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Piʻikea

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HawaiianEdit

EtymologyEdit

piʻi (to ascend) + ke (the) + ea (life) = "the life ascends".

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pi.ʔiˈke.a/, [piʔiˈkɛjə]

Proper nounEdit

Piʻikea

  1. (Hawaiian mythology) An ancient chiefess of Maui.
  2. A female given name.

ReferencesEdit

  • Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel H. Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1971, page 396
  • Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records Piikea (in the old orthography) occurs in 19th-century marriage records as the only name (mononym) of 6 women.