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updated: 12/9/2018

Headword (no ʻokina/kahakō):


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la    le    li    lk    ll    lo    lp    lu       

l  pronounced as , for the single letter, as when spelling a word. see pīʻāpā.

l  abbreviation for lika (liter).

la    le    li    lk    ll    lo    lp    lu    


laa    laae    laah    laai    laak    laal    laam    laan    laao    laap    laau    laaw    laba    lada    lae    laea    laeh    laek    lael    laem    laen    laeo    laep    laeu    laew    laha    lahe    lahi    laho    lahu    lai    laia    laie    laik    lail    laim    lain    laio    laip    lais    laka    lake    laki    lako    laku    lala    lale    lali    lalo    lalu    lama    lame    lami    lamo    lamu    lana    lani    lano    lanu    lao    laoa    laok    laol    laon    laos    laow    lapa    lape    lapi    lapo    lapu    laru    lati    lato    lau    laua    laud    laue    lauh    laui    lauk    laul    laum    laun    lauo    laup    lauu    lauw    lawa    lawe    

-la  see lā₆, common demon. occurring after both nouns and verbs...

lā-₁  short for lau₁, leaf, frond... with k- of the following word omitted: lāʻalo for lau kalo, taro leaf; lāʻī for lau kī, ti leaf; lāʻō for lau kō, sugar-cane leaf. Also lāʻie for lau ʻie, lākī for lau kī. TAR

lā-₂  short for lau₃, sheet; surface; blade... cf. lāʻā, lāʻiki, lālahi, lānihinihi.

lā-₃  third person, in the dual and plural pronouns only, lāua and lākou. PNP *kilaa-, PEP *laa-.

-lā  TAP

hoʻolā₁parsimonious, miserly (And.)

hoʻolā₂gray tapa, tapa in general. Kauaʻi (AP)

lā₁  nvs. sun, sun heat; sunny, solar. see ex. lolo, brain. [PPn *laʻaa, sun]

hoʻolāto sun, put out in the sunlight

la  s. The sun; he mea e malamalama ai i ke ao, ke alii o ka malamalama, that which gives light to day, the king of light. The effects of the heat of the sun, i. e., a drought; ka la nui, a great drought; heat; warmth. Stifling heat is ikiiki. adj. Like the sun; sunny, that is, warm; haalele o Poleahu i kona kapa hau, lalau like lakou i ke kapa la. Laieik. 113.

lā₂  n. day, date. [Pn(EP) *raʻaa, day (period of time)]

ia aʻe, ia aʻefrom day to day

Ka i ala hou ai ka Haku.The day the Lord rose; Easter (Protestant).

kēia today

kākou i kēia .We have much sun today.


Poʻe Hoʻāno o Hope Nei.Latter-Day Saints; lit., saint people of these last days.

  n. day, date. no abbreviation. format for date in Hawaiian: day/month/year: 11 Iune 2002. June 11, 2002. abbreviations use Roman numerals for month to avoid confusion: 10/vi/02 6/10/02. see palena pau.

la  Day or light, in distinction from po, darkness. A particular or appointed day; la ka- lahala, day of atonement. Oihk. 23:27. A particular day of the month or year.

lā₃  n. a sail. [(AN) PPn *laa, a sail]CAN

la  s. The name of an ancient sail for canoes; o ka pea o ko lakou waa i ka wa kahiko, he la ka inoa o ia pea.

lā₄  n. fin. cf. lālākea. FIS

kua dorsal fin

  n. fin, as of a fish, general term. FIS

o ka iʻathe fins of a fish

nīʻau ray, i.e. one of the bony spines supporting the membrane of a fish's fin

lā₅  n. each of two cross sticks holding corners of the dip net called ʻupena ʻākiʻikiʻi. NET

lā₆  demon. common demon. occurring after both nouns and verbs, and as the last part of the demon. kēlā that (far, see table 12 in (Gram. 7.2)) and pēlā, like that; following directionals it is usually unstressed and written as the concluding part of the directional (aʻela, akula, ihola, maila). It occurs also in the sequence ua (noun) , that aforementioned. A var. is ala₅. (Gram. 7.4)   PNP *laa.

he kanaka kēlāthat's a human

hele maila ʻoiahe came

maikaʻi pēlā[it's] good that way

ua kanaka that aforementioned person

la  a particle following verbs, mostly in some preterit tense, and generally connected with either mai, aku, iho or ae. Gram. § 239 and 240. It is also used with nouns and adverbs and seems to have a slight reference to place; similar, but not so marked or strong as the French la.

lā₇  part. expressing doubt, uncertainty. (Gram. 7.5)  

He aha kēlā mea? He aha ?What's that thing? I don't know (or care).

I ʻai ʻia e aha?To be eaten for what purpose?

ʻO wai kona inoa? ʻO wai ?What's his name? I don't know (or care).

Pehea ihola kona manaʻo?What then may be his opinion?

Pehea !How, I don't know.

lā₈  n. the letter 'l'. Eng.

la  name of the eighth letter of the Hawaiian alphabet. It represents the sound of a liquid as in other languages; hence it is easily assimilated to such of the other liquids as are similarly pronounced, viz.: n and the smooth American r in foreign words. Thus, nanai for lanai; on the contrary lanahu is used for nanahu, &c. L is inserted sometimes, for the sake of euphony, between a verb and its passive termination ia; as, kaulia for kauia; manaolia for manaoia. The letter h is used in a similar manner. see H and Grammar § 48. The name of the letter la instead of el is required by a law of the language, viz.: that every syllable must end with a vowel sound.

lā₉  n. sixth note on the musical scale, la. Eng. MUS

  n. la, the sixth note on the musical scale. see pākōlī. MUS

lā₁₀  interj. common refrain in songs, as in (EM 90).

laʻa₁  vs. sacred, holy, devoted, consecrated, set apart or reserved as for sacred purposes, dedicated. cf. laʻahia. bc [PPn *laka, sacred] [Kapu; hana ʻia a kūlana kaʻawale i mea na ke akua a aliʻi paha.]₁₄

hoʻolaʻato consecrate, dedicate, sanctify, bless, hallow

ka hoʻolaʻa ʻanathe consecration, dedication

lāhui laʻaconsecrated nation

mea laʻaconsecrated or holy one or thing

laa  v. To be holy; to be set apart for holy purposes; e hookaawale i na waiwai i hoanoia. Puk. 30:29. To be devoted to any person; to be consecrated to a particular use or purpose, generally religious; to be under or bound by an oath. Laieik. 38. By a kiss. Laieik. 126. Hoo. To sanctify; to be sanctified; to be devoted; to be set apart as sacred, or for sacred purposes. Puk. 13:2. To make sacred or holy; to revere; to dedicate, as a temple or image. Dan. 3:2. To devote. Oihl. 18:11. adj. Sacred; devoted, i. e., given up or set apart to sacred purposes; hence, holy; mea laa, a consecrated or holy one. Puk. 16:23. He lahui kanaka laa, a consecrated nation. Puk. 19:6.

laʻa₂  vs.
  • cursed, defiled (Kanl. 22.9) ,
  • bound under an oath,
  • doomed to death or destruction (FS 120–3),
  • in great trouble.
bc [A laʻa lā: Maikaʻi kou pilikia ʻana, kou ʻeha ʻana a pē‘ālŠ aku!]FIS

A laʻa hāʻule .There you did fall.

A laʻa i ke aʻu.So you did get jabbed by a swordfish. [get into trouble]

Ā laʻa, ā laʻa .So you did get in trouble, hurt, serves you right! I told you so!

E mālama hoʻi ʻoukou ʻoukou iho i mea i laʻa, o laʻa ʻoukou i ʻoukou lawe ʻana i mea laʻa, a hoʻolilo ʻoukou i ka ʻIseraʻela i mea laʻa, a hoʻopilikia hoʻi lākou.Protect yourselves from accursed things, lest ye make yourselves accursed, when ye take of the accursed thing, and make of the Israelites a cursed thing, and indeed cause them trouble. (Ios. 6.18)

laa  To be devoted to destruction or death. Ios. 6:17. A ike mai la na ilamuku o Liloa ua laa keia keiki no ka ae ana ma kahi kapu, and the sheriffs of Liloa saw that the child was devoted (had forfeited his life) on account of his climbing over a kapu place (fence.) To be defiled; to become impure by mixing one plant with another of a different kind. Kanl. 22:9. Accursed; devoted to destruction. Ios. 6:18. (see the verb in the same verse.)

laʻa₃  n. time, season (perhaps short for lāʻau and a missionary introduction). cf. laʻa make, laʻa ua, laʻa ʻula, laʻa ulu. bc

laʻa₄  same as palai ʻula, a fern. bc FER

laʻa₅  to propagate plants by inarching [to graft by uniting a growing branch to a stock without separating the branch from its parent stock]. cf. kākiwi. (AP) bc PLA

laʻa₆  vs. also, together with, so, besides, such as, like. bc

e laʻa me kēiabesides this, like this, for instance, thus, such as this

ʻO ka launa nui aku i ka wahine ʻē, e laʻa me ka wahine i ke kāne ʻē.Much association with a different woman, as well as the woman with a different man.

laa  adv. Also; together with others; so; like pela; besides all this; oia mea a pau e laa me keia, all that thing together with this; o ka launa nui aku i ka wahine e, e laa me ka wahine i ke kane e. see elaa.

Laʻa  placename. old name for ʻŌlaʻa, Hawaiʻi, a legendary area for collecting bird feathers. (PH 34; UL 41) Lane, Kapālama section, Honolulu, named for the John Laʻa family. (TM). lit.: dedicated.

lāʻā  n. width, breadth, as of cloth. cf. laulā.

laa  s. Width; breadth. syn. with laula.

lāʻaeʻoia  n. past days of youth, strength, beauty, prosperity.

I lāʻaeʻoia, ua hele wale ʻia kēia kai e aʻu.In the good, long-ago days, the sea was often traveled by me.

lāʻahaʻaina  n. feast day.

-laʻa hale 

hoʻolaʻa halededication of a house; to dedicate a house

laʻahia [laʻa·hia]  pas/imp. of laʻa₁, sacred, holy, devoted..., laʻa₂, cursed, defiled... [Ka mea hemolele a kapu hoʻi. Ke kūlana kapu a hemolele paha o kekahi mea. Kapu, laʻa.],₁₀,₁₄BIR

ʻAʻohe kani leo o manu o Olaʻa, ua laʻahia au me ke kuhi hewa.The voices of the Olaʻa birds sing no more, I am cursed by illusion [or: I have held myself apart for an illusion]. (song)

laahia  v. Laa and ia, passive, h inserted. see laa, adj., 2. To be involved in what others do, especially of evil. To be reproached for others' faults on account of living or associating together; inu rama oe a laahia ma ka hewa makou i ka hohonu ia oe.

laʻa i ka pōʻino  doomed (EH)

Lā ʻAi Pelehū [ ʻai pele·]  n. Thanksgiving Day. lit., turkey-eating day. rare. 

laʻa kea  n. sacred light, sacred things of day, as sunshine, knowledge, happiness. lit., light sacredness. cf. laʻa uli, sacred or doomed darkness...

E nānā ʻia ka pulapula i ka laʻa kea i ka laʻa uli.May the descendants be cared for in times of light and times of misfortune.

ʻO Pele ia aliʻi o Hawaiʻi, he aliʻi no laʻa uli, no laʻa kea.Pele is a chiefess of Hawaiʻi, chiefess of sacred darkness and of sacred light. (prayer)

Laʻakea [Laʻa-kea]  placename. street and place, Foster Village subdivision, Hālawa, Waipahu qd., Oʻahu. Name suggested by Mary Kawena Pukui in 1956. lit.: sacred light, as of sunshine, happiness, or knowledge.

-laʻalaʻa  see lāʻau, tree, plant, wood; medicine, medical... rare. 

hoʻolaʻalaʻavar. of hoʻolāʻau, insist, urge...

laʻalāʻau [laʻa·lāʻau]  n. small sticks, twigs, herbs, shrubs, bush. (Puk. 3.2) bc PLA


laʻalāʻau [laʻa··ʻau]  n. bush, shrub. PLA

wao laʻalāʻaualpine shrubland

laalaau  s. An herb; a bush; herbs; green things. Puk. 3:2. That class of vegetables between trees and grass.

lāʻalo  n. mature taro tops too tough to eat, and good only for wrapping (contraction of lau kalo, taro leaf). [Lau kalo oʻo loa e kokoke ana e pala melemele a maloʻo.]₁₄TAR

laalo  s. The name of kalo tops when dry.

laʻaloa₁ [laʻa·loa]  n. varieties of small, narrow-bodied kitchen roaches including the brown-banded cockroach (Supella supellectilium) and the German cockroach (Blatella germanica or Symploce hospes). Perhaps named for Olaʻa, Hawaiʻi. INS

ʻelelū laʻaloaGerman cockroach (Blattella germanica)

laʻaloa₂ [laʻa·loa]  var. of olaʻaloa, a variety of hard taro. TAR

Laʻaloa [Laʻa-loa]  placename. land sections, Kailua qd., Hawaiʻi. A heiau here was called Leleiwi (bone altar); the famous priest Hāwaʻe, who served under chief Ehukaipo, lived here. lit.: very sacred.

Laʻalūʻau [laʻa·lūʻau]  n. name of a legendary people who were said to worship images and not gods, in the time of Wākea or of Hawaiʻi Loa. also Lālālūʻau. (For. 6:266, 271)

Laʻamaikahiki [Laʻa-mai-Kahiki]  an early immigrant brought from Kahiki by Kila. He introduced image worship in the form of an image called Lonoikaʻoualiʻi lit., sacredness from afar. (HM 359)

laʻa make  S  n. season when plants die or grow slowly, like autumn in cooler climates. lit., dead season. PLA

laamake  s. La, day, time, and make, dead. The time when vegetables generally die or dwindle or grow slowly, like autumn in cooler climates; opposite to laaulu.

Laʻamaomao  goddess of winds (EH)

Laʻamea  one of Kalākaua's middle names. (reportedly an alternate spelling for laʻamia, calabash tree)...

laamia.jpgborder=0laʻamia [laʻa·mia]  n. calabash tree (Crescentia cujete), introduced from tropical America, fruit used for hula rattle with aliʻipoe seeds. (Neal 771)PLA TRE HUL

laana  adj. see laa, devoted. Devoted to destruction, as for having broken kapu; e hu laana.

laʻana  n. example; specimen. cf. kumu hoʻohālike, example, model, as of behavior..., hāpana, sample, as a small part of a larger whole...

E haʻi mai i laʻana o ka iʻa keʻokeʻo.Give me an example of a white fish.

laʻana hōʻolecounterexample

lā anoano [ ano·ano]  n. person presiding over the game of kilu. lit., quiet day. (Malo 217, Emerson note)SPO

laʻa ʻole  profane (not sacred) (EH)

lāʻape [·ʻape]  n. monstera. (climbing plant) PLA

-lāʻau  FIS

hoʻolāʻauto insist, urge persistently; continuously, persistently, endlessly

Hoʻolāʻau ka ʻai ʻana a ka iʻa.The fish ate ceaselessly.

lāʻau₁ [·ʻau]  S  nvs.
  • tree, plant, wood, timber, forest, thicket,
  • stick, pole, rod, splinter, club;
  • blow or stroke of a club;
  • strength, rigidness, hardness; stiff, as wood.
  • male erection;
  • to have formed mature wood, as of a seedling; wooden, woody;
bc [PPn *raʻa-kau, wood, tree]BIR PLA TRE

hoʻolāʻauto form mature wood, as of a shrub; to gather in trees, as birds


Ua hele ke kino ā lāʻau.The body is stiff in rigor mortis.

lāʻau [·ʻau]  n. wood.

papa pānela lāʻauwood paneling

laau  s. A general name for what grew out of the ground; o na mea e ulu ana ma ka honua ua kapaia he laau. Wood; trees; timber; but not often fire-wood, which is wahie. A forest; a thicket of trees; ka mea ulu ma na kuahiwi. fig. Strength; firmness; hardness. Laau palupalu, herbs; tender vegetables. Mat. 13:32.

lāʻau₂ [·ʻau]  nvs. medicine, medical. bc ILL SCI

hoʻohuihui lāʻau,chemistry

paʻipaʻi lāʻau,chemistry

lāʻau [·ʻau]  n. medicine, medicinal drug, medication. MED

ʻai i ka lāʻauto take medicine

inu i ka lāʻauto take (liquid) medicine

lāʻau kūʻai waleover-the-counter drug or medication

lāʻau kuhikuhiprescription drug or medication

laau  Medicine; that which is taken in case of sickness. NOTE.—The ancient Hawaiian medicines were numerous, and consisted mostly of mixtures of leaves of trees, barks, roots, &c., and some were exceedingly nauseous, and others very acrid; but the physicians depended more on their enchantments, their invocations to the gods, the sacrifices offered, or the prices paid, than on the virtue of their medicines.

lāʻau₃  nvi. lump or knot in the flesh, as eased by the rubbing kahi massage; to feel such a knot or stiffness; cramp. Charley horse; to have a cramp. bc ILL

lāʻau₄  n. picture frame. bc

lāʻau₅  n. general name for canoe endpiece. see lāʻau hope, lāʻau ihu. bc CAN

lāʻau₆  nights of the moon beginning with Lāʻau, see:
    Lāʻau Kū Kahi - 18th day of the lunar month...
    Lāʻau Kū Lua - 19th day of the lunar month...
    Lāʻau Pau - 20th day of the lunar month...
see also (Malo Ch. 12: Divisions of the year, 30-36).
bc [Pn(EP) *raakau, a phase of the moon (full moon and/or third quarter)]

Lāʻau  placename. ridge, Hanalei district, Kauaʻi. see Honopū. Hill, Hāmākua, Hāwaiʻi. Point, southwest tip of Molokaʻi. Also called Kalaeokalāʻau. (UL 240.) Street, Ala Wai section, Honolulu. lit.: wood.

laʻa ua  n. rainy season. WIN

laaua  adj. see laa, devoted. Devoted to destruction, as for having broken kapu.

lāʻauʻai  n. chopsticks.

lāʻau ʻai [·ʻau ʻai]  n. chopstick.

lāʻau ʻaila  n. castor-oil plant; lit., oil plant. also kolī, pāʻaila, kaʻapehā, kamākou. PLA

lāʻauʻala  n. fragrant wood, especially sandalwood. [Lāʻau ʻala: kekahi inoa no ka ʻiliahi.]₁₄

laauala  s. Laau, wood, and ala, odoriferous. Sandal-wood, an odoriferous wood formerly in great abundance in the mountainous regions.

lāʻau alakaʻi  n. conductor's baton (HE)

lāʻau aliʻi  n. children of chiefs by second matings; their children were termed laʻa uli. (Kam. 64:6)

lāʻau ana  n. yardstick, ruler, surveying rod, measuring stick.

laauana  s. Laau, wood, and ana, participial termination. A ruling; making a mark by a rule or piece of wood. NOTE. This is a modern word.

lāʻau ana ʻāina [·ʻau ana ʻāina]  n. range pole, surveying rod. see lāʻau ana kiʻekiʻena, lena māka.

lāʻau ana kiʻekiʻena [·ʻau ana kiʻe·kiʻena]  n. elevation pole, as for surveying. lit., elevation surveying rod. see lāʻau ana ʻāina, lena māka.

lāʻau haʻahaʻa  bush, shrub (EH)

lāʻau haʻinole [·ʻau haʻi·nole]  n. stimulant. lit., drug (for) stimulating. MED

lāʻau hamo  n. salve, ointment. lit., rubbing medicine. ILL

lāʻau hānō₁ [lāʻau ·]  n. asthma medicine. ILL

lāʻau hānō₂ [lāʻau ·]  n. Jimson weed (Datura stramonium), a cosmopolitan weed, related to nānāhonua (Brugmansia candida), a coarse annual herb with white or pale purple or blue trumpet-shaped flowers 5 to 10 cm long and spiny fruits about 5 cm long. The plant is strongly narcotic and poisonous. A drug called stramonium, extracted from dried leaves and flowering tops, is used to treat asthma. also kīkānia, kīkānia haole. (Neal 750)PLA FLO

Laʻauhihaʻihaʻi [Laʻa-uhi-haʻihaʻi]  placename. land area, Kōloa district, Kauaʻi. lit.: broken yam vine.

lāʻau hihi, lāʻauhihi  S  n. vine. [He lāʻau wīwī loa o ke kumu a he kolo ke ʻano o ka ulu ʻana a hihia me nā lāʻau ʻē aʻe e puni ana.]₁₀PLA

lāʻauhihi  S   var. spelling of lāʻau hihi, vine...

lāʻau hili  n. switch, club.

lāʻau hoʻohanuhanu [lāʻau hoʻo·hanu·hanu]  n. inhalant.

lāʻau hoʻohemo keiki  potion to cause abortion (EH)

lāʻau hoʻohiamoe [lāʻau hoʻo·hia·moe]  n. drug, narcotic, soporific, medicine to cause sleep, chloroform. ILL

lāʻau hoʻoikaika [lāʻau hoʻo·ikaika]  n. tonic, any medicine that strengthens. ILL

lāʻau hoʻokaʻa [lāʻau hoʻo·kaʻa]  n. rolling pin, any wooden roller.

lāʻau hoʻokani pahu [lāʻau hoʻo·kani pahu]  n. drumstick. lit., drumplaying stick. cf. ʻuha moa.

lāʻau hoʻoloha [·ʻau hoʻo·loha]  n. depressant. lit., drug which causes depression. MED

lāʻau hoʻoluaʻi [lāʻau hoʻo·luaʻi]  same as lāʻau hoʻopiʻi, emetic... ILL

lāʻau hoʻomāʻeʻele [·ʻau hoʻo·māʻeʻele]  n. anesthetic. lit., medicine (to) anesthetize. see hoʻomāʻeʻele. MED

lāʻau hoʻomaʻemaʻe hale [·ʻau hoʻo·maʻe·maʻe hale]  n. household product, i.e. any of a variety of products used for cleaning floors, sinks, etc. Niʻihau.

lāʻau hoʻomake mū [lāʻau hoʻo·make ]  S  n. insecticide. lit., medicine to kill insects. INS ILL

lāʻau hoʻomālielie [lāʻau hoʻo··lie·lie]  n. tranquilizer. ILL

lāʻau hoʻomālū [·ʻau hoʻomā·]  n. barbiturate. MED

He lāʻau ka lāʻau hoʻomālū no ka hana ʻana a mālie ke kino me ka hoʻomaka hiamoe hoʻi.Barbiturates are used to calm the body and make one drowsy.

lāʻau hoʻomalule kino [lāʻau hoʻo·malule kino]  n. narcotic, drug. lit., medicine to relax the body. ILL

lāʻau hoʻomoe [lāʻau hoʻo·moe]  same as lāʻau hoʻohiamoe, drug, narcotic, soporific, medicine to cause sleep, chloroform... ILL

lāʻau hoʻonahā [lāʻau hoʻo·nahā]  n. cathartic medicine. ILL

lāʻau hoʻonoenoe [lāʻau hoʻo·noe·noe]  n. drug, as opium. lit., befogging plant. PLA

lāʻau hoʻopā [lāʻau hoʻo·]  n. medicine to prevent fecundation. ILL

lāʻau hoʻopaheʻe  lubrication (EH)

lāʻau hoʻopalupalu  lubrication (EH)

lāʻau hoʻopalupalu ʻili  skin lotion (EH)

lāʻau hoʻopiʻi [lāʻau hoʻo·piʻi]  n. emetic. lit., medicine to make come up. ILL

laauhoopii  s. Laau, medicine, and hoopii, to cause to ascend. An emetic.

lāʻau hoʻopiʻipiʻi [lāʻau hoʻo·piʻi·piʻi]  same as lāʻau hoʻopiʻi, emetic. lit., medicine to make come up...

lāʻau hoʻopololei [lāʻau hoʻo·polo·lei]  S  n. splint. ILL

lāʻau hoʻopūhiʻu  kind of medicine (EH)

lāʻau hoʻowali ʻai [lāʻau hoʻo·wali ʻai]  n. implement for mixing poi or poi palaoa. POI

lāʻau hope  n. after endpiece of a canoe. CAN

lāʻau hū  n. any gum-producing tree or plant, as candlenut, spruce. PLA TRE

lāʻau ihu  n. bow endpiece of a canoe. CAN

lāʻau iki ʻai ʻia  n. edible herb. cf. (Roma 14.2) . lit., small eaten plant. PLA

laauikiai  s. Laau, wood, iki, little, and ai, to eat. A general name for herbs. Rom. 14:2.

lāʻau ʻino  drugs, illegal drugs, intoxicating drugs...

Aia he mau polokalamu no ka hoʻoponopono ola ʻana i ka poʻe hei lāʻau ʻino.There are programs for rehabilitating drug abusers.

lāʻau kaʻa  n.
  • cypress (RSV),
  • fir tree (KJV) (Zek. 11.2) ;
  • terebinth (RSV),
  • elm (KJV) (Hos. 4.13) ;
  • conifer.

laaukaa  s. Laau, tree, and kaa, pine. A fir tree. Zek. 11:2. An oak tree. Kin. 35:4.

lāʻau kaha  n. boom of a vessel. lit., turning stick. CAN

lāʻau kāhea [lāʻau ·hea]  n. a type of faith healing of broken or crushed bones or sprains. lit., calling medicine. ILL

Lāʻaukahi [Lāʻau-kahi]  placename. peak, Kōloa district, Kauaʻi. lit.: lone tree.

lāʻau kahi hā  n. one-by-four lumber.

lāʻau kalakala [lāʻau kala·kala]  n. lantana. lit., thorny plant. see lākana. PLA

lāʻau Kalikimaka [lāʻau kaliki·maka]  n. Christmas tree. TRE

lāʻau kamaʻāina  native plant (EH)

lāʻau kāpalapala [lāʻau ·pala·pala]  S  n. bamboo stamp for marking tapas. lit., printing stick. TAP

lāʻau kaukahi [·ʻau kau·kahi]  n. balance beam. lit., solitary rod. cf. lāʻau kaulua.

lāʻau kau lole [·ʻau kau lole]  n. hanger, when made of wood. lit., wood (for) placing clothes. see uea kau lole, mea kau lole, ʻea kau lole.

lāʻau kaulua [·ʻau kau·lua]  n. parallel bars. lit., double rods. cf. lāʻau kaukahi. SPO

lāʻau kaulua kaulikeeven parallel bars

lāʻau kaulua kaulike ʻoleuneven parallel bars

lāʻau keʻa  n. wooden cross or crucifix; bar to hold a gate shut, brace, bolt.

laaukea  s. Laau and kea, a cross. A cross of wood.

lāʻau ke kino  rigor mortis (EH)

lāʻau kī  n. bar to hold a gate shut, bolt. cf. , key.

laauki  s. Laau, timber, and ki (Eng.), key. A bar for a gate.

lāʻau kia  n. stick for snaring birds. cf. kia manu. BIR

laaukia  s. Laau and kia, a stickly mixture. A mixture used as bird-lime in catching birds; he laau a hoopili ai i ka manu me he kepau la.

lāʻau kia manu  snaring stick for birds (EH)

lāʻau kiʻi  n. easel.

lāʻau kinipōpō [lāʻau kini··]  n. ball bat of any kind.

lāʻau kolo  creeping plant, trailing plant (EH)

lāʻau koʻokoʻo [·ʻau koʻo·koʻo]  n. vaccine. lit., support medicine. MED

lāʻau kū  n. house post, post, doorpost; mast. lit., standing stick. cf. pou. rare. 

laauku  s. Laau and ku, to stand. A side post of a door, from its erect position. 1 Nal. 6:31. A post of a house; an upright post. Ezek. 45:19.

lāʻau kuhikuhi [·ʻau kuhi·kuhi]  n. pointer, as used in a classroom. see lāʻau.

lāʻau kuʻi  n. ladder, tree with crosspieces used as a ladder. lit., joined wood. (PH 174)TRE

lāʻau kuʻi kope  n. coffee huller.

lāʻau kuʻi palu  n. wooden palu pestle.

Lāʻau Kū Kahi  n. eighteenth day of the lunar month.

laaukukahi  s. The names of particular days in the ancient month.

lāʻau kukū  briar, thicket, thorny tree (EH)

Lāʻau Kū Lua  n. nineteenth day of the lunar month.

laaukulua  s. The names of particular days in the ancient month.

lāʻau kumu ʻole  n. parasite. lit., plant without foundation. A legendary koa tree with this name at Kahikikolo, Kauaʻi, was said to have only branches and no trunk. PLA TRE

laaukupau  s. The names of particular days in the ancient month.

lāʻau kūpeʻe [lāʻau ·peʻe]  n. stocks, wooden fetters, handcuffs. lit., bracelet sticks. LAW

laaukupee  s. Laau and kupee, a fetter. Stocks, fetters, &c., for criminals; any instrument of confining a person.

laʻa ʻula  n. autumn. lit., red time [of leaves]. PLA

laaula  s. A division of the year.

lāʻau lālau mea ʻai  n. var. spelling of lāʻau lālau meaʻai, chopsticks. AltSpel

lāʻau lālau meaʻai, lāʻau lālau mea ʻai [lāʻau ·lau meaʻai]  n. chopsticks.

lāʻau lalo  n. boom of a vessel. lit., down stick. cf. lāʻau kū. CAN

laaulalo  s. Laau and lalo, down. The boom of a vessel, from its horizontal position, in distinction from kia or laauku.

lāʻau lapaʻau  n. medicine. lit., curing medicine. ILL

laaulapaau  s. Laau, medicine, and lapaau, to heal, cure, &c. Medicine, i. e., herbs, roots or other compounds for the relief of diseases. Ier. 46:11.

lāʻau lawe ʻia mai  intoduced plant (EH)

laʻa uli  S  n. sacred or doomed darkness, ignorance, gloom, the unknown, misfortune. cf. laʻa kea, lāʻau aliʻi.

laauli  s. The name of an ancient god who made laws that were not to be broken; ka inoa o ka mea nana i kau na kanawai paa, o Kanelaauli.

lāʻau liʻiliʻi [lāʻau liʻi·liʻi]  small bush, plant, or stick. PLA

lāʻau loke, lāʻau rose  n. rosewood.

laʻa ulu  n. spring, time of growth. (Kep. 89)

laaulu  s. La, day, au, season, and ulu, to grow. A time when vegetables spring or grow fast in distinction from laamake.

lāʻau lua hā  n. two-by-four lumber.

laauluai  s. Laau, medicine, and luai, to vomit. An emetic. see laaupii and laauhoopii.

lāʻau mai nā ʻāina ʻē  intoduced plant (EH)

lāʻau mākaʻi [lāʻau ·kaʻi]  n. policeman's club. LAW

laaumakai  s. Laau, wood, and makai, a constable. The signal or badge of a constable under the first code of laws; it was a square piece of wood five or six inches in length, each side an inch, one-third of the length was turned for a handle; this the constable carried with him as a designation of his office.

lāʻau make, lāʻaumake  S  n. poison.

lāʻaumake  S   var. spelling of lāʻau make, poison...

lāʻau make [·ʻau make]  S  n. poison. see ʻalidirina, Aldrin, a kind of insecticide..., dielidirina, Dieldrin, a kind of insecticide...

lāʻau make ʻaistomach poison

lāʻau make hanufumigant

lāʻau make laoasystemic insecticide

lāʻau make ʻilicontact poison

lāʻau make haipilikia [·ʻau make hai·pili·kia]  S  n. pesticide. lit., poison (for) pests. also lāʻau haipilikia.

lāʻau make kalina [·ʻau make kalina]  S  n. fungicide. lit., fungus poison. [+]ILL

lāʻau make nāhelehele [·ʻau make ·hele·hele]  S  n. herbicide. lit., poison (for) weeds.

lāʻau malihini  intoduced plant (EH)

lāʻau melomelo  bait stick (EH)

lāʻau mimi [·ʻau mimi ]  n. insulin. lit., diabetes medicine. [+]ILL

lāʻau moe  same as lāʻau hoʻohiamoe, drug, narcotic, soporific, medicine to cause sleep, chloroform... ILL

laaumoe  s. Laau, medicine, and moe, to sleep. Medicine causing sleep; an opiate.

lāʻau moekū [lāʻau moe·]  n. wooden bedstead.

laaunaha  s. Laau, medicine, and naha, to operate, as a cathartic. A cathartic medicine.

laʻau nahā  purgative (EH)

lāʻau ʻōhikihiki niho [lāʻau ʻō·hiki·hiki niho]  n. toothpick. lit., stick to pick teeth.

laauoioi  s. Laau, bush, and oioi, sharp; full of sharp points. A bramble bush. Isa. 34:13.

Lāʻauʻōkala [Lāʻau-ʻōkala]  placename. point near Makaweli, Kauaʻi. lit.: bristly tree.

laauoliva  s. Laau and oliva (Gr.), olive. An olive tree. Kanl. 6:11.

lāʻau ʻona [·ʻau ʻona]  n. narcotic drug. lit., intoxicating drug. MED

lāʻau o nā moʻolelo  legendary trees (EH)

lāʻau ʻoʻoi  n. bramble, briar, thorny tree. TRE

laauooi  s. Laau, bush, and oioi, sharp; full of sharp points. A bramble bush. Isa. 34:13.

laauowe  v. To make a noise with the feet; to drum with the fingers; to make a shuffling noise. see lauowae.

lāʻau pā  n. drug to cause abortion.

Halihali ʻia ka huaale lāʻau ma ka leka.Abortion pill delivered by mail. (Kaua 1/6/2018)

laaupa  s. Laau, medicine, and pa, barren. An ancient drug given to produce abortion, or rather perhaps to prevent fecundation; nolaila, inu nui na wahine i ka laaupa i hapai ole lakou. He laau hanau keiki ole.

lāʻau paepae [lāʻau pae·pae]  n. boom of a vessel.

lāʻau paheʻe  see paheʻe₃, dart-throwing.

lāʻau pahupahu [lāʻau pahu·pahu]  n. billiard cue. lit., billiard stick.

lāʻau paʻi kinipōpō [lāʻau paʻi kini··]  n. ball bat, tennis racket, pingpong paddle; any kind of paddle for slapping a ball. lit., stick for beating ball. SPO

lāʻau paina  pine tree (EH)

lāʻau pālau [lāʻau ·lau]  n. fighting club.

laaupalau  s. The name of an instrument of offense used in war, a long club; ihe, pololu, laaupalau, &c.

lāʻau palupalu [lāʻau palu·palu]  n. herbs, tender vegetables.

Lāʻau Pau  n. twentieth day of the lunar month.

laaupau  s. Name of a day of the month. see laaukupau.

lāʻau pauka makika  n. punk for mosquitoes. lit., stick mosquito powder.

lāʻau piʻi  var. of lāʻau hoʻopiʻi, emetic... ILL

laaupii  s. Laau and pii, to ascend. An emetic. see laauluai.

lāʻau pili  n. name of a gambling game. lit., betting stick.

lāʻau pulupulu [·ʻau pulu·pulu]  n. cotton swab, Q-tip. lit., cotton stick. MED

lāʻau rose  var. spelling of lāʻau loke, rosewood...

lāʻau wai hamo  lotion (EH)

-laʻa waʻa  CAN

hoʻolaʻa waʻablessing of a canoe launching; to dedicate a canoe

laba puki  n. var. spelling of lapa puki, rubber boot. also puki lapa. Eng. AltSpel CLO

Labaradora [labara·dora]  n. Labrador. Eng. G

Ke kai ʻo LabaradoraLabrador Sea

Ladana  var. spelling of Lākana₂, London...

lae₁  n. forehead, brow. bc [(AN) PPn *laʻe, forehead] [Ka māhele o ke poʻo o ke kanaka ma waena o ke kuʻekuʻe maka a me ka lauoho. Ia māhele o ka helehelena ma waena o ka lauoho a me ke kuʻekuʻemaka. Kēlā māhele o ke poʻo ma luna pono o nā kuʻekuʻemaka.]₁₂,₁₄,₁₉BOD

nalulu ka laeto have a headache

lae  s. Any projecting substance, as a prominent forehead. 1 Sam. 17:49.

lae₂  n. cape, headland, point, promontory. bc [Pn(CC) *laʻe, promontory, cape, headland] [he ʻāina e ʻau aku ana i ke kai.]₁₉

lae  A brow of a hill; a cape or headland. In geography, a cape or promontory. A calm; a calm place in the sea, as under a bluff, cape or headland.

lae₃  n. wisdom; mental or emotional qualities. cf. idioms at pohā₁ (to burst, crack...), poʻohū₁ (wound, swelling...)... cf. lae oʻo, an expert..., lae paʻa, hard headed..., lae ʻula, expert...; bc IDI

hoʻolaeto pretend to be wise; to act smart; pretentious

lae₄  n. an insulting term, followed by qualifiers, referring to kauā, outcasts, who had dots tattooed on their foreheads. cf. lae kiko, lae mamo, lae puni, outcast.... (Malo 70–2) bc

lae  placename. cape, point. Some names are written either with or without Lae-, as LaeoKīlauea and Kīlauea, and with or without the article ka-, as Lāʻau and Kalaeokalāʻau.

Lae  placename. street, Pauoa, Honolulu. lit.: land point or forehead.

laʻe  pure in sentiment. same as laʻelaʻe₁; cf. kālaʻe₁, mālaʻe. (Hal. 19.8) PCP *lake.

hoʻolaʻeto clear up, brighten

lae  v. To be light; to be clear, as day; to be shining, as a light. see laelae and kindred with lai.

Laeʻahi [Lae-ʻahi]  Diamond Head (EH)

Laeʻahi [Lae-ʻahi]  placename. old name for Lēʻahi, Oʻahu; the mountain was compared by Pele's younger sister, Hiʻiaka, to the brow (lae) of the ʻahi fish. (li 33.) see Lēʻahi.

Laeʻapuki [Lae-ʻapuki]  placename. land division, overlook, and ancient village site, Puna, qd., Hawaiʻi. lit.: short point.

laʻehana [laʻe·hana]  interj. syllables repeated in chants at ends of verses to mark time and for gay effect, similar to ehehene. MUS

laehano [lae·hano]  vs. honored.

papa laehanohonor roll, as in elementary through high school

Laehao [Lae-Hao]  n. Cape Horn. also Kepohoni, Kepahoni. G

Lā ʻehā o Iulai  Fourth of July (EH)

laehaokela.jpgborder=0laehaokela [lae·hao·kela]  n. unicorn, rhinoceros. lit., brow with protruding horn. ANI

laehaokela  s. Lae, forehead, hao, horn, and kela, projecting. Name given to the unicorn; the unicorn. adj. Having one horn in the forehead; he holoholona kiwi hookahi ma ka ihu. Lio laehaokela. Nah. 23:22.

Laehī [Lae-]  placename. point, northeast Lānaʻi. lit.: casting [for fish] point.

laehina [lae·hina]  S   same as noio, a tern. lit., white brow. BIR

lae honua  vi. to bow low, as the head. lit., earthward forehead.

Laehoʻolehua [Lae-hoʻolehua]  placename. point, Kalaupapa peninsula, Molokaʻi. lit.: strong point.

Laehou [Lae-hou]  placename. point, Puakō qd., Hawaiʻi. lit.: new point.

laekahi [lae·kahi]  n. specialist. cf. laeʻula.

lae kiko  n. Kauā, outcast, with a dot tattooed on the forehead. lit., dotted forehead.

Laekimo [Lae-kimo]  placename. point, Honuʻapo qd., Kaʻū, Hawaiʻi, sometimes called Laeokimo. lit.: kimo game point.

laekoi  s. Lae, forehead, and koi, sharp; projecting. A sharp or projecting forehead.

laekoloa [lae·koloa]  n. type of hard, red stone, as used for adzes. also humuʻula. STO TOO

laekoloa  s. A species of soft porous stone.

lae lāʻau  n. forested point, whether at sea or inland. see ex. kilokilohia.

laʻelaʻe₁ [laʻe·laʻe]  vs. bright, shiny, clear, serene, calm, pleasant. cf. laʻe. PCP *lakelake. [He ʻano maʻemaʻe a maluhia.]

hoʻokuʻu laʻelaʻeset at liberty, freed [as after a verdict of “not guilty”]

hoʻolaʻelaʻeredup. of hoʻolaʻe, to clear up, brighten...

laelae  v. see lae, v. To enlighten, i. e., to make visibly clear or plain by means of a light. To make clear or explicit by words, as a statement or assertion. To be free to move; to be unfettered; to be loose; to be separate from another. adj. Bright; bright shining, as the sun; e like me ka la laelae i ke awakea; pure; clear; serene, as a clear sky. fig. Pure in sentiment. Hal. 19:8. Clear; unobscured to the sight. Clear; distinct, as the meaning of a word or speech. s. see lae. A light; a bright light. Calm, pleasant weather.

laʻelaʻe₂ [laʻe·laʻe]  n. a variety of sweet potato. (HP 142)SWP

Laʻelaʻe₃ [laʻe·laʻe]  n. name of a star. STA

Laʻelaʻe  placename. way, Kalihi Uka, Honolulu. (TM). lit.: bright.

lae la lae, lae lā lae  interj. syllables repeated in songs at ends of verses to mark time and for gay effect, similar to laʻehana.

lae lā lae  interj. var. spelling of lae la lae, syllables repeated in songs at ends of verses to mark time and for gay effect... AltSpel

lāʻele  n.
  • old leaf, ready to fall or beginning to dry (a contraction of lau ʻelemakule, old leaf).
  • fig., aged; old age.
[He lau kahiko, he lau e mae ana a e heleleʻi koke ana paha.]₁₈PLA

Mai ka liko a ka lāʻele.From leaf bud to old leaf.

laele  s. The name of kalo tops when partially dry or thrown by as refuse. see laalo. The litter, as of kalo tops or old kalo leaves; any litter or refuse material. The name of the outside leaves of the loulu, tobacco, &c.; the same as halii.

Laelīpoa [Lae-līpoa]  placename. point, Kawaihau district, Kauaʻi. see Līpoa. lit.: līpoa seaweeds point.

laeloa [lae·loa]  n. a kind of wine-red cotton cloth. lit., long brow.

Laeloa [Lae-loa]  placename. point south of Hōnaunau Bay, Hawaiʻi. lit.: long point.

lae lua  vs. prominent, as a ridge. lit., double brow.

laelua  adj. Lae and lua, double. Projecting; sharp; prominent, as a ridge. see mukoi.

Laemakaʻu [Lae-Makaʻu]  n. Cape Fear. G

lae mamo  n. Mamo (bird) brow, a derisive name for kauā, outcasts, perhaps because the mamo, like some kauā, has a black mark on its brow (the yellow feathers of the mamo were prized, not the black). BIR

Lae Manaʻolana [Lae-Manaʻolana]  n. Cape of Good Hope. G

Laemanō [Lae-manō]  placename. land section, Puakō qd., Hawaiʻi. lit.: shark point.

laemāuna  discriminated minority [Pila Wilson: lae + māuna, from the old idea of a kauā’s marked forehead + māuna]

Laena  n. Rhine. also Raena. Eng. [+]G

Ka muliwai ʻo LaenaRhine River

Laenani [Lae-nani]  placename. beach park, Waikāne qd., Oʻahu. lit.: beautiful point of land.

laenihi [lae·nihi]  n. name applied to various high-headed labroid fishes of the genera Hemipteronotus and Iniistius; this name may be qualified by the terms ʻeleʻele, kea, nēnē, pūkea. lit., sharp forehead. FIS

laenihi  s. Name of a species of fish.

laenihi  A steep, perpendicular forehead.

Laenihi  sister of the antihero Halemano, who often assumed the form of the fish of the same name and once that of a chicken. She found Halemano's sweetheart for him, and twice brought him back to life after he had died of love sickness. (FS 250-273)

Laenoio [Lae-noio]  placename. point near Kealakehe, Hawaiʻi. lit.: tern point.

Laeohālona [Lae-o-Hālona]  placename. same as Hālona.

Laeokahiʻu [Lae-o-Kahiʻu]  placename. same as Kahiʻu. lit.: point of the fish tail.

Laeokahuna [Lae-o-ka-huna]  placename. point near Pohoiki, Puna, Hawaiʻi. lit.: point of the secret place.

Laeokailiʻu [Lae-o-kai-liʻu]  placename. point, Kawaihau district, Kauaʻi. lit.: point of salty sea.

Laeokākā [Lae-o-Kākā]  placename. point, southeast Kahoʻolawe. Same as Kākā.

Laeokama [Lae-o-Kama]  placename. coastal area, Honolua qd., Maui. lit.: point of Kama (perhaps Kamapuaʻa, the pig demigod).

Laeokamilo  placename. Point, Ka Lae qd., Hawaiʻi. lit., point of the whirling (driftwood was piled here).

Laeokaʻōnohi [Lae-o-ka-ʻōnohi]  placename. point, Hanalei district, Kauaʻi. lit.: point of the eyeball or of the rainbow fragment.

Laeokapahu [Lae-o-ka-pahu]  placename. point, Kamalō qd., north Molokaʻi. lit.: point of the drum.

Laeokapuna [Lae-o-ka-puna]  placename. ridge, Kamalō qd., south Molokaʻi. lit.: point of the spring or of the coral.

Laeokaule [Lae-o-ka-ule]  placename. point, northeast Kahoʻolawe. lit.: point of the penis.

Laeokealaikahiki [Lae-o-Kealaikahiki]  placename. point, west Kahoʻolawe. lit.: point of Keala-i-Kahiki.

Laeokealohi [Lae-o-Kealohi]  placename. same as Kealohi.

Laeokimo [Lae-o-kimo]  placename. same as Laekimo. see Pāʻula.

Laeokūakaʻiwa [Lae-o-Kūakaʻiwa]  placename. point, south central Kahoʻolawe. Also called Kūakaʻiwa.

Laeokuikui [Lae-o-kuikui]  placename. point, northeast Kahoʻolawe. (kuikui is a variant of kukui, candlenut or light.)

lae oʻo  n. an expert. lit., mature brow. cf. lae ʻula. [He kanaka akamai a noʻeau i kāna ʻoihana.]

laeoʻo [lae·oʻo]  n. master's, as a degree at a university. also MA or MS (pronounced mūʻā, mūsā). cf. laepua, laeʻula. see muli puka. EDU

Ke kākau nei wau i kaʻu pepa no ka loaʻa ʻana o koʻu kēkelē laeoʻo.Iʻm writing my thesis to get my Master's degree.

kēkelē laeoʻomaster's degree

palapala laeoʻomaster's degree

Laeopalikū [Lae-o-pali-]  placename. point, Kawaihau district, Kauaʻi. lit.: point of steep cliff.

Laeopūhili [Lae-o-Pūhili]  placename. point, Honuʻapo qd., Hawaiʻi. lit.: Pūhili's point.

lae paʻa₁  vs. hard headed, obstinate, stubborn, closed in mind and hostile to new ideas. lit., hard brow.

lae paʻa₂  n. term for kauā, outcast. lit., marked forehead, probably referring to tattoo marks on forehead.

laepaa  s. Name of a servant marked in the forehead. see laepuni.

Laepaʻakai [Lae-paʻakai]  placename. points, Hōnaunau, Hawaiʻi, and south Lānaʻi. lit.: salt point.

Laepālolo [Lae-pālolo]  placename. point, north Lānaʻi. lit.: clay point.

Lā ʻepa o ʻApelila  April Fools' Day (EH)

Laepaoʻo [Lae-paoʻo]  placename. land section, Kalapana qd., Hawaiʻi. lit.: paoʻo fish point.

laepua [lae·pua]  n. baccalaureate, bachelor's, as a degree at a university. lit., emerging wisdom. also BA or BS (pronounced bēʻā, bēsā). cf. laeoʻo, laeʻula. see mua puka. EDU

kēkelē laepuabachelor's degree

Loaʻa maila koʻu kēkelē laepua ma ke Kulanui o Hawaiʻi.I got my bachelor's degree at the University of Hawaiʻi.

palapala laepuabachelor's degree

lae puni  n. term for kauā, outcast.

laepuni  s. Name of a servant marked in the forehead; o ka poe kauwa i hoailonaia ma ka lae, ua kapaia he kauwa laepuni.

lae puʻu  n. bulging forehead. BOD

laeʻula  n. a well-trained, clever person; expert. lit., red brow [red being the sacred color]. cf. lae oʻo.

laeʻula [lae·ʻula]  n. doctorate, as a degree at a university. also kauka. kēkelē laeʻula. doctorate degree. also palapala laeʻula. cf. laeoʻo, laepua. EDU

Ke hana nei ʻo Kale no kōna kēkelē laeʻula ma ke kālaimeaola.Kale is working on his doctorate degree in biology.

Laeuliuli [lae·uli·uli]  S  n. Cape Verde. lit., green cape. G

mokupuni ʻo LaeuliuliCape Verde Islands

Laewahie [Lae-wahie]  placename. rocky point, north Lānaʻi. lit.: firewood point.

laha₁  S  vs.
  • extended, spread out, broad,
  • published, circulated, distributed, disseminated, promulgated,
  • advertised, broadcast, widespread,
  • increased, numerous,
  • common, general, ordinary.
. see laha ʻole, rare, choice, unique; not spread, not common... bc [(MP) PPn *lafa-lafa, flat and/or broad] [Ka loaʻa ʻana o kekahi mea ma nā wahi a pau. ʻIke ʻia, lohe ʻia ma ke ākea; ʻike ka poʻe a pau. Loaʻa ma nā wahi a pau.],₁₅,₁₄

hoʻolahato spread abroad, publish, advertise, broadcast, disseminate, distribute, circulate, make known, promulgate, increase, propagate; advertisement, propagation, publicity

hoʻolaha hoʻolilonotice of sale

hoʻolaha kūʻainotice of sale

hoʻolaha lima hanahelp-wanted ad

hoʻolaha manaʻoʻiʻopropagation of the faith

Ua laha nui ka pānini.Cactus grows far and wide.

laha  v. To spread out; to extend laterally; to make broad; to enlarge. To extend; to spread abroad, as a report; aole hoi i laha nui ka ai noa ia la, the free eating (i. e., the report of it) did not extend greatly on that day. To be distributed far and wide. To be circulated, as a proclamation. To increase; to spread out; to become numerous, as a people. Kin. 48:16. Hoo. To spread intelligence extensively. To promulgate, as a law or decree among the people. Luk. 2:1. To increase greatly; applied to beasts, birds, fish and men. adj. Broad; extended; spread out.

laha₂  n. gourd calabash painted with patterns. (HP 208) bc

laha  s. Name of a calabash broad and flat, but not high; he ipu nou. see nouu.

laha₃  n. a kind of yam with white flesh under the skin (HP 168), contrasting with those with purple-red flesh under the skin that were liked for medicine. bc ILL SWP

lāhai₁ [·hai]  vs. to poise aloft, as a kite.

lahai  v. To start up suddenly; to jump; to fly. To hover over; to remain suspended in the air, as a bird, see lehai.

lāhai₂ [·hai]  rare var. of lēhei, lēkei, to leap.

lāhai₃ [·hai]  n. short wing fence to guide cattle to a corral.

lahaina₁  n. a variety of sugar cane, usually free tasseling, heavy stooling, and with rather semierect to recumbent growth; large, long heavy tops. (HP 222)SUG

lahaina₂  n. a variety of sweet potato. (HP 142)SWP

lahaina₃  n. poising; leaping. see lāhai₁, .

lahaina.jpgborder=0Lahaina  placename. district, quadrangle, town, roadstead, West Maui, formerly the gathering place for whalers, and the capital of the Islands from 1820 to 1845. Surfing sites on both sides of the harbor are known as Lahaina Lefts and Lahaina Rights. The associated wind is Kauaʻula. see Lāhainā.

Lāhainā [-hainā]  Lahaina (EH)

Lāhainā [-hainā]  placename. old pronunciation of Lahaina. lit.: cruel sun (said to be named for droughts).

lahainaluna.jpgborder=0Lahaina Luna  placename. stream, ditch, school, and high school established in 1831 above Lahaina, Maui. (RC 405). The first Hawaiian newspaper was printed here in 1834. lit.: upper Lahaina.

lahalaha [laha·laha]  S   also said of a hen covering her chickens with her wings. redup. of laha₁, extended, spread out... [(MP) PPn *lafa-lafa, flat and/or broad] [Ākea o ka umauma me ke kua.]₁₄BIR

hoʻolahalaharedup. of hoʻolaha

lele hoʻolahalahato soar in the air with outspread wings; to hover without perceptible wing movement

umauma lahalahabroad chest

lahalaha  v. The 13th conj. of laha. To spread out much or often. Hoo. The same; also, to open, as the wings of a bird in order to fly. To brood over or upon, as a bird upon a nest.

lahalahai [laha·lahai]  redup. of lāhai₁, poise aloft, as a kite..., lāhai₂, to leap....

lahalahai  v. see lahai. The intensive of lahai. To hover over; to fly; to light upon, as from a flight. Hoo. To flutter over her young, as an eagle. Kanl. 32:11. see lalahai.

lahalahaina [laha·lahaina]  redup. of lahaina, leaping.

lahalaha wai [laha·laha wai]  n. broad puddle, pool.

lahalahawai  s. A broad puddle or pond of water.

lahalawai [lahala·wai]  slippery, muddy. (And.)

lahalawai  adv. Slippery; unpleasant to travel; ua helehele lahalawai i ka ua.

lahalile₁ [laha·lile]  n. dark navy-blue calico cloth with small white prints or polka dots. also laholile, shiny scrotum.

lahalile₂ [laha·lile]  n. a variety of sweet potato. SWP

lā hana  n. workday.

lahana  s. La, day, and hana, to work. A day's work; the work of a day.

lā hānau [ ·nau]  n. birthday.

Hauʻoli hānau.Happy birthday.

laha ʻole  S  vs. rare, choice, unique; not spread, not common.

Lā hāpala lehu  Ash Wednesday (EH)

lahapuni [laha·puni]  n. universality, i.e. the premise that the laws of physics work the same in all parts of the universe, in science. [+]SCI

lahe  rare var. of nahe, soft.

lāhea [·hea]  nvs. vile-smelling; stench; one of unsavory reputation. BAD

ka lāhea.The stench rises.

lahea  v. To be soft or rotten, as fruit or flesh. Hoo. To smell strong or rancid.

Lāhei [·hei]  n. a lua fighting stroke. LUA

lahi₁  vs. thin, frail, delicate. [Pn(NP) *lafi, thin]

hoʻolahito cause thinness, frailty; thin, frail

lahi  see pūaina lahi, colloid... SCI

lahi  adj. Thin; flat; opposite to manoanoa. He mele lahi.

lahi₂  n. a variety of sugar cane; the yellow mutation of laukona, otherwise same as laukona without variegations and stripes and more robust in growth. also ʻuala lehu. SUG

lahi  s. A species of white cane.

lahi₃  n. a variety of banana. BAN

lahia  v. To be involved and unjustly condemned with the guilty.

Lahiamanu [Lahi-a-manu]  placename. gulch, Kamalō qd., south Molokaʻi.

lahi kahakaha ʻākala [lahi kaha·kaha ʻā·kala]  n. a variety of sugar cane; a pink or light red, striped mutation of lahi₂, and otherwise same as lahi. lit., pink-striped lahi. (HP 223)SUG

lā hiki  nvs. eastern sun, rising sun; eastern. [Pn(NP) *fiti, rise, appear (esp. of heavenly bodies)]

Ka hiki ola.The life-bringing sun.

Mai ka hiki a ka kau.From sunrise to sunset [a whole day or whole life span]. (ON 2062)

Lāhikiola [-hiki-ola]  placename. same as Kalāhikiola.

lahilahi₁ [lahi·lahi] 
  • redup. of lahi₁, thin, frail, delicate....;
  • weak, as coffee;
  • flimsy.
also nahinahi. PCP *la(f,s)ila(f,s)i.

Kou pāpālina lahilahi.Your dainty cheeks. (song)

laina lahilahihairline, as in a computer program

lahilahi  adj. see lahi. Thin, as paper; gauze like; thin, as beaten gold.

lahilahi₂ [lahi·lahi]  vs. single-flowering, as a hibiscus. FLO

Lahilahi  placename. see Laukīnui, Maunalahilahi.

laho₁  n. scrotum; with qualifiers, a term of abuse. See saying, ule₁. cf. hoʻolaholaho, laho kole, laho oʻo, laho paka, laho ʻula. [(OC) PPn *laso, scrotum and testicles]BOD

laho  s. The testes of men or animals. see kowau and hua.

laho₂  n.
  • male, as below.
  • (fig., promiscuous male).

pipi lahobull

puaʻa lahoboar

Lā Hoʻālohaloha [ hoʻā·loha·loha]  n. Thanksgiving Day. lit., day for expression of affection.

lā hoʻano  n. var. spelling of lā hoʻāno, Holy day, day of worship. AltSpel

lā hoʻāno, lā hoʻano  n. Holy day, day of worship.

lāhoe₁ [·hoe]  rare var. of lāhai, to poise aloft, as a kite...; to leap...

lāhoe₂ [·hoe]  n. cactus. rare. PLA

laho heʻe  n. hernia, rupture. ILL

Lā hoʻihoʻi ea  Restoration Day. Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea, literally the day sovereignty was restored, a holiday celebrated in the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi. Set on July 31, modern observations of this day include ceremonies taking place at different sites around Hawaiʻi, including a key commemoration at Thomas Square in Honolulu. (EH)

laho kole  S  n. raw scrotum (an insulting reference to poverty). BOD

lahokole  s. Laho and kole, raw. A blackguard word; an epithet of reproach.

lahokū [laho·]  n. promiscuous male.

laholaho [laho·laho]  miserly; to hoard.

hoʻolaholahosame as laholaho; miserly; to hoard

laholena [laho·lena]  vs. lazy, indolent, idling. cf. lena₄.

He aha ʻoukou e laholena nei?Why are you idling?

laholile [laho·lile]  see lahalile, shiny scrotum...

laholio₁ [laho·lio]  nvs. rubber; automobile tire; elastic, rubbery. lit., horse scrotum.

laholio hoʻopaʻarubber band

laholio₂ [laho·lio]  n. India rubber (Ficus elastica). (Neal 312)PLA

laholio  s. Laho and lio, horse. A name given by Hawaiians to gum elastic or India rubber.

laholio hoʻopaʻa  rubber band (EH)

laholio hoʻopaʻa huila  tire of an automobile (EH)

lahomāpū [laho··]  n. kiwi fruit. also huaʻai kiwi. FOO

lahonua [laho·nua]  short for ola honua, earthly life, life on earth; to live...

lā hoʻoheihei waʻapā  regatta day (EH)

lā hoʻohiwahiwa  festive day (EH)

lā hoʻokahakaha [ hoʻo·kaha·kaha]  n. holiday on which everyone dresses up, enjoys sports, parties. lit., display day.

lahookahakaha  s. La, day, and hookahakaha, display. A day of exhibition, of display, of fine appearance; he la e hoike ai i ka hanohano; a public day.

Lā hoʻokuʻikahi  Armistice Day (EH)

Lahoʻole [Laho-ʻole]  placename. coastal area, Kahakuloa qd., Maui. lit.: without scrotum.

Lā Hoʻomaikaʻi [ hoʻo·mai·kaʻi]  n. Thanksgiving Day. lit., day to bless.

lā hoʻomalolo [ hoʻo·malolo]  n. Day of preparation (Mat. 27.62) ; day before the taboo day, hence Saturday. rare. 

lā hoʻomanaʻo [ hoʻo·manaʻo]  n. Day of commemoration, anniversary day.

laho oʻo  n. mature scrotum, said of a male who reaches maturity. BOD

lahooo  adj. Laho and oo, ripe; mature. Hard; stingy; close; applied to persons.

Lā hoʻopau kaua  Armistice Day (EH)

laho paka  n. crinkled scrotum (implication that there has been excessive drinking of kava). KAV BOD

lahopaka  s. A reproachful epithet; a blackguard word signifying cracked testicles. A stingy man.

lahopipi [laho·pipi]  n. eggplant (Solanum melongena). (Neal 744)PLA

laho pipi  n. bull scrotum, as eaten. BOD

laho pōkaʻokaʻo [laho ·kaʻo·kaʻo]  n. dry scrotum (an insult similar to laho kole). BOD

lahoʻula  n. red scrotum (an insult similar to laho kole).

lahoula  s. Laho and ula, red. A term of reproach; a railing.

lahu  adj. Forbidden; prohibited; usually applied to food; as, ka ai i lahuia, the forbidden food; in this, it is equivalent to kapu.

lāhui₁ [·hui]  nvs. nation, race, tribe, people, nationality; great company of people; species, as of animal or fish, breed; national, racial. bc [PPn *lafu, group of animals or birds (Rby)]FIS

ʻAoʻao Lepupalika lāhui.National Republican Party.

hoʻolāhuito form a nation, race, etc

lāhui ʻaeʻanomadic people, gypsy

lāhui kauaa warring people; a large company of soldiers (rare)

lāhui pua a lalocommoner

lāhui [·hui]  n. species, in biology. also see kālaipuolo lāhui, lāhulu. also lāhulu. FIS

also paihaʻakei ʻili. FIS

ʻāpana ʻahaʻōlelo lāhuicongressional district, in government

paihaʻakei lāhuiracism, i.e. adhering to a belief that one's own race is superior to another race

lāhui₂ [·hui]  vi. to assemble, gather together. bc [Pn(EP) *raafui, group of animals or birds (Rby)]

lahui  s. La, day, and hui, to unite. A time of coming together; hence, an assemblage; a company; a union of many. see the following words and lahu above.

lāhui₃ [·hui]  vt. to prohibit, forbid, lay a taboo, proclaim a law (possibly -i is a transitivizer; cf. and Samoan lafu, to prohibit). (Gram. 6.6.4)   bc [Pn(EP) *raafui, prohibit]LAW

hoʻolāhuito cause to be consecrated; to taboo

Lāhui ʻia ka walaʻau e Pele.Loud talk was prohibited by Pele.

lahui  v. see lahu. To prohibit; to forbid; to lay a kapu; to proclaim a law or ordinance.

lāhui aeʻa, lāhui ʻaeʻa  nomadic people, gypsy (EH)

lāhui ʻaeʻa  var. spelling of lāhui aeʻa, nomadic people, gypsy

lahuiaina  s. Lahui and aina, land. The nations of many lands; spoken of collectively, the people of many countries.

lāhui emi [·hui emi]  n. depleted species. also lāhulu emi. cf. ʻane halapohe.

lāhui hele mau  nomadic people (EH)

lāhui hui pū [·hui hui ]  n. united nation.

Lāhui HuipūUnited Nations

lā huikala [ hui·kala]  n. Day of purification ceremonies. cf. huikala.

lahuikala  s. La, day, and huikala, to purify. A day for purification, in ancient religious ceremonies.

lāhui kanaka, lāhui kānaka [·hui kanaka]  n. nation, people, tribe, multitude; mankind, humanity.

lāhui kanaka [·hui kanaka]  n. ethnic group. [+]

lahuikanaka  s. Lahui, collection, and kanaka, people. A body of people collectively. Oihk. 18:24. The people under one chief or king in distinction from those of another. Kin. 10:5. Collective bodies united in one people; a union of men, but under different chiefs; i mea e pono ai no na lahuikanaka o ko kakou pae aina; hence, As in modern times, a nation; a people. 1 Nal. 18:10. A people without a king; any multitude; he poe, he pae, he puu.

lāhui kānaka  n. var. spelling of lāhui kanaka, nation, people, tribe, multitude; mankind, humanity. AltSpel

lahuikaua  s. Lahui, assemblage, and kaua, war. People assembled for war; warriors; a company of soldiers.

lāhui laʻa  consecrated nation (EH)

lāhui pua o lalo  commoner (EH)

lāhulu [·hulu]  n. species, in biology. also lāhui. SCI

Kānāwai Lāhulu ʻAne HalapoheEndangered Species Act

lāhulu emidepleted species

pili lāhulurelated species

lāhulu ʻē [·hulu ʻē]  n. alien species. lit., foreign species. [+]

lai₁  n. name applied to the species of Scomberoides, fish. [(MP) PPn *lai, fish sp. (Scomberoides sancti-patri)]FIS

lai  Name of a species of fish.

lai₂, rai  rye. also huapalaoa ʻeleʻele. Eng.

laʻi  nvs. calm, stillness, quiet, peace, contentment, tranquillity; solace; serene, as of sea, sky, wind; quiet, silent, peaceful, pacific, tranquil, contented; to find peace. see ex., forecast. [(OC) PPn *laki, the westerly quarter; wind from that quarter and weather associated with it] [Mālie; meha; ʻaʻohe kani a ʻoni nui ʻana.]₁₄BIR

hoʻolaʻito cause to be still; to poise aloft, as a bird; to quiet, as a mob; to cease talking; calm; peaceful, quiet

ka laʻi o Hauola"Peace and comfort. There is a stone in the sea at Lahaina, Pōhaku o Hauola, where pregnant women went to sit to ensure an easy birth..." (ON 1425)

laʻi, ʻihiʻihi ē.Silent night, holy.

lai  s. Used for lani, the heavens, especially when the sky is clear and the weather calm; e ke alii wahine o ka lai. Laieik. 154.

-laʻi  transitivizer, as in kaulaʻi, kulaʻi, lualaʻi. (Gram. 6.6.4)   Perhaps PPN *-raki.

lai  Any calm still place; e noho mai a i ka lai o Lele. Still, as water; pohu, malie o ka lai. see malino. Any still, silent place; he wahi mehameha, hakanu. v. To be calm; to make no noise; to be silent; ua lai loa ia po, it was very still that night. Hoo. To quiet; to appease, as a mob. Oih. 19:35. To be quiet, as the elements. adj. Calm; still; quiet; shining, as the surface of the sea in a calm. A calm still place in the sea where there is no ripple and the sea is like a looking-glass.

lāʻī  n. ti leaf (contraction of lau kī). TII PLA

kumu lāʻīti plant (NKE12 I:80)

ma lalo o ka malu o kumu lāʻau a me kumu lāʻīin the shade of the trees and the ti plants (Wilikoki 30)

lai  s. The leaf of the ki plant. see laui and lauki.

laʻia  rare var. of laʻi. MUS

kai laʻia.The tranquil seas. (chant)

lāʻie₁  short for lau ʻie, ʻie vine leaf.

Lāʻie₂  n. place name, windward Oʻahu. Mormon Temple and Brigham Young University-Hawaiʻi site.

Lāʻie₃  var. spelling of Lāʻieikawai, the heroine of the romance of the same name called 'the masterpiece of Hawaiian romantic fiction'...

Lāʻie  placename. small land division, Makawao; coastal area, Māʻalaea qd.; cave and hill, Haleakalā Crater, Maui. Land section, town, elementary school, bay, point, and the site of the Church College of Hawaiʻi, Kahuku qd., Oʻahu. Lāʻiekawai is the traditional birthplace of the sacred princess Lāʻieikawai (Lāʻie in the water). The princess was taken to the mythical paradise Paliuli (green cliff on Hawaiʻi. (Beckwith, 1919; HM.) see Mālaekahana, Waiʻāpuka. lit.: ʻie leaf.

Lāʻieikawai, Lāʻie [Lāʻie-i-ka-wai]  the heroine of the romance of the same name called 'the masterpiece of Hawaiian romantic fiction' (HM 534). Lāʻie was hidden at birth in a pool at Lāʻie, Oahu, and later reared in a sacred house of yellow feathers at Paliuli, a mythical paradise on Hawaiʻi. ʻAiwohikupua of Kauaʻi vainly wooed her. She adopted his Maile sisters. They found her a god husband who lived in the sun — Kaʻōnohiokalā (the eyeball of the sun) — but he was unfaithful. Lāʻie was worshiped as ka wahine o ka liʻulā, the lady of the twilight. Using traditional motifs, Haleʻole (in (Laie)) wrote this long story in imitation of European romances. lit., ʻie leaf in the water. see Kaʻōnohiokalā; Maile; Waka.

Lāʻie Maloʻo  placename. that part of Lāʻie village, Oʻahu, toward Honolulu. lit.: dry Lāʻie.

Lāʻiepuʻu [Lāʻie-puʻu]  placename. hill, Haleakalā Crater, East Maui. lit.: ʻie leaf hill.

Lāʻie Wai  placename. that part of Lāʻie village, Oʻahu, with the pond and streams. lit.: wet Lāʻie.

laiki, raisi  n. rice (Oryza sativa). Eng. (Neal 69–71)PLA FOO

laiki palaifried rice (NKE)

laiki, lāisi  n. rice. PLA FOO

laiki keʻokeʻowhite rice. also lāisi keʻokeʻo

laiki mākuʻebrown rice. also lāisi mākuʻe

laiki mōchīmochi rice. also lāisi mōchī

pōpō laikirice ball, musubi. also pōpō lāisi, musubī

laiki  s. Hawaiian orthography for raisi. Eng. Rice; a vegetable; a species of grain. s. Rice, &c.

Laiki  placename. place, Kailua, Oʻahu, the site of the country home of Arthur H. Rice built in about 1915. Mr. Rice planted ironwood trees as a windbreak and coconut palms as a copra plantation (some ironwoods and coconuts still remain). When the plantation failed he raised cattle here and at Mōkapu. After his death in the 1950s, his home was demolished and the land subdivided. lit.: Rice.

laikī [lai·]  n. litchi. Eng. PLA FOO

laikī [lai·]  n. lychee, litchi. PLA FOO

lāʻiki  vs. tight, as a dress; painfully stuffed, as the stomach after overeating; narrow, as a gate opening (contraction of lāʻā, wide, and iki, small).

lima lāʻikilong, narrow sleeve

laiki  v. To cram; to stuff; to throw together confusedly; to eat too much; to be full, as an over-loaded stomach. s. Fullness, as of the stomach from over-eating; ua laiki ka opu. adj. Full, as the stomach from eating too much.

laiki loloa  n. long rice.

laikini [lai·kini]  n. license. Eng.

wahine laikinilicensed prostitute

laikini hahai holoholona [lai·kini hahai holo·holona]  n. hunting license.

laikini kaʻa [lai·kini kaʻa]  n. auto or vehicle license.

laikini kalaiwa kaʻa [lai·kini kalaiwa kaʻa]  n. driver's license.

laikini kī pū [lai·kini ]  n. firearms license.

laʻikū₁ [laʻi·]  nvs. great calm, quiet, peace, serenity; becalmed. [Ka maluhia a mālie maoli.]WIN

laiku  s. A calm, either with reference to the atmosphere, without wind, or to the stillness of the ocean, without wave or ripple; he pohu, he malie hinu no ka moana.

Laʻikū₂ [laʻi·]  name of a wind associated with Hālawa, Molokaʻi. (For. 5:103) WIN

laila  loc.n. there, then (usually pronounced leila or lila). laila follows particles with varying meanings: (Gram. 2.7, 8.6)   bc [Pn(CE) *reira, there (a place already mentioned)]

ā lailathen

ʻaʻohe aʻu mea makemake o lailathere is nothing I want there

he ʻoluʻolu laila poʻethe people of that locality are kind

i lailathere, at that place

lailaof that place, local

mai lailafrom there, thence

mai laila mai ā hiki i kēia mau makahikifrom then until the present years


no lailatherefore, for that reason, hence, consequently; belonging to that place

o lailaof that place

laila  adv. Referring to time, then; at that time; referring to place, there; at that place. It almost always takes one of the simple prepositions, a, i, o, no, ko, ka, ma or mai. see each of the compounds in their places; also, Gram. § 68 and § 165, 2d class.

laʻilaʻi₁ [laʻi·laʻi]  redup of laʻi, calm, stillness, quiet, peace, contentment, tranquillity; solace; serene, as of sea, sky, wind...; light-hearted.


laʻilaʻi₂ [laʻi·laʻi]  n. a variety of sweet potato. SWP

Laʻilaʻi₃  in Hawaiian mythology, in the Kumulipo, the first person, a woman.

Na ka moʻokuauhau i kapa ʻia ʻo Kumulipo, i haʻi ʻia mai ai he wahine ke kanaka mua loa, ʻo Laʻilaʻi kona inoa...The genealogy called Kumulipo says that the very first person was a woman named Laʻilaʻi... (Malo 3:2)

lailai  v. see lai. To be very calm and clear, as the sun; i ka wa e lailai ana ka la maluna o ka aina. Laieik. 158.

laima  see pāpapa. FOO

pāpapa laimalima bean

laimana [lai·mana]  n. layman. Eng. rare. 

laimi  n. lime. Eng. FOO

Laʻimi [La-ʻimi]  placename. road and old section of Nuʻuanu Valley, Honolulu. (Sterling and Summers 6:213.). lit.: day [of] seeking.

laina₁  n. hives, urticaria ILL

laina  s. A kind of eruption on the body like shingles.

laina₂  line, row, verse. Eng.

laina  n. line, as on a basketball court. SPO

laina ʻaoʻaoside line

laina iwi side line of the key on a basketball court

laina kumubase or end line

laina₃  cane trash, bagasse. Eng. (rind). PLA

Lāina  n. Line (Islands). Eng. [+]G

Ka pae moku ʻo LāinaLine Islands

laina ʻekolu mika  n. three-meter line, in volleyball. see laina ʻumi kapuaʻi, ʻaʻena ʻekolu mika. SPO

laina helu  n. number line, in math. MTH

laina helu   n. international date line. lit., line (for) counting days.

laina hīnaʻi [laina ·naʻi]  n. end line, on a basketball court. lit., basket line. also laina hupa, laina kumu, laina poʻo. SPO

Nou wale akula ʻo Barkley i ke kinipōpō mai ka laina hīnaʻi a hiki i ka hoa kime ma kekahi poʻo o ke kahua.Barkley whipped the ball from the base line to his teammate at the other end of the court.

laina hoʻokeʻekeʻe  zigzag lines (EH)

laina hoʻouka [laina hoʻo·uka]  n. scrimmage line, in football. lit., attack line. SPO

laina hupa  n. end line, on a basketball court. lit., basket line. also laina hīnaʻi, laina kumu, laina poʻo. SPO

Hoʻomaka ka ʻaoʻao kūlele mai ka laina hupa a holo i kekahi ʻaoʻao.The offense starts from the end line and goes all the way to the other end.

laina ʻike  n. line of sight, sight line. lit., line (to) see. also laina lena.

laina ʻikepili [laina ʻike·pili]  n. data stream, as in a computer program. lit., data line. CMP

laina kālailai [laina ·lai·lai]  n. transect, i.e. a sample area, as of vegetation, usually in the form of a long strip. lit., line (to) analyze.

laina kaula waha  n. reins, lines. lit., bridle (rope mouth) lines.

lainakini [laina·kini]  same as ʻainakini, navy blue cloth.

laina noa  n. free throw line, in basketball. SPO

Inā hoʻokuʻia ʻia ʻoe ʻoe e kaha ana i ka hīnaʻi ma loko o ka puka , e hele ʻoe i ka laina noa.If you are fouled while driving to the basket within the key, you will go to the free throw line.

laina kūlele [laina ·lele]  n. offensive line, in football. lit., offense line. SPO

laina kūpale [laina ·pale]  n. defensive line, in football. lit., defending line. also laina pale. SPO

laina kūwaena [laina ·waena]  n. half-court line, on a basketball court. lit., median line. SPO

Ua ʻia ke kinipōpō mai ka laina kūwaena mai, a ʻuāʻuā aʻela ke anaina i ke komo ʻana i loko o ka hīnaʻi.The ball was shot from the half-court line, and the crowd screamed when the ball went in the basket.

laina lahilahi [laina lahi·lahi]  n. hairline, as in a computer program. lit., thin line. CMP

laina lakikū, laina latitū [laina laki·]  n. parallel, i.e. an imaginary circle on the earth's surface parallel to the equator and designated in degrees of latitude. lit., latitude line.

laina latitū  n. var. spelling of laina lakikū, parallel... AltSpel

laina lena  n. line of sight, sight line. also laina ʻike.

laina lonikū [laina loni·]  n. meridian, a line of longitude. lit., longitude line. see melekiana.[+]STA

laina lonikū lani [laina loni· lani]  n. celestial meridian. lit., sky meridian. cf. laina lonikū.[+]STA

laina manawa  n. time line.

laina mokuahi [laina moku·ahi]  n. steamship line.

laina o ke kōkua hua mele [laina o ke ·kua hua mele]  n. horizontal line on a musical staff. lit., line of the musical staff. also laina o ke kōkua. cf. wā o ke kōkua hua mele. MUS

laina pale  n. defensive line, in football. lit., defense line. also laina kūpale. SPO

laina pāweo [laina ·weo]  n. skew line, in math. see pāweo. MTH

laina ʻumi kapuaʻi [laina ʻumi kapu·aʻi]  n. ten-foot line, in volleyball. Niʻihau. see laina ʻekolu mika, ʻaʻena ʻumi kapuaʻi. SPO

laʻiokona₁ [laʻi-o-Kona]  n. a variety of sweet potato. lit., calm of Kona. SWP

laʻiokona₂ [laʻi-o-Kona]  design on a tapa beater. TAP

laipala [lai·pala]  same as laipila, libel.

lauipala.jpgborder=0lāʻīpala [lāʻī·pala]  n. a bright-yellow reef fish (Zebrasoma flavescens). lit., yellow ti leaf. also lauʻīpala, laukīpala. FIS

laipela, raifela [lai·pela]  n. rifle. Eng.

laipila [lai·pila]  nvt. libel; to libel. Eng.

laipila hoʻālaala kipi  sedition libel (EH)

laʻipū [laʻi·]  vs. to be peaceful. [Ka maluhia maoli.]

lāisi  n. rice. Niʻihau. see laiki.

laka₁  vs., vt. tame, domesticated, gentle, docile; attracted to, fond of; to tame, domesticate, attract. see ex. ʻena₂. bc [(EO) PPn *lata, tame, domesticated] [ʻAʻole ʻāhiu; hiki ke launa me ke kanaka e like me ka hānaiahuhu. Ke ʻano mālie o ka holoholona, ʻaʻole ʻāhiu, hiki ke mālama ʻia ma ka hale. ʻĀhiu ʻole.]₁₄,₁₇,₁₉ANI

Ē Laka ē e laka i ka leo, e laka i ka loaʻa, e laka i ka waiwai.O Laka, attract the voice, attract profit, attract wealth. (UL 34)

hoʻolakato tame, domesticate; to treat with kindness, as a child or animal, so as to familiarize with one

Mai ʻena i ke kanaka i laka aku.Don't shy away from a person attracted [to you]. (ON 2042)

Nui ka laka o kēia keiki i ke kupuna.This child is so fond of the grandparent.

laka  v. To tame, as a wild animal; to feed to the full. Hoo. To bring under, as a ferocious beast; to render docile and obdient; to tame; to domesticate. lak. 3:7. adj. Well fed; tame; domesticated; familiar; gentle; not ferocious; the opposite of hihiu. s. Domesticated or tamed animals.

laka₂  nvt. lock, padlock; to lock. Eng. bc

laka  n. lock; to lock. see pahu laka.

E laka ʻoe i ka ʻīpuka a paʻa.Lock the door.

laka₃  n. lark. Eng. bc BIR

laka  The name of a species of bird, perhaps; kani ka laka.

Laka₄  goddess of the hula, maile, ʻieʻie, and other forest plants (UL 24), often identified with Kapoʻulakīnaʻu. see Maile. HUL

Laka₅  a hero whose log, which was felled for a canoe, was found growing upright the following morning.

Laka₆  a god worshiped by canoe makers; also known as Kuʻōhiʻalaka (upright ʻōhiʻa tree Laka). (Malo 82)

lākā [·]  n. lascar [East Indian sailor]. Eng.

lakaheke [laka·heke]  n. loghead [loggerhead, thick-headed or stupid person]. Eng.

laka helu  n. combination lock. lit., lock (with) numbers. cf. helu laka.

Lakakane  s. The name of a god; the god of dances; he akua no ka poe hula.

lakalaka [laka·laka]  redup. of laka₁, tame... [(EO) PPn *lata, tame, domesticated]

hoʻolakalakaredup. of hoʻolaka

lakalaka  v. see laka. Hoo. To tame; to domesticate; e hoopau i ka noho hihiu ana.

laka maʻaka  n. caps lock, as on a computer or typewriter keyboard. CMP

ke pihi laka maʻakacaps lock key. also pihi laka

lākana₁ [·kana]  n. lantana (Lantana camara), a thorny tropical American bush with variegated flower heads, yellow, orange, red, white, and pink. Eng. Also lanakana (Niʻihau), mikinolia hihiu, mikinolia hohono, mikinolia kukū. (Neal 722–4)PLA FLO

Lākana₂, Ladana [·kana]  n. London. Eng. G

E aha ana kuʻu lani, e lualaʻi i Lākana.What is my lord doing, enjoying life in London. (chant for Kalākaua)

Lā kanu lāʻau  Arbor Day (EH)

Lā Kāpaki [ ·paki]  n. Sabbath Day.

lakapī  n. rugby (KAN)

Lākapu [-kapu]  placename. road near the airport, Honolulu. (TM). lit.: taboo day.

lā kau  n. setting sun. see lā hiki.

lakauā [lakau·ā]  vs. domesticated, as a pet or for work. cf. ʻāhiu, lōhiu.

laka uai  n. sliding latch. lit., sliding lock.

Lā kaulele  Leap Year's Day (EH)

Lā Kau Pua  n. Decoration Day. lit., day to place flowers. FLO

Lakawia [laka·wia]  n. Latvia. Eng. G

lāke  see manu lāke, lark... BIR

lākea [·kea]  vs. fair, white, of complexion. rare. 

lā kea  n. white fin. FIS

lākeʻe [·keʻe]  S   var. of lāpeʻe, bent, crooked... [Ka waiho kapakahi ʻana me ke kekeʻe nui.]₁₀

lakee  v. To coil up, as a snake or centipede; to double over; to bend, as a flexible substance. adj. Bent; crooked; doubled over.

lakeke  n. jacket, blouse. CLO

lakeke  n. blouse. Niʻihau. also palauki. cf. lākeke. CLO

lākeke [·keke]  n. jacket. cf. lakeke. Eng. CLO

lakeke  s. The Hawaiian pronunciation of the English jacket. A roundabout.

lakeke hoʻolana  n. life jacket (HE)

lākene  n. see kukui lākene, hanging lantern, as Japanese type... Eng. (lantern).

lākewe [·kewe]  same as lākeʻe, bending.

lakewe  s. see lakee. Anything flexible; easily bending. A person leaning or bending from weakness or disease.

laki  nvs. luck, lucky. see ex. keha. Eng.

hoʻolakito bring luck; lucky

pili helu lakilottery

Laki  placename. road, ʻĀlewa Heights, Honolulu. (TM). lit.: lucky.

lākī₁ [·]  nvs. ti leaf (short for lau kī). TII

lākī₂ [·]  vs. stunted, as of plants that have matured. PLA

Lākī mai lāua ulu ʻana.Their growth was stunted [of plants]. (Kep. 93)

lakika₁, radika  n. radix. Eng.

lakika₂  n. radish. Eng. FOO

lākike, latike [·kike]  n. lattice. Eng.

lakikū, latitu [laki·]  n. latitude. Eng. [Ke ana ʻana o ka mamao ma luna o ka ʻili o ka honua mai ka ʻākau a me ka hema mai ka pōʻai waena honua aku ma nā laina e waiho pilipā ana me na kōā paʻa ma waena o kēlā me kēia.]

lakikū, latitū [laki·]  n. latitude. cf. lonikū. Eng. GEO

laina lakikūparallel, i.e. an imaginary circle on the earth's surface parallel to the equator and designated in degrees of latitude. also laina latitū

Lakimau [Laki-mau]  placename. street, Kapahulu section, Honolulu, the nickname for Paul K. Strauch, whose father, P.E.R. Strauch, was the realtor who opened the tract. (TM). lit.: always lucky.

Lākina, Latina [·kina]  n. Latin.

inoa LākinaLatin or scientific name

lakio, ratio  n. ratio. Eng.

lākiō [·kiō]  n. ratio; rate, i.e. a ratio that compares different kinds of units, in math; quantity, amount, or degree of something measured per unit of something else, as of time. see pakuhi lākiō. Eng.

ma ka lākiō he 60 mil/hlat the rate of 60 mph

lākiō anapuni [·kiō ana·puni]  n. constant of proportionality, in math. lit., ratio (of) circumference. MTH

lākiō hānau [·kiō ·nau]  n. birth rate, natality. lit., rate (of) birth. [+]

lakio like  n. proportion, equal ratio.

lākiō like [·kiō like]  n. proportion, proportional, in math; equal ratio. lit., same ratio.

lakio like ʻano hui  n. compound proportion.

lakio like huli hope  n. indirect-inverse or reciprocal proportion.

lakio like kaukahi [lakio like kau·kahi]  n. simple proportion or ratio.

lakio like kūpono [lakio like ·pono]  n. direct proportion, equal ratio.

lākiō paʻapū wai [·kiō paʻa· wai]  n. specific gravity, relative gravity. lit., water density ratio.

lako  nvs. supply, provisions, gear, fixtures, plenty; wealth; well-supplied, well-furnished, well-equipped; rich, prosperous. bc [Pn(CE) *rato, ?? [supplied, provided, spread...]] [Loaʻa nā mea a pau e pono ai, a keu aku paha.]₁₅,₁₄

hoʻolakoto supply, equip, provide, furnish, enrich

lako  v. To possess what is necessary for any purpose; to be supplied with requisite means of doing a thing; to be supplied with; to have a sufficiency; eia na kanaka i lako i kela mau mea; to be fitted out or furnished with what is requisite for use or ornament, as the works of nature; ua lakoia ka honua nei i ka mauna, i ka awaawa, i ka pohaku, &c. Hoo. To provide a supply for the needy. Hal. 146:9. To supply a competency for a living. 1 Tim. 5:8. Aole ke alii i ike i na mea i hoolakoia nei, the king did not know what things were provided here. To be endowed; to be furnished; to be supplied. Kanl. 28:11. To supply what is wanting. s. A supply; a fullness; a sufficiency. adj. Rich; prosperous; completely furnished with every necessary convenience.

lākō [·]  n. sugar-cane leaf (same as lāʻō, contraction of lau kō). PLA SUG

lako  s. For lauko. The leaf of the sugar-cane.

lako ʻaiʻē [lako ʻai·ʻē]  n. loan, i.e. money lent at interest; to have a loan. lit., provision (through) debt. also ʻaiʻē. cf. hoʻolako ʻaiʻē, lawe ʻaiʻē.

lā kōʻele [ paʻa·hao]  n. days of labor required of tenants. Also kōʻele, lā paʻahao. see paʻahao₂. (RC 378)

lako gula  var. spelling of lako kula₂, jewelry...

lako hale  n. furniture and fixtures for a house. same as pono hale;

lako hanu  n. breathing equipment, as for use in space exploration.

lako hao  n. hardware, such as tools made of metal. lit., supply (of) metal tools. cf. lako paʻa. TOO

hale kūʻai lako haohardware store

lā koho  election day (EH)

lako hoʻonani [lako hoʻo·nani]  n. jewelry. also lako kāhiko. cf. lako kula. CLO

lako hoʻopuka [lako hoʻo·puka]  n. factors of production, in economics. lit., supplies (for) producing.

lako kāhiko [lako ·hiko]  n. jewelry. also lako hoʻonani. cf. lako kula. CLO

pahu lako kāhikojewelry box (KAN)

lako kākau [lako ·kau]  n. stationery supplies.

lako kaua  n. war supplies, ammunition, munitions, armament.

hoʻolako kauato supply arms, arm, fortify

lako keʻena  n. office supplies.

lako kula₁  n. school supplies.

lako kula₂, lako gula  n. jewelry, especially gold.

lakolako [lako·lako]  rare redup. of lako, supply...

hoʻolakolakoredup. of hoʻolako

lakolako [lako·lako]  n. accessories, peripherals, as for a computer. CMP

lakolako  v. see lako. To enrich, &c. Hoo. To furnish; to provide for, as for family use, or for any occasion. Mat. 12:54.

lako lawaiʻa  n. fishing tackle. FIS

Lakoloa [Lako-loa]  placename. street, Honolulu airport. (TM). lit.: very wealthy.

lako paʻa  n. hardware, as for a computer. lit., solid gear. cf. lako polokalamu, lako hao. CMP

lako polokalamu [lako polo·kalamu]  n. software, as for a computer. lit., program gear. cf. lako paʻa. CMP

lako pono kaua  munitions (EH)

lākou [·kou]  pronoun. they, them (more than two). see e lākou ala and e lākou nei for use of lākou as a third person plural vocative. (Gram. 8.2)   bc [PPn *laa-utolu, third person plural independent pronoun: *(ki)laa-(u)to(l)u]

lākoutheir [a-form]

lākoutheir [o-form]

lākou ihothey themselves

lakou  pers. pron The third person plural of the personal pronouns. They; used mostly of persons. Gram. § 122 and § 139,3.

lakua  to talk incongruously, mixing proper and improper talk. (And.)

lakua  v. see laukua. To put together words incongruously; to talk foolishly and wisely, properly and improperly at once; ua lauwili, ua hoi hope, ua lakua, ua hopu hewa.

lā kula  school day (EH)

lā kulāia [ kulā·ia]  n. Day of celebration in honor of a chief.

lā kūlia  lucky day (EH)

lakuna, rakuna  n. raccoon. Eng. ANI

lakuna  n. raccoon. ANI

Lā Kūʻokoʻa  Independence Day (EH)

lala₁  nvs. diagonal, slanting, oblique; diagonal surfing or surf. [Pn(EP) *rara, side, to be on the side, move to the side] [Ka ʻaoʻao o ka nalu e hiō ana, ʻaʻole naʻe i haki ka nalu, ke nānā ʻia ka loa o ka nalu.]

Heʻe ana i ka lala , hoʻi ana i ka muku.Surf out diagonally, come back on the crest. (Thrum's Annual, 1896, page 109, says that the lala is the seaward side of a wave building up to break; a third interpretation is that lala is a wave to the right, and muku a wave to the left.). (song for Kalākaua)

hoʻolalato turn aside

lalato blow at an angle, of the wind

lala  n. diagonal. see lala kūpono, kaha lala.

E kau i kēia mau kikohoʻe i like ka huinanui ma lala pākahi me ka -3.Arrange these digits so that their total will be -3 on each diagonal.

n. split end, in football. see ʻāwaʻa lala. cf. muku. SPO

lala₂  vi. to warm, as over a fire, to warm oneself by a fire; to bask in the sun; to cook over a fire. cf. ʻōlala₂. [(AN) PPn *rara, heat over fire to smoke, grill, roast (of food) or render supple (of leaves): *(l,r)a(l,r)(gi)]

lala₃  vs. bright, shiny. PPN *lala.

lala  see la, sun. To bask in the sunshine. To be hot, as the sun. The shining or glazing of varnish on leather.

lala₄  vs. thin. also ʻōlala.

lala₅  n. cap visor.

lala₆  n. a small bait fish (no data). FIS

lala₇  vt. to straighten.

lala  To set a copy for writing, as a teacher. To make straight; to straighten, as a stick of timber that is sprung.

lala₈  n. a style of diagonal quilting.

lala₉  the four corners of a house. (And.)

lala  The four corners of a house.

lālā₁ [·]  nvi. branch, limb, bough, coconut frond; timber, as of outrigger boom or float; wing of an army; to branch out, form branches, diverge. bc [(OC) PPn *raʻa-raʻa, small branch]CN TRE CAN

hoʻolālāto cause to branch out, as by topping; to branch out. to lay out land areas; to mark with lines; to plan, make plans or projects (see ex., ʻōhio)

lālā olaperson with offspring

lālā ʻolewithout branches; fig., childless

lālā ʻuʻukusmall branch, twig

lala  v. To begin a piece of work or a job. To draw the outline of a piece of land desired; to mark out the plan or lines of what is to be done. s. The limb or branch of a tree; lala laau, branches of trees. A limb of the human or animal frame. adj. For laa, l inserted. see laa. Consecrated; set apart for a particular purpose; kala lala, money given for pious uses; aole oia i hookoe i kekahi mea me ka lala ole, he did not keep back from consecration.

lālā₂ [·]  n. member, as of a society. bc

lālā [·]  n. member, as of an organization.

lālā o ka papaboard members

lālā₃ [·]  n. term in fractions. bc MTH

lālā₄ [·]  n. slip, as of hibiscus. Also lālā hoʻoulu. bc PLA

lālā₅ [·]  n. sweet potato produced on a branch vine. bc SWP

lala  A species of potato bearing its fruit on the leaves. see alala.

lālā₆ [·]  n. barb or hook, as of bone or coconut shell, on a mother-of-pearl lure; bone point of a composite hook. bc CN FIS

lālā₇ [·]  n. fins. see lā₄. bc FIS

lālā₈ [·]  n. phrase, in grammar. cf. māmalaʻōlelo. LNG

lālaʻau [·laʻau]  vs. rotten, as of eggs; disturbed, addled. rare. 

lalaau  adj. Bad; spoiled; rotten; applied to eggs.

lalaau  s. A grove of bushes. see laalaau.

lalaʻē [lala·ʻē]  vs. eccentric. see ʻūlala.

lālaha [·laha]  S  vs. broad. lit., broad surface.

lalahai [lala·hai]  same as lahalahai, poise aloft, leap...

lalahai  v. see lahai and lahalahai. To hover over, &c.

lālahalaha [·laha·laha]  vs. to rise and swell, of surf before it breaks; broad, as a surface.

lalahalaha  v. To rise and swell and move along, as the surf before it breaks. see hookahela.

lalahela  lazy, sinful. (And.)

lalahela  s. Idleness; living long in the practice of vice.

lālā hele mua  senior branch (of a family) (EH)

lālahi [·lahi]  vs. thin, delicate. lit., thin surface.

lalahi  v. To be thin, &c. see lahi.

lālahilewa [·lahi·lewa]  WIN

ao lālahilewacirrus cloud

lalahiwa [lala·hiwa]  vs. dark, as of a cloud. WIN

lālā hoʻoulu  slip (scion) (EH)

lalahū [lala·]  vs. convex; swelling; increasing in size; erect, as male organ. BOD

hoʻolalahūto cause to swell

lalahu  adj. Lala and hu, to rise up. Convex; swelling out, as a bone set crookedly.

lalahua [lala·hua]  pas/imp. of lalahū, convex; swelling; increasing in size; erect, as male organ...

lalaʻi  redup. of laʻi. WIN MUS

ʻAuhea wale ʻoe, ē ke ānuenue e lalaʻi maila i Haleola.Hearken to me, O rainbow, so serene at Haleola. (chant)

lālā kanu [· kanu]  n. a cutting (to plant). PLA

lālākea [··kea]  n. whitetip shark (Pterolamiops longimanus), up to 4 m long. lit., white fins. FIS

lalakea  s. A species of fish; a kind of shark.

Lālākea  placename. stream, gulch, and land section at the Kukuihaele side of Waipiʻo Valley, Hawaiʻi, named for a kind of shark.

Lalakoʻa₁ [lala·koʻa]  nvs. Rarotonga, Rarotongan. (Tahitian; the regular Hawaiian correspondent of Tahitian Rarotoʻa would have been Lalokona; the second a in Lalakoʻa probably assimilated to the preceding a). (Gram. 2.9.4)  

lalakoʻa₂ [lala·koʻa]  n. prayer for luakini dedication. (For. 6:27)

Lālākoa [Lālā-koa]  placename. land section, northeast Lānaʻi. lit.: koa tree branch.

lālākoʻa [··koʻa]  S  vs. with strong limbs. lit., coral branch.

lālākukui [··kukui]  vs. many. [Nui ʻino.]₁₁

Lālākukui akula ka manō o lalo.Many sharks were below. (For. 4:297- Lonoikamakahiki)

lala kūpono [lala ·pono]  n. hypotenuse. lit., perpendicular diagonal. MTH

lalala  vi. to sun, bask; sunny.

He mau moʻo e lalala ana i ka .Several lizards basking in the sun.

lalalaau  s. Lala, branch, limb, and laau, tree. A branch or limb of a tree. Herbs; herbage; green bushes, &c. Isa. 42:15. see laalaau.

lalalawe [lala·lawe]  similar to lalawe, thrilling, overwhelmed, transported with emotion; to itch... (For. 6:523)

Lālālūʻau [··lūʻau]  same as Laʻalūʻau, name of a legendary people who were said to worship images and not gods, in the time of Wākea or of Hawaiʻi Loa... (Kep. 19)

lālama₁ [·lama]  vs. daring, fearless, clever, as of a climber of precipices or trees. TRE

lālama₂ [·lama]  nvt. to pilfer, meddle, grope, reach here and there; to be scattered here and there, as houses; pilfering. (Kel. 119) [Ka hāhā a hopu nui ʻana paha i kekahi mea.]₁₀

He keu ka lālama o ka lima.How the hands pilfer.

lalama  v. To meddle with one's work, or business, or tools. To feel about the sides of a thatched house, or under the edges of a mat to find some little thing to steal; to pilfer some article of small value. s. A looking here and there for something; a pilfering; a taking secretly. adj. Meddlesome; looking into other people's business.

Lālāmilo [Lālā-milo]  placename. land division, Puakō qd., Hawaiʻi. lit.: milo tree branch.

lalana₁  n. spider. also lanalana, nananana. INS

lalana  s. Name of some small animal or insect, perhaps a species of spider.

lalana₂  n. warming, as at a fire. cf. lala, warm.

lalana  v. To warm, as by a fire. Mar. 14:54.

Lalana₃  n. old term for London. G

lālani₁ [·lani]  n. row, rank, file, line; verse of poetry. bc [Laina.]₁₄

haʻihelu lālanilinear equation

hele lālanito march in line

hoʻolālanito place in rows

pālākiō lālanilinear scale, in geography

pepa anakuhi lālanilinear unit paper, in math

lalani  v. To lead or go along in Indian file; to be put in rows; to stand in rows or ranks. s. A row, as of trees; a rank, as of soldiers; a line or column of words; a row of corn. Oihk. 24:6. adv. In rows; by columns; in ranks.

Lālani₂ [·lani]  n. a name for the Milky Way (Kep. 81), and also of a single star. cf. Nālālaniapililua. STA

lālani kalalea  line of shark fins protruding above the water (EH)

lālani ʻohana  lineage (EH)

lālani poepoe [·lani poe·poe]  n. curve, arc.

lalanipuu  s. Name of hillocks or small hills when they stand in a row; also called paepuu.

lalaʻo  redup. of laʻo₁. BIR

Lalaʻo ka ʻikena i ka manu.See the bird all the time, as though in the eye. (song)


hoʻolalaʻōto insist on accompanying

Kaʻu poʻe moʻopuna he hoʻolalaʻō i ka hele me aʻu.My grandchildren insist on going with me.

lālā o kaʻahaʻōlelo  legislator (EH)

lālā ola  one with many offspring (EH)

lālā ʻole  childless, without offspring (EH)

lalapa₁  same as lapalapa₁, steep-ridged, many-ridged...

lalapa₂  same as lapalapa₂, to bubble, boil, blaze; to cavort...

lalapa  v. To blaze, as a fire. Hoo. To burn, as fire in a blaze. see lapalapa.

lalau  nvi.
  • mistake, blunder, blunder, err,
  • going astray; to go astray, wander, miss the way.
  • gad about, have sexual affairs,
. cf. maka lalau. bc [Ke kuhihewa ʻana. Hele i kekahi wahi me ka noʻonoʻo ʻole a me ke alakaʻi ʻole; ʻauana.]₁₁,₁₉

He lalau!Nonsense!

hoʻolalauto cause to wander, lead astray; to procrastinate, dillydally, kill time; to digress or wander in speech, perhaps to avoid a subject; to deceive, as in actions to conceal what one is about; to divert, as a child from the matter he is crying about; roundabout.

Ke lalau wale ʻo Puna i Kalalau.Puna strays to The-stray [many puns illustrating a wandering mind refer to Kalalau, Kauaʻi: see Pukui, Elbert, and Mookini]. (saying)

lalau ka noʻonoʻoto wander mentally

lalau ka ʻōleloto talk nonsense or wander in talking

lalau waleto wander aimlessly

ʻO ia hele lalau wale iho e hele lalau ai!Just wandering aimlessly and to no purpose!

lalau  To wander; to err; to go out of the right way; hele hewa. To err. Nah. 15:22. syn. with hana hewa naaupo. To mistake; to make a blunder. Mat. 22:29. To act carelessly; to be inattentive. To wander about as a gossip. 1 Tim. 5:13. To turn aside from right. 1 Nal. 9:9. To err in heart. Heb. 3:10. Lalau no na lima i ka hewa me ka makau ole, the hands indeed seized upon wickedness without fear. s. A mistake; an error; a blunder. Iob. 19:4. Hoo. A leading astray; a causing to err (morally.) Isa. 3:12.

lālau [·lau]  vt. to seize, take hold of, grasp, reach out for, pick up, hold fast. bc PCP *la(a)lau. [Ke kiʻi ʻana aku o ka lima. Hopu me ka lima.],₁₂

hoʻolālauto cause to seize, etc.; to tackle

lalau  v. To extend out, as the hand; to lay one's hand on a thing; e lalau wale iho no. To seize; to catch hold of. Puk. 4:4. To take out of or from. Oihk. 5:12. To undertake on one's own account. To take without liberty; e lalau wale. adj. Seizing; catching up things, as a child; mischievous; wicked; violating good morals; dispersed; scattered.

lālauahi [·lau·ahi]  vs. gray, stormy-looking, smoke-colored. WIN COL

Makehewa kāua ke hele, ke lālauahi maila ʻo uka.It would be a mistake for us to go, it's threateningly gray inland.

lalau halakī  miss the way (EH)

lalau hewa  S  vi. to wander in error, sin.

lalauhewa  s. Lalau and hewa, wrong. The practice or indulgence in sin generally.

lālau ʻino [·lau ʻino]  vt. to snatch away or grab roughly or ruthlessly.

lālau lima [·lau lima]  vt. to grab in the hands, tackle, manhandle.

lalau ōewe  n. random genetic drift. lit. genetic wandering. [+]

lālau palupalu  tender, not tough (EH)

lālā ʻuʻuku  twig (EH)

lalauwale  s. Lalau and wale, only. The doing that which is contrary to reason or has no reason; foolishness.

lalawahi  adj. Dark colored; black; the deepest, most intense blackness; pouli.

lālāwai [··wai]  vs. prosperous, successful, well-to-do, rich.

lalawe  thrilling, overwhelmed, transported with emotion; to itch. redup. of lawe, to carry;

hoʻolalaweto produce thrills, itching

Ka lalawe ninihi launa ʻole.A quiet transport unsurpassing [love]. (song)

lalawe  v. see lawe, to take. To take something from another; to take out of. To pinch; to get hold of to remove. To scratch where it itches; to feel the sensation of itching.

lale₁  vi.
  • to hasten, hurry, push on;
  • to encourage, urge on, stir up to action.

He ʻEka, ka makani hoʻolale waʻa o Kona.The ʻEka breeze calls forth the canoes of the Kona districts. [good fishing].

hoʻolaleto hasten, incite, propose, provoke, hurry; to urge, suggest strongly, encourage

Ua hoʻolale mai ʻoia iaʻu e hele i Hilo.He suggested that I go to Hilo.

lale  v. To urge on; to hurry; to stir up; to constrain one to do a thing quickly. Hoo. To hasten another forward; to hasten to meet one; to hurry; hoolale mai la ka poalima hai manao ia'u. fig. E hoolale ana i na waimaka o kela mea keia mea.

lale₂  n. legendary bird mentioned in old tales and songs as a sweet singer. BIR

lale  s. Name of a species of bird.

lālea [·lea]  buoy, beacon; prominent object or landmark ashore to steer by. cf. māka, marker. (And.) CAN

lalea  s. A buoy; a floating guide to one entering a harbor; a beacon to steer by. see mouo.

lālei [·lei]  nvs. cluster, bunch, as of bananas; assembled together, as flowers in a lei. rare. BAN FLO LEI

hoʻolāleito gather together, as flowers

lalei  s. A bunch or cluster of things, as grapes. see kaulalei.

lalelale [lale·lale]  redup. of lale, hasten, hurry... bc

hoʻolalelaleredup. of hoʻolale; to inspire, incite, rouse

lalelale  v. see lale. To hasten. Iob. 31:5. To hurry; to be quick in doing a thing. 1 Sam. 25:18. Hoo. To hasten another. Kin. 19:15. To be forward; to hasten to meet one; to hurry. Eset. 3:15. s. Haste; hurry in doing a thing. Kanl. 16:3.

lālelo [·lelo]  n. lateral, in linguistics. LNG

lali  vs. greasy, as pork fat; slippery and shiny, glittering, sparkling, bright; sticky. cf. ali, hulali. [Pn(NP) *lali, wet] [Hinuhinu i ka ʻaila a mea like paha.]₁₄FOO

hoʻolalito cause greasiness, glitter

Lali ka ʻili i ka hou.Skin sticky with perspiration.

lali  adj. Greasy, as the face or hands in eating pork; fat; shining with grease.

lāliʻi [·liʻi]  vs. detailed; to do detailed work, attend to small details.

lāliʻi [·liʻi]  vs. detailed, intricate, as a design.

He lau lāliʻi maoli kēia lau kapa kuiki.This is a very intricate quilt design.

lalii  v. To prepare; to make ready; adj. A word distinguishing several kinds of the opule, a species of fish; as, opule lalii, opule makole, opule lauli, opule eleele, &c.

lalilali [lali·lali]  redup. of lali, greasy, as pork fat; slippery and shiny, glittering, sparkling, bright; sticky... PEP *rarirari.

Lalilali ʻole ka ʻili o ke akamai.The skin of the skilled [surfrider] is not slippery [with water]. (UL 36)

lalilali  adj. Wet; moist with water; wet and cold; koekoe.

lalinoka [lali·noka]  n. hieroglyph, hieroglyphics. Assyrian rahleenos.

ʻAʻole i maopopo ʻia ka lalinoka a ka poʻe ʻAikupita a hiki i ka hoʻomaopopo ʻia ʻana ma ka hoʻohālike ʻana i ka lalinoka o ka pōhaku Roseta me kekahi mau ʻōlelo i kākau ʻia ma luna o ia pōhaku.Egyptian hieroglyphics was not understood until it was figured out by comparing hieroglyphs found on the Rosetta stone with other languages which were also enscribed on that stone.

lalo₁  loc.n. down, downward, low, lower, under, beneath, below, subordinate; depth, lowness, west (see ex., naʻe₁); hold of a ship (frequently preceded by prepositions, sometimes joined as single words). bc [Pn(NP) *lalo, west]

i lalobelow, underneath

kai lalowestern sea, where the sun sets

laloof or belonging to below or the south; the people from below; bottom

lalo lilovery far below

lalo loafar down, below

mai lalofrom below

malalobelow, underneath

no lalofrom below, belonging to a lower or southern place

o lalofrom below, subordinate

lalo  sub-, under-. see papa o lalo.

lalo  adv. Down; downwards; usually with the prefixes i, o, no, ko, ma and mai. Gram. § 165, 2d class. Lalo is also found among the compound prepositions. see Grammar § 161. As an adverb, mai lalo mai, out from under. 2 Nal. 13:5. adj. That which is down; low; base; very low in character; ka poe lalo loa. 1 Kor. 4:9. Na kanaka lalo loa, the basest of men. Dan. 4:17. see luna, adv.

lalo₂  leeward, lee, southern. bc

laloa  adj. Lengthy. see loloa. He laloa no kamalii.

lalo ʻalapaina [lalo ʻala·paina]  n. subalpine. lit., below alpine. see ʻalapaina.

ululāʻau lalo ʻalapainasubalpine forest

lalo honua  n. underground. lit., beneath (the) land.

lalo iho  lower (EH)

lalo kai  n. submarine, submerged, undersea. lit., beneath (the) sea.

lua pele lalo kaisubmerged volcano

papa ʻanuʻu lalo kaiunderwater terrace

Lalokona [lalo·kona]  n. Rarotonga. Rarotongan. also Kuki ʻAilani.[+]G

Ka pae moku ʻo LalokonaCook Islands

lalo kopikala [lalo kopi·kala]  n. subtropical.

lalo lāhui [lalo ·hui]  n. subspecies, in taxonomy. also lalo lāhulu.[+]SCI

lalo lāhulu [lalo ·hulu]  n. subspecies, in taxonomy. also lalo lāhui.[+]SCI

lalolalo [lalo·lalo]  vi. of humble origin, lowly. (Malo 56)

lalolalo  adj. see lalo, adj. Low down; short; very low. adj. Epithet of a rich influential person, but not a chief; o ke kanaka waiwai a ai aina paha, he alii lalolalo ia; a chief by influence and character, but not by birth; aole loaa na 'lii lalolalo.

lalo lepo  n. subsoil. cf. lepo uhi.

laloloa [lalo·loa]  n. a variety of sweet potato. (HP 142)SWP

lalo one  n. subsand.

lalowaia  s. Ancient history in distinction from modern; an account of events in very ancient times, before Umi.

lalu, laru  n. name of a ravenous sea bird, perhaps a gull (RSV); cuckoo (KJV). Gr. laros. (Kanl. 14.15) BIR

Lā Lū Pua  n. Decoration Day. lit., day to scatter flowers. cf. Lā Kau Pua. FLO

lama.jpgborder=0lama₁  n. all endemic kinds of ebony (Diospyros, synonym Maba), hardwood trees with small flowers and fruits. lama wood was used in medicine and placed in hula altars because its name suggested enlightenment; huts were built of lama wood in a single day during daylight (lama) hours, and the sick were placed inside them for curing. also ēlama. (Neal 674) bc PNP *lama. PLA TRE FLO

lama  s. The name of a species of forest tree of very hard wood, used in building houses for the gods.

lama₂  n. torch, light, lamp. bc [(MP) PPn *rama, fish at night with torches; torch] [He ahi ma luna o ke ʻau i hana ʻia i kukui no ka pō.]₁₄

lama  A torch; a light by night made of any materials, but mostly from the nuts of the kukui tree; a light. Lunk. 7:20. A lamp. 2 Oihl. 4:20. Connected with ipu kukui. A torch. Lunk. 15:5. He pulama, he aulama, he kalikukui i aulamaia.

lama₃, rama  n. rum; any intoxicating drink. Eng. bc FOO

ana lama hanubreathalyzer

He kanaka inu lama.A person fond of drinking; a drinker or heavy drinker.

nui lama kokoblood alcohol level

Lamabeta  var. spelling of Lamapeka, Lambeth...

lama hoʻohuihui ʻia [lama hoʻo·hui·hui ʻia]  n. mixed alcoholic drink, cocktail, highball. lit., mixed rum. FOO

lā maka kanaka  n. holiday; festive day on which people gathered for parties and celebrations. lit., day of people's faces.

lama kea  n. a tree mentioned in a chant in (Kam. 76:118). TRE MUS

lamakū₁ [lama·]  n.
  • large torch, formerly 60 to 90 cm [2 - 3 feet] tall, with the light coming from burning kukui nuts strung on a coconut midrib and wrapped in dried ti leaves and placed at the tips of bamboo handles;
  • signal fires;
  • lantern (Lunk. 7.16) ;
  • sparks, as of a torch (Isa. 50.11) .
[He kukui i ʻā ʻia i ke ahi.]₁₀CN

Lamakū o ka naʻauao.Torch of wisdom [said of great thinkers].

lamaku  s. Lama and ku, to stand. A large torch for giving light in darkness; a torch of kukui nuts; a lamp. Lunk. 7:16. Sparks of fire. Isa. 50:11. A fire-brand; momoku ahi. NOTE.—The lamakus were made by stringing the meats of roasted kukui nuts on a wiry stalk of grass and putting six, eight or ten of these strings together parallel, and binding the whole together with dry banana leaves, the whole forming a cylinder from three to six inches in diameter and from two to four feet in length, and on lighting one end, it produced a large and brilliant light, and also much smoke.

lamakū₂ [lama·]  name for a medicine applied to sores. ILL

Lamakū [Lama-]  placename. place, Pālolo, Honolulu. (TM). lit.: standing torch.

lama kuhikuhi [lama kuhi·kuhi]  n. beacon, signal light.

lamalama₁ [lama·lama]  n.v. torch fishing; torch; to go torch fishing. FIS

lamalama  s. Many lights; much light. see lama. He lamalama ke kino o ka mea ai uala.

lamalama₂ [lama·lama]  vs.
  • fair-complexioned;
  • bright-looking;
  • animated;
  • vivacious;
  • to glow.
[He ʻano o ka ʻili o ka mea olakino maikaʻi a hauʻoli o ka naʻau, he maikaʻi ke nānā aku a he ʻano hinuhinu nō.]₁₄

Lamalama ka ʻili.To glow with health.

lamalama iʻa  torch fishing (EH)

Lamaloa [Lama-loa]  placename. head and gulch, Hālawa qd., north Molokaʻi. lit.: tall lama tree or torch.

lama paʻipaʻi ʻia [lama paʻi·paʻi ʻia]  lit., mixed rum. same as lama hoʻohuihui ʻia, mixed alcoholic drink, cocktail...

lama paʻipaʻi  cocktail (EH)

Lamapeka, Lamabeta  n. Lambeth. G

lāmeka [·meka]  n. ceramic. Eng.

kile lāmekaceramic tile

lamia  var. spelling of lamie, ramie...

lāmia [·mia]  n. lemur. Greek. ANI

He pili lāhui ka lāmia me ke keko ma kekahi ʻano, akā, no ka nui kūpono o ka ʻokoʻa i ke keko, ua manaʻo ʻia he lāhui ʻokoʻa aʻe .The lemur is a related species to the monkey, but because of some marked differences, it is considered a different species altogether.

lamie, lamia  n. ramie, an introduced plant (Boehmeria nivea), related to the māmaki, and yielding a strong fiber used for rope, paper, cloth. (Neal 318)PLA

lamineka [lami·neka]  vt. to laminate. Eng.

Lamo  placename. land section, northeast Lānaʻi.

lamumaomao  s. A word used in the ancient prayers praying that a heiau might be built and sacrifices offered; koia ka ohia i kai i laau no ka lamumaomao a i laau kii kekahi.


Hoʻolana nohoʻi keiki.The children are so willful.

hoʻolana₁same as lana₃, to be aware of noises as one wakes...

hoʻolana₂disobedient, willful

lana₁  nvs.
  • floating, buoyant; moored, afloat, adrift; to drift, lie at anchor, as a fishing canoe (For. 4:295); anchor.
  • calm, still, as water;
. cf. hālana, manaʻolana. bc [Pn(NP) *laŋa, be afloat, buoyant] [Kau a waiho paha ma luna o ka ʻili o kekahi kinowai.]₁₄FIS CAN

home hoʻolana maʻiconvalescent home

hoʻolanato cause to float, launch; to right a canoe. Fig., to launch a project; cheerful, unworrying, hopeful; to cheer up, encourage, be of good cheer; to lighten grief, as by taking a mourner on a trip and away from the grave of the one he mourns (Mat. 14.27)

hoʻolana i ka wai ke olalife barely surviving; semiconscious

Hoʻolana ka manaʻo.To have hopes.

hoʻolana kaumahato ease grief, condolence

hoʻolana maʻito ease the pain of sickness

Huki ka lana.Pull in the anchor. (Nak. 87)

Inā e maʻi kekahi kanaka, lana kona manaʻo i ke kauka.When a person is sick, he wants a doctor.

Lana ka manaʻo.Hopeful, without worry, thoughtful; to want.

Lana ke koko.Buoyant blood [of youth]; to circulate, of blood; high blood pressure. (Kam. 64:43)

Lana mālie iho hoʻi ka manaʻo me ka nani lei ʻawapuhi.Thoughts of the beauty of the ginger lei are serene. (song)

lana  fig. With manao, to have hope; to be confident; with manao dropped, e hoolana oukou, be cheerful; be of good courage. Mat. 14:27. s. The carriage or bearing of a person; the countenance. Isa. 2:11. Hence lanahaakei. see haakei.

lana  v. To float; to swim on the surface of water. 2 Nal. 6:6. Hoo. To cause to swim; to bear up, as water does a vessel, that is, to cause to float. Kin. 7:17. To float or swim in the air; e hoolana kou uhane i ke ao, to cause your soul to float into the skies. adj. Buoyant; floating; mama.

lana₂  n. lowest floor of the oracle tower where offerings were placed. cf. lananuʻu, mamao, nuʻu. (Malo 176) bc [Ka papa o lalo loa o ka lananuʻu mamao ma ka heiau.]₁₄

-lana₂  nominalizing suffix. cf. kaulana, kūlana, manaʻolana. (Gram. 6.6.2)   PNP *-langa.

lana₃  vs. to be aware of noises as one wakes. bc

Lana ka hiamoe.Awakening from sleep.

lana₄, rana  n. frog. Latin rana, a genus. bc ANI

Lana  placename. ancient surfing area, southwest Niʻihau. (Finney-Houston 30). lit.: floating.

lanaau [lana·au]  vi. to float or drift with the current; to look about in every direction, wander, ramble, drift aimlessly.

lanaau  v. Lana, to float, and au, current. To float carelessly in the current. see nanaau.

lanahaʻakei [lana·haʻa·kei]  vs. haughty, superior-acting. lit., proudly floating. (Isa. 2.11)

lanahaakei  s. Lana, the bearing of a person, and haakei, pride. Pride; haughtiness in conduct and treatment of others. Isa. 3:16. lit. Proud bearing.

lana hele  vi. to drift, as a ship. CAN

lanahia [lana·hia]  pas/imp. of lana₁, floating, buoyant; moored, afloat, adrift...

lanahō! [lana·hō!]  interj. land ho! Eng.

lānahu [·nahu]  n. charcoal, coal. also nānahu. bc [Pn(MQ) *raaŋahu, charcoal]

lau lānahucoal mine

lānahu [·nahu]  n. coal. cf. kākinoea lānahu. coal gasification. cf. nānahu.

lanahu  s. A coal; charcoal. Oihk. 16:12. Collectively, coals of fire; lanahu ahi. 2 Sam. 14:7. Figuratively for the remnant of life. The word is more properly written nanahu.

lanahua [lana·hua]  nvs. crook, protuberance, hump; bent out, convex.

lanahua  adj. Bent in; crooked; pressed down.

lanahua  s. Some part of a heiau.

lānahu pikimana  bituminous coal (EH)

lānahu pōhaku [·nahu ·haku]  n. cinders.

lanai  var. of nanai, stiff-backed. ILL

lanai  A pain or swelling on the back; a humpbacked person. see nanai. NOTE.—The hump gives name to the island.

lānai [·nai]  n. porch, veranda, balcony, booth, shed; temporary roofed construction with open sides near a house. bc [(OC) PPn *laŋa, raise (up)] [He māhele hāmama i hoʻopili ʻia i ka hale; he kaupoku wale nō i hoʻokaʻawale ʻia mai ka hale aku, kahi hoʻi e mālama ʻia ai nā pāʻina.]₁₄

lānai kaupoku ʻoleterrace

lanai  s. A bower; a shed; a piazza; a porch. Ezek. 40:7. A booth. Iona 4:5.

Lānaʻi₁  n. Lānaʻi Island. perhaps lit., day conquest. also Nānaʻi.

Lanai  Name of one of the Hawaiian Islands west of Maui.

Lānaʻi [-naʻi]  placename. island in Maui County, also known as Nānaʻi, 13¼ miles long, 13 miles wide, with an area of 140 square miles and a 1970 population of 2,204; also elementary and high school. Lānaʻi City (1,624 feet elevation) is the major town. Epithet: Lānaʻi o Kaululāʻau, Lānaʻi of Kaululāʻau). lit.: Perhaps lit., day [of] conquest.

lānaʻi₂  n. a variety of sweet potato. (HP 142)SWP

lanaia  v. see nana, to see. To see; to behold; to look; To walk in a wriggling manner with self approbation.

lanaiea [lanai·ea]  same as nanaiea, weak.

lanaiea  s. The appearance of a person when dying, sight gone, chin fallen, &c.; pinanai, pinanaiea.

Lānaʻihale [Lānaʻi-hale]  placename. highest peak (3,379 feet) on Lānaʻi. lit.: house [of] Lānaʻi.

lana ka hiamoe  to awake from sleep (EH)

Lanakamalama  n. name of a star. lit., the light floats. STA

lana ka manaʻo  hope, hopeful, thoughtful, want (desire), without worry (EH)

lanakana [lana·kana]  see lākana₁, lantana (Lantana camara), a thorny tropical American bush...

lanakea [lana·kea]  var. of nanakea, pale.

lanakea  s. A general weakness of the system; sick; hence, Paleness; whiteness from long sickness; also written nanakea.

Lanakeka, Lanaseta  n. Lancaster. G

lana ke koko  buoyant blood (of youth) (EH)

lanakia [lana·kia]  n. ranger. see hale kiaʻi ululāʻau. Eng.

lanakila₁ [lana·kila]  nvt. victory, triumph; to triumph, win, overcome, beat, prevail, outwit, conquer. bc [Pn(CE) *raŋatira, chief of secondary status]

hoʻolanakilato cause to triumph; overbearing or impudent, as of a spoiled child unafraid of punishment, or of a most privileged, unassailable person

māhele lanakilawinner's bracket, as in a sports tournament

mea lanakilawinner, victor, champion

lanakila  v. Lana and kila, strong; able. To be too strong for another party. To come off victorious in a contest; to conquer. Puk. 15:21. To prevail over an opposing party. 1 Nal. 16:22. To hold dominion over. Hoo. fig. To be victorious, &c. Hal. 98:1. NOTE.—This word applies only to war and not to single combat. s. Lana and kila, a very strongman. One who is powerful in physical strength; a conqueror; a brave soldier. adj. Conquering; prevailing; overcoming.

Lanakila₂ [lana·kila]  n. wind, Hauʻula, Oʻahu. (Nak. 57)WIN

lanakila₃ [lana·kila]  free, freedom, freely... [nohona lanakila: Ka noho ʻana me ke kūʻokoʻa.]SPO

hele lanakilato go freely, i.e. have freedom to go wherever one pleases, 'have the run of the place.'

hoʻokele waiwai lanakilafree-market economy, i.e. the economy of a country wherein buying and selling can take place without government restrictions

Lanakila  placename. elementary school, street, playground, and section 8 of Honolulu (map 6). lit.: victory (named in honor of Kamehameha's victory in the battle of Nuʻuanu).

lanakila o ka ʻōlelo  freedom of speech (EH)

lanakoi [lana·koi]  nvt. to ask for insistently; to desire greatly; great desire. cf. koi, urge.

Mea ʻole ia anu i ka manaʻo i ka lanakoi a ka makemake.The cold is as nothing when the desire is so keen. (hula song)

lanalana₁ [lana·lana]  redup. of lana₁, floating... PPN *langalanga. [Ka pono lawaiʻa e lana ana ma ka ʻili o ke kai.]₁₁

hoʻolanalanaredup. of hoʻolana

lanalana₂ [lana·lana]  n. lashings, as of ornamental sennit binding the float (ama) to outrigger booms (ʻiako). CAN

hoʻolanalanato make lashings, to lash

lanalana  s. see lana. A rope with which the ama and the iako of a canoe are tied; ka luikia i ka iako, ame ka lanalana i ka ama; also the name of the string with which the ancient kois were tied on to the handles.

lanalana₃ [lana·lana]  n. spider. also lalana, nananana. (Isa. 59.5) INS

lanalana  The name of a large brown spider which stands high on its legs. Isa. 59:5.

lanalana₄ [lana·lana]  n. ylang-ylang (Cananga odorata). (Neal 357–8)PLA

lanalana  An image; an idol; v. see lana. To make light; the opposite of heavy; e hoomama; to cause to float; to be buoyant.

lanalanahia [lana·lana·hia]  pas/imp. of lanalana₁, redup. of lana₁, floating...

Nānā i ka moku, haʻahaʻa kilohana i lalo, ʻimihia lanalanahia, lana.Behold the island, magnificent far below, sought for, hoped for, hope. (For. 6:389)


hoʻolaʻa waʻahopeful, encouraging. See hoʻolana under lana₁ (Kel. 15)

lānana [·nana]  var. of kānana, to strain.

lanana  v. To strain, as a liquid.

lananuʻu₁ [lana·nuʻu]  n. high frame where heiau images were placed. [He wahi i kau ʻia ai nā kiʻi akua ma ka heiau.]₁₁

lananuu  s. Lana and nuu, a step; a rise. A high stage in the frame where the idols of the heiau stood.

lananuʻu₂ [lana·nuʻu]  n. same as lananuʻu mamao, oracle tower; the lowest floor was the lana...

lananuʻu₃ [lana·nuʻu]  n. image placed in front of a heiau. (AP)

lananuu  One of the gods out of the heiau.

lananuʻu mamao [lana·nuʻu mamao]  n. oracle tower; the lowest floor was the lana, the second and more sacred floor was the nuʻu, and the top, where the high priest stood to conduct services was the mamao. (Malo 176)

lananuumamao  s. see lananuu 2. Name of one of the gods which stood outside of the heiau; ma ka hikina ka lananuumamao.

Lanaseta  var. spelling of Lanakeka, Lancaster...

Lanasina [lana·sina]  n. Lansing, the capital of Michigan. Eng. [+]G

lanatana [lana·tana]  var. spelling of lanakana. see lākana₁, lantana (Lantana camara), a thorny tropical American bush...

lanau  vs. unfriendly, unsociable. same as nanau₂; rare. 

lanau  v. To be bitter against; to rail at; to have no friendship for; to act the misanthrope. see nanau.

lana wale  drift (EH)

lani₁  nvs. sky, heaven; heavenly, spiritual. bc [(MP) PPn *laŋi, sky]STA

ʻai lanispiritual food (1-Kor. 10.3)

Mai ka lani ā ka honua.From heaven to earth (fig., suddenly, without rhyme or reason).

lani  s. The upper air; the sky. Kin. 1:15. The visible heavens; kahi i kau nei na hoku; na ao o ka lani, the clouds of heaven; na manu o ka lani, the fowls of heaven; equivalent to na manu o ka lewa. Heaven; a holy place. Kanl. 26:15. Anything high up literally or by dignity of character; haui ka lani, ke alii kiekie. adj. Heavenly; pertaining to the sky. Heavenly; ano lani, having a heavenly or holy character; o ka imi anei ia i ka pono ano lani? is that seeking righteousness of a heavenly character?

lani₂  nvs. very high chief, majesty; host (Isa. 34.4) ; royal, exalted, high born, noble, aristocratic. This meaning is most common in personal names, as Leilani, royal child or heavenly lei; Pualani, descendant of royalty or heavenly flowers. cf. kamalani, kuhilani. bc [Aliʻi.]₁₄FLO LEI

hoʻolani₁to treat as a chief; to render homage to a chief; to act as a chief; to enjoy the position and prestige of a high chief

hoʻolani₂same as hoʻolanilani

Kalanianaʻole.The incomparably exalted one. (name)

lani  The title of a high chief when addressed by a subject; equivalent to your highness; also when spoken of by a subject; as, e ka lani, ke hai aku nei au ia oe i na mea a kou makuakane, your highness, I declare to you the decisions of your father. see also meles and e ka lani o na lani, ke ae aku nei wau ma kau noi e kuu lani. Laieik. 197. This is like Chinese adulation.

lani₃  n. kinds of flowers. see:
    lani aliʻi₂, lanialiʻi, same as nani aliʻi, shrubs, allamandas...
    lanipō, dense, dark, lush, as of plants, rain; said of luxuriant growth.
    laniuma, both flowering and aromatic-leaved pelargoniums also called rose geraniums.
    lani wai, laniwai, similar to lemi wai, a water lemon (Passiflora foetida). Niʻihau.
    lani wela, laniwela, Canada fleabane (Conyza canadensis), a weedy composite herb
bc FLO

lānia [·nia]  vt. to warm, toast, or wilt over a fire, as young pandanus leaves. cf. ʻōlala, ʻōlani. [PPn *laŋi-a, heat over fire to smoke, grill, roast (of food) or render supple (of leaves): *la(a)gi-a]PAN

lania  v. To warm, as a person warms himself by a fire.

Laniākea [Lani-ākea]  placename. cave and pool not far from Huliheʻe Palace, Kailua, Hawaiʻi. The Thurston family, who lived near here, called their home Laniākea; the name may be cognate with Raʻiātea Island in the Society Islands (Appendix 9). Surfing area, Haleʻiwa qd., Oʻahu (Finney, 1959a:108), famous for long "right-slide" rides and named for a nearby residence. lit.: wide sky.

lanialiʻi  var. spelling of lani aliʻi₂, shrubs, allamandas... AltSpel PLA

lani aliʻi₁  n. royal chief.

lani aliʻi₂, lanialiʻi  same as nani aliʻi, shrubs, allamandas... PLA

lani haʻahaʻa [lani haʻa·haʻa]  n.v. low sky, of the low sky, a poetic reference to Hāna, Maui, and its rains. WIN

Lanihaʻi [lani·haʻi]  n. Al Nair-Alpha Gruis, a star. STA

Lanihau [Lani-hau]  placename. land divisions, Kailua and Keāhole qds., Kona, Hawaiʻi. lit.: cool heaven.

lānihinihi [·nihi·nihi]  vs. thin, narrow. lit., edge surface.

lanihinihi  adj. see nihi and nihi-nihi. Narrow in opposition to broad; narrow, as a wheel; thin.

Laniholoʻokoʻa [lani·holo·ʻokoʻa]  n. Segin, a star. STA

Lanihou [lani·hou]  n. Mira, a star. STA

Lanihuli [Lani-huli]  placename. peak above Nuʻuanu Pali, Oʻahu, and name of an ancient moʻo god of Lāʻie; drive and place, lower Mānoa, Honolulu. (For a song, see Elbert and Mahoe 86.). lit.: turning royal chief.

lanikaʻe [lani·kaʻe]  n. individual privileged to sit with the chief while the latter ate; he might eat the remnants of the chief's food, thus preventing them from falling into the hands of a sorcerer. lit., chief at edge. (Malo 61)

lanikae  s. Name of the people who ate with the chief at sundown; ma ka napoo ana o ka la, o ka poe i komo mai e ai ana me ke alii, ua kapaia he lanikae. s. The name of the kalaimoku when there is only one chief.

Lanikai [Lani-kai]  placename. section of Kailua, surfing beach, and elementary school, Mōkapu qd., Oʻahu. Development here began in 1924; the name was changed from Kaʻōhao to Lanikai, in the belief that it meant 'heavenly sea' (Honolulu Advertiser, August 15, 1948). This is English word order; in Hawaiian the qualifier commonly follows the noun, hence Lanikai means 'sea heaven, marine heaven'.

Lanikāula [Lani-kāula]  placename. street, Mānoa, Honolulu. see Kalanikāula.

lanikeha [lani-keha]  n. legendary part of heaven; frequent name for residences of high chiefs, as that of Kamehameha III at Lahaina, Maui. lit., lofty heaven. (Malo 104)

Lanikepu  placename. land division and gulch, Waipiʻo qd., Hawaiʻi.

lani kua kaʻa  n. poetic name for a very high chief or the highest heaven. lit., sky with rolling ridge [i.e., clouds]. WIN

lanikuakaa  s. The highest heaven; nothing beyond. Laieik. 194 [170].

Lanikūhana  n. name of a star. lit., chief stands [at] work. STA

lanikuʻuwaʻa  S  n. wind of Kalalau, Kauaʻi. lit., heaven releasing canoe. (For. 5:95) CAN WIN

lanilani [lani·lani]  redup. of lani, very high chief... PPN *langilangi.

hoʻolaniloni₁redup. of hoʻolani; to treat as a chief; to claim relationship to a chief, especially unwarranted

hoʻolaniloni₂to exalt, praise

lanilani  v. see lani. To be highminded; to act chiefishly. To be proud; to show haughtiness. Hoo. To exercise authority. Mark 10:42. Same as hooalii and hookiekie.

Lanilili [Lani-lili]  placename. hill (2,563 feet high), Wailuku qd., West Maui.

Laniloa [Lani-loa]  placename. road, Pacific Heights, Honolulu; land leading to Lāʻie Point, Oʻahu. The five islets off the point were created when the demigods Kana and Nīheu chopped up the body of a moʻo and threw the pieces into the sea (see Kīhewamoku, Kukuihoʻolua, Mokuʻauia, Pulemoku). The hole where Kana severed the moʻo head has since then filled in. (PH 97; Sterling and Summers 4:83.). lit.: tall majesty.

Lanimaumau [Lani-maumau]  placename. stream, Waipiʻo qd., Hawaiʻi. lit.: increasing heaven.

lani nuʻu  n. highest heavens, an epithet for royalty.

lani paʻa  n. firmament. lit., solid heaven. STA

Lanipaʻina  n. a rain known at ʻUlupalakua, Maui. WIN

lanipili [lani·pili]  n. see ua lanipili, heavy rain...

lanipili  s. Lani, sky, and pili, to adhere to. The place where the sky appears to touch the earth. lit. The touching of sky and earth. The clouds as they appear to touch the horizon. adj. Touching the heavens; he ua lanipili, a shower reaching to heaven, i. e., a very heavy shower.

Lanipili [Lani-pili]  placename. place, Wilhelmina Rise, Honolulu. lit.: Probably lit., clinging heaven. (Most streets on Wilhelmina Rise were named by non-Hawaiians. In Hawaiian, lanipili means 'cloudburst, heavy rain.')

lanipō [lani·]  vs. dense, dark, lush, as of plants, rain; said of luxuriant growth. WIN PLA FLO

Kuʻu haku i ka ua Lanipōlua, mehe ke anu o ke Koʻolau.My lord in the dark pouring rain like the night and the cold of the Koʻolau [the lord protecting one from darkness and cold]. (chant for Bernice Bishop)

Maikaʻi ka hale i punia i pua nani, lanipō i mea kanu.How fine the house yard bordered with beautiful flowers, dense with plants.

lanipo  s. An expression of admiration at a garden or field where vegetables are thrifty and produce a shade over the ground; o kahihi la lanipo o Waiku ka pawa.

Lanipō  placename. peak (2,621 feet high) back of Wilhelmina Rise and above Maunawili, Oʻahu. lit.: dense (as plant growth).

Lanipoko [Lani-poko]  placename. place, Wilhelmina Rise, Honolulu. lit.: short heaven.

Lanipōlua [Lani·pō-lua]  n. rain name. see chant, lanipō. WIN MUS

Lanipūʻao [Lani-pūʻao]  placename. rock, Kōloa district, Kauaʻi. lit.: womb sky.

Lanipuni [Lani-puni]  placename. stream, Kamalō qd., Molokaʻi. lit.: surrounding heaven.

laniuma [lani·uma]  n. both flowering and aromatic-leaved pelargoniums also called rose geraniums. cf. kupukupu ʻala. (Neal 471)PLA FLO

laniuma [lani·uma]  n. geranium. PLA FLO

laniwai  n. var. spelling of lani wai, similar to lemi wai, a water lemon... AltSpel PLA

lani wai, laniwai  n. similar to lemi wai, a water lemon (Passiflora foetida). Niʻihau. PLA

Laniwai [Lani-wai]  placename. land section, Koʻolau Poko, Oʻahu. lit.: water supremacy. (For a song, see Elbert and Mahoe 60-61.)

laniwela  n. var. spelling of lani wela, Canada fleabane (Conyza canadensis)... AltSpel PLA FLO

lani wela, laniwela  n. Canada fleabane (Conyza canadensis), a weedy composite herb from temperate North America, with long, straight hairy stem, hairy, narrow leaves, and clusters of small flower heads. On Niʻihau Conyza bonariensis. cf. ilioha. (Neal 834)PLA FLO

lā noa  n. weekday. lit., day without taboo.

lānui [·nui]  n. holiday, important or big day.

Lānui  placename. place, ʻĀlewa Heights, Honolulu. (TM). lit.: holiday.

lānui o nā limahana  n. var. spelling of Lānui o nā Limahana, Labor Day. lit., holiday of the laborers. AltSpel

Lānui o nā Limahana, lānui o nā limahana [-nui o Lima·hana]  n. Labor Day. lit., holiday of the laborers.

lānuʻu [·nuʻu]  same as lananuʻu, high frame in heiau...

lanuu  s. see lananuu. Name of one of the gods outside of the heiau; o ka hakumaka o ka lanuu.

laʻo₁  vi. having something in the eye, as a mote or eyelash. see also hālaʻo. ILL

hoʻolaʻoto get something in the eye

Laʻo ka maka.The eye has something in it.

lao  A mote moving in the eye and causing pain; he pula oni ana iloko o ka maka laolao.

laʻo₂  same as laʻo laʻo₂, lack of satisfaction..., laʻo laʻo₃, kindling...

laʻo₃  var. of ʻōlaʻo, to weed.

lao  v. To spring up, as grass or weeds after a rain.

lāʻō₁  same as lau , sugar-cane leaf. PLA

lao  s. The leaf of the sugar-cane, especially in its use as formerly in thatching houses. The other names are lauo, lauko and hako.

lāʻō₂  n. a bright-colored greenish fish, about 1.3 cm long (Halichoeres ornatissimus). FIS

lao  The name of a species of fish.

laoa  var. of haoa₃,
  • eel-catching stick [gorge];
  • to fish with this stick;
  • to choke, as on a bone.
  (var. pronunciations are laʻoa, haoa, and haʻoa.)
PNP *laoa. FIS

hoʻolaoato fish for eels thus (Var. pronunciation is hoʻolaʻoa.)

Nui ka iwi, he hoʻolaoa.There are many bones, they cause choking.

laoa  see lāʻau make laoa. FIS

laoa  v. To tie up the bones of a person in a bundle; to bundle up. To put a girdle around the body tightly. To choke or strangle, as with a cord around the neck; also written laowa. see laulau.

laʻoa₁  pas/imp. of laʻo₁, having something in the eye, laʻo₂, lack of satisfaction...

laʻoa₂  same as laoa, eel-catching stick...

lā o ka lei  lei day (EH)

laʻo ka maka  having something in the eye, as a mote or eyelash (EH)

Lāola [-ola]  placename. place, Nuʻuanu, Honolulu. (TM). lit.: day of life.

laʻolaʻa  rough (as sea or wind) (EH)

laolao [lao·lao]  n. deep booming sound, as of distant surf. rare. 

laolao  The booming or bass sound of a bell.

laʻolaʻo₁ [laʻo·laʻo]  redup. of laʻo₁, having something in the eye, as a mote or eyelash...

Laʻolaʻo ka maka i ka lihilihi.To have an eyelash in the eye.

laʻolaʻo kanakacommoner

laolao  The pain of the eye suffering from a mote. see lao 3.

laʻolaʻo₂ [laʻo·laʻo]  n. lack of satisfaction, even discomfort, resulting from eating unaccustomed or foreign food.

laolao  An uneasy state of the bowels tending towards colic.

laʻolaʻo₃ [laʻo·laʻo]  n.
  • kindling;
  • small sticks placed at a break in a bank of a taro patch;
  • trash.

laolao  s. A bundle of small sticks tied up for fuel. A bundle of anything tied up for carrying. Little sticks put down to help sustain the kuauna or bank of a kalo patch; ka laolao nahele kuakua loi.

laʻolaʻo₄ [laʻo·laʻo]  vs. rough, pitted, calloused.

Lā o nā mākuahine  Mother's Day (EH)

Laosa  n. Laos; Laotian. Eng. G

laowa  v. see laoa above.

lapa₁  nvs. ridge, slope, steep side of a ravine; ridged. cf. kualapa. GEO

hoʻolapato form a ridge; ridge

lapa  s. A ridge between two depressions; a ridge of land between two ravines. see olapa. The steep side of a ravine. A swelling. syn. with pehu.

lapa₂  nvs.
  • overactive,
  • energetic,
  • mischievous;
  • gamboling and cavorting, as a young animal;
  • roughhouse;
  • to flash.
. cf. ʻālapa, athletic, active, athlete..., ʻōlapa₃, dancer... [(OC) PPn *lapa, flash (of light); to flash] [lalapa: Ka ʻoni nui ʻana a pīhoihoi.]WIN VOL

hoʻolapa ka ʻōpūa disturbed stomach

hoʻolapa₁to rise up; to boil; to swell, as a blister; to spread or blaze, as fire or volcanic eruption; to excite or flare, as with passion; to animate; to cook by boiling

Hoʻolapa₂wind famous at Kaʻū

Ka puhi lapa i ke ale.Eel playing in the hollows.

lapa ahiflame, blaze.

lapa kairestless, active sea

Ua wala kīʻaha paha, ke hoʻolapa mai nei.The glass is tilted back perhaps, getting active.

lapa  vs. wild or roughhousing, as an overactive or unruly child. cf. ʻāhiu.

vs. improper, in math. MTH

hakina lapaimproper fraction

lapa  Troublesome, as a child in the way; uneasy; disobedient; mischievous. To jump and spring about as a wild colt or a calf that is tied.

lapa₃  n. bamboo liners, for tapa printing. TAP

lapa  The bamboo on which were cut various figures, used by women in printing kapa. adj. Having a flat or square side; e kalai a lapa, hew one side. Squared, as a hewed stick of timber; kalai a lapalapa, hew all sides flat or square. NOTE.—Hewing three or four sides of a stick of timber brings out the ridges or corners.

lapa₄  n. orifice of the womb. also lapa pūʻao. BOD

lapa  The name of some parts of the organs of generation in females. The name of an instrument made of bamboo used in infanticide, before or at the birth of a child; he mea hou; a piercing thing; he ohe hapai i ke keiki. Ardens femina coitus. see the verb. v. To desire sexual intercourse (applied to the female); ia ia e lapa kane ai. Ier. 2:24.

lapa₅  n. clot, as of blood. BOD

lapa₆  n. a variety of sweet potato. SWP

lapa  A species of red potato.

lapa₇  n. a variety of taro. TAR

lapa₈  n. male mahimahi fish. FIS

lapa₉  vt. to slacken off the lower section on an ʻōpelu bag net; part of the catch remains in the water, and the top part only of the net is raised to the canoe and the catch taken; a large catch would be too heavy to bring up at once. CAN NET

lapa₁₀  n. blade, as of a knife. [+]TOO

lāpa  n. raft. bounty.

lāpa lāʻauwooden raft

lāpa laholiorubber raft

lā paʻahao [ paʻa·hao]  n. days of labor required of tenants. Also kōʻele, lā kōʻele. see paʻahao₂. (RC 378)

lapa ahi  n. flame, blaze.

lapa ahi   n. solar flare. lit., flash (of) solar fire. cf. kiko lā, puapuaʻi lā, ʻale ahi lā.

lapaʻau  nvt.
  • medical practice; medical, medicinal.
  • to treat with medicine,
  • heal, cure;
bc [Pn(NP) *lapakau, skilled, knowledgeable; an expert (Clk)] [Hana a ola kekahi maʻi a palapū paha i nā lāʻau a me nā lawelawe ʻē aʻe e ola ai.]₁₄ILL

E lapaʻau ana ke kahuna i ke keiki.The practitioner is treating the child.

kahuna lapaʻaumedical priest or practitioner

kauka lapaʻaumedical doctor

lāʻau lapaʻaumedicine

pono lapaʻauarticles used in curing disease

lapaau  v. To administer medicine. To heal; to cure. Ezek. 34:4. syn. with hooikaika i ka nawaliwali. s. That which is used in curing diseases, medicine.

lapaʻau hoʻomiki uila [lapa·ʻau hoʻo·miki uila]  n. shock therapy. lit., treat (by) causing alertness (with) electricity.

Hana ʻia ka lapaʻau hoʻomiki uila no ka lapaʻau ʻana i kekahi mau ʻano maʻi o ka lolo.Shock treatment is used for some kinds of mental disorders.

lapaʻau kui Pākē [lapa·ʻau kui ·]  n. acupuncture. lit., cure (using) Chinese needles. [+]ILL

lapaiki [lapa·iki]  n. small drum. (Ii 137)

Lapaiki [Lapa-iki]  placename. gulch, northern Lānaʻi. lit.: small ridge.

Lapakahi [Lapa-kahi]  placename. land section, Kohala qd., Hawaiʻi, site of 1968 archaeological diggings, an ahupuaʻa. (Newman.). lit.: single ridge.

lapa kai  restless sea with undercurrent (EH)

lāpaki [·paki]  n. rabbit, hare. cottontail (HE) Eng. ANI

ʻiole lāpakirabbit

lāpaki [·paki]  n. rabbit. also lāpiki, ʻiole lāpiki. ANI

lāpaki huelo pulupulu [·paki huelo pulu·pulu]  n. cottontail rabbit. also lāpiki huelo pulupulu, ʻiole lāpiki huelo pulupulu. ANI

lāpaki kinikila [·paki kini·kila]  n. chinchilla rabbit. also lāpiki kinikila, ʻiole lāpiki kinikila. Eng. ANI

Lapakohana [Lapa-kohana]  placename. cinder cone (2,268 feet high), Kamalō qd., south Molokaʻi. lit.: bare ridge.

lapa koko  n. blood clot. ILL

lapa koko  n. blood clot. ILL

lapakū [lapa·]  vs. excessively active. MUS

Lapakū i Hawaiʻi ka wahine, aʻo Pele.The woman Pele is most active on Hawaiʻi. (chant)

lapalapa₁ [lapa·lapa]  steep-ridged, many-ridged. redup. of lapa₁, ridge, slope... bc

ihu lapalapahigh-bridged nose

poʻo lapalapaa square head

lapalapa  s. A ridge of earth; a sharp ridge between two valleys. Hal. 65:10. Generally written olapalapa. Several hillocks or mounds near each other.

lapalapa₂ [lapa·lapa]  redup of lapa₂, overactive, energetic, mischievous; gamboling and cavorting...;
  • to bubble, boil,
  • blaze;
  • to cavort.
bc PPN *lapalapa. [Ka piʻi ʻana o ke ahi i luna.]

hoʻolapalapato cause to blaze, boil, etc

ipu hoʻolapalapaboiler

wai lapalapaboiling water

lapalapa  v. see lapa. To rise or stand up, as water bubbles up in boiling; to protrude upwards; hence, To boil in water; to seethe. To blaze, as a fire in materials highly combustible, i. e., to project or protrude upwards, as a flame; hence, to blaze up, as a fire. Hoo. To boil; to cook by boiling. The blaze of a fire; the flame. Puk. 3:2. The straight blaze of fire from an altar. Lunk. 13:20. The flashing of a flame of fire. The boiling or bubbling of a liquid in a vessel.

lapalapa₃ [lapa·lapa]  vs. clotted. cf. lapa koko. bc

lapalapa₄ [lapa·lapa]  n. native mountain trees (Cheirodendron), in the panax family, conspicuous for the slender-stemmed leaves, each leaf with three to five, rarely six or seven leaflets that flutter (lapalapa) in the breeze. see also hū ʻōlapa. also ehu, kauila māhu, māhu, ʻōlapa, ʻōlapalapa. (Neal 652) bc PLA TRE

lapalapa  The name of a large elegant tree with wide spreading branches; peculiar serrate leaves and light glossy green; found on the sides of Waialeale on Kauai.

lapalapa₅ [lapa·lapa]  n. name for a large mahimahi, dolphin. bc FIS

lapalapa  A square yard for cattle. Timber hewed square or triangular. A square glass bottle. adj. Flat or square, i. e., where the corners are prominent, either square or triangular.

lapa niho  n. alveolar, in linguistics. lit., tooth ridge. LNG

lapa pūʻao  same as lapa₄, orifice of the womb... BOD

lapa puki, laba puki  n. rubber boot. also puki lapa. Eng. CLO

Lapatewe [lapa·tewe]  n. Laptev. Eng. G

Ke kai ʻo LapateweLaptev Sea

lāpauea [·pau·ea]  var. of hāpauea, aged.

lapauea  s. The state or condition of old age; the trembling or feebleness of old age.

lapa uila  n.v. lightning flash; to flash, as lightning. WIN

lapauila₁, lapauwila [lapa·uila]  same as kunakuna, doorposts. HOU

lapauila  s. The side posts of a door frame. Isa. 57:8. He mau kunakuna o ka puka hale. lit. The spread of a door frame. Puk. 12:17.

lapauila₂, lapauwila [lapa·uila]  n. booms joining hulls of a double canoe, corresponding to ʻiako of a single canoe. CAN

Lapaʻulaʻula [Lapa-ʻulaʻula]  placename. ridge, Hālawa qd., Molokaʻi. lit.: red ridge.

lapauwila  var. spelling of lapauila₁, doorposts...

lapawai [lapa·wai]  n. amniotic fluid. BOD

lapa wai  n. agitated fresh water, rippling water, cascading water; shining water, as in the sunlight.

lapawai  s. Lapa and wai, water. The surf or rolling up of water where a cascade pours down. The agitation where two forces of water meet; the meeting of the sea with the waters of a river.

lapawāwae [lapa··wae]  n. shin, shank. lit., leg ridge. BOD

lāpeʻe [·peʻe]  vs. bent, crooked, doubled up; curled up, like the tail of a pig; coiled, flexed. same as lākeʻe; [Ka noho pōʻai ʻana e like hoʻi me ka nahesa.]₁₇


lapee  v. To bend over; to double up; to crook. see lakee and lapuu.

Lapelana  n. Lapland. G

Lapetusa [iape·tusa]  n. Lapetus, a moon of Saturn. Eng. STA

lapi, rabi  n. rabbi. Heb. rabbi. (Mat. 23.7)

lā piha makahiki [ piha maka·hiki]  n. birthday.

lāpika [·pika]  rare var. of lāpaki, rabbit...

lapika  s. A Hawaiian but vicious orthography for rabita. Eng. A rabbit.

lāpiki [·piki]  n. rabbit. usu. ʻiole lāpiki. Niʻihau. also lāpaki. see entries under lāpaki.

lāpine [·pine]  same as lūkini, lemon grass. PLA

lā pōmaikaʻi  lucky day (EH)

lapu  nvs. ghost (Isa. 34.14) , apparition, phantom, specter; haunted; to haunt; to act as a ghost.

hoʻolaputo pretend to be a ghost, as children on Halloweʻen

Ua lapu ke keiki a kāua iaʻu.I have been haunted by our child. (For. 5:557)

lapu  vs. haunted.

hale lapuhaunted house, not the Halloween variety

kiliki o laputrick or treat

lapu  v. To appear, as a ghost or spirit, especially at night. Hoo. To cause a spirit to appear to one. s. An apparition; a ghost; the appearance of the supposed spirit of a deceased person. Hal. 88:10. Na mea lapu, the ghosts; the dead. Isa. 34:14. A o kou inoa, he Lapu, a o kau mea e ai ai, o na pulelehua, thy name shall be Ghost (Lapu), thy food the butterflies (the judgment against Kaonohiokala for his crimes.) A night monster. adj. Spectral; ghostly; akua lapu, a specter; an apparition of a god.

lapuia  v. The passive of lapu. To be visited by a ghost; to have seen a ghost. To search for something in the mud or in places of filth. To be possessed of a spirit.

lapulapu [lapu·lapu]  vt.
  • to pick up, as sticks for fuel;
  • to collect, gather;
  • to handle,
  • tie.
[Pn(CE) *rapu, ??] [ʻOhi i ka wahie.]₁₄


lapulapu  v. To collect together in little heaps; to pick up, as small sticks for fuel. Oih. 28:3. To bind or tie up small substances into bundles or fagots for fuel. see laolao. To feel of; to handle over; to tie up.

Lāpule ʻAi Pelena  Communion Sunday (EH)

Lāpule [·pule]  n. Sunday. lit., prayer day.

Lāpule [·pule]  n. Sunday. abb. Lp.

lāpuʻu [·puʻu]  vs.
  • bunched up, humped up, curled up;
  • crooked, bent over, arched;
  • head bent forward, as of a bucking horse.
. also nāpuʻu. [Ka ʻōwili ʻia ʻana o kekahi mea. 1. ke ʻano o ka waiho ʻana o ka puhi ma ke kāheka liʻiliʻi o ka wai, ʻo ia hoʻi, he pelu ʻia kekahi hapa a kokoke i kekahi a i ʻole a ma luna o kekahi. 2. wili ma luna o kekahi mea no ka hōʻeha ʻana iā ia e like me ka hana a kekahi mau ʻano nāhesa.]₁₀,₁₄


lapuu  v. see puu, a heap. To coil up in a circle. To bend or double over; to crook; nanaia iho la, ua lapuu ka welau o ke alelo iloko. To hump up; to swell out like a hump-backed person. see hookolo, also puu. adj. Bunched or swelled out; o ke aalele lapuu.

lapuʻuna  n. a hump, crook, arch; a humping, arching.

lapuwale [lapu·wale]  nvs.
  • vanity, foolishness,
  • worthlessness; worthless, of no value;
  • mischievous,
  • wretch, scoundrel.

He iʻa lapuwale, he pāpaʻi niho mole.A worthless sea creature, a crab with missing claw. (hula song)

lapuwale o lapuwalevanity of vanities

lapuwale  v. Lapu, ghost, and wale, only. To be only a ghost; to be not real; to be something not according to appearance; hence, To be disappointed; kii aku o Maewa i ka wai, aole i loaa, hoi mai, a olelo iho la, ka! lapuwale i ka wai ole. Hoo. To disappoint, as one's expectations. Hal. 17:13. To stultify one's wisdom. Isa. 44:25. Hence, To act foolishly; e hana ma ka mea ino. s. lit. A ghost of a thing; nothing substantial. Vanity. Kekah. 1:1. That which in appearance or imagination is something, but in reality is nothing; mea lapuwale, folly; foolishness; wickedness. Ios. 7:15. adj. Foolish; worthless; contemptible. Iob. 13:4. Void of truth and reality in action; he mea oiaio ole ma ka hana.

laru  s. The cuckoo, mentioned in Kanl. 14:15; an unclean bird.

latike  s. Nets; lattice work. 1 Nal. 7:17. A chapiter in architecture perhaps. 2 Oihl. 4:12.

Latina  var. spelling of Lākina, Latin...

latitu  var. spelling of lakikū, latitude...

latitū [lati·]  see lakikū, latitude...

lātoma [·toma]  n. molecule. SCI

kino lātomaallotrope, i.e. a different molecular form of an element, in science

lau₁  nvi. leaf, frond, leaflet, greens; to leaf out. lau is sometimes contracted to lā-, as lāʻī, lāʻie, lāʻō. bc [(AN) PPn *lau, leaf: *(l,r)rau]PLA

hoʻolauto grow leaves; to leaf out

lau  To spread out; to be broad, as a leaf. The leaf of a tree or plant green or dry. Oihk. 26:36. An herb; lau mulemule, bitter herbs.

lau₂  n. dragnet, seine, so called because formerly made of ti leaves (lau) tied to a rope. cf. hukilau, lauahi, lauʻapoʻapo, laukō. bc [PPn *rau, a kind of net made of coconut fronds]FIS FER PLA NET

hoʻolau₁to use a lau

hoʻolau₂a bundle of grass or ferns set in water to attract shrimps or ʻoʻopu fish; a net was placed under this bundle, and the fish shaken into it.

lau₃  n. sheet; surface; blade, as of grass. cf. lā-₂, lauahi, lauhoe, laulā, laumania, moena lau. bc PLA

lau₄  num. to be much, many; very many, numerous; four hundred. [traditional 4-based counting: kāuna 4; kaʻau 40; lau 400; mano 4,000; kini 40,000; lehu 400,000] . cf. kini, mano. bc [PPn *rau, hundred] [Nui ʻino; nui hewahewa; ʻehā haneli. He ʻehā haneli o kekahi mea.]₁₁,₁₄MTH

ahe lau makanigentle winds, caressing

hoʻolauto make numerous; to assemble, as of numerous persons or animals; numerous

Lau ā lau hōkū o ka lani.Hundreds and hundreds of stars in the heaven.

Lau lena ka pua o ka māmane.The māmane is yellow with blossoms.

lau-  prefix. multi-; many. MTH

moku ahikao lauʻenekinimultiengined spaceships

lau  To be numerous or many. see the noun. Ma keia kula panoa kanaka ole, lau kanaka ai, in this dry uninhabited place there are now many people. s. The number 400.

lau₅  n. pattern, as for quilts; design; print of a cloth. bc

pāhoehoe laubrocaded satin

lau₆  n. thatched mountain hut, as used by farmers, canoe-makers, birdcatchers. bc BIR CAN

lau₇  n. tip, as of the tongue; top (probably related to wēlau and ʻēlau, tip). bc

lau makedeath-dealing tip, as of a weapon

Moe i ka lau o ka lihilihi.To doze; lit., sleep by the tip of the eyelash. (Kep. 115)

lau  The end of a pointed substance. syn. with elau or welau. Lau alelo, the tip of the tongue.

lau₈  n. sweet-potato slip or vine. bc

lau  v. To feel after a thing; The face of a person, like helehelena; lau kanaka, persons; where persons live; lau kanaka ole, solitary. see laukanaka. Lau makani, a stray puff of wind.

laua  vi. not much remaining to do, progressing, nearly finished (commonly used after a negative).

ʻAʻohe i laua aku kāua hana.There's a great deal for us both to do.

Ke laua aku nei kāna hana.His work is coming along.

lāua  pronoun. they, them (dual). (see ē lauala for use of lāua as a second person vocative.) (Gram. 8.2)   bc [PPn *laa-rua, third person dual independent pronoun: *(ki)laa-(r)ua]

lāua ʻeluaboth

laua  pron. dual They two. Gram. § 139. Ma laua o, prep., together with; along with.

lauaʻaua  var. spelling of lāuaʻaua, counselor. (EH)AltSpel

lāuaʻaua, lauaʻaua [·uaʻa·ua]  n. counselor. rare. 

lauae.jpgborder=0lauaʻe₁, lauwaʻe [lau·aʻe]  n. a fragrant fern (Phymatosorus scolopendria syn. Microsorium scolopendria); when crushed, its fragrance suggests that of maile; famous for its fragrance on Kauaʻi (see lauaʻe₂). Pieces were strung in pandanus leis between the keys. see chant, punia. (Neal 27)FER PAN LEI MUS

lauae  s. An aromatic herb.

lauaʻe₂, lauwaʻe [lau·aʻe]  nvs. beloved, sweet, of a lover. FER

hoʻolauaʻeto cherish, as a beloved memory

I ka make ʻana o kāna kāne, ua hoʻolauaʻe aʻela ʻoia i ke aloha.At the death of her husband, she cherished the loving memory.

Ka ipo lauaʻe o Makana.The sweet beloved of Makana [reference to the famous lauaʻe ferns of Makana, Kauaʻi].

lauaʻe₃, lauwaʻe [lau·aʻe]  same as lauaʻe haole, a fern... FER

lauaʻe₄, lauwaʻe [lau·aʻe]  vt. to gather together, collect.

Lauaʻe₅, lauwaʻe [lau·aʻe]  n. wind, Honopū, Kauaʻi. (Nak. 58)WIN

lauaʻe haole [lau·aʻe haole]  n. a fern (Phlebodium aureum), hare's-foot fern, from tropical America, much like the lauaʻe, but with larger, dull light-green scentless fronds. First collected in Hawaiʻi in mountains of Kauaʻi (August, 1909), probably as an escape. (Neal 26)FER PLA

lauāhea [lau·ā·hea]  S  n. rumor, hearsay. [Ka hauwalaʻau ʻana e pill ana i kekahi poʻe.]

lauahi₁ [lau·ahi]  nvt.
  • to destroy, as by fire or lava flow.
  • fig., quick, deft (as after lima);
  • greedy, lecherous.
. see ex. one ʻā, ʻowāhi. [Ka hoʻopau ʻana i kekahi mea i ke ahi a i ʻole ka luaʻi pele.]VOL

Lauahi Pele i kai o Puna.Pele's lava flows are devastating seaward of Puna. (ON 1950 chant)

lauahi₂ [lau·ahi]  n. bag net used for fish, as ʻōhua. FIS NET

lau ʻai  n. salad. lit., edible leaves. FOO

lauʻai [lau·ʻai]  n. vegetable. see ʻaila meakanu. FOO

Maikaʻi ka lauʻai no ke olakino.Vegetables are good for you.

lau ʻai ʻia  greens (edible) (EH)

lauākea [lau·ā·kea]  nvs. common; commoner. lit., much public.

lauaki [lau·aki]  vt. to cooperate, work together, as of experts; to concentrate on the same task; to pool talents. s. A body of men working together at the same business.

lauʻala [lau·ʻala]  n. herb, as basil, thyme, etc. FOO

ʻO ke kōkoʻolau, he lauʻala lapaʻau ia i maikaʻi no ka lapaʻau ʻana i kekahi mau ʻano maʻi.Kōkoʻolau is a kind of herb with medical properties which makes a good tea for treating some kinds of sickness.

lauala  s. Lau, leaf, and ala, standing up. The name given to kalo leaves before the kalo is pulled or gathered. NOTE. After they are gathered for food they are called luau. see luau.

lau alelo  n. tongue tip. BOD

lau alelo  n. blade of the tongue. lit., tongue blade. see kūʻau alelo, mole alelo, waena alelo, wēlau alelo. BOD

laualo [lau·alo]  n. ventral, in biology. cf. lauhope, laukua, laumua. SCI

lauʻalo  contraction of lau kalo, taro leaf. TAR

laualo  s. The kalo leaf; the same as laukalo.

lauʻamaʻu  n. tapa-beater design. lit., ʻamaʻu fern pattern. FER TAP

lauana [lau·ana]  n. pattern, repeating series. MTH

lauana helunumber pattern

lauana hoʻokahuasettlement pattern, in geography

lauana [lau·ana ]  n. meter, in music. lit., time pattern. MUS

lauʻapoʻapo  n. type of lau fishing outside the reef, seine. lit., catching seine. FIS NET

lauʻauʻa, lau ʻaua [lau·ʻauʻa]  vi. to withhold; stingy. fig. to withhold or conceal strength, as a warrior (Malo 196, 203) or gambler; this may refer to the common tale motif of the idol hero who enters the battle only after his confederates are losing, as of Kawelo, Pele, Panaʻewa. Another figurative use concerns a woman unattractive to males, and (AP) a lottery or game of chance. cf. ʻauʻa. SPO WAR

kuleana lauʻauʻaexecutive privilege, i.e. the right of the President to withhold information about his activities from the legislature or judiciary

lauaua  s. A playing at games of chance; gambling. see piliwaiwai. Name of the maneuvers in or during a battle; also kaakaua.

lauaua  s. The name of a wind at Hana, Maui; makani lauawaawa.

lauʻawa  n. pagoda flower (Clerodendrum buchananii var. fallax), a low shrub with downy heart-shaped leaves and clusters of scarlet flowers, native to Java. (Neal 731)PLA FLO

Lauʻawa  var. spelling of Lauʻawaʻawa, a gentle wind and rain associated with...

lau ʻawa₁  n. kava leaf. KAV

lau ʻawa₂  n. first two or three taro leaves, as offered with kava leaves with prayers for a good food supply. KAV TAR

lauawa  s. The leaf of the kalo when it first shoots out after the huli is planted. The first two leaves or shoots of the huli.

Lauʻawaʻawa, Lauʻawa  n. a gentle wind and rain associated with Hāna, Maui. WIN

lauawa  s. The name of a wind at Hana, Maui; makani lauawaawa.

laudamana  var. spelling of laukamana, laudanum...

lauʻehu  n. a grass endemic to Niʻihau, Panicum niihauense. lit., red leaf. PLA

lauʻeka  same as pālauʻeka, pittance.

laueka  adj. Awkward; unskillful in work. see lopalaueka.

lauʻekī  n. top, as of sugar-cane tassel or of shell ginger about to bloom. cf. ʻekī. PLA

lauele [lau·ele]  vi. to wander mentally, imagine. cf. -ele. rare. 

lauele [lau·ele]  vi. to daydream.

lauʻena₁  vi. to glow with heat, anger, passion

lauʻena₂  see Onelauʻena.

lau hala, lauhala  n. pandanus leaf, especially as used in plaiting. [Pn(NP) *lau-fala, pandanus leaves for weaving; a type of pandanus]PAN

lauhala  s. Lau, leaf, and hala, the pandanus. A pandanus leaf. Applied to people as wanderers who come as strangers and stop in a place, and after a time move again. see aihuawaa.

lauhalalana [lau·hala·lana]  n. vagabond, drifter, one as useless as pandanus leaves adrift in the sea. lit., floating pandanus leaf. PAN

lauhāpapa [lau··papa]  same as laupapa₁.

lauhau [lau·hau]  n. brightly colored butterfly fish (Chaetodon quadrimaculatus and C. umimaculatus). This name may be qualified by the terms kapuhili, kīkākapu, maha uli, nuku ʻiʻiwi or nuku ʻiwi, and wiliwili. cf. kapuhili. FIS

lau hau  n. leaf of hau tree. TRE

lauhau  s. Name of a species of fish.

lauhele [lau·hele]  var. of laulele, weeds. PLA

lauhele  s. Name of a vegetable, a small bush; also called laulele

iliee.jpgborder=0lauhihi [lau·hihi]  n. Niʻihau. same as ʻilieʻe, wild plumbago (Plumbago zeylanica), a native of tropics of the Eastern Hemisphere to Hawaiʻi, a shrub with white tubular flowers and thin, oval leaves that were used medicinally; the sap was used to blacken tattoo marks... PLA

lau hihi   n. ivy. lit., leaf (which) creeps (on) walls. also ʻaiwi. PLA

lauhili  disorderly (EH)

lauhoe₁ [lau·hoe]  n. blade of a paddle CAN

lauhoe₂ [lau·hoe]  vi. to paddle together and uniformly, either in the same or different canoes. CAN

lauhoe  v. To paddle together, as several persons paddling a canoe with great strength and resolution; i kahi a kakou e lauhoe aku nei.

lau hoʻohiwahiwa  greenery (for decorations) (EH)

lauhope [lau·hope]  n. posterior, in biology. cf. laualo, laukua, laumua. SCI FIS

kualā lauhopeposterior dorsal fin, of a fish

lauhue₁ [lau·hue]  n. a variety of poisonous gourd; to spread, of this vine. PLA

Hoʻokahi Hāwaʻe, lauhue ʻo Kona.Only one Hāwaʻe [and] Kona is covered with the poison gourd [Hāwaʻe was an evil sorcerer who prayed many to death; one bad person can poison a whole area]. (ON 1072)

lauhua [lau·hua]  n. a kind of ʻoʻopu, a fish. FIS

lauhue₂ [lau·hue]  var. of lauhua, a fish. FIS

lauhua  s. Name of a species of fish, small, broad and yellow.

lauhuʻe [lau·huʻe]  vt. to clear, remove, as mulch.

lau huinahā lōʻihi [lau huina· ·ʻihi]  n. rectangular array, in math. lit., rectangle pattern. MTH

lauhuki₁ [lau·huki]  nvt. tapa soaking, to soak tapa. TAP

lauhuki  The office of the person who moistened the kapa during the process of pounding it.

Lauhuki₂ [lau·huki]  n. name of a goddess worshipped by tapa makers. TAP

lauhuki  s. The god of those who pounded or manufactured kapa; he akua no ka poe kuku kapa.

lauhulu₁ [lau·hulu]  nvt. dry banana leaf; to wrap, as a bundle, with ti leaves inside and banana leaves outside. fig., outsider, one from another locality (sometimes said disparagingly). BAN

lauhulu  s. The banana leaf.

lauhulu₂ [lau·hulu]  vt. fast, swift, as of destruction; to seize, as an ʻahi seizes a hook.

lauʻī  n. ti leaf. Also lāʻī, lau kī. see ex. polapola₄. TII

laui  s. see lau. The leaf of the ki plant. see lai and lauki. adj. Of or belonging to the ki plant; he pale laui kou akua ke hiki i Kailua, a ti fence is your god if you come to Kailua [Dibble 66], i. e., a frail defense.

lauia [lau·ia]  n. a parrotfish (Scarus dubius). FIS

lauia  s. Name of a species of fish.

lauʻiʻi  n. a native fern (Doodia spp.), somewhat like kupukupu₃. FER

lauika [lau·ika]  n. mode, as the number or numbers that occur most often in a set, in math. MTH

Lauiki [Lau-iki]  placename. street, Ala Wai section, Honolulu. (TM). lit.: small leaf.

lauili [lau·ili]  var. spelling of lauwili, circuitous...

lauili  v. To be fickle; to be inconstant; to be changeable. The better orthography is lauwili. see wili.

lau ʻīnana [lau ʻī·nana]  n. cotyledon. lit., leaf (from) stirring of life. PLA SCI

lau ʻīnana kahimonocotyledon

lau ʻīnana luadicotyledon

lauipala2.jpgborder=0lauʻīpala [lauʻī·pala]  same as lāʻīpala, a tang fish (Zebrasoma flavescens). FIS

lauipala  s. A species of fish.

lauʻī pekepeke [lauʻī peke·peke]  n. short, stunted ti leaves; a term of opprobrium for the kauā (outcast), as such ti leaves were of less value than long leaves. PLA

lauʻīwiliwili [lauʻī·wili·wili]  same as lauwiliwili, a fish. FIS

laukahi_kuahiwi.jpgborder=0laukahi₁ [lau·kahi]  n. broad-leafed plantain (Plantago major), a Eurasian stemless weed, with thick broad leaves, 2.5 to 25 cm long, forming a rosette near the ground, and with tiny flowers developing in a cylindrical head at the tip of a slender stalk; used externally to ripen and heal boils, internally for diabetes and other ailments. lit., single leaf. also kūhēkili. (Neal 792) Perhaps PCP *rautasi. PLA FLO

laukahi  s. Name of a plant, the seeds of which are to infants as a mawai or cathartic to carry off the meconium.

laukahi₂ [lau·kahi]  n. marsh pennywort (Hydrocotyle verticillata). Niʻihau. cf. pohe₂ and (Neal 659). PLA

laukahi kuahiwi [lau·kahi kua·hiwi]  n. mountain laukahi. PLA

laukahi lau nui [lau·kahi lau nui]  n. a species of laukahi. lit., big-leafed laukahi. PLA

laukahi liʻiliʻi [lau·kahi liʻi·liʻi]  n. a native sword-shaped fern (Elaphoglossum sp.) lit., small laukahi. FER

laukahi nunui₁ [lau·kahi nunui]  n. native sword-shaped fern (Elaphoglossum aemulum). FER

laukahi nunui₂ [lau·kahi nunui]  n. broad-leafed plantain. lit., large laukahi. PLA

laukāhiʻu [lau··hiʻu]  n. a kind of shark, possibly thresher. lit., much hit tail. FIS

laukahiu  s. Lau, ka, article, and hiu, the tail of a fish. A long shark, or long-tailed shark (the tail leaf-shaped.)

Laukahiu  The son of Kuhaimoana.

laukaʻi [lau·kaʻi]  vs. coordinated, put in order. see hoʻolaukaʻi, to coordinate, put in order...

Laukaia  s. The name of a god.

laukaʻina [lau·kaʻina]  n. sequence, in math. MTH

laukalakoa [lau·kala·koa]  n. snowbush (Breynia disticha syn. B. nivosa) from South Pacific islands. It has rounded-oval leaves, mottled green and white, or, in one variety, green, white, red, and pink. lit., calico (Eng.) leaf. (Neal 500)PLA

lau kalakoa [lau kala·koa]  n. croton. lit., variegated leaves. cf. lau noʻe. PLA

laukalo [lau·kalo]  same as pūnua, fledgling.

lau kalo  n. taro leaf. TAR

laukamana, laudamana [lau·kamana]  n. laudanum. Eng.

Laukamani [Lau-kamani]  n. wind associated with Hālawa, Molokaʻi. lit., kamani leaf. (For. 5:103) WIN

laukana [lau·kana]  vs. uninterested in religion, indifferent to religion. rare. 

laukana  adj. Applied to one who seldom prays in secret; laukana kahi mehameha.

laukanaka, laū kanaka [lau·kanaka]  nvt. densely populated, having many people; many people; to populate. BIR

hoʻolaukanakato have many people about one; to dispel loneliness with people

I laukanaka au i leo kūpinaʻi.That I peopled with echoes. (Kel. 61)

Ka manu hoʻolaukanaka, o ia uka ʻiu ano.The bird that dispels loneliness in that far, quiet upland. (song)

laukanaka  s. see lau and kanaka, people. A place of people; where people live; laukanaka ole, a solitary place.


hoʻolaukaneasame as hoʻokanea, to cause loss of appetite

Hoʻolaukanea kēia piki iaʻu no ka mea ʻo ka puni kēia a kuʻu moʻopuna.I've lost appetite for this peach because it is my grandchild's favorite.

laukani [lau·kani]  vs. tough, hardy. (For. 6:392)

laukanu [lau·kanu]  n. planted sweet-potato vine. see lau₈. SWP

lau kāpala [lau ·pala]  n. print, as something impressed or stamped with a print. lit., printed design. see kāpala.

laukapalala [lau·kapa·lala]  n. legendary name for broad leaves of the first taro, said to have been born of a woman. cf. lau kapalili₂. TAR

laukapalala  s. The kalo leaf that grows up from the midst of other kalo leaves sustaining the life of the kalo; he mau maka no Luaipo.

lau kapalili₁ [lau kapa·lili]  same as hukilau, seine fishing, but reportedly used in deeper water and with yellowed ti or banana leaves. lit., trembling net. FIS BAN NET

lau kapalili₂ [lau kapa·lili]  n. legendary name for trembling leaves of the first taro, said to have been born of a woman. cf. laukapalala. (Malo 244)TAR

laukapalili  s. Lau and kapalili, to tremble or vibrate quickly. The name of the kalo leaf that first grew on the Hawaiian Islands.

laukea₁ [lau·kea]  n. a small tree or shrub (Claoxylon sandwicense, var. tomentosum and degeneri; C. helleri) on Kauaʻi only, in the euphorbia family, having leaves to about 8 by 18 cm and small clustered flowers. cf. poʻolā. (Neal 499)PLA TRE FLO

laukea₂ [lau·kea]  n. hard gray stone, used for adzes. STO TOO

laukea  s. Name of a hard stone made into kois for its hardness.

laukea₃ [lau·kea]  vs. gray with age or sickness; pale, as an invalid.

laukī [lau·]  n. a cosmopolitan tropical weed (Cassia leschen-aultiana), a small shrub with finely divided leaves, yellow flowers, and small narrow pods. (Neal 427)PLA FLO

lau kī₁  n. ti leaf. TII

lauki  s. Lau and ki see ki. The leaf of the ki plant.

lau kī₂  n. tea leaf. cf. koʻokoʻolau. PLA

lauki  The name of a species of fish.

laukia manu  fowler (EH)

Laukīnui [Lau--nui]  placename. beach, Mākaha, Oʻahu, now called Lahilahi Beach. lit.: large ti leaf.

laukīpala [lau··pala]  same as lāʻīpala, a fish. FIS

lau kī pala  n. yellowed ti leaf. TII

laukipala  s. The name of a yellow colored fish.

laukipala  The leaf of the wiliwili tree.

laukō [lau·]  n. dragnet. NET

lauko  s. Lau and ko, sugar-cane. The leaf of the sugar-cane. see lao.

lau koa  n. leaf of a koa tree. TRE

laukoa [lau·koa]  vi. to feather out, as young birds. BIR MUS

hoʻolaukoasame as laukoa

I malumalu ai kāna pūnua i manaʻo ai e hoʻolaukoa.To shelter their fledglings which they expect to feather out. (chant for Kawānanakoa)

laukoa  The name given to a table knife.

laukoa  s. Lau and koa, name of a tree. The leaf of the koa tree.

laukoa  v. To be hatched out, as the eggs of any kind of fowls; pehea ka oukou mau hua? Ua laukoa, e lele auanei.

Laukoa [Lau-koa]  placename. place, Pacific Heights, Honolulu. (TM). lit.: koa leaf.

laukoaie  s. Lau and koaie, a species of timber. Literally, a koaie leaf. Figuratively, anything which is found only in inland places.

laukoha  adj. Lau and koha Fledged; feathered, as young birds; he lau laha ole.

laukona [lau·kona]  n. a variety of sugar cane with green and yellow striped canes and leaves; used in sorcery, because of the meaning of laukōnā, to break the influence of the hana aloha love magic and change love into hatred. also manini. SUG

laukōnā [lau··]  vs.
  • hardhearted, merciless, heartless,
  • unfriendly, implacable;
  • furious, very angry.

hoʻolaukōnāto treat cruelly, mercilessly; to oppress; to cause hatred

Laukōnā au i kāna hana.I'm furious about what he's done.

Laukōnā wale mai ke aloha.May the love be turned to hate. (prayer)

laukonakona [lau·kona·kona]  same as laukona, var. of sugar cane... (HP 225)SUG

laukonakonā [lau·kona·konā]  redup. of laukōnā, hard-hearted...

laukonakona  v. Lau and konakona, to despise. see kona. To despise; to contemn; to treat contemptuously.

laukōpaʻa [lau··paʻa]  n. polysaccharide. lit., multi-sugar. cf. kōpaʻa kahi, kōpaʻa lua.[+]SCI

laukō pua [lau· pua]  n. fishing for young fish (pua) with fine nets. FIS NET

Laukōwai [Lau·kō-wai]  n. wind associated with Maui. lit., water dragnet. (For. 5:101) WIN

laukua₁ [lau·kua]  vs. confused, repetitious, mixed, incoherent, as speech; miscellaneous; irregular-shaped, as some leaves.

laukua [lau·kua]  vs. irregular, as in shape; amorphous, i.e. having no regular crystalline form. cf. analahi.

ʻakano laukuaamorphous substance

kinona laukuairregular shape

laukua  adj. Things put together irregularly or in confusion; applied also to words in a speech; he olelo laukua, he olelo hoohihia.

laukua₂ [lau·kua]  vt. to take or gather indiscriminately. Similar to hāpuku.

laukua  v. To gather together and lay up the good and the bad, or to use what is one's own by right along with what is another's, as by theft or extortion; he laukua wale no ko makou. s. Things scraped or gathered irregularly together; aia ke aloha o ka laukua e laukua wale ai; also, the name of a fish-pond where are many sorts of fish.

laukua₃ [lau·kua]  n. one skilled in many trades, a jack-of-all-trades.

laukua  s. Applied to a person who works industriously at many kinds of work and prospers.

laukua₄ [lau·kua]  fish pond. (AP) FIS

laukua₅ [lau·kua]  n. dorsal, in biology. cf. laualo, lauhope, laumua. SCI FIS

kualā laukuadorsal fin, of a fish

laukūkahi [lau··kahi]  n. a native fern (Lindsaya macraena), with narrow, divided fronds. Hawaiʻi. lit., leaf that is alone. FER

laulā [lau·]  nvi. broad, wide; liberal; width, breadth, extent; widely known; publicly. bc [(EO) PPn *lau, surface area, expanse]

hele laulāto act with freedom or liberty, to go freely

hoʻolaulāsame as laulā; to broaden, widen, extend

hoʻolaulā i ka manaʻoto broaden the mind or thought

inoa laulāname generally known, not taboo

maʻi laulāepidemic, contagious disease

manaʻo hoʻolaulāconsideration of many angles

manaʻo laulābroad-minded; liberal ideas

ʻōlelo laulāgeneral conversation

ua ʻōlelo laulā ʻiapublicly stated

unuhi laulā loafree translation

laulā [lau·]  vs. wide. see kokoke, lōpū. see also pahuhopu laulā.

ke paʻi laulāwide shot, as of a photograph or in movie or video production

paʻi a laulāto take a wide shot

paʻi a laulā loato take an extreme wide shot

paʻi laulā loaextreme wide shot

vs. width or breadth, in math. abb. ll. also ana laulā, ākea. see laulā loli. range, i.e. the difference between the largest and smallest number or value. also laulā loa. cf. loa, lōʻihi, hohonu, kiʻekiʻe.

koho pāloka laulāgeneral election, in politics

laula  v. To be broad; to be wide; to be extended. s. Extension; breadth; width, &c. 1 Nal. 6:3. adj. Broad; wide; he keena laula, a wide room.

Laulā  placename. way, Kewalo section, Honolulu. lit.: wide.

laulaha [lau·laha]  S  vs.
  • spread far and wide, as news, widespread;
  • circulated, publicized;
  • of common or general knowledge;
  • spread contagiously, as a disease.
  • lit., much spread.
[Ka laha ʻana o ka nū hou a puni ka ʻāina. Ka laha me ka ʻike ākea ʻia o kahi mea mai ʻō a ʻō.],₁₇

hoʻolaulahato spread, circulate, publicize, make known

mana laulaha o ke kiaʻāina.General powers of the governor.

laulaha [lau·laha]  S   see kula laulaha, plain, expanse of flat land...

laulaha  v. Lau and laha, to spread abroad. To be spread abroad, as a noise or report; to be heard extensively; to learn something by report.

laulahaole  adj. see laulaha and ole, negative. Kept in; not reported; not spread abroad.

laulā hawewe [lau· hawewe]  n. amplitude, i.e. the greatest distance the particles in a wave rise or fall from their rest position, in science. lit., vibration width. see hoʻolaulā hawewe, ʻanini laulā hawewe. SCI

laulahea  adj. Something said indistinctly or without clearness; indistinctly heard; he olelo laulahea.

laulahi [lau·lahi]  n. sheet, as of stamps.

laulahi poʻolekasheet of stamps

laulahilahi [lau·lahi·lahi]  vs. thin.

laulahilahi  adj. Lau and lahilahi, thin. lit. Thin leaf. Thin, as the leaves of ki leaf or banana. see lalahi.

laulā kaianoho  n. range, habitat. lit. extent (of) habitat. [+]

laulā kala [lau· kala]  n. tint, as of a television screen. lit., breadth (of) color. cf. ʻauina kala. COL

laulā loli [lau· loli]  n. variable width, as in a computer program. CMP

laulama [lau-lama]  n. design on a Niʻihau mat. lit., many torches or lama tree leaves. TRE

laulama  s. The lamas or many torches at night.

Laulani [Lau-lani]  placename. street, Kalihi Uka, Honolulu. (TM). lit.: heavenly leaf.

laulau₁ [lau·lau]  nvt. wrapping, wrapped package; packages of ti leaves or banana leaves containing pork, beef, salted fish, or taro tops, baked in the ground oven, steamed or broiled; any cloth, net, or leaves used as a wrapper or carrier; to wrap or carry in such bundles. [PPn *laulau, basket or leaves for serving or carrying food; to serve food]FIS BAN TAR NET FOO

laulau monibundle of money (Kin. 42.35)

laulau  s. A bundle; a bag, as of money. Kin. 42:35. A wrapper of a bundle; that which surrounds anything. Kin. 42:35. A bundle, as of food done up the second time. A bundle of small wood, or fagots. The netting in which food is carried. A container generally.

laulau₂ [lau·lau]  n. hat rim. CLO

laulau [lau·lau]  n. brim, as of a floppy hat. cf. kihikihi, pekekeu. CLO

laulau₃ [lau·lau]  vs. pregnant. BOD

laulau₄ [lau·lau]  n. paddle blade. CAN

laulauna [lau·launa]  sociable, friendly, gregarious, genial. redup. of launa;

ʻaʻohe laulauna wale mainot at all sociable

he ʻoluʻolu, he laulaunapleasant, sociable

laulauna ʻoleantisocial

Laulaunui [Laulau-nui]  placename. islet, Pearl Harbor, Oʻahu. lit.: large leaf package.

Laulaupoe [Laulau-poe]  placename. gulch, Koko Head qd., Oʻahu. lit.: round leaf package.

laulāwili [lau··wili]  var. of lauwili, circuitous... (And.)

laulawili  s. see lauwili.

lauleʻa [lau·leʻa]  nvs. peace, happiness, friendship; restoration of a disrupted friendship; happy, glad, genial, courteous, peaceful.

Hāʻawi aku ʻoukou i hoʻolauleʻa ʻana ā nui wale ma ke kūʻai ʻana aku ma koʻu hale kūʻai.To give you great satisfaction in making purchases at my store.

hoʻolauleʻacelebration, festival, gathering for a celebration, large party; satisfaction; to hold a celebration, to celebrate; to reconcile, restore peace or friendship, appease; to preserve friendship and good will; to be at peace with; to seek to please (Kin. 32.20)

Ke hoʻolauleʻa nei anei au i kānaka, a i ke Akua anei?Do I now persuade men or God? (Gal. 1.10)

Lauleʻa ka nohona o nei kula.Life on this plain is happy.

lauleʻa ʻoleunsociable

laulea  s. Lau and lea, pleasure; joy. Peace; friendship; satisfaction with a person or thing after having experienced dislike. v. To be on terms of friendship. see launa, i. e., lau ana. Hoo. To satisfy, as one offended; to reconcile; to become reconciled. Kin. 32:20. To obtain favor with one; to make reconciliation. To please; to flatter; to seek favor. Gal. 1:10. see hoolealea. adj. Peaceful; friendly; pacified.

laulele₁ [lau·lele]  n. butterfly weed or milkweed (Asclepias curassavica), a tropical American perennial herb 60 to 90 cm high, with umbels of small orange and yellow flowers and pods full of tufted, wind-borne seeds; the leaves were eaten in time of famine; the Monarch butterfly feeds on the leaves. lit., flying leaf. see also hī laulele. also lauhele, pua ʻanuhe. (Neal 697)PLA FLO

laulele  s. Name of a plant self propagated, but eaten for food in time of searcity; he ilailau, he ananu, he pilapilau.

laulele₂ [lau·lele]  n. dandelion (Taraxacum officinale). see also hualele. (Neal 860)PLA

laulele₃ [lau·lele]  n. net fishing with small nets as in shallow water (usually used with lawaiʻa or papa) FIS NET

laulele  s. Lau and lele. The leaf of a species of turnip; Also the name of the plant; A species of sea-weed into which fish get entangled.

lāuli₁ [·uli]  S  nvs. dark, overcast, shady; darkness. lit., dark sun. [He uliuli a i ʻole ka uhi ʻia o ka lani i ke ao. ʻOmalumalu me ka pouli o ka lani a me ka lā.]₁₁,₁₄WIN

lāuli₂ [·uli]  S   a variety of ulua, a fish. lit., dark fin. FIS

laulihilihi [lau·lihi·lihi]  n. a slender, prostrate shrub in the pink family (Schiedea stellarioides), endemic to Kauaʻi, with small, linear leaves, and large open panicles of small flowers. lit., bordered leaf. also māʻoliʻoli. PLA FLO

lau liʻi  vs. small-leafed; qualifying term for some plants, as maile. cf. ʻiʻo₃. PLA

lau liʻi  small leaf PLA

ʻaʻapehihi lau liʻiphilodendron

laulike [lau·like]  vs. homogeneity, i.e. the premise that, on a large scale, matter is uniformly spread throughout the universe, in science. see manaʻo laulike, thesaurus entry... [+]

laulima [lau·lima]  nvi. cooperation, joint action; group of people working together; community food patch; to work together, cooperate. lit., many hands.

hoʻolaulimato get to cooperate

laulima  s. The name of a company of men who worked together on each other's land, or at each other's work.

laulima ʻole  uncooperative (EH)

lauloa₁ [lau·loa]  n. a variety of taro, said to be the original taro brought to Hawaiʻi. Sometimes poetically called hāloa₃, long stalk, because a god of that name was said to have been in the form of this taro. This name may be qualified by the terms hāʻeleʻele or ʻeleʻele; ʻeleʻele ʻōmaʻo, ʻeleʻele ʻula or palakea ʻeleʻele; hāʻula, koko, ʻulaʻula, or palakea ʻula; uliuli or hāuliuli; keʻokeʻo; manini; ʻōniʻoniʻo; palakea or palakea papamū; pānaʻe; poni. (HP 33), (TC 3). cf. hinapū. TAR

lau loa₁  n. a long leaf. PLA

lauloa  s. Lau and loa. lit. Long leaf. Name of a species of kalo.

lauloa₂ [lau·loa]  n. a variety of sugar cane. When young, yellow-green, striped with light yellow-brown; with exposure, a deep olive, striped with dark brown-red; broad, long, green leaves; large stalks. (HP 222, 225)SUG

lau loa₂  nvs. length; lengthwise.

lau loa i ka ʻupena.Braid the net lengthwise.

lau loa  vs. lengthwise.

lauloa₃ [lau·loa]  n. long wave or surf, as extending from one end of the beach to the other. also kākala.

lau lole  n. wauke leaf. lit., clothing leaf. PLA CLO

laulole  adj. Lau and lole, cloth; cloth-leafed. An epithet of the mulberry; laau laulole, a mulbery tree.

laulonoa [lau·lonoa]  vs. multisensory. [+]

Ua hana haumāna i haʻawina laulonoa, a he honi aku, he nānā aku, he hoʻopā aku, a he ʻai hoʻi lākou i ka manakō.The students have done a multisensory assignment in which they smelled, looked at, touched, and tasted a mango.

laumaʻewa [lau·maʻewa]  S  nvt. insult, taunt, sneer, reproach, contempt; to insult, taunt, mock; taunting, mocking, sneering, derisive.

laumaewa  s. Lau and maewa, to injure; to mock. He palala laumaewa kapu no Lono.

laumāewa [lau··ewa]  vi. to sway with the movement of the wind, as leaves; to move to and fro, as algae in the sea; blown here and there, as sea spray.

Laumaiʻa [Lau-maiʻa]  placename. land section (6,754 feet elevation), inland from Hilo, Hawaiʻi; a stone trail said to be made by ʻUmi-a-Līloa was also so named. lit.: banana leaf.

Laumaile [Lau-maile]  placename. street, Kalihi Uka, Honolulu. (TM). lit.: maile leaf.

Laumaka [Lau-maka]  placename. street, Kalihi Kai, Honolulu. (TM). lit.: green leaf.

lau makani  n. puff of wind. WIN

laumake  s. Lau and make, death. A poisonous herb; The barb of a spear; the point of an instrument causing death; The abating or subsiding of water, i. e., a drought.

laumaki₁ [lau·maki]  var. of laumeki₁, spear, laumeki₂, ebb, laumeki₃, wilt... [Pn(CE) *rau-mati, fair weather (Clk)]

laumaki₂ [lau·maki]  n. low stroke in club fighting. (RC 59) LUA

laumaki wahieʻekeʻeke  fighting stroke (EH)

laumanamana [lau·mana·mana]  n. a variety of sweet potato. SWP

lau manamana [lau mana·mana]  n. a divided leaf; many leaves, many branches; descendants, as of a family. PLA

laumanamana  s. Lau and manamana, divided. Applied to that species of potato whose leaves are slim and much divided.

laumania [lau·mania]  vs.
  • smooth,
  • sheer,
  • steep,
  • even.
[Pili kēia i ka pali; no ke kūnihi o ka pali a no paʻakikī loa hoʻi o ka piʻi ʻana i luna a i ʻole no ka iho ʻana i lalo, ʻōlelo ʻia he pali laumania.]₁₃

hoʻolaumaniato smooth; to spread out smoothly and evenly; to free of bumps or lumps

laumania  s. Lau and mania, smooth; plane. A smooth thin leaf. A straight, smooth even surface of a body. adj. Smooth, straight and even; applied to the surface of bodies. Isa. 40:4. Smooth or polished, as glass; ili laumania, a plane surface. v. To spread out smoothly and even; to smooth off what is rough. Hoo. To level down; to make smooth, as uneven ground. Isa. 45:2.

laumanie [lau·manie]  var. of laumania, smooth...

laumanie  v. Another orthography, but the same meaning as laumania.

Laumaʻomaʻo [Lau-maʻo·maʻo]  S  n. wind, Punakou, Molokaʻi. lit., green leaves. (Nak. 69)WIN

laumaʻu  n. design on a tapa beater, said to suggest the maʻu leaf. TAP PLA

lau mauʻu  n. blade of grass. PLA

laumeke [lau·meke]  var. of laumeki₁, laumeki₂, laumeki₃.

He koa ia e laumeke ai kahawai o Hilo.A warrior who lessens the flow of Hilo streams [a mighty fighter].

laumeki₁ [lau·meki]  n. a kind of barbed spear. [He ʻano ihe o ka wā kahiko me nā kuku ma kahi o ka wēlau ʻoi.]LUA

laumeki₂ [lau·meki]  vi. to recede, ebb, as the tide or flood waters. [Pn(CE) *rau-mati, fair weather (Clk)]

laumeki  v. To flow slowly, as a stream with very little water. To move very slowly, as a very slow trotting horse.

laumeki₃ [lau·meki]  vi. to wilt, as plants without water. PLA

laumilo₁ [lau·milo]  vi. to writhe, turn, twist, squirm, torture, destroy. cf. ʻōmilomilo.

laumilo  v. To writhe; to squirm; to turn and twist awry. see lauwili. Ua laumiloia na uhane, ua make. adj. Squirming; contorting; mixing up. see lauwili. O ka lena o ka puhi laumilo i ka pa.

laumilo₂ [lau·milo]  n. a species of eel, so called because its color was thought to resemble a yellow milo leaf (lau milo). FIS

laumua [lau·mua]  n. anterior, in biology. cf. laualo, lauhope, laukua. SCI FIS

kualā laumuaanterior dorsal fin, of a fish

lau mulemule  bitter herbs (EH)

launa  v. For lau ana, probably a spreading. To associate with; to be on friendly terms with one; to treat with kindness or attention. To receive in a friendly manner. To be intimate with one; to have an agreement with. Hoo. To have fellowship with one. Gal. 2:9. adj. Friendly; social; intimate; with ole, unlike; different from; excellent, &c.; i ka hanohano launa ole o ke alii kane. Laieik. 113.

launa₁  vs. friendly, sociable; to associate with, meet with, fraternize with, visit, be sociable. Used idiomatically with ʻaʻohe, ʻaʻole, ʻole: bc IDI

ʻAʻohe launa ka makaʻu.Terrible fear; there's no limit to the fear; lit., no meeting the fear.

ʻAʻole lihi launa mai o ka pilikia.There's no end to the trouble. cf. hoalauna.

hoʻolaunato introduce one person to another; to be friendly

hoʻolauna ʻanaintroduction

Ke hoʻolauna aku nei au i mua o ʻoukou.I introduce myself to you.

launa ʻanaassociation, intercourse, connection

launa ʻōlelodialogue, communication

launa₂  vs. compatible, as computer programs. cf. launa ʻole, incompatible, as computer programs. see ʻaʻohe launa, inappropriate...

hulu waihona launacompatible file format

Ua launa kēia lako polokalamu hou me kāu kamepiula.This new software is compatible with your computer.

launa₃  vs. corresponding, in math.

ʻaoʻao launacorresponding side, of a triangle

huina launacorresponding angle, of a triangle

launa aloha  n. friendly association, fellowship.

lau nahele  n. plants, forest growth or leaves, herbs, greenery. PLA

launahele  s. Lau and nahele, a thick growth of brush. The leaves or thick growth of a forest; hence, Herbs generally. Kin. 1:11. Launahele hou, tender herbs. Kanl. 32:2.

lau nahele ʻai ʻia  edible herb (EH)

lau nahele ʻōiwi [lau nahele ʻō·iwi]  n. natural vegetation. lit., native plants. PLA

launakaʻi [launa·kaʻi]  vi. networking; to network, i.e. exchange information or services among individuals. [+]

Ma ka hālāwai o ka nei, ua launakaʻi manakia o hale kūʻai ʻelua.At the meeting last night, the managers of the two stores networked.

launa kanaka  socialize

aʻo launa kanakasocialization; to socialize, i.e. fit, teach, or train (someone) for a social environment or to associate sociably with others

launa male, launa mare  n. marriage relationship; marital rights (RSV), marital duties (KJV). (Puk. 21.10)

launa mare  var. spelling of launa male, marriage relationship...

launa ʻole₁  vs. unequalled, incomparable, unsurpassed, superior (similar to ana ʻole and lua ʻole). see ex. lalawe.

Uʻi launa ʻole.Youthfully beautiful beyond compare.

launa ʻole₂  vs. unsociable.

launa ʻole₃  vs. incompatible, as of computer programs. lit., not compatible. cf. launa.

He hulu waihona launa ʻole kēia.This is an incompatible file format.

launa ʻōlelo  communications, dialogue (EH)

launa ʻoluʻolu  agreeable (EH)

launa palapala [launa pala·pala]  S  n.v. correspondence; to correspond.

launea [lau·nea]  vs. bare, as of leaves. PLA


launea [lau·nea]  vs. bare, as a tree without leaves. PLA

launie [lau·nie]  same as launea.


hoʻolaunilisame as luaiele

launiu  n. design on a tapa beater. TAP

lau niu  n. coconut leaf, frond. see hair. PPN *lau niu. CN

Launiu [Lau-niu]  placename. street, Waikīkī, Honolulu. (TM). lit.: coconut leaf.

Launiupoko [Lau-niu-poko]  placename. land section, hill (808 feet high), point, village, ditch, stream, State wayside park, Lahaina qd., Maui. lit.: short coconut leaf.

lau noʻe  n. coleus. lit., colored leaf. cf. lau kalakoa. PLA

launui [lau·nui]  n. a variety of taro. lit., large leaf, large design. (HP 33)TAR

lauʻō₁  n. sugar-cane leaf (same as lau kō). PLA SUG

lauo  s. see lau. The leaf of the sugar-cane. see lao.

lauʻō₂  n. young white coconut leaves near the heart. CN

lauoʻe [lau·oʻe]  similar to kūoʻe, to saunter.

lauʻoē  var. spelling of lauʻowē, murmuring...

lauoe  s. The sound of scratching, or walking on anything making a rustling noise.

lauoe  v. To ascend straightly upwards.

lauoha₁ [lau·oha]  n. sail of a vessel. CAN

lauoha  s. The sail of a vessel above the spanker.

lauoha₂ [lau·oha]  vs. dense, lush, of vegetation. cf. ohaoha. PLA

lauoha  s. Any vegetable that grows large and thrifty.

lauoha₃ [lau·oha]  variation in vision, depending on distance of the object seen. (AP)

lauohai  s. Name of a large bush bearing beautiful flowers; ka lau o luhea o ka ohai i mana.

lauohaoha [lau·oha·oha]  redup. of lauoha₂, dense, lush...

lauohaoha  s. see lauoha above. A thrifty growing vegetable.

lauohe  s. Some material used in polishing wooden calabashes.

lauoho [lau·oho]  n. hair of the head. lit., head leaf. (For types of hair see hair). bc PCP *lauo(f,s)o. BOD

lauoho  s. Lau and oho, the hair of the human head. The hair of the head. Nah 6:5. Ka hulu o ke poo. NOTE.—The hair of animals is hulu, and so is hair on the other parts of the body.

lauoho ʻehu  reddish hair (EH)

lauoho ʻekekeʻi  short hair (EH)

lauoho hāʻehuʻehu  brown hair (EH)

lauoho kālole  straight hair (EH)

lauoho kuʻi [lau·oho kuʻi]  n. hair switch, wig. lit., added hair. BOD

lauoho loloa  long hair (EH)

lauoho melemele  blonde hair (EH)

lauoho mimilo  hair in curls (EH)

lauoho ʻoʻoleʻa  coarse hair (EH)

lauohoopele₁ [lau·oho-o-Pele]  n. Pele's hair, volcanic glass spun out in hairlike form. VOL

lauohoopele₂ [lau·oho-o-Pele]  n. a fine, hairlike seaweed, found at Waikīkī. SWD

lauoho piʻipiʻi lau nui  wavy hair (EH)

lauoho piʻipiʻi Pukikī  straight hair (EH)

lauoho pipiʻi  kinky hair (EH)

lauoho pōkole  short hair (EH)

lauoho uliuli [lau·oho uli·uli]  S  nvs. one with dark hair, brunette; dark hair. BOD

lauʻōlelo  n. multilingual. [+]LNG

He kanaka lauʻōlelo hoʻi o Kealiʻi, ua paʻa ia ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, Pelekānia, a me ka ʻōlelo Kepanī kekahi.Kealiʻi is multilingual, he knows Hawaiian, English, and Japanese as well. (add3)

lau ʻoliwa  n.
  • olive leaves;
  • perhaps formerly used fig. for letters.

Ka Lau Oliva.[The Olive Leaf], a monthly magazine edited by H. H. Parker 1871–3.

lauone [lau·one]  n. soil light, fertile, and easy to cultivate; alluvial soil, sandy soil. lit., sand surface. PLA

lauone  s. Any place where the soil is light, mellow and without stones and easy to cultivate.

lau ʻōpae [lau ʻō·pae]  n. shrimp net, about a fathom long, placed around a heap of rocks called ahu or imu (fish and shrimp were prodded and frightened from the rock pile into the net); this type of fishing. FIS NET

lauowae  v. To make a rustling noise with the feet or fingers. see laauowe.

lauʻowē, lauʻoē  intensive of ʻowē, murmuring.

lauʻowe haʻihaʻi  murmuring (EH)

laupaʻahapa [lau·paʻa·hapa]  SCI FOO

ʻailakele laupaʻahapapolyunsaturated fat

laupaʻapaʻani [lau·paʻa·paʻani]  vs. merry, jolly, humorous, laugh-provoking, funny, playful, witty. lit., much playing.

laupaapaani  s. A word used by chiefs in flattering and caressing each other; also a term of exciting pleasure; he laupaapaani no me he wahi alii la.

laupae [lau·pae]  vs. multiage. lit., many levels. [+]

He papa laupae kēia; aia keiki papa o ka papa ʻelima a me ka ʻeono ma loko.This is a multiage class; grade five and six children are in it.

laupaʻe [lau·paʻe]  n. first two leaves of a taro shoot (according to some, the first three leaves). TAR

laupae  s. A single branch of a kalo top.

Laupāhoehoe [Lau-pāhoehoe]  placename. land sections, Hāmākua, Honomū, Mauna Kea, and Waipiʻo qds.; stream, Hāmākua and Mauna Kea qds.; village, Honomū qd.; homesteads, Mauna Kea qd.; beach park, elementary and high school, point, and ancient surfing area (Finney-Houston 26), Honomū qd., Hawaiʻi, where ʻUmi was bruised while surfing incognito before becoming a chief (FS 124). A man who came from Kahiki and thence to the canoe landing at Laupāhoehoe built a heiau here called Ulekiʻi (penis fetching). The man turned into a pāoʻo fish, and his sister into an ʻaʻawa fish. Fishermen who wanted to catch them were surprised to see them turn into human beings. lit.: smooth lava flat.

laupaʻi₁ [lau·paʻi]  same as laupaʻe, first two leaves of a taro shoot... TAR

laupai  s. The first two leaves of kalo or huli after planting. see lauawa.

laupaʻi₂ [lau·paʻi]  n.v. a great many, multitude, great quantity, heap; to increase, multiply; to have much of; well supplied with.

hoʻolaupaʻito make an abundance, supply, cause an increase, reproduce

laupaʻi ka ʻohanaa big family

Ua laupaʻi ka hana.There was so much to do.

lau pala  n. fading leaf turning yellow, red, or brown. fig., person failing in health.

hoʻolau palato show signs of fading, of a leaf; to show signs of failing health; also same as lau pala

laupala  s. A leaf fading and turning brown or red. A person failing in health and considered not to live long.

laupalai [lau·palai]  to shine, glitter, sparkle, as dew in the sun. (AP)

laupalai  adj. Shining; glittering; greasy; hinuhinu, lile.

lau palakāhela  leaf fading or withering (EH)

laupapa₁ [lau·papa]  n. a broad flat, as of coral, lava, reef. [PPn *lau-papa, broad flat surface]VOL

KalaupapaThe broad flat area. (place on Molokaʻi)

laupapa₂ [lau·papa]  n. board, lumber.

laupapawooden fence

laupapa  s. Lau and papa, a board. A broad smooth plane.

laupau [lau·pau]  a kind of fish. (And.) FIS

laupau  s. A species of fish.

lau poʻo kuni  n. letterhead design. see poʻo kuni.

lau poʻopoʻohina [lau poʻo·poʻo·hina]  Niʻihau. same as poʻopoʻohina, seaside heliotrope... PLA

laupuni  vs. universality. [+]

lauukukahi  s. Name of a day of the month, otherwise called Laau; a ma ka la o Lauukukahi

Lauʻula [Lau-ʻula]  placename. street, Waikīkī, Honolulu. (TM). lit.: red leaf.

lauʻulaʻula  n. a kind of sweet potato. lit., red leaf. (HP 142)SWP

lauʻulu  vs. indistinct, as the voice of a sick person. rare. ILL

lauulu  A word heard indistinctly, or an idea so obtained from a speaker as to give an uncertain meaning.

Lauʻulu [Lau-ʻulu]  placename. trail, Haleakalā Crater, Maui. lit.: breadfruit leaf.

lauulu  s. Lau, leaf, and ulu, the breadfruit tree. The leaf of the breadfruit tree.

lauwaʻe [lau·waʻe]  var. spelling of lauaʻe₁, fern, lauaʻe₂, beloved, lauaʻe₃, lauaʻe₄, gather...

lauwahi  v. Lau and wahi, to gather up leaves. To be greedy of gain; to gather property avariciously. To be eager after food. To be active in indulging lust, as the adulterer.

lau wai  n. stream or pond full of water; many streams: abundance of water.

lauwī [lau·]  same as ʻalauahio, a bird. BIR

lauwi  s. Name of a species of bird, small and yellow; same as the alauwahio.

lauwili, lauili [lau·wili]  vs. circuitous, roundabout, indirect, turning, twisting, unstable, fickle, changeable, inconstant, double-tongued, variable. cf. wili. bc

hoʻolauwilito cause fickleness, change, twist

hoʻolauwili i ka noʻonoʻoto cause worry, concern, or consternation (Kel. 56)

lauwilito blow from various directions, of the wind

lauwili  v. Lau and wili, to turn; to twist, as leaves affected by the wind. To whirl or whiffle about, as the wind. To be unstable, as a fickle-minded person. To be double tongued; to be double minded; to be changeable. To be fickle; to be inconstant; to change one's opinions often. To lay a wager when one has no property. To mix, as different ingredients. To be in great trouble or perplexity. To talk or speak in a round about manner, as one never coming to the point. s. Fickleness in conduct. Carelessness in speaking or pronouncing, with frequent repetitions. The whiffling or sudden changes of the wind. A whirlwind. fig. Affliction; trouble. see kuawili. Ua like ka lauwili me ke kuawili. Hoo. Aole ka hoolauwili ma na mea lapuwale. adj. Changeable, like the wind; turning this way and that, like leaves in the wind; hence, Fickle; inconstant. Kanl. 32:5. Deceitful. Hal. 78:57.

lauwiliia  v. Passive of lauwili. To be in, or suffering affliction. see lauwili 7. s. Affliction; persecution; distress.

lauwili wale  inconstant, unstable (EH)

lauwiliwili2.jpgborder=0lauwiliwili₁ [lau·wili·wili]  n. a butterfly fish (Chaetodon miliaris). FIS

lauwiliwili₂ [lau·wili·wili]  redup. of lauwili, circuitous...

lauwiliwili  v. Freq. of lauwili. To change often; to be very fickle, &c.

lauwiliwili.jpgborder=0lauwiliwili nukunuku ʻoiʻoi [lau·wili·wili nuku·nuku ʻoiʻoi]  n. butterfly fishes (Forcipiger longirostris and F. flavissimus). lit., sharp-beaked wiliwili leaf. FIS

lawa₁  nvs. enough, sufficient, ample; to have enough, be satisfied. bc [(EO) PPn *lawa, enough, sufficient, abundant, completed]PAN

E hoʻolawa mai ʻoe i lau hala e paʻa ai kēia moena.Supply me enough pandanus leaves to finish this mat.

hoʻolawato supply, apportion sufficiently, equip

kaʻa i ka lawato be enough

lawa ponoplenty, abundant, ample, adequate

lawa pono ʻoleinsufficient, deficit

lawa  v. To work out even to the edge or boundary of a land, i. e., to leave none uncultivated. To fill a container up to the brim; hence, To suffice; to be enough. Puk. 36:7. To satisfy. Passively, to be satisfied; to have enough. Ioh. 6:7. Hoo. To supply what is wanting. 1 Tes. 3:10. To fulfill, as a task; to complete, as a job. Puk. 5:13. s. The full finishing of a work. The filling up of a vessel or container to the brim. An enough; a sufficiency; a supply. adj. Sufficient; enough. Full to the brim.

lawa₂  vs. possessed of enough or ample knowledge, hence wise, capable, competent. bc

Ua lawa i ka hānai keiki.Wise in raising children.

Ua lawa ke ʻike.Knowing a great deal.

lawa₃  vs. as soon as. bc

I lawa ā pau ka hana, hoʻi kāua.As soon as the work is finished, we'll leave.

lawa₄  nvs. strong, husky; strong man, as in a king's retinue. cf. lawakua. bc [Lawakua.]₁₄

lawa₅  vt. to bind, make fast, tie securely. bc [(MP) PPn *lawa, bind]

lawa₆  vs. white, as of a cock or dog. bc BIR ANI

moa lawa, moa lawa keawhite cock

lawa  A white fowl; he moa keokeo; such as was offered in sacrifice. Laieik. 49. White; shining; he moa lawa, a white fowl. Laieik. 14.

lawa₇  a large shark fishhook. (AP) bc FIS

lawa  Name of a hook for catching sharks; he lawa ka makau mano.

lawa  The name of a disease concerning which it is said, paapu ka opu i na iwi aoao; The name of an office in the king's train.

lawaaʻeaʻe [lawa·aʻe·aʻe]  nvs. white mixed with a darker color, as of a chicken; dark hair streaked with gray; white chicken with sprinkling of red feathers. cf. aʻeaʻe. COL

lawaaeae  s. Name of a white fowl, especially a cock; ka lawaaeae ka nono paa.

Lāwaʻi  placename. village, land division, gulch, and stream, Kōloa district, Kauaʻi.

lawaiʻa₁  nvi. fisherman; fishing technique; to fish, to catch fish. bc PCP *lawaika. FIS

ʻAha Hoʻomalu Lawaiʻa o ka Pākīpika KomohanaWestern Pacific Fishery Management Council.

hoʻomalu lawaiʻa a me ka hahai holoholonafish and game management; to manage fish and game

ʻO ka aku ka lawaiʻa nui a ʻUmialīloa.Casting for bonito was ʻUmialīloa's principal means of fishing. (FS 173)

ʻOihana Lawaiʻa Kai PekelalaNational Marine Fisheries Service.

lawaia  v. Lawa for lawe, to take, and ia, fish. To catch fish, i. e., to exercise the calling of a fisherman, by understanding the places and times of the appearance of different kinds of fish and the art of taking them; in more modern time the word was applied also to the taking of birds. see lawaiamanu. s. A fisherman; one skilled in catching fish, and whose occupation it is. Mat. 4:18. A fishing; the business of taking fish. Ier. 16:16. NOTE.—The art of catching fish was anciently cultivated among Hawaiians to a great extent, and those who followed it as a business became very expert; but the introduction of cattle, goats, &c., has rendered fishing less necessary at present.

lawaiʻa₂  n. cormorant. (Oihk. 11.17) bc BIR

lawaia  The cormorant, a bird that feeds on fish; an unclean bird. Oihk. 11:17.

Lawaiʻa₃  n. name of a group of seven stars. STA

lawaiʻa kōkō [lawaiʻa ·]  n. fishing within the reef, as by women and children, with long bags of fine mesh into which fish were driven. FIS

lawaiʻa kō lau  n. the old name for hukilau fishing. FIS

lawaiʻamanu [lawaiʻa·manu]  n. birdcatcher, birdcatching with a net. lit., to fish birds. FIS BIR NET

lawaiamanu  s. see lawaia, v., and manu, a bird. A hunter and catcher of birds; a fowler. Hal. 124:7. NOTE.—Catching birds was formerly practiced to a great extent on the mountainous parts of the islands.

lawaiʻa paʻipaʻi  nvt. to chase fish into a net by slapping the water. cf. pāhoe, to drive fish into a net by beating the paddles rhythmically against the canoe...

Lāwaʻi Kai  placename. land area and bay, seaward of Lāwaʻi, Kauaʻi. lit.: seaward Lāwaʻi.

lawa ka ʻike  competent (EH)

lawa kea  same as moa₁, chicken... see lawa₆, white...

lawakea  s. A white cock. see lawaaeae. People who dress in large white flowing kapas; me I ka uwe hoouwe a ka lawakea.

lawakua₁ [lawa·kua]  vs. strong-backed, muscular, of strong physique, bulging with muscles. see ex. konapiliahi. [Ke kanaka kino ikaika maoli. 1. waʻawaʻa o ke kua, nui o nā makala. 2. kanaka lawakua. Ka ikaika loa o ke kino me ka mākala nui; ka pūkonakona.],₁₄,₁₇BOD

lawakua₂ [lawa·kua]  vt. to bind or tie fast, as on the back. fig., to be a dear friend or companion. (PH 218)

Ua lawakua i aloha.Bound to your love. (dirge)

lawakua  v. Lawa and kua; back. To bind or tie fast on the back; to bind tightly; to make fast; e lawalawa, e hoa paa loa. see lawalawa below.

Lawakua₃ [lawa·kua]  n. name of a mountain wind at Nāpali, Kauaʻi. see ex. noiele. WIN

Lawakua₄ [lawa·kua]  n. a lua fighting stroke. LUA

lawakuaia  v. Passive of lawakua. see lawalawa 3.

lawalawa [lawa·lawa]  redup. of lawa₅, bind... [Ka nākiʻi a i ʻole ka hoʻopaʻa pū ʻana i kekahi mea.]


hoʻolawalawaredup. of hoʻolawa, to supply

Ua hoʻolawalawa i ka ʻai.Supply all with enough food.

lawalawa  v. see lawa, to hold fast; to bind tightly. To bind, as a grass house or anything in danger of floating or being blown away by the wind; e lawalawa i ka hale a paa. To stretch cords from one place to another to fasten something. To bind round and make fast; e lawalawa i ka ukana ma ka waa. NOTE.—The force of this word and lawakua consists in the completeness with which the fastening is done, as we say, do it up all snug.

lawalawaiʻa [lawa·lawaiʻa]  to fish here and there. redup. of lawaiʻa; FIS MUS

Anu ke kupa lawalawaiʻa o Hoʻolehua.Cold are the native fishermen of Hoʻolehua. (chant)

lawalawaihonua [lawa·lawai·honua]  n. type of large wooden bowl.

lawalawakua₁  redup. of lawakua₂, to bind or tie fast, as on the back...; to tie tightly to the back. [nakiʻi a paʻa i ke kua.]₁₄

lawalawakua₂  a kind of wind usually called Lawakua₃. [he ʻano makani i kapa maʻamau ʻia ʻo ka Lawakua.]₁₄

lāwalu [·walu]  nvt. fish or meat bound in ti leaves for cooking; to cook thus. FIS FOO

palaoa lāwaludough cooked in ti leaves

lawalu  v. To cook meat on the coals inclosed in ki leaves; e koala, e hoomoa me ka laui. s. Meat roasted on the coals bound up in ki leaves. adj. Cooked, as meat or fish. see above. Hoomanao ae la lakou i na wahine a lakou, i na ia lawalu, i ka poi, &c., they remembered their wives, their cooked fish, their poi, &c.

lawa lua₁  vs. very strong.

lawa lua₂  vt. to bind tightly.

lawa ʻole, lawaʻole  meager, skimpy, insufficient, scanty (EH)

lawaʻole  var. spelling of lawa ʻole, meager, skimpy, insufficient, scanty

lawa pono  abundant, adequate, ample, compact, plenty, satiety (EH)

lawa pono ʻole  deficit, inadequate (EH)

lawa puni  vs. enough for all, well-supplied or equipped. FIS

Ua lawa puni kākou i ka iʻa.We all have enough fish.

lawa uakea  white (as a chicken) (EH)

lawe₁  nvt.
  • to take, bring, fetch,
  • transport, carry, haul,
  • undertake,
  • accept (as a duty),
  • make off with,
  • acquire;
  • portable;
  • bearer.
. cf. lalawe, lawe hānai. bc [Pn(NP) *lawe, take, lay hold of] [Ka hoʻokō ʻana.]₁₀

E hoʻolawe lua mai ka ʻewalu, a ʻo ka haʻina he ʻeono.Take two from eight and the answer is six.

he mea lawe nūpepaa newspaper subscriber; newspaper carrier, paper boy

hoʻolaweto cause to take, pretend to take, deduct, subtract; subtraction, deduction, minus

ka lawe ʻia ʻanathe assumption [as of the Virgin Mary]

ka lawe kōwehe a ka pāʻūfluttering of the skirt

lawe akutake away

lawe ʻanacarrying, transportation

lawe i ʻōlelo hoʻohikito take oaths

Lawe mai i ka puke.Bring the book.

mea lawebearer

ʻO kaʻu keiki ke lawe ma ke ʻano mālama waiwai.My son … shall serve as trustee.

Ua lawe ia i wahine no ʻAikiopa nāna.He took a woman from Ethiopia as his wife. (Nah. 12.1)

Ua lawe mai au i ka ʻōlelo hoʻohiki.I accepted the pledge.

Ua lawe nui au no loko aʻe o kēia mau kānāwai.From these laws I have borrowed largely.

lawe  v. The passive is often written lawea instead of laweia. To take; particularly, to take and carry in the hand. To transfer from one place to another. To take away from, or out of. To carry in any way. To take, as a wife, i. e., to marry; e lawe i ka wahine. Nah. 12:1. Hoo. To take out of, a smaller number from a larger, as in subtraction. syn. with unuhi.

lawe₂  vs. finally to become; to become. see ex. mikihilina. bc [Hoʻolilo ʻia ma ke ʻano o kekahi kūlana, ʻo ia hoʻi: lawe hānai, lawe aikāne, lawe hoaaloha.]₁₄

Ahonui ʻia, i lawe ā kau i ka hano.Be patient, and eventually you will be placed in a position of honor.

lawe₃  vt. minus. cf. hoʻolawe.

lawea  pas/imp. of lawe, take, bring... MUS

Lawea mai ā pau pono ʻike kumu o Hawaiʻi.Bring every last bit of the original wisdom of Hawaiʻi. (chant for Kalākaua)

lawea  v. Passive of lawe for laweia. see lawe.

lawea  v. To do well; to do correctly; to be upright in dealing; e hana maikai, e hana pono.

laweʻaiʻē  vt. to borrow, take on credit.

lawe ʻaiʻē [lawe ʻai·ʻē]  vt. to borrow, take on credit. cf. hoʻolako ʻaiʻē, lako ʻaiʻē, ʻae.

lawe aku  remove, take (EH)

laweālani [lawe·ā·lani]  n. highest heavens. (For. 6:363) STA

lawe ʻana  transportation (EH)

lawe ʻāpiki  usurp (EH)

laweau [lawe·au]  vi. to drift apart; to depart, as in death.

Mahope o ka make ʻana o ka luahine, ua laweau aku moʻopuna.After the death of the old lady, the grand-children drifted apart.

lawe hae  n.v. to bear a flag; color bearer.

lawehala [lawe·hala]  nvs. sin, sinner, delinquency, offense; evil, delinquent, sinful; to sin, transgress. bc

He wahi ʻeha wale kēia i hoʻolawehala.This is just a little pain that has become worse.

hoʻolawehalaaccusation; to accuse; to grow worse, of a sickness, especially an insignificant one

keiki lawehaladelinquent child

keiki lawehalajuvenile delinquent

lawehala ʻōpiopiojuvenile delinquency

lawehala  v. Lawe and hala, an offense. To carry or bear guilt, i. e., to commit an offense. To sin; to sin against one. Puk. 20:17. To transgress, by taking a forbidden object. Ios. 7:11. To trespass. Hoo. To find occassion against one. Kin. 43:18. To cause one to appear guilty. To be overtaken in a fault; e loohia ma na mea ino. s. One bearing sin; an open transgressor of the law. The indulgence of sin; the practice of evil. One that breaks an obligation or covenant; one overtaken in the commission of evil. Abstractly, sin; evil; a sinner; an adversary; an enemy. The person against whom one has sinned. adj. Sin-carrying; sinful; doing that which is forbidden.

lawehala ʻōpiopio [lawe·hala ʻō·pio·pio]  n. juvenile delinquency. cf. keiki lawehala.

lawehana [lawe·hana]  nvs. workman, laborer; industrious; to do labor, work. bc

hoa lawehanafellow worker

lawehana  v. Lawe and hana, work. To engage in business; to commence and carry on work; to be ready for any business; to be industriously engaged. s. One that engages in work; a workman; a laborer; one engaged in any set of duties. 1 Oihl. 25:1. Hoa lawehana, a helper in any business.

lawe hānai [lawe ·nai]  vt. to adopt, as a child. [Ka mālama ʻana i keiki i hānai na ka ʻohana.]

lawe hele  vt. to take here and there.

lawe hikiwawe  whisk (EH)

Laweʻiaʻana  Assumption (as of the Virgin Mary) (EH)

lawekahiki [lawe·kahiki]  vt. to introduce, as plants and animals to a particular place; to borrow, as a word from another language. lit., bring (from) a foreign land. cf. malihini.

he huaʻōlelo i lawekahiki ʻiaa borrowed word

lāʻau a me holoholona i lawekahiki ʻia maiintroduced plants and animals

lawe kāhili [lawe ·hili]  n. bearer of the feather standard of royalty (kāhili).

lawekahili  s. Lawe and Kahili, the great brush. The badge of royalty. The person who attended the high chief, carried the kahili, and executed his orders. see ilamuku, iwikuamoo and poelamuku.

lawe kapakahi [lawe kapa·kahi]  vt. to act with partiality.

lawe kauoha  messenger (EH)

lawekeō [lawe·keō]  interj. cry of the kioea, curlew bird: 'Kioea, kioea, lawekeō, lawelawekeō'. BIR

lawekeo  s. The song of a species of bird found on Molokai; kani mai la ua manu la, penei: kioea, kioea, lawekeo, lawelawekeo.

lawelawe₁ [lawe·lawe]  vt.
  • to serve, work for, minister to, tend, attend to, serving (HE).
  • do, perform, transact;
  • to treat, as the sick;
  • to wait, as on tables;
  • to handle.
bc PPN *lawelawe. [Ka hana ʻana i kekahi hana no kekahi poʻe. 1. hana i nā hana liʻiliʻi e pono ai; hoʻokō i kekahi hana. 2. ka hana ʻana i kekahi mea.]₁₀,₁₄MUS

ʻIke pono i mea e lawelawe ʻia ana.To see clearly what happened.

ka lawelawe ʻanathe service, performance, procedure, execution, carrying out, administration

Ka loio nāna e lawelawe nei i ka hihia.The lawyer who is handling the law case.

kanaka lawelawe, mea lawelaweservant, waiter, steward [this term does not carry the opprobrium attached to kauā]

Ke lawelawe naʻe hoʻi; ā make akula ʻoe Kuʻikaʻa.The [job] is being done; Kuʻikaʻa [the war club] slays you. (victory chant of Kawelo, FS 63)

lawelawe hoʻopiʻi kalaimacriminal procedure

lawelawe ʻoihanato conduct business

wahine lawelawewaitress, maid, stewardess

lawelawe [lawe·lawe]  n. service. see Papa Lawelawe Hoʻolaha, Bulletin Board Service...

lawelawe hanafunction, as on a calculator

lawelawe kōkuasocial services

lawelawe poʻokelahigh quality service

ʻoihana lawelaweservice industry

unu lawelaweprocessor, as in computer hardware

lawelawe  v. Freq. of lawe. To take or carry frequently. To wait upon at table, as a servant in attendance. To serve; to perform the duties of a station. Puk. 28:1. To minister to one; to serve. Puk. 28:3. To be busy; to employ one's self. Ezek. 27:16. To handle; to feel of. Luk. 24:39. To handle, as in turning the leaves of a book; to handle, as in using musical instruments. adj. Pertaining to work, service or office; ka poe lawelawe, servants, waiters, &c.

lawelawe₂ [lawe·lawe]  vt. to pilfer, make off with. bc

lima lawelawepilfering hand

lawelawe ʻana  administration, performance, procedure (EH)

lawelawe hana [lawe·lawe hana]  n. function, administration.

kāna lawelawe hana ʻanahis administration

lawelawe iwi [lawe·lawe iwi]  n. one who cares for the bones of the dead.

lawelaweiwi  adj. Lawelawe and iwi, a bone. Skillful in putting things in order; skillful or apt at different kinds of work; lawelaweiwi o kana hana ana.

lawelawekeō [lawe·lawe·keō]  redup. of lawekeō, cry of kioea, curlew bird...

lawelawekeo  s. The song of a species of bird found on Molokai; kani mai la ua manu la, penei: kioea, kioea, lawekeo, lawelawekeo.

lawelawe kolohe [lawe·lawe kolohe]  vt. to take illegally, without permission, tamper with. LAW

lawelawe lima [lawe·lawe lima]  n.v.
  • to carry in the hand; anything carried in the hand.
  • to pitch in and lend a hand, help;
  • to assault, beat, tackle;
. cf. lawelawe₂. [Ka hana lima ʻana i kekahi hana.]₁₄

I pono kēia hana i kona lawelawe lima maoli ʻana mai.This work is a success because he actually pitched in to help.

lawelawe ʻoihana  to transact business (EH)

lawe leka, laweleka  n.v. mail carrier, postman; to carry mail or letters.

laweleka  var. spelling of lawe leka, mail carrier...

lawe lima  vt. to carry by hand.

puke lawe limahandbook

lawelima [lawe·lima]  vt. portable; laptop, as a computer. lit., (can be) taken (by) hand. CMP

kamepiula lawelima.laptop computer.

lolouila lawelima.laptop computer.

lawelua [lawe·lua]  vt. to study both sides of a question; to act impartially. lit., take two.

lawelua  To act in reference to both sides of the question; to act impartially.

lawelua  v. Lawe and lua, double. To bind or tie up the second time; hence, to bind tightly; e hawelelua a paa.

lawe mai  bring (EH)

lawe mālama [lawe ·lama]  vt. to adopt, as a highway or other public area for environmental cleanup or maintenance. lit., take (to) care for. cf. lawe hānai. GOV

Ma ka papahana lawe mālama alaloa na ke aupuni, hiki ke lawe mālama kekahi ʻahahui i kekahi māhele o ke alaloa, a hōʻikeʻike ʻia ka inoa o ka hui nāna e mālama.In the highway adoption program of the government, an organization can adopt a section of highway to take care of, and the name of the organization that cares for that section is displayed.

lawena₁  n. getting, acquiring, taking, carrying, acquisition; movement, as of dancing hands.

Ka lawena a ka maka.Flirtatious summons of the eye.

Pehea ka lawena a ka ipo?How to get a sweetheart? (song)

lawena₂  n. behavior, as the way people or animals act.

aʻo kahua lawenaperformance-based learning, kinesthetic-based learning

lawena ʻapolearned behavior

lawena hoʻoili moʻolelocustomary way in which stories were passed on (Perreira)

lawena ʻike hānauinstinctive behavior

lawena ʻōlelo Hawaiʻicharacteristic(s) of the Hawaiian language (Perreira)

lawena ʻōlelo [lawena ʻō·lelo]  same as lawe ʻōlelo, talebearer, tattle; gossip; to gossip, bear tales; microphone...

lawe ʻōhua [lawe ʻō·hua]  n.v. passenger carrier; to carry passengers.

lawe ola  n.v. manslaughter, homicide; to take a life; to take alive.

laweola  v. Lawe and ola, living. To take alive; to carry alive.

lawe ʻōlelo [lawe ʻō·lelo]  n.v. talebearer, tattle; gossip; to gossip, bear tales; microphone.

laweolelo  s. A tale bearer; reporting stories to the injury of others.

lawe pīlahi [lawe ·lahi]  vt. to go for it; go for broke; geevum. cf. kuʻupau.

lawe pio  nvt. conquest; to capture, take captive, abduct, conquer, take a prisoner, carry into captivity. [Lawe ma ke ʻano he pio; ka hoaʻēkoʻa o ka hāʻawi pio.]₁₄

lawepio  v. Lawe and pio, prisoner. To take captive by a conqueror; to carry off, as a prisoner. Ier. 29:14. To carry into captivity.

lawe pio ʻana  conquest (EH)

lawepioia  s. Part. pass. of lawepio. The state of being a prisoner; captivity. Ier. 29:14.

lawepōā [lawe··ā]  vt. to hijack, forcibly take a vehicle and/or its cargo. [+]

lawe wai  nvs. a great flow of water; water carrier; water-borne.

lawe wale  nvt. extortion, seizure of property with the owner's knowledge; to extort, take without right.

lawewale  v. Lawe and wale, without reason. To take without leave or right; to extort property from one. s. The taking the property of another, as a chief or head man in former times; not strictly aihue, as the taking might be with the knowledge of the owner; a distraining of property; extortion.

lawewe  rare var. of lawelawe, serve; pilfer...

lawewe  v. The 9th conj. of lawe. To carry frequently. Gram. § 209.

la    le    li    lk    ll    lo    lp    lu       -top-


lea    leah    leak    leal    leba    lede    lee    leem    leen    lega    lege    legi    legu    leha    lehe    lehi    leho    lehu    lei    leia    leie    leih    leii    leik    leil    leim    lein    leio    leip    leiw    leka    leke    leki    leko    leku    lele    lelo    lemi    lemo    lemu    lena    lene    leo    leoa    leoe    leoh    leoi    leok    leol    leom    leon    leoo    leop    leou    leow    lepa    lepe    lepi    lepo    lepu    lese    leso    leta    leu    leun    leuw    levi    lewa    lewi    

  vs. to go about aimlessly, to do no work; listless, lazy.

Ua akula ka molowā.Lazy person just lounges about.

Lea₁  n. goddess of canoe builders... wife of Kūmokuhāliʻi, and sister of Hinapukuʻai, who sometimes assumed her form. Both sisters took the form of an ʻelepaio flycatcher to help canoe makers choose proper logs (see Hinapukuʻai). She was also called Hinakūwa'a (canoe upright) and Laea. (Malo 82, 133) bc CAN

Lea₂  n. name of a star. bc STA

leʻa₁  nvs. joy, pleasure, happiness, merriment; sexual gratification, orgasm; pleasing, gay, delightful, happy, merry; delighted, pleased. cf. manawaleʻa. bc [Pn(NP) *leka, pleasant]

ʻEhā kaukani hoʻi i hoʻoleʻa Iēhowa me mea kani aʻu i hana ai i mea hoʻoleʻa.Four thousand then praised Jehovah with the playing instruments I made as praising things. (1-Oihn. 23.5)

haʻiʻōlelo hoʻoleʻaeulogistic speech

hoʻoleʻato cause pleasure, joy; to praise, please, delight, extol; praising, eulogistic

lea  v. To be pleased; to feel comfortable. To delight in; to be pleased with; to take pleasure in a thing; to enjoy; e lea auanei au i ka hiamoe, I shall soon enjoy sleep. Hoo. To praise, especially in song and with musical instruments. 1 Oihl. 23:5. To make music; to praise; to rejoice in. Impersonal, i lea ia oe, if you please; if it pleases you. s. Joy; gladness; pleasure; merriment; satisfaction.

leʻa  s. Pronounced with a break. Name of sexual gratification.

lea  adj. Pleasing; delightful; agreeable. adv. Pleasantly; agreeably.

leʻa₂  vs. clearly, perfectly, thoroughly, successfully. cf. kāleʻa, kūleʻa. bc

haʻi leʻato describe fully and clearly; one skilled in clear, full explanation

holo leʻato progress smoothly, successfully

ʻike leʻato see clearly

maopopo leʻaobvious, clearly evident

moʻa leʻathoroughly cooked

lea  Lea is used as an intensive; thus, perfectly; clearly; thoroughly; very; as, maa lea, much accustomed; moa lea, thoroughly cooked; ike lea, well known.

Leʻa₃  n. the zenith star Arcturus. also Hōkūleʻa. STA

Lēʻahi  Diamond Head (EH)

Lēʻahi  placename. point, south Niʻihau. Hospital and avenue, Honolulu; the highest peak in Diamond Head; a variant name for Laeʻahi.

leakaʻaʻike [lea·kaʻa·ʻike]  n. protocol, in a computer system. CMP

leʻa ka naʻau  lighthearted (EH)

lea kelekaʻaʻike [lea kele·kaʻa·ʻike]  n. telecommunications protocol, as between computers. [+]CMP

leʻaleʻa₁ [leʻa·leʻa]  to have a good time; fun, gaiety (see ex. henehene), amusement. redup. of leʻa₁; bc PNP *lekaleka. [Ka hauʻoli.]

hoʻoleʻaleʻaredup. of hoʻoleʻa ; to amuse oneself, have fun; amusement

leʻaleʻa noʻonoʻo ʻolethoughtless gaiety, frivolous

mākua kāne leʻaleʻa o kāua.Our uncles who have sported with us. (GP 56)

poʻe hoʻoleʻaleʻa i kānakamen-pleasers (Epeso 6.6)

Puni leʻaleʻa wale.Fond of pleasure only, frivolity.

lealea  v. The intensive of lea. To delight in; to be pleased with. Eset. 2:4. fig. To play, as in a game of boxing. Laieik. 46. To be merry; to be exhilarated; spoken of the heart. Lunk. 16:25. To be satisfied; to be contented. 2 Nal. 5:22. Hoo. To praise; to rejoice; to sympathize with; to comfort; to make friends with one. To negotiate terms of peace. Ios. 11:19. To flatter; to please. Epes. 6:6. s. Gladness; pleasure; joy. see lea. adj. Pleasing; agreeable, &c. see lea.

leʻaleʻa₂ [leʻa·leʻa]  n. name of a prayer to , Kāne, Lono, and the ʻaumākua (family gods). (Kep. 23) bc

leʻaleʻa ʻole  dull (uninteresting) (EH)

leʻaleʻa ulia  lottery (EH)

Lebanona [leba·nona]  n. Lebanon; Lebanese. also Lepanona. G

lede  var. spelling of leke₂, lady...

leʻe  see ʻoʻopu leʻe, same as ʻoʻopu lehe, large male of the nākea variety of ʻoʻopu [fish]... FIS

leʻema  n. reem; wild ox (RSV), unicorn (KJV). Heb. reem. (Nah. 24.8)

leʻenihi [leʻe·nihi]  var. of laenihi, a fish. FIS

leenihi  s. A species of fish, reddish and striped.

Legahone  n. var. spelling of Lekahone, Leghorn (city and chicken)... AltSpel G

Legahone  (city and chicken) var. spelling of Lekahone, Leghorn...

legeona  s. Gr. A legion, 10,000; an indefinitely large number. Hal. 91:7.

legiona  s. Gr. A legion, 10,000; an indefinitely large number. Hal. 91:7.

legue  league... [distance] var. spelling of lekue;

leha₁  vt. to glance about, as with expectation or furtively. bc [Pn(CE) *refa, look askance] [Ka huli ʻana o nā maka e nānā i luna.]

leha  v. To turn the eyes different ways without turning the head. To turn the eyes upward or askance. To turn or lift up the eyes. Kanl. 4:19. To direct the eyes toward any object; to turn the eyes to look; hence, to look with expectation. 2 Sam. 22:42. To lift up the eyes, as in prayer. John 17:1. To lift up the eyes in admiration. Dan. 4:34.

leha₂  vs. lazy, neglectful; to loaf. cf. palaleha. rare.  bc

lēhai [·hai]  rare var. of lēhei, to jump, hop, as a goat over a wall...

lehai  v. To jump; to leap; to jump over a thing, as a wall. 2 Sam. 22:30. To start up suddenly, as a bird.

lehalehai [leha·lehai]  redup. of lēhai, jump...

lehalehai  v. see lehai. To jump on both feet; to jump often; e lelele.

lēhau [·hau]  vs. crowded, as with people. rare.  [Ka hele ʻana a paʻapū i kekahi mea.]₁₄

lehe₁  n. lip (used with complements, as lehe luhe, lehe ʻoi). cf. lehelehe. [Pn(NP) *lefe, fold or crease covering body orifice]BOD

lehe₂  vs. stretched, loose. PEP *le(f,s)e.

lehe₃  n. deep-sea fish resembling ulua, perhaps Caranx chelio. FIS

lehe  s. Name of a shell fish.

lēhei₁ [·hei]  vi. to jump, hop, as a goat over a wall; to leap, start up and fly. lēkei is a common variant. [Lele, lēkei. Ka lele ʻana. Ka lele ʻana; lēkei; Ka lele ʻana mai kekahi wahi a i kekahi.],₁₁,₁₇ANI

lehei  v. see lehai. To jump from an elevation, as a dog or goat from a wall. To start up suddenly.

Lēhei₂ [·hei]  n. a rain associated with Makawao, Maui. WIN

Lēhei₃ [·hei]  n. a lua fighting stroke. LUA

lehelehe₁ [lehe·lehe]  n.
  • lips;
  • labia of vagina;
  • language (Kin. 11.1; rare) ,
  • mouth of the iheihe net.
  • fig. cf lehelehe kiʻi, indolent talker; to do nothing but talk, lehelehe nui (thick lips), hoʻolehelehe nui, sullen, obstinate, sulky, pouting, lehe ʻoi, sharp-tongued, of one who makes cutting remarks....
bc [Pn(NP) *lefe, fold or crease covering body orifice]NET BOD

lehelehe [lehe·lehe]  n. labial, in linguistics. lit., lips. see pena lehelehe, ʻumiʻumi lehelehe. LNG

lehelehe  s. The root lehe not found. The lips. Kanl. 23:24. I. e., synonymous with waha; put for the organs of speech generally. The lip, i. e., language; manner of speaking. Kin. 11:1. syn. with olelo. Hoo. Puukilea i ka hoolehelehe. see kilea.

lehelehe₂ [lehe·lehe]  redup. of lehe₂, stretched, loose... bc

lehēlehē [lehē·lehē]  vs. fat, bulging with fat, unwieldy. BOD

lehelehe  adj. Fat; plump; in good flesh. see nelunelu.

lehelehei [lehe·lehei]  redup. of lēhei, jump...

lehelehei  v. Freq. of lehei. To hop or jump from twig to twig, as a little bird; to take short but frequent flights.

leheleheʻīlio [lehe·leheʻī·lio]  same as lepeohina, seaweeds. SWD

lehelehe kiʻi [lehe·lehe kiʻi]  nvs. indolent talker; to do nothing but talk. lit., image lips.

hoʻolehelehe kiʻicaus/sim

hoʻolehelehe kiʻi i ka mahina ʻai a Nūkeʻe.Standing like a loose-lipped image in the garden of Twist-mouth [doing nothing but talk].

lehelehenui [lehe·lehe·nui]  n. a variety of sweet potato. (HP 142)SWP

lehelehe nui [lehe·lehe nui]  n. thick lips. BOD

hoʻolehelehe nuisullen, obstinate, sulky, pouting

lehe luhe  S  n. pouting lip. BOD

lehe ʻoi  vs. sharp-lipped, an epithet often applied to Pele because she devoured everything in her path; sharp-tongued, of one who makes cutting remarks. BOD

lehia  vs. skilled, expert, as in fishing; deft. cf. paulehia. [Noʻeau ma ka lawaiʻa, mākaukau. 1. mākaukau. 2. aʻo ʻia a paʻa; lewa; kamaʻāina; maopopo; ka hele ʻana a noʻeau i kekahi hana.],₁₄FIS

Lehia  placename. street, Foster Village subdivision, Hālawa, Waipahu qd., Oʻahu. Name suggested by Mary Kawena Pukui in 1958. lit.: skilled.

lehilehia [lehi·lehia]  vs. coordinated, having physical dexterity.

lehiwa  nvt. admirable, attractive; to admire.

Kuʻu pua lehiwa o ke kau.My lovely blossom of the summer. (song)

leho₁  n. general name for cowry shell; they were used as octopus lures. [Pn(CE) *reho, tiger cowrie (Maurea sp.)] [Moe leho: Ka moe ʻana i lalo i mālie ʻoe e like me ka leho; ka moe mālie ʻana hoʻi i ʻike ʻole ʻia ʻoe. Ua like kēia me ka hana o ke koa o ka pūʻalikoa; moe leho i lalo a nānā i ka ʻenemi; moe leho ke koa i ʻole ʻo ia e ʻike ʻia e ka ʻenemi.]₁₃FIS

Moe a leho.Lie still as a cowry shell, as to escape detection.

leho  s. Name of a species of shell fish. The shell itself.

leho₂  n. callus, as on shoulders from carrying heavy loads. BOD

leho  A bunch or knotty swelling on the shoulder or back of a person like the leho (the shell of the fish leho), caused by long carrying heavy burdens; oia ke alii hilahila no ka leho no kona kokua i ke amo ana, he was the chief who was ashamed of the bunch (on his shoulder) from carrying burdens. NOTE.—This leho was frequently seen on the shoulders of laboring men as late as 1840. v. To have knots or bunches on one's shoulders from carrying heavy burdens; a leho kana hokua i ke amo i ka wai ame kela mea keia mea. adj. Swollen hard, as a small callous place on the skin; he kua leho, he a-i leho.

leho₃  vs. covetous. cf. maka leho.

leho ahi  n. a species of cowry (Cypraea mauritiana). lit., fire cowry. FIS

leho kōlea [leho ·lea]  n. a species of cowry (Cypraea maculifera, C. mauritiana). lit., kōlea bird cowry, perhaps so called because its brown streaks suggest the kōlea bird. FIS

leho kupa  n. the serpent-head cowry (Cypraea caput-serpentis). lit., native cowry. FIS

leho kūpeʻe lima [leho ·peʻe lima]  n. a species of cowry shell (Cypraea caput-serpentis), used for bracelets, kūpeʻe lima. FIS

leholeho₁ [leho·leho]  redup. of leho₂, callus...

leholeho  adj. Knotted; swelled from carrying burdens. see leho 3.

leholeho₂ [leho·leho]  vs. potbellied. BOD

leholeho  s. see leileho. A small delicate shell fish of the leho kind, whitish, mixed with yellow and gray, used for leis for the wrist or neck; a string of small lehos. v. To string lehos for leis.

leho lei  same as leho puna, sometimes used in leis. LEI

leholei  s. A small white shell of the leho species, used for beads.

leho maʻo  S   same as leho ʻōmaʻo, a greenish cowry.

leho maoli  n. the common dotted, brown cowry. lit., genuine cowry. FIS

leho nuku  n. a cowry with the extremities drawn out, a beaked cowry, such as Cypraea cicercula var. tricornis; sometimes used in leis. FIS LEI

leho ʻōkala [leho ʻō·kala]  n. a species of cowry (Cypraea granulata). lit., rough cowry. FIS

lehoʻōlūpalaha [lehoʻō··palaha]  see ʻōlūpalaha, cowrie shell used as an octopus lure... (Kam. 76:152)FSG

leho ʻōmaʻo [leho ʻō·maʻo]  S  n. a greenish cowry (diseased cowries sometimes turn green). FIS

lehoomao  s. Leho and omao, green. A species of leho of a green color.

leho ʻōpule [leho ʻō·pule]  n. a species of cowry (Cypraea helvola). lit., variegated cowry. FIS

leho ʻōpuʻupuʻu [leho ʻō·puʻu·puʻu]  lit., bumpy or rough cowry. same as leho ʻōkala; FIS

leho paʻa  n. a cowry of a solid color, as Cypraea mauritiana. FIS

lehopaa  s. A species of leho. see leho.

leho palaoa  same as leho puna, but with a yellow hue. lit., ivory cowry. FIS

leho pāuhu [leho ·uhu]  n. cowries, as Cypraea schilderdrum, C. carneola. FIS

leho pouli  S  n. a very dark-brown cowry (Cypraea mauritiana). FIS

lehopouli  s. A variety of the leho.

lehopulu [leho·pulu]  n. earth-clinging rainbow. lit., wet cowry shell. also uakoko. WIN

leho puna  n. a white money cowry (Cypraea moneta). lit., coral cowry. FIS

leho ʻuala  n. a rare dark-yellow money cowry (Cypraea moneta). lit., sweet-potato cowry. FIS

leho ʻula  n. the rare and highly prized red cowry, probably Cypraea sp. FIS

lehoula  s. Leho and ula, red. A species of leho of a red color; a red shell fish. adj. see the above. Beautiful; precious; beautiful red; very precious, as the red-shelled leho.

lehu₁  nvs. ashes; ash-colored or gray, as a chicken. see saying, ash. bc [(MP) PPn *refu, ashes: *r(a,e)fu] [Nā koena ʻāhinahina ma hope o ka pio ʻana o ke ahi.]COL

hoʻolehuto reduce to ashes

Hāpala Lehu.Ash Wednesday.

lehu anefine ashes

pōpoki lehugray cat

puhi lehu, hoʻolehu ʻiacremate

lehu  s. Ashes. Puk. 9:8. Ka lepo o ke ahi; ke oka keokeo o ka lanahu. v. To be or become ashes; e puhi aku a lehu, to burn to ashes, i. e., to burn up. 2 Pet. 2:6.

lehu₂  n. a variety of sugar cane, probably recently introduced, extensively planted by Hawaiians. The stunted mature stalks look dead except for their green leaves. A gray to green-brown frosted-looking cane covered with hairs; pith green-white; both sides of leaves bearing long scattered hairs. (HP 224, 225) bc PLA SUG

lehu₃  num. the number 400,000; numerous, very many. [traditional 4-based counting: kāuna 4; kaʻau 40; lau 400; mano 4,000; kini 40,000; lehu 400,000] . cf. lehulehu, kini, lau, mano. (Gram. 10.3)   bc MTH

lehu  The number 400,000, the highest in the Hawaiian series of numbers.

ohia_lehua.jpgborder=0lehua₁  n. the flower of the ʻōhiʻa tree (Metrosideros macropus, M. collina subsp. polymorpha); also the tree itself. The lehua is the flower of the island of Hawaiʻi, as designated in 1923 by the Territorial legislature; it is famous in song and tale. see nāpolupolu, pōkiʻi₁, ʻūpolu. fig., a warrior, beloved friend or relative, sweetheart, expert (see lehua₉).
The plant has many forms, from tall trees to low shrubs, leaves round to narrow and blunt or pointed and smooth or woolly. The flowers are red, rarely salmon, pink, yellow, or white. The wood is hard, good for flooring and furniture, formerly used for images, spears, mallets. (Neal 637–8). It grows abundantly in wet areas (see ex., ʻūpolu).
It was believed that picking lehua blossoms would cause rain. For rain and wind names associated with lehua see Kanilehua, Kinailehua. Kinimakalehua, Kiu Wai Lehua, Līlīlehua, Moanianilehua, Moelehua. see also lū lehua, Moaʻe Lehua, ʻōiwi₂ (chant). cf. Marquesan heʻua
(Lavondès 193–4)PLA TRE FLO MUS

lehua  The name of a species of ohia, otherwise called the ohia hamau; metrosideros. The blossom of the ohia and the lehua and the ahihi. Flowers done up in bundles, as among foreign families; he pua lei mai kahiki mai. Lehua is used often figuratively for a person highly esteemed; as, kuu lehua ala o Koolau, my sweet-scented lehua (very dear friend) of Koolau.

lehua₂  vs. laden, as a lehua tree with beautiful blossoms. TRE

Ke hele ka papa ʻaina a ua aliʻi nei ā lehua.The feast table of this aforementioned chief was beautifully supplied.

lehua₃  n. rainbow-colored mother-of-pearl shell used for fishing lure. FIS

lehua₄  n. a variety of taro, used for red poi. Cultivars may be qualified by the terms keʻokeʻo (white) or maoli (native). (TC 4)TAR POI

lehua  Name of a species of kalo; also called lehuakuikawao.

lehua₅  n. globe amaranth (Gomphrena globosa). also lehua mau loa, lehua pepa, leihua. PLA

lehua₆  n. a variety of yam; the stem has red wings and the tuber has light pinkish flesh. (HP 168)SWP

Lehua₇  n. name of the small island just west of Niʻihau. As the westernmost of the Hawaiian Islands (except for the Northwest Hawaiian Islands), Lehua is associated with a setting sun (see chant, kalakalaʻihi). In poetry, the extent of the Hawaiian Islands is shown by coupling Lehua Island and Haʻehaʻe and Kumukahi on East Hawaiʻi . A breeze is named for this island. WIN MUS

Mai ka piʻina a ka i Haʻehaʻe ā ka welona a ka i Lehua.From the rising of the sun at Haʻehaʻe [East Hawaiʻi] to the setting of the sun at Lehua Island. [a poetic reference to all Hawaiʻi]

moku kāʻili suns-snatching island [Lehua Island or sometimes Kauaʻi, since they lie to the west]

Lehua  s. The name of a large rock or small island on the north-east of Niihau, which has a good spring of water and a fine cavern.

placename. island (291 acres, maximum elevation 710 feet) west of Niʻihau, the westernmost island of the main Hawaiian chain (not including the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands); landing, northeast Niʻihau. For a saying, see kāʻili. lit.: Lehua flower. (Pele's younger sister, Hiʻiaka, accompanying Pele on her first trip to Hawaiʻi, left a Lehua lei at this island when her brother, Kāneʻāpua, decided to stay there.) Elementary school, Pearl City, Oʻahu. (PH 106; UL 258.)

lehua₈  pas/imp. of lehu₁, ashes; ash-colored or gray, as a chicken...

lehua₉  n. expert, as in fishing. FIS

hoʻolehuaswift, expert, strong

Lehua  The name of the first man slain in sacrifice on a particular occasion.

lehua ʻāhihi [lehua ʻā·hihi]  n. a variety of lehua (Metrosideros tremuloides), noted in songs and chants of Nuʻuanu Valley, Oʻahu. also ʻāhihi. PLA MUS

lehua ʻāpane [lehua ʻā·pane]  n. a kind of lehua tree bearing dark-red flowers. TRE FLO

lehuaapane  s. A species of the ohia ai.

lehua ʻeleʻele  n. a variety of taro; corm white or slightly pink; may be a sport of a true lehua. lit., black lehua. TAR

lehua haʻakea [lehua haʻa·kea]  lit., white lehua. same as lehua pua kea; PLA

lehua hāmau [lehua ·mau]  poetic reference to the lehua tree. lit., silent lehua, so called because bird-catchers were silent when snaring birds on branches of this tree and this activity was taboo. BIR TRE

lehuahamau  s. A species of the ohia ha, on the blossoms of which the birds feed.

lehua haole  n. red- or white-flowered species of Calliandra shrubs from various parts of America. lit., foreign lehua. (Neal 404–5)PLA FLO

lehu ahi  n. ashes. lit., fire ash.

lehuahi  s. Lehu and ahi, fire. The remnants of fire; ashes. Iob. 2:8.

lehua kahiki  n. clover. lit., foreign lehua. PLA

lehua kea  same as lehua pua kea, a form of ʻōhiʻa lehua tree with white flowers

lehua keʻokeʻo [lehua keʻo·keʻo]  n. a variety of taro called waiākea in Kona, Hawaiʻi. lit., white lehua. TAR

Lehuakona  n. star in the Milky Way, perhaps Antares. lit., south lehua flower. STA FLO

lehuakūikawao  n. a variety of pink lehua taro. lit., lehua standing in the uplands. TAR

lehuakuikawao  s. A species of kalo.

lehuakūkuahiwi [lehua--kua·hiwi]  n. a variety of taro. lit., hill-standing lehua taro. (HP 33)TAR

lehuakūmakua  n. a form of lehua with sessile cordate leaves. PLA

lehua lau liʻi  n. a form of ʻōhiʻa lehua tree with very small leaves. lit., small-leafed lehua. TRE

lehua maka ʻiʻi  n. a variety or taro. lit., small-eyed lehua. (HP 33)TAR

lehua maka noe  n. a small shrub (Metrosideros pumila var. makanoiensis), restricted to the high bogs of Kauaʻi, with leaves and flowers like those of lehua. lit., lehua with misty face. also lehua neʻeneʻe. (Neal 638)PLA FLO

lehua mamo  n. a form of ʻōhiʻa lehua tree with yellow flowers. lit., mamo-bird lehua, so called because the mamo has yellow feathers. BIR TRE FLO

lehua mau loa  n. globe amaranth (Gomphrena globosa). lit., everlasting lehua, so called because its flowers when used in leis do not wilt. Also lehua pepa and leihua. (Neal 334–5)PLA FLO LEI

lehu ane  n. ash dust. VOL

lehua neʻeneʻe, lehua neneʻe [lehua neʻe·neʻe]  lit., spreading lehua. same as lehua neneʻe, lehua maka. same as noe; PLA

lehua neneʻe  var. spelling of lehua neʻeneʻe, lit... spreading lehua AltSpel PLA

lehua ʻōniʻoniʻo [lehua ʻō·niʻo·niʻo]  n. a variety of taro. lit., spotted lehua. (HP 33)TAR

lehua palaʻiʻi  n. a variety of taro, of common upland culture in Kona, Hawaiʻi. The plant is short to medium, slender, with lilac-purple corm flesh and dark green petioles; used for poi. also palaʻiʻi, ʻiʻi. PLA TAR POI

lehua_papa.jpgborder=0lehua papa  n. a native shrub or small tree (Metrosideros rugosa), found in high forests of the Koʻolau Range, Oʻahu, and distinguished by its rounded, leathery, grooved leaves. PLA TRE

lehua pepa  lit., paper lehua, so called because the texture of the flowers and the fact that they do not wilt suggest paper. same as lehua mau loa; FLO

lehua pua kea  n. a form of ʻōhiʻa lehua tree with white flowers (pua kea). also lehua haʻakea, lehua kea. TRE FLO

lehua ʻula  see lehua₁, scarlet lehua... (EH)

lehulehu [lehu·lehu]  nvs.
  • multitude, crowd, population, the public;
  • great number, numerous, legion, very many, innumerable, myriad.
bc [Nui loa, mākena.]₁₄MTH

hoʻolehulehuto make a multitude; to increase into many

No ka pono o ka lehulehu.For the welfare of the public.

lehulehu [lehu·lehu]  see hoʻomana akua lehulehu. GOV LAW

ʻāina no ka lehulehupublic land

aupuni kānāwai na ka lehulehudirect democracy, i.e. a government in which laws are made directly by the citizens

aupuni na ka lehulehudemocracy

pono o ka lehulehucommon good, i.e. the well-being of all members of society

lehulehu  v. see lehu. To grow exceedingly numerous; to become multitudinous. Hoo. To increase greatly in number and also in size; to magnify, as a convex glass; he aniani hoolehulehu maka ame na kino, a glass magnifying the face and the body. s. A multitude; an indefinitely large number. Kin. 30:30. With the article ka, the multitude; the many. Mat. 24:12. A host; a great number; Iehova o na lehulehu, Jehovah of hosts. 1 Sam. 1:3. adj. Many; numerous; ma kona mau ipuka lehulehu i komo aku ai ka hewa, through its many doors does evil enter in.

lehuliʻu [lehu·liʻu]  vs. white-hot, as oven stones. STO

lehuliu  adj. Lehu and liu, raging; wild. Hot, as stones in an oven heated to a white heat; lehuliu ka imu. see ahuliu.

lehu pele  n. volcanic ash. VOL

lehuuila [lehu·uila]  nvi. flashes of lightning; to flash.

lehu ʻula  n. red ashes; reddish dust or dirt. VOL

lehuula  s. Dust and dirt when carried by the wind and appears reddish.

Lehuʻula [Lehu-ʻula]  placename. elevation, Kamalō qd., Molokaʻi. lit.: red ashes.

lei₁  n.
  • lei, garland, wreath; necklace of flowers, leaves, shells, ivory, feathers, or paper, given as a symbol of affection;
  • beads; any ornament worn around the head or about the neck;
  • to wear a lei;
  • special song presenting a lei; crown;
  • ring around a drake's neck;
  • yoke, as for joining draft animals, especially oxen.
  • fig., a beloved child, wife, husband, sweetheart, younger sibling or child, so called because a beloved child was carried on the shoulders, with its legs draped down on both sides of the bearer like a lei.
. cf. lei palaoa, ivory pendant, originally probably whale's tooth... bc PPN *lei. FLO LEI

hoʻoleito put a lei on oneself or on someone else; to crown

iwi leiclavicle, collarbone

kāna leihis lei (to give away or sell)

kona leihis lei (to wear)

LeilaniRoyal child, heavenly lei. (name)

ʻUhene ahahana kaʻu lei naʻu ia.Oh joy, oh boy, she's my darling. (song)

lei  v. To put around the neck, as a wreath; to tie on, as one's beads. see the substantive. To put on an ensign or badge, as an officer in battle; ma ka la kaua, lei no ke alii i ka niho palaoa. To rise up, as a cloud; to lift up. PASS. To be lifted or raised up, as a cloud. Nah. 10:11. To put on one, as a crown; to crown. PASS. To wear, as a crown. s. Any ornamental dress for the head or neck. A string of beads; a necklace; a wreath of green leaves or flowers. A crown for the head. see leialii. lei bipi, the bow of an ox yoke; the garland for crowning a god. Any external ornamental work. Puk. 25:11. NOTE—The leis of Hawaiians were made of a great many materials, but the lauhala nut was the most valued on account of its odoriferous qualities. see leihala.

lei₂  vi.
  • to leap, spring forward;
  • fling, toss,
  • to rise, as a cloud. (Nah. 10.11)
Usually used with hoʻo-.
bc [Pn(NP) *lei, leap]WIN SPO

hoʻōho hoʻoleifarflung shout

hoʻoleito cast, throw, heave, toss, pitch; to stretch, send

Hoʻolei koke iāia mauka ma ka ʻāina.Quickly send him ashore.

hoʻolei loato throw completely away, to throw far

Hoʻolei loa akula wāwae a Nāmakaokahaʻi ā pololei.Nāmakaokahaʻi stretched her legs out straight. (For. 4:69 - ʻAukele)

hoʻolei pōpōname of an old ball game

hoʻolei ukanato unload freight

hoʻolei waleto throw away wastefully, heedlessly, uselessly

Hoʻolei wale i ke kālā i leʻaleʻa lapuwale.Merely throwing away money on worthless pleasures.

ka hoʻolei wāwae ʻanamarking time

pupuʻu hoʻolei loato arrive with astonishing speed; to leave and arrive in no time at all; lit., crouch fling far (ON 2761)

Ua hoʻolei mai me lākou waha.They belch out with their mouth. (Hal. 59.7)

lei  Hoo. To cast out; to cast off; to fling away from; to reject as useless; to throw or cast down upon the ground. Puk. 4:3. To put on shore, as freight from a ship; aole lakou i hoolei mua i ka lakou ukana, they did not at first put their goods on shore. To cast out, as out of the mouth; to belch, i. e., to talk profanely. Hal. 59:7. To defile; to profane. To lie down; to fall at full length; to stretch out; to cast down.

lēʻī  vs. crowded, full. Also lēʻiwi. see ʻī₂, ipu lēʻī, lēʻia, mōʻī, pua lēʻī. [Piha i nā kānaka.]₁₄

Lēʻī Kohala, eia i ka nuku kānaka.Kohala is crowded to the very mouth with people. [a saying referring to the astonishment of Maui invaders of Kohala, Hawaiʻi, who, contrary to, the report of their intelligence, found Kohala crowded with people; said of crowds of people anywhere]. (ON 1973, FS 185)

leia  pas/imp. of lei₁, lei₂.

Ke leia maila e Kapiʻolani.A lei is being worn by Kapiʻolani.

-leia  STA

Hoʻoleia₁name of a star

hoʻoleia₂pas/imp. of hoʻolei

lēʻia [·ʻia]  nvs. abundance; full. cf. lēʻī.

He moku lēʻia.A district of abundance.

leiʻāʻī  n. var. spelling of lei ʻāʻī, any lei worn on the shoulders... AltSpel LEI CLO

lei ʻāʻī, leiʻāʻī  n. any lei worn on the shoulders, as maile; necktie, scarf, neckerchief. fig., beloved person, especially child or mate. lit., neck lei. see pōhākiʻikiʻi. LEI CLO

lei ʻāʻī [lei ʻā·ʻī]  n. necktie. also lei ʻāʻī kalawake, lei kalawake. cf. hīpuʻu pewa. LEI CLO

lei ʻāʻī pewabow tie

leiai  s. Lei and a-i, the neck. A wreath for the neck.

lei aliʻi  n. royal lei, chief's lei, crown (Hoik. 4.4) , diadem. LEI

leialii  s. Lei and alii, a chief. A crown, i. e., a king's lei. fig. Pilip. 4:1. A diadem. Isa. 62:3. see papalealii.

leialima  s. Lei with the qualifying words. Different sorts of leis, or leis made from different materials.

Leialoha [Lei-aloha]  placename. avenue, Mānoa, Honolulu. lit.: lei [of] love.

leiapiki  s. Lei with the qualifying words. Different sorts of leis, or leis made from different materials.

leiau [lei·au]  n. an ancient type of prayer. (For. 6:23)

leʻie  same as hala pepe, a tree. TRE

lei haku  n. braided lei, as of ferns and flowers. FER FLO LEI

lei hala  n. lei made principally or solely of pandanus keys, sometimes considered bad luck because hala, pandanus, also means to pass away, to fail. PAN LEI

leihala  s. Lei, wreath, and hala, the pandanus. A lei made of the hala fruit, which is odoriferous; he leihala oe ma ka a-i o ka poe naauao, thou art a hala wreath on the neck of the wise.

leihala₁ [lei·hala]  n. a variety of eel. see puhi lei hala. FIS

leihala₂ [lei-hala]  n. plaiting and tapa designs consisting of a series of inverted triangles, suggestive of a hala lei. TAP LEI

lei hili  n. a plaited lei, as of ferns and maile but without leaves. FER LEI

lei hilo  var. of lei hili.

lei hoaka  n. necklace made of crescent-shaped (hoaka) hog's tusks, usually naturally, so shaped, but sometimes carved; a pendant of a single crescent-shaped tooth.

leihua [lei·hua]  lit., fruit lei, so called because the flowers are round like a fruit. same as lehua mau loa; FLO LEI

leihua  s. A plant; the globe amaranth; so named from the flowers, which are made into wreaths for the head.

lei hulu  n. feather lei, formerly worn by royalty. fig., dearly beloved child or choice person. LEI

leihulu  s. A lei or wreath for the neck made of the feathers of the bird mamo; ka lei mamo no Laa. Children beloved of their parents.

leihulumanu  s. A wreath of bird's feathers tied to the necks of the gods.

lei humuhumu [lei humu·humu]  n. cloth lei. LEI

lei ʻilima  n. ʻilima lei (KAN)

lei kaimana  diamond necklace (EH)

lei kākalaioa  crown of thorns (EH)

lei kāmoe [lei ·moe]  n. feather lei with feathers tightly folded together so that it suggests a rope, in contrast with the flat lei papa. LEI

lei kau maka  beloved child (EH)

lei kāwili [lei ·wili]  same as lei pāniʻo, lei of various colors, as feather leis...

leikini [lei·kini]  var. of laikini, license... Eng.

leikō [lei·]  interj. let go. Usually used as follows... Eng.

Leikō ka ʻanakā.Let go the anchor.

lei kolona, lei korona  n. rosary, prayer beads. lit., crown (Eng.) lei . LEI

lei korona  var. spelling of lei kolona, rosary...

lei kui  n. a strung lei, as of plumeria. LEI

lei kukui  n. kukui nut lei. cf. ioio, ʻōmolemole, ʻōpaka. LEI

lei kula  gold necklace (EH)

lei lani  royal child (EH)

Leilani [Lei-lani]  placename. street, Puʻunui, Honolulu. lit.: heavenly lei or royal child.

lei leho  n. lei of cowry shells. LEI

leileho  s. Lei and leho, a shell. A string of the leholeho.

Leilehua [Lei-lehua]  placename. plains, village, high school, and golf course, Wahiawā, area famous for training in lua fighting; site of present Schofield Barracks; lane, downtown Honolulu (TM). lit.: Lehua lei.

leilei₁ [lei·lei]  vt. to wear a lei or leis. LEI

ʻO wai kēia e leilei maila?Who is that wearing a lei there?

leilei₂ [lei·lei]  redup. of lei₂.

hoʻoleileiredup. of hoʻolei, to scatter, toss about, swing, dandle, as a baby; to juggle; juggling

leilei  v. Freq. of lei. Hoo. To scatter; to disperse frequently, as dirt. Isa. 57:20. To disperse, as a people. Oihk. 26:30. To scatter; to throw away. Mat. 12:30. Opposite to hooiliili.

leileina [lei·leina]  redup. of leina, spring, leap, bound; place to leap from...

hoʻoleileinaredup. of hoʻoleina

leilima  s. A species of lei; he leiapiki. see leialima.

Leiloke [Lei-loke]  placename. drive, Makiki, Honolulu. (TM). lit.: rose lei.

Leilono [Lei-Lono]  placename. land area, Moanalua, Honolulu, one of the leaping places of ghosts to the nether world. lit.: Lonoʻs lei.

lei momi  pearl necklace (EH)