One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In Tahiti, Hawaii, and other parts of eastern Polynesia: an upright, cylindrical wooden drum with a shark-skin head used to accompany dances and in religious ceremonies.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Ellis (1794–1872). From Hawaiian pahu and its cognate Tahitian pahu.
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