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ʻŌlelo Noʻeau - Concordance

one

one
1. nvs. sand; sandy; silt; poetic name for land (cf. one hānau).
2. s. The sand; ke one o kahakai, the sand of the beach; ke one i Mahinahina; ke lele la ke one i Maoholaia.
3. v. To be sandy; to have sand in plenty; ua one Kaupo, ua ka ka ai i ka lua.

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228ʻAʻole i keʻehi kapuaʻi i ke one o Hauiki.Has not set foot on the sands of Hauiki.
 [One does not know much about a place until one has been there.]
343ʻElo ke kuāua o Ualoa; puaʻi i ka lani, kū kele ke one.Drenching is the shower of Ualoa; the heavens overflow to soak the sands.
 [Very wet weather. A play on ua (rain) and loa (very much). Ualoa is a place name.]
463Hananeʻe ke kīkala o ko Hilo kini; hoʻi luʻuluʻu i ke one o Hanakahi.The hips of Hilo’s multitude were sagging as they returned, laden, to Hanakahi.
 [Used to express the weight of grief, or to mean that a person has a heavy load to carry. Lines from a chant entitled, “Hoe Puna i ka Waʻa.”]
468Haneoʻo amo one.Sand-carrying Haneoʻo.
 [An epithet applied to the kauwā of Haneoʻo, Hāna, Maui.]
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.]
786He maka lehua no kona one hānau.One who has the face of a warrior [loyal and honored] in his birthplace.
928He puhi kumu one, he iʻa ʻino.An eel of the sand bank is a dangerous creature.
 [Said of eels that can travel on the sand and rocks. Tales are told of eels climbing pandanus trees and dropping on persons resting or sleeping under them. Also said of a dangerous person.]
1359Ka iʻa lamalama i ke one.The fish caught in the sand by torching.
 [The ʻōhiki, or sand crab.]
1772Ke one ʻai aliʻi o Kakuhihewa.The chief-destroying sands of Kakuhihewa.
 [The island of Oʻahu. When the priest Kaʻopulupulu was put to death by the chief Kahāhana for warning him against cruelty to his subjects, he uttered a prophecy. He predicted that where his own corpse would lie in a heiau at Waikīkī, there would lie the chief’s corpse as well. Furthermore, he said, the land would someday go to the sea — that is, to a people from across the sea. This was felt to be a curse. When Kamehameha III was persuaded by a missionary friend to move the capital from Lahaina to Oʻahu, a kahuna, remembering the curse, warned him not to, lest the monarchy perish. The warning was ignored, and before the century had passed, the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi was no more.]
1773Ke one ʻanapa o Waiolama.The sparkling sand of Waiolama.
 [This is an expression much used in chants of Hilo, Hawaiʻi. Waiolama is a place between Waiakea and the town of Hilo. It was said to have sand that sparkled in the sunlight.]
1774Ke one kani o Nohili.The sounding sands of Nohili.
 [Nohili is the old name, famed in song and chant, for Barking Sands, Mānā, Kauaʻi. When one slides down the sand hill, it makes a grunting sound.]
1775Ke one kapu o Kahamaluʻihi.The sacred sand of Kahamalu ihi.
 [A city of refuge for those of Waimea, Mānā, and the Kona side of Kauaʻi.]
1776Ke one kuilima laula o ʻEwa.The sand on which there was a linking of arms on the hreadth ofʻEwa.
 [ʻEwa, Oʻahu. The chiefs of Waikīkl and Waikele were brothers. The former wished to destroy the latter and laid his plot. He went fishing and caught a large niuhi, whose skin he stretched over a framework. Then he sent a messenger to ask his brother if he would keep a fish for him. Having gained his consent, the chief left Waikīkī, hidden with his best warriors in the “fish.” Other warriors joined them along the way until there was a large army. They surrounded the residence of the chief of Waikele and linked arms to form a wall, while the Waikīkī warriors poured out of the “fish” and destroyed those of Waikele.]
1777Ke one lauʻena a Kāne.The rich, fertile land of Kāne.
 [Puna, Hawaiʻi, was said to have been a beautiful, fertile land loved by the god Kāne. Pele came from Kahiki and changed it into a land of lava beds, cinder, and rock.]
1778Ke one lei pūpū o Waimea.The sand of Waimea, where shells for lei are found.
 [Waimea, Oʻahu, and Lumahaʻi, Kauaʻi, were the two places where the shells that were made into hat bands were found. Those on Oʻahu were predominantly white and those on Kauaʻi, brown. Not now seen.]
1779Ke one lele o Moʻohelaia.The flying sands of Moʻohelaia.
 [When the sands of Moʻohelaia, Molokaʻi, were blown about by the wind, it was believed that ghosts were present.]
1780Ke one wali o ʻOhele.The fine sands of ʻOhele.
 [ʻOhele is a place in Hilo on the town side of Waiakea, often mentioned in chants of that locality.]
1950Lauahi Pele i kai o Puna, one ʻā kai o Malama.Pele spreads her fire down in Puna and leaves cinder down in Malama.
 [There are two places in Puna called Malama, one inland and one on the shore where black sand (one ʻā) is found.]
2012Liʻuliʻu wale ka nohona i ka lā o Hauola, a holoholo i ke one o ʻAlio.Long has one tarried in the sunlight of Hauola and walked on the sand of ʻAlio.
 [Said in praise of an aged person. There is a play on ola (life) in the name Hauola.]
2217Nā hoa ʻaka o ke one hāuli o ka malama.Laughing friends — when the sands look dark in the moonlight.
 [Said of friends who will laugh and play in the moonlight but who will not lend a hand when daylight and labor come.]
2305Neʻe aku, neʻe mai ke one o Punahoa.That way and this way shifts the sand of Punahoa.
 [Said of a group that divides, or of an undecided person who shifts one way and then another.]
2468ʻOki pau ka hana i ke one kani o Nohili.Strange indeed are the activities at the sounding sands of Nohili.
 [Barking Sands beach of Nohili, Kauaʻi, was believed to be the haunt of ghosts. Said of a person whose behavior is peculiar.]
2536ʻŌpule moe one.ʻŌpule fish that lies on the sand.
 [A shy person who prefers to make himself unobtrusive.]
2582Pākiʻi moe one.Flounder that sleeps in the sand.
 [A term applied jokingly to a flat-nosed person. The pākiʻi is a flat fish whose coloring is like the sand in which it hides.]
2631Piha ʻōpala ke one o Haʻakua.The sand of Haʻakua is flled with rubbish.
 [Said of one who is untidy, or who talks nonsense. Haʻakua is under the Puʻueo end of the railroad bridge that spans the Wailuku River in Hilo, Hawaiʻi.]

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