GLOSSARY OF TERMS


H

HUKILAU

A seine, to fish with a seine (literally, pull ropes).


K

KAPU

Taboo; forbidden, prohibited; sacred, holy; keep out.


KEIKI

Child.


M

MALIHINI

Stranger, newcomer, tourist; one unfamiliar with a place or custom; new, unfamiliar, of foreign origin; for the first time.


MONKIES!

more than one monkey


MUUMUU

A loose gown.


O

OKOLEHAO (OKE)

Alcoholic liquor distilled from ti root in a still of the same name; later, a gin as made of rice or pineapple juice (Lit., iron bottom).


P

PILIKIA

Trouble of any kind; problem.


W

WAHINE

Woman, lady, wife; female; Mrs.; sometimes a connotation of goddess.


WIKIWIKI

Fast, speedy.