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vno Hawaiian term.

va

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vacancyhaka, hakahaka, wahi kaʻawale.

vacanthakahaka, haka, kāwaha.

vacationwā hoʻomaha, hoʻomahana, maha.

vaccinateʻō.

vaccinationʻō lima (arm).

vaccinelāʻau koʻokoʻo.

vacuumalso to vacuum. wākiuma.

vacuum cleanermīkini hoʻomaʻemaʻe hale, wākiuma.

vagabondkanaka ʻaeʻa, kuewa, lewa. also: ʻaeʻa haukaʻe, limu pae, limu lana, puewa, pālauʻeka, kālole, kīhoe, akauahelo, kualana, lau hala lana, pākukui, ānea, ʻŌlemukaʻa, peʻe pao, kea pili mai, kūelekā, pakaulei, pakauhelo. see outcast, parasite.

vaginakohe. also: ʻamo, ʻamo hulu, peo, kali; pīnēnē (rare); osseous vagina, pukapaʻa. cavity of vagina, poholua. division between the vagina and anus, kohe lemu.

vaguepōwehiwehi, pōwehi, akaaka ʻole, kāpekepeke, ʻōhio.

vain₁proud. hoʻokano, hoʻokiʻekiʻe, hoʻoheo, kanaʻie, hoʻokanaʻie, haʻakei, hakalina.

vain₂without results. pohō, makehewa, ʻuʻa, Hikauhi, wale; hua āelo (fig.).

vain attempt"missed out." pohō.

valesame as valley vale of tears, ʻowāwa o nā waimaka.

Valentine's DayKa Lā o Lono-i-ke-aweawe-aloha (i.e., the day of the god of love and mercy; a term coined in 1980).

valiantkoa, ʻaʻa; koʻakā (fig.); koapaka.

Valles Marinerisa valley on Mars. ke awāwa ʻo Malineli.

valleyawaawa, awāwa, kahawai, ʻowāwa, ʻoawa, ʻōawaawa, ʻaʻalu; hēkuawa, hekuawawa, kuawa (used poetically); Hono-, Hana- (used only in place names). valley bottom, papa lalo. see ex., shadow.

valleyrift valley. awāwa māwae. series of valleys. pae awāwa. u-shaped valley. awāwa uma.

valuablewaiwai, makamae.

valuablehōʻiliʻilina

valuablemomi hōʻiliʻilina

valuablemomi hōʻiliʻilina

valuewaiwai, minamina, waiwai kaulike, waiwai ʻiʻo. of some little value, ma ʻū. see par value.

valuewaiwai. see nutritive value, percent daily value, place value. absolute value. waiwai ʻiʻo. expected value. waiwai wānana. face value. waiwai kūʻike. market value. waiwai kūʻai. numerical value, in math. waiwai helu.

valuelesswaiwai ʻole, ʻole wale, lapuwale, ʻole loa. to keep doing something that is valueless, milikaʻa.

valvepani; pepeiao (of the heart); aʻapau (of a vein); kuapuʻu (as of clams).

valveair valve, as on a tire. pihi pāuma ea (preceded by ke).

valveof the heart. pepeiao. bicuspid valve. pepeiao pālua. tricuspid valve. pepeiao pākolu. semilunar valve. pepeiao ʻaʻapu.

vampkāholo (hula step). see also flirt.

vampto vamp, as in hula or singing. kiʻipā.

vankaʻa; hunalewa (of army). see truck.

vankaʻa wane

vankaʻa wane

vandalkolohe, mea luku wale.

vandalismluku wale.

vaneweather or wind vane. kuhimakani.

vanilina crystalline solid used chiefly as a flavoring agent and in perfumery. wanilina.

vanillawanila.

vanishnalowale, nalo, nalohia. also: olomio, poholo, palemo, pio loa, ʻāhaʻikapupuhi.

vanityhaʻaheo, hoʻokahakaha. Biblical: lapuwale, hanu.

vanity casepoho pauka.

vaporea, noe, ʻohu, māhu.

vapormāhuea.

variablelolilua, lolelua, loli wale, lauwili, kākālule, ʻōlewa, kāhulihuli.

variableas in a scientific experiment. kumuloli. dependent variable. kumuloli kaukaʻi. independent variable. kumuloli kūʻokoʻa. a symbol that can stand for any quantitative value, in math. hualau. variable width, as in a computer program. laulā loli.

variantmana.

variationloli ʻana, ʻaui ʻana. variation of form, kīpuka.

varicose veinsaʻa kūkūkū, ʻaʻahuʻi.

variegatedkiʻokiʻo, pikapika, lolohuamea, kalakoa, ponapona.

varietyʻano, kēlā me kēia ʻano. great variety, nui nā ʻano like ʻole.

variouslikeʻole, kēlā me kēia.

varnishwaniki, ʻiliki.

varsityas a league of sports at school. pae oʻo. junior varsity. pae ʻōpio.

varyloli aʻe, pūlewa; ʻanini (rare). to vary in appearance, kūhapa; mikololia (rare). to vary in color or texture, kipona.

vasepika; pika pua (flower); kīʻahaʻoʻoma.

vaseflower vase. pika pua.

vaselinepetrolatum. kele hoʻopaheʻe.

vassalkauā hoʻoluhi. see outcast.

vastnui ʻino, nui loa. also: palena ʻole, mānou, kūāhewa, nui hewahewa, mānuʻunuʻu, oneʻula.

vastusany of the group of muscles that extend the leg, including: vastus intermedius. mākala hope alo ʻūhā. vastus lateralis. mākala kumu ʻūhā. vastus medialis. mākala kumu ʻūhā. see quadriceps femoris, rectus femoris.

VaticanWakikana.

vaultwaihona, keʻena, burial vault, waihona kupapaʻu. see fireproof, pole vault.

vaultpole vault. koʻo lele. to pole vault. lele koʻo.

ve

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vealʻiʻo pipi keiki.

veerhuli, ki-kaha; holohiʻa (at an angle); pūhili, ʻōkeʻe (as the wind).

VegaKeoe (probably).

vegetableno Hawaiian equivalent; early Hawaiians distinguished poi (ʻai, poi) and accompaniments to poi (iʻa, ʻīnaʻi). nearest equivalents to English term: mea ulu, mea kanu, mea ʻai launahele, lāʻau palupalu.

vegetablelauʻai. vegetable oil. ʻaila meakanu.

vegetationnahele, nāhelehele.

vegetation Naturalvegetation natural. lau nahele ʻōiwi. vegetation natural layer. papa meakanu. vegetation natural area at the base of a mountain. wao kumu kuahiwi. see montane and separate layers: ground, understory, canopy, emergent. vegetation natural zonation sheet. palapala kāʻei meakanu.

vegetativehoʻokawowo

vehiclekaʻa (for various kinds, see Haw.-Eng. entry and entries that follow it).

vehicleground vehicle with wheels or runners. kaʻa. general term for off-road vehicles, as ATV, dirt bike, 4x4, etc. kaʻa holo ʻāpuʻupuʻu, kaʻa ʻāpuʻu. see all-terrain vehicle.

veiluhi, pale uhi, uhi maka, pale maka, pākū.

veinaʻa koko, aʻa; paʻi aʻa koko (small); hōʻaʻa. see varicose veins. network of veins, aʻaʻa. valve of a vein, aʻapau. vein of metal, au metala.

veinaʻa koko kino, aʻa kino. see Hawaiian entries under aʻa kino and artery.

Velcroloupili. velcro fastener. mea hoʻopaʻa loupili.

velocitywelokike. see fast.

velocitymāmā holo.

velvetweleweka.

velvet grassmauʻu Kepanī.

vena cavaany of the large veins by which the blood is returned to the right atrium of the heart. wenakawa, aʻa kino wenakawa. inferior vena cava. wenakawa o lalo. superior vena cava. wenakawa o luna.

veneerʻiliwehi.

veneratedmahaloʻia, hōʻihi ʻia, mōʻiu, mōʻiuʻiu.

venereal diseasemaʻi ʻino (general name), maʻi hilo, hilo, maʻi wili, ʻako, kulu, waikī, palakiʻo; kohe ʻako (females), ule hilo (males). rare: kūʻoha, hahaʻianana, ʻōpikopiko. see ʻāhui hala₂, gonorrhea, syphilis, tumor.

Venetian blindsʻōpeʻapeʻa, ʻōlepelepe.

Venetian blindspale pukaaniani ʻōlepelepe.

VenezuelaWenezuela.

vengeancehoʻopaʻi, mākaia, pānaʻii ka ʻino.

Venn diagrama diagram using overlapping circles to show relationship of data, in math. kiʻikuhi Wene.

venomousmake. venomous mouth, waha okooko (fig.).

ventpuka; miona (in stomach of fish).

ventair vent. puka ea. sea vent. puale kai.

ventpuale wai wela

ventpuale wai wela

ventilatehoʻokomo makani, hoʻokomo ea.

ventralin biology. laualo. see anterior, dorsal, posterior.

ventricleof the mammalian heart. ʻōpū puʻuwai, ʻōpū. see chamber.

ventriloquisthoʻolele leo.

ventureʻaʻa, hoʻāʻo.

VenusMany names have been listed, some probably doubtful; Hōkū-ahiahi, Hōkū-kau-ahiahi, Hōkū-kauʻōpae, Hōkū-aliʻi, Hōkū-aliʻi-wahine, Hōkūkomohana, Hōkū-loa (Kūloa), Holo-i-kahiti, Mānanalo, Mūlehu, Nā-holoholo (?), Wenuka. see Jupiter.

Venusthe planet. Hōkūloa. the name. Wenuke, Wenuse.

Venus flytrapʻūmiʻinalo.

Venus's-flytrapMikinalo.

Vera CruzWela Kaluka, Vera Karuza.

verandalānai; hale kia (with pillars).

verbhaʻina, haʻihana. kinds: haʻina pili, haʻina pili aku (active); haʻina kōkua (auxiliary); haʻina ʻokoʻa, haʻina pili ʻole aku (intransitive); haʻina kekeʻe (irregular); haʻina ʻokoʻa (neuter); haʻina pili, haʻina pili aku (transitive); haʻina pili iā haʻi (transitive active); haʻina pili ʻia mai (transitive passive); ka haʻi ʻana i ka hana aku (active verb); ka haʻi ʻana i ka hana ʻia mai (passive verb).

verbhamani

verbhehele

verbpainu

verbhamani

verbalʻōlelo, haʻi waha. verbal will, hoʻoilina ʻōlelo.

verbal phrasepoke painu

verbal phrasepoke painu

verbatimhaʻi e like lea me ka mea i lohe ʻia.

verbenaōwi, haʻuōwī; wāpine, vabine (lemon).

verbosehoʻonui ʻōlelo. verbose and idle, palaualelo.

Verdesee Cape Verde.

verdictʻōlelohoʻoholo, palapala hoʻokō.

verdureuluwehi, uluwehiwehi, uliuli.

verificationhōʻoiaʻiʻo.

verifyhōʻoia, hōʻoiaʻiʻo, hoʻokūʻiʻo.

verifyto cheek, give proof, as for a math problem. hōʻoia.

verilyʻoiaʻiʻo.

vermiculitehunehune ʻūpī. see hydroponics.

VermontWelemoneka, Veremoneta.

Vermontalso Vermonter. Welemoneka, Veremona, Veremoneta.

vernal equinoxka māuiili o ke kupulau. see equinox.

versatilemākaukau i nā mea like ʻole.

verselaina, lālani (line); paukū, ʻoki (stanza).

versedʻike loa, ʻike noʻeau, paʻa, mākaukau. well versed, kaʻa. versed in lore or legends, paʻa moʻolelo. versed in songs, paʻa mele.

versionmana (as of a tale).

versionas of a computer program, network, etc. mana.

versuskūʻē.

vertebrapaukū iwi o ka iwikuamoʻo; ʻanuʻu (dis-jointed).

vertebraa segment of the backbone. paukū iwi kuamoʻo. see spine.

vertebrateiwi kuamoʻo. see invertebrate. vertebrate animal. holoholona iwi kuamoʻo.

vertexin math. kihiʻaki.

verticalkū pololei.

verticalpapakū. see entry below and grow, horizontal. to make vertical. hoʻopapakū. to grow vertical, as in a computer program. ulu papakū. vertical jump. lele haʻaluna. to line up vertically, place in columns. hoʻokolamu.

vertical linetwo vertical lines written to the left of lines of print to indicate that the left margin should be justified, in proofreading. kaha hoʻokaulihi.

vertigoniniu, newa, pōniu, pōniuniu, ʻea pōniu. see dizzy.

veryloa, , wale, maoli, pau, ʻino, hoʻikau, hewahewa. very good, maikaʻi nō, maikaʻi loa, maikaʻi maoli. very, very many, nui ʻino. very much, ʻino. very, very much, ā nui, nui ʻino. How very! kai! thanks very, very, very much, mahalo ā nui loa.

vesperwepele, mele ahiahi.

vessel₁container. ipu; ʻumeke (circular); ipu lepo (earth); hue (narrow-necked).

vessel₂ship. moku.

vessel₃anatomy. aʻa koko (blood).

vestpūliki.

VesuviusWekuwia, Vesuvia.

veterankoa kahiko.

veterinarykauka holoholona.

vetohōʻole, wiko.

vetopocket veto, a way in which the president can veto a bill by holding onto the bill for ten days, during which time congress ends its session. kīpoʻi.

vexhoʻonāukiuki, hoʻouluhua, ʻōʻupē; hoʻouhuhī (rare).

vexednāuki, ukiuki, uluhua, nāulu, piʻoloke, makaua; uhelehe (rare).

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vialʻōmoleliʻi.

vibratehulili, ʻulili. also: hoʻolili, kuekueni, naue, ʻānuʻunuʻu, hoʻānuʻunuʻu, kuolo, kūpaloloi, ʻiolo, mahiki, nakulu, ʻōnini, kanulu, pilu. heat vibrating, hawewe, kolilili, ānea.

vibratekuekueni.

vicehewa, hala, ʻino, hana haumia.

vice-hope, pani.

vice versakaʻina ʻēkoʻa, kaʻina ʻokoʻa.

vice-presidenthope pelekikena.

viceroyaliʻi hoʻomalu.

vicinitykahi kokoke.

viciousʻino, hae.

VicksburgWikapuka, Vikabuga.

victimluaahi, pio, heana. also: moepuʻu, kama; luaʻoni (the second).

victimof a predator. luapoʻi. see predator.

victormea lanakila, mea eo.

victorylanakila, eo. see sayings, moi₁, torch.

videowikiō. video cassette. lola wikiō. video camera, camcorder. pahu paʻi wikiō. video camera movement. neʻena pahu paʻi wikiō. video equipment. pono hana wikiō. to shoot a video. paʻi wikiō (preceded by ke). video production crew. limahana paʻi wikiō.

Vietnamalso Vietnamese. Wiekanama.

viewʻikena, nānaina, maka; view down, hālona; view out, kilohana.

viewas in a computer program. nānaina. see preview.

viewpointscenic viewpoint, lookout. ʻīmaka.

vigilwikilia, wigilia.

vigilantmakaʻala.

vigorikaika; uʻi (youthful). also: ehuehu, ahuahu, kāʻalaʻala, paʻa.

vigorehuola. see healthy.

VikingWīkini.

vilehaumia, nonohua, ʻalaʻuka.

villagekūlanakauhale, kaiāulu.

vincristinean alkaloid derived from the periwinkle. winikilikini.

vinelāʻau hihi; creeping vine, ʻāhihi, kolokolo; long vine, kālī, kālina, (as of sweet potato). sacred vine, kā hiwa. to send out a vine, .

vinegarpinika, wīneka.

vineyardmāla waina, pā waina, mahi waina.

vinylwainola.

violwiola.

violbass viol, string bass. pila nui, pila nui.

violateʻaʻe, hehikū, ʻaʻe kū, ʻaʻe kapu. see kolohe, rape.

violationhana kūʻē, ʻaʻe kapu, hehikū.

violationas in basketball. ʻaʻena. see entry below. backcourt violation. ʻaʻena laina kūwaena. ten-second violation. ʻaʻena ʻumi kekona. three-second violation. ʻaʻena ʻekolu kekona.

violationas in volleyball. ʻaʻena. see entry above. antenna violation. ʻaʻena kukuna. carrying violation. ʻaʻena hāpai. double-hit violation. ʻaʻena paʻi lua. net violation. ʻaʻena ʻupena. service violation. ʻaʻena paʻi ulele. ten-foot line violation. ʻaʻena ʻumi kapuaʻi. three-meter line violation. ʻaʻena ʻekolu mika.

violentweliweli, uluulu, ehuehu, hao wale, hanahana.

violentalso animated. ehuehu. see action movie.

violetwaioleka, aupaka. kinds: ʻolopū, nani Waiʻaleʻale, kalili, liliwai, pohe hiwa; pāmakani (Molokaʻi); pakalana (Chinese). for the color, see lavender, purple.

violetdog's tooth violet, a kind of flower. waioleka nihoʻīlio.

violinpila kuolo, pila, waiolina.

violinalso fiddle. waiolina.

VIPMea ʻano nui, kiʻi maka nunui.

vipermoʻo make, moʻo niho ʻawa.

vireoa kind of bird. manu wiliō. red-eyed vireo. manu wiliō mākole.

virginpuʻupaʻa (female); ulepaʻa (male).

Virgin IslandsPae Moku Wilikine

VirginiaWilikinia, Viriginia, Wilikine.

Virginiaalso Virginian. Wilikinia. West Virginia, West Virginian. Wilikinia Komohana.

virginitypuʻupaʻa.

virilekeʻa, pūkonakona.

virtual memoryas in a computer program. hope waihona ʻike.

virtuoushemolele, pono.

virusmea hoʻomaʻi.

virusas in a computer program. hōlapu.

visaan endorsement made on a passport by proper authorities denoting it has been examined and that the bearer may proceed. wisa.

visciduaua, pipili, pilipili, kaʻakaʻalina; maka piapia, moekuhua (of eyes).

viseʻūmiʻi.

visiblekūmaka, ʻike maka. also: akaaka, pāpū, ʻōʻili lua, kōʻiuʻiu.

visiblekūmaka. see invisible.

visible lightehuwewe kūmaka

visionhaili moe, hihiʻo, ʻike. rare: akakū, pinauea, ʻea kai wawaka.

visionas in the vision statement of an organization. nuʻukia. see mission. vision statement. ʻōlelo nuʻukia.

visitmākaʻikaʻi, kipa, launa. to visit unasked or by chance, kipa wale. to visit from district to district, komo ʻāpana. to visit from place to place, kipa hele. visiting committee, kōmike komo ʻāpana.

visitormea mākaʻikaʻi, mea kipa.

visitorhoakipa

visitorhoakipa

visitors' bureaupulo hoʻokipa malihini.

visorlala, pālulu (sun).

vitaalso curriculum vitae, résumé. moʻomōʻali.

vitalʻano nui, koʻikoʻi.

vitaminwikamina, wiiamina. B-complex vitamin. kauwikamina B.

vitriolwikiliola.

vitriolwikiola, witiola.

vivaciousʻeleʻeleu, hōʻeuʻeu, hōʻeleʻeleu, lamalama.

vivariumpahumeaolaea.

vividʻaʻai, nohi.

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vocabularypapa ʻōlelo (list); huina ʻōlelo (word totality).

vocabulary listpapa ʻōlelo

vocabulary listpapa ʻōlelo

vocal coachkaʻi puʻukani.

vocationʻoihana.

vocative caseʻauihea.

vogpolalauahi.

voice₁physical. leo. distinct voice, leo akaaka. harsh voice, leo kākala. loud voice, leo nui. low voice, leo iki, pihano. male voice, leo kāne. middle voice, leo waena. sweet voice, leo nahenahe, ʻaleʻa, leo kani. wafted voice, māpuna leo, māpuna ʻōlelo. voice or authority and respect, leo hano. voices of the gods, ʻikuwā. voices of the spirits, nā leo wawalo o ka hanehane, ʻulaleo, hakahaka leo. din of voices, pihe. rising and falling of the voice, haʻihaʻi. snatching the voice (by sorcery, to prevent speaking), ʻapo leo. to deepen the voice, hoʻokoʻikoʻi. to record the voice, ʻapo leo. see saying, eat.

voice₂grammar, leo pili. active voice, leo pili aku, ka haʻi ʻana i ka hana aku. passive voice, leo pili ʻia mai, ka haʻi ʻana i ka hana ʻia mai.

voiceas in linguistics. leo.

voidʻole loa (not in effect); hahalu (empty). see excrete.

volcanicpele, ʻaʻā pele. volcanic flow, luaʻi Pele, ʻā Pele. volcanic ejecta, pōhāhā. volcanic haze, noeuahi.

volcanicpele. see volcano. volcanic cinder. one ʻā. volcanic cone. puʻu pele. volcanic ejecta. pōhāhā. volcanic mountain. kuapele. primary volcanic activity. pele kuamua. series of volcanic eruptions. pūkaʻina pele.

volcanolua pele, pele, ahi ʻai honua. volcano goddess, Pele; epithets for Pele: earth-eating woman, wahine ʻai honua; woman of the pit, wahine o ka lua; foreign woman, wahine malihini [she came from Kahiki]; woman of the white garment, wahine o ka ʻaʻahu keʻo-keʻo.

volcanoluapele, pele. see caldera, hot spot, spatter cone, volcanic. active volcano. lua pele ʻā. hawaiʻi volcanoes national park. pāka aupuni ʻo kīlauea. shield volcano. lua pele kuahene. primary shield volcano. lua pele kuahene kuamua. submerged volcano. lua pele lalo kai.

volleyto keep the ball in play, in volleyball. paʻi manamana, pohu. to volley, as a volleyball. lelekīkē.

volleyballthe sport. pōpaʻipaʻi. the ball. kinipōpō pōpaʻipaʻi. volleyball antenna. kukuna pōpaʻipaʻi. see antenna. volleyball court. kahua pōpaʻipaʻi, pahu. volleyball net. ʻupena pōpaʻipaʻi. volleyball tournament. hoʻokūkū pōpaʻipaʻi.

voltin electricity. anakahi uila. see ohm.

volume₁quantity. nui.

volume₂literary. puke, helu.

volumepihanahaka. abb.phk. see capacity, space figure.

voluntarymakemake iho, koho e hana.

volunteerʻaʻa.

vomitluaʻi, puaʻi. also: hōʻowā, ʻaukuʻu; luaʻi koko (blood).

voraciouspākela ʻai, hoʻonuʻu nui. also: haupa, ʻai ā manō, kāpapa, ʻaʻao.

votekoho, koho pāloka. vote of confidence, ʻōlelo hoʻoholo hilinaʻi. to vote for the sake of voting, without forethought, koho honua. to vote a straight ticket, koho pololei.

votermea koho. voters, poʻe koho pāloka, manakoho.

votingkoho pāloka.

voting boothkeʻena koho pāloka.

voucherpila ʻaiʻē, palapala hōʻoiaʻiʻo.

vowhoʻohiki, ʻōlelo hoʻohiki, ʻōlelo paʻa.

vowelhua palapala leo kahi, hua leo kahi, leokani.

vowelin linguistics. woela. back vowel. woela kauhope. central vowel. woela kauwaena. front vowel. woela kaumua. high vowel. woela kiʻekiʻe. low vowel. woela haʻahaʻa. rounded vowel. woela mōkio. tense vowel. woela mālō. lax vowel. woela ʻalu. reduced vowel. woela emi. vowel quality. pua woela. vowel reduction. hoʻēmi woela.

vowelhuapalapala leo kāhi

vowelhuapalapala leo kāhi

voyagehuakaʻi, holomoana, holokai.

vu

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vulgarpelapela.

VulgateWulekake.

vulnerablealso susceptible. wale. to be susceptible or vulnerable to disease. pāmaʻi.

vulturewulekula, vuletula, ʻaekelona, aeselona.

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