Kumulipo, Tenth Age
Translated by Queen Liliuokalani
in 1897

                   
  Maila, with Lailai for protection,
And Kane of Kapokinikini was support, Kii was helpless.
Laioloolo was born and lived at Kapapa.
Kamahaina was born a man,
Kamamale was born a man,
Kamakalua a woman,
Poeleieholo a child,
Poeleaaholo a child,
Then Wehiwelawehi loa.
Lailai went back to Kane,
Hai was born a woman,
Halia was born a woman,
Hakea was born a man,
The Muki, Muka, and Mukekeke were born (kisses, smacks, chirruping),
Smacks, boils, and other weaknesses,
Moku, Monu, mumuleana (strife, broils, and huffiness),
The men became speechless from sulkiness,
Became cross from envy of ours,
Of the woman who is brave and fearless,
Then hid and dared not claim kin,
To claim kin with her child.
The heavens deny the right of kin (being of younger branch),
Yield the sacred right to Kii;
For to be with Kii, tis his to claim.
Kane then taunts her eldest for this,
Kii retaliates through Lailai for his being the younger branch;
He flings a stone and hits Kane;
Then is heard the sound of the drum,
The sign of life for the younger.
Kane, furious with jealous anger, struck her for faithlessness
For the younger child of the younger branch.
That is why first-born are always hakus (superiors, lords),
First through Lailai, next by Kii,
Their first-born with sacred birthright
                            Is born.
 
                   
 

The Kumulipo, Eleventh Age

 
                   
  She that lived in the heavens and Piolani (married her brother),
She that was full of enjoyments and lived in the heavens,
Lived up there with Kii and became his wife,
Brought increase to the world.
Kamahaina was born a man,
Kamamule his brother;
Kamainau was born next,
Kamakulua was born, the youngest a woman;
Kamahaina lived with Hali.
Loaa was born a man,
Loaa was the husband, Nakelea the wife;
Le was the husband, Kanu the wife;
Kalawe was the husband, Kamau the wife;
Kulou was the husband, Halau the wife.
 
       
  The husbands (meaning of name)

Na'u (mine)
Aa (rocky)
Pulepule (insane)
Nahu (stomach ache, to bite)
Pono (right)
Kalau (the leaf)
Kulewa (stand in space)
Po'u (wet night)

     These are myths of Gods

Ike (to see)
Mala (soreness)
Malama (careful)
Eho
Ehoaka (cast shadow)
Ehoku
Keoma

Kinohi (beginning)
Ponia (crowned)
Meua (we)
Meualua
Hoolana (float)
Hoomeha (loneliness)

Pula (mote)
Kuamu (like a moth)
Ko'u (damp)

Meia (thus)
Kawala (dash it away)
Huli (turn over or to seek)
Loaa (found)
Huhu (anger)
Makuma (pimply face)
Manomano (persistence)
Kini (friends, many)
Leha (glance)
Pua (flower, glow)
Puaena (bright glow)
Wela (warm, heat, burnt)
Maiko (name of a fish)
Maikokahi
Maikolua
Hilahila (shame, diffident)
Kelau (tail end)
Paio (quarrel)
Paia (walls)
Keala (fragrance, pathway)
Piao (fold up)
Niau (stalk in cocoanut leaf)
Launie (smooth)
Mouo (buoy)
Hekau (pile on)
Hoopaa (make fast)
Kalama (Lama tree)
Helu (count)
Paila (boiling, a pile, heap)

Halale (noise, swashing waves)
Malie (calm)
Maoki (streak)
Kaiwi (the bone)
Kulea
Makou (us, healthy complexion)
Ia'u (me)
Iaka (a shadow)

Makili (wrench from, parted)
Heamo (suck, bring on the shoulder)
Heamokau (stick for carrying bundles)
Puili (embrace, clasp)
Puiiliili (frequent embraces)
Puiliaku (hold on to it, catch it)
Mokukapewa (cut the tail of a fish)
Mokukaia (the fish is cut)
Piala (sprinkle water on the rocks)
Kiamo (material used to fill cracks, napkin)
Koikua (falseness, to go back of)
Koiele (swing)
Paele (daubed with black)
Keomo (plug)
Hulimakani (change of wind)

Nanaikala (look at the sun)
Kalawela (the hot day)
Kealakau (a high path)
Kamau (luncheon, follow up)
Opala (rubbish)
Hali (carry)
Haliluna (take up)
Halimau (carry often)
Halipau (carry the last)
Nunua (pile upon pile)
Nananaka (cracks)
Oamio (hidden beneath)
Omiomio (things with small tips)
Aila (eaten by the heat of the sun)
Ailamua (first eaten by the sun)
Ailakau (permanently burnt by the sun)
Ailapau (the last burning of the sun.
Manu (bird
Lilio (taut, drawn back or forward)
Leheluhe (hanging lip)
Kelemau (constant dampness)
Kaumau (always up, on an elevation)
Kaukahi (elevated alone)
Mauka (on land, toward the mountain)

Ohi (gather)
Ikamu (little people, midgets)
Kalu (cleaning taro patch)
Kalukalu (name of a grass at Kauai)
Lipo (darkness)
Lipowao (dark forest)
Pili (be together, a grass, to bet)
Pilimau (constantly together)
Kahale (the house)
Kahaleai (eating-house)
Lawaia (to fish, or bird catcher)
Mauaka (two shadows)
Wana (sea egg)
Wanawana (ragged edge)
Wanakaulani (wana in the heavens)
Wanamelu (decomposed wana)
Kaulua (double canoe, two)
Walaau (noisy)
Hanehane (voices from spirit land)
Hawane (Hawaiian palm)
Heleau (I go)
Hulimea (seek something)
Hulimua (seek first)
Ewa (uneven, district in Oahu)
Omali (sickly, feeble)

Huelo (tail)
Niolo (long and slight, wiry)
Pilimai (cling to me)
Keanu (the cold)
Kaio (a piece of fish, a bird)
Huluaka (old feather)
Kapuhi (the eel, a favorite)
Ehio (to lean)
Kakai (range of mountain, straps)
Amo (to shoulder anything, carry)
Amoaku (carry it away)
Helemai (come here)
Onaho
Pilikoa (mollusk)
Mahinahina (name of a land)
Poopoo (deep hole)
Omana
Omanaio
Manainai (flat)
Huluemau
Kaluli (rolling motion)
Nakino (those bodies)
Nakinolua (two bodies)
Ukiki (small, stunted
Uli (bruised, dark, to steer)
Mele (chant, song, to sing)
Lanai (veranda, an island)
Hao (iron, to grab)
Pakaikai (a weed)

Moana (ocean, on the deep)
Hulu (feather)
He (grave, it is)
Makilo (beggar)
Naua (name of a society)
Ua (rain, shower, shout)
Peleu (broad)
Mahina (moon)
Mahinale
Mahinalea (moonlight enjoyment)
Pipika (shrink from bashfulness)
Mahele (to divide, share)
Kaohi (reserved, hold back)
Kona (his or hers, land on Hawaii)
Iho (go down, downwards)
Kulaa (his person is sacred during tabuday)
Kuamauu (grass on the back)
Pahili (deceive, pretence)
Keia (this)
Makioi
Helehele (cut up in strips)
Aukai (swim in the sea)
Moekau (sleep through seasons)
Huluau (I take, name of a wind)
Melemele (yellow)
Kumuniu (cocoanut tree)

The wives (meaning)

Kele (mire)
Hehe (laughter)
Mai (sick)
Luke
Ponoi (one's own)
Ma-ina (a groan)
Kune
Kalai (clear sky)

 

Aoao (side)
Hui (together)
Puiki (embrace)
Pulama (make great deal of)
Pulanaia
Malaia (stale)
Hahooili (landed tribe)

Muala (pebble insect)
Luka (drop and shake)
Mamau (held down)
Maukele (caught in mud)
Hoohuli (tip over)
Memeha (alone)

Kua (back or to fall)
Kuawa (noisome)
Ko'uko'u (talkative)

Pekau
Mahuli (turn over and over)
Imi (search)
Olioli (joy)
Leawale (ecstasy)
Manoa (thickness)
Lauahi (scoop together)
Mau (permanent)
Maua (two persons, we)
Ena (shy, to keep away)
Enaena (great heat)
Ahi (fire)
Kulewa (beyond depth)
Kuakahi (single)
Pahila
Hoohila (act timid)
Lukau
Haluku (dashing noise of water)
Kalaku (proclaim)
Kealaula (dawn)
Naia (porpoise, fishes)
Kekumu (the foundation)
Huluhe (dripping gum).
Paa (to hold, obstruction).
Kaili (snatch, skin).
Ha (to breathe through the mouth).
Kapala (smirch, leavings).
Namu (bugbear).
Opuopu (filled to overflowing).

Malu (shade, protection)
Kalino (a rope for hanging)
Hulahe
Iwia
Kulia (stand firmly)
Koula (red sugar cane)
Mahea (where)
Meia (that's it, with that person

Lulu (contribute, shake, calm)
Lou (hook, a wink of the eye)
Makea (barren country)
Apomai (embrace one)
Liilii (tiny bits)
Heleihea (go where)
Naalo (the two fronts)
Naele (two blacks, miry)
Heleua (walk in the rain)
Komo (enter)
Keaho (the breath)
Kauhi (the coverlet, a yam)
Peleiomo (Pele's sudden disappearance)
Omoomo (suck)
Nanailuna (look upwards)

Haipule (devout)
Kalahuiwale (forgiveness)
Hoku (star)
Meu (blunt)
Wene
Halima
Halilalo (take down)
Halelo (smutty)
Muakau (the first of the season)
Nenee (stunted, creep)
Leleio (fly and disappear suddenly)
Ololi (narrow)
Wiwini (pointed)
Kukala (proclaim)
Heia (entombed, caught, chased)
Hele (go or went)
Kaiwi (the bones)
Heleupa (walk and clash the knees or heels)
Makini
Aina (land)
Hinapu (fall together)
Puoho (awakened)
Maele (cramped)
Kai (sea)

Laulau (gathered in a bundle)
Namu (little people, midgets)
Moena (mat)
Hilipo (thrash the night, wander in the night)
Na-o (mucus, phlegm)
Naele (swampy)
Aiku (toughened)
Maumaua (to retain)
Mua (first)
Nuu (eat with relish)
Kaio (a bird, flesh, disappearance)
Lehu (ashes)
Kala (a bird, the sun, a fish)
Wanakau (hanging wana)
Melu (soft, spongy)
Hulili (glisten in the sun)
Kaohi (hold back, gather)
Eiaau (here I am)
Hahane
Kuamu (god fond of red color)
Maaku (to sling with a stone)
Aiko (eat sugar-cane)
Newa (stagger, a club)
Ewwa (make faces)
Malimali (entice with flattery)

Kakai (range)
Eiaku (there it is)
Kona (his, its, south wind)
Peleau (name of a place)
Pueo (owl)
Kaolo (baggy)
Mula (a bugbear)
Emio (taken secretly)
Alakai (lead)
Koikoi (heavy)
Kuwala (somersault)
Heleaku (go hence)
Keanalii (the chief's cave)
Ukulii (a mite)
Halepoi (house cover)
Nawai (by whom)
Manamana (fingers)
Huluheu (hairy down)
Malanai (name of a wind)
Kaalo (passed by)
Pau (finished)
Kinohi (beginning)
Ewalu (eight)
Eau (quickly, to swim)
Uliuli (darkness, black)
Melemele (yellow)
Poi (praise, exalt, food)
Au (swim, tide, date or time)
Puehu (scatter, all gone)

Hilo (to entwine, land on Hawaii)
Makalii (very fine, summer)
Hoeue (motion of paddling)
Moi (a high chief, a fish)
Upa (to slam, cut)
Hama
Hamahuna
Hina (fall)
Ulukua (grew on the back)
Palemo (slip through, drown)
Kuhinu (besmear)
Puunaue (divide)
Kaohiohi (hold back)
Konakona (disgusted)
Pelu (doubled, folded)
Mailu (not sufficient, little)
Holehole (stripped of bark)
Halulu (crash)
Luluka (name of a chief)
Meihiolo (things that fell)
Pineha
Milo (dragged downwards)
Helemau (go often)
Pulama (brought up with care)
Milokua (returned secretly)
Pilia (joined together)

 
                   
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