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o

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oa    ob    oc    od    of    og    oh    oi    ok    ol    om    on    oo    op    or    os    ot    ou    ov    ow    ox    oy    oz       

o₁the letter. ʻŌ.

o₂vocative. ē, ē ... ē.

oa

oak    oar    oas    oat    

oa    ob    oc    od    of    og    oh    oi    ok    ol    om    on    oo    op    or    os    ot    ou    ov    ow    ox    oy    oz       -top-  

OʻahuOʻahu. epithets: Oʻahu, child of Lua, Oʻahu a Lua [Lua slept with Papa after Papa became angry about husband Wākea's infidelity: (HM 302)]. The sands of Kā-kuhihewa [an important Oʻahu chief], ke one o Kā-kuhihewa. The chief destroying sands of Kākuhihewa, ke one ʻai aliʻi o Kā-kuhihewa.

oakʻoka. see silky oak.

OaklandʻOkalana.

oaktaga strong cardboard used for posters; also called tagboard. pepa papa ʻoka.

oakumukamu.

oarhoe. steering oar, hoe uli.

oarsmanmea hoe waʻa, hoe waʻa.

oasiswahi uliuli ma ka wao one.

oath₁in court. hoʻohiki, ʻōlelo hoʻohiki, ʻōlelo paʻa. A Hawaiian oath: pau Pele, pau manō (see manō).

oath₂see swear.

oatmealno equivalent; see breakfast food.

oatmealʻokamila. oatmeal flake. ulahi ʻokamila.

oatsʻoka.

ob

obe    obi    obj    obl    obs    obt    obv    

oa    ob    oc    od    of    og    oh    oi    ok    ol    om    on    oo    op    or    os    ot    ou    ov    ow    ox    oy    oz       -top-  

obedienthoʻolono, hoʻolohe, lohena, wiwo.

obesemomona loa, pūhalalū. rare: uhalalē, kualakai.

obeylohe, hoʻolono, wiwo.

obituarymoʻolelo o ka mea ʻakahi nō ā make.

object₁thing. mea. object of a sentence, hope haʻina.

object₂purpose. kumu, mea; mea i kaulona ʻia (rare).

object₃see oppose.

objectalso entry, item. ʻikamu. reference object, as in science. kiko kuhia. see referent.

objectʻōkena

objectʻōkena

objectionkūʻē, kumu hoʻohalahala.

objectivepahuhopu hāiki. see goal.

obligationʻaiʻē (debt).

obligekoi. much obliged, mahalo nui.

obligingʻoluʻolu, lokomaikaʻi.

obliquehiō, lala, ākepakepa, palaʻewa, kūʻewa, aʻe, hīheʻe. cut obliquely, kepa, hoʻokepa, pāhiʻa. to strike obliquely, as wind or wave, pā lala.

obliquesee abdominus oblique muscle.

obliviouspalaka, nānā ʻole.

oblongoloolo, olōlo.

obscenepelapela, haumia, hoʻohilahila. obscene language, ʻōlelo haumia.

obscurepoahi, pōahiahi, poehi, powehi, pōehiehi, pōwehiwehi, pohihihi, pōhihi, pohihiu, , kōliʻu, kōliʻuliʻu. also: pano, panopano, maka pōniuniu, āhiahia, hoʻāhiahi, hea, palaweka, pālauweka, pālaueka, hāpuʻupuʻu, ʻeʻaʻeʻa, pōnalo, ʻaʻaki, pinao. obscure and difficult to understand, ʻike pohihihi, maopopo pohihihi, akaakaʻole.

obscure; misfortunepōnalonalo₂

obscure; misfortunepōnalonalo₂

observantʻiʻike, maka kilo.

observationnānā ʻana, manaʻo, loina.

observationkilona

observation pointhālōna, ʻīmaka.

observatoryhale kilo hōkū. star observatory, hale kilolani, kilolani.

observatoryhale kilo hōkū. see planetarium.

observenānā, nānā pono, hākilo, kilo malama, kilo, haka pono, aua; to observe an order, mālama kauoha; observe closely, kaulona, pau kilo. to observe clouds, nānā ao. to observe fish, kilo iʻa. to observe stars, kilo hōkū. to observe the seas, kilo moana. to observe the winds, as for navigation, kilo makani.

obsessionpulakaumaka

obsidianmākā.

obsoletemake

obstacleālaina, mea alaʻalai, mea keʻakeʻa, puʻupā. fig., puʻu, pali. to meet an obstacle, kuʻia.

obstetriciankauka hoʻohānau, kauka pale keiki

obstinatepaʻakikī, ʻoʻoleʻa, paʻa loa, poʻo paʻa, ʻāʻī ʻoʻoleʻa, lae paʻa. also: hukihuki, hoʻolehelehe nui, uaua, koeʻā, kāʻape.

obstreperouswaha kole, nui ka walaʻau, waha walaʻau, hoʻohaunaele.

obstructālai, ānai, keʻa, hoʻokeʻa, hoʻokāpae, ʻākeʻakeʻa, kualo; pōhākoʻi (rare).

obstructionsee obstruct. to remove obstruction, hoʻokuakahi.

obtainloaʻa.

obtrusivehōʻoiʻoi, mahaʻoi.

obtusekūmūmū, lohi ka noʻonoʻo ʻana. obtuse angle, huina peleleu.

obtusein math. peleleu. obtuse angle. huina peleleu. obtuse triangle. huinakolu peleleu.

obviousmaopopo leʻa, aniani, aliali, aʻiaʻi, mōakaaka, moakaka, mālani, waiho akaaka, ahuwale, waihokāka.

oc

occ    oce    och    oco    oct    

oa    ob    oc    od    of    og    oh    oi    ok    ol    om    on    oo    op    or    os    ot    ou    ov    ow    ox    oy    oz       -top-  

occasion, hanana.

occasionallyaia aku aia mai, kūikawā.

occupantmea noho. house occupant, noho hale.

occupationʻoihana, hana. favorite occupation, hana punahele, meʻe.

occupationalso career. ʻoihana. see business.

occupiedlilo, paʻa.

occupynoho, hoʻonoho (as a house).

occurkupu, hiki mai; ʻowālala, ʻoālala (as a thought).

occurrencehanana.

OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)kuko hoʻokō

oceanmoana (open); kai. ocean depths, hohonu kai. ocean floor, papakū.

oceanalso oceanic. moana. ocean crust. pāpaʻa moana. Pacific Ocean. Moana Pākīpika.

Ocean ʻAilanasee Mokupāpapa.

oceanographykilo moana.

ochermaʻalaea, ʻokele; īheʻekai (used ceremoniously).

oʻclockhola. two oʻclock, hola ʻelua.

ocotilloa kind of cactus. pānini ʻokotio.

octagonhuinawalu.

octagonhuinawalu.

octahedrona space figure with eight faces, in math. paʻaʻiliwalu.

octaneʻokatene.

octavepiʻi pāwalu, lelepuni.

OctoberʻOkakopa.

OctoberʻOkakopa. abb. ʻOk.

octopusheʻe (for various kinds, see Haw.-Eng. entry and entries that follow it). see cowry shell, cuttlefish, squid. octopus tentacle, ʻaweʻawe, ʻawe, ʻawe ule, ʻawe puhi. octopus beak, niho. octopus ink, weka. octopus ink sac, ʻalaʻala. octopus flesh, iho. other parts: pū heʻe, pikapika, pilipili. to fish for octopus, lūheʻe, kilo heʻe, ʻōkilo heʻe, ʻō heʻe. octopus lure, lūheʻe. octopus season, wā heʻe. slightly decomposed octopus, mākole, heʻe mākole, heʻe puhi. mark left on skin by octopus tentacle, ʻōpikopiko. octopus mouth, waha o ka heʻe (liar). a slice of octopus, poke heʻe (a chubby person).

octopushaole definition; squid (local definition). heʻe. see cuttlefish.

od

odd    ode    odi    odo    

oa    ob    oc    od    of    og    oh    oi    ok    ol    om    on    oo    op    or    os    ot    ou    ov    ow    ox    oy    oz       -top-  

oddʻano ʻē, paʻewa, pauʻaka. odd number, helu paʻewa. odds and ends, ʻo kēlā me kēia; kēlā mea kēia mea; hiʻuhiʻu (as of ropes).

odd numberhelu kauʻewa.

OdessaʻOkeka, Odesa.

odiousʻinoʻino.

odorsee smell.

of

off    oft    

oa    ob    oc    od    of    og    oh    oi    ok    ol    om    on    oo    op    or    os    ot    ou    ov    ow    ox    oy    oz       -top-  

ofo, a, , , no. afraid of death, makaʻu i ka make.

of, ko.

offmai (from); ʻē (away). to fall off a box, hāʻule mai ka pahu. Be off! Hele i kahi ʻē! Hele pēlā! Hemū! off-balance, kūlikeʻole.

offalmoka, poka.

offendhoʻohuhū, hoʻonāukiuki, hoʻomaʻau; ʻōlepolepo (fig.). see pulapula₃.

offendeduluhua, ukiuki, kāʻeko.

offensehewa, hala, lawehala, ʻopeni. first offense, hewa mua.

offenseas in sporting events; to play offense. kūlele. see entries below. man offense, i.e. offense for attacking face defense, in basketball. kūlele alo. zone offense. kūlele kāʻei.

offensive foulin team sports such as basketball. kuʻia kūlele. see foul.

offensive linein football. laina kūlele.

offerhāʻawi, .

offeringmōhai (for various kinds, see Haw.-Eng. entry and entries that follow it); church offering, lūlū, hoʻokupu, mahina hou, hānai kahu. also: hai, haina, hai ʻai, kaumaha, kaumaha ʻai, hāuna, hauhāuna, hua mua, uluʻālana; ʻālana, ʻālana aloha, ʻālana kuni, ʻumihau, hoʻāli, hiʻali, mua kau, kahukahu, ʻonou, mea hana, kāmauli, hānai kuahu, pāpāiʻawa, maukoli, papaio, pāpāia, puku.

office₁position. hana, ʻoihana.

office₂room. keʻena, keʻena hana.

officealso department. keʻena, ʻoihana. see entries below and division.

office appliancemīkini keʻena.

office holdernohoʻoihana.

office mailleka kūloko keʻena. see campus mail, internal mail.

Office of Hawaiian AffairsOHA. Keʻena Kuleana Hawaiʻi.

Office of Instructional ServicesOIS. Keʻena Hoʻonohonoho Haʻawina.

officeraliʻi, luna. see warrant officer. high or important officer, luna nui, aliʻi kiʻekiʻe, luna koʻikoʻi. presiding officer, aliʻi hoʻomalu. military officer, aliʻikoa, luna koa, luna kaua. communications officer, lunaʻōlelo. officers in the monarchy and in ancient hawaiʻI: kuhina, kuhina nui, kālaimoku, ilāmuku; kualanapuhi, ikū (see Haw.-Eng. entries and those that follow them for these rare terms), oma.

officeraliʻi moku

officeraliʻi moku

officialsee officer. official business, hana o ke aupuni.

officialas an official representative or language. kūhelu. see unofficial.

off-linedescribing the state of an electronic device not ready to receive data, or not connected to a computer or computer network. pahemo. see on-line. to take off-line, as a computer system. hoʻopahemo.

off-road vehiclegeneral term, as for ATV, dirt bike, 4x4, etc. kaʻa holo ʻāpuʻupuʻu, kaʻa ʻāpuʻu. see all-terrain vehicle.

offsidesin football. mīʻoi. see encroachment. offsides on the offense. mīʻoi na ke kūlele.

offspringkeiki, hānau, pua, pulapula, kupu, hua; hauloliʻi (rare). fig.: ʻanoʻano, ʻohā, makalau, aʻa. one with many offspring, kū ā makalau, lālā ola. without offspring, lālā ʻole.

oftenpinepine, nui. also: maumau, mākena, alapine.

og

ogl    ogo    

oa    ob    oc    od    of    og    oh    oi    ok    ol    om    on    oo    op    or    os    ot    ou    ov    ow    ox    oy    oz       -top-  

ogleʻāwihi, kāluhe.

ogo(seaweed). manauea.

oh

oha    ohi    ohm    oht    

oa    ob    oc    od    of    og    oh    oi    ok    ol    om    on    oo    op    or    os    ot    ou    ov    ow    ox    oy    oz       -top-  

ohauē, auē nohoʻi ē, auwē, , ā; kāhūhū, kāhāhā, kāhīhī, kāhōhō (exclamations of surprise or indignation). to oh and ah, ahē.

oh no!aiā

oh no!aiā

OHAOffice of Hawaiian affairs. Keʻena Kuleana Hawaiʻi.

OhioʻOhaio.

Ohioalso Ohioan. ʻOhaio.

ohma unit of resistance in electricity. ʻome. see ohmmeter, volt.

ohmmeterana ʻome. see ohm.

Ohta-san ʻukuleleʻukulele Ohta-san.

oi

oil    oin    ois    

oa    ob    oc    od    of    og    oh    oi    ok    ol    om    on    oo    op    or    os    ot    ou    ov    ow    ox    oy    oz       -top-  

oilʻaila, hinu, manoʻi, kelekele, kelema, poni. to rub with oil, kākele, kāhinu, poni.

oilvegetable oil. ʻaila meakanu.

oil cankini ʻaila

oil cankini ʻaila

oil or lubricant sprayʻaila kīkī

oil or lubricant sprayʻaila kīkī

oil rigfor drilling oil on either land or sea. wili ʻaila.

oilcankānuku ʻaila.

oilclothpale pākaukau ʻaila.

oilfishwalu, wolu. cf. makuʻu₃.

oilyhinuhinu, hinu, kūhinu, kelekele, kele, ʻūkele, liliha, lihaliha, niuniu, likoliko.

ointmentmea hamo, ʻaila hamo, lāʻau hamo, hinu, mea poni, mea ʻala, nini, kiʻikea.

OISOffice of Instructional Services. Keʻena Hoʻonohonoho Haʻawina.

ok

okh    okl    

oa    ob    oc    od    of    og    oh    oi    ok    ol    om    on    oo    op    or    os    ot    ou    ov    ow    ox    oy    oz       -top-  

O.K.hiki, hiki nō, pololei.

OkhostkʻOkosoka. Sea of Okhostk. ke Kai ʻo ʻOkosoka.

ʻokinaprinter's symbol for single open quote. kaha puanaʻī pākahi wehe.

OklahomaʻOkalahoma.

Oklahomaalso Oklahoman. ʻOkalahoma.

ol

old    ole    oli    oly    

oa    ob    oc    od    of    og    oh    oi    ok    ol    om    on    oo    op    or    os    ot    ou    ov    ow    ox    oy    oz       -top-  

oldkahiko (usually not of people); oʻo, ʻelemakule, luahine. also: mākuakua, makua lua, ʻāluʻa, ʻele-, makule, koloʻuʻa, kolopupū, ʻāleuleu, pāleuleu, pāwelu, māuaua, kūʻolo, ʻāpela, paneʻe, kolepeiaʻalu. see old age, old man, old woman. to cling to old customs, hoʻokahiko.

oldalso olden, used only in special terminology. see middle, new. Old Kingdom, in Egyptology. au palaʻo kūkahiko.

old agewā ʻelemakule, wā luahine, kolopupū. see sayings, ʻauwae₁, hui₆, bone, chin, cowry shell, feeble, rat. fig. and poetic terms: ʻehu ahiahi, haumakaʻiole, pala lau hala, kaʻikōkō, kaukoʻo, kanikoʻo, lāʻele, ō kō kea, puaaneane, puāneane. esteemed terms: hulu, hulu kupuna, hulu makua. derisive terms: ʻauwae lenalena, kolepeiaʻalu, kuʻi lena, nenanena ʻauwae, niho lena, niho kahi.

old fellowʻelekule,ʻolopala.

old maidʻolomeka. see spinster.

old manʻelemakule, ʻolomana. to become an old man, ʻelemakule. to behave like an old man, hōʻelemakule.

old soldierkoa kahiko.

Old TestamentKauoha Kahiko.

old womanluahine; ʻelehine (rare). see hag.

oldensee old.

oldermua, hiapo (of children in a family).

oldestmakua, kuapapa.

old-fashionedhoʻokahiko, ʻano o ke au kahiko.

oleanderʻoliana, ʻoliwa, nohomālie.

oleomargarinealso margarine. makalina.

Oliarus tamehamehaplanthopper. ʻūmiʻilau.

oliveʻoliwa, oliva.

olivineno equivalent. rock with olivine, pōhaku pele ʻōmaʻo. sand with olivine, one ʻōmaʻo.

olivineʻomaʻohaku.

-ologyscientific study of something. kālai-. scientific study of something with no specific intent to influence change. huli-.

OlympiaʻOlumepia.

olympicalso olympics. ʻolumepika. see Olympus. Olympic Winter Games. Pāʻani ʻOlumepika Hoʻoilo.

OlympusʻOlumepika. see olympic. Mount Olympus; Olympus Mons, a volcano on Mars. Mauna ʻOlumepika.

om

oma    ome    omi    omn    

oa    ob    oc    od    of    og    oh    oi    ok    ol    om    on    oo    op    or    os    ot    ou    ov    ow    ox    oy    oz       -top-  

Omanalso Omani. ʻOmana.

OmegaʻOmeka.

omelethua pākā, hua palai i kaʻawili ʻia.

omenʻōuli, hōʻailona. see mud hen, thunder. to tell omens, haʻiʻōuli, nānā uli, kilo.

ominoushōʻailona pōʻino.

omissionmea i waiho ʻia, mea i kāpae ʻia, hōʻalo, ʻalo ʻana.

omitwaiho, kāpae, hōʻalo.

omnipotentmana loa.

omnivorealso omnivorous. hamuʻakoʻa.

on

ona    onc    one    oni    on-    onl    ono    ons    ont    on-    onw    ony    

oa    ob    oc    od    of    og    oh    oi    ok    ol    om    on    oo    op    or    os    ot    ou    ov    ow    ox    oy    oz       -top-  

oni, ma, maluna o, maluna, luna, nuna, luna o.

on timei ka hola kūpono.

onanismpīkoikoi. see masturbate. to practice onanism, haʻakoi.

oncehoʻokahi wā, kekahi wā, pākahi, kuakahi. Once upon a time, i hoʻokahi manawa.

oneʻekahi, ʻakahi (counting in a series); hoʻokahi, kahi, kekahi; hapa- (in fractions). one quarter, hapahā. one eighth, hapawalu. the one who, ka mea i, ka, ke, ka i, ka e. one at a time, one by one, pākahi. to make as one, hoʻokahi.

one and one-half spaceas on a typed document. koana pākahi me ka hapalua.

one cellalso one-celled; single cell, single-celled. hunaola kahi.

one manalso point guard, in basketball. kūkahi. see guard.

one propertyin multiplication. ʻanopili ʻekahi (preceded by ke).

one-and-one free throwin basketball. noa hou.

one-masted vesselkia kahi.

onenesshoʻokahi.

onerousluʻuluʻu, kaumaha.

onesplace value, in math. kūana ʻekahi.

one-sidedkapakahi, hōʻewa; pāʻaoʻao (rare).

one-wayas a street or trip. holokahi. see round trip.

onionʻakaʻakai (for various kinds, see Haw.-Eng. entry and entries that follow it); naku, mahina.

oniongreen onion with a purple bulb becoming white close to the tip. ʻoʻa. having a white bulb with purple inside. lina.

onionʻakaʻakai poepoe

onionʻakaʻakai poepoe

onion maggotilo ʻakaʻakai.

on-linedescribing the state of an electronic device ready to receive data, connected to a computer network, or accessible by means of a computer or computer network. paʻeʻe. see off-line. to bring on-line, as a computer system. hoʻopaʻeʻe.

onlywale nō, wale. one only, hoʻokahi wale nō, kiakahi. only if, only when, aia nō ā.

onomatopoeiahuaʻōlelo hoʻopilipili leo. examples of sounds believed onomatopoeic: ʻekelo (mynah bird); ō (peacock); kokō (hen, as after laying an egg); pūkōkō (hen in alarm); kōlea, kolekolea (kōlea bird); kolokolo (turkey gobbler); pōkeokeo (turkey hen); lawekeō (stilt bird); liʻoliʻo (liʻo bird); ōwī (ʻōʻū bird); ʻūlili (ʻūlili bird); kue (petrel bird); ʻowā (ʻaukuʻu bird); māʻāʻā (sheep, goat); , (pig); ʻolāʻolā (water); kuekue (tapping). see baa, bowwow, bray, cluck, cock-a-doodle-doo, coo, grunt, heehaw, honk, mew, moo, neigh, peep, quack, shish.

onsethoʻomaka ʻana, ʻiliki.

onsetof a syllable, in linguistics. kaʻi.

onslaughtpoʻipū, puaʻō, ʻūpā.

OntarioʻOnekalio, Onetario.

on-the-job trainingaʻoāhana

onwardi mua, mamua, hele i mua, holo i mua.

onyxʻonika, kalekonuka.

oo

ooz    

oa    ob    oc    od    of    og    oh    oi    ok    ol    om    on    oo    op    or    os    ot    ou    ov    ow    ox    oy    oz       -top-  

oosee digging stick, honey eater.

oozeū, , nono, hānono, hānonono, pīpī wai, pāhūhū.

op

opa    ope    opi    opo    opp    opt    

oa    ob    oc    od    of    og    oh    oi    ok    ol    om    on    oo    op    or    os    ot    ou    ov    ow    ox    oy    oz       -top-  

opalʻopola

opalʻopola

opaqueaʻiaʻi hauʻoki. see transparent.

openthere is no general term; the main usages follow:

openas for business; unlocked; ajar. hemo. see entries below and bracket, imu, leaf, parenthesis. spread open; also blossoming, blooming, as a flower. mohala. wide open. hāmama. open reel, as for fishing. wiliaho hāmama. to open an imu. huaʻi i ka imu.

openas a primary election. kūākea. see closed. open primary. wae moho kūākea.

opento complete, as an electric circuit. hoʻokuʻi. see break.

openas a frame in a computer program. kaʻakaʻa. see close, closed. open frame. mōlina kaʻakaʻa. to open, as a file. wehe.

opento be open, as for a play in basketball. hemo. to get oneself open. hoʻohemo.

open housesee open.

open-ended questionninau hoʻomohala manaʻo.

openersee can opener.

openercan opener. mea wehe kini.

openhandedlima hāmama, hāʻawi lokomaikaʻi.

openheartedpuʻuwai hāmama.

openingpuka, wehena, wehe ʻana, waha, hoʻowaha, mōhala, ʻīpuka; huʻena (as of oven); ʻuiki, ʻuwiki, huaʻina, puma. see open.

openingas of a story. hoʻomaka. see body, closing, topic sentence. opening ceremonies. wehena papahana.

operakeaka mele.

operandas a digit in a computer mathematical operation. pākō. see operator.

operateʻoki, kaha (surgically); hana (do).

operating systemas for a computer program. pae ʻōnaehana.

operationʻoki.

operationin math. hana hoʻomākalakala. order of operations in math problems. kaʻina hoʻomākalakala. inverse operation. hana hoʻomākalakala huli hope.

operatoras a sign in a computer mathematical operation. haʻi hoʻokō. see operand.

operculumpani pūpū.

ʻopihisee limpet.

opinionmanaʻo. to state opinion, haʻi manaʻo. to seek or change an opinion, huli manaʻo. in my private opinion, i kuʻu manaʻo wale nō.

opinion surveyanamanaʻo.

opinionsnā manaʻo, mananaʻo.

opiumʻopiuma.

opossumʻopakuma,ʻopekama.

opossumʻopakuma. North American opossum. ʻopakuma ʻAmelika ʻĀkau.

opponenthoa paio, mea kūʻē, ʻaoʻao kūʻē.

opponentas in a sporting event. hoa paio.

opportunitymanawa kūpono.

opposekūʻē, ālai, ānai, keʻa, keʻakeʻa. also: pākuʻi, , pūkani lua, ʻāʻumeʻume, ʻauwaepuʻu. rare: kēueue, naʻinaʻi.

oppositekūʻē, ʻēʻē, hulina alo. see opposition. opposite meaning, manaʻo kūʻē.

oppositeʻēkoʻa. see side, of a triangle. to be the opposite of. ʻēkoʻa me.

oppositehoa ʻēkoʻa

oppositehoa ʻēkoʻa

opposites propertyin math. ʻanopili o ka ʻēkoʻa (preceded by ke).

oppositionkūʻēʻē, ʻaoʻao kūʻē, hana kūʻē, ʻāʻumeʻume, noho keʻe. to stir up oppposition, hoʻokūʻēʻē.

oppresshoʻoluʻuluʻu, hoʻoluhi hewa, hoʻokaumaha, hoʻokoʻikoʻi, hoʻokuapaʻa, hōʻeha. also: hoʻolaukōnā, pākuʻi, hoʻokē, hoʻopaʻu, hoʻokākāuha, ʻaʻe, hoʻomauleho, kalaʻihi, hoʻomauhaʻalina.

optical illusionkuhi hewa o ka maka.

opticsʻānohi

optionas on a computer keyboard. koho. option key. pihi koho (preceded by ke).

or

ora    orb    orc    ord    ore    org    ori    orn    oro    orp    ort    

oa    ob    oc    od    of    og    oh    oi    ok    ol    om    on    oo    op    or    os    ot    ou    ov    ow    ox    oy    oz       -top-  

oraiʻole, ā ... paha; o (lest). two or three, ʻelua ā ʻekolu paha.

oraclehaka (medium).

oracle gourdipu ʻōlelo.

oracle towerlananuʻu mamao, nananuʻu mamao, lananuʻu, nuʻu, lana, ʻanuʻu (on heiau). a part of the tower, lewaanuʻu (rare).

oralhaʻi waha.

oralhaʻi waha. see paraphrase, written. oral communication. kaʻaʻike haʻi waha, kaʻaʻike waha. oral literature. moʻokalaleo haʻi waha. oral report. hōʻike. haʻi waha, ʻōlelo hōʻike. oral report, presented as a speech. haʻiʻōlelo hōʻike.

oral cavityin linguistics. haka waha.

oral reprimandalso to scold. nuku.

orangeʻalani (the fruit or tree).

orange juicewai huaʻai ʻalani

orange juicewai huaʻai ʻalani

orange tree frogpoloka kau lāʻau ʻālani.

orange-yellowmelemele ʻili ʻalani.

orangutanʻoulanakana.

oratekākāʻōlelo, haʻiʻōlelo.

orationhaʻiʻōlelo hoʻohanohano (eulogistic).

oratorkākāʻōlelo, haʻiʻōlelo.

oratorykākāʻōlelo.

oratorytraditional elements of Hawaiian poetry, story telling, oratory, and narration. meiwi.

orbicularis oristhe muscles surrounding the mouth and lips. mākala nuku.

orbitala pōʻai, apo hele.

orbitala pōʻai. to orbit. pōʻai.

orchardmāla lāʻau huaʻai, kīhāpai.

orchestrahui hoʻokani pila, pāna. cf. hui puhiʻohe.

orchidʻokika; ʻokika honohono; ʻawapuhi-a-Kanaloa.

ordainponi, hoʻoponi, hoʻokahuna.

ordealpōpilikia, hana nui, hana pūʻikaʻika, hana ʻehaʻeha, ʻawa.

order₁command. kauoha (general; to send for, as groceries); kēnā, hoʻokēnākēnā, ʻōlelo kauoha, hoʻopaʻa. money order, pepa kīkoʻo kālā. postal money order, pila kīkoʻo hale leka. by order of, ma ke kauoha a. to give orders, kauoha, kuhikuhi.

order₂arrangement. hoʻonohonoho ʻana, papa, noho papa, hoʻonoho papa, ponopono, kaʻina, moekahi. in perfect order, pono. to put to order, hoʻoponopono, hoʻopapa, kuene; haku, hakuhaku (rare). word order, kaʻina o nā hua ʻōlelo. to call to order, as a meeting, hoʻomalu.

order₃see in order to.

ordermoney order. pila ʻoka kālā. order form. palapala ʻoka. purchase order (PO). palapala ʻoka kūʻai.

orderalso sequence. kaʻina. alphabetical order. kaʻina pīʻāpā. order of operations in math problems. kaʻina hoʻomākalakala. to put in order or sequence. hoʻokaʻina. to coordinate or put in order. hoʻolaukaʻi.

order of magnitudein math. kūlana pāhoʻonui.

ordered pairtwo numbers used to give the location of a point on a graph, in math. paʻa helu kuhikuhina.

orderly (medical aide)kanaka kōkua

orderly (medical aide)kanaka kōkua

ordinal numberhelu kaʻina. see cardinal number.

ordinal numberhuahelu kaʻina

ordinal numberhuahelu kaʻina

ordinanceʻōlelo kūpaʻa, kānāwai.

ordinancea municipal regulation. kānāwai kūloko. see law, statute.

ordinarymaʻamau, laha, mea loaʻa wale, aʻe nei, pākūwā, pākūā. ordinary person, kanaka aʻe nei nō; kiʻi maka liʻiliʻi. having ways of ordinary folk, haʻahaʻa; waikanaka (rare).

ordinationʻolinakio.

oreʻōhaʻi.

OregonʻOlekona, Oregona.

Oregonalso Oregonian. ʻOlekona, ʻOregona.

organ₁musical instrument. ʻokana. hand organ, ʻokana wili lima. mouth organ, pilapuhipuhi.

organ₂part. mahele. internal organs, loko.

organas of an animal. lōkino. organ system. ʻōnaehana lōkino.

organ pipe cactuspānini ʻokana.

organdyʻokanaki.

organicʻokanika.

organicrelating to the branch of chemistry concerning the carbon compounds of living things. paʻupopo.

Organic ActKānāwai Kumu, Kānāwai ʻOkanika.

organismmeaola. microorganism. meaola māiki.

organizationhui, ʻahahui, kūkulu ʻana, kūkunu ʻana, hoʻonoho ʻana.

organizekūkulu, kūkunu, hoʻohui, hoʻonohonoho.

organophosphateʻoraganoposopahate.

orgasmleʻa.

OrientHikina.

orientationas of a page in a computer program. kuana pepa. landscape orientation. kuana moe. portrait orientation. kuana .

originkinohi, hoʻomaka ʻana, kumu; kumu honua (of the earth); kumulipo.

originof the world; creation. kumu honua. see creation. of a graph. piko pakuhi, piko. root, source, or derivation, as the etymology of a word. molekumu.

originalkumu. original document, palapala kumu.

originalalso master copy, a master used for making additional copies. kope kumu.

original jurisdictionin law. mana hoʻokolokolo maka mua.

originatesee begin.

oriolemanu ʻoliō.

OrionʻOliona. stars in Orion's belt, Maiakū. stars in Orion's belt and sword, Nā-kao.

orissee orbicularis oris.

ornamentwehi, kāhiko, kīnohi, hoʻokāhiko; beautiful ornament, linohau.

ornamentwehi. Christmas tree ornament. wehi lāʻau Kalikimaka. see Christmas ball.

orographicdealing with mountains. pili pali. orographic rainfall. ua pili pali.

oropharynxthe lower part of the pharynx contiguous to the mouth, in anatomy. haka moni o waena. see pharynx.

orphankeiki makua ʻole, kama lele. Weeping for an orphan child, no parents, woe! e uē nō anei, he keiki makua ʻole, ʻaʻohe mākua, uē hoʻi ē!

orthodontistkauka hoʻopololei niho.

orthographysee spelling.

os

osc    osp    oss    ost    

oa    ob    oc    od    of    og    oh    oi    ok    ol    om    on    oo    op    or    os    ot    ou    ov    ow    ox    oy    oz       -top-  

oscillatelewalewa, lewa, uene, uwene.

ospreyʻokepela.

ossifrageʻokepelaka.

osteomalaciaʻea wāhi paʻa.

osteopathkauka lomilomi.

osteopathyalso to practice osteopathy. haʻihaʻi iwi. osteopath. kauka haʻihaʻi iwi.

ostracoda tiny crustacean having a shrimplike body enclosed in a hinged bivalve shell. ʻoliliko.

ostrichʻakolika, ʻokekelika, oseterika, ʻokelekelika.

ot

oth    ott    

oa    ob    oc    od    of    og    oh    oi    ok    ol    om    on    oo    op    or    os    ot    ou    ov    ow    ox    oy    oz       -top-  

otherkekahi, ʻē aʻe, ʻē.

otherwiseakā naʻe, ma kekahi ʻano ʻē aʻe. There was much rain, otherwise everything was fine, ua nui ka ua, akā naʻe maikaʻi nō nā mea apau.

otterʻota.

ou

ouc    oug    oun    our    ous    out    

oa    ob    oc    od    of    og    oh    oi    ok    ol    om    on    oo    op    or    os    ot    ou    ov    ow    ox    oy    oz       -top-  

ouchauē, auwē, auwī.

ouch!aiā

ouch!aiā

oughtpono. You ought to go, he mea pono iāʻoe ke hele.

ounceʻaunaki, ʻaunake, ʻauneki.

ounceʻauneki. abb. ʻan. fluid ounce. ʻauneki wai. abb. ʻan w.

our₁singular possessed object, dual, inclusive. kō kāua (o-class); kā kāua (a-class).

our₂singular possessed object, dual, exclusive. kō māua (o-class); kā māua (a-class).

our₃singular possessed object, plural, inclusive. kō kākou (o-class); kā kākou (a-class).

our₄singular possessed object, plural, exclusive. kō mākou (o-class); kā mākou (a-class).

our₅plural possessed objects, dual, inclusive. o kāua (o-class); a kāua (a-class).

our₆plural possessed objects, dual, exclusive. o māua (o-class); a māua (a-class).

our₇plural possessed objects, plural, inclusive. o kākou (o-class); a kākou (a-class).

our₈plural possessed objects, plural, exclusive. o mākou (o-class); a mākou (a-class). There are 16 common translations of English our. For other uses of k-less (zero-type) possessives, (Gram. 9.6.3).

oursno kāua, no māua, no kākou, no mākou, na kāua, na māua, na kākou, na mākou. see our.

oustkipaku, hoʻokuke, ualehe, kūlē.

outwaho, i waho, mawaho; pio (extinguished). rare: hauka, ʻauka (in games).

outin baseball. ʻauka. to tag or strike out. hōʻauka. in volleyball. hala akula i waho. side out. hāʻawi i ke kinipōpō i kekahi ʻaoʻao. time out, in team sports such as volleyball. manawa hoʻomaha.

out of breathpapauaho

out of breathpapauaho

outburst, pahū.

outcastkauā, kauwā (for various qualifiers, see Haw.-Eng. entry and entries that follow it; also see lae and qualifiers). uncomplimentary epithets: heana kanaka (intended for human sacrifice); makawela, limu pae, luaʻi pō, lauʻī pekepeke, lele koaʻe, palani, pie ueue, auwehekika, hūpoenui, ʻōhao ʻīlio. see vagabond. places where outcasts were drowned: kai heheʻe.

outcomea possible result in a probability experiment, in math. hopena. equally likely outcomes. like ka papaha o mea e loaʻa ana.

outcropmea hū honua.

outcryoho, hoʻōho, ohooho, hoʻōhooho.

outdohoʻokela; oko (rare).

outdoorkaupokulani. see indoor. outdoor concert. ʻaha mele kaupokulani. outdoor market. mākeke kaupokulani. outdoor sport. haʻuki kaupokulani.

outdoorso waho.

outerwaho, o waho, kūwaho.

outer planethōkūhele o waho loa.

outfittedhoʻolako ʻia; lilihua (rare).

outhousewahi hoʻopau pilikia, hale liʻiliʻi, lua liʻiliʻi, lua, hale lua. rare: luahaka, auolo, ʻauwaha, auhā.

outlawmea pale kānāwai. to break laws, act as an outlaw. pale kānāwai. to make something illegal. pāpā kānāwai.

outletpukana, puka wai, makawai. electric outlet, kumu hoʻopuka uila.

outletelectrical outlet. puka uila. see plug.

outlinea summary using letters and numbers in headings to indicate topics and subtopics. ʻolokeʻa. see Hawaiian entry ʻolokeʻa. document outline, as in a computer program. ʻolokeʻa palapala. to outline. hōʻolokeʻa.

outlineas a line marking the outer limits of an object or figure. mahaka. to outline, as type on a computer or in typesetting. hoʻomeheu. outlined. meheu.

outputas in a computer program. huapuka. see input. to output. kāhuapuka. to output data. kāhuapuka ʻikepili. output device. hāmeʻa huapuka.

output traypā pepa₂

output traypā pepa₂

outrigger boomʻiako.

outrigger canoewaʻa.

outrigger floatama, iama. end of float, lupe. leaping float end, lele lupe (emotion). Kī-lau-ea is overturned like a canoe outrigger, kahuli Kī-lau-ea mehe ama waʻa lā.

outsidewaho, i waho, mawaho, kō waho, kūwaho.

outside setto make an outside set, in volleyball. hānai lōʻihi.

outsiderkanaka ʻē, kanaka o waho; lauhulu (fig.).

outstandingpoʻokela, kau i ka wēkiu, kū kahi. also: kūlia, kakahi. outstanding debt, ʻaiʻē kaʻa ʻole.

outstretchedkākāuha.

outwardsee outer.

outwardhaʻawaho.

outwitlanakila.

ov

ova    ove    ovi    ovo    ovu    

oa    ob    oc    od    of    og    oh    oi    ok    ol    om    on    oo    op    or    os    ot    ou    ov    ow    ox    oy    oz       -top-  

ovaloloolo, olōlo, ʻomoʻomo, pōʻai lōʻihi, poepoehāwaʻe, poepoepīkoi, hualala.

ovalpōʻai lōʻihi, ʻololaha. see ellipse.

ovarylōkino huaʻine. see ovulate, ovum.

ovenimu (for various kinds, see Haw.-Eng. entry and entries that follow it); umu, ʻoma, ʻoma pukikī; umu pao, imu pao (above ground); umu lepo (earth). oven house, hale umu. to lay, as an oven, haka. to tend an oven, oven tender, kahu umu. oven cooking, kahuna. leaf lining of oven, pale.

ovenbroiler oven. ʻoma kōʻala. microwave oven. ʻomawawe.

over₁above. luna, i luna, maluna, i nuna. over and above, ʻoi aku, pākeu, ā ʻoi.

over₂completed. pau.

over₃again. hou. do over, hana hou. do over and over, hana hou ā hana hou; kaʻawelekā (rare).

over the linein volleyball. kaʻahi hewa, keʻehi hewa.

overactivelapa.

overallslole wāwaeʻepane.

overallscoveralls. lole wāwae kāʻawe, lole wāwae ʻepane.

overallswāwae ʻēpane, ʻaʻahuwāwaeʻepane

overallswāwae ʻēpane

overbearinghoʻokelakela, hoʻokiʻekiʻe, ʻaʻano. also: kaʻaluna (fig.), kanaie, hoʻokanaie, hoʻolanakila, mahalua.

overboardi ke kai. jump overboard, lele i ke kai. throw overboard, kiloi i loko o ke kai, kāwaʻa.

overcastʻōmalu, ʻōmalumalu, ʻomamalu, hoʻomalu, hoʻōmalumalu, lāuli, hoʻohaha.

overcome₁to defeat. lanakila, hoʻopio, holopapa.

overcome₂defeated. pio, puni.

overcome₃possessed, as by emotion, as fear, passion, joy, grief. loʻohia, ilihia, ulupuni, ʻōkā, auālipo.

overcookedmoʻa loa; moʻa palahē, palakahuki, paluhē (as meat). also: ahulu, wahulu.

overdoseto overdose on drugs. pākela ʻai lāʻau.

overeatpākela ʻai, ahu ʻai, kuenenuʻu. see eat. discomfort from overeating, ʻōpihapiha.

overestimatekohoʻoi. see underestimate.

overfamiliaritypākela mahaʻoi; nole (rare).

overflow, hālana, hālanalana, hānana, hanini, hoʻohanini, piʻipiʻi, wai piʻi, waikahe, wai hū, huana, ʻoloʻolo, holomoku, holomokuna, kūmoho.

overflow erroras on a calculator display. .

overgrowthuluāhewa, hihipeʻa.

overhangluhe, loʻu.

overheatedahuliʻu, hahana.

overladenluʻuluʻu, ʻoloʻolōna.

overlapkau iho kekahi maluna o kekahi, ʻiliʻili; ʻunuʻunu (in sewing); kuipapa (as feathers in a lei).

overlapas shingles on a roof. ʻunuʻunu. see flush.

overlapkaulapa

overlaypale; hoʻopapa (as shingles).

overloadhoʻouka nui, hoʻoluʻuluʻu loa.

overlook₁look over. nānā maluna aʻe, hālō.

overlook₂miss. hala, palaka.

overlook₃condone. waiho mālie, kaumalumalu.

overpoweringmana nui, poʻikū.

overridemauʻaʻe (as a veto).

overrideto override, as in a computer program. mauʻaʻe.

overripesee ripe.

overrunholopapa.

overseerluna, luna hana, luna kiaʻi, luna hoʻohana, nuna, haku, haku hana.

oversexedkola mau; puni kāne (of females); puni wahine (of males); kuko makapehu, pākīai.

overshadowhoʻomalumalu, hoʻoūmalu, pāpale, ʻeʻaʻeʻa.

oversightʻalo ʻana.

oversizednui loa, nui maluna o ka mea maʻamau, hālala.

oversleephiamoe loa, moe loa.

over-the-counterkūʻai wale. see prescription. over-the-counter drug or medication. lāʻau kūʻai wale.

overthrowkahuli, hoʻokahuli, hiolo, hoʻohiolo, kulaʻi, kulaʻina, huli pū, hulihia. also: ʻōpeʻa, auhuli, olopē, pōluku.

overtimekaulele. overtime pay. uku kaulele. overtime hours. hola kaulele. overtime work. hana kaulele.

overtime payuku kaulele.

overturnkahuli, huli pau, huli pū, hulihia, hoʻ ohuli, auhuli. also: lumi, meʻea, ʻōpeʻa, ʻōlepe, kīpau, kualono. see ex., outrigger float.

overturninghulina.

overwhelmpoʻipū, popoʻi, uhi, lalawe, lumaʻi, holomoku, holomokuna. Suffering of love is overwhelming, here in my heart ((PH 178)), ʻo ka ʻeha a ke aloha ke lalawe nei, eia lā i loko, i kuʻu manawa.

overwhelmedpaʻuhia, loʻohia, lumi, pōkaʻakaʻa, kapakū.

overworkhoʻopaʻū. also: hoʻokauā, hoʻomauleho, hoʻopaʻaua.

ovipositorʻō hāʻule hua.

ovoidpaʻaʻololaha.

ovulatehoʻokuʻu huaʻine. see ovary, ovum.

ovumhua.

ovumin biology. huaʻine. see ovary, ovulate, sperm.

ow

owe    owl    own    

oa    ob    oc    od    of    og    oh    oi    ok    ol    om    on    oo    op    or    os    ot    ou    ov    ow    ox    oy    oz       -top-  

oweʻaiʻē.

owlpueo, ululā, iana, moʻo lele. owl snare, pehe.

owlelf owl. pueo peke. great horned owl. pueo kiwi hulu. owl monkey. keko pueo.

ownponoʻī, kuleana, kipona, ʻona. I own the house, noʻu ponoʻī ka hale. This is my own, naʻu ponoʻī. own native land, ʻāina kulāiwi. your own book, kā kō iwi puke.

ownermea, ʻona, haku. house owner, mea hale, ka mea nona ka hale. canoe owner, mea waʻa.

ownershipno ... ka mea, kuleana. common ownership, kuleana waiwai like.

ox

oxa    oxf    oxi    oxy    

oa    ob    oc    od    of    og    oh    oi    ok    ol    om    on    oo    op    or    os    ot    ou    ov    ow    ox    oy    oz       -top-  

oxpipi kauō, pipi kauwō.

oxalic acid.ʻokakalika ʻakika.

OxfordʻOkapoka, Okafoda. Oxford University, Kulanui o ʻOkapoka.

Oxfordsaddle shoe. kāmaʻa ʻili helei.

oxideʻokesaside. cupric oxide. kupuriku ʻokesaside. ferric oxide. feriku ʻokesaside. ferrosoferric oxide. ferosoferiku ʻokesaside. ferrous oxide. ferousa ʻokesaside.

oxidizealso oxidized. kāʻokikene.

oxilatecalcium oxilate. kalipuna ʻokesailihate.

oxygenea ola māmā, ʻokikene.

oxygenʻokikene. oxygen tank. kini ʻokikene. oxygen-carbon dioxide cycle. pōʻaiapuni ʻokikene kalapona ʻokikene lua.

oy

oys    

oa    ob    oc    od    of    og    oh    oi    ok    ol    om    on    oo    op    or    os    ot    ou    ov    ow    ox    oy    oz       -top-  

oysterʻōlepe. see pearl oyster.

oysteredible oyster. kupekio. pearl oyster. pipi.

oyster plantkalapī.

oz

oze    ozo    

oa    ob    oc    od    of    og    oh    oi    ok    ol    om    on    oo    op    or    os    ot    ou    ov    ow    ox    oy    oz       -top-  

ozenaiʻakui, ihukilu, ihupilau.

ozoneʻokikene kolu. ozone-sensitive fabric. lole ana ʻokikene kolu.

oa    ob    oc    od    of    og    oh    oi    ok    ol    om    on    oo    op    or    os    ot    ou    ov    ow    ox    oy    oz    

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