—Opening, unfastening, taking off; solution, as of a problem. Wehena ʻole, closely related, as of blood kin. Pili wehena ʻole, inseparable association, close relationship. Ka wehena o ke ao, the opening up of light [daybreak].
“As we embark on our new academic year, it is important that we wehe (open) appropriately our ‘wehena makahiki kula’ our opening of the academic year in a unified way in order to accomplish what we need to do and grow together. E huliāmahi kākou!” (Let us all join in together and work cooperatively!)
—Kekoa Harman, Associate Professor, Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
For more information on other elements of the definition and usage, go to the UH Hilo Wehewehe Wikiwiki.