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Kkilobyte, in computer terminology. pk (ʻai pākaukani).

ka

kab    kah    kam    kan    kap    kar    kau    kav    kay    kaz    

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kabochapalaʻai Kepanī

kabochapalaʻai Kepanī

kāhili₁see standard.

kāhili₂see ginger.

kāhili₃see crape myrtle.

kāhili flowerhaʻikū.

KahoʻolaweKa-hoʻolawe; Kanaloa (ancient name).

kālua pig and cabbagepuaʻa kālua kāpiki

kālua pig and cabbagepuaʻa kālua kāpiki

kamabokofish cake. kamapoko.

Kamehameha butterflypulelehua Kamehameha.

kangarookanakalū, kanagaru, kanekalu, kanegaru.

KansasKanekaka, Kanesasa.

Kansasalso Kansan. Kanesasa.

kapa drying yardkahua kaulaʻi

karatekaratē

karatekaratē

karyokinesiskaʻamahana puʻukonu

KaʻūKaʻū. epithets: kua makani, wind-blown back; see mākaha.

KauaʻiKauaʻi. epithets: Kauaʻi o Mano, Mano-ka-lani-pō.

kavaʻawa (for various kinds, see Haw.-Eng. entry and entries that follow it). also: kupaliʻi, nēnē (kuaʻea), mākea (mahakea), mamaka, moʻī, mokihana, papa, papa ʻeleʻele, papa kea; paholei (legendary). kava plant or root portion, pū ʻawa. young kava plant, ʻawalau. kava stalk or slip, aka. kava drinker, inu ʻawa. kava dregs, koʻana ʻawa. kava cup, ʻapu ʻawa, ʻolo ʻawa. kava mixing bowl, kānoa. kava strainer, hoka ʻawa. brews of kava, hope, kua. strong kava brew, kuaʻiʻo. the bird that carries Puna kava slips (PH 30), ka manu ʻāhaʻi lauʻawa o Puna (Puna was famous for kava believed planted by birds in trees). Copious drinking of kava is said to have induced sleep kava never boisterousness.

kayakwaʻa kaiaka.

KazakhstanKasakana.

ke

kee    keg    kel    ken    keo    kep    ker    ket    key    

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keeliwi kaʻele. also: iwi kele, kuaʻe, mānea, kuamoʻo.

keepmālama, paʻa. see ex., bless. to keep away, hoʻomamamao, hoʻēʻē, hoʻokāʻokoʻa. to keep on doing, hoʻomau, ʻoia, noke, kakano. to keep the Sabbath, mālama Lā Kāpaki. to keep sorcery bundles, mālama pūʻolo. keep out, kapu. keep still, kulikuli, noho leo ʻole (silent); noho mālie (don't move).

keeperkahu, mālama (for various kinds, see kahu, mālama and following entries).

keepsakemea hoʻomanaʻo. also: paʻaloha, paʻa aloha, pukana, pukana aloha, paumaunoʻonoʻo.

kegpahu, pahu poʻo liʻiliʻi, palela liʻiliʻi.

KelvinKelewine. zero degrees K (Kelvin); absolute zero, a hypothetical temperature characterized by complete absence of heat. ʻole kelewine.

kennela crate for transporting animals. pene halihali. a shelter for a dog. pene ʻīlio. an establishment for boarding or breeding dogs. hale mālama ʻīlio.

KensingtonKenikikona, Kenisitona.

KentKeneke, Kenete.

KentuckyKenekuke, Kenetuke.

Kentuckyalso Kentuckian. Kenekuke, Kenetuke.

Kenyaalso Kenyan. Kenia.

KeokukKeokuka.

keptmālama ʻia, paʻa.

kernelʻanoʻano.

keroseneʻailahonua, ʻaila māhu.

kettleipu hao, kikila.

key (latch or music); haʻiloaʻa (to a problem); kuʻina (fig.). wooden key, kī lāʻau. key to animate a toy, kī ʻoni.

keyin music. . see entries below and note, pitch.

keydichotomous key. ʻāmana koho.

keyalso keyhole, as on a basketball court. pukakī. side line of the key. laina iwi . top of the key. uma , uma, pōheo.

keyas on a typewriter or computer keyboard. pihi (preceded by ke). see Hawaiian entries under pihi and escape, memory, option, tab, space bar, etc. name of key. inoa o ke pihi. arrow key. pihi nahau. caps lock key. pihi laka maʻaka, pihi laka, laka maʻaka. control key. pihi hoʻoholo. hot keys. pihi wiki. return key. pihi kāhoʻi. shift key. pihi kake.

key blankkī hapa paʻa

key capson a computer program. hōʻike hua pihi.

key codethe order to press keys on a calculator to find an answer. pāʻālua kaʻina hana.

Key WestKī-komohana.

keyboardas on a typewriter or computer. papa pihi. computer keyboard. papa pihi kamepiula. keyboard layout. ʻōkuene papa pihi. keyboard mapping. kaʻakuene papa pihi.

keyholealso key, as on a basketball court. pukakī.

keynotekī alakaʻi, puana₁.

kh

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khakikākī.

ki

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kickpeku, pekuna, kūpaka; kolopā (in tantrums). to kick and flail, as the arms, kākā.

kidkao keiki.

kidnapʻaihue kanaka. see also, abduct.

kidnapperʻaihue kanaka.

kidneyhakuʻala.

kidneyhoʻohemo moka koko

kidneyspuʻupaʻa, kōnāhua. diseases of kidneys, maʻi puʻupaʻa kīkala hāneʻeneʻe, ʻalaneo, waiiki.

killpepehi ā make, hoʻomake, make, hana make. to kill a pig ceremonially, hulahula.

killin volleyball. kinipīpī hele wale.

killedmake.

killinginsect killing jar. ʻōmole pepehi ʻelala.

kilokilo.

kilo-a prefix meaning thousand (k). pākaukani. abb. pk. see entries below and deca-, hecto-, mega-, giga-, tera-.

kilokilo. abb. kl.

kilobytek, in computer terminology. ʻai pākaukani. abb. pk. see byte.

kilocalorieikehuʻā pākaukani. abb. ikpk

kilogramkilokalame. abb. klkal.

kiloliterkilolika. abb. kll.

kilometerkilomekele.

kilometerkilomika. abb. klm.

kilowattkilouate. abb. klt. see watt.

kimchikimchī

kimchikimchī

kinʻohana, pili koko, pilikana, kini, ēwe, ēweewe, ʻiʻo ʻalaea. see welewele iwi, relative. to speak ill of kin, holehole iwi.

kind₁sort. ʻano; kaina, hulu (rare). that kind of person, kēlā ʻano kanaka.

kind₂not cruel. ʻOluʻolu, ʻolu, lokomaikaʻi, aloha, naʻau aliʻi, akeake, hulu, kolokolohai.

kindergartenkula kamaliʻi.

kindergartenmālaaʻo.

kindergartenpapa mālaaʻo

kindergartenpapa mālaaʻo

kindlehōʻaʻā, kuni.

kindlingpulu, pulupulu, pulupulu ahi, pula, mea hōʻaʻā ahi; laʻolaʻo (rare).

kindnesssee kind. see saying, ʻena₂. treat with kindness, aulike, aloha aku, hoʻolako.

kinesthetic-based learningalso performance-based learning. aʻo kahua lawena. see Hawaiian entries beginning with aʻo kahua.

kinetic energyikehu neʻe.

kingmōʻī, aliʻi kāne, kini.

King Kong finchChloridops regiskongi. nuku ʻekue.

kingdomaupuni mōʻī.

kingdomin Egyptology. au palaʻo. see entry below and United Kingdom. Old Kingdom (2780-2280 BC). Au Palaʻo Kūkahiko. Middle Kingdom (2133-1780 BC). Au Palaʻo Kūwaena. New Kingdom (1574-1085 BC). Au Palaʻo Kūhou.

Kingdom of TongaAupuni Mōʻī ʻo Tonga.

kingfisherpakūkaʻā.

kinglyaliʻi, hoʻāliʻi.

Kingman ReefNalukākala.

KingsNā Aliʻi (Biblical).

king's guardpūʻali kiaʻi mōʻī.

KingstonKinikaona, Kinitaona.

kinkmiko, wahi hihia.

kinkypiʻipiʻi Pukikī, mimilo, ʻāpiʻipiʻi.

kinshippilina ʻohana. see relative.

KiribatiKilipaki. Republic of Kiribati. Lepupalika ʻo Kilipaki.

KirtlandKekalana, Ketalana.

kisshoni. also: kiki, ihu, hō mai i ka ihu. see ex., mau₂, maʻū₁ (mau and maʻū plus ihu are both possible, but with different translations). to kiss repeatedly, honihoni. to cause or pretend to kiss, hoʻohoni.

kitas of equipment needed for a particular activity. hōkeo. standard soil-testing kit. hōkeo kūmau hoʻāʻo lepo.

kitfirst aid kit. kini lapaʻau, poho lāʻau pōulia. repair kit for tires. kini poho ea.

kitchenlumi kuke.

kitchenlumi kuke.

kitelupe. also: peʻa, hānai. see saying, flutter. kite parts: manu, poʻohiwi; kakaiāpola, pola, puapua (tail). string of a kite, aho. to fly a kite, hoʻolele lupe. to fly steadily, as a kite, hoʻokauaheahe. a god who sometimes assumed the shape of a kite, Lōlupe, Ololupe.

kite birdkoleneka, konelika.

kittypōpoki keiki, kike.

KiwanisKiwani.

kiwi fruithuaʻai kiwi, lahomāpū.

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KlamathKeamolewa. see salmon.

KleenexPepa hoʻokē.

kleptomaniackuko ʻaihue.

kn

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knapsackʻeke lawe ukana, ʻawe.

knapsackbackpack. pāiki hāʻawe, pāisi hāʻawe, ʻawe.

kneadkūpele, kūpelepele, hoʻopele, lomi, pele, poho, hoʻopoho, ʻōpā, kaʻawili.

kneekuli. to bend the knees, to drop to one's knees, kuʻu kuli.

knee drumpūniu, kilu.

kneecapiwi poʻi, kuapoʻi.

kneelkukuli.

kneepansee kneecap.

knickknackkēlā mea kēia mea ʻuʻuku.

knifepahi (for various kinds, see Haw.-Eng. entry and entries that follow it); niho ʻoki, lōkea, pālau, kenikeni. see drawknife. knife blade, kila.

knifesee putty knife.

knightnaika.

knit, ulana.

knit pāaniani. see yarn.

knitting needlekui ulana.

knobpōheo, pōheoheo, heo, heoheo, puʻu, ʻāpua.

knobpōheo, pōheoheo. doorknob. pōheo puka, pōheoheo puka. drawer knob. pōheo ʻume.

knockkīkēkē. to knock down, kulaʻi, kāhina, kāpeʻa. to knock around, pāʻuluʻā.

knollʻōhū, āhua, ʻōhuku.

knot₁tied. hīpuʻu, hīpuʻupuʻu, kipuʻu, nīpuʻu; fancy knot, puʻu; knot in a fish net, aʻa puʻupuʻu, see slipknot, topknot. to knot the meshes of a net, hiʻa.

knot₂in a tree. kīnā o ka lāʻau.

knot₃in flesh. lāʻau.

knot₄nautical. mile loa.

knothīpuʻu. see bow.

knotkīpuka holo

knotkīpuka holo

knotholepuʻupuʻu lāʻau. full of knotholes, ʻālualua.

knottynīpuʻupuʻu, hīpuʻupuʻu, kalakala, ʻuluhaku.

knotweedkāmole.

knowʻike; māʻike (rare). to know well, thoroughly, walewaha, mākaukau, maʻa, lewa, hani. to know by sight, kūʻike. to know definitely, ʻike pono. to know sexually, ʻike; pakanaka (know a male sexually). not to know well, ʻike hemahema, ʻike pāhemahema. I don't know, ʻaʻole au i ʻike; pehea lā; pehea hoʻi. Be still and know that I am God (Hal. 46.10) , e noho mālie, aʻe ʻike hoʻi ē, ʻo wau nō ke Akua.

knowingʻikena, maʻa.

knowledgeʻike, naʻauao, ʻikena; laʻa kea (rare). see sayings, kāpala₁, cloud. deep knowledge, ʻike kūhohonu. unsurpassed knowledge, palena ʻole ka ʻike. common knowledge, ʻike laulaha. seeker of knowledge, ʻimi ʻike, ʻimi naʻauao, ʻimi loa, akeakamai. limited knowledge, ʻike hapa, hiʻu kahi. one without knowledge, he mea kahua ʻole. one with wide knowledge, he ʻumeke kāʻeo (fig.). With knowledge! I ka ʻike (said in scorn of pretense to knowledge)!

knowledgetraditional knowledge. ʻike kuʻuna. traditional knowledge-based learning. aʻo kahua ʻike kuʻuna. see Hawaiian entries beginning with aʻo kahua.

knownʻike ʻia; laulaha, laulā (widely). to make known, hōʻike, hoʻolaha; kuʻu ʻōlelo (rare).

knucklekuʻekuʻe, ʻōkuʻekuʻe, puʻupuʻu, puʻu, ʻōpuʻupuʻu, aka. pig's knuckles, ʻōkuʻekuʻe o ka puaʻa.

ko

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KodakPahupaʻikiʻi.

KohalaKohala. epithets: Kohala, cherished land, Kohala, ʻāina haʻaheo. see hakahaka, lēʻī.

Komephorosa star. Lukuʻāina.

KonaKona. see ʻōpua, pūnoni, peace, sea, and saying, forecast. Greetings, Kona, my land in the calm (PH 69), aloha, Kona, kuʻu ʻāina i ka pohu.

kōnanesee checkers.

korkola.

Koreaalso Korean. Kōlea, Kōrea. North Korea. Kōlea ʻĀkau, Kōrea ʻĀkau. South Korea. Kōlea Hema, Kōrea Hema.

KoreanKōlea, Korea.

ku

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Kuala LumpurKualalumapula

Kuala LumpurKualalumapula

kuiper BeltKāʻei a Kuiper

kukuisee candlenut.

kumquatkamakūaka.

Kurethe island; formerly Ocean ʻAilana. Mokupāpapa.

Kuwaitalso Kuwaiti. Kuete.

kw

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kwkilowatt. klt (kilouate). see watt.

ky

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KyotoKioko, Kioto.

KyrgyzstanKaikikana.

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