The translation for the word vaiseevoi or vaiseevoli is butterfly. Vaiseevoli is used as an endearment, like if you were to say “pretty butterfly.” The first part of the word, ‘vai‘ means water or cool and the second part ‘seevoi‘ is the word for fly, Butterflies are usually seen after the monsoon season arrives. In Hiaki culture, the large black black butterflies are seen as an omen of death or bad luck, but the small butterflies signify good luck.

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