'ai: eat, capture
'ai honua: land eater
holo: loss of a pebble
'ili'ili: small stones
kaholo: hasty, nimble, swift, quick; to move fast
ka'i hele: to move, as in checkers
kaka'i: edge rows
konane: 1) Bright moonlight, to shine, as the moon; clear, bright. 2) Ancient Hawaiian game resembling
checkers, played with pebbles placed in even lines on a stone or wood board call papa konane; to play konane.
3) tapa-beater design.
konene: to move the 'ili'ili, pebble, in the konane game
kou manawa: your move
ku'i: strike back/to jump over the piece just moved, along the same row of file but in the opposite direction.
lua: is a hole that has a bottom
pili: to bet
piliwaiwai: gambling, betting, gambler; to bet, gamble (lit.) to wager wealth
papakonane/papamu: playing board (stone or wood)
piko: navel, center of board, (frequently marked with inset human molar or chicken/human bone).
make: dead/to lose
mu: name of the official who captured men for sacrifice or for judicial punishment. BUCK (1957) thinks it is more likely that this mu and papamu come from the English word "move" which Europeans frequently said as they played board games.