Piʻikea

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Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Piʻikea

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

References[edit]

  • 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.