Eini

Glyph of the word 'eini'.

eini

  • (n.) seal
  • (nm.) a woman’s given name

A hekala i’i, he eini heva, ai a takeke ipe fe’ave’a i uku ai?
“And tell me grey seal, how does it feel to be so wise?”

Notes: Good old seals… They seem so sleek and shiny. And if you pet them the right way are, they are sleek, when wet.

Eini is also a name, though sometimes an unfortunate one, as eine is the word for “woman”. Fore more on the name, go here.

That Elton John translation is approximate. It’s more like, “Tell me, grey seal, what’s that kind of wisdom like?”

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