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hāhā

1. n. four-by-four.
2. vt. to grope, feel, as with the hands.
3. stalk; striped taro leaves boiled or baked and eaten.
4. n. trap made of twigs and small branches, for fresh-water fish.
5. n. lobelias. see below and ālula, ʻōhā, ʻōhā kēpau, ʻōhā wai nui.
6. n. Kauaʻi name for ʻapeʻape, all endemic species of Gunnera, huge leafed forest perennial herbs, with thick, prostrate stems rising at the tip to about 120 cm.

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ʻOih 17:27I ʻimi lākou i ke Akua, inā paha lākou e hāhā a e loaʻa nō ia, ʻaʻole hoʻi ia e lōʻihi aku ʻo kēlā mea kēia mea o kākou;God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.
Kin 27:12A e hāhā mai paha kuʻu makua kāne iaʻu, a e ʻikea auaneʻi au e ia he mea hoʻopunipuni; a e hoʻoili mai au i ka hōʻino ʻia ma luna iho oʻu, ʻaʻole ka hoʻomaikaʻi ʻia.What if my father touches me? I would appear to be tricking him and would bring down a curse on myself rather than a blessing.”
Kin 27:21ʻĪ maila ʻo ʻIsaʻaka iā Iakoba, Ke noi aku nei au iā ʻoe, e neʻeneʻe mai a kokoke, i hāhā aku au iā ʻoe, e kuʻu keiki, i ʻike au ʻo kaʻu keiki ʻo ʻEsau paha ʻoe, ʻaʻole paha.Then Isaac said to Jacob, “Come near so I can touch you, my son, to know whether you really are my son Esau or not.”
Kin 27:22Neʻeneʻe akula ʻo Iakoba i o ʻIsaʻaka lā i kona makua kāne: a hāhā maila ʻo ia iā ia, ʻī maila, ʻO ka leo, ka leo nō o Iakoba, akā, ʻo nā lima, nā lima nō o ʻEsau.Jacob went close to his father Isaac, who touched him and said, “The voice is the voice of Jacob, but the hands are the hands of Esau.”
Kānl 28:29A e hāhā aku ʻoe i ka wā awakea e like me ka makapō i hāhā ai i ka pouli, ʻaʻole e pōmaikaʻi ʻoe ma kou ʻaoʻao; a e hoʻokaumaha wale ʻia ʻoe, a e kāʻili wale ʻia ʻoe i nā lā a pau, ʻaʻohe mea nāna ʻoe e hoʻopakele.At midday you will grope about like a blind person in the dark. You will be unsuccessful in everything you do; day after day you will be oppressed and robbed, with no one to rescue you.
Lunk 16:26ʻĪ aʻela ʻo Samesona i ke keiki e paʻa ana i kona lima, E hoʻomaha mai ʻoe iaʻu i hāhā aku au i nā kia e paʻa ai ka hale, i hilinaʻi hoʻi au ma ia mau mea.Samson said to the servant who held his hand, “Put me where I can feel the pillars that support the temple, so that I may lean against them.”
Ioba 5:14I ke ao hālāwai lākou me ka pouli, A ke hāhā nei lākou i ka wā awakea, e like me ia i ka pō.Darkness comes upon them in the daytime; at noon they grope as in the night.
Ioba 12:25Hāhā lākou i loko o ka pouli ʻaʻohe mālamalama, A e hoʻohīkākā aku ʻo ia iā lākou, me he mea ʻona lā.They grope in darkness with no light; he makes them stagger like drunkards.
ʻIsaia 59:10Ke kolo nei mākou e hāhā i ka pā, me he makapō lā, Ke kolo nei nō mākou, me he mea maka ʻole lā, Kūlanalana mākou i ke awakea, e like me ka pō; Me he poʻe make lā, ma loko o nā wahi momona.Like the blind we grope along the wall, feeling our way like men without eyes. At midday we stumble as if it were twilight; among the strong, we are like the dead.

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