Glyph of the word 'awei'.


  • (expr.) alas! (an expression of disgust or desperation; of sorrow or resignation; the spoken equivalent of a sigh or a groan)


Notes: For those keeping track, no, I didn’t, in fact, miss my first day at the Kamakawi Word of the Day blog in over a year. That didn’t happen. It must have been your imagination.

(Heh, heh… Thanks, WordPress! I think I fooled them! Good thing I can not only schedule future posts, but post them at some point in time in the past. Time travel? Done it. Next!)

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2 Responses to “Awei”

  1. Ka kavaka Anateleu ti:

    In New Zealand Maori the same word is Aue. Remarkable parallel.

  2. Ka kavaka David J. Peterson ti:

    Really! That’s very cool. Maori is another of those languages I’d love to learn. I bet it wouldn’t be too difficult, with my knowledge of Hawaiian…

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