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Hawaiian Word of the Day: September 5th

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Although it is often mispronounced, muʻumuʻu is one of the best-known Hawaiian words. It means “cut off, shortened,” and is the name so often given to a loose-fitting gown, because the yoke was often missing, and the sleeves short. Its first meaning, however, is “amputated, maimed.”

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