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Hawaiian Word of the Day: ikaika

ikaika: 1. Strong, powerful, sturdy, stalwart, potent; strength, force, energy, might, vigor, determination. ho’oikaika, hō’ikaika. To make a great effort, work hard, encourage, animate, strengthen, fortify, try, strive, strain; calisthenics. Ho’oikaika kino, body building exercise. Pili ho’oikaika kino, relating to body building, athletic. Pōhaku ho’oikaika, stones lifted as a test of strength. E ho’oikaika ana au e hana i kēia, I’m going to make a great effort to do this. 2. A name reported for Jupiter (Pukui & Elbert, 1971).

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