Hiwa; A Tale Of Ancient Hawaii

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byEdmund Pearson Dole

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900. Excerpt: ... Aloha--Aloha, more appropriately, perhaps, than any other one word, may be taken as typical of the Hawaiian race. It is the first native word the stranger learns, the common salutation on the street, and the last he hears at parting. It signifies kindly feeling, good-will. It is also used to express love. Aloha Nui--great good-will. Au-we--an exclamation of sorrow, a wailing cry, alas. Awa--an intoxicating liquor made from the roots of a plant of the same name. It is very stupefying, and, when drank to excess, causes the skin to turn a dirty-brown color, and to crack and flake off. Eaeakai--the word, sometimes used as a proper noun, means, covered with the spray of the sea. E Moe o--the customary exclamation or command to lie prostrate on the approach of royalty.. HAleakAla--the House of the Sun, an extinct volcano ten thousand feet high on the Island of Maui. Its crater, over thirty miles in circumference and two thousand feet deep, is the largest in the world. Hamakua--the name of a district in the northern part of the Island of Hawaii. Haole--a foreigner. The term is applied to white persons, whether of Hawaiian or foreign birth, and is not often used in speaking of Asiatics. Hawaii--the large island, twice the size of all the others combined, from which the group takes it name. It is the second in industrial and commercial importance, and probably the first in undeveloped resources. Hkiau--a temple. Hilo--the name of two districts, North and South Hilo, on the northeastern side of the Island of Hawaii and of the chief town of the island; also of the first night in which the new moon can be seen, as it is like a twisted thread (from the verb to twist, to spin, to turn). The new moon, a crescent, indicates the outline of Hilo Bay, Hiwa--the precious one...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900. Excerpt: ... Aloha--Aloha, more appropriately, perhaps, than any other one word, may be taken as typical of the Hawaiian race. It is the fi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217929850

ISBN - 13:9780217929851

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