Hawaiian Word of the Day: punana
punana: 1. Nest, gathering place, shelter, hive; to nest. Fig., home. Punana ka manu i Haili, the bird nests at Haili. E make auane’i au i loko o ku’u punana, I shall die within my nest. He aikane, he punana na ke onaona, a friend is a nest of fragrance. ho’o.punana. To make a nest, to settle in a nest or over young; to sit on eggs, as a hen; to take shelter. Ho’opunana ka mana’o, to set the mind on, plan, focus attention on. 2. A variety of sweet potato. 3. A process of making women’s pa’u; white tapa. (Pukui & Elbert, 1971).