—Patience, to be patient, steadfast, fortitude.
“Ke noʻonoʻo kākou i ko kākou kuleana no Hawaiʻi a me ka Honua ākea, i kekahi manawa, ʻaʻole hiki ke loaʻa koke ka hopena, aʻole nō naʻe hoʻi e hāʻawi pio, e hoʻomanawanui a e hoʻomau i ko kākou kuleana. Pēlā hoʻi e hoʻoikaika ai iā kākou iho a me ko kākou lāhui.
(When we think about our responsibilities to serve Hawaiʻi and the world, sometimes, we’re not able to attain the results quickly, however we do not give up, we hoʻomanawanui and continue to carry out our responsibilities. That is how we strengthen ourselves as well as our nation.)”
—Kaululehua Ekau, haumāna (student) MA, Indigenous Language and Culture Education, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
For more information on other elements of the definition and usage, go to the UH Hilo Wehewehe Wikiwiki.