Pele

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See also: pele, pelé, pèle, pêle, pelē, pelė, and pelë

English[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Pele

  1. (Hawaiian mythology) The Hawaiian goddess of fire and volcanos.

Anagrams[edit]


Hawaiian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpe.le/, [ˈpɛlɛ]

Proper noun[edit]

Pele

  1. (Hawaiian mythology) Pele
  2. (rare) A female given name.

Usage notes[edit]

Old Hawaiians believed that naming a child Pele is dangerous unless the name was specially revealed in a dream.

References[edit]

  • Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1971, page 396
  • Martha Warren Beckwith, Hawaiian Mythology, Yale University Press 1940
  • Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records occurs in 19th-century marriage records as the only name (mononym) of 2 women and 3 men.

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Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Pēlē f (genitive Pēlēs); first declension

  1. An island siatuated near Ephesus

Inflection[edit]

First declension, Greek type.

Case Singular
nominative Pēlē
genitive Pēlēs
dative Pēlae
accusative Pēlēn
ablative Pēlē
vocative Pēlē

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