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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.

Walu Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

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

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