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ʻŌlelo Noʻeau - Concordance


1. n. path, road, trail.
2. n. aisle, as in a supermarket.
3. n. lane, as on a highway or in a bowling alley.
4. s. A path; way; road; often alanui, great road; it is used in some places as synonymous with kuamoo; he kahi e hele ai; kuu aku ana keia i ke ala; po oloko i ke ala. Laieik. 62.
5. vi. to waken, stay awake; awake.
6. v. To wake from sleep; to watch, i. e., to keep from sleep.
7. To rise up, as from a sleeping posture; e hikilele oia ma ka hiamoe ana. Puk. 10:23. Ala ku e, to rise up against one. Puk. 15:7.
8. vi. to rise up, arise, get up, come forward.
9. To rise up, as a new generation of people; to come forward. Lunk. 2:10:
10. Hoo. To cause one to rise; to lift up; to rise from the dead.
11. To raise up; excite to action; to stir up, as the mind. 2 Pet. 3:1.
12. To stir up; excite to evil. Puk. 23:1.
13. To raise up, as a deliverer or benefactor. Lunk. 3:9.
14. swallow, engulf...
15. demon. there (same as the more frequent and -la). cf. e lākou ala, e lauala, e (verb) ala.
16. v. To anoint; to dress a sore or a limb. 2 Sam. 19:24.
17. adj. Spicy; perfumed; aromatic.
18. vs. fragrant, sweet-smelling, perfumed; fragrance, perfume (preceded by ke). fig., esteemed chiefly.
19. s. A variety of kalo, tough and stringy.
20. n. a variety of taro, said to be pungent-smelling when cooked. Varieties are qualified by the terms ʻeleʻele, keʻokeʻo, ʻōpelu; cf. also ʻalaopuna.
21. v. A round, smooth stone; a pebble, such as has been worn by the water; he pohaku maloko o ka muliwai. 1 Sam. 17:40 and 49. Ala o ka maa, a sling stone. Zek. 9:15.
22. adj. Round or oval, as a smooth stone or bullet; hence, heavy; kaumaha, e like me ka ala o kahawai, heavy, as a smooth stone in a water course. see ala, a round, smooth stone.
23. To repair, as a broken down wall. Neh. 3:4;
24. adj. Fair eyed, but blind; ala ka maka, e like mo ko ka elemakule, dim sighted, as an old person.


106ʻAla ke kai o kaʻanae.Fragrant is the soup of a big mullet.
 [A well-to-do person is attractive because of his prosperity. A fat mullet was well liked for broth.]
118ʻAno kaikoʻo lalo o Kealahula, ua puhia ke ʻala ma Puahinahina.It is somewhat rough down at Kealahula, for the fragrance [of seaweed] is being wafted hither from the direction of Puahinahina.
 [There is a disturbance over there, and we are noticing signs of it here. The breeze carries the smell of seaweed when the water is rough.]
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.]
637He inoa ʻala.A fragrant name.
 [Said of a chief whose reputation is good.]
1005Hilo, nahele paoa i ke ʻala.Hilo, where the forest is imbued with fragrance.
 [Hilo’s forest is fragrant with hala and lehua blossoms.]
1177I kahi ʻē nō ke kumu mokihana, paoa ʻē nō ʻoneʻi i ke ʻala.Although the mokihana tree is at a distance, its fragrance reaches here.
 [Although a person is far away, the tales of his good deeds come to us.]
1332Ka iʻa hanu ʻala o kahakai.The fragrant-breathed fish of the beach.
 [The līpoa, a seaweed with an odor easily detected from a distance.]
1433Ka lauaʻe ʻala o Kalalau.Fragrant lauaʻe ferns of Kalalau.
 [Makana and Kalalau, on Kauaʻi, were noted for the growth and fragrance of lauaʻe fems.]
1446Ka līpoa ʻala o Kalauonaona.The fragrant līpoa seaweed of Kalauonaona.
 [The most fragrant līpoa seaweed in Puna, Hawaiʻi, is found at Kalauonaona (also known as Kalauonaone) in Kaimū.]
1458Ka makani hali ʻala o Puna.The fragrance-bearing wind of Puna.
 [Puna, Hawaiʻi, was famed for the fragrance of maile, lehua, and hala. It was said that when the wind blew from the land, fishermen at sea could smell the fragrance of these leaves and flowers.]
1969Lei Hanakahi i ke ʻala me ke onaona o Panaʻewa.Hanakahi is adorned with the fragrance and perfume of Panaʻewa.
 [The forest of Panaʻewa was famous for its maile vines and hala and lehua blossoms, well liked for making lei, so Hilo (Hanakahi) was said to be wreathed with fragrance.]
2255Nā līpoa ʻala o Kawehewehe.The fragrant līpoa of Kawehewehe.
 [The līpoa seaweed of Waikikī, especially at Kawehewehe, was so fragrant that one could smell it while standing on the shore. Often mentioned in songs about Waikīkī.]
2278Nani Puna pō i ke ʻala.Beautiful Puna, heavy with fragrance.
 [Praise for Puna, Hawaiʻi, where the breath of maile, lehua, and hala blossoms are ever present.]
2316Niniu Puna, pō i ke ʻala.Puna is dizzy with fragrance.
 [Puna is a land heavily scented with the blossoms of hala and lehua.]
2670Pohā ka ʻauwae i ka ʻala.A hard rock smacked the chin.
 [He got what was coming.]
2749Puna paia ʻala i ka hala.Puna, with walls fragrant with pandanus blossoms.
 [Puna, Hawaiʻi, is a place of hala and lehua forests. In olden days the people would stick the bracts of hala into the thatching of their houses to bring some of the fragrance indoors.]
2757Pupuka auaneʻi, he inoa ʻala.Homely he may be, but his name is fragrant.
 [He bears an honorable name.]

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