Lānaʻi Vocabulary

As with our section on Molokaʻi, please note that the vocabulary list in this lesson surrounding Lānaʻi goes beyond the words and expressions used in the story.

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Nā ʻōlelo Pōkole, expressions

  • a puni – all around. this goes at the end of a phrase
  • ʻaʻole nō – not indeed
  • mana o ka moʻolelo – version of the story
  • kāna i hana ai – that which he or she did
  • no kekahi wā – for some particular length of time
  • nui kona aloha ʻia – he or she is greatly loved
  • mahalo – thank you
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Nā Kikino, or noun-like words

  • he lānai – a veranda, a porch, a deck
  • he aliʻi kāne – a chief
  • he aliʻi wahine – a chiefess
  • he ipo – a sweetheart
  • he halakahiki – a pineapple
  • he pākēneka – a percentage
  • he hui – a business
  • he hōkele – a hotel
  • he awa – a bay
  • he lūʻau – a cooked taro leaf; also the name of a traditional Hawaiian feast.
  • he muʻumuʻu – a “mother hubbard” style dress. This is often mispronounced “moomoo”.
  • Muʻumuʻu. Literally, it means “cut off”. muʻumuʻu
  • he ʻōpū – a stomach
  • he paniolo – a cowboy. from the word “espaniola”
  • he pāʻū – a somewhat heavy skirt used in dancing hula or, in the old days, for ladies to use when riding horses
  • he puka – a door, a hole that goes completely through something
  • he lua – a hole which has a bottom, like a pot-hole in a road; also, lua means a toilet.
  • ka hope – the final one, the last one
  • ke kiʻekiʻe – the altitude
  • ke keikikāne – the young boy, baby boy
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ʻAʻano, adverbs and adjectives

  • liʻiliʻi – small
  • kaʻawale – separate, not connected
  • hoihoi – very interested in learning about something
  • mau loa – going on forever
  • ʻono – very tasy, as food
  • pupule – somewhat crazy
  • wikiwiki – quickly, fast
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Inoa, proper names

  • Lānaʻi – the island name
  • Lānaʻihale – the mountain name
  • Makakēhau – the name of a chief
  • Puʻupehe – the name of a chiefess and a rock in the sea next to Lānaʻi
  • Manele – a place
  • Koʻele – a place

Nā Hamani a me nā Hehele, action words

  • hana ʻino – to do evil
  • hoʻouna – to send
  • nuku – to scold
  • kanu – to bury
  • hoʻokipa – to invite people to come to something
  • kūkulu – to build. Note the relationship to the word “kū”, to stand.

(Coming up in the next lesson:) Nā Māhele o ke Kino (Parts of the Body)

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