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Hawaiian Word of the Day: lauhuki

lauhuki: 1. Tapa-soaking, to soak tapa. 2. (Cap.) Name of a goddess worshiped by tapa makers.



Hawaiian Word of the Day: wai

wai: Water, liquid or liquor of any kind other than sea water, juice, sap, honey, liquids discharged from the body, as blood, semen; color, dye, pattern; to flow, like water, fluid. 2. (Cap.) Place names beginning with Wai-, river, stream. 3. Grain in stone. 4. To retain, place, leave, remain, earn, deposit. 5. (also spelled ai.) interrogative pronoun. Who, whom, whose, what. 6. Type of house with thatch purlins separated by a width of two fingers.

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