Kapa‘a:  The-solid;  The-closing;  The-enclosure


 

Kapa‘a:  The-solid;  The-closing;  The-enclosure;  To hold;  firm

Ka lulu o Moikeha i ka laulā o Kapa`a.  
The calm of Moikeha in the breadth of Kapa`a.  
The chief Moikeha enjoyed the peace of Kapa`a, the place he chose as his permanent home.  [Pukui 1450]
 
    Ke kalukalu moe ipo o Kapa`a.  

    The kalukalu of Kapa`a that sleeps with the lover.      

Lovers were said to like whiling the time in the soft kalukalu plants.  [Pukui 1736]

 

Kupa-nihi            Lit:  Edge of the red cowry shell

Pond.    (Lahainaluna)  [Staudard]

#“This was where Keawe was shot by Ki’ikīikī. Keawe was Ka-umu-ali’i’s older brother. After his death Ka-umu-ali’i ruled Kaua’i. This was a kapu pool in the olden days and only the ruling chief of Kaua’i could bathe in it. It was kapu down to the death of Keawe, After that it was not kapu.”  

 

Pukaki            Lit: ?

A reservoir, on the Geo list, but not on map

 

Ka-lua-pā-lepo        Lit: The pit for dirty dishes

Point on the seacoast used to mark the boundary between Kapa`a and Wai-pouli ahupua`a.  [Alex 1900]

 

Moa-lepe            Lit:  Chicken-(with)-comb

Ridge and stream. [Geo, PEM]

    

Ka`ina-manu        Lit:  Line-of-birds

Summit, 1179 feet. It is the uppermost point of Waipouli ahupuaa, and is on the border with Kapaa auhupuaa.  [Geo]

 

Ka-māhuna            Lit:  The-scaly-skin

Summit, 1726 feet[Geo]

 

Kamali`i               Lit:  Children

Ridge[Geo] [PEM]

 

Pōha-ki`iki`i            Lit:  Tilted-stone

Summit and land area[Geo, PEM]

 

Pu`u-lawi`i             Lit:  ?

Summit. [Geo]

    

Ho`opi`i            Lit:  To-cause-to-rise

Waterfall[Geo]

 

Kapaa Mahele Names

 

 

Apōpō            Lit: Tomorrow

‘Ili and pali. There was a marsh on the east. [LCA 8843]

 

    •Pueo                Lit: Owl

    Pali on the south side of ‘ili. [LCA 8843]

 

Au’aua-loa            Lit: Very coarse (as wrinkled skin)

‘Ili.  [LCA 8837]

 

    •Nā’ele            Lit: The dark spring covered with growth

    Pali on the west side of ‘Au’aua-loa. [LCA 8837]

 

    •Puoho-maka        Lit: Startled eyes

    Pali on the south side of ‘Au’aua-loa. [LCA 8837]

 

Hāhā-nui            Lit: Large haha plant

‘Ili and stream.. [LCA 3554]

    Hāhā is the Kaua’i name for the large ‘ape’ape (Elephant Ears) plant. [Neal 651]

 

Ka-hana            Lit: 

‘Ili. The Hāhā-nui stream is on the north. [LCA 3971]

 

    •Hulu-moa        Lit: Chicken feather

    Kula. [LCA 3971]

 

    •Kolehaka            Lit:  ?

    Pali on the south of Ka-hana. [LCA 3971]

 

Ma’ele’ele            Lit: ?

‘Ili. [3638]

 

    •Pūpū-kai            Lit:  Sea shell

    Pali to the north of Ma’ele’ele. [LCA 3638]

 

    •Hoa                Lit:  Friend

    Pali to the south of Ma’ele’ele. [LCA 3638]

 

Moa-lepe            Lit:  Rooster comb

‘Ili and valley [LCA 8247] (See above.)

 

    •Hui-nui-’ulu        Lit: Grove of large breadfruit trees

    Mountain on the west of Moa-lepe. LCA[8247]

 

    •Maka-leha        Lit: Eyes that glance about

    Pali on the north of Moa-lepe. [LCA 8247]

 

    Kolo-unā        Lit: Tired of creeping

    Pali to the south of Moa-lepe. [LCA 8247]

    

Ulu-kiu            Lit: Rising of the kiu wind

‘Ili on the sea shore. There was a village here. [LCA 8837] 

    Kiu is a “strong, moderately cold northwesterly wind.” [PE] This windwas called kiu anu in         Kalāheo, Kiu kai nui when it blew in the Ko’olau district, and Kiu ke’e in Nāwiliwili. 

 

    •Ka-peku            Lit: The kick

    Lo’i. [LCA 8837]

 

    •Ka’upulehua        Lit: ?

    Kula. [LCA 8837]

 

    •Pu’u-’eke’eke        Lit: Purse or scrotum hill

    Pali on the south side of Ulu-kiu. [LCA 8837]

 

Ulu-kiu-lalo            Lit: ?

‘Ili on the west of Ulu-kiu. [LCA 8837]