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'ai: eat, capture
'ai honua: land eater
'akau: right

'ele'ele: black

hema: left
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
kea: white
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)
papa: flat
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.

players of the Hawaiian game Konane

65-1377B Kawaihae Rd
Kamuela, Hawaii 96743
Phone: (808) 652-1098

Konane: The Ancient Hawaiian Game for Modern Times

"O ka lani kelo, o ka lani keia"

That one a chief, this one a chief.

Said of two persons well matched for a contests.
Papamu at Kaloko/Honokohau National Historical Park
Ancient Papamu
(If you know of words, stories or pictures please send them to Konane Brothers)