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ʻŌlelo Noʻeau - Concordance

ʻaʻohe

ʻaʻohe
1. adv. No; not; not at all; by no means. see aole and aoe.
2. interj. none; no, not; to have or be none; there is no one who (in subordinate phrases). ʻaʻohe is a contraction of the negative ʻaʻole and he, the indefinite article . It is often followed by zero possessives, as ʻAʻohe āna hana., he has no work; ʻaʻohe oʻu makemake i poi, I don't want any poi. Today a gesture is commonly used by all races to replace ʻaʻohe koena, there isn't any more, or ʻaʻole, no. The gesture, taken from Hawaiians, is a quick flick of the hand with the palm turned downward and away front the body, originally significant of an empty hand.

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9A hewa no he hale kanaka, ʻaʻohe hewa o ka hale kanaka ʻole.Fault can he found in an inhabited house and none in an uninhabited one.
 [Mistakes and weakness are always found in humanity.]
40Aia i ka mole kamaliʻi, ʻaʻohe i oʻo ka iwi.Still rooted in childhood when the bones have not matured.
 [Said of a person who is still a child, either physically or mentally.]
64ʻAi a manō, ʻaʻohe nānā i kumu pali.When the shark eats, he never troubles to look toward the foot of the cliff.
 [Said of a person who eats voraciously with no thought of those who provided the food, shows no appreciation for what has been done for him, nor has a care for the morrow.]
124ʻAʻohe ʻai pani ʻia o ka ʻamo.No particular food blocks the anus.
 [All food is good; there is none that hinders evacuation. A rude remark to a very finicky person.]
125ʻAʻohe ʻai waiwai ke hiki mai ka makahiki.No food is of any value when the Makahiki festival comes.
 [Enjoy what you have now lest it not be of much use later. Gifts were given to the priests who came in the Makahiki procession of the god Lono. Then all trading and giving ceased. The farmers and fishermen received no personal gain until it was over.]
126ʻAʻohe ʻalae nāna e keʻu ka ʻaha.No mudhens cry to disturb the council meeting.
 [There is no one to create a disturbance. The cry of a mudhen at night is an omen of death in the neighborhood.]
127ʻAʻohe ʻalawa wale iho iā Maliʻo.Not even a glance at Maliʻo.
 [Said of a haughty person. Pele was once so annoyed with Maliʻo and her brother Halaaniani that she turned them both into stone and let them lie in the sea in Puna, Hawaiʻi. It was at the bay named after Halaaniani that clusters of pandanus were tossed into the sea with tokens to loved ones. These were borne by the current to Kamilo in Kaʻū.]
128ʻAʻohe aʻu ʻala ʻinamona iā ʻoukou.I do not find even the fragrance of roasted kukui nuts in you.
 [I don’t find the least bit of good in you. First uttered by Pele to her sisters, who refused to go to Kauaʻi for her lover, Lohi’au.]
129ʻAʻohe ʻauwaʻa paʻa i ka hālau i ka mālie.No canoes remain in the sheds in calm weather.
 [Everybody goes fishing in good weather. Also used when people turn out in great numbers to share in work or play.]
130ʻAʻohe e hōʻike ana ka mea hewa ua hewa ia.The wrongdoer does not tell on himself.
131ʻAʻohe e loaʻa, he uhu pakelo.He will not be caught, for he is a parrotfish, slippery with slime.
 [Said of a person too wily and wise to be caught.]
132ʻAʻohe e loaʻa Niu-a-Kāne iā ʻoe.Youll never be able to reach Kāne’s coconuts.
 [Said of something unattainable. Niu-a-Kāne is a rock islet in the sea at Hāna, Maui.]
133ʻAʻohe e nalo, he haupeʻepeʻe na kamaliʻi.Not well hidden, for it is the hiding of little children.
134ʻAʻohe e nalo, he noʻa na kamaliʻi.It will not be hidden, for it is a noʻa hidden by children.
 [Said of a secret that cannot remain hidden. Noʻa is the hidden object in the game of pūhenehene.]
135ʻAʻohe e nalo ka iwi o ke aliʻi ʻino, o ko ke aliʻi maikaʻi ke nalo.The bones of an evil chief will not be concealed, but the bones of a good chief will.
 [When an evil chief died, the people did not take the trouble to conceal his bones.]
136ʻAʻohe e pulu, he waʻa nui.One will not be wet on a large canoe.
 [One is safe in the protection of an important person.]
137ʻAʻohe hala ʻula i ka pō.No hala fruit shows its color in the darkness of night.
 [Beauty must be seen to be enjoyed.]
138ʻAʻohe hale i piha i ka hoihoi; hāʻawi mai a lawe aku nō.No house has a perpetual welcome; it is given and it is taken away.
 [A warning not to wear out one’s welcome.]
139ʻAʻohe hana a Kauhikoa; ua kau ka waʻa i ke ʻaki.Kauhikoa has nothing more to do; his canoe is resting on the block.
 [His work is all done.]
140ʻAʻohe hana a Kauhikoa, ua kau ke poʻo i ka uluna.Kauhikoa has nothing more to do but rest his head on the pillow.
 [Everything is done and one can take his ease. Kauhikoa, a native of Kohala, was a clever person who could quickly accomplish what others would take months to do.]
141ʻAʻohe hana i nele i ka uku.No deed lacks a reward.
 [Every deed, good or bad, receives its just reward.]
142ʻAʻohe hana nui ke alu ʻia.No task is too big when done together by all.
143ʻAʻohe hua o ka maiʻa i ka lā hoʻokahi.Bananas do not fruit in a single day.
 [A retort to an impatient person.]
144ʻAʻohe hua waiho i Kahiki.Not even the eggs should be left in Kahiki.
 [Used when inviting all to come — even the little children are welcome. Also, bring everything and leave nothing.]
145ʻAʻohe ia e loaʻa aku, he ulua kāpapa no ka moana.He cannot be caught for he is an ulua fish of the deep ocean.
 [Said in admiration of a hero or warrior who will not give up without a struggle.]
146ʻAʻohe i hiki i Hakalauʻai, pae ʻē i Keolewa.Hakalauʻai was never reached, for he landed at Keolewa instead.
 [Before one could receive sufficient food for all his requirements, he found his efforts suspended. A play on Haka-lau-ʻai (Rack-for-much-food) and Ke-olewa (Suspend-in-space).]
147ʻAʻohe ʻike o ka puaʻa nona ka imu e hōʻā ʻia nei.The pig does not know that the imu is being lighted for it.
 [Said of a person who is unaware that he is being victimized.]
148ʻAʻohe ʻike wale iho iā Maliʻo, i ka huhuki laweau a Uwēkahuna.Malio is not recognized because Uwēkahuna is drawing her away.
 [Said of one who refuses to recognize old friends and associates or is snubbed by friends because they have interests elsewhere. Maliʻo was a mythical woman of Puna whom Pele once snubbed. Uwēkahuna is the bluff overlooking the crater of Kīlauea.]
149ʻAʻohe ʻike wale iho i ke kinikini o Kolokini, i ka wawalo o ke kai o Kahalahala.[He] does not deign to recognize the multitude of Kolokini, nor the roaring of the sea of Kahalahala.
 [Said of a person who deliberately refuses to recognize kith or kin and goes about with a haughty air.]
150ʻAʻohe i maneʻo iho ke kumu pepeiao i kau hīmeni.Even the base of the ear isn’t tickled by your song.
 [A rude remark to one whose song or story is not appealing.]
151ʻAʻohe ʻīnaʻi komo ʻole o ka ʻai.There is no meat that doesnt taste good with poi.
 [Let it go at that. Used especially with regard to genealogy to mean: Even if one claims kinship with me, it doesn’t matter whether the connection is genuine. My life will continue; I can still eat poi.]
152ʻAʻohe i nalo ka ʻulaʻula o ka lepo, loaʻa hou nō ka wahine.The redness of the earth hasnt even vanished when a new wife is obtained.
 [Said in scorn of a person who takes a new mate shortly after the death of the old one.]
153ʻAʻohe inoa komo ʻole o ka ʻai.No name prevents food from entering the mouth.
 [Similar to the saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me.”]
154ʻAʻohe i pala ke kope.The coffee berries arent ripe yet.
 [Said to or about a child who is not old enough to attract the opposite sex.]
155ʻAʻohe ipu ʻōpio e ʻole ka mimino i ka lā.No immature gourd can withstand withering in the sun [without care].
 [No child can get along without adult supervision.]
156ʻAʻohe kā he lohe o ko pepeiao huluhulu?Don’t your hairy ears hear?
 [Said in annoyance or disgust for disobedience or heedlessness. The ears are too full of fuzz to let sounds enter.]
157ʻAʻohe kahe o ka hou i ka ʻōʻō kōhi paʻōʻō a kamaliʻi.With the digging implement used by children to dig up leftover potatoes, no perspiration is shed.
 [Said of a task requiring little elfort.]
158ʻAʻohe kahua o nā manu.There is no place for the birds to light.
 [It is very crowded.]
159ʻAʻohe kanaka i ʻeha ʻole i ke aloha.Nobody has ever missed feeling the pang of love.
160ʻAʻohe kanaka kū ākiʻi i ke alo o nā aliʻi.No idleness or standing about with hands on hips in the presence of chiefs.
161ʻAʻohe kanaka o kauhale, aia i Mānā, ua haohia i ka iʻa iki.No one is at home, for all have gone to Mānā, attracted there by small fishes.
 [Said of one who is distracted by an insignificant matter or goes away on any excuse.]
162ʻAʻohe kana mai o ka holo o ka lio ia Hanalē; pākahi a ka lio, pālua a ka lio.How Henry made the horses run; one on a horse or two on a horse.
 [How hunger (Henry) made the fingers work in conveying poi to the mouth — with one fmger and with two.]
163ʻAʻohe kāne hānai nalo.No husband feeds his wife flies.
 [All husbands have some good qualities.]
164ʻAʻohe kio pōhaku nalo i ke alo pali.On the slope of a cliff, not one jutting rock is hidden from sight.
 [All is distinctly seen or known; there isn’t any use in being secretive or finding a place to hide.]
165ʻAʻohe kolopā nānā e une.No crowbar can pry him loose.
 [Said of a very obstinate person.]
166ʻAʻohe komo o kā haʻi puaʻa ke paʻa i ka pā.Other people’s pigs would not come in if the fence were kept in good repair.
 [Be prepared always, and you’ll find yourself free of trouble. Also, evil influence cannot enter when one keeps his own mental realm fortified from within.]
167ʻAʻohe laka o kā haʻi ʻīlio.Other people’s dogs do not mind you.
 [Said as a warning to beware of the gods of others.]
168ʻAʻohe lau komo ʻole.Any leaf goes in.
 [Said of one who does not care whether food is clean or unclean, as long as it suppresses hunger.]
169ʻAʻohe lele ka nalo i kamaliʻi.A fly isn’t made to depart by children.
 [Said in derision of a person who has no more sense than a child.]
170ʻAʻohe lihi i ka pāpaʻa.Absolutely burned to a crust.
 [Completely destroyed.]
171ʻAʻohe lihi ʻike aku i ka nani o Punahoa.Hasn’t known the beauty of Punahoa.
 [Used when the charms of a person or place are unknown. Punahoa is an unusually attractive place.]
172ʻAʻohe like o ka ʻili.The skin is not alike.
 [Some Hawaiians have an aversion to wearing someone else’s clothing, not knowing whether they are equals in bloodline, rank, or background. This saying does not express that they are of a different race, only of different family backgrounds.]
173ʻAʻohe loaʻa i ka noho wale.Nothing is gained by idleness.
174ʻAʻohe loa i ka hana a ke aloha.Distance is ignored by love.
175ʻAʻohe loa i ka leo.A command [of a chief] disregards distance.
 [Distance means nothing when the chief gives his command. First said by Hiʻiaka to her sister Kapo in a chant.]
176ʻAʻohe loea i ka wai ʻōpae.It is no feat to catch shrimps in a freshet.
 [You don’t need experience to do that job. Shrimps were often taken in great numbers by means of wicker platforms placed across mountain streams. In time of freshets they would be swept onto these platforms and gathered.]
177ʻAʻohe lokomaikaʻi i nele i ka pānaʻi.No kind deed has ever lacked its reward.
178ʻAʻohe lolena i ka wai ʻōpae.There must he no slackness when one gathers shrimp in time of a freshet.
 [Let there be no slackers when there is work to be done. Lazy people don’t get anywhere.]
179ʻAʻohe māʻalo kanaka o Hoʻokū.No one passes at Hoʻokū.
 [Said of a place that is avoided by people fearing trouble. At Hoʻokū, the smoke and heat of Pele were feared.]
180ʻAʻohe mālama pau i ka ʻiole.No one who takes care of his possessions has ever found them eaten by rats.
 [When one takes care of his goods he will not suffer losses.]
181ʻAʻohe ma mua, ʻaʻohe ma hope, ʻaʻohe i ka ʻākau, ʻaʻohe i ka hema.Nothing before, nothing behind, nothing at the right, nothing at the left.
 [Utter, absolute poverty.]
182ʻAʻohe māna ʻai loaʻa i ka mea make.Not even a mouthful of food can be obtained from the dead.
 [Consider the living, who may be kindly host or friend.]
183ʻAʻohe manu noho i ka lipo e pakele i ke kāpiʻo.No bird of the deep forest can escape his snare.
 [Said of a person who can win the love of anyone he chooses.]
184ʻAʻohe mea e mānalo ai.Nothing can sweeten it.
 [Nothing can change a bad situation into a good one.]
185ʻAʻohe mea ʻimi a ka maka.Nothing more for the eyes to search for.
 [Everything one desires is in his presence.]
186ʻAʻohe mea koe aku iā Makaliʻi; pau nō ka liko me ka lāʻele.Makaliʻi left nothing, taking [everything] from buds to old leaves.
 [Said of one who selfishly takes all, or of a lecherous person who takes those of the opposite sex of all ages. From a legend surrounding a chief, Makaliʻi, who took from his people until they faced starvation.]
187ʻAʻohe mea koe ma kūʻono.Nothing remains in the corners.
 [Said of one who is extremely generous, giving freely without reservation.]
188ʻAʻohe mea make i ka hewa; make nō i ka mihi ʻole.No one has ever died for the mistakes he has made; only because he didn’t repent.
 [Urges repentance to one’s aumākua. Later came to include the idea of repentance before the Christian God.]
189ʻAʻohe mea nāna e hoʻopuhili, he moho no ka lā makani.There is no one to interfere, for he is a messenger of a windy day.
 [Said in admiration of a person who lets nothing stop him from carrying out the task entrusted to him.]
190ʻAʻohe mea nāna e paʻi i ke poʻo.No one to slap his head.
 [He has no equal in his accomplishments.]
191ʻAʻohe na ia mau mea e uē iā ʻoe, na ke kanaka ʻoe e uē.Things will not mourn you, but people will.
 [Said to one who thinks more of his possessions than of his kinfolk or friends.]
192ʻAʻohe nānā; he holoholona ia he mea ʻuhane ʻole; o ke kanaka nō ka nānā, he mea ʻuhane.Never mind; it is an animal, a soulless creature; take heed of man, for he is a creature with a soul.
193ʻAʻohe nānā i ko lalo ʻai i ke pāpaʻa; e nānā i ko luna o ahulu.Never mind if the food underneath burns; see that the food at the top is not half-cooked.
 [Never mind the commoners; pay attention to the chiefs.]
194ʻAʻohe nao ʻai i ka pāpaʻa.Nothing at all but burnt food to eat.
 [A terrible situation.]
195ʻAʻohe nō hoʻi ou ʻī mai ʻaʻohe wai o lalo.You didn’t tell me that there wasn’t any water below.
 [Why didn’t you warn me? Two men, one totally and one partially blind, wanted to cross Punaluʻu Stream in Kaʻū. The blind one didn’t know his companion was unable to see well. When they reached the bank he asked his companion, “Is there water down there?” The partly blind one replied, “Yes, there is.” So they jumped in with the intention of swimming across. But the stream was dry, and both men suffered broken bones and bruises.]
196ʻAʻohe ʻoe no koʻu hālau.You are not of my shed.
 [Why do you presume to know who my ancestors are?]
197ʻAʻohe o kahi nānā o luna o ka pali; iho mai a lalo nei; ʻike i ke au nui ke au iki, he alo a he alo.The top of the cliff isnt the place to look at us; come down here and learn of the big and little current, face to face.
 [Learn the details. Also, an invitation to discuss something. Said by Pele to Pāʻoa when he came to seek the lava-encased remains of his friend Lohiʻau.]
198ʻAʻohe ola o ka ʻāina i ke aliʻi haipule ʻole.The land cannot live under an irreligious chief.
199ʻAʻohe ōpū malumalu e kanaho ai.Not even a clump of weeds in which to be sheltered.
 [There is nothing to relieve this unpleasant situation.]
200ʻAʻohe paha he ʻuhane.Perhaps [he has] no soul.
 [Said of one who behaves in a shameful manner.]
201ʻAʻohe pahuna ihe hala a ka Maluakele.The Maluakele wind never misses with its spear-like thrusts.
 [Said in praise of one who always gets what he is after.]
202ʻAʻohe pala naio.There isn’t even any excretal residue to feed a pinworm with.
 [It is not worth anything.]
203ʻAʻohe pau ka ʻike i ka hālau hoʻokahi.All knowledge is not taught in the same school.
 [One can learn from many sources.]
204ʻAʻohe pilipili ʻāina wale mai, aia ka iʻa i ke kai.The fish remain at sea and come nowhere near the shore.
 [Said of a person who avoids his friends or relatives.]
205ʻAʻohe pilo uku.No reward is a trife.
 [Even a small gift is appreciated.]
206ʻAʻohe puaʻi leo.Not a sound gushed forth.
 [Not a single word was spoken.]
207ʻAʻohe pueo keʻu, ʻaʻohe ʻalae kani, ʻaʻohe ʻūlili holoholo kahakai.No owl hoots, no mudhen cries, no ʻūlili runs on the beach.
 [There is perfect peace.]
208ʻAʻohe puʻu, ʻaʻohe keʻe.No humps, no bends.
 [Said of a person who is physically perfect.]
209ʻAʻohe puʻu kiʻekiʻe ke hoʻāʻo ʻia e piʻi.No cliff is so tall that it cannot be scaled.
 [No problem is too great when one tries hard to solve it.]
210ʻAʻohe sananā, he mauʻu Hilo.Nothing to shout about, it is only Hilo grass.
 [Said of a trifling matter that is not worth fussing over.]
211ʻAʻohe uʻi hele wale o Kohala.No youth of Kohala goes empty-handed.
 [Said in praise of people who do not go anywhere without a gift or a helping hand. The saying originated at Honomakaʻu in Kohala. The young people of that locality, when on a journey, often went as far as Kapua before resting. Here, they made lei to adorn themselves and carry along with them. Another version is that no Kohala person goes unprepared for any emergency.]
212ʻAʻohe ʻuku lele nāna e ʻaki.Not even flea to bite one.
 [Perfect comfort.]
213ʻAʻohe ʻulu e loaʻa i ka pōkole o ka lou.No breadfruit can be reached when the picking stick is too short.
 [There is no success without preparation.]
214ʻAʻohe ulu ka hoi.The hoi vine does not grow.
 [There is no interest in that. Said by one who lacks interest, or is bored with what is being said or done. A play on hoi (bitter yam) and hoihoi (interest).]
215ʻAʻohe umu moʻa i ka makani.No umu can be made to cook anything by the wind.
 [Talk will not get the umu lighted and the food cooked. This saying originated in Olowalu, Maui, where it was very windy and hard to light an umu.]
216ʻAʻohe waʻa hoʻohoa o ka lā ʻino.No canoe is defiant on a stormy day.
 [It doesn’t pay to venture into the face of danger.]
217ʻAʻohe wāwae o ka iʻa; ʻo ʻoe ka mea wāwae, kiʻi mai.Fish have no feet; you who have feet must come and get it.
 [Said of one who asks for, but doesn’t come to get, what he wants. Any footless creature might be used as an example.]
280E hele ka ʻelemakule, ka luahine, a me nā kamaliʻi a moe i ke ala ʻaʻohe mea nāna e hoʻopilikia.Let the old men, the old women, and the children go and sleep on the wayside; let them not be molested.
 [Said by Kamehameha I.]
452Hānai holoholona, ʻaʻohe lohe i ka ʻohumu.Feed animals and no complaints are heard.
 [A retort by one who is criticized for raising animals instead of children.]
467Hānau ke aliʻi i loko o Holoholokū, he aliʻi nui; hānau ke kanaka i loko o Holoholokū, he aliʻi nō; hānau ke aliʻi ma waho aʻe o Holoholokū, ʻaʻohe aliʻi, he kanaka ia.The child of a chief born in Holoholokū is a high chief; the child of a commoner born in Holoholokū is a chief; the child of a chief born outside of the borders of Holoholokū is a commoner.
 [Holoholokū, sacred birthplace of the chiefs, is in Wailua, Kauaʻi.]
507He ʻaʻaliʻi kū makani mai au; ʻaʻohe makani nāna e kulaʻi.I am a wind-resisting ʻaʻaliʻi; no gale can push me over.
 [A boast meaning “I can hold my own even in the face of difficulties.” The ʻaʻaliʻi bush can stand the worst of gales, twisting and bending but seldom breaking off or falling over.]
544He ao hākumakuma wale nō, ʻaʻohe ua.It is only a lowering, and there will not be any rain.
 [Said of one who frowns and glowers but does nothing to hurt.]
554He ʻauwai ka manaʻo o nā aliʻi, ʻaʻohe maopopo kahi e kahe ai.The minds of chiefs are like a ditch — no one knows whither they flow.
 [No one knows whom or what the chiefs will favor.]
624He iki hala au no Keaʻau, ʻaʻohe pōhaku ʻalā e nahā ai.I am a small hala fruit of Keaʻau, but there is no rock hard enough to smash me.
 [The boast of a Puna man — I am small, perhaps, but mighty.]
638He ʻio au, ʻaʻohe lālā kau ʻole.I am a hawk; there is no branch on which I cannot perch.
 [I can go anywhere I please; I am a chief.]
753Hele nō ka lima; hele nō ka ʻāwihi; ʻaʻohe loaʻa i ke onaona maka.The hand goes; the wink goes; nothing is gained by just looking sweet.
 [Keep the hands occupied with work, then one can afford to make eyes at the opposite sex. Just looking attractive isn’t enough.]
776He luʻu no ke kai paeaea, ʻaʻohe he luʻu no kai mālolo.[He is] a diver of the sea where pole fishing is done and not a diver of the sea where fiying fishes are caught.
 [He does have some knowledge but it is not deep enough to show greater skill.]
780He maiʻa līlā, ʻaʻohe ʻiʻo.A thin banana without substance.
 [Not worth troubling about. Maiʻa can refer to either the fruit or the plant.]
804He manu ke aloha, ʻaʻohe lālā kau ʻole.Love is like a bird — there is no branch that it does not perch upon.
 [Love is an emotion shared by all.]
852He ʻohu ke aloha; ʻaʻohe kuahiwi kau ʻole.Love is like mist; there is no mountain top that it does not settle upon.
 [Love comes to all.]
885He paoʻo ka iʻa ʻaʻohe kāheka lēhei ʻole ʻia.There is no sea pool that a pāoʻo fish does not leap into.
 [An active person is found everywhere]
905He poʻi na kai uli, kai koʻo, ʻaʻohe hina pūkoʻa.Though the sea he deep and rough, the coral rock remains standing.
 [Said of one who remains calm in the face of difficulty.]
964He ʻupena nae; ʻaʻohe iʻa hei ʻole.It is a fine-meshed net; there is no fish that it does not fail to catch.
 [Said of a woman who never fails to attract the opposite sex.]
1242I noho ʻoukou a i pae mai he waʻa o Kahiki-makolena, hopu ʻoukou a paʻa; o ke kahuna ia ʻaʻohe e ʻeha ka ʻili ʻoiai no Kahiki aku ana ka ʻāina.If sometime in the future a canoe from Kahiki-makolena arrives, grasp and hold fast to it. There is the kahuna for you, and your skins will never more he hurt [in war],for the land will someday he owned hy Kahiki.
 [A prophecy uttered by Kaleikuahulu to Kaʻahumanu and her sisters as he was dying. Foreign priests (missionaries) will come. Accept their teachings.]
1244ʻIno ka palu ʻaʻohe e mīkokoi ʻia e ka iʻa.When the bait is not good, fish will not gather to eat it.
 [One knows that goodness and graciousness always attract. Palu is bait of dried, mashed octopus liver.]
1257I puni iā ʻoe o Kaʻū a i ʻike ʻole ʻoe iā Kaʻūloa, ʻaʻohe nō ʻoe i ʻike iā Kaʻū.If you have been around Kaʻū and have not seen Kaʻūloa, you have not seen the whole of the district. Kaʻūloa and Waiōhinu were two stones, wife and husband, that stood in a kukui grove on the upper side of the road between Na’alehu and Waiōhinu. With the passing of time, these stones gradually sank until they vanished completely into the earth. After Kaʻūloa was no longer seen, Palahemo was substituted as the chief point of interest.
1258I puni iā ʻoe o Lānaʻi a i ʻike ʻole iā Lānaʻi-Kaʻula me Lānaʻi-Hale, ʻaʻohe nō ʻoe i ʻike iā Lānaʻi.If you have gone around Lānaʻi, and have not seen Lānaʻi Kaʻula and Lānaʻi Hale, you have not seen all of Lānaʻi.
1298Ka hao a ka makani Kona, ʻaʻohe manu koe o ke kuahiwi.When the Kona wind does its worst, no birds remain in the mountains.
 [When someone goes into a towering rage, everyone flees his presence.]
1402Kaikoʻo ke awa, popoʻi ka nalu, ʻaʻohe ʻike ʻia ka poʻe nāna i heʻe ka nalu.The harbor is rough, the surf rolls, and the rider of the surf cannot be seen.
 [A stormy circumstance with uncertain results.]
1444Kālina ka pono, ʻaʻohe hua o ka puʻe, aia ka hua i ka lālā.The potato hill is bare of tubers for the plant no longer bears; it is the vines that are now bearing.
 [The mother is no longer bearing, but her children are.]
1702Keikei kūlana hale wili, ʻaʻohe mea hana o loko.A fine-looking mill, but no machinery inside.
 [Good-looking but unintelligent. Taken from a hula song.]
1857Kū a keʻokeʻo; ʻaʻohe i hōʻea mai.Have stood until bleached white; no one came.
 [Said of a long, hopeless wait.]
2079Mai nānā i ka lāʻau maloʻo, ʻaʻohe mea loaʻa o laila.Do not pay attention to a dry tree for there is nothing to be gained from it.
 [Nothing is learned from an ignoramus.]
2080Mai nānā i ka ʻulu o waho, ʻaʻohe ia nāu; e nānā nō i ka ʻulu i ke alo, nāu ia.Never mind looking for the breadfruit away out, that is not for you; look at the breadfruit in front of you, that is yours.
 [Be satisfied with what you have.]
2130Malu ke kula, ʻaʻohe keʻu pueo.The plain is quiet; not even the hoot of an owl is heard.
 [All is at peace.]
2427ʻO ka mea makaʻala ʻaʻohe lilo kona waiwai i ka ʻīlio.He who watches does not lose his property to dogs.
 [ʻOne who watches his possessions will not lose them to thieves.]
2574Paʻihi ʻoe lā, lilo i ka wai, ʻaʻohe ʻike iho i ka hoa mua.Well adorned are you, borne along by the water, no longer recognizing former friends.
 [Said of one who grows proud with prosperity and looks down on his friends of less prosperous days. There is a play on wai (water). When doubled — waiwai — it refers to prosperity.]
2602Papani ka uka o Kapela; puaʻi hānono wai ʻole o Kukaniloko; pakī hunahuna ʻole o Holoholokū; ʻaʻohe mea nāna e ʻaʻe paepae kapu o Līloa.Close the upland of Kapela; no red water gushes from Kukaniloko; not a particle issues from Holoholokū; there is none to step over the sacred platform of Līloa.
 [The old chiefs and their sacredness are gone; the descendants are no longer laid to rest at Ka-pela-kapu-o-Kakaʻe at ʻīao; the descendants no longer point to Kukaniloko on Oʻahu and Holoholokū on Kauaʻi as the sacred birthplaces; there is no one to tread on the sacred places in Waipiʻo, Hawaiʻi, where Līloa once dwelt.]
2618Pau pulu, ʻaʻohe lau kanu.Gone, mulch and all; with not even a sweet-potato slip to plant.
 [Utter destruction, with nothing left for a new start.]

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