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Hawaiian Word of the Day: Lele

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The Hawaiian Word of the Day is lele. Lele is a Hawaiian word that means to jump, fly, or sail through the air. The word lele is the root for the Hawaiian word for radio, because on the radio, the voices kind of fly through the air. Lele is also the name for the sacrificial altar found on certain heiau in Hawai'i. On heiau for human sacrifice, the body of the offering was brought to the lele in order to be consecrated and sacrificed to the gods. The Hawaiian Word of the Day is lele.

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