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ahu

[ah-hoo]
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noun
  1. a stone heap or platform used by the Polynesians as a marker or memorial.

Origin of ahu

From Hawaiian
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Examples from the Web for ahu

Historical Examples

  • She tore a strip from her ahu and tied the pearl securely about her neck.

    South Sea Tales

    Jack London

  • They saw Nauri, dripping with sea water, without her ahu, creep in.

    South Sea Tales

    Jack London

  • Te Ahu was especially angered at what he regarded as an uncalled-for encroachment upon his prerogative as a chief.

    An Old New Zealander

    T. Lindsay Buick

  • In any case we have Baessler's testimony that an ahu was at once a place of burial and a place of worship.

  • Ahu'bal had a magnificent tent built, and Horam the vizier had one built for the sultan still more magnificent.


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