, eight.

Walu (wă'-lu), n. Parker Haw to Eng,

1. An edible marine fish of the escolar family (Ruvettus pretiosus), having very hard scales.

2. A surgeon-fish (Hepatus xanthopterus.)

Walu (wă'-lu), v. Parker Haw to Eng,

1. To scratch, as a cat; to scratch, as a person with his fingers.

2. To rub; to rasp; to pinch.

Walu Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

Way, Mānoa, Honolulu. Lit., to scratch or eight.

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