|[Hawaiian Dictionary(Hwn to Eng)] |
1. Rocket, fireworks; clot of burning lava, as from an eruption; hurling firebrands, as from a cliff for ancient Kauaʻi spectacle; flashing lightning. Lit., projecting fire. See ex., kīheʻaheʻa. Nā pali ʻōahi o Makana, the cliffs of Makana, where fire was hurled forth.
2. Rough stone or pumice, as used for polishing surfboards or bowls, or for scraping bristles of a pig (a specimen in the Bishop Museum was made of coral).
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