Hawaiian Word of the Day: honua
honua: 1. Land, earth, world; background, as of quilt designs; basic, at the foundation, fundamental. Kaua honua, world war. Ka wahine ‘ai honua, the earth-eating woman [Pele]. ho’ohonua. To establish land, act as land; to scoop out earth, as for a fireplace; firmly established (Pukui & Elbert, 1971).