Poliʻahu

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Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

poli (bosom)+ ʻahu (garment) = "clothed bosom", as the snow cloak of Mauna Kea.

Proper noun[edit]

Poliʻahu

  1. (Hawaiian mythology) A snow goddess of Mauna Kea.
  2. A female given name, sometimes also given to men.

References[edit]

  • Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel H. Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1971, pages 396-397.
  • Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records Poliahu (in the old orthography) occurs in 19th century marriage records as the only name (mononym) of 2 women and 6 men, all of them on the Big Island.