ali'i


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a·li'i

 (ä-lē′ē)
n. pl. ali'i
A member of the hereditary ruling class of traditional Hawaiian society.

[Hawaiian ali'i, from Proto-Polynesian *'ariki.]
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Phenomenally expensive badges of office worn only by the highest ali'i (the royal aristocracy), these scarlet and yellow cloaks supposedly were so steeped in the mystical energy known as mana that only men were allowed to weave together the million or so feathers that comprised them.
A large brush fire broke out in Kapolei, Hawaii, Tuesday evening, resulting in the evacuation of the Ka Makana Ali'i mall  due to compromised air quality.
Another contemporary Hawaiian scholar, Lilikala Kame'eleihiwa (1992), revealed that Hawaiians, ali'i (chiefs), and maka'ainana (commoners) alike, were thrilled with "the palapala [teaching and learning] because it allowed them to extend their great intellectual and poetic tradition" (142).
He only started to celebrate with high fives from the crowd as he ran through Ali'i Drive to meet Ironman legends Mark Allen and Dave Scott the finish line.
That gap only continued to grow, and he made the final turn onto Ali'i Drive uncontested.
and RobertDouglas, serving as co-advisors to an affiliate of Tampa-based DeBartolo Development, announced the capitalization of the first phase of Ka Makana Ali'i.
After our epic 10,000ft Haleakala sunrise, we explore upcountry Maui where we sip pineapple wine at Maui's Winery (mauiwine.com), toast lavender scones at the breathtakingly beautiful Ali'i Kula K Lavender Farm (aliikulalavender.com), and gorge on cheese at the Surng Goat Dairy (surnggoatdairy.com).
After our epic 10,000ft Haleakala sunrise, we explore upcountry Maui where we sip pineapple wine at Maui's Winery (mauiwine.com), toast lavender scones at the breathtakingly beautiful Ali'i Kula Lavender Farm (aliikulalavender.com), and gorge on cheese at the Surfing Goat Dairy (surfinggoatdairy.com).
"DeBartolo Development is very excited to welcome Hampton Inn & Suites to the growing roster of world-class tenants at Ka Makana Ali'i," said Edward Kobel, president and chief operating officer of DeBartolo Development, via a press release.
Kamuela, HI, October 09, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Some of the best athletes from across the globe will flock to the Ali'i Drive in the Kailua-Kona district of the Big Island, Hawaii this October 11, 2014 for arguably the most challenging sports event: the Ironman World Championship.