Hawaiian Word of the Day: kilohana
kilohana: name of the outside, decorated sheet of tapa in the ku’inakapa, bed coverings; the four inner layers were white, contrasting with the decorated kilohana. Hence extended meanings: best, superior, excellent. He ali’i ke aloha, he kilohana e pa’a ai (saying), love is like a chief, the best prize to hold fast to. 2. Hillock, heap, lookout, top, view out, high point (kilo + -hana, nominalizer). (Probably Proto-Polynesian tirofanga; Tongan siofi, siofia and Samoan tilofia.) (Pukui & Elbert, 1971).