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"Pīpī holo kaʻao"

Translation:The story is told

June 29, 2019



I Ola ka Mo‘olelo Perpetuating Our Stories Through Hawaiian Medium Theatre (Title to web link below)

Pīpī Holo Ka‘ao – Sprinkled, the Tale Runs/Continues (Title to web page inside link)

Essay by Tammy Hailiʻōpua Baker,

"Pīpī Holo Ka‘ao is a phrase often said after a story is recited to encourage the future retelling of the story. Growing up in a rural community on the island of Kaua‘i, storytelling was a common pastime in my family. As I recall from my youth, our regular family gatherings always consisted of time devoted to sitting around a circle listening to the elders share family stories, folklore, and sacred stories about our island. Those moments were my favorite part of these gatherings and have imprinted the value of storytelling on me."

( This information was taken from: https://howlround.com/i-ola-ka-moolelo )



[PE] 1 nvt Legend, tale, novel, romance, usually fanciful; fiction; tell a fanciful tale. [PCP t(a, e)kao]

1 ► hoʻokaʻao To tell tales; story telling.



1 vi To run, sail, ride, go; to flow, as water; to run, as for political office; to slide, as an avalanche; fleet, fast; double time; landslide; to fare, progress. Cf. holoholo, holo i mua, holo lio, holomoku. Holo nui, to run fast, gallop. Holo ka hana, fast work. Ua holo ka ulu ʻana o ka pēpē, the baby is growing fast. Ka mea e holo ana, whatever goes; however it goes or happens. Pehea ka holo ʻana? How is it going? What fortune? hoʻoholo To sail, run; to cause to run, sail, run free, as a horse; to ride, as a horse; to add water, as to poi; to flush, as a toilet; to drive, as a carriage. Hoʻoholo ʻāwīwī, to speed up, accelerate. Hoʻoholo moa, to slide the moa dart. Hoʻoholo kāmelo, to ride camels. Hoʻoholo i ka wai o ka lua, to flush the toilet.



Redup. of pī 3; to urinate. [Eng PPN piipii]

A īnā e pīpī ʻia ke koko ona ma ke kapa komo When there is sprinkled of the blood thereof upon any garment.

Pīpī holo kaʻao. Sprinkled, the tale runs [a phrase used at the end of tales]

link) https://manomano.io/definition/32295īpī


Thanks for breaking it down word by word, since Duolingo decided not to for this question.



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