Hua summoned his kahuna, and said to him: "There are the birds from the mountains; you are to die."
Pakaa was one of the favorites of Umi, and Lono was his kahuna.
Mahana's elder brother was a kahuna, or witch-doctor, of great celebrity.
The kahuna lapaau (medical priest) then said, “Open your mouth.”
The kahuna tells him that his conduct has displeased some god or goddess and that he must die.
When a Kanaka has endured an injury he hires a kahuna to pray his enemy to death.
This father was a great tohunga (kahuna), or priest, as well as a chief.
The priesthood, properly so called (kahuna maoli, kahuna pule), was hereditary.
The kahunaanaana and the kahunalapaau have never been considered as belonging to the high caste of kahuna maoli.
kahuna Pele, doctors or priests of Pele, goddess of volcanoes.
1886, in a report in English by the Hawaiian government, which defines the word as "doctor and sorcerer," from Hawaiian, where it was applied as well to priests and navigators. In surfer slang, for "a god of surfing," it is attested from 1962 (but big kahuna in same sense is said to date from 1950s.