luau

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English[edit]

Performers at a commercial luau
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Etymology[edit]

Hawaiian lūʻau. Attested 1856 in the Pacific Commercial Advertiser.

Replaced earlier paina (from pāʻina) and ahaaina (from ʻahaʻaina).

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Noun[edit]

luau (plural luaus)

  1. An elaborate Hawaiian feast featuring traditional foods and entertainment named for the kalo (taro) tops traditionally served at such events.

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References[edit]

  • Pukui, Mary Kawena; Samuel H. Elbert (1986), Hawaiian Dictionary, Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, ISBN 0-8248-0703-0, p. 214

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

luau m (plural luaus)

  1. luau (elaborate Hawaiian feast)

Romanian[edit]

Verb[edit]

luau

  1. third-person plural form of lua
    ei luau
    they take