Hawaiian Word of The Day: Kaona

Hawaiian Word of The Day: Kaona

Today’s Hawaiian word of the day is “kaona”, let’s say that together, kaona. The word “kaona” is defined as a hidden meaning. In Hawaiian poetry, kaona can conceal the deeper reference to a person, place or thing. Let’s...
Hawaiian Word of The Day: Pa’akai

Hawaiian Word of The Day: Pa’akai

Aloha! Today’s Hawaiian Word of the Day is Pa’akai. To understand the meaning of the word Pa’akai, we split the words “Pa’a,” which means to be solid or hardened, and the word “kai” which means the ocean water, and thus...
Hawaiian Word of The Day: Onipaa

Hawaiian Word of The Day: Onipaa

Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL Aloha ‘Aina ho’i kakou, our Hawaiian word of the day is ‘Onipa’a. The word ‘Onipa’a can be split between the words “‘oni” which means to shake or shift and...
Hawaiian Word of The Day: Kaleleonalani

Hawaiian Word of The Day: Kaleleonalani

Today’s Hawaiian word of the day is Kaleleonalani. More famously known as Queen Emma. Kaleleonalani was the wife of Kamehameha the Fourth, Alexander Liholiho. Kaleleonalani established the Queens Hospital in 1859 with the goal to help out the…

Hawaiian Word of The Day: Noho

Hawaiian Word of The Day: Noho

The Hawaiian Word of the Day is Noho. The word noho is a noun that can mean a seat, chair or bench. But noho is also a verb, which means to live, reside, act, or even to be married. In Hawaiian genealogies and chants, the word noho is often seen when listing a...
Hawaiian Word of the Day: Konohiki

Hawaiian Word of the Day: Konohiki

Aloha, the Hawaiian Word of the Day is Konohiki. Konohiki are heads of ahupua`a or land divisions under the chief of a particular district. Konohiki manage land and fishing rights within their ahupua`a as well as the people residing in the ahupua`a boundaries. It was...