Hawaiian Word of the Day: Haku

Hawaiian Word of the Day: Haku

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Hawaiian Word of the Day is "haku."

Haku is a word that means to braid or plait, as in braiding a lei for your hair. Interestingly enough, haku is also the word used to describe the action of writing poetry or songs in Hawaiian.

In Hawaiian thought, the act of writing a song or a poem was much more difficult and required a certain degree of language mastery far above average, as the haku mele, or song writer, weaves together words with hidden meaning.

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