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
Pōha-ki`iki`i Lit: Tilted-stone
Summit and land area[Geo, PEM]
Pu`u-lawi`i Lit: ?
Ho`opi`i Lit: To-cause-to-rise
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]
‘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: ?
•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
•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]