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ʻŌlelo Noʻeau - Concordance

aloha

aloha
1. nvt., nvs. aloha, love, affection, compassion, mercy, sympathy, pity, kindness, sentiment, grace, charity; greeting, salutation, regards; sweetheart, lover, loved one; beloved, loving, kind, compassionate, charitable, lovable; to love, be fond of; to show kindness, mercy, pity, charity, affection; to venerate; to remember with affection; to greet, hail. Greetings! Hello! Good-by! Farewell! Alas! The common greetings follow:

Aloha ʻoe, may you be loved or greeted, greetings (to one person).
Aloha kāua, may there be friendship or love between us, greetings (to one person); Dear Sir.
Aloha kākou same as above, but to more than one person.
Ke aloha nō! Aloha! Greetings! (The may be prolonged for emphasis.)
The following greetings were introduced after European times:
  - Aloha ahiahi, good evening.
  - Aloha kakahiaka, good morning.
 
2. v. To love; to regard with affection; to desire.
3. To have pity or compassion upon.
4. To show mercy; to be merciful as a habit. Mat. 5:7. To spare; to pity. Ezek. 7:9.
5. To salute at meeting or parting. 1 Sam. 10:4.
6. To salute contemptuously; aloha ino kaua, alas for us two. NOTE.—Aloha, as a word of salutation, is modern; the ancient forms were anoai, welina, &c.
7. Hoo. To give thanks as an act of worship. 1 Oihl. 25:3.
8. s. A word expressing different feelings; as, love; affection; gratitude; kindness; pity; compassion; grief; the modern common salutation at meeting and parting.
9. adj. Loving; beloved; favored.

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4A aloha wale ʻia kā hoʻi o Kaunuohua, he puʻu wale nō.Even Kaunuohua, a hill, is loved.
 [If a hill can be loved, how much more so a human?]
109ʻAle mai ke aloha kau i ka maka.Love comes like a billow and rests before the eyes.
 [Said of an overwhelming love that leaves a constant yearning, with the image of one’s affections ever before one.]
113Aloha mai nō, aloha aku; ʻo ka huhiā ka mea e ola ʻole ai.When love is given, love should he returned; anger is the thing that gives no life.
159ʻAʻohe kanaka i ʻeha ʻole i ke aloha.Nobody has ever missed feeling the pang of love.
174ʻAʻohe loa i ka hana a ke aloha.Distance is ignored by love.
245Awaiāulu ke aloha.Love made fast by tying together.
 [Marriage.]
272ʻEha i ka ʻeha lima ʻole a ke aloha.He is smitten by love, with a pain administered without hands.
 [He is deeply in love.]
310E ʻike i ka hoa kanaka, o kipa hewa ke aloha i ka ʻīlio.Recognize your fellow man lest your love be wasted on a dog.
 [Love man above animals.]
332E lei kau, e lei hoʻoilo i ke aloha.Love is worn like a wreath through the summers and the winters.
 [Love is everlasting.]
333E lei nō au i ko aloha.I will wear your love as a wreath.
 [I will cherish your love as a beautiful adornment.]
513He āhole ka iʻa, hole ke aloha.Āhole is the fish, love is restless.
 [Said of the āhole fish when used in hana aloha sorcery to arouse love.]
517He ʻai kuli ke aloha mai nā kūpuna mai.Love has had a deaf way of its own since the days of the ancestors.
 [A person who is very much in love often does not heed counsel.]
532He aliʻi ka laʻi, he haku na ke aloha.Peace is a chief the lord of love.
 [Where peace is, there love abides also.]
536He aliʻi ke aloha, he kilohana e paʻa ai.Love is like a chief: the best prize to hold fast to.
537He aliʻi ke aloha, he ʻohu no ke kino.Love is chiefy, an adornment for the person.
 [Uttered by Hiʻiaka in a chant to the sister of Lohiʻau.]
556He ʻeʻepa ke aloha, he kulaʻilua.Love is peculiar; it pushes in opposite directions.
 [Love goes two ways — to love and to be loved.]
678He kauā ke kanaka na ke aloha.Man is a slave of love.
683He kēhau hoʻomaʻemaʻe ke aloha.Love is like cleansing dew.
 [Love removes hurt.]
684He keiki aloha nā mea kanu.Beloved children are the plants.
 [It is said of farmers that their plants are like beloved children, receiving much attention and care.]
710He kūmū ka iʻa, muʻemuʻe ke aloha.Kūmū is the fish, bitter is love.
 [An expression used in hana aloha sorcery. It was uttered with the hope that the intended victim would be as conscious of love as of a bitter drop on the tongue.]
722He laukona ke kō, konākonā ke aloha.Laukona is the sugar cane; love is despised.
 [Laukona sugar cane was often used to force the victim of hana aloha sorcery. Instead of falling madly in love, the victim grew to dislike the subject.]
749He lele pā iki kau ka manaʻo; ke aloha kamaliʻi he lālau nō.[An adult] lets his fancy take fight and touches lightly while a child lover reaches out directly.
 [An adult lover dreams, plans, and gently woos; a child is clumsy in his lovemaking.]
750He lele pā iki — ke aloha kamaliʻi.A light touch — so is love among children.
 [Children may imagine themselves in love, but it is only a passing fancy — puppy love. Not so is the love of a mature person.]
765He limu ke aloha, he pakika i ke one o Mahamoku.Love is like the slippery moss on the sand of Mahamoku.
 [One can fall in love before he realizes it.]
771He loli ka iʻa, ʻīloli ke aloha.Loli is the sea creature, passionate is the love.
 [An expression used in hana aloha sorcery when loli was secured as an offering.]
785He maʻi piʻi aliʻi ke aloha.Love is a disease that does not even spare the chiefs.
800He manō ka iʻa hoʻomano ke aloha.Shark is the fish; may love be persistent.
 [An expression used in hana aloha sorcery. A play on manō and hoʻomano (persistent).]
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.]
813He mea aloha ʻia ke kāne i ka ʻili.The husband of the skin is to be loved.
 [One’s husband, who is as close as the skin of one’s body, should always be loved. The term for a husband who is always near, in joy and in sorrow, is “Kāne i ka ʻili.” Such a wife is “ Wahine i ka ʻili.”]
818He milo ka lāʻau, mimilo ke aloha.Milo is the plant; love goes round and round.
 [Said of the milo tree when its leaves, blossoms, or seeds were used by a kahuna who practices hana aloha sorcery.]
846He nōpili ka iʻa, pili paʻa ke aloha.The nōpili is the fish; love clings fast.
 [Said of the freshwater goby (ʻoʻopu) of the nōpili variety, known to climb waterfalls by clinging fast to the wet stones. It was used by kāhuna in hana aloha sorcery.]
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.]
862He ʻolina leo kā ke aloha.A joyousness is in the voice of love.
 [Love speaks in a gentle and joyous voice, not in harshness or gruffness.]
887He pāpaʻa ke kō, paʻa ke aloha.The pāpaʻa is the sugar cane that holds fast to love.
 [Said of the pāpaa variety of sugar cane, used in hana aloha sorcery.]
927He puhi ke aloha, he iʻa noho i ke ale.Love is like an eel, the creature that dwells in the sea cavern.
 [Love makes one restless in the mind, like the writhing of an eel.]
936He pūnāwai kahe wale ke aloha.Love is a spring that flows freely.
 [Love is without bounds and exists for all.]
978He waiwai nui ke aloha; o kaʻu nō ia e pulama nei.Love is a great treasure which I cherish.
 [A common expression in chants and songs.]
986Hihi kaunaʻoa, hihi i Mānā; aloha wale ia lāʻau kumu ʻole.The dodder vine creeps, creeps at Mānā; beloved indeed is the trunkless plant.
 [This saying comes from two lines of a chant. Said of a person with no family background, or to a parasitical person. The kaunaʻoa (dodder vine) is a parasite.]
1061Hoʻohewahewa ke aloha, aia i Puna i Nānāwale.Love failed to recognize him, for it is gone to Puna, to Nānāwale.
 [Said when an acquaintance or friend merely looks at another and offers no greeting. A play on nānā-wale (merely look).]
1165I hoʻokahi kahi ke aloha.Be one in love.
 [Be united in the bond of affection.]
1166I hoʻokahi ka umauma, hoʻokahi ke aloha.All abreast together, one in love.
 [All united in harmony and love.]
1190I ka noho pū ʻana a ʻike i ke aloha.It is only when one has lived with another that one knows the meaning of love.
1284Ka ʻelele leo ʻole o ke aloha.The voiceless messenger of love.
 [A letter bearing words of love and cheer.]
1296Ka hana a ke aloha, he kohu mūheʻe i ke alo pali.The action of a lover is like that of a squid at the face of a precipice.
 [A squid is said to be a creature that goes every which way. A squid-like lover is not to be trusted.]
1434Ka lau ʻoliwa a ke aloha.The olive leaf of love.
 [A gift, kindly given. From the story of Noah’s Ark.]
1452Kama ʻia ke aloha a paʻa i loko.Bind love that it may remain fast within.
 [Be a person who knows love.]
1463Ka makani kāʻili aloha o Kīpahulu.The love-snatching wind of Kīpahulu.
 [A woman of Kipahulu, Maui, listened to the entreaties of a man from Oʻahu and left her husband and children to go with him to his home island. Her husband missed her very much and grieved. He mentioned his grief to a kahuna skilled in hana aloha sorcery, who told the man to find a container with a lid. The man was told to talk into it, telling of his love for his wife. Then the kahuna uttered an incantation into the container, closed it, and hurled it into the sea. The wife was fishing one morning at Kālia, Oʻahu, when she saw a container floating in on a wave. She picked it up and opened it, whereupon a great longing possessed her to go home. She walked until she found a canoe to take her to Maui.]
1638Kauā ke aloha i nā lehua o Kāʻana.Love is a slave to the lehua blossoms of Kāʻana.
 [Kāʻana is a place between Keaʻau and ʻŌlaʻa where travelers used to rest and make lei of lehua. It took many blossoms and much patience to complete a lei. The lei was later given to a loved one.]
2020Lomia a wali i ka wali lima ʻole a ke aloha.Squeezed and crushed by love, who does it without hands.
 [Said of heartrending grief.]
2153Me he lau nō ke Koʻolau ke aloha.Love is like the ends [fingertips] of the Koʻolau breeze.
 [Love is like a zephyr — gentle and invisible but present nevertheless.]
2210Nahā ke kanaka, ka hale o ke aloha.Broken is man, the house of love.
 [One is grieved by the death of a beloved.]
2319Noenoe ke aloha o Kānehoa.Misty is the love of Kānehoa.
 [Said of a friend who departs peevishly. A play on hoa (friend) in the name Kānehoa.]
2453ʻO ke aloha ke kuleana o kahi malihini.Love is the host in strange lands.
 [In old Hawaiʻi, every passerby was greeted and offered food whether he was an acquaintance or a total stranger.]
2454ʻO ke aloha o ke ipo, he wela ia nō ke kino.The love of a sweetheart is like a hot fire within the body.
2523ʻOno kahi ʻao luʻau me ke aloha pū.A little taro green is delicious when love is present.
 [Even the plainest fare is delicious when there is love.]
2535ʻO Poʻo ke koʻa, ka ipu kai aloha a nā aliʻi.Poo is the fishing ground, beloved meat dish of chiefis.
 [Said of Poʻo, a favorite fishing place of the chiefs of Oʻahu, located near Mokumanu. Nuʻuanu Pali is the landmark by which it was located.]
2601Pāpale ʻai ʻāina, kuʻu aloha.The head-covering over the land, my beloved.
 [Said of Kamehameha by his wife, Kaʻahumanu.]
2645Pili aloha ʻo Kona, hoʻoipo i ka mālie.Love remains close to Kona, who woos the calm.
 [Kona is a land beloved for its calm and pleasant weather.]
2750Pūʻolo waimaka a ke aloha.Tears [are] bundles of love.
 [Love brings tears to the eyes.]
2786Ua hilo ʻia i ke aho a ke aloha.Braided with the cords of love.
 [Held in the bond of affection.]
2807Ua kuluma ke kanaka i ke aloha.Love is a customary virtue with man.
 [Man encounters love daily.]
2836Ua ola loko i ke aloha.Love gives life within.
 [Love is imperative to one’s mental and physical welfare.]
2837Ua ola nō i ka pane a ke aloha.There is life in a kindly reply.
 [Though one may have no gift to offer to a friend, a kind word or a friendly greeting is just as important.]
2883ʻUpu mai nei ke aloha.A sudden yearning to see a loved one.
2936Welo ke aloha i ka ʻōnohi.Love flutters to and fro before the eyes.
 [Said of a longing to see a loved one whose image is constantly in mind.]

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