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Hawaiian Word of the Day - Pahu Pa'i Ki'i

The Hawaiian Word of the Day is pahu pa'i ki'i. Today's word is made up of three small words: pahu, meaning box, pa'i, which means to print, and ki'i, the word for picture. Literally, pahu pa'i ki'i is a box for printing pictures, or what we would call today, a camera. Many Hawaiian words related to technology are pieced together in this same way, using already existing vocabulary to make sense of a new invention. The Hawaiian Word of the Day is pahu pa'i ki'i.

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