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updated: 6/23/2020

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-a  pas/imp. suffix. (Gram. 6.6.3)   PPN *-a.

a₁  prep. of, acquired by. This a forms part of the possessives, as in kaʻu, mine, and kāna, his. (Gram. 9.6.1)   PPN *ʻa.

A₂  abbreviation of ʻākau, north, as in surveying reports.

a₃  and, when, until, to, etc. var. spelling of ā₄, when, at the time when, until, to, as far as, and, or...

-ā-  simulative ligature in the sequence 'verb + noun' compounds; particle for forming verb compounds; like, similar to.
usu. verb + ā + noun:
    ʻaiāmanō eat like a shark, have a prodigious appetite
    ʻaiāpuaʻa eat like a pig
    hanuāpuaʻa breathe like a pig, gasp for breath
    heleāiʻa (= holoāiʻa) swim like a fish
    heleāwai flow like water
    hikiāloa long-range, long-term
    holoāiʻa swim like a fish
    huliāmahi turn like a strong (cock); cooperation, strength
    kaheāwai flowing like water
    kaʻiālupe lit. to lead like a kite (support a person between two others)
    kūākanaka turn into a man, look like a man
    kūākiʻi stand with hands on hips... like a statue...
    kūāmaʻi very sick
    mokuāhana dividing into factions
    mokuāhua grief, pity, disappointment
    mokuāwai burst as floodwaters, rush as a crowd
    paiālewa tossed here and there (lit., lift into space)
    paʻiāumi beat one's chest (as in lamentation)
    pukaāmaka to appear to the eyes (seal a relationship of two families by marriage)
   ʻumiāpuaʻa strangled like pigs
also verb + ā + verb:
    uhaiāholo chase like running
    uluāhewa mania, delusion; grow wild and lush
(Gram. 8.7.2)   [PPn *aa]

-ā₁  pejorative suffix, often written after o or u. see ʻaiā, haiā, hainā, huā (huwā), kauā (kauwā), lonoā, (lonowā), mākoeā, naʻauʻauā (naʻauʻauwā), poluā (poluwā) (Gram. 6.5)   PPN *-haʻa; cf. Tonga kaihaʻa ‘steal’.

-ā₂  personal article occurring only after the preposition i, written ia. (Gram. 9.3.1)   PPN *(ʻ)a.

ā₁  nvi.
  • jaw, cheekbone.
  • fig., to talk a lot, jabber, jibber jabber.
PCP *aa. [Ia māhele o ke kino e paʻa ai nā niho.]₁₄BOD

hoʻāto talk a lot, jabber

ke ā nui, ke ā ikibig jaw, little jaw [bragging and wheedling, as of a man seeking the favor of a woman] (ON 1681)

ā  n. iwi ā. jawbone, mandible. BOD

a  s. The jawbone; the cheek bone. Hal. 3:7. A luna, upper jaw; a lalo, lower jaw.

ā₂  n. an instrument made of smooth bone, formerly used for abortion, lancing, or bleeding. also āʻōʻō, piercing ā. TOO ILL

a  s. The name of an instrument made of smooth bone, and used formerly for piercing or killing an unborn child. It was called the a oo, the piercing a; also a koholua. see koholua.

ā₃  nvs. mold found in souring foods, especially poi, generally known as Oidium lactis or Oospora lactis, but now called Geotrichum candidum. POI FOO

a  s. Name of the white spots that appear in poi when pounding;

ā₄, a  conj., prep.
  • when, at the time when,
  • until, to, as far as,
  • and,
  • and then,
  • or (rare),
  • but
    (usually preceding verbs, whereas a me usually precedes nouns;
    ā may also connect words translated by English adjectives, as
      he poʻe kuli ā ʻāʻā, a people deaf and dumb;
      nani ā pumehana kēia kakahiaka, this morning is beautiful and warm).
    ā also connects verb + noun compounds: see ʻai ā manō, holoāiʻa.
    prolonged ā may designate a protracted period of time or distance, a long continued action, or emphasis.
(Gram. 8.7.2, 9.5, 11.1)  

ā hiki mai iawhen he arrives

aloha ā nuimuch, much aloha

hele ā ukago clear to the uplands

hola ʻelua ā ʻoia little after two o'clock

Holo aʻela ia ā hiki i ka ʻāina kahiki.He sailed and sailed and sailed until he reached a foreign country.

Mahalo ā nui.Thanks very, very much.

Noho ʻoia malaila ā make.He lived there until death.

a  adv. When; then; there; until. With verbs in a narrative tense, it signifies when, and when, &c.; as, a hiki mai ia, when he arrived. With nei it signifies a designation of place, as mai a nei aku, from here (this place) onward. Until, as noho oia malaila a make, he lived there until he died. NOTE.—A nei is often written as one word, and then it signifies here, present place. A when pronounced with a protracted sound, signifies a protracted period of time, or distance, or a long continued action; as, holo ae la ia aa hiki i ka aina kahiki, he sailed a long time (or a long distance) until he reached a foreign country. conj. And; and then; and when. When it connects verbs, it usually stands by itself; as, holo ka waa, a komo iho, the canoe sailed and sank. When it connects nouns, it is usually joined with me; as, haawi mai oia i ka ai a me ke kapa, he furnished food and clothing. A with me signifies and, and also, besides, together with, &c. When emphatic, it is merely a disjunctive. Lunk. 6:39. NOTE.—In narration, it frequently stands at the beginning of sentences or paragraphs, and merely refers to what has been said, without any very close connection with it. In many cases, it is apparently euphonic, or seems to answer no purpose, except as a preparatory sound to something that may follow; as, akahi no oukou a hele i keia ala, never before have you passed this road. Gram. § 166. prep. Of; to; in connection with motion, e hoi oe a ka hale, return to the house, (hiki i) understood. Laieik. 12. Unto; at; belonging. It designates the properties of relation, possession and place; and is often synonymous with o, but more generally distinct, giving another shade of meaning and implying a more close connection. Gram. § 69, 3.

ā₅  a word used only at the end of a sentence or phrase, with meanings such as: I told you so; don't you forget it; you should know; you dummy. Niʻihau.

ʻaʻ  gram. abbreviation for ʻaʻano₂, stative verb. (NKE)

ʻa-₁  prefix to numbers from one through nine, especially for counting in series. see ʻalua, ʻakolu, Pōʻahā. (Gram. 10.3)   PNP *kaa-. MTH

ʻa-₂  same as ʻā-, in the nature of...

ʻā-  in the nature of (as hina, white, ʻāhina, somewhat white, gray; pali, cliff, ʻāpali, like a cliff). There are many examples, as ʻālewalewa, ʻālualua, ʻāmokumoku, ʻāoʻo, ʻāpono, ʻāwela. (Gram. 6.3.1)   PNP *kaa-.

ʻā₁  nvi. fiery, burning; fire; to burn, blaze. fig., to glitter or sparkle, as a gem; to burn, as with jealousy or anger. [(MP) PPn *kaha, to burn (intransitive)] [Ka hana a ke ahi ma luna o ka lāʻau, pepa, a pēlā aku.]₁₄STA

ʻā akaakato shine brightly, as stars

ʻĀ ke kaimana.The diamond sparkles.

hoʻāto set on fire, burn, ignite; to light, as a lamp. fig., to incite, arouse.

hoʻā imuto light an oven; one who lights an oven

Ua hoʻā ʻia kona inaina,His anger was aroused.

ʻā₁  vs. active, as a volcano. VOL

lua pele ʻāactive volcano

a  v. To burn, as a fire; ua a mai ke ahi, the fire burns; ua a mai ke ahi ma ka waha. the fire burned in their mouths. To burn, as a lamp; to blaze, as a flame. fig. To burn, as jealousy. Hal. 79:5. As anger. Nah. 11:1. Hoo or ho. To cause to burn, i. e., to kindle; to light, as a lamp; to kindle, as a fire. Also with ho doubled, as hohoa, to dry; na hua i hohoa ia, dried fruits. Oihk. 2:14. see the reduplicate form aa and Hoo. Gram. § 212. adj. Fiery; burning; he lua a, a fiery pit.

ʻā₂  nvi. ʻaʻā lava, or lava rock, as distinguished from smooth unbroken pāhoehoe lava (formerly preceded by ke); to flow, as ʻaʻā lava. [He pōhaku ʻaʻā.]₁₁VOL

a  s. Name of broken lava from the volcano; probably so called from being burnt. see A, v. Ke a o Kaniku a me Napuuapele.

ʻā₃  same as ʻaʻa₁, to dare

ʻAʻole ʻoia i ʻā e noho,He did not dare to stay.

ʻā₄  n. red-footed booby bird (Sula sula rubripes), brown booby (Sula leucogaster plotus), masked or blue-faced booby (Sula dactylatra personata); all indigenous and also breeding elsewhere. Legendary birds believed to have taken the shape of this bird are ʻā ʻaia, ʻāʻaiʻanuheakāne and ʻāʻaianuinūkeu; ʻā by some were considered ʻaumākua. see also (Kep. 33). also ʻaʻa. BIR

a  s. Name of a large sea bird often caught by natives; also called aaianuheakane, feathers white.

ʻā₅  n. young stage of damselfish (ʻāloʻiloʻi). also ʻaʻā. FIS

ʻā ʻaki makauhook-taking ʻā [said of petty thieves, a variant phrase]

ʻā ʻaki maunubait-taking ʻā [said of petty thieves]

a  s. Name of a small fish that bites at a hook; called also aakimakau.

ʻā₆  interj. Oh! Well! Ah! Er … (Gram. 12)   PNP *kaa.

a  int. Lo; behold. It is expressive of surprise, disappointment, astonishment or admiration. It is similar in meaning to aia hoi, eia hoi, aia ka.

ʻā₇  vt. to drive, as fish or cattle. FIS


ʻā₈  n. the letter "a". Eng.

a  in Hawaiian, as in most other languages, is the first letter of the alphabet; because, if pronounced open as a in father, it is the simplest and easiest of all sounds. Encye. Amer. Its sound, in Hawaiian, is generally that of a in father, ask, pant, &c.; but it has, sometimes, when standing before the consonants k, l, m, n, and p, a short sound, somewhat resembling the short u, as in mutter, but not so short. Thus paka, malimali, lama, mana, napenape, are pronounced somewhat as we should pronounce pukka, mullymully, lumma, munna, nuppynuppy, &c.; reference being had only to the first vowel of each word. It has also in a few words a sound nearly resembling (but not so strong) that of au or aw in English; as iwaho, mawaho, pronounced somewhat as iwauho, mawauho. To foreigners who merely read the language, the common pronunciation of a as in father is near enough for all practical purposes; but to those who wish to speak it, the mouth of a Hawaiian is the best directory. is used for various parts of speech, and, of course, has various significations; s. Name of the Hawaiian alphabet; also the first sheet on which it was printed.

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aaa    aaaa    aaah    aaak    aae    aaea    aaha    aahe    aahi    aaho    aahu    aai    aaia    aaih    aain    aaio    aaka    aaki    aako    aaku    aala    aale    aali    aalo    aalu    aama    aamo    aana    aane    aani    aano    aao    aaoh    aaok    aapa    aape    aapi    aapo    aapu    aau    aaua    aawa    aawe    



see below...

  aʻa e hele ana i ka puʻuwai - coronary
  aʻa₁ - small root, rootlet, vein, artery, nerve, tendon, muscle. fig., ....
      aʻa kino - vein. cf. aʻa puʻuwai.
      aʻa kino ʻāʻī - jugular vein. lit., neck vein.
      aʻa kino akemāmā - pulmonary vein. lit., lung vein.
      aʻa kino hakuʻala - renal vein. lit., kidney vein.
      aʻa kino hilo - femoral vein.
      aʻa kino kā - iliac vein. lit., pelvic bone vein.
      aʻa kino kū wāwae - tibial vein.
      aʻa kino wenakawa - see wenakawa, vena cava, i.e. any of the large veins...
      aʻa koko - vein, blood vessel.
      aʻa koko kino - vein. also aʻa kino.
      aʻa koko puʻuwai - artery. also aʻa puʻuwai.
      aʻa kolo - a root running horizontally that produces roots below and above; a rhizome, creeping ....
      aʻa koni - pulse, throb.
      aʻa kūkūkū - varicose veins. lit., raised veins.
      aʻa moku - broken blood vessel.
      aʻa pūhaka - girdle, belt. lit., loin belt.
      aʻa puʻupuʻu₁ - capsular ligament.
      aʻa puʻupuʻu₂ - knots in a fish net.
      aʻa puʻuwai - artery. also aʻa koko puʻuwai.
      aʻa puʻuwai ʻāʻī - carotid artery. lit., neck artery.
      aʻa puʻuwai akemāmā - pulmonary artery. lit., lung artery.
      aʻa puʻuwai hakuʻala - renal artery. lit., kidney artery.
      aʻa puʻuwai hilo - femoral artery.
      aʻa puʻuwai kā - iliac artery. lit., pelvic-bone artery.
      aʻa puʻuwai kū wāwae - tibial artery.
          huluhulu aʻa - root hairs. lit., rootlet fur.
          hunaola aʻalolo - neuron. lit., nerve cell.
          leki aʻa - strapping tape, filament tape. lit., rootlet tape.
          ʻoʻoleʻa ke aʻa koko - hardening of the arteries
          paʻi aʻa - root system, rootlets, small branches.
          paʻi aʻa koko - vein (small)
  aʻa₂ - to send greetings or love; joyous hospitality; joy at greeting a ....

aʻa₁  n.
  • small root, rootlet,
  • vein, artery, nerve, tendon, muscle.
  • fig., womb, offspring.
bc [(AN) PPn *aka, root n]BOD PLA TRE

aʻa konithrobbing vein or artery, pulse; throbbing, as with excitement or passion

aʻa lewalewaaerial roots, as put forth by ʻōhiʻa trees at high altitudes or in damp climates

aʻa moku i ke poʻocerebral hemorrhage

hoʻoaʻato cause a plant or slip to take root; to take root.

ke koko maloko o aʻablood in the veins

kuʻu kaikaina i ke aʻa hoʻokahimy younger sibling of the same womb

ʻŌ kuʻu aʻa kēia,This is my offspring.

aʻa e hele ana i ka puʻuwai  coronary (EH)

aa  s. The small roots of trees or plants. Iob. 8:17. Also called weli. The veins or arteries for blood, from their resemblance to the fine roots of trees, aole lakou i ike ke koko maloko o na aa. Anat. 1. Offspring.

aʻa₂  nvt.
  • to send greetings or love;
  • joyous hospitality;
  • joy at greeting a loved one.
. cf. haaʻa. bc [Ka heahea ʻana aku me ke aloha.]₁₁

Ā e aʻa ana ʻo mea iāʻoe,Then they send their regards to you.

makamaka aʻafriend who is warmly hospitable

aa  v. To send love in compliment; as. e aa mai ana o mea ma ia oe; the answer would be, Anoai wale laua, or welina wale laua, or aloha wale laua.

ʻaʻa₁  vt.
  • to brave, dare, challenge, defy (1-Sam. 17.10) , check, venture; to accept a challenge;
  • bold, venturesome, valiant, intrepid.
  • to volunteer, involving a difficulty;
  • to act wickedly or presumptuously (Kanl. 1.43) ;
bc [Ke kāhea a kono paha i kekahi mea ma ke ʻano koa a mākaukau hoʻi i ka hoʻokūkū, ka heihei, ka hoʻopāpā a pēlā aku. Ka hoʻāʻo ʻana i kekahi poʻe ma ka hana ʻana i kekahi hana me ka makaʻu a i ʻole ka hopohopo ʻole. Hana koa aku; komo i kekahi hana e hiki ai ke pilikia.]₁₁,,₁₄

He ʻaʻa ka manaʻo, he wiwo ʻole,Thoughts are full of courage, fearless.

he poʻe ʻaʻa hewaa people acting wickedly

ʻO wai ka mea e ʻaʻa e haʻi ʻōlelo?Who will volunteer to make a speech?

aa  v. To be bold; to dare. Nah. 14:44. To tempt; to challenge. Puk. 17:2. To defy. 1 Sam. 17:10. To venture, ua aa anei oe e hele i ke kaua? Ua aa anei oe e hele i ke alii? To accept a challenge; to act presumptuously. Kanl. 1:43. He aa ka manao; he wiwo ole. s. A daring; tempting. Nah. 14:22. adj. Spiteful; quick angry; also roguish; mischievous.

ʻaʻa₂  nvt. belt, girdle, waist; to gird, tie on. bc

Kākiʻi maila ʻo Kahakaloa i kāna lāʻau pālau, a loaʻa ihola ka ʻaʻa o Kawelo.Kahakaloa brandished his war club so as to reach Kawelo's waist. (FS 89)

aa  v. To gird; tie around, as a loose garment. s. A belt; a girdle.

ʻaʻa₃  n.
  • bag,
  • pocket,
  • caul, envelope for a foetus,
  • scrip [archaic: bag or wallet carried by wayfarers] (1-Sam. 17.40) ;
  • fiber from coconut husk;
  • clothlike sheath at base of coconut frond;
  • cloth;
  • chaff, hull (Ier. 23.28) ;
  • skin covering eyeballs.
. see ʻaʻa moni. bc [Pn(MQ) *kaka, bag, sack] [He huaʻōlelo no ka ʻōpū o ka wahine, kahi i hāpai ʻia ai ke keiki ma mua o ka hānau ʻana.]₁₃CN BOD

ʻaʻa haoleforeign cloth

ʻaʻa maluna o ke akecaul above the liver

ʻAʻole kanaka ʻaʻa ʻole.No man without his scrip.

ka ʻaʻa o ke au ma ke akepaʻathe caul of the bile and the liver (Oihk. 3.4)

aa  s. A pocket; a bag. Iob. 14:17. syn. with eke. Aa moni, a purse; a scrip; a bag to carry provisions in for a journey; aole kanaka aa ole, no man without his scrip; a bag for weights (of money.) Kanl. 25:13. The name of the envelop for a fœtus. Laieik. 190. Kuu kaikaina i ka aa hookahi. s. The caul of animals; aa maluna o ke eke, the caul above the liver. Puk. 29:13. The midriff: Oihk. 3:4. s. Name of the cloth-like covering near the roots of cocoanut leaves, aa niu. Hence, The name of a coarse kind of cloth, he aa haole. The outer husk of the cocoanut; the skin of the banana, same as paaa. s. Chaff; hulls; the outside of seeds or fruit. Ier. 23:28. s. A covering for the eyes.

ʻAʻa₄  same as Maʻaʻa, a wind. WIN

aa  s. Name of a sea breeze at Lahaina and some other places on the islands.

ʻaʻa₅  same as ʻā₄, booby bird. bc BIR

ʻaʻā₁  nvi.
  • to burn, blaze, glow; fire;
  • staring, as eyes.
  • fig., angry; fury.
bc [(MP) PPn *kaha, to burn (intransitive)] [Ka nānā wale nō o nā maka me ka ʻimo ʻole. Ka ʻā ikaika ʻana; ka ʻā ʻana ma nā wahi he nui.]₁₀,₁₄VOL

ʻaʻā kokecombustible, inflammable

ʻaʻā makato stare or glare with wide-open eyes, as in desire, fear, or intent to frighten; one who does so.

hoʻaʻāto kindle, light

Ke ʻaʻā maila ka wahine.The woman burns hither. [Pele and her volcanic fires approach]

maka ʻaʻāredup. of maka ʻā, wide, staring eyes...

mea hoʻaʻāfire kindling

Ua ʻaʻā ʻia au i ke aloha.I burn with love (FS 21)

Ua ʻaʻā ka puʻu.The throat is on fire. [with great thirst]

aa  v. A doubled. see A, verb, before. To burn fiercely or furiously, as a fire; to burn constantly. Oihk. 6:9. fig. To kindle; to burn furiously, as anger. Nah. 11:33. Hoo. To cause to kindle; to burn, as a fire; to light, as a lamp. fig. To burn, as anger. Kin. 30:2. To rage; to be angry. adj. Burning; raging, as a fire, he ahi aa loa; also as anger. s. A burning; a lighted fire, &c. Laieik. 78.

ʻaʻā₂  nvs. ʻaʻā lava; stony, abounding with ʻaʻā lava. bc [He ʻano pōhaku pele e waiho ana i loko o nā ʻāpana kaʻawale a ʻano mokumoku.]₁₄VOL

aa  s. see A above. Broken lava, i.e., sand, earth, stones and melted lava, cooled and broken up; hence adj. Stony; abounding with lava; rough with broken lava, as ground to walk over, or to work in. see A, broken lava, above.

ʻAʻā₃  n. Sirius, a zenith star that passes over Tahiti and Raʻiātea, formerly believed used by navigators; one of the brightest stars in the heavens. see Sirius for var. names. STA

ʻaʻā₄  n. young stage of damselfish (ʻāloʻiloʻi). also ʻā. bc FIS

aa  s. Name of a reddish fish. see A above.

ʻāʻā₁  nvs. dumbness, inability to speak intelligibly, a dumb person (Puk. 4.11) ; dumb, silent, still; to stutter and stammer, as a dumb person. bc [ʻAʻole hiki ke ʻōlelo pono (hoʻohana pinepine ʻia ma hope o leo).]₁₄ILL

He ʻāʻā ka hale.The people of the house are silent.

I lohe ʻia e ʻāʻā lololohe; i mau ʻāʻā lōlōkuli.It was heard from the dumb one who could hear, about those who were deaf and dumb

poʻe kuli a ʻāʻādeaf mutes

Ua ʻāʻā ka leo.The voice is unintelligible.

aa  v. To make a noise, as in trying to speak, as a dumb person; hence, To be dumb, ua aa ka leo. adj. Silent; still; lonely, as a house uninhabited; he aa ko ka hale, the people of the house are silent. s. Dumbness; inability to speak intelligibly; also a dumb person. Puk. 4:11. I loheia e na aa lololohe; i mau aa lolo kuli. fig. The lower part of the neck.

ʻāʻā₂  nvs. dwarf, small person; dwarfish, small. bc BOD

he ʻīlio ʻāʻāa short-legged dog (KL. line 577)

kanaka poupou ʻāʻāa short stout person

aa  s. A dwarf; a small person. Oihk. 21:20. Kanaka poupou aa; ua ike an i kahi keiki i komoiii, aa no hoi ke kino.

ʻāʻā₃  vs. demented, panic-stricken. see ʻaʻā maka, ʻaʻaia. bc ILL

E hōʻāʻā ana i makaaniani.Looking in confusion for the spectacles.

hōʻāʻāto look about or search in confusion, stray, wander; disconcerted

holo ʻāʻāto run about in a panic

ʻāʻā₄  probable var. of ʻā₄, booby bird. bc BIR

aa  s. see A above. Name of a bird that hunts fish during the day, but flies back to the mountains in the evening.

ʻāʻā₅  n. male ʻōʻō bird. bc [(EO) PPn *kaakaa, parrot sp]BIR

aʻaʻa  n. network of veins. BOD

ʻaʻaʻa  nvs. clothlike sheath at base of coconut frond; vascular bundles in taro corm, chaff, tissue; fibrous, stringy. also hāʻaʻa. CN TAR

ʻaʻaʻā₁  redup. of ʻaʻā₁, to burn, blaze, glow VOL

ʻaʻaʻā₂  redup. of ʻāʻā₁, dumbness, inability to speak intelligibly...

aaa  adj. Hospitable; friendly; kind to strangers, he makamaka aloha; syn. with haaa. adj. Uninhabited, as a house or village; lonely. s. A house without inhabitants; also a low or humble dwelling, he hale aaa, aole kiekie.

ʻaʻaʻaʻa  redup. of ʻaʻaʻa, fibrous... SWP

ʻAʻaʻaʻa hoʻi kēia ʻuala.This sweet potato is full of fibers.

aʻaahi [aʻa·ahi]  n. scion or shoot of sandalwood. PLA

ʻaʻaahi [ʻaʻa·ahi]  n. bag for carrying fire-making equipment (ʻaʻa, bag, and ahi, fire).

ʻaʻaʻa hunaola [ʻaʻaʻa huna·ola]  n. tissue, as structural material of a plant or animal. lit., cell tissue. . see haʻakupu ʻailakele, ʻailakele.

ʻaʻaʻa hunaola ʻailakeleadipose tissue, i.e. animal tissue in which fat is stored

ʻaʻaʻaki  redup. of ʻaʻaki, to nip repeatedly; to take a nip and hold on...

aaaki  v. To bite often. see aki, to bite. Aae, e kaulei, e lelei, e ku i kiona la oe e Kahamuili.

ʻaʻae  n. second or third crop, as of taro; taro patch where the taro has been pulled up. also ʻae. TAR

aae  s. see aa, fine roots. A kalo patch where the kalo is pulled. The young shoots of kalo remaining in the ground after the old is pulled. syn. with oha. as, pau ke kalo i ka hukiia, o ka oha wale no koe, oia ka aae.

aae  s. A certain form of commencing worship anciently.

ʻaʻaea [ʻaʻa·ea]  interj. the sound ay that infants make in calling for attention; to make this sound.

aaea  s. A word used by children in addressing parents before they can speak plainly.

ʻaʻaha  n. netted carrier for a calabash, made of sennit or olonā cord. More commonly called kōkō. cf. ʻaha, sennit. NET

aaha  s. Name of some kind of outside covering for a dish. He ipu i hanaia i ka aaha a paa, the cup was held with the aaha, and tightly.

aʻahaʻapupū [aʻa·haʻa·pupū]  n. arteriosclerosis, in medicine. cf. aʻalāʻau. ILL

ʻO ke aʻahaʻapupū, ʻo ia ka paʻa ʻana ʻo loko o ka ʻili o ke aʻa koko puʻuwai a hoʻēmi ʻia ke kahe o ke koko.Arteriosclerosis is the hardening of the inner walls of the arteries slowing blood flow.

ʻaʻahe  none, no, not... vernacular pronunciation of ʻaʻohe. (only written to quote vernacular speech).

ʻaʻa hewa  to act wickedly or presumptuously. (EH)

ʻaahi  bag for carrying fire-making implements. (EH)

aahi  s. A, bag, and ahi, fire. A bag in which fire and fire materials were carried; he kieke ahi.

ʻāahi  n. burning fire.

hoʻā ahito set on fire

aahi  v. see definition of aamoo. Perhaps a and ahi, to burn, as with lust.

ʻaʻahi  same as ʻiliahi, sandalwood. (And.)

aahi  s. Name of the iliahi or sandal-wood when young.

aʻahia [aʻa·hia]  pas/imp. of aʻa₂, to send greetings or love; joyous hospitality...

ʻaʻaho₁  n. thatch purlin; rails, as in a fence. see ʻahohui, ʻahopiʻo, ʻahopueo.

ʻaʻahocorral, rail fence

ʻaʻaho₂  nvt. container, as for pia, arrowroot starch; to put pia in small packages so that it may keep sweet. (rare.

aaho  v. To put up pia in small packages, that it may keep sweet. s. A container in which pia is put up.

ʻAʻahoaka  placename. hill, a kīpuka, Līhuʻe district, Kauaʻi (Macdonald-Abbott 390).

ʻaʻahokau [ʻaʻaho·kau]  same as haupia, coconut and arrowroot pudding. CN

ʻaʻahu  S  nvt.
  • clothing in general, garment, array, attire, costume, mantle, gown;
  • to put on or wear clothing, especially shirt, suit, or coat;
  • to cover or wrap, as the body with a blanket.
bc [Pn(CE) *kaa-kafu, clothing: *ka(a)kafu] [1. lole; lole kūhelu; lole kūikawā. 2. komo i kekahi ʻano lole kūikawā.]₁₄CLO

ʻAʻahu au i ka pono.I have clothed myself in righteousness.

ʻaʻahu hoʻohiwahiwafestive attire, evening gown

ʻaʻahu i kau lula ʻiaformal attire

E ʻaʻahu aku ʻoe i kēia.Wear this.

hōʻaʻahuto put clothing on someone else; to dress, supply with clothing, clothe

ʻaʻahu  S  n. clothing. costume (HE). usu ʻaʻahu. CLO

ʻaʻahu hana keakawardrobe, as stage costumes for a play, movie or video production

aahu  s. see aa, kind of cloth, and ahu, a fine mat. An outside garment. Kin. 27:15. A cloak; a garment thrown loosely over the shoulders. A robe. Iob. 29:14. A covering for ornament; aahu kapa maikai, the dress of a dandy, i. e., dandyism. NOTE.—The aahu was formerly some kind of kapa; mamua, aahu kapa, mahope, aahu lole. The bark of the mulberry soaked in. water for making kapa. Aahu kaua, armor. 1 Sam. 17:38. v. To cover with kapa; to cover, as with a cloak. To put on or wear clothes; to put on one’s garment. fig. Iob. 29:14. Aahu iho au i ka pono, I have clothed myself with righteousness. Hoo. To clothe one; to provide clothes for one. Kin. 3:21; Oihk. 8:7. syn. with hookomo kapa.

aʻahua [aʻa·hua]  n. oviduct. lit., vein (tube for) egg. [+]SCI

ʻaʻahua [ʻaʻa·hua]  S   pas/imp. of ʻaʻahu, to put on or wear clothing...

aahua  v. Pass of the foregoing for aahuia. Gram. § 211. Clothed; dressed; covered.

ʻaʻahuā, ʻaʻahuwā [ʻaʻa·huā]  nvi. to speak reproachfully, contemptuously, deride, jeer; jealous challenge. (Gram. 6.5)  

ʻAʻahuā nohoʻi kāna mau ʻōlelo.His words are contemptuous.

aahua  v. To speak reproachfully; to use words of strong contempt for one.

ʻaʻahu aliʻi  S  n. regal attire, a royal robe, a type of colored tapa worn by people of rank. TAP

ʻĀʻahualiʻi, ʻĀʻāhualiʻi [ʻāʻa·hua·liʻi]  n. a fabulous being said to have had extraordinary strength, to have come from the center of the earth, and to have been the creator of all dwarfs. cf. haʻakualiki.

aahualii  adj. Aa, dwarf, and hualii, diminutive. Small; low in stature; defective in bodily structure; noinoi. s. The name of a god.

ʻĀʻāhualiʻi  n. var. spelling of ʻĀʻahualiʻi, a fabulous being said to have had extraordinary strength, to have come from the center of the earth, and to have been the creator of all dwarfs. AltSpel

ʻaʻahu a poʻo  S  n. head shield; protection for the head in war, as helmet, shield. (Epeso 6.16) [He pāpale e pale ana i ke poʻo e like me ka pāpale kaua.]

aahuapoo  s. Aahu, covering, and poo, head. A covering or clothing for the head; a defense in time of peril; a shield in war. 2 Oihl. 14:8. A buckler. 2 Oihl. 23:9. Connected with mahiole and palekaua.

ʻaʻahu hoʻohiwahiwa  formal attire, evening gown. (EH)

aʻahuʻi [aʻa·huʻi]  n. aching veins, varicose veins. ILL

aahui  s. Aa, vein, and hui, pain, ache. lit. An aching vein. A desire for pleasure, attended with some sense of pain. Pau ke aahui, ke aakoni oloko, the painful desire within has ceased.

ʻaʻahu i kau lula ʻia  formal attire. (EH)

ʻaʻahu ʻili kao  wearer of goat hides (of one so shiftless that he sleep on smelly goat hides instead of mats). (EH)

aahukapu  s. Aahu, garment, and kapu, forbidden. A consecrated or holy garment. Puk. 28:2.

ʻaʻahu kaua  S  n. armor, war garment.

aʻahuki  n. var. spelling of ʻaʻahuki, tendon. lit., pulled vein. AltSpel BOD

ʻaʻahuki, aʻahuki [ʻaʻa·huki]  n. tendon. lit., pulled vein. BOD

wīkani ʻaʻahukihard tendons

ʻaʻahu makaloa [ʻaʻahu maka·loa]  S  n.v. a long malo or ornamented band made of the soft makaloa rush; to put on or wear this garment.

aahumakaloa  v. Aahu, garment, malo and loa, long malo. To clothe one, or put on the long malo; ua aahuia ka maloloa, nolaila, he aahumakaloa.

aahumamo  s. Aahu and mamo, a yellow bird. A large yellow robe worn by the king or high chief; no ka hanohano nui o ka aahumamo.

ʻaʻahu ʻoihana piha [ʻaʻahu ʻoi·hana piha]  S  n. full regalia, dress uniform. Lit., full professional garment.

ʻaʻahu ʻoluʻolu  casua wear, informal attire. (EH)

ʻaʻahu pāwehe [ʻaʻahu ·wehe]  S  n. garment made of pāwehe, patterned mat; mat made of soft material and woven in the pāwehe pattern; to put on and wear this garment.

No laila i ʻōlelo ʻia ai he ʻaʻahu pāwehe hiwa na ka makani.So it was called the choice patterned mat made by the spirits.

aahupawehe  s. Aahu, garment, and pawehe, which see. A garment made of a kind of mat called pawehe; nolaila i oleloia’i i aahupawehe hiwa na ka makani.

ʻaʻahu ʻula  S   var. of ʻahu ʻula₁, feather cloak or cape...

aahuula  s. Aahu and ula, red. A cloak or royal dress adorned with red feathers, considered very valuable; o ka aahuula, he waiwai makamae nui ia.

ʻaʻahuwā [ʻaʻa·huwā]  var. spelling of ʻaʻahuā, to speak reproachfully...

ʻaʻahuwāwaeʻepane  n. overalls, coveralls. same as lole wāwae ʻepane; (Nākoa)

ʻAʻahuwela [ʻAʻahu-wela]  placename. east slope of Mauna Kea, Hawaiʻi. lit., hot garment (perhaps so called because of volcanic eruptions).

  • eating, spreading, festering, increasing, as a sore;
  • ulcerous, cancerous, malignant;
  • to eat away, corrode;
  • to take bait readily, as fish;
  • erosion.
redup. of ʻai₁, to eat, destroy or consume as by fire; to erode...; see ʻaʻaiole. [Pn(NP) *kai, to spread, erode (of an ulcer or sore)(Clk): *(ka)kai]FIS ILL

ʻAʻai ka hīnālea i ka ʻōpae.The hīnālea fish takes the shrimp [bait] readily.

he maʻi ʻaʻaia spreading sore, infection, or cancer

maʻi ʻaʻai ʻanapuʻulymphoma

manaʻo ʻaʻai ʻawa kaniʻuhūheartbreaking, sad thoughts

aai  v. see ai, to eat. To eat to satiety; to consume much. To increase or grow, as an ulcer. To ulcerate; to eat or make progress, as a sore. fig. To give pain; irritate. 2 Tim 2:17. Aole hoi e aai ka hewa iloko o ka poe e ku. paa ana, sin will not increase in those who stand fast. adj. Eating; increasing; continuing, as a sore; he mai aai, an increasing sore, he lepera aai ia. Oihk. 13:51. s. The progress or continuance of a sore. s. The action of the surf at high tide, when dashing ashore and then receding, thus wearing away the gravel; spelled also aei.

ʻaʻai₂  vs. bright, vivid, as of contrasting colors. COL

ʻAʻai ka lei hulu melemele i ka holokū ʻeleʻele.A yellow feather lei appears brighter on a black Mother Hubbard.

ʻaʻai₃  same as ʻaʻei, a net. NET

aai  s. Name of the net used to catch the fish opelu and maomao; as, aai opelu, the opelu net; aai maomao, the maomao net; also written aei.

ʻaʻaia  vs. demented.

ʻO Moikeha, mai Kahiki ka hele ʻana mai, i ʻaʻaia i ke aloha o Luʻukia.Moikeha was from Kahiki, where he was mad with love for Lu'ukia. (For. 4:161 - Kila)

ʻāʻaia  n. var. spelling of ʻā ʻaia, legendary bird believed to have taken the shape of the ʻā, booby bird. AltSpel BIR

ʻā ʻaia, ʻāʻaia  n. legendary bird believed to have taken the shape of the ʻā, booby bird. see ʻā₄. BIR

ʻaʻaiaanilā [ʻaʻaia·ani·]  vs. weathered; weathering. lit., eroded by weather. WIN

ʻaʻaianalu [ʻaʻaia·nalu]  vs. eroded or cut by waves, as a cliff. lit., eroded by surf. GEO

pali ʻaʻaianaluwave-cut cliff

ʻaʻaiʻanuheakāne  n. legendary bird. Lit., caterpillar eater of Kāne. see ʻā₄. BIR INS

aaianuheakane  s. Name of a bird. see A above.

ʻaʻaiawā [ʻaʻaia·]  vi. erosion; to erode; eroded. lit., eroded (by) time.

ʻaʻai hele  ulcerous. (EH)

ʻaʻaʻina  redup. of ʻaʻina, crackling, snapping; an explosive sound, sharp report...

aaina  adv. Loudly; strongly, as a sound, kani aaina; also continually. see aai, to increase.

ʻaʻaiole [ʻaʻai·ole]  nvs. inferior, weak, said of breadfruit or fruit with a weak stem that may fall before maturity; weak object. (Kep. 93) fig., of persons dying before their time.

Mai lou i ka ʻulu i luna loa, o lou hewa i ka ʻaʻaiole, eia ka ʻulu i ke alo.Don't pluck the breadfruit on top or you will pluck one not securely fastened, there is the breadfruit in front. (ON 2078)

aaiole  adj. Aai, to grow, and ole, not. Falling before ripe, as bread-fruit; applied to men who die before their time, i. e., before maturity. s. The bread-fruit which is ripe and fallen down of itself.

ʻaʻaka₁  vs.
  • surly, cranky, roiled, complaining, irritable, peevish, bad tempered, cantankerous, cross;
  • severe, as labor.

hōʻaʻakato act surly, to pretend to be cross

kai ʻaʻakaroiled sea (Kep. 103)

ka hālelo, ʻaʻaka ka papaioa.The jaggedness appears, the coral reef is cracked. (chant)

aaka  v. To complain, as a person of a perverse or sour temper; to grumble; chide; find fault; to strive. Nah. 20:13. Iole makou e aaka a koea iho, that we may not think hard and refuse. To be hard, severe, as labor or toil; aole i aakaia ka hana a na haku, the work for the lords was not hard. s. Harsh speaking against one; a grumbling; a fault-finding. adj. Coarse; illiberal; fault-finding; hard; severe. Sol. 8:13. v. 5th conj. of aka. see Gram. § 209. To laugh at; to ridicule.

ʻaʻaka₂  vs.
  • dry, as coral of the reef at low tide;
  • parched,
  • wrinkled,
  • dry and thirsty;
  • peeling off, as the tough skin of such fish as the humuhumu after it has been in the fire;
  • to crackle,
  • burst, as a ripe melon.

aaka  To be very dry; to be exceedingly thirsty. To burst or crack open, as a ripe melon or banana. Peeled; skinned, as a banana. Dry, as the coral of the reef at low tide.

ʻaʻaka₃  n. rocky undersea cavern. (PH 219), (Malo 26).

ʻaʻaka₄  n. wood of the naio, bastard sandalwood. TRE

aaka  s. Name of a species of sandal-wood. When young it is called naio; when old and when mature, it is odoriferous. It is very durable when used for house posts.

ʻAʻaka₅  placename. ridge, Waimea district, Kauaʻi. ancient surfing area, Lahaina, Maui. (Finney-Houston 28) lit., roiled.

ʻā akaaka  to shine brightly, as moon or stars. (EH)

aakaka  s. A, to burn, and akaka, clearly. The clear burning or splendor of the heavenly bodies in a clear night.

ʻAʻakakiʻi [ʻAʻaka-kiʻi]  placename. gulch, Puʻukapu qd., Oʻahu.

ʻaʻa kānāwai [ʻaʻa ··wai]  vt. civil disobedience, i.e. breaking a law because it goes against personal morals. lit., defy law. LAW

ʻaʻā ka puʻu  the throat burns (great thirst). (EH)

ʻaʻaki  redup. of ʻaki₁, to take a nip and let go, snap...
  • to nip repeatedly; a bite, nibble.
  • to take a nip and hold on (cf. nahu, to bite with the whole mouth, and nau, to chew);
  • fig., thick, obscure, dark, penetrating;
  • to feel pangs, as of love or childbirth.
PNP *kakati. [Ke kupu ʻana mai o kekahi mea, e like hoʻi me ke aloha.]₁₄FIS SWD

ʻAʻaki ke kuʻi.To close the mouth so tightly that the molars cling, as in lockjaw.

Ka naho manini nui, ke ʻaʻaki nei i ka limu.The cleft with the large manini fish, nibbling now at the seaweed.

ke ʻaʻaki nei ka ʻeleʻeleall-engulfing utter blackness of night

Ua ʻaʻaki paʻa ʻia ke aloha wela i luna o Kaʻōnohiokalā.Hot love was firmly clutched upon Kaʻōnohiokalā. (Laie 595 [175])

aaki  v. 5th conj. of aki. To bite frequently; to bite in two; to bite, as the bark from a stick, or the rind from sugar-cane. To grate the teeth; ua aaki ke kui, ua make loa, he grates his teeth, he is dying. To feel the severe pangs of child-birth. v. To surround or come upon one, as darkness; ua pouli loa, ke aaki mai nei ka poeleele. To experience palpable darkness. Puk. 10:21. To be caught or held by a thing; ua holo ia kanaka i ka moana, ua aaki i ke koa a paa, that man sailed out upon the ocean, he is caught in the coral, and is fast. To come upon, as a fit of love; na aaki paa ia ke aloha wela iluna ona. Laieik. 197. adj. Thick; obscure, as darkness, Iob. 38:9. s. A biting; ka naho manini nui, he aaki nei i ka limu.

ʻaʻaki ke kuʻi  click the molars together. (EH)

ʻaʻaki makau  n. a hook nibbler, said of small fish that nibble away the bait; to nibble at a hook. FIS

aakimakau  s. A hook-biting fish; the name of a small fish noted for its readiness to bite at a hook. see A.

aʻa kino  n. vein. cf. aʻa puʻuwai. also aʻa koko kino. BOD

aʻa kino ʻāʻī [aʻa kino ʻā·ʻī]  n. jugular vein. lit., neck vein. see ʻāʻī, neck BOD

aʻa kino akemāmā [aʻa kino ake··]  n. pulmonary vein. lit., lung vein. BOD

aʻa kino hakuʻala [aʻa kino haku·ʻala]  n. renal vein. lit., kidney vein. BOD

aʻa kino hilo  n. femoral vein. BOD

aʻa kino   n. iliac vein. lit., pelvic bone vein. BOD

aʻa kino wāwae [aʻa kino ·wae]  n. tibial vein. BOD

aʻa kino wenakawa [aʻa kino wena·kawa]  see wenakawa, vena cava, i.e. any of the large veins... BOD

ʻaʻako₁  repeated plucking. redup. of ʻako₁, to cut, shear, clip, trim, as hair...

aako  v. 5th conj. of ako. To cut or clip off, as the spray of the sea when the surf strikes against a bluff of perpendicular rocks and is met by a wind from the land, and cuts or clips off the spray.

ʻaʻako₂  insatiable lust. redup. of ʻako₂, lust...

aako  The furor uteriensis of females; insatiable desire of coition; aako kahi mai i ka hana hewa.

ʻaʻako₃  to get into action. cf. ʻaʻako ʻē, ʻaʻako pane. (rare.

ʻAʻako aku i ka hana,.Get going with the work.

aako  v. Used in the imperative; be quick; go to work, &c.

aako  s. Ako, the name of a disease. The itch; he maneo; he lalawe. This last form of the word expresses the name of the last stage of the disease, followed by death. A primary stage is expressed by ako, to itch.

ʻaʻako aku i ka hana  get going with the work. (EH)

ʻaʻako ʻē  vs. proactive, i.e. acting in advance to deal with a problem. lit. get into action beforehand. cf. ʻaʻako pane.[+]

aʻa koko, ʻaʻa koko  S  n. vein, blood vessel. BOD

ʻaʻa koko  n. var. spelling of aʻa koko, vein, blood vessel. BOD

aakoko  s. Aa, vein, and koko, blood. A vein; a blood vein. Anat. 45.

aʻa koko kino  n. vein. also aʻa kino. cf. aʻa koko puʻuwai. BOD

aʻa koko puʻuwai [aʻa koko puʻu·wai]  n. artery. also aʻa puʻuwai. cf. aʻa koko kino. BOD

aʻa kolo, ʻaʻa kolo  n. a root running horizontally that produces roots below and above; a rhizome, creeping root. PLA

ʻaʻa kolo  n. var. spelling of aʻa kolo, a root running horizontally that produces roots below and above; a rhizome, creeping root... PLA

aʻa koni  pulse, throb. (EH)

aakoni  s. Aa, vein, and koni, to throb. Hence, an artery, perhaps; pau ke aahui, ke aalihui, ke aakoni oloko.

ʻaʻako pane  vs. reactive, i.e. acting in response to deal with a problem. lit., get into action (in) response. cf. ʻaʻako ē.[+]

aʻakū  n. var. spelling of ʻaʻakū, name of a combination of diseases: liver complication resulting in hardening of the veins, bloody dysentery accompanied by fever. AltSpel ILL

ʻaʻakū, aʻakū [ʻaʻa·]  n. name of a combination of diseases: liver complication resulting in hardening of the veins, bloody dysentery accompanied by fever. ILL

Aʻakukui [Aʻa-kukui]  placename. gulch and old heiau for human sacrifices, Waimea district, Kauaʻi. lit., candlenut root.

aʻa kūkūkū [aʻa ··]  n. varicose veins. lit., raised veins. BOD

ʻaʻala₁  nvs. fragrant, sweet-smelling; fragrance, perfume, fume, aroma, sweet scent. fig., of high rank, royal. [PPn *kakala, fragrant]

He ʻaʻala ʻo Kaʻahumanu.Kaʻahumanu is of sweet high rank.

Pupuka hoʻi paha, he ʻaʻala ka inoa.Ugly perhaps, but a noble name.

aala  v. 5th conj. of ala, to perfume. To emit a perfume; to be fragrant. Isa. 3:24. To smell of perfumery. Hal 45:8. Aala i ka ihuana ka uka o Kawela. adj. Ala, odoriferous; aala ka hala, sweet the hala; aala ka rose, sweet the rose; o na kaikuwahine aala o Aiwohikupua. Laieik. 62. s. Ala An odor. A kind of scrofulous sore, so called from the smell. fig. He aala no o Kaahumanu, a sweet perfume is Kaahumanu.

ʻAʻala₂  n. winds. WIN

ʻAʻala₃  placename. lane, park, street, and section 13 of Honolulu (map 6). lit., fragrant (said to be named for the sweet smell of nearby laundries; (TM)).

aʻalāʻau [aʻa··ʻau]  n. arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, hardening of the arteries, in medicine. cf. aʻahaʻapupū. ILL

ʻAʻala Honua  n. name of a wind accompanied by rain associated with Hilo. lit., earth fragrance. WIN

Ke honi maila Hilo pali ka makani he ʻAʻala Honua kiʻi ua.Those of Hilo with its sheer precipices inhale as the rain-bringing Earth-Fragrance wind blows.

ʻaʻalaihau [ʻaʻa·lai·hau]  n. a fish (no data; perhaps a local name for one of the chaetodons). FIS

ʻaʻalaʻihi  n. young of the ʻalaʻihi fishes. FIS

aalaihi  s. A species of fish, small and yellow.

ʻaʻalaioa [ʻaʻalai·oa]  nvs. wild, demented person; uncivilized.

aalaioa  s. Name of a wild ferocious man who lived in the forest; hence, Wildness; ferocity; a savage appearance; kuku ka aalaioa.

ʻaʻalakai₁ [ʻaʻala·kai]  vs. insipid, unsavory, tasteless.

ʻaʻalakai₂ [ʻaʻala·kai]  vs. large, plump. cf. ʻuʻulukai.

aalakai  adj. see alakai. Large; plump; full fleshed.

ʻAʻala Loloa  n. wind name. WIN

ʻaʻalaʻula  velvety-green, succulent-appearing seaweeds, one of several species of Codium. It yields a red liquid when placed in a container overnight with brine, after chopping or pounding. Both the liquid and the seaweed are well liked, being eaten plain or with other food. (KL. line 47) ʻaʻalaʻula is the common name on Kauaʻi and Maui, wāwaeʻiole elsewhere. SWD

ʻaʻale  no, not, never... vernacular pronunciation of ʻaʻole. (only written to quote vernacular speech).

aʻalele [aʻa·lele]  n. pulse. lit., leaping vein. BOD

aalele  s. Aa, vein, and lele, to jump. An artery, from its motion. Anat. 8.

ʻaʻali  redup. of ʻali₁; scarred, marked, grooved; depression, groove; wattles of a fowl; slight depression under the gills of a fish. [(AN) PPn *kali, dig, by scooping or scraping out]FIS

aali  s. A small or low place between two larger ones; he puali.

aalii.jpgborder=0ʻaʻaliʻi [ʻaʻa·liʻi]  n. native hardwood shrubs or trees (Dodonaea, all species), 30 cm to 10 m [1-33 ft] high, more or less sticky at branch tips; leaves narrow, 2 to 10 cm [¾"-4"] long; flowers small; fruit a yellow, red, or brown papery capsule about 1 cm long and with two to four wings. Fruit clusters are made into leis with their own leaves or ferns and worn in the hair. (Neal 536–7), (FS 57). symbol of independent people of Kaʻū. (Wight) FER TRE FLO LEI

ʻaʻaliʻi ma kuaʻaʻaliʻi standing in back

ʻaʻaliʻi makaniʻaʻaliʻi standing [in] wind

He ʻaʻaliʻi au, ʻaʻohe makani e hina aiI am an ʻaʻaliʻi shrub, no wind can push me over. (a boast of the people of Kaʻū. see similar ex., ʻulaʻa.) (ON 507)

aalii  s. Name of a hard timber; more generally alii.

ʻaʻaliʻi mahu [ʻaʻa·liʻi mahu]  same as pūkiawe, shrubs. PLA

ʻaʻalina₁ [ʻaʻa·lina]  vs. scarred. (PH 218)

ʻaʻalina₂ [ʻaʻa·lina]  vs. large, fat, weak, as a fat person.

aalinanui  adj. Large, fat and weak, as a fat man.

ʻaʻalo  redup. of ʻalo₁, to dodge, evade, ʻalo₂, to be with, accompany...

ʻaʻalo  vt. to resist, as water on corrosive things.

ʻaʻalo piliTeflon

ʻaʻalo waiwaterproof, water-resistant

ʻaila ʻaʻalo paʻahauantifreeze

uaki [uāki] ʻaʻalo waiwater-resistant watch

aalo  v. 5th conj. of alo. To dodge often; to dodge, as one does a stone.

ʻaʻa lole  n. clothlike sheath at base of coconut frond; European cloth. CN

aalole  s. Aa, cloth of cocoanut leaves. The name first given to cloth by the people of Kauai.

aʻalolo [aʻa·lolo]  n. nerve. lit., brain vein. BOD

aʻalolo hoʻāʻotaste bud

aʻalolo kulideafness, deaf mute

aʻalolo loheauditory nerve

aʻalolo [aʻa·lolo]  n. nerve. BOD

aalolo  s. Aa and lolo, the brain. A nerve; aalolo hoao. Anat. 7. Aalolo lohe, the auditory nerve.

aʻalolo hoʻoili  n. associative neuron, i.e. a nerve cell that transmits impulses from a sensory neuron to a motor neuron, or from a sensory neuron to the brain, in science. lit. transmitting nerve. [+]SCI

aʻalolo kuamoʻo  n. spinal cord. lit. spine nerve. [+]BOD

aʻalolo lonoa  n. sensory nerve. lit. sense nerve. [+]BOD

aʻalolo mākala [aʻa·lolo ·kala]  n. motor neuron. lit., muscle nerve. [+]BOD

aʻalonoa [aʻa·lonoa]  n. receptor, as of nerve endings in the body, in biology. BOD SCI

aʻalonoa mīkāpressure receptor

aʻalonoa ʻonotaste receptor

ʻO ke aʻalonoa o ke aʻalolo ke ʻike mua i ke kūlale.The receptors of the nerves are the first to sense stimuli.

ʻaʻalu  n. ravine, small stream, valley, depression. cf. ʻalu, depression. GEO

aalu  s. Dim. of alu. A ravine; a small brook, valley or ravine.

ʻaʻama₁  n. a large, black, edible crab (Grapsus grapsus tenuicrustatus) that runs over shore rocks. [Pn(NP) *kama-kama, crab sp] [He ʻano pāpaʻi ʻeleʻele.]₁₄CRA

ʻaʻama kua lenalenarock crab with yellow back; fig., swift, strong warrior

aama  A black crab living on a rocky shore. Name of a four-footed animal in the sea.

ʻaʻama₂  vi. to spread and relax, as the fingers. [The ʻaʻama crab was offered in sacrifices so that the gods would loosen (aʻama) and grant the request.] CRA

aama  v. To stretch out the hands for the purpose of catching something. To steal small articles; to pilfer. s. That motion of the hands when a person would try to seize hold of something while it rolls down a pali. The act of stealing or pilfering.

ʻaʻama₃  redup. of ʻama₁, to talk.

aama  s. A person who speaks rapidly, concealing from one and communicating to another. One who is expert in gaining knowledge.

ʻaʻā maka  n.v. to stare or glare with wide-open eyes, as in desire, fear, or intent to frighten; one who does so.

hōʻaʻā makato stare

ʻAʻamakāō [ʻAʻama-kāō]  placename. gulch, Kohala qd., Hawaiʻi. lit., crowds [of] black crabs.

ʻaʻa manu  n. coconut-leaf or pandanus-leaf bag used for carrying birds. BIR PAN CN

ʻAʻāmanu [ʻAʻā-manu]  placename. land section, Hāmākua qd., Hawaiʻi. lit., birds panic stricken.

aamo  adj. Insatiable in lust; never satisfied; applied to females; he wahine aamo, ana ole.

ʻaʻamo  same as ʻamo₂, contraction of anal muscles. BOD

aʻa moku  n. broken blood vessel. ILL

ʻaʻa moni  n. purse. (Bib.)

ʻaʻamoʻo₁ [ʻaʻa·moʻo]  n. young clothlike sheath at base of coconut frond; gauze, as of a veil; diaphanous cloth. lit., ʻaʻa portion. CN

aamoo  s. see aa. The cloth-substance around cocoanut leaves; a veil; thin white cloth; o ka mea keokeo e lalahi ana i ka moo, he mea lahilahi a puaweawe; whatever is light, thin, as thin cloth. adj. Light; thin, as cloth; o ka inoa o ka lole lahilahi loa.

ʻaʻamoʻo₂ [ʻaʻa·moʻo]  n. snakeskin; slime, as on fresh water. lit., lizard ʻaʻa.

ʻaʻana  vi. to use abusive language, revile, malign. cf. ʻaʻa, daring. BAD


Mai ʻaʻana mai ʻoe.Donʻt use defiant language.

aana  v. To speak angrily; to fret; olelo aana mai oia.

ʻaʻanahoa [ʻaʻa·nahoa]  n. adventure, as a story or movie. LIT

ʻaʻanai [ʻaʻa·nai]  redup. of ʻānai, to rub, scrub, scour, polish, grind, grate...; to curse...

ʻaʻanaliʻi [ʻaʻana·liʻi]  var. of kakanaliʻi, stunted.

ʻaʻanapuʻu [ʻaʻana·puʻu]  redup. of ʻanapuʻu, bumpy.

aanapuu  v. To crook in different directions; to be small and large, i. e., to be uneven in size, as a rope.

aanei  adv. An interrogative adverb, and marks a question like anei; sometimes it is used of place, as pehea aanei la oe? where are you in the matter?

ʻaʻanema [ʻaʻa·nema]  vt. to criticize maliciously; malign.

aanema  v. To be jealous of a man's friend, or to discover jealousy.

ʻaʻa niu  clothlike sheath at base of coconut frond. CN

aaniu  s. see aa and niu, cocoanut. The covering like a coarse cloth around cocoanut leaves; a hookahekahe ma ka aaniu.

ʻaʻano₁  vs. overbearing, arrogant, bold, defiant, daring; bully. cf. ʻaʻa.

hōʻaʻanoto act the bully, bluff, defy, boast of courage that may be lacking; to challenge, take risks, act bold or defiant, dare

ʻaʻano₂  gram. stative verb. abb. ʻaʻ. (PHG)

aano  v. The 7th conj. of ano. Hoo. To change one's form; to become another in appearance; ua hooano no oukou he poe akamai; to feign; to pretend to be something one is not.

ʻaʻao₁  vs. greedy, voracious.

aao  adj. Greedy, as dogs; always ready to eat, or seize food.

ʻaʻao₂  n. uncultivated bananas. (rare.BAN

aao  adj. A species of tall, wild banana, he maia aao.

ʻaʻao hoʻokahi [ʻaʻao hoʻo·kahi]  same as ʻao kahi, one remaining leaf (ʻao) on an old taro stalk, said of an old taro about to die... TAR

E hele ke kalo ā ʻaʻao hoʻokahi.The taro grew until there was only one leaf left.

aaokoko  adj. Aa, vein or artery, and koko, blood. Epithet of any substance red hot, as fire, iron, stone, &c.; probably from the raging or rapid flow of blood.

ʻaʻapa  rare redup. of ʻapa, delay, waste time... cf. ʻapaʻapa, procrastinate...

aapa  adj. Presumptuous, as when a drunken man lies down on a precipice.

aʻapau [aʻa·pau]  n. valve of a vein. BOD

ʻaʻapehihi [ʻaʻape·hihi]  n. pothos [plant]. PLA

ʻaʻapehihi lau liʻiphilodendron

ʻaʻā pele  nvs. ʻaʻā lava or flow, volcanic. VOL

ʻaʻapi  vs. warped, curved.

aapi  v. 5th conj. of api. To bend, as the gills of a fish; to spring or warp, as a board.

ʻaʻapo  vt. to learn quickly, to catch the meaning quickly, apt. cf. ʻapo, ʻapoʻapo. [Paʻa koke o ka ʻike i nā mea hou.]₁₄

aapo  v. 5th conj. of apo, to catch. To snatch, as several persons at once; to catch at, as several hands at the same thing. To receive readily in the mind; to grasp mentally, as a truth; ke aapo nei makou a malama. adj. Ready, quick to receive knowledge; quick at apprehension; he aapo ka naau o na kamalii. s. One who snatches. One who learns quickly; a ready scholar.

ʻāʻapo [ʻā·ʻapo]  n. flanker, in football. SPO

aapoo  s. The skin, flesh and sinews on the back of the neck; he aapoo ka mea ma ka ai he aapoo bipi. Kam.

aʻapū, ʻaʻapu [aʻa·pu]  same as aʻapau, valve of a vein... BOD

pepeiao ʻaʻapusemilunar valve, of the heart

aapu  A valve of a vein. Anat. 45.

ʻaʻapu  var. spelling of aʻapū, valve of a vein... AltSpel BOD

ʻaʻapu₁  nvs. coconut-shell cup; cuplike. also ʻapu. CN

hōʻaʻaputo form a cup of the hollow of the hand; to fold a leaf into a cup

aapu  s. see apu, a cup. A thin piece of wood, such as will bend up. A concave vessel. Hoo. To turn the hollow of the hand upward; e hooaapu ae i kou poho lima.

ʻaʻapu₂  vi. to warp, bend, ruffle.

aapu  v. To warp or bend, as a board in the sun. To wrinkle or ruffle, as cloth; mimino. see aapi.

ʻaʻa pua  n. arrow case, quiver.

aapua  s. Aa, bag, and pua, an arrow. An arrow case; a quiver. Iob. 39:23; Kin. 27:3.

aʻa pūhaka, ʻaʻa pūhaka [aʻa ·haka]  n. girdle, belt. lit., loin belt.

ʻaʻa pūhaka  n. var. spelling of aʻa pūhaka, girdle, belt. lit., loin belt. AltSpel

aʻa puʻupuʻu₁ [aʻa puʻu·puʻu]  n. capsular ligament. BOD

aapuupuu  s. A capsular ligament. Dr. J.

aʻa puʻupuʻu₂ [aʻa puʻu·puʻu]  n. knots in a fish net. NET

ʻaʻā puʻupuʻu [ʻaʻā puʻu·puʻu]  n. sharp or waterworn, coarse gravel or rock. STO

aʻa puʻuwai [aʻa puʻu·wai]  n. artery. also aʻa koko puʻuwai. cf. aʻa kino. BOD

aʻa puʻuwai ʻāʻī [aʻa puʻu·wai ʻā·ʻī]  n. carotid artery. lit., neck artery. see ʻāʻī, neck... BOD

aʻa puʻuwai akemāmā [aʻa puʻu·wai ake··]  n. pulmonary artery. lit., lung artery. BOD

aʻa puʻuwai hakuʻala [aʻa puʻu·wai haku·ʻala]  n. renal artery. lit., kidney artery. BOD

aʻa puʻuwai hilo [aʻa puʻu·wai hilo]  n. femoral artery. BOD

aʻa puʻuwai [aʻa puʻu·wai ]  n. iliac artery. lit., pelvic-bone artery. BOD

aʻa puʻuwai wāwae [aʻa puʻu·wai ·wae]  n. tibial artery. BOD

ʻaʻapuwai [ʻaʻapu·wai]  same as ʻapuwai, a variety of taro. TAR

ʻaʻau₁  vi. to move here and there, wander, rove; to ripple, as the sea. [Ka holo ʻana ma ʻō a ma ʻaneʻi ma ka lalau ʻana.]BIR

ka lele ʻaʻau o ka manuthe flight here and there [as in fright] of the bird

aau  s. see au. To swim dispersedly; a flock, as of birds when frightened; a school, as of fish as they come together and frightened; suddenly separate. A slight ripple on the surface of calm water by a light breeze. v. To ripple mildly, as a calm sea, by a slight wind. To separate, as a flock of birds when frightened, or a school of fish. Ka lele aau o ka manu o Kiwaa, The frightened flight of the birds of Kiwaa. Ka aau mai Kukona ke koae, The flock from Kukona, the koae. Ke koae nui hulu meamea, The great feathered koae.

ʻaʻau₂  redup. of ʻau, stalk. [PPn *kau, stalk, stem, handle]

ʻaʻau loalong stalks; fig., long-suffering and patient, as of a chief who cared for his people, (Malo 59, 63)

aaua  adj. Strong scented, as the skin of a hog in dressing.

ʻāʻaua  vs. coarse, as wrinkled or blotched skin; lean, as fish. also ʻaua, māʻaua. FIS BOD

puaʻa ʻāʻauaold tough pig

aaua  s. Epithet of a woman as she begins to advance in age, has wrinkles about the eyes, &c.

ʻaʻawa₁  n. wrasse fishes, Hawaiian hogfish (Bodianus bilunulatus), considered ʻaumākua by some. The name ʻaʻawa may be qualified by the terms ʻeʻa, hai ʻeʻa, lelo, ule holu (pliable penis). also poʻou. [(CP) PPn *kawa, a fish: Kawa(kawa)]FIS

aawa  s. see awa. Name of a species of fish, reddish and striped; he ia kokoke like ke ano me ko ka ea.

ʻaʻawa₂  same as ʻaʻawa hua kukui, a native tree (Pittosporum hosmeri and its varieties)... TRE

aawa  Also the name of a tree.

ʻaʻawa₃  name given for an insect that destroys potatoes. (And.) INS

aawa  Name of an insect that destroys sweet potatoes; ua make ka mala uala i ka hoopalu, i ke pai. i ka peelua a me ka aawa.

ʻAʻawa₄  placename. ancient surfing area near Waiehu, West Maui. (Finney-Houston 28)

ʻaʻawa hua kukui  n. a native tree (Pittosporum hosmeri and its varieties), about 6 m high, with leaves 10 to 25 cm by 1.5 to 6 cm, shiny and wrinkled above, brown-wooly beneath; small, clustered, cream-colored flowers; ovoid fruits about 5 cm long, each with two to four thick valves containing orange pulp and black oily seeds. also hōʻawa, hāʻawa. (Neal 382–4)PLA TRE FLO

ʻAʻawa Iki  placename. small island (0.35 acres, 40 feet elevation), Kahakuloa qd., Maui. lit., small ʻAʻawa.

ʻAʻawa Nui  placename. small island (0.09 acres, 40 feet elevation), Kahakuloa qd., Maui. lit., large ʻAʻawa.

ʻaʻawe  same as ʻawe, to carry.

aawe  v. 5th conj. of awe. Used imperatively with mai, bring here; with aku, take away.

ʻAʻāwela [ʻAʻā-wela]  placename. mountain, Hanalei district, Kauaʻi. lit., hot clinkery lava.

aa    ab    ac    ad    ae    af    ag    ah    ai    ak    al    am    an    ao    ap    ar    as    at    au    av    aw    az       -top-


aba    abib    

Aba  var. spelling of ʻApa₃, Abba...

aba  s. Heb Father; he makuakane.

Abiba  var. spelling of ʻApipa, Abib...

abiba  s. Heb. Name of a month. Puk. 13:4.

aa    ab    ac    ad    ae    af    ag    ah    ai    ak    al    am    an    ao    ap    ar    as    at    au    av    aw    az       -top-



acida  nvs. acid. var. spelling of ʻakika; Eng.

acida  s. Eng An acid; he mea omo i ka puna. Anat. 2.

aa    ab    ac    ad    ae    af    ag    ah    ai    ak    al    am    an    ao    ap    ar    as    at    au    av    aw    az       -top-


adam    aden    adim    adir    adob    adul    

AD  Abb. abbreviation for Anno Domini (Latin - in the year of the Lord). (pronounced ʻādē.) [+]

adama  vs. adamant. var. spelling of ʻakama; Eng.

adama  s. Eng Adamant. Zek. 7:12.

Adamu  var. spelling of ʻAkamu, Adam...

ʻadenosine posapahatekolu [ʻade·nosine posa·pahate·kolu]  n. adenosine triphosphate, ATP. Eng. [+]SCI

adimarala  var. spelling of ʻakimalala, admiral...

Adiriatika  var. spelling of ʻAkiliakika, Adriatic...

Adironadaka  var. spelling of ʻAkilonakaka, Adirondack...

adobie [ʻako·pie]  nvs. adobe. var. spelling of ʻakopie; Eng.

adobie  s. Sp A species of brick made of earth and water mixed with grass or straw and dried in the sun.

aduletere  var. spelling of ʻakulekele, adultery...

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aea    aeae    aeah    aehi    aeho    aei    aeia    aeie    aeio    aeka    aeke    aeko    aela    aeli    aelo    aena    aene    aeo    aeoh    aeoi    aeok    aeol    aeom    aeon    aepa    aese    aeto    aewa    

ae_s.jpgborder=0aʻe₁  n. several native trees, the soapberry (Sapindus saponaria f. inaequalis), and all species of Zanthoxylum (also known as Fagara, Zanthoxylum having yellowish wood formerly used for digging sticks and spears); seeds of all (largest in the soapberry) are black, round, and used for leis. also mānele. bc [PPn *ake, tree sp]TRE LEI

Aʻe₂  n. northeast tradewind. cf. Aʻe Loa, Moaʻe, naʻe. WIN

ae  s. Name of an east wind.

aʻe₃  n. blight. (Malo 199) bc

aʻe₄  directional. upward, sideways, nearby, contiguous, adjoining, next, approaching (often expresses space and time near the addressee). aʻe also commonly expresses the comparative degree: maikaʻi aʻe, better. Followed by nei, aʻe indicates recent past; aʻe + demon. is pronounced and written as a single word, aʻela. cf. aku₂. (Gram. 7.2, table 2)   bc [(OC) PPn *hake, upwards]

Ā he aha aʻe?And what next?

hele aʻeto go up, sideways

ʻĪ aʻela ʻoia,He said to someone nearby.

ia aʻefrom day to day

kanaka ʻē aʻedifferent person

kēia pule aʻenext week

koʻu mua aʻethe one born just before me [older sibling, the one before me]

ʻO āu keiki aʻe kēia.Here come your children.

ʻO wai hou aʻe?Who will be the next?

Ua hele aʻe nei no Maui,[He] has just gone to Maui.

ae  verbal. directive. Gram. § 234, 4. Implies an oblique motion of the verb, either up, down, or sideways. It often follows after nouns, also adjectives, as aohe kanaka e ae, there is no other man.

aʻe₅  replacement of e in songs (commonly written a e, but a glottal stop is pronounced before ʻe). bc MUS

ʻAʻole mākou aʻe minamina i ka puʻu kālā a ke aupuni.We do not care about the government's sum of money. (song)

aʻe₆  n. Maui name for maua₂, trees. bc TRE

ʻae₁  interj., nvt. yes; to say yes, consent, conform, grant, agree, approve, let, confirm, admit, permit, allow, accept, yield; approval, admission, permission. cf. aʻe nei. bc [Pn(NP) *ae, yes: *a(a)e]

ʻae wahaoral agreement

ʻae waleto agree easily; pliable

hōʻaeto yield, as in traffic

Ua ʻae mai ʻoia i koʻu hele.He consented to my going.

ʻae  n. general term for a permit or pass to enter a room, building, or area; ʻae can be used in conjunction with modifying terms to produce terms related to “pass.” [+]

ae  To permit, grant permission for a thing to be done; he mea ae ia, a thing permitted or allowed. s. Assent, expressed by one person to the thought or opinion of another; approval of the conduct or opinion of another; consent; agreement. adj. Consenting; agreeing; he olelo ae like, an agreement. adv. see verb 2. Yes; the expression of affirmation, approbation or consent; opposed to aole, or aohe. With paha, as ae paha, a polite way of assenting when full belief is withheld; ae ka paha. even so, be it so.

ʻae₂  n.
  • sap wrung from seaweed or leaves of plants such as taro;
  • liquid remaining after dregs have settled, as of pia, arrowroot starch;
  • saliva, drooling of the mouth.

ʻae limujuice remaining on the pounding board after seaweed (limu) is pounded; mixed with salt it is used to flavor sauce for ʻōʻio or other fish

Kahe ka ʻae o ka waha.Mouth saliva flows [mouth waters; fig., to desire avidly].

ae  s. The water or liquid as wrung from the leaves of vegetables, as kalo. &c.; he ae kalo, he ae wauki, he ohi.

ʻae₃  vs.
  • fine, mashed, comminuted, as dust or powder;
  • silky soft, as down;
  • smooth, as well-mixed poi or bread dough.

ʻae fine portions of ti root baked in the oven; to break ti root so cooked into fine bits

ʻae moadowny chicken feathers

he ahi ʻā nopu hōʻaea hot glowing fire that pulverizes

hōʻaeto make fine, pulverize, refine, soften

ʻae₄  vi. to rise, of the tide. bc


ae  s. An irregular movement of the ocean; he wahi ano ia ma ka moana, a ma ka ae kai, a ma ka aina. The coming in and receding of the sea upon the shore; the flux and reflux of the tide. see aekai.

ʻae₅  n. a native fern (Polypodium pellucidum) commonly seen at Kīlauea Volcano. It has oblong fronds 15 to 40 cm long, once divided into about fifteen or more pairs of oblong segments, each of which bears many round fruit dots. cf. ʻae lau nui. (Neal 25) bc FER PLA

ʻae₆  same as ʻaʻae, second or third crop... bc

ʻae₇  n. shoots from main root portion of the wauke plant. see ohi₃. bc PLA

ʻae₈  see ʻae kai, water's edge. bc

ʻae₉  vt. to lend, not to borrow.

E ʻoluʻolu e ʻae mai i kāu peni.Please lend me your pen; may I borrow your pen?

ʻaʻe  nvt.
  • to step over, get on top of, tread upon,
  • trespass;
  • to get into by stepping up, as into a car; step.
  • to raise;
  • to massage the back with the feet;
  • to break a taboo or violate a law;
  • counter sorcery; to inflict sorcery on a sorcerer;
  • fig., oppressed.
[PPn *kake, climb]LAW

ʻaʻe , ʻaʻe kaputo trespass, break a law or taboo deliberately; disrespectful of taboo

ʻaʻe loalong step, long journey

ʻaʻohe i ʻaʻe i ka wela a ka not oppressed by the heat of the sun


Ua ʻaʻe lākou i luna o kahi laʻa.They trespassed on a taboo place; they broke an agreement, law, taboo.

ae  v. To pass, physically or mentally, from one state, condition, or place, to another. Specifically, to break a kapu, ua ae lakou iluna o kahi laa; to violate a law or agreement, i. e., to transgress, as a law, to break a covenant. Ios. 7.11; Hal. 89:34. To pass over, as the mind, i. e., to yield assent to the thought or opinion of another; to assent to the request of another; to say yes to a request or to an affirmation. To pass physically from one place to another, from one situation to another, as from land on board a ship; ua ae aku lakou iluna o ka moku, iluna o ka lio, to embark, to mount a horse. Hoo., conj. 3. To cause to pass from one place to another, from one person to another; to transfer. To raise or lift up, as the head, with joy, e ae ko oukou poo no ka olioli. To mount, as a horse or a mule. 2 Sam. 13:29.

ae  To be sea-sick; to throw up from the the mouth; to vomit; he mea luai ka moku, o ka ae wale aku no;

ae  A species of sea moss.

aea  vi. to rise up; to raise the head; to come up from under water. cf. ea₃, to rise, go up, raise...

Luʻu aku a aea mai.Dive down and come up. (song)

aea  To toss or throw back the head, as a person with pride, as a horse on putting on a bridle; e aea ae ke poo o ka lio i ke kaulawaha.

ʻaea  n. cord, as used in joining two or more nets into a larger one. (rare.NET

aea  The name of the rope connecting two fish nets. see kukai.

ʻaeʻa  nvi.
  • wandering, to wander,
  • shiftless,
  • unstable;
  • stray;
  • tramp.
. cf. hōkū ʻaeʻa. bc [ʻAuana, ʻaʻole noho paʻa ma hoʻokahi wahi.]₁₂

ʻaeʻa haukaʻevagrant person, tramp, beachcomber, trespasser; to trespass (lit., defiled wanderer)

hōʻaeʻato cause to wander; to wander

kanaka ʻaeʻawanderer, drifter, tramp (less pejorative than ʻaeʻa haukaʻe)

Na ke kaumaha i hōʻaeʻa iāia mai ke one hānau mai.It was grief that caused him to wander from his homeland.

one ʻaeʻashifting sands

aea  v. To wander away from a place; mai ko'u alo aku, aole oe e aea, from my presence, do not wander away; to wander from place to place. Nah,. 14:33. To wander; go astray morally. Hal. 58:3. To remove; to be removed; to go to another place. Ier. 4:1. To live unsteadily; as, i kona wa i ona ai, nui kona aea ana, in his seasons of drunkenness, he lived principally here and there. s. A vagabond; an outcast. Isa. 11:12. He poe aea, fugitives. Lunk. 12:4. adj. Wandering; unstable; shifting a place; he one aea ke one o Hoohila; unsettled, as kanaka aea; a vagabond; wandering about. Kin. 4:12. adj. Wanderingly, in a loose unstable manner.

ʻaʻea  pas/imp. of ʻaʻe, to step over, get on top of, tread upon, trespass; to raise...

aeae₁ [ae·ae]  nvi.
  • a prolonged sound,
  • wail;
  • to prolong,
  • stretch.

hoʻāeaea style of chanting with prolonged vowels and fairly short phrases, much used in love chants; to chant in this fashion; to read or recite Bible passages or multiplication tables

aeae₂ [ae·ae]  n. andante. MUS

aeae  To interrupt one in his speech.

aʻeaʻe₁ [aʻe·aʻe]  vt. mixing of a dark or brilliant color with a lighter one, as feathers in a lei; of dark hair of a young person with streaks of gray; to mix, as drinks. TRE COL LEI

Aʻeaʻe mohala i luna o ke kukui.Streaks of silvery gray showing on the candlenut tree. [said of a graying person] (ON 5)

aeae  Dark, obscure, as a vision, indistinctly seen; po aeae, a night of indistinct vision, not totally dark, i. e., light and darkness mixed.

aʻeaʻe₂ [aʻe·aʻe]  n. a kind of banana with green and white striped leaves and fruits. also koaʻe, manini. (Neal 249) [Pn(MQ) *ake, banana variety]BAN

aʻeaʻe₃ [aʻe·aʻe]  n. a fish (no data). FIS

ʻaeʻae₁  redup. of ʻae₃, fine, mashed, soft... see lole, mehelu. [Ka lahilahi me ka palupalu hoʻi. He mau ʻāpanapana liʻiliʻi loa. Kalakala a puʻupuʻu ʻole; māmā ke ʻano.],,₁₄POI

hōʻaeʻaeto make soft, fine, etc

hulu ʻaeʻaedowny feathers

ka ʻai ʻaeʻaesoft food or poi

ʻaeʻae [ʻae·ʻae]  vs. fine, as sand. Niʻihau. cf. mānoanoa.

aeae  To work over and over, as in pounding poi, until very fine. To be or become very small or fine, as dust. 2 Nal 23:6. adj. Comminuted; small or fine, as dust; fine, as poi well pounded; he poi aeae, he poi uouo, he wali.

ʻaeʻae₂  n. a small native shrub (Lycium sandwicense) growing near salt marshes and among rocks near the sea. It has light-colored bark; succulent, narrow pale-green leaves about 2.6 cm long; small white to blue-tinted flowers; and small red berries. also ʻākulikuli ʻaeʻae, ʻākulikuli ʻōhelo, ʻōhelo kai. (Neal 740)PLA FLO

ʻaeʻae₃  n. water hyssop, a succulent herb (Bacopa monnieria). Niʻihau cf. (Neal 759). PLA

ʻaeʻae₄  redup. of ʻae₄, to rise, of the tide...

ʻaeʻae kairaise of the tide; froth of the sea

ʻaʻeʻaʻe  redup. of ʻaʻe, to step over, get on top of, tread upon, trespass; to raise...

aeae  v. Conj. 13 of ae, 4. To be a frequent transgressor, he aeae oe maluna o kahi kapu. To step over a thing often.

aeāea [ae·ā·ea]  n. a small green fish resembling the hīnālea, used as pani (food or drink taken to finish a medical treatment) for certain diseases of children of the ʻea type. FIS

ʻAeʻaeahiwa [ʻaeʻae·a·hiwa]  n. name of a star (no data). STA

aeaekai  v. see ae, before. The ebbing and flowing of the sea.

ʻaeʻahaukaʻe  n. var. spelling of ʻaeʻa haukaʻe₂, a variety of wild sweet potato, good only as pig food. AltSpel SWP

ʻaeʻa haukaʻe₁ [ʻaeʻa hau·kaʻe]  see ʻaeʻa, vagrant person, tramp...

ʻaeʻa haukaʻe₂, ʻaeʻahaukaʻe [ʻaeʻa hau·kaʻe]  n. a variety of wild sweet potato, good only as pig food. SWP

ʻaʻehi  vi. to cross, as a street. see ʻaʻehina, crosswalk...

ʻaʻehina [ʻaʻe·hina]  n. crosswalk. see ʻaʻehi, to cross, as a street... CAR

kukui ʻaʻehinacrosswalk light

ʻae hoʻokū kaʻa [ʻae hoʻo· kaʻa]  n. parking permit. see ʻae, consent, allow, permit... [+]CAR

āēī  refrain (song). (EH)

ʻaʻei  n. fine net, as used for ʻōpelu and maomao fish; it was held open at the mouth by kuku, stretching poles. NET

aei  s. Name of the net used in catching the opelu and the maomao.

aei  A kind of rope, of the medium size. s. see aai, before. Oia ka malama e kalai ai i ka kuku aei o Pelu.

ʻaeʻia  confirmed. (EH)

āēīē [ā·ē·ī·ē]  interj. chant refrain. MUS

āēī eia [ā·ē·ī eia]  interj. chant ending. MUS

aeiole  s. see aaiole. Bread-fruit, ripe and fallen down, he ulu haule wale.

ʻaʻe kaʻa  n. a step, as on a carriage; running board of an automobile.

ʻaekahakai  {ʻae₈ + kahakai} n. shore, edge of the beach (Aniani 57)

ʻae kai  n. place where sea and land meet; water's edge.

aekai  s. The name of the place in the sea where the surf breaks; o kahi o ke kai i poi iho ai, he aekai ka inoa.

ʻaekai mokiha [ʻae·kai mokiha]  n. ancient type of tapa (no data). TAP

ʻaʻe kānāwai [ʻaʻe ··wai]  vt. to break the law. also haʻihaʻi kānāwai. cf. pale kānāwai, to break laws... LAW

ʻAekeana [ʻae·keana]  n. Aegean. Eng. G

Ke kai ʻo ʻAekeanaAegean Sea

ʻaekelona, aeselona [ʻaeke·lona]  n. falcon, vulture. BIR

ʻaeko₁, aeto  n. eagle. Gr. aetos. BIR

lio hulu ʻaekodark-gray horse; lit., eagle-feather horse

ʻaeko₂, aeto  n. alto. see ʻaleko, alto Eng. MUS

ʻaeko kula  n. golden eagle. BIR

ʻae komo  n. pass, as a pass to enter a room, building, or area. lit., entry pass. see ʻae.[+]

ʻāeko poʻo hina  S  n. bald eagle. lit., white-haired eagle. also ʻāeto poʻo hina BIR

aʻela  directional part. aʻe + demon. . see aʻe₄. bc

ʻĪ aʻela ʻo ia,He said to someone nearby.

ʻae lau nui  same as ʻae₅, with large leaves. PLA

ʻaelike [ʻae·like]  nvi. agreement, contract, truce, accord, deal; to come to an agreement; contracted. [1. hoʻoholo e hana e like me ka mea āu me kekahi i ʻāpono like ai no ʻolua. 2. ka ʻōlelo i ʻaelike ʻia; ʻōlelo hoʻopaʻa.]₁₄

ʻaelike hoʻokuʻu ma kahicompromise, one side gives up

hoʻokuʻu ʻaeliketo cede, as land or territory

kūkaʻi ʻaelike ʻunionacollective bargaining

mea ʻaeliketerms or conditions of agreement

palapala ʻaelikecontract

ʻaelike hana hai hoʻokuʻu kuleana  n. work made for hire contract. see hana haihoʻokuʻu kuleana., also ʻaelikehana hai., lit. work made for hire contract. [+]

Ua pūlima anei limahana i ka ʻaelike hana hai hoʻokuʻu kuleana?Have the employees signed the work made for hire contract? (add3)

ʻaelike hoʻōki [ʻae·like hoʻōki]  n. cloture, i.e. a method of ending debate and causing an immediate vote to be taken. lit., agreement (to) terminate (debate). GOV

Ke hāpai maila ka luna hoʻomalu o ka ʻaha kenekoa e komo i ka ʻaelike hoʻōki i hiki ke hoʻopau i ka paio kālaimanaʻo a hoʻoholo i ka pila.The senate leader is proposing that the session enter into cloture so that the debate can end and the bill be decided.

ʻaelike mālama kānāwai [ʻae·like ·lama ··wai]  n. compact, i.e. a written agreement to make and obey laws for the welfare of the group. lit., agreement (to) maintain laws. LAW

āelo [ā·elo]  vs. rotten, of eggs that do not hatch due to infertility. fig., spoiled, worthless. PPN *ʻelo.

E mālama hoʻi o hua āelo ka luhi o ka hoʻoikaika ʻana.Be careful, lest the wearisomeness of the effort be in vain.

hua āelorotten egg; fig., in vain, worthless

aelo  adj. Rotten; applied to eggs. fig. Ua like makou me na hua aelo.

Aʻe Loa  n. name for the trade wind. see ex., kiʻekiʻe. cf. Aʻe₂, Moaʻe, welo₁. WIN

aeloa  s. The north-east trade wind on the ocean; same as moae.

ʻaʻena  n. violation, as in basketball. SPO BSK

ʻaʻena ʻekolu kekonathree-second violation

ʻaʻena laina kūwaenabackcourt violation

ʻaʻena ʻumi kekonaten-second violation

ʻO ke kake iki akula ia o Niu, a hoʻōho maila ka ʻuao i ka ʻaʻena ʻekolu kekona.Niu just shifted a little, and the official called him on the three-second violation.

n. violation, as in volleyball. see laina ʻekolu mika, laina ʻumi kapuaʻi. VLB SPO

ʻaʻena ʻekolu mikathree-meter line violation

ʻaʻena hāpaicarrying violation

ʻaʻena kukunaantenna violation

ʻaʻena paʻi luadouble-hit violation

ʻaʻena paʻi uleleservice violation

ʻaʻena ʻumi kapuaʻiten-foot line violation

ʻaʻena ʻupenanet violation

aʻe nei  just now, lately; nearby, not far; ordinary, insignificant.

E like me kaʻu i ʻōlelo aʻe nei.Just what I just said.

Kahi ʻeha aʻe nei .Just a minor pain.

Kahi ʻike aʻe nei .Nothing outstanding about the knowledge.

Maʻō aʻe nei .Just over there, not far.

Ua hele aʻe nei.Just now gone.

aenei  v. To be here; to be present; to be in existence. Mat. 2:18. NOTE.— This word seems to be compounded of ae, No. 4, expressive of a passing or transfer, and nei, which refers to present time or present place; something not fixed or exactly defined, but near by, either in time or place, as at this present. adv. Now, i. e., about this time, just now, within a short time past or future. Here; hereabouts; near by; not far off; ua holo aenei, he has just now sailed; ua olelo aenei, he has lately spoken; ua make aenei no ke alii, the king died a short time ago; ua hele aenei no kahi i noho ai, he is gone a little ways to his place of residence.

aenei  s. Bread-fruit. see aainei.

aeʻo₁  n. stilts.

aeo.jpgborder=0aeʻo₂  n. Hawaiian stilt bird (Himantopus mexicanus knudseni), an endemic subspecies of stilt, formerly common on the main Hawaiian Islands, endangered. also kukuluaeʻo. BIR

aeʻo₃  n. same as kīholo₁, wood fishhook. Kauaʻi FIS

ʻae o hope  n. train of a dress (origin uncertain). (Kam. 76:99)

ʻaeʻoia  vi. to be well supplied with comforts and necessities. [Ka noho ʻana me ka lako ma nā mea a pau e pono ai ka noho ʻana me ka ʻoluʻolu,]

he nohona ʻaeʻoiaa well-supplied way of life

Ua ʻaeʻoia aʻela ka ʻohana.The family has all it needs.

ʻaeokahaloa [ʻae·o·kaha·loa]  n. a kind of fine tapa, used in kuni and other ceremonies, as for divining with pebbles. also kahaloa, pālauanahu. TAP

aeokahaloa  s. A kind of kapa made of wauke, and colored with charcoal, kuina aeokahaloa.

aeʻolele [aeʻo·lele]  n. pogo stick. lit., stilt (for) jumping. SPO

ʻae omowaho [ʻae omo·waho]  n. solvent front, i.e. the leading edge of a moving solvent as in a developing chromatogram. lit., adsorbing edge. cf. ʻae kai. SCI

ʻae one  n. sandy beach. [Ke kahakai one.]

ʻaʻe palena  vt. to go out of bounds, in sports. lit., trespass (a) boundary. SPO

aeselona  s. Heb Name of an unclean bird, so translated in Kanl. 14:13.

ʻaeselona [ʻaese·lona]  n. falcon, vulture. var. spelling of ʻaekelona; BIR

ʻāeto  see ʻāeko poʻo hina, bald eagle BIR

aeto  s. Gr An eagle. Puk. 19:4; Hoik. 12:14.

aeto₁  n. eagle. var. spelling of ʻaeko₁; Gr. aetos. BIR

aeto₂  n. alto. var. spelling of ʻaeko₂;. see ʻaleko, alto Eng. MUS

āewa₁ [ā·ewa]  vi.
  • thin, tall spindly;
  • to weave to and fro, as seaweed;
  • to sway, as a branch or sea eddy.
. cf. ewa, māewa. [PPn *ʻaʻewa, walk about: *(q)aqewa]SWD BAN

ulu maikaʻi a āewa hua ʻolegrowing well but spindly and fruitless [of bananas] (Kep. 159)

āewa₂ [ā·ewa]  vi. possessing a family or lineage. cf. ēwe₁.

Hānau ka huelo māewa, he āewa kona.Born [those of] tail-end [junior] rank, they have their lineage. (KL. line 525)

aa    ab    ac    ad    ae    af    ag    ah    ai    ak    al    am    an    ao    ap    ar    as    at    au    av    aw    az       -top-


afek    afer    

ʻAfekanisana [ʻafe·kani·sana]  n. Afghanistan; Afghan, Afghani. also ʻApekanikana. Eng. G

Aferika  var. spelling of ʻApelika, Africa... G

ʻAferika [ʻafe·rika]  Africa; African. var. spelling of ʻApelika; G

ʻAferika Hema.South Africa; South African.

aa    ab    ac    ad    ae    af    ag    ah    ai    ak    al    am    an    ao    ap    ar    as    at    au    av    aw    az       -top-


agat    agen    agoz    

agata  n. agate. var. spelling of ʻakaka₂; Eng.

agata  s. Eng An agate; a precious stone. Ezek. 27:16.

agate  var. spelling of ʻakake, agate...

agati  n. agate. var. spelling of ʻakaki; Eng.

agati  s. Eng Name of a precious stone; an agate. Puk. 28:19. see above.

agena  var. spelling of ʻākena₁, agent...

agoza  n. a nut. var. spelling of ʻakoka;

agoza  s. Heb A nut. Mel. Sol. 6:11.

aa    ab    ac    ad    ae    af    ag    ah    ai    ak    al    am    an    ao    ap    ar    as    at    au    av    aw    az       -top-


aha    ahaa    ahae    ahah    ahai    ahak    ahal    aham    ahan    ahao    ahap    ahau    ahaw    ahe    ahea    ahek    ahel    ahew    ahi    ahia    ahie    ahih    ahik    ahil    ahim    ahin    ahio    ahip    ahiu    ahiw    aho    ahoe    ahoh    ahok    ahol    ahon    ahoo    ahop    ahu    ahua    ahue    ahuh    ahui    ahuk    ahul    ahum    ahun    ahuo    ahup    ahuu    ahuw    

aha  inter. Why? What? For what reason? To do what? To ask what? (aha frequently follows he and is often written heaha.) (Gram. 4.6, 8.5)   bc [(AN) PPn *hafa, what]

Aha maila ke kahuna, "He mea aha?".The priest asked, “What's that?”. (Kep. 21)

E aha ana lāua nie?What are the two doing here? (FS 231)

E aha ana ʻoe?What are you doing?

E aha ʻia ana?What is being done?

E hele ana ʻoe i ke aha?Why are you going?

E kamaʻilio ā e aha?What's the use of talking?

He aha?What kind of? For what purpose?

He aha ia mea?What of it? [frequently spoken with an outward gesture of the right hand with palm upwards].

He aha ihola ʻo ka ua ia.For no reason it's raining.

He aha ihola .No one knows why, for no apparent reason.

He aha kāna?What has he got there? What does he have to say about it? What business is it of his? [sarcastic].

He aha kēlā?What is that?

He aha?What is it? What?

He hale aha kēlā?What kind of a house is that? What is it used for?

He mea aha?What's it used for? [annoyance] Why?

I aha ai ka hele ʻana?Why go? (pronounced iahai).

I aha ʻia ke kaʻa?What happened to the car?

I ke aha?Why? What for?

No ke aha?Why?

O aha?Lest what? What will happen then?

O ahaʻina?Lest what happen? (contraction of o aha ʻia ana)

aha  inter. pron Declinable with the definite article; indeclinable with the indefinite. Gram. § 159. Heaha, what? often united with the article; why? for what reason? Hal. 68:16. No keaha? i keaha? It is also used as an interrogative adverb, why? v. To what; to do, &c.; e aha ana oia? what shall he do? Of course it is used only in the interrogative. Ioh. 20:21.

āhā [ā·]  interj. aha (exclamation of surprise).

Āhā, loaʻa pono ke kolohe!Ah, the culprit is caught redhanded!

aha  An interjection of surprise, wonder, &c. Ua heluhelu lakou, aha; ua loaa lakou e moe ana, aha.



see below...

  ʻaha ʻula - council of chiefs. lit., regal meeting.
  ʻaha₁ - meeting, assembly, gathering, convention, court, party. Many types of ʻaha ....
      ʻaha ʻāpana - district court.
      ʻAha Aupuni Hui Pū ʻia - United Nations (UN). lit., conference of unified nations.
      ʻaha ʻelele - convention of delegates; name for American presidential conventions.
      ʻaha hīmeni - song festival, concert.
      ʻaha hōʻike makahiki - annual meeting of Sunday Schools, as of Congregationalists.
      ʻaha hoʻokō - executive council.
      ʻaha hoʻokō kauoha - probate court.
      ʻaha hoʻokolokolo - general name for court assembly. Names of several types of courts are listed below.
      ʻaha hoʻokolokolo ʻāpana - district court.
      ʻaha hoʻokolokolo hoʻomalu - police court.
      ʻaha hoʻokolokolo kaʻapuni - circuit court.
      ʻaha hoʻokolokolo kākau - old name for ʻaha kākau, court of records.
      ʻAha Hoʻokolokolo Kiʻekiʻe - Supreme Court.
      ʻaha hoʻokolokolo koa - military court, court martial.
      ʻaha hoʻokolokolo koʻikoʻi - superior court.
      ʻaha hoʻokolokolo malalo iho - lower court.
      ʻaha hoʻokuʻikahi - convention, i.e. an assembly of people who meet for a common purpose, in politics. ....
      ʻaha hoʻolohe - hearing, i.e. a time for presenting official testimony or argument. lit., ....
      ʻaha hoʻomalu - administrative body, assembly.
      ʻAha Hoʻomalu Lawaiʻa o ka Pākī pika Komohana - Western Pacific Fishery Management Council.
      ʻaha hoʻonā ʻāina - land court. lit., court (for) settling land claims.
      ʻaha hoʻoponopono i ka nohona - court of domestic relations.
      ʻaha hoʻoponopono waiwai hoʻoilina - probate court. Lit., court settling inheritance property.
      ʻaha hulahula₁ - assembly for ballroom dancing; a ball.
      ʻaha hulahula₂ - ancient assembly for the hulahula religious ceremony.
      ʻaha iki - small gathering for private conversation; small or secret council, as called in an ....
      ʻaha inu - drinking party, as:
      ʻaha kaʻapuni - Circuit court.
      ʻaha kākau - court of records.
      ʻaha kapu₁ - a sacred assembly.
      ʻaha kau kānāwai - session of the legislature.
      ʻaha kaulike - an 1854 name for the highest court.
      ʻaha kauoha - probate court.
      ʻaha kenekoa - senate.
      ʻAha Kiʻekiʻe - Supreme Court.
      ʻaha kiule kiʻekiʻe - grand jury.
      ʻAha Koʻikoʻi - lit., powerful court.
      ʻaha koi pohō ʻuʻuku - small-claims court, small-debts court. lit., court (to) sue for small claims ....
      ʻaha kuhina - cabinet, assembly of ministers.
      ʻaha kuhina - cabinet, a council that advises a president, sovereign, etc.
      ʻaha kūkā - council meeting, discussion meeting, advisory council, conference.
      ʻaha kūkā - conference.
      ʻaha kūkā malū - privy council, secret deliberative meeting.
      ʻaha kūkā poʻo aupuni - summit, i.e. a conference of highest-level officials, as heads of government. ....
      ʻaha lunakahiko - Presbytery, meeting of elders.
      ʻaha lunakānāwai - judiciary session, meeting of judges.
      ʻaha maha - place or assembly for practice of athletic games, as sham fights. lit., assembly for ....
      ʻaha mele - concert, song concert, song festival.
      ʻaha mokupuni - island conference, with representative from a single island, especially of ....
      ʻaha nīele - inquisition, inquest.
      ʻaha ninaninau - court of inquiry.
      ʻaha ʻōlelo lāhui - var. spelling of ʻahaʻōlelo lāhui, Congress of the United States; national assembly.
      ʻaha o nā lunakānāwai ʻāpana - District court.
      ʻaha paeʻāina - convention of delegates from all the islands, especially as held by the Hawaiian ....
      ʻaha pane hoʻopiʻi - arraignment, i.e. a court hearing in which a defendant is formally charged with a ....
      ʻaha pule - congregation, prayer assembly.
      ʻaha ʻuao - board of arbitration.
      ʻaha ʻuwao - var. spelling of ʻaha ʻuao, Board of arbitration...
      ʻaha ʻuwao - board of arbitration.
  ʻaha₂ - sennit; cord braided of coconut husk, human hair, intestines of animals; ....
      ʻaha hāwele - cord support for gourd water bottles.
      ʻaha hele honua - ceremonial measuring of the dimensions of a mana house within a place of ....
      ʻaha kapu₂ - sacred sennit cord belonging to a high chief and kept on a high place before his ....
          kama ʻaha - to tie sennit, to bind securely, to form a loop to support a netted calabash; the ....
          maka ʻaha - sennit mesh; fairly fine mesh.
          pā uea maka ʻaha - chicken-wire fence. lit., sennit-mesh wire fence.
          pā uwea maka ʻaha - var. spelling of pā uea maka ʻaha, chicken-wire fence...
          pila ʻaha - string musical instrument.
          pūpū maka ʻaha - a marine shell (Rhinoclavis sinensis, Cerithium nesioticum). lit., sennit-mesh shell.
  ʻaha₃ - a prayer or service whose efficacy depended on recitation under taboo and without ....
      ʻaha limalima - see limalima, prayer in which the priest gestured with his hands...
  ʻaha₄ - millepede, so called because it coils itself up like a string.
  ʻaha₅ - any of the needlefishes of the family Belonidae. The young are called ....
  ʻaha₆ - design supposed to resemble the continuing track of a duck, carved on tapa beaters.

ʻaha₁  n. meeting, assembly, gathering, convention, court, party. Many types of ʻaha are listed below. bc LAW

ʻaha  n. council. GOV

ʻaha kalanacounty council

aha  s. A company or assembly of people for any purpose. Puk. 35:1. Often compounded with some qualifying word; as, ahaaina, ahaolelo, ahakanaka, ahahookolokolo, ahamokomoko, &c. see these compounds, which are sometimes written in one word, and sometimes divided. Ahaakohipa. a company for shearing sheep. 2 Sam. 13:23.

ʻaha₂  nvi.
  • sennit;
  • cord braided of coconut husk, human hair, intestines of animals;
  • string for a musical instrument;
  • to stretch the ʻaha cord for the outline of a house so that the posts may be properly placed;
  • measurement of an edge or border.
bc [(MP) PPn *kafa, sennit] [He kaula a mea milo ʻē aʻe i hana ʻia i ka nui o ka manawa me ka pulu niu.]₁₄CN NET MUS

E kiʻi i ke kaula e ʻaha ai.Get a cord to stake out the house with.

hōʻahato make or braid ʻaha; to tie up a calabash

Ua like ʻaha.The sides are of equal length [as of a rectangle].

aha  s. A cord braided from the husk of the cocoanut. A cord braided from human hair. Strings made from the intestines of animals; ka naau i mea aha moa, the intestines for strings to tie fowls with; he aha, pulu niu; he aha waa a me ka aha hoa waa, a cord for tying and strengthening a canoe in a storm; he aha palaoa, he lauoho i hili nilo ia. v. To stretch the cord by which the first posts of a house were put down or set straight; e kii i ke kaula e aha ai, fetch the rope to make straight with. fig. Aha, oia ka ana a me ka aha pololei no ke anpuni, aha, that is, to measure and direct straightly the government. s. Used in the expressions, ua like na aha, the sides are equal; aha like, meaning side—measure perhaps.

ʻaha₃  n. a prayer or service whose efficacy depended on recitation under taboo and without interruption. The priest was said to carry a cord (ʻaha). (Malo 180–1) bc

Loaʻa kākou ʻaha.Our prayer is rendered successfully.

Ua kaʻi ka ʻaha.The prayer is rendered.

Ua lilo ka ʻaha, ā laila pule hou.The prayer has not been successfully given, so pray again.

aha  s. Name of a certain prayer connected with a kapu; ina walaau ke kanaka i ka aha, make no ia, if a man should make a noise during the prayer, he would die, i. e., he would be guilty of an offense for which he would forfeit his life. The name originated in the fact that cocoanut fibre (see aha, below) is very strong when braided into strings; so this prayer, with its rigid kapus, was supposed to be very efficacious in holding the kingdom together in times of danger. The success or answer of a prayer, or such a proper performance of prayer as to insure success; loaa ka kakou aha, we have received our prayer, i. e., the answer; ua lilo ka aha, alaila, e pule hou, the prayer is lost, (of no avail,) then pray again.

ʻaha₄  n. millepede, so called because it coils itself up like a string. bc INS

aha  s. The earwig.

ʻaha₅  n. any of the needlefishes of the family Belonidae. The young are called ʻahaʻaha. Varieties are qualified by the terms holowī, mele, and uliuli. bc [(FJ) PPn *kafa, diamond-scaled mullet (Mugil vaigiensis)]FIS

aha  The name of a species of long fish swimming near the surface of the water.

ʻaha₆  n. design supposed to resemble the continuing track of a duck, carved on tapa beaters. also ʻahaana, kapuaʻikoloa. bc TAP

ʻahā  num. four (usually in counting in series): four times. bc MTH


aha  num. adj see ha. Four; the number four; also eha.

aha  s. Name of a small piece of wood, around which was wound a piece of kapa, and held in the hand of the priest while offering sacrifices; Name of a kind of kapa made on Molokai.

ahaaha  vi. to pant, to breathe hard with heat, as a dog. cf. , breath.

ʻahaʻaha₁  n. cordage. NET

ʻahaʻaha₂  vi. to sit with back stiff and upright, arms akimbo, head up, as with haughty air of superiority; to sit cross-legged; to stand with hands on hips (considered rude and overbearing). [PPn *kafa, strong, great] [Ka noho ʻana ma ke ʻano he luna, a i ʻole me ke ʻano he haʻakei.]₁₇

He aha hoʻi ia nei e ʻahaʻaha mai nei?What's he standing here haughtily with hands on hips for?

hōʻahaʻahato sit or stand thus

ahaaha  v. To go or walk in a mincing or irregular manner. Hooahaaha, hele hooahaaha, hele hoohaha. adv. Sitting squarely; uprightly, &c.

ʻahaʻaha₃  n. young of the ʻaha, a fish. FIS


feast, dinner party, banquet; to feast, lit., meal gathering. Many types of ....

see below...

  ʻAhaʻaina a ka Haku - Holy Communion, Lord's Supper; feast of the Lord.
  ʻAhaʻaina Berena - var. spelling of ʻAhaʻaina Pelena, Holy Communion...
  ʻahaʻaina hebedoma - Feast of weeks.
  ʻahaʻaina hebedoma - var. spelling of ʻahaʻaina hepekoma, Feast of weeks...
  ʻahaʻaina hepekoma - Feast of weeks.
  ʻahaʻaina hoʻolaʻa - feast of consecration or dedication, as of a house, church, canoe, or fish net.
  ʻahaʻaina hoʻolilo - feast of dedication.
  ʻahaʻaina hoʻomanaʻo - commemorative or anniversary feast.
  ʻahaʻaina kahe - feast given at the time of a boy's subincision. Called in Christian times ....
  ʻahaʻaina kahukahu - feast given at the completion of a student's first work (as mat, quilt, tapa, ....
  ʻahaʻaina kala hala - feast given to ask pardon of the gods. lit., feast to forgive sins.
  ʻAhaʻaina Kauhalelewa - Feast of Tabernacles. (Bib.)
  ʻahaʻaina komo - initiation feast.
  ʻahaʻaina laulima - feast held after completion of a joint project or cooperative undertaking, ....
  ʻahaʻaina lima luhi - similar to ʻahaʻaina maka luhi, feast given to honor those who prepared the feast and served...
  ʻahaʻaina maka luhi - feast given to honor those who prepared the feast and served, the workers being ....
  ʻahaʻaina make - funeral feast, intended to comfort the mourners.
  ʻahaʻaina male - wedding feast or reception.
  ʻahaʻaina mare - var. spelling of ʻahaʻaina male, wedding feast or reception...
  ʻahaʻaina māwaewae - feast given shortly after the birth of the first child, intended to clear the way ....
  ʻAhaʻaina Mōliaola - Feast of the Passover. (Bib.)
  ʻAhaʻaina Pelena - Holy Communion. lit., feast of bread.
  ʻahaʻaina piha makahiki - feast on the first birthday of a child, or to celebrate any anniversary. lit., feast ....
  ʻahaʻaina pī wai - feast given principally to break the monotony of country life; those instigating the ....
  ʻahaʻaina puka - graduation feast.
  ʻahaʻaina ʻūniki - graduation feast, as for hula dancing or lua fighting.
  ʻahaʻaina waimaka - feast of tears, held on the first anniversary of a death, a happy occasion, as the ....
      hale ʻahaʻaina - restaurant.
      luna ʻahaʻaina - toastmaster, director of a feast.

ʻahaʻaina  nvi. feast, dinner party, banquet; to feast, lit., meal gathering. Many types of ʻahaʻaina are listed below. bc

hōʻahaʻainato feast, give a feast

ʻahaʻaina [ʻaha·ʻaina]  n. banquet. FOO

ʻahaʻaina hoʻokipawelcome banquet

ʻahaʻaina paninaclosing banquet

ahaaina  s. Aha, a company, and aina, eating. A company for eating. A feast for pleasure or enjoyment; ahaaina olioli, a joyful feast. A feast as a celebration of a past event. Puk. 12:14. Ahaaina is often qualified by the following word; as, ahaaina hebedoma, a feast of weeks. Puk. 34:22. Ahaaina kauhale lewa, feast of tabernacles. Oihk. 23:34. Ahaaina laa, a solemn feast. Nah.15:3. Ahaaina moliaola, feast of the passover. 2 Oihl. 35:18. The food for the company in such cases. Ahaaina awakea, a dinner; ahaaina ahiahi, a supper. v. Aha, company, and aina, to eat. To collect together for eating. To eat together; to feast; to partake of a banquet; to hold a feast. Puk. 5:1.

ʻAhaʻaina a ka Haku, ʻAhaʻāina a ka haku  n. Holy Communion, Lord's Supper; feast of the Lord.

ʻAhaʻāina a ka haku  n. var. spelling of ʻAhaʻaina a ka Haku, Holy Communion, Lord's Supper; feast of the Lord. AltSpel

ʻAhaʻaina Berena  var. spelling of ʻAhaʻaina Pelena, Holy Communion...

ʻahaʻaina hebedoma [ʻahaʻaina hebe·doma]  n. Feast of weeks. var. spelling of ʻahaʻaina hepekoma; (Puk. 34.22)

ʻahaʻaina hebedoma  var. spelling of ʻahaʻaina hepekoma, Feast of weeks...

ʻahaʻaina hepekoma, ʻahaʻaina hebedoma [ʻahaʻaina hepe·koma]  n. Feast of weeks. (Puk. 34.22)

ʻahaʻaina hoʻolaʻa [ʻahaʻaina hoʻo·laʻa]  n. feast of consecration or dedication, as of a house, church, canoe, or fish net. CAN NET

ʻahaʻaina hoʻolilo [ʻahaʻaina hoʻo·lilo]  n. feast of dedication. (Ioane 10.22)

ʻahaʻaina hoʻomanaʻo [ʻahaʻaina hoʻo·manaʻo]  n. commemorative or anniversary feast.

ʻahaʻaina kahe  n. feast given at the time of a boy's subincision. Called in Christian times ʻahaʻaina ʻoki poepoe.

ʻahaʻaina kahukahu [ʻahaʻaina kahu·kahu]  n. feast given at the completion of a student's first work (as mat, quilt, tapa, net), or of a child's first fish catch; one purpose was to ask the gods to grant greater knowledge and skill to the craftsman. lit., feast to care for. cf. kahukahu. FIS TAP NET

ʻahaʻaina kala hala  n. feast given to ask pardon of the gods. lit., feast to forgive sins.

ʻAhaʻaina Kauhalelewa [ʻahaʻaina kau·hale·lewa]  n. Feast of Tabernacles. (Bib.)

ʻahaʻaina komo  n. initiation feast.

ʻahaʻaina laulima [ʻahaʻaina lau·lima]  n. feast held after completion of a joint project or cooperative undertaking, especially harvest.

ʻahaʻaina lima luhi  similar to ʻahaʻaina maka luhi, feast given to honor those who prepared the feast and served...

ʻahaʻaina maka luhi  n. feast given to honor those who prepared the feast and served, the workers being served by those who had celebrated before; also a feast to celebrate completion of a particularly laborious project. lit., feast for tired persons.

ʻahaʻaina make  S  n. funeral feast, intended to comfort the mourners.

ʻahaʻaina male, ʻahaʻaina mare  n. wedding feast or reception.

ʻahaʻaina mare  var. spelling of ʻahaʻaina male, wedding feast or reception...

ʻahaʻaina māwaewae [ʻahaʻaina ·wae·wae]  n. feast given shortly after the birth of the first child, intended to clear the way (māwaewae) of misfortune for that child and for all others to follow.

ʻAhaʻaina Mōliaola [ʻahaʻaina ·lia·ola]  n. Feast of the Passover. (Bib.)

ʻAhaʻaina Pelena, ʻAhaʻaina Berena  n. Holy Communion. lit., feast of bread.

ʻahaʻaina piha makahiki [ʻahaʻaina piha maka·hiki]  n. feast on the first birthday of a child, or to celebrate any anniversary. lit., feast for completion of the year.

ʻahaʻaina pī wai  n. feast given principally to break the monotony of country life; those instigating the feast would sprinkle (pī wai) their friends with a little water; those sprinkled brought food to the feast or, later, gifts of coins.

ʻahaʻaina puka  n. graduation feast.

ʻahaʻaina puka kulagraduation lūʻau (NKE)

ʻahaʻaina ʻūniki [ʻahaʻaina ʻū·niki]  n. graduation feast, as for hula dancing or lua fighting. HUL LUA

ʻahaʻaina waimaka [ʻahaʻaina wai·maka]  n. feast of tears, held on the first anniversary of a death, a happy occasion, as the death by this time has been accepted by the family. (Nānā 138)

ʻahaana  n. design said to resemble duck tracks, carved on tapa beaters. also ʻaha, kapuaʻikoloa. TAP

ʻaha ʻāpana [ʻaha ʻā·pana]  n. district court. LAW

ʻAha Aupuni Hui ʻia [ʻaha au·puni hui ʻia]  n. United Nations (UN). lit., conference of unified nations. GOV

ʻaha ʻelele  n. convention of delegates; name for American presidential conventions.

ahāhā [ahā·]  var. of ahahana, syllables repeated in chants, usually at ends of verses... (FS 13)

ahaha  v. see ha, to breathe. To pant; to breathe hard on account of heat, as a hog or a dog from a chase; ua ahaha ka ilio i ka wela, a i ka maloeloe i ka loa, the dog panted hard from heat and from long weariness.

ahahana₁ [aha·hana]  interj. syllables repeated in chants, usually at ends of verses, similar to ēhē; also ahana and ahana kōkō lele, both meaningless. MUS

ʻĀ ʻoia a e lilo ana ʻoe iaʻu, ahahana!That’s right, I am going to win you, oh, oh! (song, "ʻĀ ʻOia" written by John Kameaaloha Almeida)

ʻUhene ahahana kaʻu lei, naʻu ia.Oh joy, oh boy, she's my darling.

ahahana₂ [aha·hana]  interj., v. a taunting singsong teasing phrase, used especially by children, meaning "Oh! Oh! Aha! Shame on you! You are going to catch it!"; as a verb, to tease. see ahahana₁.

Mai ahahana ʻoe i kou pōkiʻi.Don't tease your young brother.

ʻaha hāwele [ʻaha ·wele]  n. cord support for gourd water bottles.

ʻaha hele honua  n. ceremonial measuring of the dimensions of a mana house within a place of worship; a priest carried a line to the four corner posts of the mana, and the chief sacrificed a pig; name of the line. (Malo 166–7)

ʻaha hīmeni [ʻaha ·meni]  n. song festival, concert. MUS

ʻaha hōʻike makahiki [ʻaha hōʻike maka·hiki]  n. annual meeting of Sunday Schools, as of Congregationalists.

ʻaha hoʻokō [ʻaha hoʻo·]  n. executive council.

ʻaha hoʻokō kauoha [ʻaha hoʻo· kau·oha]  n. probate court. LAW

ʻaha hoʻokolokolo [ʻaha hoʻo·kolo·kolo]  n. general name for court assembly. Names of several types of courts are listed below. LAW

māhele ʻaha hoʻokolokolojudicial branch, of a government

ʻaha hoʻokolokolo ʻāpana [ʻaha hoʻo·kolo·kolo ʻā·pana]  n. district court. LAW

ʻaha hoʻokolokolo hoʻomalu [ʻaha hoʻo·kolo·kolo hoʻo·malu]  n. police court. LAW

ʻaha hoʻokolokolo kaʻapuni [ʻaha hoʻo·kolo·kolo kaʻa·puni]  n. circuit court. LAW

ʻaha hoʻokolokolo kākau [ʻaha hoʻo·kolo·kolo ·kau]  n. old name for ʻaha kākau, court of records. LAW

ʻAha Hoʻokolokolo Kiʻekiʻe [ʻaha hoʻo·kolo·kolo kiʻe·kiʻe]  n. Supreme Court.

ʻaha hoʻokolokolo koa [ʻaha hoʻo·kolo·kolo koa]  n. military court, court martial. WAR LAW

ʻaha hoʻokolokolo koʻikoʻi [ʻaha hoʻo·kolo·kolo koʻi·koʻi]  n. superior court. LAW

ʻaha hoʻokolokolo malalo iho [ʻaha hoʻo·kolo·kolo malalo iho]  n. lower court. LAW

ʻaha hoʻokuʻikahi [ʻaha hoʻo·kuʻi·kahi]  n. convention, i.e. an assembly of people who meet for a common purpose, in politics. lit., convention (for) unifying. SOC

ʻaha hoʻolohe [ʻaha hoʻo·lohe]  n. hearing, i.e. a time for presenting official testimony or argument. lit., gathering (for) listening. also hālāwai hoʻolohe, hearing... LAW

E mālama ʻia ana kekahi ʻaha hoʻolohe e pili ana i kuleana wai o ka ʻaoʻao Koʻolau o Oʻahu i Kāneʻohe i kēia ahiahi.A hearing will be held regarding water rights on the windward side of Oʻahu in Kāneʻohe this evening.

ʻaha hoʻomalu [ʻaha hoʻo·malu]  n. administrative body, assembly.

ʻAha Hoʻomalu Lawaiʻa o ka Pākī pika Komohana [ʻaha hoʻo·malu lawaiʻa o ka · pika komo·hana]  n. Western Pacific Fishery Management Council. GOV

ʻaha hoʻonā ʻāina [ʻaha hoʻo· ʻāina]  n. land court. lit., court (for) settling land claims. LAW

ʻaha hoʻoponopono i ka nohona [ʻaha hoʻo·pono·pono i ka nohona]  n. court of domestic relations. LAW

ʻaha hoʻoponopono waiwai hoʻoilina [ʻaha hoʻo·pono·pono wai·wai hoʻo·ilina]  n. probate court. Lit., court settling inheritance property. LAW

ʻahahui [ʻaha·hui]  n. society, club, association, organization, company, convention. Various types are listed below.

ʻAhahui ʻEuanelio Pae ʻĀina [ʻaha·hui ʻeu·ane·lio pae ʻāina]  n. a term used in 1911 for evangelical conference of all the islands.

ʻAhahui Hōʻikaika Kalikiano [ʻaha·hui hōʻikaika kaliki·ano]  n. Christian Endeavor Society.

ʻahahui hoʻole wai ʻona [ʻaha·hui hoʻole wai ʻona]  n. Temperance union. Lit., society forbidding intoxicating liquor.

ʻahahui ʻimi naʻauao [ʻaha·hui ʻimi naʻau·ao]  n. academy, learned society.

ʻAhahui Kanu Kō Hawaiʻi [ʻaha·hui kanu hawaiʻi]  n. Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association.

ʻAhahui kūʻē i ka hoʻomāinoino  Humane Society. (EH)

ʻahahui kula Kāpaki, ʻahahui kula Sabati [ʻaha·hui kula ·paki]  n. Sunday School association.

ʻahahui kula Sabati  var. spelling of ʻahahui kula Kāpaki, Sunday School association...

ʻAhahui Makaʻala Holoholona [ʻaha·hui maka ·ʻala holo·holona]  n. Humane Society. lit., society (which) attends to animals. GOV ANI

ʻahahui malū [ʻaha·hui malū]  n. secret society.

ʻAhahui Māmakakaua [ʻaha·hui māmaka·kaua]  n. Sons and Daughters of Hawaiian Warriors. Lit., warriors' society.

ʻAhahui Moʻolelo Hawaiʻi [ʻaha·hui moʻo·lelo hawaiʻi]  n. Hawaiian Historical Society.

ʻahahuina₁ [ʻaha·huina]  n. corporation, association.

ʻahahuina [ʻaha·huina]  n. corporation, i.e. a business that is separate from the people who own it and acts legally as a single entity. ECO LAW

ʻAhahuina₂ [ʻaha·huina]  vs. congregational. (rare.

ʻAhahui ʻōpiopio ʻimi pono o karisto  Young People's Christian Endeavor Society. (EH)

ʻahahui paio  debating club. (EH)

ʻAhahui Wāhine Kalikiano Hōʻole Wai ʻOna [ʻaha·hui ·hine kaliki·ano hōʻole wai ʻona]  n. Women's Christian Temperance Union.

ʻaha hulahula₁ [ʻaha hula·hula]  n. assembly for ballroom dancing; a ball.

ʻaha hulahula₂ [ʻaha hula·hula]  n. ancient assembly for the hulahula religious ceremony.

ʻahahuluhulu [ʻaha·hulu·hulu]  n. bristle worm, a hairy sea creature (Eurythoe complanata). FIS

ʻāhai [ʻā·hai]  n. commemorative wooden or stone pillar (probably short for ʻā hailona, symbolic stone). STO

ahai  s. The name of a pillar, wood or stone, which a chief sets up in memory of some great exploit. The exploit itself is a pao (arch.) Alaila, kau ka ahai maluna iho o na pao.

ʻāhaʻi₁ [ʻā·haʻi]  vt.
  • to carry off,
  • chase,
  • rout;
  • to flee, run away.
[PPn *kaa-faki, carry something away] [Ka lawe ʻana aku me ka heʻe ʻana aku nō hoʻi. Ka lawe ʻana i kekahi mea me ka ikaika. Ka holo ʻana ma kekahi ala ʻokoʻa mai ke ala hele mua ʻia. 1. lawe a holo e like me ka hana a ka iʻa ke paʻa i ka makau, a i ʻole, ke hemo ka maunu iā ia. 2. holo no kahi ʻē no ka pakele ʻana, e like hoʻi me ka iʻa e lawe i ka maunu. Lawe lilo i kekahi mea; ka holo aku a ka iʻa e pakele, ke ʻike i ka ʻupena a ke paʻa i ka makau.],,,₁₄,₁₉

Ka ʻāhaʻi ʻana i poʻe haʻihaʻi kānāwai.The pursuit of lawbreakers.

ahai  v. To take away; to carry off; to bear away. Laieik.18. Hence, To flee; to be routed, as men in battle. To flee from fear; to forsake the care of; ua ahai na makua i na keiki, aole hoihoi hou mai i ke kula, the parents took no care of the children, and did not send them back to school. adj. Breaking off and carrying away; ka manu ahai kanu awa e, the bird clipping the twig of a tree and planting it elsewhere; poetical.

ʻāhaʻi₂ [ʻā·haʻi]  n. halfback, in football. SPO

ahai  To arrive, as a set day or proper time for doing a thing; ahai ia ka la e hakaka ai.

ʻāhaʻihaʻi [ʻā·haʻi·haʻi]  redup. of ʻāhaʻi₁, to carry off, chase... BIR PLA KAV

Na ka manu ʻāhaʻihaʻi, kanu lau ʻawa o uka.It was the birds who carried, planting kava leaf in the upland. (song)

ahaihai  adj. see above. Ka manu ahaihai kanu awa e, the bird breaking off the awa plants.

ʻāhaʻikapupuhi [ʻā·haʻi·kapu·puhi]  vi. to go with the wind, to disappear completely.

Ua ʻāhaʻikapupuhi mua akula ka ʻeuʻeu Koʻolau.Clever Koʻolau had completely vanished. (Kel. 55)

ʻaha iki  n. small gathering for private conversation; small or secret council, as called in an emergency.

ahaiki  s. Aha, assembly, and iki, small. A small party for private conversation; a small council or collection of people; a secret council respecting war or an emergency.

ʻahaʻilono  n.v. var. spelling of ʻāhaʻilono, reporter, messenger, bringer of news; in legends, the sole survivor of a disastrous defeat who reports the news; to tell news. AltSpel

ʻāhaʻilono, ʻahaʻilono [ʻā·haʻi·lono]  S  n.v.
  • reporter, messenger, bringer of news;
  • to tell news.
  • in legends, the sole survivor of a disastrous defeat who reports the news.
[Ka mea nāna e hoʻolaha aku ana i ka nūhou. He ʻelele nāna e haʻi aku i ka lono. Ke kanaka a mea like paha nāna e haʻi i ka nūhou; ma ke kaua ʻana, ʻo ia ka mea hoʻokahi e hoʻopakele ʻia ʻana ke ola i mea e haʻi ʻia aku ai kekahi ʻaoʻao no ka luku ʻia o ko lākou mau koa.],₁₂,₁₄

ahailono  s. see ahai. The person who alone survives or escapes after a battle, or a canoe out of a fleet, all others being taken or lost; pepehiia a pau, aohe ahailono. Laieik.104. see next page of Laieik. 105.

ahaʻina  short for aha ʻia ana. see aha.

ʻāhaʻina [ʻā·haʻina]  same as ʻāhaʻi, to carry off, chase, rout; to flee, run away...

ʻAhaʻino [ʻAha-ʻino]  placename. land divisions, gulch, and peak, Hālawa qd., south Molokaʻi. lit., unpleasant assembly.

ʻaha inu  n. drinking party, as:

ʻaha inu lamarum party

ʻaha inu wainawine-drinking party

ahainu  v. Aha, company, and inu, to drink. To partake at a drinking feast. Eset.7:1. adj. Relating to banqueting or to a drinking feast; a wine-drinking feast. Ier.51:39. Hale ahainu. Mel. Sol. 2:4.

ahainuawa  s. Aha and inu, to drink, and awa. An assembly for drinking awa; he ahainuawa no na kanaka kahu akua hoomanamana ia Nahienaena, an assembly for drinking awa by the protectors of the god worshipped by Nahienaena.

ahainurama  s. An assembly for drinking rum or any alcoholic drinks, formerly practiced by chiefs and people.

ahainuwaina  s. Aha, inu and waina. A wine feast; a feast for drinking wine. Eset. 7:7.

ʻāhaʻi ʻōlelo [ʻā·haʻi ʻō·lelo]  S  n.v. messenger; to carry word.

ʻaha kaʻapuni [ʻaha kaʻa·puni]  n. Circuit court. LAW

ʻaha kākau [ʻaha ·kau]  n. court of records. LAW

ahakanaka  s. Aha, assembly, and kanaka, men. A great company; a multitude; an assembly. Lunk. 20:2. Na kanaka lehulehu, paapu.

ʻaha kapu₁  n. a sacred assembly.

ʻaha kapu₂  n. sacred sennit cord belonging to a high chief and kept on a high place before his house; trespassers entering the house were killed if the cord remained in place, but if it fell down and the stranger stepped over it, this was a token of the stranger's high rank or kinship with the owner of the cord. Some chiefs had several such cords, each given a name, and some were used after the owner's death in making the kāʻai, container for his bones.

ʻaha kau kānāwai [ʻaha kau ··wai]  n. session of the legislature.

ʻaha kaulike [ʻaha kau·like]  n. an 1854 name for the highest court. LAW

ʻaha kauoha [ʻaha kau·oha]  n. probate court. LAW

ahakea.jpgborder=0ʻahakea₁ [ʻaha·kea]  n. native trees (species of Bobea) with small to medium-sized, oblong leaves; small greenish or white flowers; and small, purple-to-black juicy fruits. The wood is yellow and formerly was used for poi boards and canoe rims. [Pn(NP) *ʻafa-tea, tree sp. (Nauclea)]CAN TRE FLO POI

I ke aha hoʻi? I ka ʻahakea.Why then? The ʻahakea [a saucy, retort containing a pun on the word aha, what]. (ON 1199)

ahakea  s. Name of a species of yellowish wood used for rims of canoes. It is also used for making poi boards, canoe paddles, &c.

ʻahakea₂ [ʻaha·kea]  same as haokea, a taro. TAR

ʻahakea lau liʻi [ʻaha·kea lau liʻi]  n. a small-leafed ʻahakea (Bobea elatior var. brevipes).

ʻahakea lau nui [ʻaha·kea lau nui]  n. a large-leafted ʻahakea (Bobea elatior).

ʻaha kenekoa [ʻaha kene·koa]  n. senate.

ʻAha Kiʻekiʻe [ʻaha kiʻe·kiʻe]  n. Supreme Court.

ʻaha kiule kiʻekiʻe [ʻaha kiule kiʻe·kiʻe]  n. grand jury. LAW

ʻAha Koʻikoʻi [ʻaha koʻi·koʻi]  lit., powerful court. same as ʻAha Hoʻokolokolo Kiʻekiʻe; LAW

ʻaha koi pohō ʻuʻuku  n. small-claims court, small-debts court. lit., court (to) sue for small claims or damages. LAW

Ua hoʻopiʻi ʻia ka wahine i ka ʻaha koi pohō ʻuʻuku e hoʻonā ai i ka hihia o kini ʻōpala i hōʻino ʻia.The woman was taken to small-claims court to settle the case of the damaged trash cans.

ʻahakū [ʻaha·]  n. cord used for measuring, as in laying out a garden or house.

Hoʻomoe ʻia mai ka ʻahakū.Now lay down the measuring line.

ʻaha kuhina  n. cabinet, assembly of ministers.

ʻaha kuhina  n. cabinet, a council that advises a president, sovereign, etc. GOV

Ua hoʻokohu ʻia ʻo Keoki Kahaele i ka ʻaha kuhina no ka nui o kōna kākoʻo a kōkua i ka Pelekikena i kōna holo moho ʻana.Keoki Kahaele was appointed to the cabinet for his great support and help to the President in his campaign efforts.

ʻaha kūkā [ʻaha ·]  n. council meeting, discussion meeting, advisory council, conference.

ʻaha kūkā  n. conference. cf. hui. SOC

ʻaha kūkā malū [ʻaha · malū]  n. privy council, secret deliberative meeting.

ʻaha kūkā poʻo aupuni [ʻaha · poʻo au·puni]  n. summit, i.e. a conference of highest-level officials, as heads of government. lit., conference (of) government heads. GOV

ʻO ke poʻomanaʻo kūkā nui ma ka ʻaha kūkā poʻo aupuni, ʻo ia ka hoʻokele waiwai ʻana.The main topic of discussion at the summit was the economy.

ahalike  adj. Aha, four, and like, alike. Four sides alike or equal; a quadrangular; aoao ahalike. Puk. 28:16. Like na aoao, like ka loa me ka laula; four square. Ezek. 40:47.

ahalike  s. Name of the square bone in the wrist joint; he iwi ahalike maloko o ka pulima.

ʻaha limalima [ʻaha lima·lima]  see limalima, prayer in which the priest gestured with his hands...

ʻahalualike [ʻaha·lua·like]  n. rectangle. lit., two equal sides.

ahalualike  adj. Four sided, with two sides parallel. Anah. 43.

ʻaha lunakahiko [ʻaha luna·kahiko]  n. Presbytery, meeting of elders.

ʻaha lunakānāwai [ʻaha luna···wai]  n. judiciary session, meeting of judges. LAW

ahalunakanawai  s. A court room; a judgment hall. Luk. 22:60. Court; sanhedrim.

ʻaha maha  n. place or assembly for practice of athletic games, as sham fights. lit., assembly for relaxation. SPO

ahamaha  s. A feint; a show; a sham fight.

ahamaha  s. The part of the face in front of the ears; ma ka aoao elua, ma kela maha ma keia maha.

ʻahamaka₁ [ʻaha·maka]  n. hammock, as of tapa, fastened to the manuea, center support of a house; hammock in general. lit., sennit meshes. TAP

ahamaka  s. A kapa fastened at each end between two posts and swinging between; na kapa e kau ana ma ka manuea mai hope a mua, he moe lewa.

ʻahamaka₂ [ʻaha·maka]  n. cord with which edges of cracks in gourd bowls were sewn together in crisscross patterns suggestive of net mesh; the technique for such repair. NET

ʻahamaka₃ [ʻaha·maka]  n. strangling in lua fighting, as with green vines. LUA

ahamaka  A brave man skilled in a knowledge of the lua and of war.

ʻahamaka₄ [ʻaha·maka]  n. secret meeting of priests to pray for a chief.

ahamaka  s. An assembly for prayers.

ʻahamele [ʻaha·mele]  n. a yellow-spotted needlefish. FIS

ʻaha mele  n. concert, song concert, song festival. MUS

ʻahamoa₁ [ʻaha·moa]  n. an assembly watching a lua contest of the kind called hakakāamoa. SPO

ahamoa  s. Name of the assembly collected at a cock-fight; he ahamoa o ka naau o ke kanaka; ua kau ia i ahamoa.

ʻahamoa₂ [ʻaha·moa]  n. a cord made from the entrails of an enemy killed in a lua fight of the hakakāamoa type. LUA

ahamokomoko  s. Aha, meeting, and mokomoko, boxing. An assembly for boxing; a boxing match. Laieik. 21.

ʻaha mokupuni [ʻaha moku·puni]  n. island conference, with representative from a single island, especially of Congregationalists.

ahana  same as ahahana, syllables repeated in chants, usually at ends of verses...

ʻAhana  placename. street, Sheridan Tract, Honolulu, named for a Chinese merchant who lived there. (TM)

ʻaha nīele [ʻaha ·ele]  n. inquisition, inquest.

ʻaha nīele kumu makecoroner's inquest

ʻaha ninaninau [ʻaha nina·ninau]  n. court of inquiry. LAW

ʻahaniu [ʻaha·niu]  n. a native sedge (Machaerina mariscoides subsp. meyenii) with pointed, leathery leaves about 90 by 1.6 cm, mostly basal around a more or less zigzag spike, which bears light-brown scattered flower clusters. see also ʻuki, all species of Cladium and Machaerina. (Neal 89)PLA FLO

ʻahao [ʻa·hao]  probably similar to hao₃, to scoop, pick up, grasp, plunder, loot..., hao₄, to come with force, as wind or rain... (For. 6:472)

ʻahaʻōlelo [ʻahaʻō·lelo]  n.v. legislature, assembly, council meeting, congress; to hold such meetings; to serve in the legislature. bc LAW GOV

ʻāpana ʻahaʻōlelo lāhuicongressional district

kānāwai ʻahaʻōlelostatute, ie a law enacted by the legislative branch of a government

māhele ʻahaʻōlelolegislative branch, of a government

ahaolelo  s. Aha, a company, and olelo, to speak. A council; a body of chiefs assembled to regulate public affairs. A consultation. In modern times, a legislature; a body to consult and enact laws for the good of the kingdom. v. Aha, assembly, and olelo, to speak. To take council; to consult together to get the united wisdom of all present; ahaolelo iho la na 'lii, the chiefs held a consultation. 2 Oihl. 10:6. In modern times, to meet and consult, as the legislative bodies of Nobles and Representatives, to make and adopt laws for the nation,

ʻahaʻōlelo kau kānāwai [ʻahaʻō·lelo kau ··wai]  n. Legislature, lawmaking body. LAW

ʻaha ʻōlelo lāhui  n. var. spelling of ʻahaʻōlelo lāhui, Congress of the United States; national assembly. AltSpel

ʻahaʻōlelo lāhui, ʻaha ʻōlelo lāhui [ʻahaʻō·lelo ·hui]  n. Congress of the United States; national assembly.

ʻahaʻōlelo lunakahiko [ʻahaʻō·lelo luna·kahiko]  n. conference of elders.

ʻahaʻōlelo nui [ʻahaʻō·lelo nui]  n. Congress.

ʻaha o nā lunakānāwai ʻāpana [ʻaha o luna···wai ʻā·pana]  n. District court. LAW

ʻaha paeʻāina  n. convention of delegates from all the islands, especially as held by the Hawaiian Evangelical Association of Congregational Christian Churches.

ʻaha pane hoʻopiʻi [ʻaha pane hoʻo·piʻi]  n. arraignment, i.e. a court hearing in which a defendant is formally charged with a crime and enters a plea of guilty or not guilty. lit., court (for) answering accusation. see hoʻopiʻi kūʻē. LAW

Hoʻopiʻi paʻalula ʻia ke kanaka ma ka ʻaha pane hoʻopiʻi, a pane akula ʻo ia ʻaʻohe ōna i ka hewa.The man was formally charged in the arraignment wherein he entered a plea of not guilty.

ʻahapiʻi [ʻaha·piʻi]  n. a kind of tapa dyed with kukui bark and decorated with fine lines, for chiefs. TAP

ʻaha pule  n. congregation, prayer assembly.

ʻaha ʻuao, ʻaha ʻuwao  n. board of arbitration.

ʻahaʻula  n. var. spelling of ʻaha ʻula, council of chiefs. lit., regal meeting. AltSpel

ʻaha ʻula, ʻahaʻula  n. council of chiefs. lit., regal meeting. [ʻAhaʻula: he ʻano ʻaha kūkā na nā aliʻi.]₁₄

ʻaha ʻuwao  n. board of arbitration. var. spelling of ʻaha ʻuao;

ʻaha ʻuwao  var. spelling of ʻaha ʻuao, Board of arbitration...

ʻahawa  waterhead, beginning of a water-course; to overflow. (AP)

ahawa  v. To collect together, as water, to overflow a low place; ua ahua, ua ahawa.

ahe  nvi. breeze; to blow or breathe gently. waft; softly blowing. WIN

Ke ahe makani Puʻulena.The gently wafting Puʻulena breeze.

ahe  s. Anything light, gentle or soft, as a light breeze, ke ahe makani puulena. Laieik. 34. Ahe koolauwahine, he makani aheahe ka makani. s. A wind; a slight breeze.

ahē  vi., interj. var. spelling of āhē, to exclaim, to oh and ah; yes, so that's it, so, oh. AltSpel

āhē, ahē [ā·]  vi., interj. to exclaim, to oh and ah; yes, so that's it, so, oh.

Āhē, pēlā kou manaʻo, ʻeā?So that's your opinion, is it? [in indignation]

ʻOia ka malama a ka poʻe mahi ʻai e āhē ai i ka ulu maikaʻi a mea kanu.This is the month the farmers exclaim about the fine growth of the crops. (Kep. 91)

ahe  adv. Used, for ae, yes. Ae, oia no; ahe, he oiaio paha; yes, so it is; yes, it is perhaps true; ahe, kuhi au ua hala lakou, aole ka! ahe, pela kou manao ea?

ʻahē  nvi. a hacking cough; to cough. Also ʻehē. cf. ʻahēʻahē, ʻehēʻehē. ILL

ahe  s. A slight or hacking cough; he aheahe, he mai kunu.

ʻāhē₁  vs. timid, shy, wary.

ʻāhē₂  n. wild taro. Kauaʻi. Varieties are qualified by the colors keʻokeʻo and ʻulaʻula. Called ʻāweu on Hawaiʻi. TAR

āhea₁ [ā·hea]  pas/imp. of ahe, breeze, blow gently... bc WIN

Lohe lau āhea.Hearing of the many breezes [rumor].

āhea₂ [ā·hea]  S  inter. when (future). cf. ināhea, when? (past) (Gram. 11.1)   bc [PPn *ʻaa-fea, when (future interrogative)]

ahea  int. adv When; used only with reference to the future. Hal. 101:2. adv. Used only with the future; when? at what time? Ahea ka ina o ke keiki e ku imua; ahea ka inoa o ke alii; ahea no la nalo ka moe ke aahi la i ka pili o ka houpo.

ʻahea  same as ʻāheahea₂, a native shrub (Chenopodium oahuense) ... PLA

aheahe₁ [ahe·ahe]  soft, gentle in sound. redup. of ahe, breeze; to blow or breathe gently...; [Pn(NP) *afe, stir, as a light body in the wind]WIN

He kamumu o ke aheahe mālie.Rustle of the gentle breeze, sound of quiet whispers.

mai ka makani aheahe.The gentle wind blows.

aheahe [ahe·ahe]  n. gentle breeze; dust raised and small branches move, in meteorology. see makani. WIN

aheahe  s. see ahe. A light gentle breeze. A faint diminishing sound; he kamumu o ke aheahe malie, a sound of a still, small voice. 1 Nal. 19:12. Aheahe ka makani ma Pu; aheahe mai ke kaiaulu o Waianae.

aheahe₂ [ahe·ahe]  weak. BOD

Aheahe kahi ʻōpū i ka pōloli,.The stomach feels weak with hunger.

aheahe  v. To be hungry; he pololi; aheahe kahi opu i ka pololi.

ʻahēʻahē  redup. of ʻahē, cough... ILL

I ka manawa ʻahēʻahē, kau maila ka ʻahēʻahē make maluna o lāua.At the time of coughing, a deadly coughing seized upon the two of them.

aheahe  adj. A cough; a hacking cough; i ka manawa aheahe, ke kau aheahe make o Kahalaia ma laua o Humehume, in the time of coughing, there lighted a deadly cough upon Kahalaia and Humchume.

ʻāheahea₁ [ʻā·hea·hea]  vi. to wilt, as a plant; warm, insipid. PLA

aheahea  adj. Warm, as water by standing in the sun.

aheahea.jpgborder=0ʻāheahea₂ [ʻā·hea·hea]  n. a native shrub (Chenopodium oahuense) and an introduced weedy herb (C. album), both with narrow to triangular or rhomboidal, thickish leaves; flowers small, in panicles. Young plants, leaves, and plant tips are used for greens, wrapped in ti leaves and cooked on hot coals. Also ʻahea, ʻāhewahewa, alaweo; alaweo huna (Niʻihau), ʻāweoweo. (Neal 331)PLA FLO

ʻāheahea₃ [ʻā·hea·hea]  var. name for pakai₂, slender amaranth (Amaranthus viridis)...

ʻāheahea₄ [ʻā·hea·hea]  S   same as heahea, to call.

aheaka  s. A shade; shadow. see aka.

ahekolo  s. Ahe and kolo, to creep. A slight breeze; ahekolo ka makani, aheahe malie, a creeping, gentle wind. v. To creep; to crawl along; ke i ae la e ahekolo kana hele, he says he walks creeping along.

Ahekolo [Ahe-kolo]  placename. street, Pauoa, Honolulu. (TM) lit., creeping breeze.

ʻahele  {ʻa-₂ + hele₆} nvt. snare; to snare. also pahele. [Ka hoʻopaʻa ʻana i loko o ka puka lou o ke kaula.]₁₈CN CRA

ʻahele pulu niusnare of coconut fibers, as for ʻaʻama, a crab

ahele  s. A snare; used in a former translation for pahele. Ier. 18:22. A snare; same us pahele, but is more used.

ʻāhewa₁, āhewa, ʻahewa [ʻā·hewa]  {ʻā- + hewa₁} S  nvi.
  • to condemn, condemnation,
  • to blame, blame,
  • to censure, reproach,
  • to convict; conviction.

hoʻāhewato find guilty, blame, condemn, pronounce guilty, convict, curse (Gal. 3.13)

hoʻāhewa kumu ʻoleto bring false accusation

Mamuli o kona ʻāhewa ʻia ʻana ua hopu hou ʻia.After his conviction [he] was rearrested.

ahewa  v. A and hewa, wrong, sin. To plead against one. To condemn for a crime or fault. To cause to be under a curse. Lunk. 21:18. To condemn one. 2 Sam. 1:16. Hoo. Ua hooahewaia oia e make, he is condemned to die. s. Evil; condemnation. Ier. 29:11. A hanai aku ahewa ae ka waha loaa ka hale.

ʻāhewa₂ [ʻā·hewa]  S  vs. wall-eyed, cross-eyed (with maka). bc

ahewa  To turn off the eyes, as one cross-eyed.

ʻāhewa₃ [ʻā·hewa]  n. Oʻahu name for the mānā fern. bc FER

ʻāhewa₄ [ʻā·hewa]  a mimosa tree. (AP) bc TRE

ʻāhewahewa [ʻā·hewa·hewa]  same as ʻāheahea₂, a shrub. PLA

ahewahewa  s. Name of a tree on the mountains.

ahewaia  s. Punishment; condemnation. 1 Sam. 28:10. The state of being accused or under a curse. Kin. 3:14. E ka poe i ahewaia, ye cursed. Mat. 25:41.

ahi  nvs.
  • fire,
  • match,
  • lightning;
  • to burn in a fire, destroy by fire.
. see ahikao, ahikoe, ahi koli, ahimakani, ipo, limu ahi, pau ahi. bc [(AN) PPn *afi, fire]

ahi ʻauhaufirebrand

ahi welahot fire, love hot as fire

hōʻā ahito light a fire

hoʻopau ahi, kinai ahito put out a fire

ipo ahifiery, ardent lover

ke ahi o Kamailethe famous firebrands thrown over cliffs at Kamaile, Kauaʻi

leho ahia cowry shell used for octopus fishing, colored red by toasting over fire

ahi  FIR

pale ahi.flame retardant.

ahi  s. A fire; he ahi e a ana, a burning fire.

ʻahi  n. Hawaiian tuna fishes, especially the yellow-fin tuna (Thunnus albacares), an important fish in the Honolulu market. The name ʻahimay be qualified by the terms hiʻu wīwī (thin tail) or kaʻakaʻalāʻau (dark stripe), kaha uli, kananā (young stage, lit., the defiant one; cf. he aha sananā), kihikihi or ʻōpū hemo (loose belly), lepalepa, maha ʻōʻō (piercing brow), mālailena, maoli, pālaha, and poʻo nui (large head). [PPn *kasi, a tuna, perhaps yellow-finned tuna (Neothunnus macropterus)]FIS

ahi  s. Name of the fish called albicore.

ahia  vs. faded.

ʻahia₁  same as ʻāhiahia, faint, obscure, faded; dim, as colors in tapa or cloth....

ahia  adj. see ahiahia.

ʻahia₂  inter. how many?

ahia, ehia  int. adv How many? Ahia ka nui o ka waiwai? how many articles of property? see ehia. NOTE.—There is a nice distinction in the use of ahia and ehia, difficult to understand; in many cases they are synonymous.

ʻāhia [ʻā·hia]  n. tinder resulting from plowing with the fire plow; the powdery rubbings that ignite.

ʻāhia [ʻā·hia]  n. powdery tinder. cf. pulupulu. FIR

ahiahi [ahi·ahi]  nvi. evening, late afternoon; to become evening. bc [(AN) PPn *afiafi, evening] [i ke ahiahi ʻana iho: I ke kau ʻana mai o ke ahiahi.]

Aia a hele aku au e hoʻāhiahi me ʻolua.When I get there I'll spend the evening with you two.

E kali kāua a hoʻāhiahi iho.Let's wait until evening begins to fall.

hoʻāhiahito become evening; to spend an evening; to detain until evening; to darken, obscure

hoʻoahiahisame as hoʻāhiahi: to become evening; to spend an evening; to detain until evening; to darken, obscure

Ua manaʻo māua e hiki ʻē i ʻaneʻi, ʻo ke ahiahi ʻia ʻana ihola ia.We thought of arriving here earlier but were overtaken by evening.

ahiahi  s. The after part of the day; ua aui ai ka la; the afternoon; towards night; ua napoo ka la; evening. Sol. 7:9. NOTE.—When it is dark, it is po. v. To be or become evening; a ahiahi iho la, hoi mai ia, when it was evening he returned.

ʻahiʻahi  nvt. to defame, slander, tattle against; false report, defamation, slander.

He poʻe e hele ana me ka ʻahiʻahi.People … walking with slanders. (Ier. 6.28)

ahiahi  v. To spread slanderous reports; e olelo ino. To complain falsely of another; e niania. To defame; to tell tales; e holoholoolelo, to reveal secrets. s. A false report concerning one; a defamation; a slander.

āhiahia  vs. var. spelling of ʻāhiahia, faint, obscure, faded; dim, as colors in tapa or cloth. AltSpel TAP COL

ʻāhiahia, āhiahia [ʻā·hia·hia]  vs. faint, obscure, faded; dim, as colors in tapa or cloth. TAP COL

ʻulaʻula ʻāhiahiafaded red

ahiahia  adj. Obscure; faded; dim, as colors in kapa or calico; kohu maikai ole; as cloth having lost color; ahiahia ke koko, the blood is colorless; applied to the uncolored parts of dyed cloth or kapa; he ahiahia ka palapala, the writing is dim, not plain; ulaula ahiahia, faded red, that is, purple. 2 Oihl. 3:14.

ahiahihia [ahi·ahi·hia]  pas/imp. of ahiahi, overtaken by evening. (Gram. 6.6.3)  

Ahiahi Kalikimaka [ahi·ahi kaliki·maka]  n. Christmas Eve, Christmas night.

Ahiahi Makahiki Hou [ahi·ahi maka·hiki hou]  n. New Year's Eve.

ahi ʻai honua  n. volcano, volcanic fire. lit., fire destroying land. VOL

ahiaihonua  s. Ahi, fire, ai, to eat, and honua, earth. Epithet of a volcano; earth-eater or consumer. adj. Earth-consuming, as a volcano; constantly burning; unquenchable.

ʻāhiehie [ʻā·hie·hie]  vs. silvery gray, faded. Niʻihau.

ʻāhihi₁ [ʻā·hihi]  n. a low spreading bush (Metrosideros sp.), formerly numerous in Nuʻuanu. Also ʻāhihi lehua, lehua ʻāhihi, ʻāhihi kū ma kua. PLA

ahihi  s. Name of a tree or shrub in Nuuanu; he lei no ka huakaihele o Kona.

ʻĀhihi₂  placename. point, Līhuʻe district, Kauaʻi. Bay, Mākena qd., Maui. Street, Kalihi Uka, Honolulu. lit., entwined.

ʻāhihi₂ [ʻā·hihi]  S  n. any plant with long runners or creepers, as cup of gold; any creeping vine. cf. hihi, entangled. PLA

ahihi  v. To be united with another or with others in mischief or error. To conspire with; to be involved with another or others, as in ignorance; ua ahihi pu aku la lana ilaila, they were both involved in that matter; ahihi i ka naaupo. see hihi and hihia.

ahihoʻoleʻaleʻa [ahi·hoʻo·leʻa·leʻa]  n. fireworks. lit., fire (for) amusement. see ahikao, ihoihokī, hōkūpaʻalima, lūpahū, pahūpahū. FIR

ahikananā  var. spelling of ʻahi kananā, a shark or a fierce and courageous fighter... AltSpel FIS

ʻahi kananā, ahikananā  same as kananā, a shark or a fierce and courageous fighter. see nanā. [He ʻōlelo hoʻohālike no kekahi mea wiwoʻole a kipi paha. He kanaka ikaika maoli ma ka hakakā ʻana. He ʻōlelo no ke kanaka maka koa i maikaʻi wale nō ma ke kaua ʻana. He ʻano ʻahi ʻōpiopio e kūhōʻailona ana no ke kanaka ikaika i ka hakakā.],,₁₃,₁₄FIS

Ka pūkaua ʻahi kananā.The warrior, fierce as an ʻahi fish.

ahikao [ahi·kao]  n. fireworks (perhaps from Eng. scow [kao], as fireworks were first displayed from ships of explorers). also kao lele.

ahikao [ahi·kao]  n. rocket, as space or fireworks. see ahihoʻoleʻaleʻa, fireworks..., kelena moku ahikao, space capsule... FIR

ahikao hāʻawemanned maneuvering unit, as for a space flight

moku ahikaospaceship, rocket ship

ahikao lele [ahi·kao lele]  n. skyrocket, rocket. cf. kaulele₁.

Ahiki  placename. one of the three peaks (the least pointed one) of Mount Olomana, near Kailua, Oʻahu, on the Waimānalo side, named for the overseer (konohiki) of Kaʻelepulu and Kawainui ponds. (Sterling and Summers 5:266-267.) see Olomana.

ahikoe [ahi·koe]  n. match. lit., scratching fire. also ahipele, kūkaepele.

ahi koli  v. to pass fire from one candlenut to the next on a chain (koli) or candlenut torch. lit., to fire the torch.

ahikoli  v. To cut off even, as in trimming a lamp.

ʻahiku  num. seven (especially in counting in a series); seven times. bc MTH

ahiku, ehiku  num. adj Seven; with the article, the seventh. Gram. § 110, 1st. The root is hiku.

ahi lele  n. fire fountain, firebrands thrown over cliffs at Kamaile, Kauaʻi. see ahi and chant, Kauahae. MUS

ʻāhilu [ʻā·hilu]  n. bits of crustacea and bones found at the opening of an octopus burrow.

ahimakani [ahi·makani]  n. gasoline. lit., wind fire.

ʻahina  n. var. spelling of ʻāhina₂, blue denim cloth, dungarees, blue jeans. AltSpel

ʻAhina  placename. street, Diamond Head, Honolulu. lit., gray.

ʻāhina₁ [ʻā·hina]  S  vs. gray, gray- or white-haired. COL

ahina  s. A gray color. adj. A and hina, gray hairs. Applied to Molokai; Molokai ahina, gray Molokai, from the fog around the top. adj. Gray, as the head of an old man; he poo ahina; applied to a dry tree; he laau ahina. see hina and poohina.

ʻāhina₂, ʻahina [ʻā·hina]  S  n. blue denim cloth, dungarees, blue jeans.

ʻāhinahina₁ [ʻā·hina·hina]  S  n. same as ʻāhina₁, gray, gray- or white-haired..., ʻāhina₂, blue denim cloth, dungarees, blue jeans... COL

ahinahina  adj. Very light blue; gray; slate color. Oihk. 13:37.

ahinahina.jpgborder=0ʻāhinahina₂ [ʻā·hina·hina]  S  n. the silver-sword (Argyroxiphium sandwicense), a native plant found only at altitudes of 1,870 m or more on Maui and Hawaiʻi; the many long silvery leaves forming a rounded rosette to 60 cm in diameter; about a hundred purplish, daisy-like flowers borne on an erect, leafy stem, which is about 1.8 m high. also hinahina. (Neal 845–7)PLA FLO

ahinahina  Name of a plant living in cold, dry places; so named from its color, a light silver gray; known as the "silver sword."

ʻāhinahina₃ [ʻā·hina·hina]  S  n. a native spreading shrub to 1 m high, (Artemisia australis); leaves divided into narrow segments, hoary on under side; flowers in panicles, small, daisy-like. Pounded leaves are used for asthma. also hinahina. (Neal 852)PLA FLO

ʻāhinahina₄ [ʻā·hina·hina]  S   same as hinahina₂, Florida moss.

ahinahina  s. Name of a species of grass.

ahinahina  The life-everlasting plant.

ʻĀhinahina  placename. plain near Kīholo, Hawaiʻi. Street, Pālolo, Honolulu. lit., gray.

ʻāhinahina ʻōmaʻomaʻo [ʻā·hina·hina ʻō-maʻo-maʻo]  S  n. Maui greensword. lit., green silversword. PLA

ʻāhina kuahiwi [ʻā·hina kua·hiwi]  S  n. a native fern (Cyrtomium caryotideum), with fronds 25 to 35 cm long, once divided into 6 to 18 broadly sickle-shaped pinnae, lobed at the base. also kāʻapeʻape. FER

ahio  vi. lazy, indolent; to shirk work, loiter.

ʻahi pālaha [ʻahi ·laha]  n. albacore, Thunnus alalunga (family Scombridae). lit., flat ʻahi.

ahipele [ahi·pele]  n. match.

ahi pōkaʻuwili [ahi ·kaʻu·wili]  n. pinwheel (fireworks).

ahipuʻilani  solar flare. cf. waipuʻilani, waterspout

I ka 6 o nēia mahina, ua ʻikea kona ʻaoʻao huhū ma muli o ka pakeʻo ʻana mai o kona alelo wela ma ke ʻano he ahipuʻilani.On the 6th of this month, its [the sun's] angry side was seen, with the sticking out of its hot tongue, as a solar flare. (Kaua 9/9/2017)

Ahipuʻu [Ahi-puʻu]  placename. street, Nuʻuanu, Honolulu. lit., hill fire (a bonfire was kept laid here ready to warn chiefs of invaders from Koʻolau; Sterling and Summers 6:191.)

ʻāhiu₁ [ʻā·hiu]  vs.
  • wild, untamed, as animals or plants.
  • shy, of people (NKE12)
[Ka maʻalea.]₁₄PLA ANI

ʻāhiu [ʻā·hiu]  vs. wild, general term; shy. cf. lapa. see lōhiu, lakauā. PLA ANI

ahiu  adj. Wild; untamed, as a horse; he aa; aole laka mai. see hihiu.

ʻĀhiu₂ [ʻā·hiu]  n. name of a wind common in the mountains of Kahana, Oʻahu and by the sea. WIN

I aloha aʻe au i ka ʻĀhiu o Kahana.I greet the Wild Wind of Kahana.

Ahiu  s. The name of a wind.

ʻāhiuhiu [ʻā·hiu·hiu]  redup. of ʻāhiu₁, wild, untamed, as animals or plants...

ʻāhiwa [ʻā·hiwa]  vs. dark, dusky, somber.

Ahiwela [ahi·wela]  n. Fomalhaut, a star. STA

aho₁  n. line, cord, lashing, fishing line, thong, kite string. bc [(OC) PPn *afo, cord, especially fishing line] [He ʻano kaula e hoʻohana ʻia, ke lawaiʻa ʻoe me ka makau. Kaula lawaiʻa no ke kā ʻupena ʻana a me ka lawaiʻa makau ʻana. Nā kaula i hoʻohana ʻia no ka lawaiʻa ʻana.],₁₄,₁₆FSG

aho kākele, aho kālewatrolling line

aho loalong line, as with several hooks for deep-sea fishing or for sounding

aho  s. Art., Ke. A line; a cord, as a fish line; ke aho lawaia; a kite string; ke kakaiapola a me ke aho; alaila, hoolele aku i ka lupe i ka lewa, a paa aku ma ke aho, (prepare) the kite tail and the string, then send off the kite into the air, but hold fast by the string.

aho₂  nvi. breath; to breathe. see ahonui, patience, patient, enduring, long suffering, to tolerate..., pauaho, out of breath, breathless, gasping for breath, panting, worn out..., paupauaho, redup. of pauaho, out of breath... bc [Pn(CE) *aho, breath] [Ke ea o loko o ke akemāmā; ka hanu. Lele ke aho: ka make ʻana; ʻo ia hoʻi ka haʻalele loa ʻana o ke aho ola mai ke kino aku.]₁₄MUS

aho loato hold the breath for a long time, as divers and chanters, or as children playing in the water (cf. nāʻū); a long breath (cf. aholoa)

hoʻāhoa narrow escape; to escape by a slim margin; to have courage; to put forth great effort

aho  v. To be patient, submissive, humble; to be merciful, kind; to be ready to do a kind act. see the compounds ahonui and aholoa. s. Art., Ke. The natural breathing of a person; the breath; hence, Patience; i nui ke aho, let the breath be long, i. e., be patient. MET. Spirit; courage. Ios. 2:11. Resolution; also kindness.

aho₃  idiom. it is better or preferable (used after e, sometimes in comparisons). see ahona. (Gram. 4.6)   bc IDI

E aho ia.That's better.

E aho ka hele ʻana mamua o ka noho ʻana.It is better to go than to stay.

E aho nāu.It's better for you.

E aho ia, hala no ka .It's good enough, the day passes. [it is good enough for the needs of the day]

aho  v. (Impersonal.) It is easier; it is better; it is less severe; e aho nau e kokua mai ia makou, it is better for you to help us; it implies a comparison. 2 Sam. 18:3. E aho nae ko lakou hope i ko kakou, their end. however, will be more tolerable than ours; it is better that, &c. Nah. 14:2. It had been better if, &c. Ios. 7:7. It is better, preferable; e aho iki no ke hoi kakou, it will be a little better for us to return; e aho no ka hole mamuli o ka noho ana me ka pilikia, it is better to go than to stay in perplexity.

ʻaho  n. thatch purlin. Also ʻaʻaho. see ʻahohui, ʻahokele, ʻahopiʻo kuahui, ʻahopueo. [(AN) PPn *kaso, rafters, or possibly purlins] [(ka lolo) He lāʻau papamoe o ka hale i ako ʻia ai ke pili.]₁₂

ʻaho ʻai ʻolea thatch purlin that is too short

hōʻahoto tie ʻaho to the frame of the roof

aho  s. Art., Ka. The name of the small sticks used in thatching.

ahoaiole  s. An aho or string too short; not long enough for the purpose.

aho ʻea  n. monofilament. FSG

ʻahohui [ʻaho·hui]  n. thatch purlin support.

aho kā  n. var. spelling of ʻaho kā, small lashing on the pueo main purlin. AltSpel

ʻaho kā, aho kā  n. small lashing on the pueo main purlin.

ʻahokele [ʻaho·kele]  n. horizontal thatch purlin. (Kep. 183)

ʻaho kopekope [ʻaho kope·kope]  n. name given for roof thatching on top of the ridgepole. also weʻo. (For. 5:645)

āhole [ā·hole]  n. an endemic fish (Kuhlia sandvicensis) found in both fresh and salt water. The mature stage is āhole, the young stage āholehole. Because of the meaning of hole, to strip away, this fish was used for magic, as to chase away evil spirits and for love magic. It was also called a "sea pig" (puaʻa kai) and used ceremonially as a substitute for pig. Foreigners were sometimes called āhole because of the light skin of the fish. FIS

He āhole ka iʻa, hole ke aloha.Āhole is the fish, love is restless [of āhole fish used in love magic].

ahole  s. Name of a species of white fish.

Āhole  placename. rock islet (0.15 acres, 40 feet elevation), Kīpahulu qd., East Maui.

Aholehia, ʻAholehia  n. stroke in lua fighting. see Keaholehi. LUA

ʻAholehia  n. var. spelling of Aholehia, stroke in lua fighting. AltSpel LUA

āholehole, ʻāholehole [ā·hole·hole]  n. young stage of the āhole, Hawaiian flagtail. FIS

aholehole  s. Name of a species of fish. see ahole above. [PPn *safole, fish sp. (Kuhlia sp.)]

ʻāholehole  n. var. spelling of āholehole, young stage of the āhole, Hawaiian flagtail. AltSpel

ʻaholo  n. sliding rock, landslide, avalanche. (For. 6:472)

ʻāholo [ʻā·holo]  avalanche, landslide. var. spelling of ʻaholo; GEO

ʻāholo hausnow avalanche

aholoa [aho·loa]  lit., long-breath. same as more common ahonui, patience, patient...

aholoa  adj. Aho, patient, and loa, long. Patient; long suffering. see ahonui.

aho loa [aho·loa]  long line, as with several hooks for deep-sea fishing or for sounding. see aho₁, line, cord... [Kaula i hoʻohana ʻia no ka lawaiʻa ʻana i ke kai hohonu me nā makau he nui i hoʻopaʻa ʻia ma luna.]₁₆FSG

aholoa  s. Aho, a cord, and loa, long. A long string for fishing or sounding in deep water; he aholoa, loa i ka mio; he aholoa i ka luu ilalo o ka moana.

aho lolo, ʻaho lolo  see lolo₄, pole placed above ridgepole... HOU

ʻaho lolo  var. spelling of aho lolo, pole placed above ridgepole... AltSpel HOU

aho loloa  same as aho loa, long line, as with several hooks for deep-sea fishing or for sounding...

ʻO kekahi poʻe e kūʻēʻē nei, ʻo ia ka poʻe lawaiʻa aho loloa.Some of the people protesting are the long-line fishermen. (Kaua 8-27-2016)

ahona  vs. better, well, well-being, fortunate, improved; to need (aho₃ + -na). [Aho; he ʻoi aku o ka maikaʻi.],WIN

Ahona mākou i ka ʻike ʻia e ka uka.We were fortunate to be seen by those on shore.

Hahana ka ʻāina, i ahona i ka makani.The heat of the land was relieved by the breeze.

I ahona iki au ia mau kānaka.I do have some need for these men. (Nak. 118)

Ke ahona ihola ia.She's a little better just now.

Pehea ʻoe? Ua ahona iki.How do you feel? A little better.

ahona  v. Ahona a kui maoli aku kela, lele liilii. Laieik. 42.

ahonui [aho·nui]  nvs.
  • patience; patient,
  • enduring,
  • long suffering;
  • to tolerate.
  • lit., great breath.
  see ex., lawe₂, makua.
cf. aholoa, pauaho, paupauaho. bc

ahonui ʻoleimpatient

E hoʻāhonui aʻe ā pau kēia pilikia.Be patient until this trouble is over.


Ua ahonui ʻoe i pōpilikia.You have been patient in the times of trouble.

ahonui  v. Aho, patient, and nui, much. To be patient, gentle, kind, &c. 1 Tes. 2:7. see aholoa. s. Aho, patient, and nui, much. Forbearance; long suffering; patience. adj. Patient; enduring; long suffering. Puk. 34:6.

aho ʻōwili [aho ʻō·wili]  n. lashing fastening kaupaku roof to kua ʻiole, upper ridgepole.

ʻahopiʻo kuahui  n. var. spelling of ʻaho piʻo kuahui, thatch purlin support. AltSpel BUI

ʻaho piʻo kuahui, ʻahopiʻo kuahui [ʻaho piʻo kua·hui]  n. thatch purlin support. BUI

aho pueo  n. lashing on the pueo main purlin.

ʻahopueo  n. var. spelling of ʻaho pueo, main purlin in a house. AltSpel

ʻaho pueo, ʻahopueo  n. main purlin in a house. also pueo.

ahu  S  nvs.
  • heap, pile, collection, mound, mass;
  • altar, shrine, cairn;
  • a traplike stone enclosure made by fishermen for fish to enter;
  • laid, as the earth oven.
. cf. ahu waiwai, ahuwale, Oʻahu. bc [(OC) PPn *ʻafu, heap up; a heap or raised place] [He paila a i ʻole he puʻu. He puʻu i hana ʻia; paila. Paila o kekahi mea.]₁₁,₁₄,₁₆

ahu ʻenaʻenaa red-hot heap [an oven]

ahu ilia large inheritance or transfer [said of reward, vengeance]

Ahu ka ʻalaʻala!A heap of squid ink! Not worth much! (ON 13)

Ahu ka pula!A heap of excreta! [hence worthless; sometimes shortened to ahu only or to e ahu ana]

ahu kelemud heap; muddy

Ahu kupanaha Hawaiʻi ʻimi loa.A mass of wondrous things in deep-delving Hawaiʻi. (Kep. 143)

ahu wawāa great din

E hoʻāhu ana i ka huhū maluna o kēlā poʻe.Heaping up anger against those people.

hale hoʻāhustorehouse, warehouse

hoʻāhuto pile, gather, accumulate, heap up; to lay away, as goods for the future; collect; collection, mound. Fig., to resent, dislike

lumi hoʻāhustoreroom

ahu  v. To gather or collect together. Kin. 43:11. Ahu iho la i kahakai, hu ae la ka lolo, they gathered them together (dead bodies) on the sea shore, the brains flowed; to collect one's food where there is little. Ahu iho ka hoka i ka pakai, Ku i ka pakai ka mea haku ole, Lele ae no ka manu i Houa, Hapapa wale iho no ka hokahoka. To collect but gain little; ahu wale iho no, aole wahi kapa; ahu wale iho, aole ai; ahu wale iho no i ka oneanea. To lay up, as in a store-house; to lay up for future use, as goods. Mat. 6:19. To store in the memory. To lie strewed over the ground. Puk. 16:3. Hoo. To collect what is scattered. To fall together, as men slain in battle. To keep; treasure up, as anger; hooahu iho la i ka huhu maluna o kela poe, he kept in reserve his anger for that company. To pile up, as stones. Ios. 8:29. To gather up; glean, as a field. Rut. 2:7. s. see aha. An assemblage or collection of things; ahu ai, a place for storing food; a collection of provisions. 2 Oihl. 11:11. Wahi ahu, a place for something, Iob. 28:1. Ahu pohaku, a pavement; a heap, as of stones. Kin. 31:46. A heap of stones as a way mark. Ier. 31:21. As a memorial. Ios. 7:26. adj. Storing; collecting; hale ahu, a store-house. Iob. 38:22.


garment or covering for the upper part of the body and shoulders, as a cape, ....

see below...

  ʻahu ʻao - choice mat of fine strands of soft white young pandanus leaves, about 3 cm mesh.
  ʻahu hīnano - soft, fine mat garment plaited from fine strands of dried bracts of male pandanus ....
  ʻahu honua - Earth's mantle.
  ʻahu lāʻī - var. spelling of ahu lāʻi, ti-leaf raincoat or cape.
  ʻahu moena - fine patterned mat, plaited with materials of different colors.
  ʻahu ʻoʻeno - matting with twilled pattern, associated with Kauaʻi.
  ʻahu pāwehe - striped mat made in Niʻihau, using long makaloa stems.
  ʻahu poʻo nui - cloth bound about the head of warriors.
  ʻahu ua - old type of raincoat made of dried ti leaves fastened to an olonā ....
  ʻahu uhi waʻa - mat canoe covering that protected paddlers in storms.
  ʻahu ʻula₁ - feather cloak or cape made of the feathers of the ʻōʻō, ʻiʻiwi and ....
  ʻahu ʻula₃ - see limuʻahuʻula, an upland moss...

ʻahu  S  nvt.
  • garment or covering for the upper part of the body and shoulders, as a cape, shirt, coat;
  • to put on or wear such;
  • fine soft mat, formerly often used as a cloak;
  • mat used as a canoe cover;
  • short for ʻahu ʻula.
. cf. ʻaʻahu, ʻahu ʻao, ʻahu hīnano, ʻahu moena, ʻahunāliʻi₁, ʻahu ʻoʻeno, ʻahu ua, ʻahu uhi waʻa, ʻahu ʻula. [(MP) PPn *kafu, to cover; covering]CAN CLO

ʻahu ʻili kanakacommoner's skin cloak [commoner]

ahu  To cover one with a cloak; to be merely covered. Iob. 26:6. To clothe. s. A fine mat; a coarse one is moena; a mat for covering a canoe; o ka uhi ana i ka ahu, ea, oia ka mea e pale aku i kekahi ale, the spreading over a mat, that is what will keep off some of the waves; ahuao, ahu mokoloa.

ahu  To bring condemnation upon.

ahu  To reply to; to object to something said. Rom. 9:20.

āhua  nvi. var. spelling of ʻāhua₁
  • to swell, as a wave;
  • heap, mound, hillock, knoll, pile;
  • heaped, humped;
  • tremendous.

Āhua  placename. ancient surfing area off Coconut Island,Hilo, Hawaiʻi (Finney-Houston 26). Point, ʻEwa qd., Oʻahu. Street, Moanalua, Honolulu, named for an ancient fishpond in the area (TM) lit., heap.

ʻāhua₁, āhua [ʻā·hua]  nvi.
  • to swell, as a wave;
  • heap, pile; heaped, humped;
  • mound, hillock, knoll,
  • tremendous.
[PPn *ʻaafua, sandbank forming a shoal] [He puʻu o luna o ka ʻāina. He puʻu haʻahaʻa. He puʻu liʻiliʻi i hana ʻia e ke kanaka; he paila. ʻāhua wahie: He paila paukū wahie i hiki ke hana ʻia ke ahi. He puʻu liʻiliʻi.]₁₀,,,,₁₄

ʻāhua onesand dune, sandbank

hoʻāhuato pile up or heap up; embankment

kau ʻāhua mahaʻoifantastically brazen (Kel. 43)

ahua  s. see ahu, collection. Any place elevated in the manner of a high path. A bank in the sea; a bank formed by the sand at a mouth of a river; hence, A ford; a place for passing a stream or river. Ios. 2:7; Lunk. 3:28. He puu; a hillock; he kiekie ma kekahi aoao. v. To be raised up on a platform; ua ahua, ua ahawa.

ʻāhua₂ [ʻā·hua]  n. young, as of the aku, kawakawa and moano fishes. cf. ʻōhua. FIS

ahuahu [ahu·ahu]  nvi. healthy, vigorous; strength and vigor, as of animal or plant; to grow rapidly, thrive. also ehuehu₂. PLA

ke ahuahu a healthy sugar-cane plant (For. 5:646)

ulu ahuahuto grow fast, to be big for one's age

ahuahu  s. Young sprouts or shoots from layers, as from sugar-cane. A boy or girl that grows up quickly.

ahuahu  adj. Angry; fretful; unwilling, as when one receives orders to work, and from fatigue or indolence he is unwilling, he is then ahuahu. v. To be sullen; unwilling to do a thing ordered. adv. Unwillingly; fretfully.

ahu ʻai  vi. to overeat, waste food, squander.

Ka ahu ʻai wale ʻana i ka nui o kona waiwai.The senseless waste of most of his property.

Mai ahu ʻai.Donʻt overeat.

Āhuakamokukōlau [Āhua-ka-moku--lau]  placename. hill (3,557 feet high), Kīlauea Crater, Hawaiʻi. Probably lit., the net-dragging district [has] heaps.

ahuake [ahu·ake]  rare var. of ahuwale, exposed, conspicuous, prominent, obvious, in plain view... (For. 4:533)

ahualala  v. To lie slain, as many bodies slain in battle; aia hoi, e ahualala kukui ana ka heana, behold, they were dead bodies fallen to the earth. 2 Oihl. 20:24. [ʻāhua lālā: ka waiho mōkākī o kekahi mea, e like hoʻi me nā heana ma hope mai o ke kaua.]₁₄

ahu a lālā kukui  var. spelling of ʻāhua lālā kukui, kukui branches strewn about, as after a storm. AltSpel WIN

ʻāhua lālā kukui, ahu a lālā kukui [ʻā·hua · kukui]  kukui branches strewn about, as after a storm. WIN

Āhualoa [Āhua-loa]  placename. land area on Hawaiʻi just southeast of Honokaʻa on the old road to Kamuela. lit., long heap.

Ahualupua [Ahu-a-Lupua]  placename. resting place near the beach at Mahaiʻula and Kaʻelehuluhulu, Kona, Hawaiʻi. lit., pile of Lupua (a chiefess).

Ahuamoemoe [Ahu-a-Moemoe]  placename. mound back of Kekaʻa rock on the grounds of the Sheraton-Maui Hotel near the golf course, Lahaina qd., West Maui. see Kekaʻa. lit., mound of Moemoe.

ʻahu ʻao  S  n. choice mat of fine strands of soft white young pandanus leaves, about 3 cm mesh. PAN

ahuao  s. The young and tender leaves of the hala for making mats; ahu moena, ahu pawehe, ahuao.

Ahuaʻumi [Ahu-a-ʻUmi]  placename. small hill south of Kahuku, Kaʻū; heiau, Kailua qd., Hawaiʻi. lit., altar [used] by ʻUmi. (FS 174); (RC 35).

ahu ʻawa  n. kava dregs. KAV

Hoka ana lākou i ke ahu ʻawaThey were straining (hoka₂) kava dregs [they were disappointed, a pun on hoka₁] (Ii 150–1)

ahuawa.jpgborder=0ʻahuʻawa₁  n. a sedge (Cyperus javanicus) about .3 to 1.3 m high, with a basal tuft of long narrow leaves and a radiating inflorescence borne at the tip of a long slender stem. also ʻehuʻawa, puʻukaʻa haole. (Neal 86–7)PLA

Ōpū ʻahuʻawa hānau.Born in a clump of ʻahuʻawa [of a humble birthplace].

ahuawa  s. A species of strong rush of which cords are made; the leaves are made into hats. The name of the cord itself; mai hoka au i ke ahuawa.

ʻahuʻawa₂  n. another coarse sedge (Cyperus hypochlorus) similar to the preceding one, but with green instead of brown flowers. FLO

ʻahuʻawa haole  n. the umbrella plant, a leafless ornamental sedge (Cyperus alternifolius), 30 to 180 cm high, the umbrella-shaped flowering head with about 20 grasslike rays at the top of a slender stalk. also puʻukaʻa haole. (Neal 84–5)PLA FLO

ahue  vt. to make two thicknesses by folding; to double up, fold, as paper or tapa. TAP

ahue  To double up; to turn up, as a piece of kapa or paper.

ahue  v. see hue, to lie. To steal; to take without liberty. see aihue.

ahu ea  n. air mass, as in weather. lit., mass (of) air. WIN

Ahuʻena [Ahu-ʻena]  placename. heiau for human sacrifices (RC 180) restored by Kamehameha I, adjoining his residence at Kamakahonu, Kailua, North Kona, Hawaiʻi. (Ii 122, 123) A heiau formerly at Hālaulani, Oʻahu. lit., red-hot heap.

ahuhinalo  s. A garment or cloth made of the hala leaf.

ʻahu hīnano [ʻahu ·nano]  S  n. soft, fine mat garment plaited from fine strands of dried bracts of male pandanus fruit. PAN

ʻahu honua  S  n. Earth's mantle. GEO

ahu hoʻokoe [ahu hoʻo·koe]  S  n. cache, as in computer program. lit., cache pile. see hoʻokoe. CMP

ʻāhui [ʻā·hui]  n. bunch or cluster, as of bananas, grapes; whole pandanus fruit consisting of keys. [Pn(EP) *kaa-fui, bunch (of fruit etc.) (Clk): *kaa-fui] [He huihui o nā pua a hua paha.]₁₄BAN PAN

ʻāhui wainacluster of grapes

ahui  s. A bunch or cluster of fruit, as bananas, grapes, or hala.

ʻĀhui  placename. street, Kakaʻako, Honolulu. lit., cluster (as of bananas).

ʻāhui hala₁ [ʻā·hui hala]  n. pandanus fruit. PAN

ʻāhui hala₂ [ʻā·hui hala]  n. protuberance of the vagina resulting from syphilis; the roughness of the skin was thought to suggest the pandanus fruit. PAN ILL

ahuili  v. To lie sick; to be weak; e ahuili auanei ka poe hooko i ka eha.

ʻĀhuimanu [ʻĀhui-manu]  placename. land division, stream, ranch, and subdivision, Kāneʻohe qd., Oʻahu. In 1845 Kamehameha III granted a tract of land in this area to the Catholic mission for the first Catholic school in the Islands. Each street name in the subdivision combines hui- (flock) with the name of a bird. see ʻĀhulimanu. lit., bird cluster (perhaps so called because the birds from nearby Mokumanu were caught here and tied together in bunches).

ahuiwaina  s. Ahui, a cluster, and waina, grapes. A bunch or cluster of grapes. Hoik. 14:18.

ahu kāloaʻa [ahu ·loaʻa]  S  n. capital, i.e. anything produced in an economy that is accumulated or used to produce other goods and services. lit., business collection. see paikāloaʻa. ECO

Ke piʻi paʻa mau mai nei ka nui ahu kāloaʻa o ka pūʻoi hana a Kale ma ke kumuloaʻa a me ka lako.Kaleʻs business has been steadily increasing its capital in profits as well as equipment.

Ahukini [Ahu-kini]  placename. coastal land section and landing north of Nāwiliwili, Kauaʻi, named for a son of Laʻamai-Kahiki, who came from Tahiti. Former heiau at Kāneʻohe, Oʻahu. lit., altar [for] many [blessings].

ahukū [ahu·]  S  nvt. to stone to death; slaughter by burying the victim under a pile of stones. Hākau, half brother of ʻUmi, was killed in this fashion (FS 141), and this method was used unsuccessfully against the hero Kawelo (FS 107). STO

Hoʻokahi wale kumu e make ai ʻo Kawelo, ʻo ke kaua i ke ahukū.There was only one way to kill Kawelo, burial beneath stones.

ahuku  v. To stone; to bury with stones or other missiles; e hailuku, e hoonou, e hooulua.

ahu lāʻi, ʻahu lāʻī  n. ti-leaf raincoat or cape. WIN TII

ʻahu lāʻī  n. var. spelling of ahu lāʻi, ti-leaf raincoat or cape. AltSpel WIN TII

ahulau [ahu·lau]  S  nvs.
  • pestilence, epidemic,
  • heaped up, as dead bodies.
bc [1. nui loa ka make i ka maʻi lele (i ka nui o ka manawa). 2. he maʻi e make ahulau ai nā kānaka.]₁₄ILL BOD

Ahulau ihola kanaka i ka make.Slaughtered bodies were heaped up.

ahulau  s. A pestilence among men. Hab. 3:5. A murrain among cattle. Puk. 9:3. A sickness like a pestilence. NOTE.—The most destructive raged while Kamehameha lived the first time at Oahu; Kamehameha himself was attacked, but recovered. Thousands were swept off by it at that time; probably in 1804. adj. Epidemic; pestilential; mai ahulau, a pestilence; Oihk. 26:25. v. To have the pestilence; to die with it; ua ahulau ae la na kanaka i ka make.

ʻāhuli [ʻā·huli]  n. mutation; to mutate. var. of kāhuli; SCI

He ʻāhuli ia o ke ōewe.It's a mutation in the gene.

ʻAhulili  placename. peak, Kīpahulu Forest Reserve, Kaupō qd., Maui. (For a song, see Elbert and Mahoe 29-30.) Perhaps formerly ʻĀhulili, lit., glowing, dazzling.

ʻAhulimanu [ʻAhuli-manu]  placename. pool at ʻĀhuimanu, Oʻahu. lit., birds looking [for water].

ahuliʻu [ahu·liʻu]  vs. overheated, as over stones; white-hot. STO

Ahuliʻu ka imu.The oven is white-hot.

ahuliu  adj. Heated hot, as stones in the oven; heated to whiteness; ahuliu ka imu, the oven is exceedingly hot.

Ahuloa [Ahu-loa]  placename. area in Hoʻōpūloa qd., South Kona, Hawaiʻi. lit., long heap (a cave here was used for storage).

ahulu  vs. overdone, overcooked; overcultivated, as soil. PPN *afulu.

ʻai ahuluovercooked food; fig., to pray to death, poison

ahulu  v. To be overdone, as food cooked too much; ua ahulu loa ka umu ai, ua ulaula ka ai, to be too hot. adj. Overdone, as food; baked too much; cooked hard. Spoiled, as eggs, or medicines by long lying.

ʻahulu  vi. discolored, foamy, feathery, choppy, uneven, mussed.

ahulu  Unnatural in appearance; dirty; defective; ua ahulu ke kai, i. e., dirty or green, not blue and clear.

ʻāhuluhulu₁ [ʻā·hulu·hulu]  n. young of the kūmū fish. [Pn(CE) *kaafuru, goatfish sp]FIS

ahuluhulu  s. A species of small, red fish; some kind of mechanical tool; koi ahuluhulu.

ʻāhuluhulu₂ [ʻā·hulu·hulu]  same as huluhulu₂, frayed, splintered, rough, not smooth... TOO

koʻi ʻāhuluhuluplaning adze, as for rough (ʻāhuluhulu) lumber

Ahumoa [Ahu-moa]  placename. land section, Waikiʻi qd., Hawaiʻi. lit., gathering [of] chickens.

ʻahu moena  S  n. fine patterned mat, plaited with materials of different colors.

ahumoena  s. A figured fine mat, or a fine mat of small figures of different colors. Laieik. 112.

ahuna  S  n. pile, heap.

ahuna iwiheap of bones (Kep. 47)

ʻahuna  S  n. coat, garment, ti-leaf raincoat. WIN

ahunāliʻi [ahu··liʻi]  n. a land division. LAND

ʻahunāliʻi₁ [ʻahu··liʻi]  S  n. a tapa for chiefs, colored with candlenut and noni and striped red. TAP

ahunalii  adj. A colored kapa; he mamaki ahunalii, he mamaki i hooluuia, a colored mamaki kapa.

ʻahunāliʻi₂ [ʻahu··liʻi]  n. issue of a union of a male chief and a commoner. also waikī, kūkae pōpolo.

ahunalii  s. A small chief.

āhunihuni [ā·huni·huni]  n. name given for a fish of the ʻōpakapaka type. FIS

ʻahuʻoʻeno  n. var. spelling of ʻahu ʻoʻeno, matting with twilled pattern, associated with Kauaʻi. AltSpel

ʻahu ʻoʻeno, ʻahuʻoʻeno  S  n. matting with twilled pattern, associated with Kauaʻi. (Laie 479) [He kaila moena no Kauaʻi mai.]

ahuoi [ahu·oi]  n. clue; to give a clue about.

Ahuolaka [Ahu-o-Laka]  placename. islet (3.1 acres, awash at high tide), off Kahaluʻu, Kāneʻohe Bay, Oʻahu. lit., altar of Laka.

ahup  abbreviation for ahupuaʻa₁, land division usually extending from the uplands to the sea... LAND

Ahupai  placename. hill (1,470 feet high), Pāʻia qd., East Maui.

ahupapa [ahu·papa]  n. composite, as volcanic cone. lit., mound (of) strata. puʻu ahupapa. composite cone. VOL

ahupawehe  s. Ahu, mat, and pawehe. Name of a kind of striped mat made on Niihau; he ahupawehe no Niihau.

ʻahu pāwehe  n. striped mat made in Niʻihau, using long makaloa stems. (Kent)

ʻahu poʻo nui  S  n. cloth bound about the head of warriors. (Ellis 102)WAR

Ahupū [Ahu-]  placename. bay and gulch, Kahoʻolawe. lit., heap together.

ahupuaʻa₁ [ahu·puaʻa]  S  n. land division usually extending from the uplands to the sea, so called because the boundary was marked by a heap (ahu) of stones surmounted by an image of a pig (puaʻa), or because a pig or other tribute was laid on the altar as tax to the chief. The landlord or owner of an ahupuaʻa might be a konohiki. LAND

ahupuaa  s. Ahu, collection, and puaa, hog. Name of one of the smaller divisions of a country, made up of several ili, and under the care of a head man; a hog paid the tax of that district to the king. He ahupuaa o Wailuku; o na aina maloko o Wailuku. he ili, he moo. A city; a village; a settlement, as the capital of said ahupuaa.

ahupuaʻa₂ [ahu·puaʻa]  n. the altar on which the pig was laid as payment to the chief for use of the ahupuaʻaland.

Ahupū Iki [Ahu- iki]  placename. bay and gulch, Kahoʻolawe. lit., small Ahupū

Ahupū Nui [Ahu- nui]  placename. bay, Kahoʻolawe. lit., large Ahupū

ʻahu ua  S  nvi. old type of raincoat made of dried ti leaves fastened to an olonā net, or consisting of a small mat about 1.2 by 1.8 m, made of makaloa sedge, and so supple that it could be rolled up; to wear this garment. Today, raincoat is kukaweke and kuka ua. CLO

ahuua  s. A heap; a pile; a collection of things; he ahuua waiwai, he ahuua kiekie, a pile of goods, a high heap. v. To heap up; to put in heaps; ke ahuua mai la. see ahu.

ʻahu uhi waʻa  S  n. mat canoe covering that protected paddlers in storms. CAN WIN

ʻahuʻula  n. var. spelling of ʻahu ʻula₁, feather cloak or cape made of the feathers of the ʻōʻō... AltSpel BIR

ahuula.jpgborder=0ʻahu ʻula₁, ʻahuʻula  S  n. feather cloak or cape made of the feathers of the ʻōʻō, ʻiʻiwi and other birds, usually red or yellow trimmed with black or green, formerly worn by high chiefs and kings. Today [ca.1957] about 160 have been located in museums and collections of the world, the largest being in the Bishop Museum, Honolulu. Imitation cloaks of plush, felt, paper, or dyed feathers (rare) are worn today in pageants and by members of Hawaiian societies. lit., royal cloak. [ʻahuʻula: he ʻano koloka aliʻi o ke au kahiko i haku ʻia i nā hulu manu uʻi o ka nahele. ʻahuʻula kīkepa: he ʻano ʻahuʻula i ʻaʻahu ʻia i ka wā e mālama ʻia ai ka huakaʻi a ke akua kaʻa makahiki ʻo Kahoʻāliʻi.]₁₄BIR

ahuula  s. Ahu, a garment, and ula, red. A red feathered cloak; a cloak made of the feathers of the oo and the red feathers of the iiwi, worn by kings and high chiefs; a gorgeous dress. Laieik. 112.

ʻAhuʻula₂  n. a lua fighting stroke. lit., the feather cloak. also Kaʻahuʻula. LUA

ʻahu ʻula₃  see limuʻahuʻula, an upland moss... PLA

ahuula  A kind of fish net; ka upena puni, a haku a maikai.

ʻAhuʻula  placename. street, Kalihi Kai, Honolulu. lit., feather cape.

ahuulu  see ʻupena ahuulu, same as ʻupena uluulu, a scoop net with two parallel sticks for a frame...

ahu waiwai [ahu wai·wai]  S  n. storehouse, heap of goods.

hale ahu waiwaistorehouse

ahuwaiwai  adj. Ahu, collection, and waiwai, property. The property of a treasury; belonging to a place for storing property. Oihl. 9:26. Hale ahuwaiwai, a store-house.

ahuwale [ahu·wale]  S  vs. exposed, conspicuous, prominent, obvious, in plain view; heaped up. [Hiki ke ʻike akāka ʻia.]₁₄

ahuwale ka manaʻoreal thoughts or nature are exposed, as of something revealed in its true colors

ahuwale [ahu·wale]  see hoʻokuʻia ahuwale, to commit an intentional foul... SPO LIT

hopena ahuwalepredictable, as the ending of a story

moʻolelo hopena ahuwalepredictable story

ahuwale  v. To be in plain sight, as a hill, or a house on a hill.

Ahuwale [Ahu-wale]  placename. street and place, ʻĀina Haina, Honolulu. lit., exposed.

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ai₁  nvt. coition; to have sexual relations, cohabit (frequently pronounced ei). also hana ai, hana ei. [(CP) PPn *ʻai, copulate with]BOD

hōʻaito breed, as a horse

maʻi lele aisexually transmitted disease (STD)

ai  To have sexual intercourse; applied to both sexes; also, to animals. Kin. 30:41. Figuratively, perverseness; disobedience. Puk. 33:3.

ai₂  inter. pronoun. same as wai₅, who, whom, whose, what (animate antecedents)... PPN *hai.

ai₃  linking or anaphoric part. frequently pronounced ei. (Gram. 7.3)   [PPn *ai, postposed verbal particle, oblique case anaphor]

ai  verbal directive. Gram. § 242. It has reference, generally, to a preceding noun, verb or adverb, expressive of time, place, cause, manner or instrument; often contracted, thus, hana'i, for hana ai.

ai₄  short for aia, there. cf. ai loa, ai luna.

Ai i loko o ka hale.There in the house.

ai  adv. for aia. There; near by, but not in contact; ai no iloko o ka hale, there in the house. There, at another place, however distant; there; when; as, Auhea o Kekuaokalani? Ai ae no mauka mai. Where is Kekuaokalani? There he is coming by land.

  interj. of surprise.

-aʻi  nonproductive transitive suffix. see huaʻi, luaʻi, lumaʻi. cf. Kauaʻi, kaulaʻi. (Gram. 6.6.4)   PPN *-ʻaki.

aʻi₁  same as aʻiaʻi₁, bright as moonlight; fair, white...

aʻi₂  part. replacing i often in songs; usually written a i. . cf. aʻe, aʻo. MUS

malihini ka ʻikena aʻi Konaseeing the Kona districts for the first time


gulch, Kamalō qd., south Molokaʻi. Lii., eat together (of two).

see below...

  ʻai₁ - food or food plant, especially vegetable food as distinguished from ....
      ʻai ahupuaʻa - ruler of an ahupuaʻa.
      ʻai ʻāina - to rule or own land.
      ʻai aliʻi - to rule (or eat) as a chief.
      ʻai ā manō - to eat like a shark. Fig., to have a ravenous appetite.
      ʻai ā puaʻa - to eat like a pig; to eat greedily; to wolf food.
      ʻai halalē - gobble (eat noisily).
      ʻai hamu - see hamu₂, destroy; to consume...
      ʻai hele - lit., to eat walking.
      ʻai hemo - to remove food from one's mouth and then eat it again, as gum.
      ʻai hoʻokano - to eat proudly of high-priced food, as a rich person; Fig., to have many women.
      ʻai kalo paʻa - unpounded taro. Fig., difficult problem that must be chewed, as whole taro.
      ʻai kanaka₅ - cannibal, man-eater; to eat human flesh.
      ʻai kapu - to eat under taboo; to observe eating taboos.
      ʻai kāwele - see kāwele₂, destroy; to consume...
      ʻai kepa - to cut or tear obliquely, as with teeth or edged instrument; to seize or tear with ....
      ʻai kū - to eat freely; to do as one wishes; to break taboos or transgress.
      ʻai kūpele - medicinal juices mixed with poi or mashed sweet potato, used to build up ....
      ʻai lā - scorched or sunburned.
      ʻai lau₁ - to eat a great deal.
      ʻai lau₂ - a bundle of cooked taro wrapped in ti leaves.
      ʻai lepo - to eat filth (insulting).
      ʻai māmā - light meal, snack; to eat such.
      ʻai moku - ruler of a moku, district or island; to rule a moku.
      ʻai mūkā - gobble (eat noisily).
      ʻai noa - to eat freely, without observance of taboos.
      ʻai nui - principle or staple food; to eat a lot.
      ʻai ʻokoʻa - cooked unpounded taro. lit., whole taro. Kauaʻi.
      ʻai paʻa - cooked taro pounded into a hard mass not mixed with water, sometimes ....
      ʻai pala maunu - to eat a dab of bait. Fig., to take the leavings of others, to steal another's mate, ....
      ʻai pala niho - lit., to eat tooth tartar.
      ʻai pilau - eater of filth, scavenger; to eat rotten food; rotten food; and insulting epithet ....
      ʻai pōʻala - to gulp, choke, suffocate.
      ʻai pōhaku - stone eating. The song "Kaulana Nā Pua" (Famous are the Flowers), ....
      ʻai pū - to eat together (both sexes), formerly tabu.
      ʻai puʻupuʻu - lumpy poi.
      ʻai ʻuhaʻuha - to eat wastefully; a wasteful or riotous eater.
      ʻai waiū - nursing, suckling, as an infant; to nurse, suckle; a nursing child, unweaned animal. ....
          ahi ʻai honua - volcano, volcanic fire. lit., fire destroying land.
          ahu ʻai - to overeat, waste food, squander.
          akua ʻai hamu - spirit eater of scraps, designation of a god sent on errands of destruction by ....
          akua ʻai kahu - a spirit that destroys its keeper; a god sent on an evil errand who returns to ....
          akua ʻai pilau - spirit eater of filth. same as akua ʻai hamu.
          aliʻi ʻai moku - chief who rules a moku (district).
          ʻawapuhi ʻai - lit., edible ginger.
          hāʻaʻa ʻai - fiber, as referring to diet. lit., edible fibrous.
          haʻawina ʻai - serving of food. lit., food portion.
          hai ʻai - food offering; to offer vegetable food.
          hakina ʻai - food fragment, scrap, morsel.
          hale kūʻai mea ʻai - grocery store.
          hale mea ʻai māmā - snack shop, fast food shop
          hānai ʻai - to feed, give food to; food provider.
          heiau hoʻoulu ʻai - heiau where first fruits were offered to insure further growth. lit., ....
          hoa ʻai - eating or dinner companion.
          holo ʻai - food bundle, especially ti-leaf bundle of hard poi.
          holoholona ʻai waiū - mammal. lit., animal (which) suckles.
          holoholona ʻai weuweu - herbivorous animal.
          hoʻokē ʻai - to fast.
          hoʻoulu ʻai - to grow food plants; a prayer to bless crops
          hua ʻai - edible fruit or seed. cherries HE
          huna ʻai - grain (e.g. wheat)
          ʻihi ʻai - a kind of ʻihi (Oxalis corniculata). lit., edible ʻihi.
          ipu ʻai maka - watermelon, melon. lit., melon to eat raw.
          ipu ʻai waha - lit., melon to eat in mouth.
          kāhea ʻai - a call to come and eat; a prayer calling on the gods to come and share the food.
          kahu ʻai - to cook taro or vegetable food; to keep the store of such food; to make ....
          kahuna ʻai pilau - filth-eating sorcerer [insulting term].
          kahuna hoʻoulu ʻai - agricultural expert.
          kale ʻai - watery residue on poi-pounding board, which was used to treat kou and ....
          kale ʻai - residue of poi after pounding, or of milk after beating.
          kānana ʻai - poi strainer, cloth through which poi is strained; strained poi; to strain, as poi.
          kāpiki ʻai maka - lettuce. lit., cabbage eaten raw.
          kāpuka ʻai - producer, i.e. an organism that can make its own food, such as green plants. ....
          kaumaha ʻai - food offering to the gods.
          kē ʻai - see kē₁, to fast...
          keiki ʻai waiū - suckling child. lit., child consume milk.
          kiaʻi ʻai - food guardian
          kini ʻai - pail for carrying poi (ʻai) or other food.
          koali ʻai - an African morning-glory (Ipomoea cairica var. hederacea), with ....
          kōhi ʻai - to separate taro corm from stalk; to pick taro.
          koʻi kūpā ʻai keʻe - swivel-headed adze; used for hollowing out the narrow bow and stern sections, ....
          kuʻi ʻai - to pound food, especially poi; one who pounds food, as poi.
          lāʻau ʻai - chopstick.
          lāʻau hoʻowali ʻai - implement for mixing poi or poi palaoa.
          lāʻau lālau mea ʻai - var. spelling of lāʻau lālau meaʻai, chopsticks.
          lau ʻai - salad. lit., edible leaves.
          lima paʻi ʻai - sleeve (loose-flowing)
          lomaloma ʻai halalē - lazy glutton
          luna ʻai - food inspector.
          mahi ʻai mahakea - shifting cultivation, in geography. lit., fallow-land cultivation.
          mahina ʻai - same as mahi ʻai, to farm; truck farm.
          mahina ʻai - field, garden.
          maʻi ʻai ake - tuberculosis.
          maʻi pakela ʻai - bulimia. lit., overeating sickness.
          māna ʻai - chewed food (as kava, kukui nut for medicine), food chewed by adult for ....
          mea ʻai - food, refreshment, groceries.
          mea ʻai kakahiaka - breakfast cereal
          mea ʻai launahele - var. spelling of mea ʻai lau nahele, vegetable.
          mea ʻai lau nahele - vegetable. lit., forest leaf food.
          mea ʻai māmā - light refreshment.
          mea ʻai momona - dessert.
          mea hoʻomiko ʻai - spice
          mea hōʻonoʻono lau ʻai - salad dressing
          mea hōʻonoʻono mea ʻai - spice
          mū ʻai hea - a kind of caterpillar.
          mū ʻai lāʻau - termite
          Mū ʻai maiʻa - name of a mythical people; they were not tiny like the Menehune. lit., ....
          mū ʻai palaoa - rusty flour beetle (Tribolium ferrugineum) and its grub. lit., flour-eating borer.
          mū ʻai puke - bookworm.
          naio ʻai kae - dung-eating pinworm, said contemptuously of slanderers.
          namu paʻi ʻai - pidgin English. lit., hard-poi gibberish, hard-taro gibberish.
          ʻōhelo ʻai - lit., edible ʻōhelo.
          ʻōhiʻa ʻai - the mountain apple (Eugenia malaccensis), a forest tree to 15 m high, found ....
          ʻōhiʻa ʻai keʻokeʻo - a rare form of ʻōhiʻa ʻai (Eugenia malaccensis f. ....
          ʻoihana mahi ʻai - agriculture, agricultural industry
          ʻōlelo paʻi ʻai - pidgin English, pidgin Hawaiian. lit., hard-taro speech.
          ʻono ka ʻai - appetite
          ʻōpū ʻai - same as ʻōpū ʻaiʻai, stomach, craw...
          paʻi ʻai - hard, pounded but undiluted taro; heavy, as poorly made cake.
          pāʻina ʻai poi - poi supper
          pākela ʻai - to eat to excess; gluttonous; gluttony, glutton.
          pākela ʻai lāʻau - to overdose on drugs. lit., take drugs to excess.
          pala ʻai - a daub of food, especially the film of poi that adheres to the walls of the ....
          pāpaʻi ʻai - cookhouse.
          pāpaʻi mahi ʻai - temporary hut of a farmer near plantations.
          papa kuhikuhi mea ʻai - menu, bill of fare.
          papa kuʻi ʻai - poi-pounding board.
          papa wili ʻai - mixing board, food trough, board for kneading poi, kneading trough.
          pohā ka ʻai - poi beginning to ferment
          pōhaku kuʻi ʻai - poi pounder.
          poli ʻai - to nurse at the breast; a nursing breast. lit., eating breast.
          pono ʻai - to eat in a careless way
          puhi nau ʻai - a variety of eel. lit., food chewer.
          pule hoʻouluulu ʻai - prayer to insure good crops. lit., prayer to make food grow.
          puni ʻai - fond of eating; glutton.
          pūpū ʻai - to eat pūpū; to eat a little.
          puʻu ʻai loke - rose beetle (Adoretus sinicus). lit., rose-eating puʻu.
          ʻuha ʻai - to waste food or anything; to squander; extravagant; extravagance. (The old ....
          -ulu ʻai
          ʻumeke ʻai - poi bowl. Fig., source of food, of the uplands.
          ʻumeke māna ʻai - very small bowl, as formerly used for poi by favorite children. lit., ....
          wahi hoʻoulu mea ʻai no ka mākeke - truck farm
          wahine ʻai honua - earth-eating woman (epithet for Pele)
          waiho ʻai - fast (not eat)
          wai hua ʻai - punch (fruit beverage); juice
  ʻai₂ - score, points in a game, stake, wager.
      ʻai hāʻawi wale - ace, in volleyball. Niʻihau.
      ʻai hele wale - point from block, dink, or spike, in volleyball. Niʻihau.
      ʻai hīnaʻi - basket, a score in basketball. lit., basket score.
      ʻai holo - touchdown, in football. lit., run score.
      ʻai hopu - touchback, in football. lit., catch score.
      ʻai kolu - a successful three-point shot, in basketball. lit., three points.
      ʻai manuahi - point after touchdown, in football. lit., free point.
      ʻai peku - field goal, in football. lit., kick score.
      ʻai puni - home run. lit., lap score.
          helu ʻai - scorekeeper; to keep score.
          kī ʻai kolu - three-point shot, in basketball; to attempt such a shot.
          lilo ka ʻai iā Mea - Point for Mea. Niʻihau.
          pahu ʻai holo - end zone, on a football field. lit., touchdown box.
  ʻai₃ - dancing style or type.
      ʻai haʻa₁ - hula step danced with bended knees; the chanting for this dance is usually ....
      ʻai haʻa₂ - allegro.
  ʻai₄ - stroke or hold in lua fighting; spear thrust.
  ʻai₅ - stone used in the kimo game other than the stone that is tossed and caught, ....
  ʻai₆ - byte, in computer terminology.
      ʻai pākaukani - kilobyte (k), in computer terminology. lit., thousandfold byte. abb. PK.
      ʻai pāmiliona - megabyte (meg), in computer terminology. lit., millionfold byte. abb. PM.
      ʻai pāpiliona - gigabyte, in computer terminology. lit., billionfold byte. abb. PP.
  ʻai₇ - credit, as for a school course.
      ʻai keu - extra credit, bonus. lit., extra point. also hoʻopiʻi kaha.

ʻai  vt. ingest. [+]BOD

ʻai₁  nvt.
  • food or food plant, especially vegetable food as distinguished from iʻa, meat or fleshy food;
  • often ʻai refers specifically to poi;
  • harvest (Oihk. 19.9) ;
  • to eat, edible.
  • to taste, bite, take a hook,
  • destroy or consume as by fire;
  • to erode;
  • grasp, hold on to;
  • fig., to rule, reign, or enjoy the privileges and exercise the responsibilities of rule, and one who does so, as
  - ʻai ahupuaʻa: to rule an ahupuaʻa, the ruler of one;
  - ʻai ʻāina: to own, control, and enjoy land; the owner of land;
  - ʻai aliʻi, ʻai lani, and ʻai liʻi, to enjoy the comforts and honors and exercise the responsibilities of being a chief;
  - ʻai ʻili: to control an ʻili land division, one who does control the ʻili;
  - ʻai moku: to rule a district or island [moku], one who rules one.
    cf. ʻaialo, ʻai kanaka, ʻai nui, ʻai ʻokoʻa, ʻai paʻa, ʻai pala maunu, ʻai pilau, ʻai ʻuhaʻuha, ʻai waiū.
  • Various ways of eating may qualify ʻai, as
  - ʻai hele, ʻai lau, and ʻai noa, to eat freely and without observance of taboos (see also ʻai kū);
  - ʻai kapu, to eat under taboo;
  - ʻai kau, to feed by dropping poi directly from the fingers into the mouth, especially to feed a favorite child this way;
  - ʻai maka, to eat raw;
  - ʻai pau, to eat all.
bc [(AN) PPn *kai, food, eat: *kai-nga] [kaʻi ʻai: Ka hele ʻana me ka ʻai i hāpai ʻia. (hoʻohana maʻamau ʻia me ka inoa o kekahi ʻāina ma hope pono.) - noho aliʻi ma luna o kekahi ʻāina.]₁₂,₁₄PLA POI LAND

ʻai ʻahato tie with sennit

ʻAʻohe ʻai ʻo ka maʻi.The disease makes no advance.

ʻAʻohe kapu o kaʻu hula, he ʻai , he ʻai hele.There are no taboos in my hula troupe, eat standing, eat on the run.

hiki ke ʻai ʻiaedible

hōʻaito feed, give food to, board

kāna ʻaihis food

kona ʻaihis eating

mōhai ʻaicereal offering (Oihk. 2.14)

pāʻū ʻai kauasarong worn in battle (For. 4:53 - ʻAukele)

ʻai  vt. to take, as medicine or a pill, ingest. cf. inu. ILL

ʻai i ka huaaleto take a pill

ʻai i ka lāʻauto take medicine

ai  v. To eat; to consume food, as persons or animals. To devour, as animals. To destroy, consume, as fire. Nah.16:35. To consume; spoken of the sword, 2 Sam. 2:26. To eat, consume, as a sore; aole ai ka mai, the disease has made no advance. Oihk. 13:5. To taste, eat, enjoy the benefits of, have the profits of, as land; e ai i ka aina. Nah.32; 19th conj., 3d hoo. To cause to eat, i. e., compel or induce to eat; huhu loa ia (Kekuokalani) i ka hoai noa ana a lakou i ke alii (Liholiho,) he was very angry at them for causing the king to eat freely, i. e., contrary to kapu. s. Food; vegetable food, in distinction from ia, meat. Ai oo, ripe food; ai maloo, dried food; ai, maka. green food, vegetables. NOTE—Ai, food, is the representative of property generally. adj. Consuming; destroying; spoken of fire.

ʻai₂  n. score, points in a game, stake, wager. bc [PPn *kai, game, points scored in a game] [He hana e lanakila ai ma ka piʻi maoli ʻana o nā helu e ʻai eo ai.]₁₄SPO

ʻEhia ʻai e eo ai?How many points to win?

ʻai  n. point, as in a game or sporting event. see heluʻai, kāpuka ʻai, lāʻau make ʻai, lilo ka ʻai iā Mea SPO

ʻai₃  n. dancing style or type. cf. ʻai ʻami, ʻai haʻa. bc

ʻai₄  n.
  • stroke or hold in lua fighting;
  • spear thrust.
bc [He kiʻina hana e ʻeha a hāʻule ai paha kekahi ʻaoʻao aʻe.]₁₄LUA

ka ʻai a ka uʻithe stroke of the youth

Ka ʻai a ke kumu i koe ʻoukou.The teacher's stroke that you do not have [have not been taught]. (For. 5:409)

ʻai₅  n. stone used in the kimo game other than the stone that is tossed and caught, which is the pōhaku kimo. bc STO SPO

ʻai₆  n. byte, in computer terminology. see huna₇, bit..., ʻai pākaukani, kilobyte..., ʻai pāmiliona, megabyte..., ʻai pāpiliona, gigabyte... CMP

ʻai₇  n. credit, as for a school course. EDU

ʻai kohoelective credit

ʻai koinacore credit

ʻāʻī  neck, neck of a shirt or dress, neck of the iheihe fish net. cf. ʻāʻīkū, ʻāʻīlepe, ʻāʻī oeoe, ʻāʻī ʻoloʻolo, ʻāʻī pahāha, ʻāʻī palaʻe, ʻāʻīpau, ʻāʻī puʻu, ʻāʻī uaua. bc [Pn(NP) *kakii, throat, neck: *ka(a)kii]NET CLO

lei ʻāʻīnecktie

ʻāʻī [ʻā·ʻī]  n. collar. also ʻāʻī lole, ʻāʻī kala, kala. BOD SPO

aʻa kino ʻāʻījugular vein

aʻa puʻuwai ʻāʻīcarotid artery

hoʻomālō ʻāʻīneck stretches, ie a warm-up exercise for sports such as volleyball; also to do this exercise

ai  s. The neck; he a-i ko ke kanaka, oia kahi e hui ai ke poo me ke kino, man has a neck, it is that which unites the head with the body. A-i oolea, a stiff neck.

aia₁  idiom. there, there it is, there are (sometimes shortened to ai, with loss of the following part. i, see ai lalo, ai luna). cf. also aia hoʻi, aia kā, aia lā, aia naʻe, ai lā, ai loa. (Gram. 4.6)   bc IDI

Aia i hea ka hale?Where is the house? The house is there, there's the house.

aia kēiafurthermore, besides

Aia malaila ka hale.The house is there, there's the house.

aia  aia i loko o ka papa. to take a class. cf. komo. EDU

Aia wau i loko o ka papa ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi i kēia kau kula.I'm taking a Hawaiian language class this semester.

aia  adv. There, referring to place; aia malaila ka hana ana, there the work is doing. Then, referring to time, generally in connection with some other event. Nah. 10:3.

aia₂  idiom. depending on, only if, only when, whatever, whenever. bc IDI

Aia ā hele aku au.When I go.

Aia ā pau ka uhi ʻana o ka noe ia manawa e ʻike aku ai i mea apau.When the mist covering is gone, then everything may be seen. (Laie 499 [103])

Aia ā pau kēia hana.When [or whenever] this work is done.

Aia aku ā aia mai, ʻai kākou i ka naʻaukake.Every now and then we eat weiners.

Aia hea ka puke?Where's the book?

Aia i kahi e hana ana.It doesn't matter where the work is done; depending on where the work is done.

Aia i kāu hele ʻana mai.Whenever you want to come; depending on your coming.

Aia ia i kāu hoʻoholo ʻana.Whatever you decide.

Aia ia iāʻoe.Depending on you; as you want; it's up to you; suit yourself.

Alia wau e ʻae aku, aia ʻae mai ʻo ʻAiwohikupua.Before I consent, ʻAiwohikupua must agree. (Laie 485 [92])

ʻAʻole ʻoe e ola i ka mele hoʻokahi, aia ʻelua mele.You won't be saved by one song, only with two songs. (FS 239)

aiā  oh no! ouch! (OO)

aiʻa  interj. Here! Here it is! bc

aia  interj. Expressive of admiration or surprise, of triumph or contempt. Aia hoi, behold! see there; aia ka, there now! Ios. 9:12. Aia la, there yon have it! an expression of triumph with contempt. Hal. 35:21.

ʻaiā [ʻai·ā]  nvs.
  • ungodly,
  • godless,
  • irreligious, unbelieving, careless of observance of taboos;
  • wicked, wickedness.
bc [PPn *kai-haʻa, steal]

hōʻaiāto act wickedly or lead others astray

aia  v. To be or show one's self contrary to the gods. To disregard the will of the gods; to be ungodly in practice. To have the character of an ungodly person. Ier: 23:11. see haihaia. s. An unprincipled or ungodly person. Hal. 14:1. The practice of ungodliness itself; he hoomaloka; he hoole akua. adj. Ungodly; irreligious.

aia  Bad, sore, watery, as the eye; onohiaia, a sore or watery eye.

aia hoʻi  interj. behold! see there! look! suddenly.

ʻĪ maila ke Akua, Aia hoʻi.And God said, Behold. (Kin. 1.29)

aiāhua, ʻaiāhua [ai·ā·hua]  same as ʻaiā, ungodly; godless; irreligious, unbelieving, careless of observance of taboos; wicked, wickedness. also aiāhulu. [Ka luku ma ke ʻano he hoʻōpeʻa.]₁₄

aiahua  v. To break secretly the kapus of the gods, but to observe them openly; to act hypocritically. To conspire secretly against one. To defraud one's landlord by withholding the tax and using it himself. To pray to death. Similar to anaana. s. A term applied to those who disregard the kapu while others observe it. When the kapu is generally disregarded it is called ainoa; hence, A hypocrite: an irreligious person. adj. Irreligious; unmindful of the kapu; nani ke kanaka aiahua. see aiahulu.

ʻaiāhua  var. spelling of aiāhua, ungodly, wicked... AltSpel

aiāhulu, ʻaiāhulu [ai·ā·hulu]  same as ʻaiā, ungodly, wicked... also aiāhua.

aiahulu  v. To pray or poison to death. To procure the death of another by any fraudulent means, or for any political or selfish purpose. NOTE.—The agent of the intrigue is called kalaiino, niania, paopaonohonia. see these words in their places.

aiahulu  s. Food baked a long time in the oven till it is brown.

ʻaiāhulu  var. spelling of aiāhulu, ungodly, wicked... AltSpel

ʻai ahupuaʻa  ruler of an ahupuaʻa. (EH)

aiahupuaa  adj. see ai and ahupuaa. A division of country; he alii aiahupuaa. enjoying the office and perquisites of an overseer of land. Laieik. 34.

aʻiaʻi₁ [aʻi·aʻi]  nvs.
  • bright as moonlight; brightness,
  • fair,
  • white,
  • clear, clearness
  • pure,
  • brilliant, shining;
. see ex. kāhela₁. bc [PPn *akiaki, a tern (Gygis sp.)] [Hiki ke ʻike ʻia i loko.]₁₆

hoʻāʻiaʻito whiten, clear, shine, whitewash, remove rust or dirt; white, clear, shining. fig., to clarify, brighten, as a tarnished reputation

pōhaku aʻiaʻicrystal

wahine ʻili aʻiaʻiwoman with skin that is fair and clear

aʻiaʻi [aʻi·aʻi]  vs. transparent. COL

aiai  v. Found only in 15th conj. Hoo. To make white; splendid; to beautify; e hooaiai ana i ke kula o Lele, beautifying the upland of Lele. s. Brightness; clearness; ua like ke keokeo me ka aiai. Puk. 24:10. adj. Bright, as moonlight; fair; white, Iob. 25:5. He malamalama aiai. 2 Sam. 23:4. Pure, as milk. 1 Pet. 2:2. Clear, as glass. Hoik. 21:18. Pure, as gold. Hoik. 21:21. White, clean, as linen. Hoik. 19:8.

aʻiaʻi₂ [aʻi·aʻi]  n. a native tree or shrub (Streblus sandwicensis [Pseudomorus sandwicensis and P. brunoniana are synonyms]), with narrow-ovate leaves, and milky sap; a member of the fig family. (Neal 299) bc PLA TRE


hōʻaiʻaito release, as war captives

ʻaiʻai₁  see ʻōpū ʻaiʻai, stomach; craw, as of a bird... BIR

ʻaiʻai₂  n. dependent, one living on the resources of another.

aiai  v. To reduce to very small particles; to make small. Kanl. 9:21. To reduce to powder. adv. Nearly.

ʻaiʻaiā [ʻaiʻai·ā]  redup. of ʻaiā, ungodly, godless, irreligious, wicked, unbelieving...

he aliʻi ʻino a me ka ʻaiʻaiāa chief wicked and impious (Kep. 63)


aiaiakuula  s. Name of a god, the son of Hinahele, his mother, and Kuula, his father. He was a god of fishermen; he akua lawaia.

ʻaiʻaiele  nvs. swinging, unsteady motion.

aʻiaʻi hauʻoki [aʻi·aʻi hau·ʻoki]  vs. opaque. lit., frosty clear. COL

aia i hea  S  inter. Where? also: ai hea. see hea₅.

aia i laila  there, to be there. also ai laila.

Ai laila lākou e noho nei.They are living in that place.

aia i lalo  down there. also ai lalo.

aia i loa  var. spelling of ai loa, away off in the distance...

aia i luna  vi. up there. also ai luna.

ʻai ʻāina  v. to rule or own land.

hōʻāiʻāinato award land, as by a chief (Nak. 27)

aiaina  v. Ai, to eat, and aina, land. lit. To eat the land, i. e., to enjoy, to possess land; to own land; aole ia i aiaina, he did not possess land.

ʻaiʻaiohua [ʻaiʻaio·hua]  name given for persons sacrificed for not observing taboos during the offering of prayers by the priest (pronunciation not certain). (Kep. 139)

aia kā  interj. There now! So it's there after all!

ʻaiakahonu [ʻai-a-ka-honu]  lit., food of the turtle. same as hulu manu, a seaweed. SWD

aiakakai  s. Ai, food, and akakai, a rush. New, fresh, sweet food, like poi newly pounded; he ai hou, he ai manalo. Such food is also called pololei.

ʻaiakalā  see kula ʻaiakalā, common school system... (Nāwahī)

kukaenene.jpgborder=0ʻaiakanēnē [ʻai-a-ka-nēnē]  n. a native trailing, woody plant (Coprosma ernodeoides), with narrow, tiny leaves and black, berry-like fruits. lit., food of the nēnē goose. also kūkaenēnē, leponēnē, pūnēnē. (Neal 803)PLA

aia lā  interj. There! I told you so! There it is!

ʻāʻīʻalaʻala  same as ʻāʻī palaʻe, scrofula, a scrofulous neck, abscess on neck... BOD ILL

aialaala  s. Ai, to eat, and ala, or alaala, odoriferous. The scrofula.

ʻai aliʻi  v. to rule (or eat) as a chief.

aialii  v. Ai and alii, chief. E hoohanohano, to enjoy the ease, honor and dignity of a chief; to act the chief. see nalinali.

aialo  A small division of land less than an ahupuaa; na kanaka o na aina, a me na ahupuaa, a me na aialo.

ʻaialo [ʻai·alo]  n. attendant of the chief's household, intimate of a chief. lit., eating [in the] presence.

aialo  s. Ai, to eat, and alo, in front. To eat before. The people about the chief; his attendants, in distinction from the poe makaainana; kanaka aialo no ke alii. A prince or princess; those about a king. Sol. 31:4. Pau loa na makaainana a me na aialo i ka pii iuka, all the common people and those about the chief went up the mountain. One who is a hanger on and lives lazily with a chief and eats his food.

ʻaiāmanō  vi. var. spelling of ʻai ā manō, to eat like a shark. Fig., to have a ravenous appetite. AltSpel FIS

ʻai ā manō, ʻaiāmanō  vi. to eat like a shark. fig., to have a ravenous appetite. (Gram. 8.7.2)  FIS

ʻaiʻami  nvi. type of hula with little foot movement, but with hip revolving throughout the dance; to dance thus. HUL

ʻaiana [ʻai·ana]  nvt. clothes iron; to iron, press, as clothes. Eng. CLO

aiana  s. Eng The Hawaiian pronunciation of iron; a flat iron.

aiana  adj. Walking wearily up and down precipices; he hele aikena, he maloeloe.

aia naʻe  conj. but, furthermore.

aianei  adv. There; just by; not far off.

ʻaiaola [ʻaia·ola]  vi. to eat nutritious food. cf. paiola. FOO

kūlana ʻaiaolanutrition

ʻai ā puaʻa  vi. to eat like a pig; to eat greedily; to wolf food.

ʻaiau₁ [ʻai·au]  vi. to look about with covetous or jealous eyes; to practice sorcery or poisoning.

aiau  v. To pray or poison to death, as was formerly practiced. To show covetousness in asking; as, ua aiau aku i ka hai, he coveted what was another's. Similar to aluna and makee.

ʻaiau₂ [ʻai·au]  vs. weary, discouraged by long continued work.

Kupaliʻi ʻaiau.Humble one who serves a chief a long time.

ʻaiʻē  nvt. debt; to owe. see ʻaoʻao ʻaiʻē, lawe ʻaiʻē, pila ʻaiʻē. bc [He huina kālā i noi ʻia mai kekahi wahi a kekahi kanaka paha me ka ʻōlelo hoʻohiki hoʻihoʻi hou ʻia ia kālā i kekahi wā aku me ka uku pū aku i kekahi kāki no ia huina kālā i noi ʻia.]

ʻaiʻē kaʻa ʻolebad debt

ʻaiʻē pohōbad debt

ʻaiʻē pono ʻolebad debt

hāʻawi ʻaiʻēto lend on usury

hale hōʻaiʻēpawnshop

hōʻaiʻēto lend, loan, charge on account, borrow, ask for credit; charge account, loan, credit

Ua hōʻaiʻē anei ʻoe i ka hale kūʻai?Did you charge to the store?

ʻaiʻē [ʻai·ʻē]  n. loan, i.e. money lent at interest; to have a loan. also lako ʻaiʻē. cf. hoʻolako ʻaiʻē, lawe ʻaiʻē. ECO

aie  v. Ai, to eat, and e, before hand, i. e., to eat or enjoy a thing before it is paid for; from the custom of paying for work before it was done, and the pay consumed. To owe; to be indebted; aole oia (o Kamehameha) i aie, he (Kamehameha) never went into debt. To enjoy something yet to be paid for; e lawe e i ka waiwai a mahope hookaa. s. Indebtedness; the state of being in debt; he poe aie kakou, we are debtors. A debt; that which is due for any cause; e lawe aie, to go in debt for a thing. Neh. 5:2. E haawi aie, to give (lend) on usury. Kanl. 23:20. adj. In debt; owing; under obligation to render some equivalent for something received. adv. E haawi aie, to give to be paid again.

aiea.jpgborder=0ʻaiea₁ [ʻai·ea]  n. all species of the endemic Hawaiian genus Nothocestrum, soft-wooded shrubs and trees with ovate or oblong leaves, yellowish flowers, and whitish to reddish berries. One slender species was used for thatching sticks (ʻaho) and fire-making. PLA TRE FLO

aiea  s. Name of a species of tree found on Lanai and other islands used for finishing off canoes.

ʻaiea₂ [ʻai·ea]  n. same as kāwaʻu, a native Ilex; holly. Kauaʻi.

ʻaiea₃ [ʻai·ea]  n. exhaustion. (rare.

aiea  s. Fatigue; weariness.

ʻAiea  placename. land sections, mill, village, bay, stream, field, recreation center, and schools, west of Honolulu, Oʻahu. (RC 169). lit., Nothocestrum tree.

ʻaieana [ʻai·eana]  same as ʻaiea₃, exhaustion...

Aigupita  var. spelling of ʻAikupika, Egypt...

ʻAigupita [ʻaigu·pita]  n. var. spelling of ʻAikupika, Egypt; Egyptian. G

ʻai haʻa₁  nvi. hula step danced with bended knees; the chanting for this dance is usually bombastic and emphatic (UL 266); to dance thus. lit., low style. HUL MUS

ʻai haʻa₂  vs. allegro.

ʻai hāʻawi wale [ʻai ·ʻawi wale]  n. ace, in volleyball. Niʻihau. also ʻeki. SPO VLB

aihaha  s. Ai, food, and haha, skin of kalo tops. The food of poor people; e aihaha ana na luwahine.

ʻai halalē  gobble (eat noisily). (EH)

aihalale  v. Ai, eat, and halale, to sup up, as a liquid. To be lazy; to do nothing; to be the reproach of others; to eat the food of others without work. see lomalomaaihalale.

ʻai hamu  see hamu₂, destroy; to consume... [Pepehi kolohe a make ma kekahi ʻike i aʻo ʻia a mākaukau.]₁₄

aihamu  s. Ai, food, and hamu, remnants of food. The food left after a meal, especially when little is left. Crumbs and scrapings, that which is burned on to the stones of the oven. v. Ai, to eat, and hamu, refuse food. To eat refuse food. To eat up clean; ua aihamuia kaumala uala. Applied as an epithet of reproach to the poe kahuna anaana, the priests who practiced sorcery.

ʻaihē  center of a taro corm. (Kep. 16.5)TAR

ai hea  S  inter. Where? also: aia i hea. see hea₅.

aihea  int. adv. Ai, there, and hea, where. At, or towards what place? the answer, ailaila, there. NOTE.—The a may be a No.2. NOTE,—And ihea the auialo of hea. see Gram. § 165, p. 93.

ʻai hele  lit., to eat walking. similar to ʻai kū, to eat freely; to do as one wishes; to break taboos or transgress...; (Kam. 64:87)

ʻai hele wale  n. point from block, dink, or spike, in volleyball. Niʻihau. SPO VLB

ʻai hemo  S  vt. to remove food from one's mouth and then eat it again, as gum. FOO

ʻai hīnaʻi [ʻai ·naʻi]  n. basket, a score in basketball. lit., basket score. see ʻai kolu. SPO BSK

ʻai holo  n. touchdown, in football. lit., run score. cf. ʻai hopu, ʻai manuahi, ʻai peku. SPO FTB

ʻai hoʻokano [ʻai hoʻo·kano]  vt. to eat proudly of high-priced food, as a rich person; fig., to have many women. [ʻO ia ka hoʻohauʻoli ʻana iā ʻoe iho ma ka nanea ʻana i nā mea o haʻi, ʻo ia hoʻi, i nä mea ʻaʻole nou ponoʻī.]₁₄

Na nei selamoku e ʻai hoʻokano.This sailor who has so much to eat. (song)

ʻai hopu  n. touchback, in football. lit., catch score. cf. ʻai holo, ʻai manuahi, ʻai peku. SPO FTB

ʻAihualama [ʻAi-hua-lama]  placename. stream tributary to Mānoa Stream, and the area near Puʻupueo, Mānoa, Honolulu, where Kauhi killed Kahala-o-Puna, whom he suspected of having an affair with Kiʻihelei. (Westervelt, 1964b:129; for another version, see Pohakea; see also AwaawaKiʻihelei.) An owl ʻaumakua (personal god) saw the murder, dug up the girl's body, and resuscitated her.

aihuawaʻa [ai·hua·waʻa]  vagabond; to wander, roam. (And.)

aihuawaa  v. To pass from one place to another and find a dwelling place. adj. He poe aihuawaa, wanderers that have not settled down in any place.

ʻaihue [ʻai·hue]  nvt. to steal, rob, pilfer, filch, cheat; thief, robber, theft, larceny. bc [Pn(MQ) *kaihue, to steal]

ʻaihue [ʻai·hue]  vt. to steal, in basketball. SPO BSK

ʻAihue akula ʻo Kevin Johnson i ke kinipōpō, a holo akula no ka ʻai.Kevin Johnson stole the ball and went in for the goal.

aihue  v. Ai, food, and hue, to steal. lit. To steal food. But ai represents property of all kinds. see ai, s. NOTE.— Hence, to steal generally; to take another's property secretly and without leave; to steal a person. Kanl. 24:7. s. A thief; one, who steals. adj. Found in all the above forms. Stolen; taken secretly.

ʻaihueea, ʻaihuehia, ʻaihuelia, ʻaihuenia [ʻai·hue·ea, ʻai·hue·hia, ʻai·hue·lia, ʻai·hue·nia]  pas/imp. of ʻaihue, to steal, rob, pilfer, filch, cheat...

aihuea, aihueia, aihuehia, aihuelia  v. These are all passive forms of the verb aihue; to be stolen. For these forms, see Gram. § 211: 1st, 2d.

ʻaihuehia  var. spelling of ʻaihueea, pas/imp of ʻaihue, to steal, rob, pilfer, filch, cheat...

ʻaihue kanaka  n.v. to kidnap; kidnapper.

ʻaihuelia  var. spelling of ʻaihueea, pas/imp of ʻaihue, to steal, rob, pilfer, filch, cheat...

ʻaihuenia  var. spelling of ʻaihueea, pas/imp of ʻaihue, to steal, rob, pilfer, filch, cheat...

ʻaihumuhumu [ʻai·humu·humu]  vt. to eat in order to destroy; to destroy wantonly or by violence or sorcery.

ʻaiʻili  ruler of an ʻili. (EH)

ʻaiʻili loko  v. to have the use of fish ponds (loko); to control the interior (loko) land division known as ʻili. FIS LAND

aiililoko  v. Ai, to enjoy, ili, the skin, surface (of land.) loko, that which is contained in something else. To have or possess a division of land less than an ahupuaa.

ʻaika  vs. hard and poor tasting, as thin or inferior fish. FIS

aikahaʻula, aikahaula [ai·kahaʻula]  cf. (FS 251). see kahaʻula₁, sensual dream...

aikahaula  s. see moekahaula. A dreaming of committing adultery or fornication; a lascivious dream.

ʻAikahi [ʻAi-kahi]  placename. land section, street, elementary school, subdivision, shopping center, and playground, Kailua, Oʻahu. Street names in the sub-division begin with ʻAi-. lit., eat scrape (as the sides of a poi bowl; thus, to eat all).

ʻāʻīkala [ʻāʻī·kala]  n. collar. lit., neck collar. Eng.

ʻāʻīkala kū [ʻāʻī·kala ]  n. stiff collar.

ʻaikalima [ʻai·kalima]  n. ice cream. Eng. FOO

ʻaikalima [ʻai·kalima]  n. ice cream. cf. kanakē ʻau. FOO

ʻaikalima ʻaupopsicle

kone ʻaikalimaice cream cone

ʻai kalo paʻa  n. unpounded taro. fig., difficult problem that must be chewed, as whole taro. TAR

ʻAikanaka₁  n. name of a star. STA

ʻAikanaka₂  lit., man-eating.(HM 241-242). an older cousin of Kawelo; on becoming chief of Kauaʻi he banished Kawelo's parents, thus provoking an invasion. see Kawelo.

ʻAikanaka₃  an Oʻahu chief who sent men to fetch the beautiful wife of Halemano, causing the couple to flee the island.

ʻAikanaka₄  a Maui chief who married Hinahānaiakamalama. Hina wearied of disposing of her children's excrement and lept into the moon. Her husband, trying to stop her, caught her leg. She hangs in the moon today.

ʻai kanaka₅  n.v. cannibal, man-eater; to eat human flesh.

ʻAikanaka [ʻAi-kanaka]  placename. land division, perhaps named for a legendary oppressive chief who was defeated by Kawelo (FS 32-113.) An ancient name for Pūkoʻo harbor, Molokaʻi, where inhabitants were washed into the ocean by a Kona storm and eaten by sharks (Jarrett 21). Pandanus groves here produced fine fruit (Ka Leo o Ka Lahui, February 22, 1894). lit., man-eating.

aikāne [ai·kāne]  nvs. friend; friendly; to become a friend. see hale aikāne. [He hoaaloha pili. ʻElua hoaaloha pili loa i like ke ʻano, ʻo ia hoʻi he hoapili kāne a ke kāne, a he hoapili wahine a ka wahine. Hoaaloha pili loa i like kona ʻano me kou, ʻo ia hoʻi he hoaaloha kāne no ke kāne, he hoaaloha wahine no ka wahine.],₁₄,₁₆

hoʻaikāneto be a friend, make friends, befriend

kāna aikānehis friend

moe aikāneto commit sodomy (rare)

aikane  v. Ai, No. 8, and kane, male. To cohabit, as male with male, or female with female. To commit sodomy; hence s. An intimate friend of the same sex; a friend or companion of the same sex. Those who mutually give and receive presents, being of the same sex. Sodomy; dissoluteness of habit.

ʻaikapa [ʻai·kapa]  nvs. a privileged friend who shares the profits of a friend's land, sometimes sharing in the work; one who shares a friend's spouse; to share land or spouse; to pay part of a debt but withhold the remainder. lit., eat [on the] border.

aikapa  v. Ai, to enjoy, and kapa, side, edge, border. To own one-half of a thing; applied to anything of which one-half belongs to one person and one-half to another.

ʻai kapu  v. to eat under taboo; to observe eating taboos.

aikapu  v. Ai, to eat, and kapu, forbidden. To eat according to the restrictions of the kapu. To obey the rules of the tabu (kapu) system, i. e., to observe the ceremonies of the kapu. NOTE.—It is the opposite of ainoa. s. The observance of the rules of the kapu; yielding obedience to them; hooikaika lakou ia ia e hoopaakiki me ka aikapu, they encouraged him to be firm by the kapu.

ʻai kāwele [ʻai ·wele]  see kāwele₂.

ʻaike  gram. equational (+ sentence type). cf. ʻālike 'alike' and Rarotongan āite 'alike'. (PHG)

ʻaikena [ʻai·kena]  vs. sick and tired of a person or situation, surfeited, exhausted, discouraged, fatigued.

aikena  v. To compel to work when one is already fatigued; to cause a groaning or complaint for hard usage.

ʻai kepa  vt. to cut or tear obliquely, as with teeth or edged instrument; to seize or tear with the teeth; to fit by rabbeting, rabbet.

aikepa  v. Ai and kepa, to scrape off, as dirt from a stone. To level off; to rabbet, as the edge of a board. To lap over; to cut a thing off obliquely so as to make uneven parts. adj. Being cut obliquely off, so as to make uneven parts; o ko'u ia, ua oki aikepa ia aku nei a uuku loa, my fish, it is cut off obliquely, and is very small; he lole i oki aikepa ia a pono ole, the cloth is cut off obliquely, and not straight.

ʻaikepakepa [ʻai·kepa·kepa]  to snap the jaws; to speak rapidly, as with overlapping words; to talk too much or too fast; to jabber. redup. of ʻai kepa, to cut or tear obliquely, as with teeth or edged instrument...;

aikepakepa  v. To quarrel, as a man and his wife when another intercedes; he wahine nuku aikepakepa lua.

ʻai keu  n. extra credit, bonus. lit., extra point. also hoʻopiʻi kaha.

nīnau ʻai keuextra-credit question, bonus question. also nīnau hoʻopiʻi kaha

ʻaiki  vi. var. spelling of ʻāiki, to light up dimly; to look furtively, peek, peer. AltSpel

ʻāiki, ʻaiki [ʻā·iki]  vi.
  • to light up dimly;
  • to look furtively, peek, peer.

hoʻāikito make shine a little; to open the eyes a little to see; to peek

aiki  v. Abbreviation of the word hoaiki. To peep privately, or to look slyly; i lele i ke kapu a pa i ka aiki.

ʻAikikauelono, ʻĀikikauelono  n. name of a star, possibly Sirius. Also called Hikikauelono (Hiki-kau-e-lono). STA

ʻĀikikauelono  n. var. spelling of ʻAikikauelono, name of a star... AltSpel STA

ʻAikiopa, Aitiopa [ʻai·kiopa]  Ethiopia; Ethiopian. Gr. Aethiops. G

ʻAikiopa [ʻai·kiopa]  n. Ethiopia; Ethiopian. G

ʻaikola [ʻai·kola]  nvs. interj. of scorn or derision, especially rejoicing over others' misfortunes, with meaning "serves you right" or "I told you so"; as a verb, to use this term. [Pn(NP) *ka-itoʻa, expression of satisfaction at misfortune of others]

hōʻaikolato treat contemptuously; to rejoice over the misfortunes of others; sarcastic, contemptible

Hōʻaikola nohoʻi kāu hana.You do such contemptible things.

Hōʻaikola nohoʻi lāʻau kaʻa maluna ou.The fir trees rejoice at thee. (Isa. 14.8)

aikola  v. see akola. Used only in conj. 13. Hoo. To despise; to spurn from; to triumph over; to treat contemptuously. Hal. 22:24. fig. Applied to trees; to rejoice over, in view of victory. Isa. 14:8. see also hoonaikola, another form of the same word. s. Hoo The subject of scorn or derision; he mea hoaikola a akaaka hoi, a subject of scorn and derision. Hal. 79: see hoaikola. int. An expression of triumph mixed with contempt, as aha! Ezek. 25:3.

ʻai kolu  n. a successful three-point shot, in basketball. lit., three points. see ʻai hīnaʻi. SPO BSK

ʻai kolu three-point shot; to attempt such a shot

Ua komo ka ʻai kolu a ke miomio ʻana a Piʻikea.Piʻikea's expertly shot three-pointer went in.

ʻAikoʻo [ʻai·koʻo]  n. name of a wind at Nuʻalolo, Kauaʻi. (For. 5:95) WIN

ʻAikoʻolua [ʻAi-koʻolua]  placename. gulch, Kamalō qd., south Molokaʻi. Lii., eat together (of two).

ʻai kū  vt. to eat freely; to do as one wishes; to break taboos or transgress. see ex. ʻai₁. (Kam. 64:87)HUL

ʻO ka hula ʻai ʻai hele.A dance completely free of taboos [a saying often said by hula teachers].

aiku  v. Ai, to eat, and ku, to stand. lit. To eat standing. To eat in an improper manner. fig. To do a thing contrary to rule or ceremony. To break a kapu; similar to aia. Aiku was an offense against the gods.

ʻāʻīkū₁ [ʻāʻī·]  n. high collar, stiff collar.

aiku  s. A-i, the neck, and ku, to stand. A standing collar for a jacket.

ʻāʻīkū₂ [ʻāʻī·]  spasmodic affection of the neck muscles which draws the head toward the affected side, a torticollis; stiff neck

ʻāʻīkū₃ [ʻāʻī·]  croup.

aiku  s. Name of a disease; the croup, from the disposition to hold the head erect.

aikukuku  v. To be sick with swelling in the mouth and legs; ua aikukuku ma ka waha, he has a swelling in the mouth; ua aikukuku ma ka wawae, aole ola, he has swelled legs, he will not live. s. The swelling and soreness of the mouth and legs, like the large itch.

ʻaikūpele  n. var. spelling of ʻai kūpele, medicinal juices mixed with poi or mashed sweet potato... AltSpel SWP POI

ʻai kūpele, ʻaikūpele [ʻai ·pele]  n. medicinal juices mixed with poi or mashed sweet potato, used to build up strength. lit., kneaded poi. SWP POI

ʻAikupika, Aigupita [ʻai·kupika]  nvs. Egypt; Egyptian. Perhaps Gr. Aigyptios. G

ʻAikupika, ʻAikupita, ʻAigupita [ʻaiku·pika]  n. Egypt; Egyptian. G

aikupuu  s. Ai, food, and kupuu. Dry food, as baked kalo or other vegetables.

ai lā  short for aia lā, There!...


any oil, grease, lard; to oil, grease, lubricate. Many kinds of oil and grease are ....

see below...

  ʻaila ʻaʻalo paʻahau - antifreeze. lit., oil (to) resist freezing.
  ʻaila hamohamo - massage oil
  ʻaila hōʻākaʻa - shortening, as used in coooking. lit., oil (to make) flaky.
  ʻaila hoʻohinuhinu - wax, as for polishing a car. lit., oil (for) polishing.
  ʻaila hoʻomaloʻo pena - turpentine. lit., oil for drying paint.
  ʻaila hoʻonahā - castor oil. lit., purge oil.
  ʻaila kā - petroleum. lit., tar oil.
  ʻaila kēpama - sperm oil.
  ʻaila kīkī - oil or lubricant spray
  ʻaila koda - var. spelling of ʻaila koka, cod-liver oil...
  ʻaila koka - cod-liver oil.
  ʻaila kolī - castor oil. lit., castor-bean oil.
  ʻaila lā - suntan lotion, suntan oil
  ʻaila māhu - kerosene. lit., steam oil.
  ʻaila meakanu - vegetable oil. lit., plant oil.
  ʻaila nahā - castor oil.
  ʻaila nohō - castor oil.
  ʻaila ʻōlala - suntan lotion. lit., ointment (for) basking (in the sun).
  ʻaila paʻa - thick grease.
  ʻaila palai - frying oil.
  ʻaila pale lā - sunscreen, the lotion. lit., ointment (to) protect (against) sun.
  ʻaila palepiwa - eucalyptus oil.
  ʻaila pāma - sperm oil.
  ʻaila pineki - peanut oil.
  ʻaila puaʻa - lard, pork grease.
  ʻaila sepama - var. spelling of ʻaila kēpama, sperm oil...
  ʻaila tā - petroleum. lit., tar oil.
      bato ʻaila - var. spelling of pako ʻaila, measures of oil...
      kaʻa ʻaila - fuel truck
      kapuahi ʻaila māhu - kerosene stove. lit., steam oil stove.
      kini ʻaila - oil can.
      kuka ʻaila - raincoat. lit., oiled coat, so called because early raincoats were made of oiled ....
      lāʻau ʻaila - castor-oil plant; lit., oil plant.
      pako ʻaila - measures of oil.
      pale pākaukau ʻaila - oilcloth.
      pepa ʻaila - wax paper. Niʻihau.
      wili ʻaila - oil rig, for drilling oil on either land or sea. lit., oil drill.

ʻaila  nvt. any oil, grease, lard; to oil, grease, lubricate. Many kinds of oil and grease are listed below. Eng. bc FOO

ʻaila hamorubbing oil, grease, ointment; to oil, lubricate

aila  s. Eng Oil; aila kukui, lamp oil; aila mura, ointment. Sol. 27:9. NOTE.— The Hawaiian words are momona, konahua, &c.

ʻAila  placename. street, Moanalua, Honolulu, lit., oil.

ʻai lā  v. scorched or sunburned.

aila  s. The name of a tree; called also koli.

ʻaila ʻaʻalo paʻahau [ʻaila ʻaʻalo paʻa·hau]  n. antifreeze. lit., oil (to) resist freezing.

ʻAilāʻau [ʻAi-lāʻau]  fire god. (EH)

ʻailaea [ʻaila·ea]  same as ʻailea, gasoline...

ʻaila hamohamo  massage oil (Wight)

ʻaila hōʻākaʻa [ʻaila ·ʻā·kaʻa]  n. shortening, as used in coooking. lit., oil (to make) flaky. [+]

ʻailahola [ʻaila·hola]  n. gasohol.

ʻailahonua [ʻaila·honua]  kerosene. lit., earth oil.

ʻaila hoʻohinuhinu [ʻaila hoʻo·hinu·hinu]  n. wax, as for polishing a car. lit., oil (for) polishing.

ʻaila hoʻomaloʻo pena [ʻaila hoʻo·maloʻo pena]  n. turpentine. lit., oil for drying paint.

ʻaila hoʻonahā [ʻaila hoʻo·nahā]  castor oil. lit., purge oil.

ai laila  there, to be there. also aia i laila.

Ai laila lākou e noho nei.They are living in that place.

ailaila  adv. Ai (see ai, adv.) and laila, there. In answer to the interrogative aihea; there; by the side of; in that place; there; there it is.

ʻaila , ʻaila tā  n. petroleum. lit., tar oil.

ʻailakele [ʻaila·kele]  S  n. fat. also meaʻai nui o ka ʻailakele. see haʻakupu ʻailakele, adipogenesis..., ʻaʻaʻa hunaola, tissue

meaʻai ʻailakele ikilow-fat food

meaʻai ʻailakele nuihigh-fat food

ʻailakele laupaʻahapa [ʻaila·kele lau·paʻa·hapa]  S  n. polyunsaturated fat. cf. ʻailakele paʻahapa, ʻailakele paʻapū.

ʻailakele paʻahapa [ʻaila·kele paʻa·hapa]  S  n. unsaturated fat. cf. ʻailakele laupaʻahapa, ʻailakele paʻapū.

ʻailakele paʻapū [ʻaila·kele paʻa·]  S  n. saturated fat. lit., dense fat. cf. ʻailakele laupaʻahapa, ʻailakele paʻahapa.

ʻaila kēpama, ʻaila sepama [ʻaila ·pama]  n. sperm oil. Eng.

ʻaila kīkī  n. oil or lubricant spray (KAN)

ʻaila koda  var. spelling of ʻaila koka, cod-liver oil...

ʻaila koka, ʻaila koda  n. cod-liver oil.

ʻaila kolī [ʻaila kolī·]  n. castor oil. lit., castor-bean oil. PLA

ʻaila lā  n. suntan lotion, suntan oil (HE)

ai lalo  down there. also aia i lalo.

ailalo  adv. Ai, adv., and lalo, down. Down; down under; down there; ailalo kahi i make ai, down there is the place where he died.

ʻaila māhu  n. kerosene. lit., steam oil.

ʻaila meakanu [ʻaila mea·kanu]  n. vegetable oil. lit., plant oil. see lauʻai.

ʻailana₁ [ʻai·lana]  vs. in love.

ʻailana ka manaʻoloving thoughts

ʻailana₂ [ʻai·lana]  n. island. Eng.

ʻaila nahā  castor oil. (EH)

ʻAilana Kanaka [ʻai·lana kanaka]  n. Isle of Man. G

ʻaila nohō  castor oil. (EH)

ʻaila ʻōlala [ʻaila ʻō·lala]  n. suntan lotion. lit., ointment (for) basking (in the sun). cf. ʻaila pale lā.

ʻaila paʻa  n. thick grease.

ʻaila palai  n. frying oil. Eng.

ʻaila pale   n. sunscreen, the lotion. lit., ointment (to) protect (against) sun. cf. ʻaila ʻōlala.

ʻaila palepiwa  eucalyptus oil. (EH)

ʻaila pāma  sperm oil. (EH)

ʻaila pineki  peanut oil. (EH)

ʻaila puaʻa  n. lard, pork grease.

ʻaila sepama  var. spelling of ʻaila kēpama, sperm oil...

ʻaila   n. petroleum. lit., tar oil. var. spelling of ʻaila kā;

ʻai lau₁  vt. to eat a great deal.

ʻai lau₂  n. a bundle of cooked taro wrapped in ti leaves. TAR

ʻailea [ʻai·lea]  n. gasoline (contraction of ʻaila, oil, and ea, air).

ailea  v. Ai, v 8, and lea, pleasure. To copulate, as male and female; spoken of men and animals.

ʻāʻīlepe [ʻāʻī·lepe]  ruffles, folds, gathers about the neck; to make ruffles; to ruffle feathers, as a grouse. (AP)

ailepe  v. Ai and lepe, the comb of a cock. To turn up and back. To ruck, as the skin when broken, or as kapa when ruffed. adj. Turned up; rucked; as the skin when broken; as kapa when ruffed.

ʻai lepo  v. to eat filth (insulting).

ailepo  s. Ai, to eat, and lepo, dirt. An expression applied to a multitude of fish. The application is not clear.

ʻāʻili₁  vi. to struggle for breath; to breathe with convulsions, gasp, pant, twitch, jerk.

aili  v. To pant; to gasp for breath.

ʻāʻili₂  vt. to pull, as weeds. (Kep. 157)

aili  To pull up, as a bush; e uhuki. To pull up, as a hook with a fish on it; o ka aili ae no ia i ke aho lou ka ia i ka makau, he pulled up his hook line, the hook was the fish. see kaili.

ʻaʻīlia  pas/imp. of ʻāʻili, to struggle for breath...; to pull, as weeds...

ailia  v. Pass, of aili for ailiia.

ʻailihi [ʻai·lihi]  same as ʻaikapa, share, sharer...

ailihi  v. Ai, to eat, enjoy, and lihi, a border, edge. To possess or enjoy a piece of land only in part, as some corner, end or outside, while the main part is denied. see aikapa. To pay only a part of a debt and withhold the remainder; ua hookaa mai i kekahi a ua alihi aku no i kekahi, he paid some and withheld some (of the debt.) To disregard the kapu in respect to trading. s. A creditor; he mea i ailihiia. a person paid only in part; he inoa no kekahi mea.

ailii  v. Ai and lii for alii. To enjoy the dignity of a chief; to be noble.

ʻāʻiliʻili  redup. of ʻāʻili, spasm. ILL

ʻAiliki, Airisi [ʻai·liki]  nvs. Irish. Eng. G

ʻAiliki [ʻai·liki]  n. Irish. see ʻIlelani. G

ʻAilimaiki [ʻAi-lima-iki]  n.v. a method of lua fighting; to grab little finger of an adversary and twist it. LUA

ai loa, aia i loa  vi. away off in the distance.

ʻAiloli [ʻAi-loli]  n. name of a wind at Kaupō, Maui. lit., sea cucumber food. (For. 5:101) WIN

ʻailolo₁ [ʻai·lolo]  nvt. ceremony usually marking the end of training, so called because the student ate (ʻai) a portion of the head, and especially the brains (lolo), of a fish, dog, or hog offered to the gods; to partake of the ceremony. [He hana i hana ʻia ma ka pau ʻana o ke aʻo ʻia ʻana. Ua kapa ʻia he ʻailolo no ka ʻai ʻana o ka haumāna i ka lolo o ka iʻa, ʻīlio a puaʻa paha i mōhai ʻia i nā akua. Puka aku mai kekahi papahana aʻo i kekahi hana mākaukau o ke au kahiko e like me ka hula a i ʻole ʻo ke kuʻialua. He mālama ʻia kekahi hana e ʻai ʻia ai ka lolo o ka puaʻa a mōhai ʻē aʻe paha ma ia puka ʻana.]₁₁,₁₄FIS


Ua ʻailolo i ka puaʻa hiwa.Taking part in the ceremony marking the completion of training by eating a portion of the head of an entirely black pig.

ailolo  s. The name of a religious performance when a hog was offered in sacrifice; a part of it was eaten at the time of offering.

ʻailolo₂ [ʻai·lolo]  vt. skilled, adept, expert, trained, proficient. HUL

Ua ʻailolo ʻoia i ka hula.He is trained in the hula.

ailolo  v. To teach the art of lua and the practice of anaana; sorcery and the practice of soldiery, so as to be a proficient. Ua ao i ka lua, a ua make ke kanaka, ua ailolo. Ua ao i ka anaana, ua make ke kanaka, na ailolo. Ua ao i ke koa, ua ku i ka moku, a ua ailolo.

ailolo  adj. Disobedient, as a child, and thus destroys himself; one that destroys himself through his own evil courses; it belongs to persons of all classes; he keiki hoolohe ole, a ua lele i ka pali no ke kolohe, a ua make ailolo ka hookuli, he was a disobedient child, he leaped a precipice through mischief, he died through disobedience, &c; ua make no ke kanaka hewa no ka hookuli ailolo no ia lakou. s. He inoa no kekahi mea.

-ʻailona  cf. hailona. PPN *fakaʻilonga. MUS

hōʻailonasign, symbol, representation, insignia, emblem, mark, badge, signal, omen, portent, target, credential, token of recognition, a lot that is cast; title (legal); depth sounding; to mark; to take a depth sounding; to draw lots

hōʻailona heluplural sign or marker, algebra

hōʻailona kūʻauhau, hōʻailona no ke kūlanafamily crest or coat of arms

hōʻailona lanakilaemblem or trophy of victory, trophy

hōʻailona mahelemeasure signature in music

hōʻailona manawatime signature in music

hōʻailona mōʻībadge or emblem of royalty, sceptre

hōʻailona paʻiprinted stamp

Ka pana ʻana aku i ka hōʻailona.Shooting at the mark. (1-Sam. 20.20)

Kēlā pūʻā kao i hōʻailona ʻia me koʻu kila.That flock of goats … marked with my brand.

ai luna  vi. up there. also aia i luna.

ailuna  adv. There above; up; upwards.

aimahaha  s. A kind of hard kalo, difficult to make into good poi.

ʻAimakapā  placename. fishpond, Kailua qd., Hawaiʻi, recommended for preservation. (Emory and Soehren).

aimalu  v. Ai, to eat, and malu, secretly. To eat with one contrary to kapu; he aimalu ka poe ai puupuu o na 'lii, the stewards of the chiefs transgressed. To transgress or break a law secretly.

ʻai māmā [ʻai ·]  n.v. light meal, snack; to eat such.

ʻai manuahi [ʻai manu·ahi]  n. point after touchdown, in football. lit., free point. see ʻai holo, ʻai hopu, ʻai peku. SPO

ʻai manuahi holopoint after by passing or running

ʻai manuahi pekupoint after by kicking

ʻAimaunu [ʻAi-maunu]  n. name of a wind at Hāna, Maui. lit., bait eating. (For. 5:101) WIN

ʻaimīkana [ʻai··kana]  n. linnet, California house finch, papaya bird (Carpodacus mexicanus frontalis), an early introduction to Hawaiʻi, now well established throughout the Hawaiian Islands. lit., papaya eater. BIR

ʻai moku  n.v. ruler of a moku, district or island; to rule a moku.

aimoku  s. Ai, to eat, enjoy, and moku, a district. A person who holds the rank of a chief over some district or island; one who enjoys the honors and profits of such a post without really owning the land; e pau kona aimoku ana, his authority is ended. Laieik. 34. adj. Having the authority of a chief; he kane aimoku, epithet of a person acting for a chief, a lieutenant, one who enjoys the fruits of the land but pays a part to the owner; na 'lii aimoku. governors. Ezr. 8:36; Eset. 3:12.

ʻai mūkā  gobble (eat noisily). (EH)

aina  n. sexual intercourse. PCP *kainga.

ʻaina₁  n. meal. cf. ʻaina ahiahi, ʻaina awakea, ʻaina kakahiaka, and ʻai, to eat. bc PNP *kainga.

hale ʻainarestaurant

ʻaina  see lumi ʻaina, dining room...

aina  s. Ai, to eat, enjoy, and na, contraction of ana (the participial termination of words equivalent to Eng. ing. see Gram. § 204,2.) An eating; the means of eating, i. e., the fruits of the land; hence, s. A contraction of ai ana. see above. An eating; a meal. adj. Eating; dining; papa aina, an eating table; hale aina, one of the six houses of an establishment; he hale aina oia kekahi, the eating house is one.

ʻaina₂  eaten, consumed devoured. pas/imp. of ʻai₁, to eat, destroy or consume as by fire...; bc

ʻO aʻu lehua i ʻaina e ka manu a māui i ke kai, nūpolupolu akula i ke kai o Hilo.My lehua blossoms picked by the birds and bruised by the sea, scattered there on the sea of Hilo. (prayer to Kapo)

aina  v. lit. Being eaten. Used passively; to be destroyed; to be devoured; eaten up. Aina o Hawaii e ka pele, Hawaii is eaten by the volcano; aina ke kanaka e ka mano, the man was devoured by a shark; aina ka ai e ka puaa, the food was eaten by a hog.

ʻaina₃  vs. rejected, as refuse, especially of sugar cane. bc SUG

ipu ʻainaslop basin

ʻainasugar-cane refuse or bagasse after juice is extracted

ʻaina₄  see ʻaina kea, ʻaina kea melemele, sugar cane varieties.... bc

ʻainā [ʻai·]  nvi. sore aching; stiffness, as from overexercise.

aina  s. Pain; grief; weariness; disappointed affection; he kena, luhi, he lea.

ʻaʻina  n. crackling, snapping; an explosive sound, sharp report, bang (rare), loud prolonged sound, peal (less common than ʻuʻina). cf. ʻaʻaʻina.

kani ʻaʻinato crackle, peal

aina  s. The snap of a gun; the jar of a door; the report of lightning. see papaina.


land, earth. cf. ʻai, to eat; ʻaina, kamaʻāina.

see below...

  ʻĀina Ahi - Tierra del Fuego.
  ʻāina ʻē - foreign land.
  ʻĀina Haina - subdivision of Honolulu, shopping center, playground, and elementary ....
  ʻāina hānau - land of one's birth, native land, homeland, birthplace.
  ʻāina haole - foreign land, mainland United States.
  ʻĀina Hau - Iceland.
  ʻĀina Hemolele - Holy Land.
  ʻĀina Hōʻano - Holy Land.
  ʻāina hoʻoilina - inherited land.
  ʻāina hoʻokūʻonoʻono - homestead, homesteading land. lit., land for security.
  ʻāina hoʻomalu - reserve, i.e. a reservation or tract of land set apart. lit., land (to) protect.
  ʻĀina Hoʻomalu Holoholona Lōhiu o Hawaiʻi - Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge.
  ʻāina hoʻopulapula - homesteading lands, especially for rehabilitation of Hawaiians...
  ʻāina kaʻahemo - ceded land.
  ʻĀina Kilipaki - Gilbert Islands.
  ʻāina kūʻai - land purchased or for sale; land in fee simple.
  ʻāina kula laulaha - plain, an expanse of flat land. lit., widespread-plain land. also kula laulaha.
  ʻāina kumu wai - watershed, i.e. an area from which water drains. lit., water source land.
  ʻāina kūpono - land free from all rent and taxes.
  ʻāina lei aliʻi - crown lands.
  ʻāina loliloli - transition area, i.e. an area where natural topography changes from one land feature ....
  ʻāina makua - fatherland, mainland.
  ʻāina mauʻu - grassland.
  ʻāina muli panalāʻau - post-colonial country. lit., after-colony land.
  ʻāina noho kahu ʻia - trust territory.
  ʻāina no ka lehulehu - public land. lit., land for the public.
  ʻāina nui - great power, great land, mainland.
  ʻĀina ʻŌmaʻomaʻo - var. spelling of ʻĀinaʻōmaʻomaʻo, Greenland.
  ʻĀina Pākē - China. also Kina.
  ʻāina pālahalaha - plain (level land).
  ʻĀina Pilipino - Philippines.
  ʻĀina Pinopino - Philippines. Niʻihau.
  ʻāina pōhaku ʻaʻaiawā - badlands. lit., land (of) eroded rock.
  ʻāina pua - poetic name for China. lit., flower land.
  ʻĀina Wohi - same as Nū Hepeke, New Hebrides...
      ʻaha hoʻonā ʻāina - land court. lit., court (for) settling land claims.
      ʻai ʻāina - to rule or own land.
      aloha ʻāina - love of the land or of one's country, patriotism; the name of a Hawaiian-language ....
      aloha ʻāina - nationalism, patriotism.
      ana ʻāina - land surveying; to survey.
      ʻāpana ʻāina - land tract.
      ʻāpoho ʻāina - geologic depression, as Death Valley.
      ʻaukuʻu pili ʻāina - name given by Kepelino for a bird resembling the kioea, and not an ʻaukuʻu.
      heihei peʻa ʻāina - cross-country race. lit., race (to the) edges (of the) land.
      hiʻohiʻona ʻāina - landscape
      hiʻona ʻāina - contour, as the elevations of a particular place; land feature, as a mountain, ....
      hōʻailona ʻāina - landmark
      hōkū ʻai ʻāina - lit. stars ruling land.
      honu ʻāina - land turtle
      hoʻohana ʻāina - land use, in geography. lit., use land.
      hoʻoneo ʻāina ululāʻau - deforestation; to deforest.
      hui ʻāina - union, as of states or countries into one political entity. lit., union (of) lands.
      ili ʻāina - land inheritance
      kaha palapala ʻāina - to field map a site. lit., draw (a) map.
      kahu ʻāina - headman of a land division.
      kanaka kaha palapala ʻāina - cartographer. lit., person (who) draws maps.
      kaulana ʻāina - land administrator.
      keiki hānau o ka ʻāina - native son
      komikina palena ʻāina - land boundary commission or commissioner.
      komo ʻāina - to take possession of a land; to acquire land, as by inheritance.
      kuhina kālai ʻāina - minister of interior, in the days of the monarchy; secretary of interior.
      kuleana ʻāina - owned land (common term in wills of the 1860s).
      kumu kuleana ʻāina - var. spelling of kumu kuleanaʻāina, land title.
      lāʻau ana ʻāina - range pole, surveying rod.
      luna ana ʻāina nui - surveyor general.
      māhele ʻāina - geographic region; regional.
      ma nā ʻāina a pau - universal
      mea ʻāina - landowner.
      mea ana ʻāina - surveyor.
      noho paʻa ʻole i ka ʻāina - migratory
      ʻoihana kūʻai ʻāina - real estate business.
      ʻOihana Mahi ʻAi o ka Moku ʻāina - State Department of Agriculture. lit., agricultural department of the state.
      ʻōnaehana hoʻonā ʻāina - land registration system. lit., system (for) settling land claims.
      paʻa ʻāina - landholder; to hold land.
      pae ʻāina - group of islands, archipelago.
      pae ʻāina - group of islands, archipelago. also pae moku.
      pālākiō palapala ʻāina - map scale. lit., map ratio.
      palapala ʻāina kahua - site map.
      palapala ʻāina kumuhana - thematic map. lit., topic map.
      palapala ʻāina ua - rainfall map.
      palapala hiʻona ʻāina - topographic map.
      palapala kumu kuleana ʻāina - land claim or title of ownership.
      palapala mahola ʻāina - map projection. lit., map expansion.
      papa kuhikuhi ʻāina - gazetteer, i.e. a geographical index or dictionary listing place names and their ....
      pilipili ʻāina - close to land.
      poʻe hele mai ka ʻāina aku - emigration
      pōhaku ʻoki ʻāina - land-dividing rock.
      puke palapala ʻāina - atlas.
      pūkoʻa kani ʻāina - fighter
      pule hoʻoulu ʻāina - prayer for increased productivity of land
      ua mau ke ea o ka ʻāina i ka pono - The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness
      waiho ʻana o ka ʻāina - lay of the land
      waihona ʻāina - position of the land, lay of the land, position of the earth, landscape, panorama, ....
      waihona ʻāina - topography. Also hiʻona ʻāina, ka moe ʻana o ka ʻāina.
      waiwai ʻāina noho kahu - land trust. lit., administered land property.

ʻāina  n. land, earth. cf. ʻai, to eat; ʻaina, kamaʻāina. bc [PPn *kaaiŋa, place of residence, home]

ʻāina hoʻoilinainherited property or estate

ʻāina like ʻolebelonging to foreign lands, foreign, international

Ua mau ke ea o ka ʻāina i ka pono.The life of the land is preserved in righteousness. (ON 2829 motto of Hawaiʻi)

ʻāina  n. country.

ʻāina hōʻoiʻenehanadeveloping or third world country

ʻāina ʻoiʻenehanadeveloped or first world country

aloha ʻāinanationalism, patriotism

hoʻohana ʻāinaland use, in geography

Komikina Hoʻohana ʻĀina o ka MokuʻāinaState Land Use Commission

ʻOihana Kumuwaiwai ʻĀinaDepartment of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR)

ʻŌnaehana Hoʻomalu ʻĀina KūloheloheNatural Areas Reserves System (NARS)

aina  Land generally; a farm; a field; a country; an island. In this sense it is syn. with moku, or mokupuni; elua inoa i kapaia ma ka mokupuni, he moku kekahi, a he aina kekahi, an island has two names, moku is one, and aina is the other. D. Malo. 7:1.

aina  Any taxable privilege, as the right of fishing, the right to sell things in market, &c.; Any means of obtaining a living; e kii au e hao i kela waiwai, no ka mea, o ko'u aina no o ka hao wale aku, I will go and rob that property, because it is my means of living to rob. Haw. Hist;

ʻĀina Ahi  n. Tierra del Fuego. G

ʻaina ahiahi [ʻaina ahi·ahi]  n. evening meal, supper, dinner. FOO

ʻaina awakea [ʻaina awa·kea]  n. noon meal, lunch. FOO

ʻāina ʻē  n. foreign land. [He ʻāina ma waho aku o kēia ʻāina.]₁₄

kelepona ʻāina ʻēinternational call; to make such a call

ʻāina ʻēof the Gentiles; international (Mat. 10.5)

kōkua ʻāina ʻēforeign aid, as a government policy

kulekele ʻāina ʻēforeign policy, as a government function

ma ka ʻāina ʻēin a foreign land, abroad

ʻĀina Haina [ʻĀina-Haina]  placename. subdivision of Honolulu, shopping center, playground, and elementary school, mostly developed after World War II. lit., Hind's land (named for Robert Hind, who started the Hind-Clarke Dairy there in 1924).

ʻāina hānau [ʻāina ·nau]  n. land of one's birth, native land, homeland, birthplace. see one hānau.

ʻāina haole  n. foreign land, mainland United States.

ʻĀina Hau  n. Iceland. G

ʻĀinahau [ʻĀina-hau]  placename. home and land of Princess Kaʻiulani at the site of the present Princess Kaʻiulani Hotel, Waikīkī, Honolulu. (For a song, see Elbert and Mahoe 30-31.) see Kapuni. lit., hau tree land.

ʻĀina Hemolele [ʻĀina-Hemo·lele]  n. Holy Land.

ʻaʻinahia [ʻaʻina·hia]  pas/imp. of ʻaʻina, crackling, snapping...

ʻĀina Hōʻano [ʻĀina-hōʻano]  n. Holy Land. G

ʻāina hoʻoilina  inherited land. (EH)

ainahooilina  s. Aina, land, and hooilina, to inherit. An inheritance, i. e., land inherited. 2 Oihl. 20:11. An inherited portion. Iob. 24:8.

ʻāina hoʻokūʻonoʻono [ʻāina hoʻo·kūʻonoʻono]  n. homestead, homesteading land. lit., land for security.

ʻāina hoʻomalu [ʻāina hoʻo·malu]  n. reserve, i.e. a reservation or tract of land set apart. lit., land (to) protect.

ʻāina hoʻomalu ao kūlohelohenature reserve

ʻāina hoʻomalu ululāʻauforest reserve

ʻĀina Hoʻomalu Holoholona Lōhiu o Hawaiʻi [ʻāina hoʻo·malu holo·holona ·hiu o hawaiʻi]  n. Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge.

ʻāina hoʻopulapula [ʻāina hoʻo·pula·pula]  homesteading lands, especially for rehabilitation of Hawaiians... see pulapula.

ʻĀinahou [ʻĀina-hou]  placename. land divisions, Humuʻula and Puna qds.; Shipman ranch, Kīlauea qd., Hawaiʻi. Site of Irwin Park, downtown Honolulu; street, Hawaiʻi Kai, Honolulu. (Ii 30, 82; (RC 418)) lit., new land.

ʻaʻinaʻina  redup. of ʻaʻina, crackling, snapping...

ʻāina kaʻahemo [ʻāina kaʻa·hemo]  S  n. ceded land. [+]

ʻAʻole e hoʻohana ʻia nei ka hapa nui o ka ʻāina kaʻahemo e kākou.The majority of the ceded land remains unused by us.

ʻaina kakahiaka [ʻaina kaka·hiaka]  n. morning meal, breakfast.

ʻaina kea  n. a good-looking variety of sugar cane, of medium height, striped red and green or yellow, pith white and brown, leaves and leaf sheaths with white markings; used in medicine. also pū kea. ILL SUG

ainakea  s. Aina, eating, and kea, species of cane. see kokea. The eating of sugar-cane till dry and white.

ʻĀinakea [ʻĀina-kea]  placename. land section, Kohala qd., Hawaiʻi. Kamehameha I was trained here by Kaukōkō in Oʻahu fighting methods. A hero, Kukuipahu, and 3,200 men were killed here and their feather cloaks taken (HM 419). Way, Kapahulu, Honolulu. ʻainakea is a kind of sugarcane.

ʻaina kea melemele [ʻaina kea mele·mele]  n. a variety of sugar cane, the yellow mutant of ʻaina kea. SUG

ʻĀina Kilipaki  n. Gilbert Islands. G

ʻainakini [ʻaina·kini]  n. navy blue cotton cloth.

ʻaina kō  n. cane trash, bagasse. cf. ʻaina₃. [ʻAinakō: Ke koena o ke kō ma hope o ka mama ʻia ʻana.]₁₁

ʻĀinakoa [ʻĀina-koa]  placename. subdivision, playground, and avenue, Waiʻalae, Honolulu. lit., soldiers' land. (The subdivision was opened up after World War II.)

ʻāina kūʻai  n. land purchased or for sale; land in fee simple.

ʻāina kula laulaha [ʻāina kula lau·laha]  n. plain, an expanse of flat land. lit., widespread-plain land. also kula laulaha. cf. nuʻu laulaha.

ʻāina kumu wai  n. watershed, i.e. an area from which water drains. lit., water source land.

ʻāina kumu wai kiwikāmunicipal watershed

ʻāina kūpono [ʻāina ·pono]  n. land free from all rent and taxes.

ʻāina lei aliʻi  n. crown lands.

ʻāina loliloli [ʻāina loli·loli]  n. transition area, i.e. an area where natural topography changes from one land feature to another. lit., changing land.

ʻāina makua  n. fatherland, mainland.

ʻāina mauʻu  n. grassland.

ʻĀinamoana [ʻĀina-moana]  placename. state park, a man-made peninsula at the Waikīkī end of Ala Moana Park, usually called Magic Island. lit., sea land.

ʻāina muli panalāʻau [ʻāina muli pana··ʻau]  n. post-colonial country. lit., after-colony land. also kaumokuʻāina muli panalāʻau.

ʻāinana [ʻāi·nana]  short for makaʻāinana, commoner... (For. 6:39)

ʻāina noho kahu ʻia  n. trust territory.

ʻāina no ka lehulehu [ʻāina no ka lehu·lehu]  n. public land. lit., land for the public. cf. ʻalokio.

Kaʻa ʻāina no ka lehulehu ma lalo o ka hoʻomalu ʻia ʻana o ke aupuni o ka Mokuʻāina.Public lands fall under the administration of the state government.

ʻāina nui  n. great power, great land, mainland.

ʻaina ʻole  vs. not eaten or consumed; without vegetable foods. FIS

he makau ʻaina ʻolea hook that a fish will not bite

ainaole  v. To eat silently, gently, without noise; e ai mahie, e mukamuka, e ainaole.

ʻĀina ʻŌmaʻomaʻo  S  n. var. spelling of ʻĀinaʻōmaʻomaʻo, Greenland. AltSpel

ʻĀinaʻōmaʻomaʻo, ʻĀina ʻŌmaʻomaʻo [ʻĀina-ʻō·maʻo·maʻo]  S  n. Greenland. (EH)G

Ke kai ʻo ʻĀinaʻōmaʻomaʻoGreenland Sea

ʻainaonao [ʻai·nao·nao]  n. anteater. ANI

ʻĀina Pākē [ʻāina ·]  n. China. also Kina. see Pākē. G

ʻāina pālahalaha  plain (level land). (EH)

ʻĀina Pilipino, ʻĀina Pinopino [ʻāina pili·pino]  n. Philippines. G

ʻĀina Pinopino, ʻĀina Pilipino [ʻāina pino·pino]  n. Philippines. Niʻihau. G

ʻAinapō [ʻAina-]  placename. upland section, Kīlauea qd., Hawaiʻi. lit., darkened land (often heavy with fog).

ʻāina pōhaku ʻaʻaiawā [ʻāina ·haku ʻaʻai·awā]  n. badlands. lit., land (of) eroded rock. [+]

ʻāina pua  n. poetic name for China. lit., flower land. FLO

ʻāinapuniʻole [ʻāina·puniʻole]  n. continent. lit., land not surrounded.

ʻāinapuniʻole [ʻāina·puni·ʻole]  n. continent. also mokuhonua. see mokuhonua.

ʻĀinawohi [ʻāina·wohi]  n. said to be a name for the New Hebrides. see Nānāpua. (RC 293) G

ʻĀina Wohi  same as Nū Hepeke, New Hebrides...

ʻainea [ʻai·nea]  vs. exhausted by strain and trouble, tired, weary.

ainea  v. To labor in vain; to be weary with hard toil. see inea.

ʻainemanema [ʻai·nema·nema]  vt. to criticize severely, hunt for flaws, split hairs.

ainemanema  v. Ai and nema. To reproach; to vilify.

ʻainiha [ʻai·niha]  nvs. bad temper; bad tempered, cross. see niha, same as kamaniha, cross...

Auwē ke kūpalaiki ua ʻainiha nei.Oh, the quieting of this bad temper.

ʻai noa  vt. to eat freely, without observance of taboos.

ainoa  v. Ai, to eat, and noa, free from restraint. To eat freely, without regarding the kapu; to break kapu by eating; to disregard the kapus in one's manner of living. s. Ai and noa. Implying a release from kapu; the opposite of aikapu; freedom from the restraints of kapu; o ka ainoa, oia ka hoomaka ana e pau ai ia mau kapu, the eating freely, i.e., (the disregarding the kapu,) that was the beginning of the destruction of the kapu system. Ainoa was the general term, and universally applied when the nation threw off idolatry. Haw. Hist. s. Name of those persons who first ate together, men and women, contrary to the kapu.

ʻainohu Kauō [ʻai·nohu kau·ō]  n. Laysan finch (Telespiza cantanc). see hona, nuku ʻekue, ʻainohu Nīhoa. BIR

ʻainohu Nīhoa [ʻai·nohu ·hoa]  n. Nīhoa finch (Telespiza ultima). see hona, nuku ʻekue, ʻainohu Kauō. BIR

ʻAinoni [ʻAi-noni]  placename. volcanic cone and stream, Kailua, Oʻahu. lit., eat noni (Morinda citrifolia) fruit.

ʻāinu [ʻā·inu]  Kaʻū. same as hāinu, hoʻohāinu, to give to drink. also hōʻāinu.

ʻai nui  nvi. principle or staple food; to eat a lot.

āio [ā·io]  same as ioio, grooves.

ʻaiō₁ [ʻai·ō]  n. a wave that rises and falls without breaking; a swell. [Pn(CE) *aaio, calm (of sea)]

ʻaiō₂ [ʻai·ō]  interj. heigh-ho. Eng.

aio  v. The exclamation of one who commands others to pull, or lift altogether; e holo, e ale, e miha, aio!

ʻAioā, ʻIoa [ʻaio·ā]  n. Iowa; Iowan. Eng. G

ʻāʻī oeoe [ʻāʻī oe·oe]  nvs. slim-necked; a slim or slender neck. Nickname for wives of early missionaries because their bonnets made their necks appear slim. BOD

aioeoe  s. A-i, the neck, and oeoe, long. A long neck; applied, To animals, as to nene, a goose, a terrapin, the camelopard. To persons. NOTE.—This was the distinctive appellation which the Hawaiians first gave to the missionaries' wives, on account of the fashion of their bonnets (in 1820,) which gave them the appearance of long necks. No ka loloa o ka a-i a me ka oeoe o ka papale. kapa aku na kanaka ia lakou, Aioeoe. Mooolelo Hawaii, p. 39.

aiohaha  s. Ai, food, and ohaha, plump. Vegetables, kalo or potatoes, full sized and good.

aiohalau  s. Ai, food, and oha, the lower part of kalo tops, and lau, leaf. Food, of the kalo tops, often fed to swine.

ʻai ʻokoʻa  n. cooked unpounded taro. lit., whole taro. Kauaʻi. also kalo paʻa. TAR

aiʻole  conj. var. spelling of a i ʻole, or. AltSpel

a i ʻole, aiʻole  conj. or.

Ua makemake anei ʻoe i kēlā pāpale a i ʻole i kēia?Do you want this hat or that [one]?

ʻaiʻole  scoreless. (EH)

ʻāʻīʻoloʻolo  n. sagging of the chin and throat, as in old age; double chin; goiter.

ʻāʻīʻoʻoleʻa [ʻāʻīʻoʻo·leʻa]  nvs. stiff neck. fig., disobedience, obstinacy; obstinate.

ʻAiʻōpio [ʻAi-ʻōpio]  placename. fishpond, Kailua qd., Hawaiʻi, recommended for preservation. (Emory and Soehren.) lit., youth eating.

aipa, epa  s. Heb. Name of a dry measure; an epha, Nah. 5:15.

ʻai paʻa  n. cooked taro pounded into a hard mass not mixed with water, sometimes preserved in ti-leaf bundles. fig., a difficult problem. lit., hard poi. TAR POI TII

aipaa  s. Ai, food, and paa, hard. Hard food; food, that is, kalo prepared for keeping.

ʻAipaʻakō [ʻAi-paʻa-]  placename. street, Lanakila section, Honolulu. A land parcel of this name was awarded in 1853. (Indices 704).

ʻāʻīpahāha [ʻā·ʻī·pahā·ha]  {ʻāʻī + pahāha} n. mumps. lit., swollen neck. ILL

ʻai pākaukani [ʻai ·kau·kani]  n. kilobyte (k), in computer terminology. lit., thousandfold byte. abb. PK. see ʻai. CMP

ʻāʻī palaʻe  n. scrofula, a scrofulous neck, abscess on neck. also ʻāʻīʻalaʻala. ILL

aipalai  s. A name for scrofula. The word is said to have originated with Kamehameha I., meaning the same as aialaala.

ʻai pala maunu  n.v. to eat a dab of bait. fig., to take the leavings of others, to steal another's mate, one who does so; a beggar.

He ʻai pala maunu na ka poʻe loaʻa.An eater of bait dabs belonging to people with possessions [a scavenger, beggar]. (Kep. 103)

ʻai pala niho  lit., to eat tooth tartar. same as ʻai pala maunu, to eat a dab of bait. fig., to take the leavings of others, to steal another's mate, one who does so; a beggar...;

ai palekana [ai pale·kana]  vi. safe sex; to practice safe sex. lit., safe coition. see maʻi lele ai.

ai palekana ʻoleunprotected sex; to practice unprotected sex

E ai palekana ʻoe; e komo i ka pāpalekimo.Practice safe sex; wear a condom.

ʻai pāmiliona [ʻai ·mili·ona]  n. megabyte (meg), in computer terminology. lit., millionfold byte. abb. PM. see ʻai. CMP

ʻai pāpiliona [ʻai ·pili·ona]  n. gigabyte, in computer terminology. lit., billionfold byte. abb. PP. see ʻai. CMP

ʻāʻīpau [ʻāʻī·pau]  n. glandular swelling in the neck, thyroid.

ʻai peku  n. field goal, in football. lit., kick score. cf. ʻai holo, ʻai hopu, ʻai manuahi. SPO

ʻai pilau  n.v. eater of filth, scavenger; to eat rotten food; rotten food; and insulting epithet for a sorcerer who prays others to death. see manu ʻai pilau.

ʻAipō [ʻAi-]  placename. summit swamp, Waiʻaleʻale, Kauaʻi. Street, Hawaiʻi Kai, Honolulu. lit., eating [by] dark.

ʻai pōʻala  vt. to gulp, choke, suffocate. (rare.

aipoola  s. He aipoola, he like me ka puupoola i ka moni.

ʻai pōhaku  stone eating. The song "Kaulana Nā Pua" (Famous are the Flowers), written in 1893 by Ellen Writght Prendergast, in opposition to the annexation of Hawaiʻi by the U.S., was originally titled "Mele ʻAi Pōhaku" (Stone-eating Song), from the lines, "Ua lawa mākou i ka pōhaku, i ka ʻai kamahaʻo o ka ʻāina" (We are satisfied with the stones, astonishing food of the land). Thus, nā ʻai pōhaku, (the stone eaters) = anti-annexation patriots. see (EM 62).

ʻaipoʻolā [ʻai·poʻo·]  n. feast to celebrate the completion of a hard task or project. lit., food [for] workers [in the] sun.

aipoola  s. He hana mahiai, a mahope kalua ka mea ai no ka luhi o ka hana ana; he kaumaha paha o ka mea i hanaia, he aipoola. adj. Ua paa i ka hana, he hana hoaipoola.

ʻai pū  vt. to eat together (both sexes), formerly tabu.

aipuhiu  s. The release from the restrictions of kapu; it has the same meaning as ainoa, but is seldom used.

aipuka  s. see ipuka, a gate. Ipuka is the correct orthography.

ʻaipuni [ʻai·puni]  vt. to encircle, go around, encompass, environ. cf. pōʻai puni.

ʻai puni  n. home run. lit., lap score.

aipuni  v. To go around; to circumambulate, as a tract of country; like kaapuni.

ʻāʻī puʻu  n. lumped, calloused, or swollen neck; swelling of the neck or shoulder, said to be caused by carrying heavy burdens; one with a calloused neck. ILL

aipuu  s. A-i, neck, and puu, a bunch. A bunch on the shoulder from carrying heavy burdens. Name of the person who has such a bunch. The name of a disease; also called leholeho. Ka pilikia no ke kau ana mai o ka mai aipuu a e anai mai, the difficulty from the attack of the disease aipuu causing waste, &c.; he kokua leholeho.

ʻai puʻupuʻu [ʻai puʻu·puʻu]  n. lumpy poi. POI

ʻāʻīpuʻupuʻu [ʻāʻī·puʻu·puʻu]  n. steward, butler, said to be so called because the chief's steward got calluses (puʻupuʻu) on his shoulders from carrying food. CAN

hoʻāʻīpuʻupuʻuto appoint or make one a steward; to act as one, as by waiting on the table; to issue provisions

waʻa ʻāʻīpuʻupuʻucanoe with provisions (Laie 461 [78])

aipuupuu  v. Ai, food, and puupuu, to divide out. see puu. Hoo. To serve out provisions to others; to supply with provisions. To serve or wait on at table. To act as a servant in any manner. s. A servant who prepares food; a steward; a cook; a servant generally; originally, applied to stewards of chiefs.

Airisi  var. spelling of ʻAiliki, Irish...

Aitiopa  var. spelling of ʻAikiopa, Ethiopia...

ʻāʻī uaua [ʻāʻī ua·ua]  n. stiff neck. fig., stubborn.

aiuhauha  s. A-i, the neck, and uhauha. A stiff or cramped neck.

ʻai ʻuhaʻuha  nvt. to eat wastefully; a wasteful or riotous eater.

aiuhauha  s. Ai, to eat, and uhauha, riotous. Epithet of a lower class of chiefs; eating riotously, or riotous eaters.

āiwa [ā·iwa]  same as āiwaiwa, inexplicable, mysterious, marvelous, strange, amazing, fantastic, fathomless... [He mea e pāhaʻohaʻo ai; he mea kupanaha o ke ʻano. Aiwaiwa, kupaianaha, kupanaha, kamahaʻo, pāhaʻohaʻo; hiki ʻole ke wehewehe pono ʻia, hiki ʻole ke maopopo ʻia, kupaianaha ma muli o kona ʻano akua.]₁₀,₁₃

KapuāiwaMysterious taboo (name of Kamehameha V)

ʻaiwa [ʻa·iwa]  num. nine (usually in counting in a series); nine times. MTH

aiwa, eiwa  num. adj The simple form is iwa. Nine; the number nine.

ʻāʻiwa [ʻā·ʻiwa]  n. defensive corner back, in football. SPO

ʻaiwaha  {ʻai₁ + waha₁} nvt. to eat raw. (Nākoa)

ʻai waiū [ʻai wai·ū]  n.v. nursing, suckling, as an infant; to nurse, suckle; a nursing child, unweaned animal. lit., to eat milk. [Ka hana a ke keiki liʻiliʻi ke kiʻi ʻo ia i kāna meaʻai he waiū mai ke kino mai o kona makuahine.]₁₄

aiwaiu  adj. Ai, to eat, and waiu, milk. Milk-eating; epithet of a sucking child; an infant. Isa. 49:15. lit. A milk-eater.

āiwaiwa [ā·iwaiwa]  vs.
  • inexplicable, mysterious, strange, fathomless, incomprehensible,
  • wonderful because of divinity; marvelous, amazing, fantastic,
  • wonderfully proficient or skilled;
  • weirdly bad, notorious.
. also āiwa. [Āiwa, kupaianaha, kupanaha, kamahaʻo, pāhaʻohaʻo; hiki ʻole ke wehewehe pono ʻia, hiki ʻole ke maopopo ʻia, kupaianaha ma muli o kona ʻano akua. Kupaianaha, kamahaʻo o ke ʻano kupua.],₁₄

hoʻāiwaiwamystifying, causing wonder; to mystify

No , no Lono, no Kāne ma lāua ʻo Kanaloa, no Papa nui āiwaiwa ā kapolakā.In honor of Kū, Lono, Kāne and Kanaloa, in honor of great Papa, mysterious and unfathomable. (old chant)

aiwaiwa  v. To be very good, beneficent and kind, or the contrary. Aiwaiwa refers to the excess of character, very good or very bad. Aiwaiwa ke kanaka akamai i ka naauao; aiwaiwa no hoi ke alii lokomaikai; aiwaiwa no hoi ke keiki kolohe. Aiwaiwa refers to a person accomplished with learning; it applies to a very kind-hearted chief; it also applies to a mischievous child. s. A remarkable person or animal; applied to the fabulous dog Kalahumoku, of Tahiti; a ike aku la ia Kalahumoku i ke aiwaiwa o Tahiti. Laieik. 108. v. To look long and steadily at a person or thing; aiwaiwa nui i ka nana loihi a ike, he persevered in looking for a long time.

ʻaiwi  n. ivy. also lau hihi pā. Eng. PLA

ʻAiwohi [ʻAi-wohi]  placename. ancient surfing area, Waikīkī, Oʻahu. (Finney-Houston 28) lit., royal ruler.

ʻAiwohikupua  the Kauaʻi hero who vainly wooed Lāʻieikawai at the legendary land of Paliuli on Hawaiʻi.(Laie) lit., semidivine chiefly ruler. see Poliʻahu.

Papaiʻawa aʻela ʻo ʻAiwohikupua me kona mau kaukaualiʻi a me haiā wāhine ona e hoʻopau i kāna ʻōlelo hoʻohiki.ʻAiwohikupua and his lesser chiefs and the women of the household made ceremonial kava offerings to put an end to his oath. (Laie 475 [87])

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Ak  abbreviation of ʻākau, north.

ʻĀk  abbreviation for ʻākau (north).

ʻak  abbreviation for ʻaoʻao kau (base).

aka-  carefully, slowly. cf:
      akaʻai to eat slowly, carefully (ʻai, to eat...)
      akahai modest, gentle...
      akahana to work carefully or slowly (hana, to work...)
      akahao to pick up carefully, as food (hao, to pick up...)
      akahele slow or moderate, cautious... (hele, to go...)
      akahoe to paddle carefully, silently (hoe, to paddle...)
      akaholo to sail or run cautiously (holo, to sail, run...)
      akakuʻu lessened, diminished... (kuʻu, to diminish, as stream water...)
      akalewa to sway the hips daintily... (lewa, to float, swing...)
      akaluli to move slowly, carefully (luli, to shake, sway...)
      akanahe careful, gentle in behavior and speech (nahe, soft, sweet...)
      akanoho to sit quietly, live cautiously (noho, to sit, reside...)
      akaʻōlelo to speak cautiously, deliberately, in moderation (ʻōlelo, to speak...)
(Gram. 6.3.3)   [Pn(CE) *ata, carefully and deliberately]

aka  A particle set before verbs to express carefulness, regularity of proceeding, &c.; as, aka hele, go carefully; aka holo, sail or run slowly; aka hana, work carefully; aka noho, sit quietly.

aka₁  n. shadow. cf. hoaka₄. bc [(AN) PPn *ʻata, shadow (not shade), reflection, image, likeness] [Ka malu mai ke kino aku.]₁₄

aka lehulehushadow of the multitude; fig., a well-worn path

hoʻoakato cast a shadow

ili i ke akato cast a shadow

ʻŌlelo i ke aka ka hele hoʻokahi.One going alone talks to the shadow.

aka  vs. shadowed, as on computer or in typesetting. see hoʻāka.

aka  s. The shadow of a person; the figure or outline of a thing; a similitude or likeness. Nah. 12:8. NOTE.—The shade of a tree or house is malu. fig. A shadow; frailty; impotence. Isa, 30:2.

aka₂  nvi.
  • reflection,
  • image, likeness (Nah. 12.8) ;
  • faint glimmer preceding the rising of the moon; to appear, of moonlight.
  • essence of an offering rather than the flesh;
Many words compounded with aka express clarity, brightness, related to this meaning.
. cf. hoaka₃, brightness; shining, glittering, splendid... bc [PPn *ata, dawn]

ʻO ke aka ʻoukou, ē ke akua, ʻo ka ʻiʻo mākou.Yours is the essence, O god, ours the material part.

aka  The dawn or light of the moon before rising. v. To light up, as the moon before rising; ua aha ka mahina? kokoke puka, ua aka mai la, how is the moon? it is near rising, it lights up.

aka₃  n. embryo at the moment of conception. bc

aka₄  n. newly hatched fish in the stage in which its body is still transparent. cf. hāuli, mana, kākau. bc FIS

aka₅  n. knuckles, as of hands or ankles; joints of the backbone; node and stalk of kava; kava slip for planting. bc PLA KAV

aka  The knuckle joints; the protuberances of the ankle joints; the joints of the backbone.

akā  conj. but, however, nevertheless, on the other hand, notwithstanding. bc

aka  conj. But; if not; on the other hand. The word is generally used to express strong opposition of idea.

ʻaka  nvi. to laugh; laughter. see ʻaka hene. [PPn *kata, laugh]

ʻaka ikisly laughter: to laugh a little, giggle, chuckle

hōʻakato provoke laughter; laughter. cf. hoʻomākeʻaka

i ka ʻakafunny

aka  v. To laugh; to deride; i ko'u noonoo ana i keia kumu manao, ua aka iki mai no ka pono, in thinking of this composition, I smiled at its correctness. (The 13th conj., akaaka, is more generally used.)

aka  To go up and down, as on a hilly road. (see No. 2 above, joints of the backbone.) To be split or peeled up, as the bark of a tree. To be torn off, as the kaupaku of a house; ua aka ke kaupaku o ka hale.

ākaʻa  {ʻā- + kaʻa₁} vt. var. spelling of ʻākaʻa, to tear off... AltSpel CN

ʻākaʻa, ākaʻa [ʻā·kaʻa]  {ʻā- + kaʻa₁} vt.
  • to tear off, peel;
  • to break open, as a seal (Hoik. 5.2) ;
  • to fall off or down, as old thatching of a house;
  • to break up, as the sides of a house;
  • to uproot;
  • ruffled, as feathers.


niu ʻākaʻacoconut with flesh that shakes; such coconut flesh

akaa  v. To break open, as a seal. Hoik. 5:2. To tear or take up, as a mat. adj. Anything broken up; not cohering; he akaa wale, he pipili ole.

akaʻaʻamo  n. a type of fine white tapa. cf. akaaka₂. (GP 8)TAP

akaʻai  {aka- + ʻai₁} vt. to eat slowly, carefully, cf. Easter ʻaka kai, eat more.

akaaka₁, akāka  vs. clear, luminous, transparent, visible, manifest, plain, intelligible; thin, as cloth; shining, bright, distinct. cf. mōakaaka. [Akāka: maʻalahi ke ʻike aku; maopopo loa; mōakāka.]₁₄

hoʻākaakato clarify, explain, render or make intelligible, provide clearly for, prescribe, describe; explanation, clarification

mea apau i hoʻākaaka ʻole ʻia ma ke kānāwai.All things not expressly provided for by law.

ʻōlelo hoʻākaaka muapreface

akaaka₂, akaka  n. a white and very thin tapa. cf. akaʻaʻamo. TAP

akaaka₃, akaka  n. a downy, thorny branching plant (Solanum aculeatissimum), 30 to 90 cm high, from tropical America. It bears round scarlet fruits 2.6 em in diameter, which are strung for leis. also kīkānia lei. (Neal 742–3)PLA LEI

akaaka₄, akaka  same as aka₅, knuckles, joints...

ʻakaʻaka  nvi. to laugh, ridicule; laughter, merriment. bc PPN *katakata.

hōʻakaʻakato cause laughter, create mirth, jeer, ridicule, pretend to laugh; comic

kiʻi hōʻakaʻakacartoon

ʻōlelo hōʻakaʻakawitticism, amusing speech

akaaka  v. see aka, to laugh. To laugh; to laugh at. Sol. 4:9. Hoo. To cause to laugh; to have joy. Kin. 21:6. s. Laughter; exhilaration of spirits. Hal 126:2.

ʻākaʻakaʻa [ʻā·kaʻa·kaʻa]  peeled, as the skin by sunburn or by drinking kava; peeling; ruffled. fig., exhausted, thin. redup. of ʻākaʻa, to tear off, peel... [he hemo no ka pena a ʻili paha i ka maloʻo.]₁₉BOD KAV

kūkae ʻākaʻakaʻapellet-like excreta, as of rabbits

ua māhuna i ka ʻawa, ua ʻākaʻakaʻascaly with kava, peeling

ʻākaʻakaʻa [ʻā·kaʻa·kaʻa ʻaʻ]  vs. to be peeling, as skin from sunburn. BOD

akaakaa  v. see akaa, to break up. To fall off, as the old thatching of a house. To break up, as the roof or sides of a house; ua akaakaaia e ka mea kolohe, it was pulled off by some mischievous one. s. The falling off of the scarf-skin after a course of drinking awa. Ua mahuna i ka awa, Ua akaakaa ka ili, He puahilohilo ke kua i ka lepo, Ua akaakaa. adj. Poor; destitute. Ua akaakaa.

akaʻakaʻawa  n. an endemic begonia (Hillebrandia sandwicensis), a succulent herb with oblique, rounded lobed leaves 10 to 20 cm in diameter and with sprays of small pink or white flowers, found only in shaded, damp ravines. Kauaʻi. also pua maka nui. (Neal 602)PLA FLO

akaakahiʻu [akaaka·hiʻu]  same as akahiʻu, base of caudal fin... FIS

akaakai.jpgborder=0ʻakaʻakai₁ [ʻakaʻa·kai]  n. the great bulrush (Scirpus validus, formerly called S. lacustris) that grows on the edge of fresh or brackish water marshes in Hawaiʻi. The plants have unbranched, slender, green stems, 1 to 3 m high, looking like giant onion plants. Formerly Hawaiians used them for house thatch or plaited them into mats for the lower layers of beds or for some temporary purposes, as the material is not durable. S. californicus on Niʻihau. (Neal 88)PLA POI

ʻai ʻakaʻakaito eat bulrushes [fresh poi, which was not liked]

akaakai?  an ambiguous passage in (For. 4:157): maluna o ka waʻa naku akaakaikona waʻa akaakai, in the bulrush canoe … his bulrush canoe. (Reference is to a canoe bound tor Kahiki to search for ʻOlopana. Thrum's note [(For. 4:156)] says that canoes were not made of bulrushes and thinks naku here is ‘to search’ [see naku₂]. An alternative interpretation of akaakai is akaaka, clear, + -i, transitivizer, which might also mean ‘search’ in the sense of clarification) CAN

akaakai  s. Bulrushes out of which mats and bags are made.

ʻakaʻakai₂ [ʻakaʻa·kai]  n. the common onion (Allium cepa); the tops look like those of the great bulrush. (Neal 198)PLA FOO

ʻakaʻakai [ʻaka·ʻakai]  see ilo ʻakaʻakai, onion maggot..., lina, ʻoʻa, green onion, having a white bulb with purple inside.... PLA FOO

akaakai  Onions have taken the same name from the similarity of the tops, Nah. 11:5.

ʻakaʻakai kīkānia [ʻakaʻa·kai ··nia]  n. a common variety of onion. FOO

ʻakaʻakai kulapepeiao [ʻakaʻa·kai kula·pe·peiao]  n. big, yellowish onion. lit., earring onion. FOO

ʻakaʻakai kūmakahiki [ʻakaʻa·kai ·maka·hiki]  n. a purplish annual onion. FOO

ʻakaʻakai lau [ʻakaʻa·kai lau]  n. green onion (Allium fistulosum); its leaves are eaten with salt salmon. lit., leaf onion. (Neal 198)PLA FOO

ʻakaʻakai mahina [ʻakaʻa·kai mahina]  n. a wild onion, used for sore throat. lit., moon onion, so called because the curve of the section of the bulb suggests a crescent moon. FOO

ʻakaʻakainaku  n. var. spelling of ʻakaʻakai naku, bulrush. AltSpel PLA

ʻakaʻakai naku, ʻakaʻakainaku [ʻakaʻa·kai naku]  n. bulrush. PLA

ʻakaʻakai pilau [ʻakaʻa·kai pilau]  n. garlic (Allium sativum). (Neal 198–9)PLA FOO

ʻakaʻakaipoepoe  n. var. spelling of ʻakaʻakai poepoe, round onion.

ʻakaʻakai poepoe, ʻakaʻakaipoepoe  n. round onion. (NKE)

ʻakaʻakai pūpū [ʻakaʻa·kai ·]  n. garlic. lit., bunched onion. FOO

akaakalani [akaaka·lani]  n. afterglow.

akaakaʻole  vs. var. spelling of akaaka ʻole, not clear, vague, indistinct. AltSpel

akaaka ʻole, akaakaʻole  vs. not clear, vague, indistinct.

ʻākaʻakoʻa [ʻā·kaʻa·koʻa]  n. a variety of seaweed. SWD

aka aniani [aka ani·ani]  n. reflection, in math. lit., mirror reflection. see ʻālikelike aka. MTH

akaʻawa  n. a tall endemic climber (Smilax sandwicensis) with tendrils and shiny, leathery, heart-shaped leaves; used for tying rafters. also hoi kuahiwi. (Neal 211)PLA

Akadia  var. spelling of ʻAkakia, Arcadia...

ʻākaha [ʻā·kaha]  same as ʻēkaha, bird's-nest fern. [PPn *katafa, bird's Nest Fern, (Asplenium nidus)]FER BIR

akaha  s. Name of a tree. One species has long leaves and grows inland; one species by the sea. It is a hard tree, like the uwea; also called ekaha.

akahai [aka·hai]  nvs. modest, gentle, unassuming, unpretentious, unobtrusive, docile, decorous, meek, suave; meekness, modesty. bc [Pn(NP) *ata-fai, kind and gentle: *(q)atafa(q)i]

Pōmaikaʻi ka poʻe akahai, no ka mea, e lilo ka honua lākou.Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth. (Mat. 5.5)

akahai  v. Aka, with, care, and hai, to speak. To be tender of heart; meek. 2 Nal. 22:19. s. Aka, with, care, and hai, to speak. Meekness; modesty; gentleness.Nah. 12:3. Poe akahai, the meek. Zep. 2:3. adj. Modest; gentle, &c. Sol. 15:1. Soft in speech.

ʻakahakanaʻi [ʻakaha-ka-naʻi]  n. name of a kind of white tapa. TAP

akahana [aka·hana]  {aka- + hana₁} vt. to work carefully or slowly.

akahao [aka·hao]  {aka- + hao₃} vt. to pick up carefully, as food.

akahele [aka·hele]  {aka- + hele₁} vi. slow or moderate, cautious, careful, prudent. see ex. pukapai. [Hana me ka mālie, ka noʻonoʻo maikaʻi, a me ka makaʻala.]₁₄

E hikiwawe mai i ka lohe, e akahele hoʻi i ka ʻōlelo.Be quick to hear but slow to speak.

hoʻākahelecaus/sim. precautionary; to take precautions

ka noʻonoʻo akahelecareful consideration

me ke akahelecircumspectly, prudently

akahele  v. see aka and hele, to go. To go slowly or moderately in doing a thing; to go carefully; the opposite of hikiwawe. E hikiwawe mai i ka lohe, e akahele hoi i ka olelo, be quick to hear, but slow to speak. Used also imperatively; beware; be cautious; e akahele ka pepehi mai o oukou i ke akua, beware of your striking the god; e akahele ka huhu, mai hikiwawe, be slow to anger, not quick.

ʻaka hene, ʻaka henehene [ʻaka hene, ʻaka hene·hene]  vt. to laugh at teasingly, jeer.

ʻaka hene ikito titter

ʻaka henehene  same as ʻaka hene, to laugh at teasingly...

akahenehene  v. Aka, to laugh, and henehene, to ridicule. To laugh to scorn; to laugh in derision or mockery. Neh. 2:19.

ʻakahi₁  num. one (especially in counting in a series). bc [ʻekahi; helu ʻekahi.]₁₄MTH

ʻAkahi kahi ana, ʻo ka ʻEwa iki, ʻo ka ʻEwa nuiA single unit, then lesser ʻEwa and greater ʻEwa.


akahi  s. The number one; root, kahi.

ʻakahi₂  idiom. for the first time, never before (usually followed by ). (Gram. 4.6)   bc [No ka manawa mua; ʻaʻole i lōʻihi loa aku nei.]₁₄IDI

ʻAkahi au ā ʻike Hilo.This is the first time Iʻve seen Hilo.

ʻAkahi au ā lohe i ka hekili.Iʻve never heard such thunder.

ʻAkahi ʻoe ā hiki maʻaneʻi?Is this the first time you have come here? Have you ever been here before?

akahi  adv. One; once; just now; expressive of greatness or superiority. Emphatically, akahi no an i lohe i ka hekili, once have I heard it thunder, i. e., thunder loudly; akahi no au i ike i ka ino, once have I witnessed a storm, i. e., never so great a one before.

ʻakahi₃  idiom. to have just. bc IDI

ʻAkahi ā pau kaʻu haʻawina.My lesson is just finished.

ʻAkahi  placename. hill (1,538 feet high), Hālawa qd., south Molokaʻi. Street, Kalihi Uka, Honolulu. lit., one.

ʻakahi akahi  idiom. inexperienced, trying out for the first time; novice, beginner. IDI

ʻAʻole i ʻike loa no ka mea ʻakahi akahi.[I] did not know much because of inexperience.

E akahele ka mea ʻakahi akahi i ka luʻu.Let the inexperienced be careful in diving. (ON 254)

akahiakahi  adv. lit. Once by once; of little experience; a novice. 1 Tim. 3:6. Aole ka mea akahiakahi e holo i ka ino o make auanei i ka moana a pae kupapau aku i Lanai, let not the inexperienced sail out in a storm lest he die in the ocean and his dead body float ashore on Lanai.

ʻAkahipuʻu [ʻAkahi-puʻu]  placename. hill near Huʻehuʻe, North Kona, Hawaiʻi. Three Menehune tried to remove the top of this hill but were prevented by a cock's crow. On the second night they traced the crowing to a cave. There they found a cock which they killed and roasted in an oven (reported still there in 1924). Again they tried to remove the hill-top, but again heard crowing. They opened the oven, but it was empty. The god Kāne has resuscitated the cock and removed it. The Menehune gave up their attempt. Later, a legendary strong man, Kaleikini, thrust a kauila stick into the hill to secure the peak that had been almost severed. lit., one hill.

akahiʻu [aka·hiʻu]  n. base of caudal fin. also akaakahiʻu. FIS

akahoe [aka·hoe]  {aka- + hoe₁} vt. to paddle carefully, silently.

akā hoʻi  nevertheless. (EH)

akahōkū  n. protostar, in astronomy. lit. embryonic essence of a star. [+]

ʻO ke akahōkū kinoea a me ʻehu e pelu ana e kino mai ai he hōkū.A protostar consists of the gases and dust collapsing on itself to form a star. (Niuolahiki)

akahōkūhele  n. protoplanet, i.e. a planet in the process of forming through accretion. . lit. embryonic essence of a planet. [+]

Ma ka mūʻumehia ʻana o maulele lewa lipo e kino mai ai ke akahōkūhele.A protoplanet forms through the accretion of planetesimals. Lit., embryonic essence of a planet. (Niuolahiki)

akaholo [aka·holo]  {aka- + holo₁} vi. to sail or run cautiously.

a kai  by the sea.

a kaithose by the sea

akaʻikaʻi  vs. var. spelling of ʻākaʻikaʻi, large, potbellied, plump. AltSpel

ʻākaʻikaʻi, akaʻikaʻi [ʻā·kaʻi·kaʻi]  vs. large, potbellied, plump.

ʻaka iki  nvi. to laugh a little, snicker.

akaiki  v. Aka, to laugh, and iki, a little. To be pleased; to smile; to be gratified on receiving a favor; akaiki lakou me ka olioli no ka loaa o ko lakou waiwai, they smiled with pleasure on obtaining their property. To laugh in one's sleeve; to laugh secretly; na hoa nohoi i kani ai ka akaiki i ua wahi la, the companions also chuckled at us in that place. To sneer at. see akaaka. s. A rejoicing in consequence of hope; desire in proportion to the prospect of receiving a thing.

akaka, akāka  var. spelling of akaaka₁, clear, luminous, transparent...

akaka  v. To be plain; to be clear, as a thought or the expression of an idea; to be distinct, intelligible, as language. To be clear, transparent, as glass. Hoik. 22:1; Anat. 2. Clear, as a liquid. Hoo. To make plain; to expound, demonstrate; to bring to light. To set up boundary lines. adj. Clear, as water. Lucid; bright, as the moon. Certain; distinct; transparent; he akaka, kokoke like me ke aniani kona akaka ana, clear, almost like glass. adv. Akaka loa, very plainly; very clearly. Ioan. 10:24.

akāka  vs. var. spelling of akaaka₁, clear... AltSpel

ʻakaka₁  nvi. a rent, split, chink, separation; to crack, split, scale

akaka  adj. Rent; torn; dead. see nakaka.

ʻakaka₂, agata  n. agate. Eng.

ʻAkaka  placename. falls (422 feet high) and State park near Hilo, Hawaiʻi. When a stone here called Pōhakua-Pele (stone of Pele) is struck by a lehua-ʻapane branch, the sky darkens and rain falls. A large stone in mid-stream about 70 feet above the falls is named Pōhakuo-Kāloa.

ʻAkāka  placename. projecting spur of the mountain range at the head of Mānoa Valley; a street near the Chinese cemetery, Mānoa, Honolulu, named for the mountain that is said to be the grandparent of the Mānoa princess, Kahala-o-Puna (HM 152). lit., clearness.

akakalani  s. Poetical for akalani. A heaven of light; a great light; the heavens much lighted; he akakalani no ka Uhane Hemolele. Mel. Creat.

ʻakakane [ʻaka·kane]  n. Hawaiʻi ʻākepa (honey creeper), Loxops coccinea coccinea, endangered. see ʻākepa.

akakane  s. Name of a small bird found in the mountains.

ʻakakē [ʻaka·]  vs. spry, quick, nimble, especially about getting into people's way or into trouble.

akake  adj. Spry; light, as one walking or running; not loaded; he akake no kau, you are spry, quick at walking.

ʻakake, agate  n. agate. Eng.

ʻakaki, agati  n. agate. Eng.

ʻAkakia, Akadia  n. Arcadia. G

ʻakakihi [ʻaka·kihi]  same as ʻakakē, spry, quick, nimble, especially about getting into people's way or into trouble... (rare.

aka kiʻi  n. negative of a photograph.

akakiʻi [aka·kiʻi]  n. photo negative.

ʻakakiu [ʻaka·kiu]  n. cashew. (Tupi acajú.)

akakiwi  v. To set up on the edge.

Akakoa [Aka-koa]  placename. point, Waipiʻo qd., Hawaiʻi. lit., brave reflection.

akakole [aka·kole]  nvs. destitution, poverty; poor.

akakū₁ [aka·]  vs.
  • vision, trance; to see a vision.
  • reflection, as in a mirror;
  • hallucination;
. cf. aka₂, reflection, image, likeness... bc [He mea ʻoiaʻiʻo ʻole ke nānā aku; ʻaʻohe he mea paʻa o ka mea i ʻike ʻia. He mea kino ʻole i hiki ke ʻike ʻia, akā, ʻaʻole hiki ke hoʻopā ʻia; i kekahi wā, he hōʻailona ke akakū no kekahi mea e hiki mai ana.]₁₀,


akaku  A delirium; a trance. Oih. 10:10. An ecstasy; vision. 2 Oihl. 26:5. He moe uhane. Hoo. A vision. Oih. 26:19.

akakū₂ [aka·]  see kino aka, spirit, especially of a living person.... bc

akaku  v. To cease; to abate; to grow calm, as wind, rain, surf, anger; ua akaku mai ka makani, the wind has abated; ua akaku mai ka ua; akaku mai ka ino o ke kaikoo; to be gentle; quiet. s. A subsiding of a storm, wind, &c. adj. Gentle, &c. Tit. 3:2.

akakū ānuenue, ʻakakū ānuenue [aka· ā·nue·nue]  n. the phenomenon known as the Specter of the Brocken, seen at Haleakalā Crater. lit., rainbow apparition. WIN

hoʻākakū ānuenuecaus/sim

ʻakakū ānuenue  n. var. spelling of akakū ānuenue, the phenomenon known as the Specter of the Brocken... AltSpel WIN

akakuʻu [aka·kuʻu]  {aka- + kuʻu₁} vi. lessened, diminished, mitigated; to cease, abate, grow calm, stop, as wind, surf, rain, anger, grief, pain; settled, calmed, quieted, appeased.

Ua akakuʻu mai ke aliʻi, ʻaʻole inu lama hou.The chief has calmed down, he doesnʻt drink any more.

akakuu  v. To be settled; calmed; quieted; appeased; ua akakuu mai ka huhu o ke alii i na kanaka, the anger of the chief towards the people is appeased; ua akakuu mai ke alii, aole inu rama hou, the mind of the chief is settled, he will, drink no more rum. adj. Gentle; quiet; kind; calm. Tit. 3:2.

ʻākala₁ [ʻā·kala]  vs. pink. COL

akala.jpgborder=0ʻākala₂ [ʻā·kala]  n. two endemic raspberries (Rubus hawaiensis and R. macraei); and the thimbleberry (R. rosaefolius), from southeastern Asia. also ʻākalakala, ōlaʻa. (Neal 390–1) [Pn(CE) *kaa-tara, ??]PLA

akala  s. A berry, something like a strawberry; a raspberry.

ʻākala₃ [ʻā·kala]  n. dye made from ʻākala juice.

ʻākala₄ [ʻā·kala]  n. a pink tapa. TAP

akala  s. A kind of cloth, e like me ka lole alaihi.

ʻākala₅ [ʻā·kala]  same as kala, a seaweed. SWD

akala  s. The end of a house. see kala.

ʻĀkala  placename. street, Sheridan Tract, Honolulu. lit., raspberry.

ʻākalakala₁ [ʻā·kala·kala]  same as ʻākala₂, raspberry, ʻākala₃, dye...

ʻākalakala₂ [ʻā·kala·kala]  vs. pinkish. (rare.

akalani [aka·lani]  same as akaakalani, afterglow...

akalani  s. see