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Citation: patoo-patoo
Language: Hawaiian
References: The Far Side of the World, page 274
Meaning: a war-club


The term is commonly found in the journals of Captain James Cook and Sir Joseph Banks, though it may in fact refer to the material out of which the club was made, a dense hardwood from the far southern Polynesian islands.

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Guide for the Perplexed — This article is based on information from the Guide for the Perplexed, edited by Anthony Gary Brown and based on the work of many contributors. As an aid to readers, the translations offered in Guide for the Perplexed are intended to be a literal as possible, and to follow as closely as possible the original word order.
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