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na    ne    ni    no    nu       

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

n-₁ [-]  initial in no, na, noʻu, naʻu, nou, nāu, nona, nāna with meanings 'for', 'by', 'of'. (Gram. 9.11)   PCP *n-.

n-₂ [-]  initial of words for soft sounds and movements. cf. nākuʻi, to rumble; nakulu, to patter; naue, to vibrate; , to murmur; nehe, to rustle; nei, to rumble; nēnē, to chip; nenene, to flutter; , to roar. cf. Rennellese ng-. PPN *ng-.

n  the tenth letter of the Hawaiian alphabet. It represents the same liquid in Hawaiian as in most European languages. It is often commuted for l (see the letter L); as, nanai, lanai; nanahu, lanahu, &c.

na    ne    ni    no    nu    


naa    naah    naai    naal    naan    naau    nae    naea    naee    naeh    naei    naek    nael    naem    naen    naeo    naep    naew    naha    nahe    nahi    naho    nahu    nai    naia    naig    naii    naik    nail    naim    nain    naio    nait    naiu    naiw    naka    nake    naki    nako    naku    nala    nale    nali    nalo    nalu    nama    nami    namo    namu    nana    nane    nani    nano    nanu    nao    naoa    naoh    naok    naol    naom    naon    naoo    naop    naou    naow    napa    nape    napi    napo    napu    nare    nasa    nase    nata    nau    naua    naue    naui    nauk    naul    naun    naup    naur    nauw    nawa    nawe    nawi    naza    

-na₂  rare pas/imp.; suffix. see ʻaina, haʻina, kiʻina. (Gram. 6.6.3)   PPN *-na.

na  prep. by, for, belonging to (a-form; see no). (Gram. 9.11)   PCP *na(a).

Aloha ʻolua na Kawai.Greetings to you both from Kawai. [close of a letter]

he puke na Puaa book for Pua; a book by Pua [ambiguous]

Na wai ʻoe?Who was your parent? (Lit., by who you?). (FS 117)

na-, nā-  prefixes indicating a quality or state. see nāhili, naholo, nakele, nākiʻi, nakulu, and others. (Gram. 6.3.2)   PPN *nga(a)-.

na  simp. prep Of; for; belonging to. Placed before nouns or pronouns, it conveys the idea of possession, property or duty. It has the relation to no that a has to o, or ka to ko. Gram. § 69, 1, 2, 3.

-na₁  common nominalizing suffix, sometimes with shortening of a long vowel in the base. see haʻi, haʻina, hāpai, hapaina, kālai, kalaina, ʻohi, ʻohina, piʻi, piʻina, and others.. (Gram. 6.6.2)   [(OC) PPn *-ŋa, gerundive suffix]

-na₃  his, her (in poss. kāna, kona). (Gram. 8.2)   [PPn *-na, third person singular possessive marker]

nā-  var. spelling of na-, prefixes indicating a quality or state...

nā₁  vs. calmed, quieted, pacified, assuaged, soothed; settled, as a claim. [PPn *naʻa, become quiet (of a crying child); pacified]MUS

E hoʻi, ē Pele, i ke kuahiwi, ua lili, inaina.Return, O Pele, to the mountain; your jealousy, your rage are pacified. (chant)

hoʻonāto relieve pain, soothe, comfort, quiet, appease, lull, placate, make calm, pacify, console, find solace; to end, as a taboo; to settle a claim

hoʻonā waleto attempt to pacify without effect; to try vainly to assuage, allay pain, grief

Komikina Hoʻonā ʻĀinaLand commissioners who settle land claims

Poʻe hoʻona kuleana ʻāinaBoard of commissioners to quiet land titles

na  v. To be quiet; to be pacified, as a child; ua na ke keiki, the child is quiet; to be comforted, as one in affliction. Ier. 31:15. To enjoy respite from pain; a pau kana heluhelu ana, noho iho la ia e na aku i ka mea manao ole. Hoo. The same; also, in a legal sense, to settle difficulties; to decide between different claimants; as, e hoona kumu kuleana aina, to settle land claims. adj. Quiet; pacified, as an aggrieved child; calmed; quieted, as one's passions.

nā₂  vi. to moan, groan, wail. [(EO) PPn *ŋaa, breathe, pant]

ka ihuto snore with prolonged sounds

na  To gasp or half breathe, as a dying person.

nā₃  plural definite article. (Gram. 10.2)   [PPn *ŋaa, plural marker preposed to definite or specific nouns]

lanithe chiefs

na  art. standing before nouns, represents the plural number; as, ke alii, the chief; na alii, chiefs or the chiefs. Na often answers the double purpose of a plural article (that is, a plural for all the other articles which are singular), and the sign of the plural number of the noun. As an article, it is both definite and indefinite. Gram. § 67; also, § 83. 86 and 87.

nā₄  demonstrative part. indicating the addressee, sometimes said disrespectfully and translated 'you'. cf. kēnā. (Gram. 8.3.2)   [(EO) PPn *na, there (near addressee): *na(a)]

Ē keiki lapuwale.O you worthless children.

na  A particle somewhat frequent, adding strength to an expression either positive or negative; aole na he wahine e, o ka moopuna na a Waka, she is not certainly any other woman, she is certainly the grandchild of Waka. Laieik. 128;

naʻa  vs. firmly seated.

Aia ā kīkoʻo no wāwae ma ʻō ā maʻaneʻi, ā laila naʻa.If the feet are stretched here and there, then [one is] firmly seated.

nāʻā  vs. covered with ashes, as a fire. (rare.

Nāahiʻenaʻena [-ahi-ʻenaʻena]  placename. building for primary students, Kamehameha Schools, Honolulu, built in 1954 and named for the daughter of Kamehameha I by Keōpūolani (the cluster of royal chiefs); usually spelled Nahienaena. lit.: the burning fires.

Nāʻai [-ʻai]  placename. street, Kalihi Uka, Honolulu, named for a chief. lit.: the food.

Nāʻalae [-ʻalae]  placename. gulch, Puʻuokali qd., Maui. lit.: the mudhens.

Nāʻale [-ʻale]  placename. street, Papakōlea, Honolulu. (TM). lit.: the billows (the sea can be seen from this street).

Nāʻālehu [-ʻā-lehu]  placename. land section, village, and elementary school, Honuʻapo qd., Hawaiʻi. lit.: the volcanic ashes.

Nā Aliʻi  Kings (Bibl.) (EH)

Nā aliʻi o ka hale ʻa haʻōlelo  House of Nobles (EH)

nāʻana [·ʻana]  n. review, checkpoint. sh. nānā + ʻana.

naʻanaʻa₁ [naʻa·naʻa]  vs. potbellied, protruding. MUS

hoʻonaʻanaʻato protrude

I Pōkiʻi ke kiʻi, hoʻokīkiʻi ke kiʻi, hoʻonaʻanaʻa ke kiʻi.The image is at Pōkiʻi, the image leans back, the image protrudes its belly. (chant)

naanaa  Round and hard, as pills, or as goat's dung; poepoe me he lepo kao la.

naʻanaʻa₂ [naʻa·naʻa]  vs. confused, bewildered. cf. pōna ʻanaʻa.

naanaa  s. A sour disposition; unsociability; ignorance. adj. Unsocial; crabbed; sour; unlovely in temper and life.

naʻanaʻau [naʻa·naʻau]  n. small intestine. BOD

naanaau  s. The stomach; the small intestines; the receptacle of food-after it is eaten; kahi e waiho ai ka ai maloko o ke kino.

Nāānuenueʻewalu [-ā·nue·nue-ʻewalu]  n. stroke in lua fighting. lit., the eight rainbows. WIN LUA


intestines, bowels, guts; mind, heart, affections; of the heart or mind; ....

see below...

  naʻau aliʻi - kind, thoughtful, forgiving, loving, possessed of aloha, beneficent, ....
  naʻau aloha - filled with aloha, beneficent, benevolent (similar to meanings of aloha).
  naʻau ʻawaʻawa - sour disposition
  naʻau hoʻokiʻekiʻe - conceited, proud, willful; proud heart.
  naʻau hoʻomaikaʻi - grateful heart,
  naʻau ʻino - evil-hearted, malevolent
  naʻau ʻinoʻino - malicious, malevolent; evil or nasty heart, misanthrope.
  naʻau kaumahaʻole - lighthearted
  naʻau keʻemoa - evil-hearted.
  naʻau kōkua ʻole - uncooperative, unaccommodating
  naʻau kopekope - of hateful or nasty nature, spiteful, surly, malevolent; sour or surly disposition, ....
  naʻau kūhili - blundering, careless, thoughtless.
  naʻau lauwili - name of an introduced flower (no data).
  naʻau lua - doubtful, two-minded, undecided, indecisive.
  naʻau moekolohe - whorish heart,
  naʻau palupalu - soft- or tender-hearted.
  naʻau pē - modest
  naʻau pēpē - modest heart; to have such; unpretentious.
  naʻau pōkole - short-tempered; lit., short intestine.
  naʻau pono - upright, just; right-minded; upright heart.
      helu naʻau - mental arithmetic.
      helu naʻau - mental math. lit., mind counting.
      leʻa ka naʻau - lighthearted
      makemakika naʻau - mental math. lit., mathematics (in the) mind.
      naʻanaʻau - small intestine.
      ʻoluʻolu ka naʻau - good temper
      paʻanaʻau - memorized, remembered. lit., fixed intestines.
      pānaʻau - short for paʻanaʻau, memorized
      pīhoihoi o ka naʻau - worry
      pōʻai naʻau - affective domain, as relating to the learning process. lit., heart domain.
      pōmaikaʻi ka poʻe i haʻahaʻa ka naʻau - Blessed are the poor in spirit Mat. 5.3

naʻau  n.
  • intestines, bowels, guts;
  • mind, heart, affections; of the heart or mind;
  • mood, temper, feelings.
  • fig., child.
. cf. naʻau aliʻi, naʻau ʻino, naʻaupō. bc [PPn *ŋaakau, intestines]BOD

helu naʻaumental counting (name of an arithmetic book)

helu naʻaumental math

hoʻopaʻanaʻauto memorize

makemakika naʻaumental math

naʻau pōkoleshort-tempered; lit., short intestine

pōʻai naʻauaffective domain, as relating to the learning process

pōkole ka naʻaushort-tempered, cross

naau  s. The small intestines of men or animals, which the Hawaiians suppose to be the seat of thought, of intellect and the affections. The internal parts, i. e., the inwards of animals. Oihk. 1:13. The bowels. 2 Oihl. 21:15. Alua ano o na naau, o ka mea nui ame ka mea liilii, the intestines are of two kinds, the large and the small. Anat. 51. Hence, The affections; the mind; the moral nature; the heart; the seat of the moral powers. Mat. 22:37. Synonymous in many cases with uhane. the soul. NOTE.—The naau of animals were formerly used by Hawaiians as strings for various purposes; ka naau i mea aha moa, the intestines for strings to tie fowls. see the compounds of naau below.

Naʻauakeʻaihaku [Naʻau-ake-ʻai-haku]  n. name of a star. lit., heart eager to rule as a lord. STA

naʻau aliʻi  nvs. kind, thoughtful, forgiving, loving, possessed of aloha, beneficent, benevolent, loving heart.

naʻau aloha  nvs. filled with aloha, beneficent, benevolent (similar to meanings of aloha).

naʻauao [naʻau·ao]  nvs. learned, enlightened, intelligent, wise; learning, knowledge, wisdom, science. lit., daylight mind. bc

Hoʻomana Naʻauao.Christian Science.

hoʻonaʻauaoto educate, instruct; educational, instructive, civilized

ka naʻauao loa ʻanathe instruction, education

Kuʻu home hoʻonaʻauao.My home of learning.

naʻauao ʻike muaforesight

Ua hoʻonaʻauao ʻia ʻoia.He was educated.

naauao  s. Naau, the mind, and ao, instructed. An enlightened mind. Instruction; knowledge; learning; wisdom. Kanl. 4:6. He ike, he noonoo, he noiau. adj. Naau and ao, to teach. Wise; knowing; learned; enlightened; having the skill or art of thinking and planning well. v. see the noun. To be learned; to be wise; to be intelligent, &c. Hoo. To enlighten, as the mind; to instruct; to be instructed. To instruct, i. e., to convince; to be advised; to be warned. Hal. 2:10. To attend to that which is right; to give heed to truth and duty.

naauau  remission of a taboo. (And.)

naauau  s. A remission of the strictness of a kapu; used in the phrase kau naauau; the suspension of a kapu so far that the people might eat certain kinds of food, thatch houses, &c.

naʻauʻau  same as naʻauʻauā.

naʻauauā  nvi. var. spelling of naʻauʻauā, intense grief; anguish so great that it may lead to suicide; to mourn, grieve. AltSpel

naʻauʻauā, naʻauauā  nvi. intense grief; anguish so great that it may lead to suicide; to mourn, grieve. [Ke kaumaha nui loa i mea e manaʻo ai kekahi poʻe e make ana ʻo ia no ka nui o kona kaumaha. Ke kaumaha nui loa; no ka nui loa o kēia kaumaha, e makemake ana paha ke kanaka e pepehi iā ia iho a make.],₁₃

Naʻauʻauā hele.To wander about in grief.

naauaua, naauauwa  v. Naau and aua, selfish desire. To kill one's self; to commit suicide on account of the death of a friend, or from the feeling that nothing remained worth living for. s. The desire to commit suicide on account of the death of a friend; self murder through grief or disappointment; nui na hewa o ka wa kahiko, o ka naauaua, many were the sins of ancient times, suicide.

naauauwa  To mourn for the loss of a friend; to grieve. To be weak; to be bent over, as one in sadness. Anguish; sympathy with one; sorrow for the loss of one dear. Strong desire for the good of one. Depression of spirits; grief. Real sorrow of heart.

naʻau ʻawaʻawa  sour disposition (EH)

naʻau hoʻokiʻekiʻe [naʻau hoʻo·kiʻe·kiʻe]  nvs. conceited, proud, willful; proud heart.

naʻau hoʻomaikaʻi  grateful heart, (EH)

naʻau ʻino  evil-hearted, malevolent (EH)

naʻau ʻinoʻino  nvs. malicious, malevolent; evil or nasty heart, misanthrope. also naʻau ʻino.

Naʻaukāhihi [Naʻau-kāhihi]  placename. coastal land section, Airport qd., north Molokaʻi. lit.: entangled intestine.

naʻaukake₁ [naʻau·kake]  n. sausage, wiener. lit., sausage (Eng.) intestines. FOO

naaukake  s. A sausage.

naʻaukake₂ [naʻau·kake]  n. same as uahiapele₁, a variety of sugar cane. SUG

naʻaukake ʻAmelika [naʻau·kake ʻame·lika]  n. hot dog. lit., American sausage. FOO

naʻau kaumahaʻole  lighthearted (EH)

naʻau keʻemoa [naʻau keʻe·moa]  vs. evil-hearted.

naaukeemoa  s. Naau and kee, crooked, and moa, cooked, i. e., hardened in any shape. An evil disposition; perverseness; a general disposition to wickedness. see opukeemoa.

naʻau kōkua ʻole [naʻau ·kua ʻole]  vs. uncooperative, unaccommodating

naʻau kopekope [naʻau kope·kope]  nvs. of hateful or nasty nature, spiteful, surly, malevolent; sour or surly disposition, misanthrope.

naaukopekope  s. Naau and kopekope, morose. Perverseness; a bad disposition; surliness. see naaukeemoa.

naʻau kūhili [naʻau ·hili]  vs. blundering, careless, thoughtless.

naaukuhili  s. Naau and kuhili, blundering. Carelessness; indifference; a disposition to carelessness; inattention.

naʻau lauwili [naʻau lau·wili]  n. name of an introduced flower (no data). FLO

naʻau lua  vs. doubtful, two-minded, undecided, indecisive.

naʻaumoa [naʻau·moa]  n. appendix. lit., chicken intestines.

ʻOki ʻia ka naʻaumoa.The appendix was removed.

naʻau moekolohe  whorish heart, (EH)

naʻau palupalu [naʻau palu·palu]  vs. soft- or tender-hearted.

naʻau pē  modest (EH)

naʻau pēpē [naʻau ·]  S  nvi. modest heart; to have such; unpretentious.

naʻaupō [naʻau·]  nvs. ignorant, unenlightened, uncivilized, benighted; ignorance, ignoramus. lit., night mind. cf. naʻauao. bc

holo naʻaupōrun pellmell, wildly

hoʻonaʻaupōto cause or feign ignorance; ignorant

inu naʻaupōto drink foolishly and to excess

Naʻaupōʻoukou i kūpuna o kākou.You are ignorant about our ancestors. (1-Kor. 101)

naaupo  s. Naau and po, night. Ignorance; darkness of mind; without intelligence or instruction; a cloudy mind; awkwardness. adj. Dark-hearted; ignorant; unenlightened; dark-minded. v. To be dark-hearted; to be ignorant; to be awkward; to be brutish. Hoo. To be willingly ignorant; to remain ignorant while possessing the means of knowledge.

naʻau pōkole [naʻau ·kole]  short-tempered; lit., short intestine.

pōkole ka naʻauquick-tempered

naʻau pono  nvs. upright, just; right-minded; upright heart.

naaupono  v. Naau and pono, right. To be upright; to be just. Hoo. To be staid in mind; to be fixed; to be sober. Tit. 2:6.

Nā Aupuni Huiʻia  League of Nations (EH)

naʻauwili [naʻau·wili]  same as naʻaumoa, appendix... BOD

nae₁  nvi. shortness of breath; to pant or puff for breath, as a result of overexercise or asthma. [PPn *ŋahe-ŋahe, out of breath, exhausted]ILL

E noho iki iho a kuʻu ka nae.Stay a bit until the puffing for breath is over. [i.e., rest a bit]

hoʻonaeto cause shortness of breath

Ke nae iki nei .Some breath remains. [as of a dying person]

nae  v. To breathe hard; to pant, as one laboring or exercising severely. To pant for breath, as one with the phthisic. s. A sickness which occasions hard breathing. The blowing of one's breath when fatigued on stopping to rest. fig. Applied to the strong affections of the heart. Laicik. 142. The phthisic. see naenae.

nae₂  nvs. fragrant, sweet-smelling; fragrance. FER

He ʻala ka nae o ka palai.The perfume of the palai fern is sweet. (song)

nae₃  n. fishing net with small meshes; net structure to which feathers were attached for feather capes. also naepuni, puni, ʻupena ʻōhua palemo. FIS NET

nae  The name of a species of fish net with small meshes.

nae₄  to give or parcel out equally, as food. (And.) FOO

nae  To give liberally; to distribute; to be liberal, as a landlord to his people. see nai below.

naʻe₁  loc.n. easterly, windward (used in some localities only, as on Molokaʻi). see aʻe₂, . bc [Pn(CE) *ŋake, east]

Mai naʻe a lalofrom east to west (For. 5:665)

naʻe₂  conj. but, yet, furthermore, still, nevertheless. (Gram. 11.1)   bc

Aloha maila naʻe hoʻi ko ipo.But your sweetheart did indeed send greetings. (Gram. 7.5)

ʻAʻole naʻe ia i hiki mai.He hasn't come yet. (Gram. 7)

nae  adv. An elegant expletive, but difficult to define. Truly; indeed; but; however, &c. A mild but is perhaps the best definition, though it does not express strong opposition like the English but. Aohe alii au, he kanaka nae, I am not a chief, but I am a man.

nae  The upper regions of the air in distinction from the lower; ua lohe o uka a me kai, a me nae a me lalo. The place whence the wind comes; a ihea o mea? Aia ma nae.

naeʻāʻīkū [naeʻāʻī·]  n. croup. lit., gasping croup. ILL

naeele  adj. Open; loose; full of holes, as open sleazy cloth; perhaps better spelled naele, the same as the following.

nāeheehe [·eheehe]  vs. soft, thin.

nāʻehu [-ʻehu]  the late (EH)

Nāʻehu [-ʻehu]  placename. peak, Kamalō qd., Molokaʻi. lit.: the red-heads.

nā nāʻehu i make aku nei  the late (EH)

naeiki  adj. Nae and iki, little. Breathing a little, i. e., almost exhausted; near dead. Nearly out of patience or courage.

nae kuku  n. bag nets of fine-meshed nae (netting) consisting of rectangular pieces joined together; a stick (kuku) was used at each end of the foot or lower rope. NET

naele₁  n.
  • rock crevice, as in the sea;
  • full of holes, chinks.
[He māwae a i ʻole he ʻalu o lalo o ke kai; he mea i piha ka pukapuka. He mau lua liʻiliʻi ma ke alo o ka pali, he mau māwae pōhaku, i lawa paha ka nui no ke komo ʻana o ka māiʻuʻu lima i loko, a piʻi ke kanaka i luna. He ana liʻiliʻi i loko o ke kai; he wahi pōhaku pukapuka.],₁₇,₁₉

Ka ula noho i ka naele.The lobster living in the crevices. (FS 49)

naele  adj. Full of holes, cracks or chinks. v. To scatter, as men who do not abide by their work; to be distributed by littles; to be dissipated or scattered.

naele₂  vs.
  • stretched out of shape;
  • yielding, soft, miry, spongy; misshapen;
  • swamp, mire, bog;
  • to stretch.
[PPn *ŋahele, soft]PLA

hoʻonaelecaus/sim.; to soften, as earth for planting

nāele  n. bog, with no trees and soft ground. see ālialia, ʻolokele. GEO

naele  s. Mire; deep mud. see nakele, boggy, and naka. To get into a slough or into the mud; to sink down. fig. To get into difficulty; aia ka kakou e malama ai, o naele auanei kakou, it is for us to take heed, lest we get into the mud, i. e., into difficulty; o naele auanei kakou, a pahemo, a haule ilalo.

nāʻele  same as nāʻeleʻele₁, weeds... [He wahi i ulu nui ʻia e ka nāhelehele.]₁₀

naeleele  redup. of naele, crevice (And.)

naelele  adj. Full of holes, cracks or chinks.

nāʻeleʻele₁  var. of nāhelehele, weeds...

nāʻeleʻele [·ʻele·ʻele]  n. weed. Maui. PLA

nāʻeleʻele₂  vs. rotten, as timber. (rare.

naelele  Rotten, as timber.

naelele  Moist; damp; applied to that kind of soil which retains moisture and is always rich and good.

naelona [nae·lona]  n. nylon. Eng.

naemai  s. Hard breathing; wheezing mixed with cough.

naenae [nae·nae]  redup. of nae₁, shortness of breath... PEP *ngaengae. [ʻAʻole hiki ke hanu maikaʻi loa ma muli o ka hoʻoikaika nui ʻana ma kekahi hana a i ʻole ma muli o ka maʻi. Paupauaho.]₁₄,₁₉ILL

Ua naenae koʻu naʻau.My heart pants. (Hal. 38.10)

naenae  v. see nae. To breathe like one out of breath by hard exercise; to be out of breath; to pant for breath; to sigh. Hal. 38:10. s. Difficult breathing; the phthisic; the asthma.

naenae  An offering made to the gods to appease their anger; a sacrifice. see kanaenae.

naenae.jpgborder=0naʻenaʻe₁ [naʻe·naʻe]  n. all species of native genus in the daisy family (Dubautia), which are shrubs or small trees with narrow leaves and small yellow, orange, purple, or white flower heads borne in large cone-shaped clusters. also hanupaoa, hinaʻaikamalama, neʻineʻi. (Neal 845)PLA TRE FLO

naenae  s. The name of a shrub bearing sweet flowers.

naʻenaʻe₂ [naʻe·naʻe]  vs. fragrant, as the naʻenaʻe bloom. (But cf. nae, fragrant.)

naenae  adj. Sweet-scented, as some herbs; he aku pua naenae o Waialoha.

naʻenaʻe₃ [naʻe·naʻe]  n. design on outer sheet of a sleeping tapa. TAP

naʻenaʻe₄ [naʻe·naʻe]  n. fish of surgeon family (Acanthurus olivaceus). FIS

naenae  The name of a species of fish; he mahamea.

naʻenaʻe₅ [naʻe·naʻe]  vs. quick, alert.

naenaele [nae·naele]  redup. of naele₂.

naʻenaʻe pua kea [naʻe·naʻe pua kea]  n. a kind of naʻenaʻe (Dubautia paleata), from Kauaʻi, with large round flower heads, each head with 25 or more light yellow becoming purplish florets. lit., white-flowered naʻenaʻe. FLO

naʻenaʻe pua melemele [naʻe·naʻe pua mele·mele]  n. a kind of naʻenaʻe (Dubautia laxa). lit., yellow-flowered naʻenaʻe. FLO

naʻenaʻe ʻula [naʻe·naʻe ʻula]  n. a kind of naʻenaʻe (Dubautia raillardioides) from Kauaʻi, with white to purplish flowers. lit., red naʻenaʻe. FLO

naeʻoaikū [naeʻoai·]  n. severe asthma. ILL

naeoaiku  s. Nae, hard breathing, a-i, the neck, and ku, to stand. A disease where hard breathing causes one to stretch out the neck; a disease of the throat; the croup. NOTE.—The first orthography is the correct one.

Naeʻole [Nae-ʻole]  placename. walk, Sheridan Tract, Honolulu, named for the Kohala chief Naeʻole who snatched the child Kamehameha when he was born in about 1753 (RC 66-67) and is said to have taken him to ʻĀwini, Kohala, Hawaiʻi, to be reared. (TM). lit.: without gasping.

naeʻōpuakau [naeʻō·pua·kau]  n. a disease, accompanied by shortness of breath (nae). cf. waiʻōpua.

naeʻowaikū [naeʻowai·]  var. spelling of nae ʻoaikū, severe asthma... ILL

naeowaiku  s. Nae, hard breathing, a-i, the neck, and ku, to stand. A disease where hard breathing causes one to stretch out the neck; a disease of the throat; the croup. NOTE.—The first orthography is the correct one.

naepuni [nae·puni]  same as nae₃, fishing net with small meshes; net structure to which feathers were attached for feather capes...

nae waikū [nae wai·]  same as nae ʻoaikū, asthma...

naha₁  vs. bent, curved, bowlegged. [(FJ) PPn *nasa, ??]

naha₂  nvi. union of a chief with his half-sister; their offspring was entitled to the kapu noho; to take part in such a marriage. (Malo 55), (Kam. 64:9–10, 22) Later naha was changed to mean what (Malo) calls hoʻi₄. [1. he ʻano kūlana aliʻi, ʻo ia hoʻi, he keiki mai loko mai o ka moe ʻana o ka makua hanauna me ke keiki hanauna no läua ʻelua ke kūlana nīʻaupiʻo. 2. ke kūlana kapu o ke aliʻi naha.]₁₄

Naha  placename. valley

nahā₁  vs.
  • cracked, broken, as a dish;
  • smashed to bits, as masonry;
  • to act as a purgative;
  • to split;
  • loss of virginity.
bc [Pn(EP) *ŋa-faʻa, burst, break, split open]

ʻaila nahā, ʻaila hoʻonahācastor oil

He waʻa nahā i koʻokā kāne.A smashed canoe that has been buffeted by your husband. [overindulgence in sex leads to impotence].

hoʻonahāto smash, shatter, crack, split; to take a purgative

lāʻau nahāpurgative (FS 129)

umauma nahāhunger (FS 195)

naha  v. To split, crack or open, as the ground. Nah. 16:31. To break up or break open, as a house. To be split, cracked or broken, as a dish or any kind of crockery, glass, boards, slates, &c. Puk. 32:19. To crack or break, as mason work. 1 Nal. 13:3. To break or burst open. To break in pieces. Nonoi ae la ka lani iluna. Naha mai la Kulanihakoi, Kulukulu ka ua Kapakapa e Kane, Akahi akua i nana— Ke haupu wale nei ka lani Kau o Hiiaka. Wahi ka lani, uli ka lani eleele, Ka lau ka hoalii, Ka pohaku koii ka hooilo, Naha mai Kulanihakoi, Ke haaloloku nei ka ua, Ke neinei ke olai. adj. Bent; broken; separated; scattered. Pierced; opened.

nahā₂  vi. to blot out from sight. bc

Holo akula lākou ā nahā moku o Hawaiʻi nei, ā nalowale ka ʻāina.They sailed on until the islands of Hawaiʻi here were blotted out of sight and the land disappeared. (For. 4:161 - Kila)

naha  To operate, as an emetic or cathartic.

nahae₁  {na- + hae₃} S  vt.
  • torn, rent; tear; to rip or tear
  • (said figuratively of emotions).
. see hae₃. bc [Pn(NP) *ŋa-sae, torn, rent]

nahae  v. see hae, to tear in pieces. To rend; to tear; to burst. To break, as the heart with sadness. Ier. 23:9. To rend, as a garment. 1 Sam. 15:27. To tear away; to separate, as a people. 2 Nal. 17:21. Fracta pudenda sicut virginis coitio prima. s. A rent; a torn place; mea nahaeia, that which is torn. Oihk. 22:8. A piece broken off. adj. Rent; torn; broken off.

nahae₂  vs. branching out, as a family. bc

He nahae aliʻi kēia.This is a royal branch.

nāhaehae [·hae·hae]  S   redup. of nahae, torn, rent PCP *ngasaesae. [Weluwelu loa o ka pepa, lau, a mea like paha ma ke ʻano ua ʻano moku kekahi mau ʻāpana o ia mea a kaʻawale hapa a kaʻawale piha paha.]₁₄

nāhaehae ʻana o ka ʻuhanevexation of spirit (Isa. 65.14)

nahaehae  adj. Torn in pieces, as a welu or rag; broken, as the heart. Isa. 65:14.

nāhāhā [··]  redup. of nahā, cracked, broken... bc [Ka hoʻopuehu liʻiliʻi ʻana, e like hoʻi me ka pūʻulu kaua. Ka nahā, ka poloke.]₁₄,₁₇

Nāhāhā i ke ania e ka makani.Broken by the blowing by the wind.

nāhāhā [··]  vs. crumbled.

nahaha  v. Frequentative of naha. To break, as a hammer breaks a rock. Ier. 23:29. To be dashed or broken in pieces. Kanl. 9:17. To divide up; to separate in pieces. adj. Broken; cracked; broken in pieces; separated. Nahaha i ke ania e ka makani he puulena, He makani kahiko ia no Puna, No Puna ka hala me ka lehua, Ke kui ana e ke ani lehua, Ke kaoo la ia ka moani.

naha iʻa  n. small school of reef fish, such as manini. also naho iʻa . cf. kumu iʻa. FIS

Nā-haku [-haku]  placename. Place, Ala Wai section, Honolulu, named for Nāhakuʻeluapua (the weaving [of ] two flowers), mother of Kealiʻimahiʻai. see Mahiʻai. lit.: the lords.

Nāhaleokoʻo [-hale-o-Koʻo]  placename. land section (800 feet elevation) near Waimea Canyon, Kauaʻi. lit.: the houses of Koʻo.

nahanaha [naha·naha]  redup. of naha₁, bent, curved...

nāhanahā [nāha·nahā]  redup. of nahā, cracked, broken...

nahanaha  v. Frequentative of naha. To break up; to break fine.

nahanahae [naha·nahae]  S   redup. of nahae, torn, rent; tear; to rip or tear...

nahanawale  s. The name of a small fish.

nahanawele [nahana·wele]  rare var. of nahawele₁, bivalve... FIS

nahau  n. arrow, an indicator; arrowhead. see pua, ihe. see pihi nahau. PPN *ngāsau. . CMP

haku nahauMesolithic, in anthropology

ke au haku nahauMesolithic age, period

nahau ʻiolemouse arrow, pointer, or cursor, as in a computer program. usu. nahau. cf. kahaʻimo

nahā wale  vs. fragile, as glass. lit., easily broken. cf. haki wale, pāloli.

nahawele₁ [naha·wele]  n. a bivalve of the family Isognomonidae. On Oʻahu, the Perna costellata, Atrina sp. FIS

nahawele  s. The muscle shell-fish; he wahi ano pioeoe.

nahawele₂ [naha·wele]  same as hulu ʻīlio, (Chaetomorpha antennina), a seaweed. SWD

nahawele liʻiliʻi [naha·wele liʻi·liʻi]  n. a shell (Brachidontes crebristriatus). lit., small nahawele. FIS

nahe  rare var. of nahenahe, soft, sweet...

nahe  adj. Soft; slow; gentle, as the voice of music. see unahe. He leo nahe, a melodious voice; he makani nahenahe, a gentle wind; thin; soft, as fine kapa or soft cloth. v. To blow softly, as a gentle breeze; stronger than aheahe, which is stronger than aniani. see kolonahe.

naheka, nahesa  n. snake. Heb. nahas. ANI

naheka welafiery serpent (Kanl. 8.15)

naheka huelo kani, nahesa huelo kani  n. rattlesnake. lit., tail-sounding snake.

nahele  n. forest, grove, wilderness, bush; trees, shrubs, vegetation, weeds. cf. hoʻomakanahele. bc [Pn(CE) *ŋasere, forest]PLA TRE

ʻUpu mai ana ke aloha i ka uka nahele o Puna.Loving memory returns of the forest uplands of Puna. (ON 2883)

nahele  s. That which grows; the verdure of bushes or trees; the leaves of bushes or thick trees; nahele ooi, thorns; brambles. 2 Sam. 23:6. adj. Pertaining to a thicket or grove; lau nahele, green leaves; herbs.

nāhelehele [·hele·hele]  redup. of nahele,
  • forest, grove, wilderness, bush;
  • trees, shrubs, vegetation,
  • weeds, undergrowth.
bc PCP *ngaa(f,s)ele(f,s)ele. [1. nā meakanu lapuwale e ulu wale ana i loko o ka māla pua, pā hale, a pēlā aku me ka makemake ʻole ʻia. 2. he ulu lāʻau liʻiliʻi o nā kumulāʻau. He meakanu kupu wale ma kahi i makemake ʻole ʻia ai e kupu.]₁₄,₁₉PLA

Piha kēia māla i ka nāhelehele.This patch is full of weeds.

nāhelehele [·hele·hele]  n. weed. also nāʻeleʻele. see lāʻau make nāhelehele. PLA

nahelehele  s. The grass, trees, shrubs, &c., of a wilderness; a wilderness. adj. Wild; uncultivated, as land. v. To become wild, as land that has once been tilled; to be overgrown with vegetation. Puk. 23:29. Hoo. To allow or cause land to be overgrown. E kokomo aku ai maua I ka pea i Kahiki, I ka ukauka laau nahele waokanaka, He nahelehele okoa hoi ke kanaka, Ulu nahele ka oa nahele hiki ke koa, Ulu wehiwehi i ka niu po i ke kou, Oia uka nahele loloa, a ka puni—e— O kou puni iho la ia, ua hala kamalii, Kau ka naha ia.

nāhelehesa [·hele·hesa]  n. snakeweed. Sh. nāhelehele + nahesa. PLA

nahele maneʻo  n. nettle. lit., itching plant. (Isa. 34.13) PLA

nahelemaneo  s. Nahele, a plant, and maneo, stinging. A nettle. Isa. 34:13.

nahele maʻukele [nahele maʻu·kele]  S  n. rain forest. lit., rain-forest area forest.

nahenahe [nahe·nahe]  vs.
  • soft, sweet, melodious, as music or a gentle voice;
  • soft, as fine cloth;
  • softly blowing, as a gentle breeze;
  • gentle-mannered, soft-spoken, suave.
[(OC) PPn *ŋase-ŋase, weak, feeble] [Ka ʻoluʻolu a haʻahaʻa o ke ʻano; ke ʻano kilakila a nani hoʻi.]WIN MUS

nahenahe  adj. Soft; slow; gentle, as the voice of music. see unahe. He leo nahe, a melodious voice; he makani nahenahe, a gentle wind; thin; soft, as fine kapa or soft cloth. v. To blow softly, as a gentle breeze; stronger than aheahe, which is stronger than aniani. see kolonahe. To be soft, as the voice. To be thin and soft, as fine cloth or kapa. adj. see nahe. Thin; soft; fine.

nahenahe  Empty, as the bowels from fasting or sickness.

nahesa  n. snake. see naheka. bc ANI

nahesa  s. Heb A serpent. Kin. 3:1. syn. with moolele. Kin. 49:17. Hoowalewale i na nahesa, a snake charmer. Kanl. 18:11. see mooomole and mookahiko.

nahesa huelo kani  var. spelling of naheka huelo kani, rattlesnake...

nāhesa pulu [·hesa pulu]  n. bullsnake. ANI

nahi₁  var. of lahi, thin, frail, delicate...

nahi₂  n. lichen, general term. PLA

nāhi₁  paucal article. Some, few, the, the little (contraction of , the, and wahi, little). see ex. pōkaʻakaʻa₂. (Gram. 10.4)   PPN *ngaafi.

ʻAuhea akula nāhi keiki?Where are the boys?

nāhi₂  n. the fires (contraction of ahi, as in the name Nāhi-ʻenaʻena).

nahi  see nahe and lahi.

Nahienaena  placename. see Nāahiʻenaʻena

Nāhiku [-hiku]  n. constellation of the Big Dipper. lit., the seven. STA

Nāhiku [·hiku]  n. Big Dipper. STA

Nāhiku [-hiku]  placename. village, ditch, homesteads, landing, and quadrangle, East Maui. (RC 80). lit.: the sevens (districts of this area).

nāhili [·hili]  {nā- + hili₂} vs. blundering, confused, perplexed, wandering off the course; careless, awkward. CAN

hoʻonāhilito cause a blundering, wandering, as by misdirecting; to procrastinate, waste time through blundering

I hea aku nei i nāhili ai ka ʻau waʻa?Where did the canoe fleet wander off to?

nahili  v. see hili. To act awkwardly; to blunder in doing a thing; to be slow; to lag behind; e lalau, e manuka. s. A mistake; a blunder the effect of carelessness; slowness; want of energy; ka lalau, ke kiipua, ka hanamanuia. adj. Slow; lagging behind; awkward; blundering. O nahili ka pololoa ia manu, O kapu kau kama ia kea a Kiha.

nahinahi [nahi·nahi]  var. of lahilahi, weak, flimsy...

nahinahi  adj. see nahe and lahilahi, soft; thin. Very small or fine; kapa nahinahi or lahilahi, thin cloth; applied to words or manner of speaking, soft; mild; gentle; soothing; he olelo akahai. NOTE. The orthography of nahinahi and nahenahe is used; the meaning is the same, and the pronunciation but slightly varied.

nahiolea [nahio·lea]  n. a variety of taro. TAR

naho  nvs.
  • hollow, as a cleft where fish hide;
  • deepset, as eyes of a starving person;
  • eye sockets.
[Pn(CE) *naho, [hollow...] *na(f,s)o] [He kumu iʻa e holo like ana me he pōʻai nui lā. He hakahaka; wahi a ka iʻa e peʻe ai.]₁₄,₁₉FIS BOD

naho  v. To overflow; to be deep, as water. s. Depth; an overflowing with water; he manini ku, he manini kai.

nahoa₁  vs. bold, defiant, daring. cf. uahoa. CAN

ʻAʻohe waʻa hoʻonahoa o ka ʻino.No canoe defies a storm; lit., no canoe defiant of a stormy day. [do not venture in the face of danger] (ON 216)

hoʻonahoacaus/sim.; to challenge

nahoa  v. To be bold; to dare. To be strong; to feel one's self to be strong. Hoo. To provoke; to be impudent to one. see nehoa, hoo.

nahoa₂  nvi. head wound; intense headache; mental agony; hit or wounded in the head. cf. hoa, mallet, club. [Pn(CE) *ŋa-foa, headache]ILL

poʻo nahoafractured skull

nāhoahoa [·hoa·hoa]  redup. of nahoa₁, bold, nahoa₂, head wound... [Pn(CE) *ŋa-foa, headache]ILL

nahoahoa  v. To strike one on the head; to break one's head. To strike the head, as the rays of the sun. To give pain; to wound the feelings. s. A wound on the head and the pain connected with it. The effect of a sun-stroke on the head. Applied to the heart when the mind is in great distress. syn. with walania and ehaeha.

naho iʻa  n. small school of reef fish, such as manini. also naha iʻa. cf. kumu iʻa, large school of fish... FIS

Nāhoko [-hoko]  placename. coastal area, east Lānaʻi. lit.: the fleshy body parts.

Nāhōkūmāhana [-hō·kū-mā·hana]  see Māhana, Castor or Pollux. The two together are called Kamāhana, Nāhōkūmāhana, Nāmāhoe... STA

Nāhōkūpā [-hō·kū-]  n. constellation of five stars forming a circle; they are said to be near Nāhiku, the Big Dipper. lit., enclosure stars. STA

naholo, nāholo  {na- + holo₁} vi.
  • to flee, of several;
  • to run away;
  • gone away.
(2 Sam. 23.9) [PPn *ŋaasolo, move swiftly forward]

hoʻonaholoto chase, cause to run

Pau nui koa i ka naholo.Every last one of the soldiers fled.

naholo  v. Na and holo, to run. To run along on the ground. Puk. 9:23. To run at random, here and there; to run away from, through fear. Luk. 8:34. To be absent; to be gone away. 2 Sam. 23:9. To flee away from, as from an enemy in battle. 2 Sam. 23:11. To run along together, as a company of people desirous of doing something; naholo mai la lakou ma keia kapa, they ran along on this side (of the stream.) Naholo i ka laula o Puna, Ka luhi a ke kalukalu, Ku moena a ipo, Moku mahole i ka hoa mauu. s. A running; a fleeing; a retreat; a flight.

nāholo  {na- + holo₁} vi. var. spelling of naholo, to flee, of several; to run away; gone away. AltSpel

nāholoholo₁ [·holo·holo]  redup. of naholo, flee... PNP *ngaasolosolo.

naholoholo  v. see naholo. To run along: to move rapidly; to pass along by something else.

Nāholoholo₂ [·holo·holo]  n. name of a star, perhaps Venus. STA

Naholoholo  s. The Hawaiian name of the planet Saturn.

nahonaho [naho·naho]  redup. of naho, hollow...

nahonaho  adj. see naho. Deep or fistulous, as a sore; deep, as a pit; far down in the earth.

nahu₁  nvt.
  • to bite; to have a tendency to bite, as a dog; bite.
  • to sting, as beating rain;
  • pain, as of stomachache or of childbirth;
bc [Pn(CE) *ŋasu, bite]WIN ILL

hoʻonahuto bite, cause a stomachache; to pretend to bite

nahu  v. To bite; to gripe with the teeth; e hoopohole i ka ili me ka niho, to tear up the skin with the teeth. To bite, as a dog; to snatch at; to seize. To bite; to gnaw. Mik. 3:5. To gnash the teeth, as in pain; e nahu i ke elelo, to gnaw the tongue. Hoik. 16:10. To bite, as a serpent. Nah. 21:6. To bear the short sharp internal pains of colic or of child-birth. To bite off, as a shark; nahu mai la ka mano i kona waa a mumuku o hope, a shark bit his canoe short off behind. To file; to rasp; e apuapu. s. The pain of biting; the colic; sudden internal pains. adj. Biting; writhing in pain.

nahu₂  n. inexplicable bruise seen on the body, believed caused by the ghost of a living person who was about to die. also nahu akua. (Nānā 156–7) bc [Ka hoʻi ʻana mai o kekahi hana maikaʻi ʻole āu i hana ai iā ʻoe.]₁₄ILL

nahua₁  pas/imp. of nahu, to bite, to sting, as beating rain, pain, as of stomachache or of childbirth...

Loaʻa akula i ka nahua a ka ʻino.Caught by the pelting of the storm.

Ua ʻapoa e ka ua nahua o pali.Caught by the pelting rain of the cliffs.

Nahua₂  n. wind associated with Kāʻanapali, Maui. (Nak. 68)WIN

Nahua  s. The name of a wind which often blows at Kaanapali.

nahua  The fine rain with the north-east trade winds on the northern part of Maui.

Nāhua [-hua]  placename. street, Waikīkī, Honolulu, named for a Hawaiian chiefess who owned property between the Royal Hawaiian Hotel and the Halekūlani. lit.: the fruits.

Nāhuihui [-hui·hui]  n. the Pleiades. also Nāhuihuiamakaliʻi, the clusters of Pleiades. STA

Hui Nui ʻElima  n. The Big Five, i.e. the five corporations that controlled most of the sugar industry in Hawaiʻi. lit., the five big corporations.

nahu ka ʻōpū  indigestion, upset stomach (EH)

Nāhuku [-huku]  placename. lava tube near Kīlauea Crater, Hawaiʻi, now called Thurston Lava Tube. lit.: the protuberances.

nahu kuakoko [nahu kua·koko]  n. labor pains. (Mika 4.9) BOD

nahukuakoko  adj. Nahu, pain, kua, back, and koko, blood. Suffering pain, as a travailing woman. Mik. 4:9. see kuakoko.

Nahumāʻalo [Nahu-māʻalo]  placename. point, Kōloa district, Kauaʻi. lit.: bite [in] passing.

nahumaka [nahu·maka]  n. fattened, as a dog for offering.

nahuna  n. bite.

nahunahu [nahu·nahu]  to suffer pangs of childbirth. redup. of nahu; WIN BOD

ka ua nahunahuthe pelting rain

pala nahunahupartially ripe, of a fruit that can be bitten into, as a mountain apple (Kep. 93)

nahunahu  v. see nahu. To bite often. To suffer frequent pains; to writhe in pain; to feel the first pains of child-birth; ia ia nei e nahunahu ana hele aku la. Laieik. 11 [2]. To bite, as a serpent or centipede. To be in, or to suffer the pains of childbirth. 1 Sam. 4:19. s. The birth pains of females. Iob. 29:3.

nahunahuihu [nahu·nahu·ihu]  n. family discord, quarrel. lit., nose biting.

nahunahuihu  v. To quarrel, as two brothers; to fight or dispute, as an older with a younger brother.

nahunahupū [nahu·nahu·]  vt. to bite into with relish. FIS

Nahunahupū i ke alopiko.Bite the belly [of the fish] with relish.

-naʻi  a rare transitivizer. cf. hili, to wander, and hilinaʻi, to believe; , to sprinkle, and pīnaʻi, to fill a crack; (Gram. 6.6.4)   PPN *-naki.

naʻi₁  nvt. to conquer, take by force; conqueror. [Pn(CE) *ŋaki, avenge, conquer] [Lanakila ma luna a lawe lilo i ka ʻāina.]₁₄

ʻO Kamehameha ka naʻi aupuni.Kamehameha, the conqueror of the nation.

naʻi₂  vt. to strive to obtain, endeavor to examine or understand.

Ua naʻi ʻoia i ka pono o keiki.He does all he can for the well-being of the children.

nai  v. To strive hard to excel another; to urge on; to go ahead. To finish; to make an end.

nai  To give or parcel out alike; na ia keiki e nai na moku e pau ai. Laieik. 10.

naia  vs. insecurely tied. (rare.

na ia  same as the poss. nāna, but rare. see ex. kāpeʻa. (Gram. 9.11)  (rare.

naiʻa  n. porpoise, dolphin. (KL. line 138) FIS

naia  s. A species of black fish; the porpoise. NOTE.—The naia was forbidden to women to eat, under the kapu system, under pain of death; A kind of sandal-wood. see naio.

Naʻiakaʻūlili [Naʻi-a-ka-ʻūlili]  placename. a spring on Niʻihau believed discovered by tattler birds. lit.: sought for by the tattler.

naʻiau [naʻi·au]  vt. to add to, join to. (rare.

naʻiau [naʻi·au]  vs. to have special effects, be enhanced. see hiʻohiʻona naʻiau, hoʻonaʻiau.

nāʻīā ʻumi [·ʻī·ā ʻumi]  vt. to boycott, i.e. abstain from buying from or dealing with (a company) as a means of coercion.

Ke hōʻeuʻeu mai nei ʻahahui he nui e nāʻīāʻumi i huahana o Palani no ka hoʻāʻo hoʻopahū nukelea ma ka Pākīpika.Many organizations are encouraging that French products be boycotted due to nuclear bomb testing in the Pacific.

Naigera [nai·gera]  n. Niger; Nigerien. Eng. G

Naigeria [nai·geria]  n. Nigeria; Nigerian. Eng. G

nāiʻi [·iʻi]  vt. to remove, take out. (rare.

nāʻīʻike  vt. to refuse to see, especially a relative or friend; to disown.

naiike  v. To be angry; to take in dudgeon; to set off in anger to take revenge. see hoomaau.

naika, naita  n. knight. Eng.

nāʻike  same as nāʻīʻike.

naike  s. Anger; a repelling from one; aole ike hou aku.

naikokene [naiko·kene]  n. nitrogen; nitric. Eng. SCI

ʻakika naikokenenitric acid. also ʻakika nikiriku

koʻohune naikokeneazobacter, a type of bacteria containing nitrogen

naikokene diokesasidenitrogen dioxide

naikokene ʻokikene luanitrogen dioxide

pōʻaiapuni naikokenenitrogen cycle

pūhui naikokene kaʻawalefree nitrogen compound

naikola [nai·kola]  similar to ʻaikola, interj. of scorn or derision, especially rejoicing over others' misfortunes..., hoʻonaʻaikola, same as hōʻaikola, contemptuous, contemptuousness...

ʻAʻohe koe i ka hoʻonaikola ʻia e ka makani.Nothing survived the contemptuous destruction by the wind. (For. 4:476)

hoʻonaikolato show contempt, as by destruction

naikola  v. To boast or glory over one. Hoo. The same. see akola, aikola and hoaikola.

Nāʻiliakaʻauea [-ʻili-a-Kaʻauea]  placename. lookout point, Kālepa Ridge Trail, Kālepa Forest Reserve, Līhuʻe district, Kauaʻi. (This name is sometimes spelled Nailiakuea.). lit.: the pebbles of Kaʻauea.

Nāimukāluaua [-imu-kālua-ua]  placename. same as Imukāluaua. lit.: the rain-baking ovens.

naʻina  n. conquering, endeavoring, etc. cf. naʻi₁, .

nainai [nai·nai]  rare var. of nanai, difficult to climb, as a cliff, stiff-backed..., nānai, same as pānānai, shallow...

naʻinaʻi₁ [naʻi·naʻi]  redup. of naʻi₁, to conquer, take by force..., naʻi₂, to strive to obtain, endeavor to examine or understand...

naʻinaʻi₂ [naʻi·naʻi]  vs. crabbed, bitter, cross, of sour disposition; morose; ill-disposed; opposing. (rare.

nainai  v. see nai. To exercise or cherish bad feelings; to be sour or crabbed towards others; to be evilly disposed; to struggle against opposition; to hop. adj. Sour; crabbed, as one's disposition; contentious; envious.

naʻinaʻi₃ [naʻi·naʻi]  vi. to shorten, to make short. (rare.

nainai  Short; low; pokole, haahaa.

naʻinaʻi₄ [naʻi·naʻi]  similar to pīnaʻi₁, again and again, repeatedly... (rare.

naʻinaʻi₅ [naʻi·naʻi]  n. variety of fish (no data). FIS

naʻinaʻi₆ [naʻi·naʻi]  vs. lower case, small. cf. maʻaka, upper case, capital... see hua naʻinaʻi, lower case (small) letter... Tah. small. LNG PRF

naʻinaʻi mimi [naʻi·naʻi mimi]  S  n. contest in urinating by small boys. lit., urine striving.

naʻinaʻina mimi [naʻi·naʻina mimi]  same as naʻinaʻi mimi, contest in urinating by small boys...

nainainamimi  s. Living in a state of dissatisfaction; a persevering in and cherishing of bad feelings. adj. Unfriendly; unsocial; displeased with everybody and everything; changeable.

naio₁  n. pinworm, as in the rectum; white specks in feces; larvae, as of mosquitos; worm in dung or in taro. see pala naio. [Pn(CE) *ŋaio, threadworm, grub]TAR ILL INS

naio  The name of the worm often found in horse dung and in that of other animals; the pin worm. Small white specks in the fæces.

naio₂  n. inferior taro left in the field after the crop is removed. TAR

naio.jpgborder=0naio₃  n. the bastard sandal-wood (Myoporum sandwicense), a native tree, with hard, dark yellow-green wood, scented like sandal-wood. Leaves are narrow-oblong, pointed, grouped at branch ends; flowers are small, pink or white; fruit, small, white, round. cf. ʻaʻaka. (Neal 791) [Pn(CE) *ŋaio, a tree (Myoporum sp.)]PLA TRE FLO

naio  s. A species of sandal-wood; the bastard sandal-wood.

naio₄  n. name of a seaweed. SWD

Naio  placename. gulch, northeast Lānaʻi. Street, ʻĀlewa Heights, Honolulu. lit.: bastard sandalwood.

naio ʻai kae  n. dung-eating pinworm, said contemptuously of slanderers. INS

naioaikae  s. The name of a famine in former times. see kaiolekaa. (Naio, pin worm, ai, to eat, and kae, the anus. lit. That which causes itching in the anus.) A slanderer; a backbiter; a detractor.

naioea [naio·ea]  n. a native variety of taro, with long, blackish leaf stem; blades large, dark-green; grown in uplands, valued for its red poi. also ʻeleʻele and also qualified by the colors ʻeleʻele and ʻulaʻula. (Whitney 48), (HP 25). TAR POI

naio makika  n. mosquito larvae.

naita  var. spelling of naika, knight...

naiu  s. Name of a kind of bush or small tree somewhat odoriferous.

Nāʻiwa [-ʻiwa]  placename. three land divisions, Kaunakakai qd., Molokaʻi. lit., the frigate birds (perhaps named for the beauty of the birds).

Nāiwiopele [-iwi-o-Pele]  placename. hill near Hāna, Maui. lit.: Pele's bones (Pele fought here with her sister NāmakaoKahaʻi; Pele escaped but left some of her bones).

naka₁  nvi.
  • to quiver, quake, tremble,
  • shake, as jello or as with cold or fear;
  • shaky, unsteady, shivering, shaking.
[Ka haʻalulu ʻana. Ka haʻalulu ʻana me ka naue nō hoʻi.],

ka naka o kulithe shaking of the knees (Kel. 82)

naka  v. To tremble; to shake; to be loose. To be fearful; to be afraid; to tremble, as the joints with fear. Dan. 5:6. To tremble, as ground not solid. Ier. 4:24. To shake, as a quagmire. adj. Trembling; shaking; unsteady; shaky, as a quagmire, in distinction from solid ground; full of cracks; not solid.

naka₂  vi. to crack open, as earth from the heat; cracked and peeling, as the skin of one who has drunk kava to excess. [Pn(CE) *ŋata, ??]KAV

naka  To crack; to split; to break open, as the ground sometimes in a drought.

naka₃  n. a land shell (Thaumatodon nesophila). [Pn(CE) *ŋata, sea-slug, slug etc]ANI

naka₄  n. a sea creature. [Pn(CE) *ŋata, sea-slug, slug etc]FIS

naka  s. Name of a species of fish.

Nākāamakaliʻi [--a-Maka·liʻi]  n. Pleiades. lit., the bailers of Makaliʻi. (Kep. 79)STA

Na Kai ʻEwalu  The Eight Seas (seas about the Hawaiian Islands, poetic) (EH)

nakaka  redup. of naka₂, crack open... [Ka haʻalulu nui ʻana a i ʻole ka hemo ʻana mai o kahi māwae. Ka ʻoniʻoni ʻana o kekahi mea e like me ka meaʻono i kapa ʻia he kelo, akā ma muli o ke anuanu a i ʻole ka makaʻu kēia ʻoniʻoni, kēia nakaka. Hele a maloʻo loa a ʻoā.],₁₃,₁₉


nakaka  v. see naka. To break; to shatter; to shake; to be full of cracks. adj. Split; shattered; full of cracks; split open, as parched grain. Ier. 14:4. Cracked and scaling off, as the skin of one after drinking awa; inu i ke awa; mahope, mahuna ka ili, nakaka puehuehu, inoino loa.

nakakaka [naka·kaka]  redup. of naka₂, crack open...

nakakaka  v. Frequentative and intensive of naka. To be trembling; to be shaking; to be full of broken places or cracks; to be unsound.

naka kāniʻo [naka ·niʻo]  n. a land shell (Nesophila thaanumi). lit., streaked naka.

naka kua mauna  n. a land shell (Nesophila thaanumi, N. nesodonta). lit., mountain-ridge naka.

naka kua poʻi  same as ʻopihi kapuaʻi lio, limpet, umbrella shell... FIS

Nākalaloa [-kala-loa]  placename. stream, Wailuku qd., Maui. lit.: the long [house] gables.

Nākālele [-kālele]  placename. point, Lahaina qd., Maui. lit.: the leaning.

Nakalike, Nazarite [naka·like]  n. Nazarite. (Bib.) Eng.

Nākaloaola [-kalo-a-Ola]  placename. small mountain area above Hanalei, Kauaʻi. lit.: the taros of [Chief ] Ola.

nakanaka [naka·naka]  redup. of naka₁, to quiver, quake, tremble, shake..., naka₂, to crack open, as earth from the heat...

Nākao [-kao]  n. belt and sword in the constellation of Orion. lit., the darts. STA

Nakaohu  placename. land section and point, Lualaʻilua Hills qd., Maui.

naka ʻōniʻoniʻo [naka ʻō·niʻo·niʻo]  n. a marine mollusk (Pleurobranchus). lit., mottled naka. FIS

nakapa, natapa  n. stacte [sweet spice used in ancient Hebrew incense]. Heb. nataph. (Puk. 30.34)

Nakauilaniʻelua [Na-ka-ui·lani-ʻelua]  n. star name (no data). (Kuhelani)STA

Nakawila, Nasavila  n. Nashville. G

nake  n. name of a fish (no data). (KL. line 142) FIS

nākea [·kea]  n. endemic fresh-water fish (Awaous [Chonophorous] stamineus) of the ʻoʻopu or goby family, favorite for eating, sometimes 30 cm long. Also nāwao, nōkea. cf. ʻoʻopu kumu iki, ʻoʻopu lehe. FIS

Nākeikianāʻiʻiwi [-keiki-a--ʻiʻiwi]  placename. land area (600 feet elevation), Nāpali coast, Kauaʻi. lit.: children of the ʻiʻiwi birds.

Nākeikiapua [-keiki-a-Pua]  placename. coastal area, Hālawa qd., Molokaʻi. lit.: the children of Pua.

Nakeikiʻelima [Na-keiki-ʻelima]  placename. area, Waimea district, Kauaʻi. lit.: the five children.

nakeke₁  nvi.
  • rattling, as of a window;
  • rustling, as of paper.
[PPn *ŋatete, shake, tremble, be mobile: *gate(e)te(e)] [Ke kani a ka pukaaniani a i ʻole ka lau ke pā mai ka makani a hōʻoniʻoni ʻia.]

hoʻonakeketo make a rattling or rustling noise

ʻO wai kēlā e hoʻonakeke maila i ?Who is that rattling the dishes?

nakeke  vs. crunchy, as fresh potato chips. Niʻihau. also nakekeke, kakani. see kamumu. FOO

nakeke  v. To move back and forth; to make an indistinct sound. To rattle; to rustle, as paper in the wind, or as new kapa. To shake to and fro. Iob. 39:23. adj. Humming; rustling; moving.

nakeke₂  n. a brown seaweed (Hydroclathrus clathratus), resembling pūhā and closely related to it, but the surface pierced with holes of different sizes; not eaten. SWD

nakekeke [nake·keke]  redup. of nakeke₁, rattling...

he pili nakekekea loose or uncertain relationship

nakekeke [nake·keke]  vs. crunchy, as an apple. also nakeke, kakani. see kamumu. FOO

nakele  {na- + kele₁} S  nvs. soft, boggy, slippery, yielding, sinking in; a shallow boggy area. VOL


nakele ʻāfresh lava soft and not yet cold

nakele  v. see kele. To be slippery; to be soft; to sink in, as one in a soft boggy place. s. A soft boggy place, where the earth is not solid or hard. adj. Soft; slippery, as ground where one would be apt to slide.

Nakele  placename. street, Nuʻuanu, Honolulu. lit.: rustling.

nākelekele [·kele·kele]  S   redup. of nakele, soft, boggy, slippery, yielding, sinking in...


Kelikoli ʻĀkau Komohana [ keli·koli ʻā·kau komo·hana]  n. Northwestern Territories. [+]G

naki  same as nākiʻi, to tie... PNP *nati.


naki  v. To tie; to tie up; to fasten, as a horse. 2 Nal. 7:10.

nāki  n. tribe of people, outside of Hawaiʻi. see hapū, ʻalaea. Māori ngāti..

He hoʻokahi ka lāhui Māori o Aotearoa, akā, hoʻomāhelehele ʻia ka poʻe ma nāki like ʻole.The Māori race of New Zealand are one race, but they are distinguished by various tribes.

nākiʻi [·kiʻi]  {nā- + kiʻiₓ} S  vt. to tie. cf. nīkiʻi. bc [Pn(NP) *nati, draw tight, tie]

nākiʻi ā paʻatie securely, tighten

nakii  v. To tie; to tie up; to fasten, as a horse. 2 Nal. 7:10. To bind fast; to tie round. To tie a knot; to bind, as a criminal. To confine one, as if bound.

nākiʻi ā paʻa  tighten (EH)

nākiʻikiʻi [·kiʻi·kiʻi]  S   redup. of nākiʻi, to tie... [Nākiʻi he mau manawa a i ʻole ma ke ʻano lahilahi.]₁₄

Nākiʻikiʻi [·kiʻi·kiʻi]  n. Zuben Elschamali, a star. STA

nakiikii  v. see naki. To bind; to tie up; to gird; to tie on. Puk. 29:9. To bind, as the hands. 2 Sam. 3:34.

nakiki  v. see naki. To bind; to tie up; to gird; to tie on. Puk. 29:9. To bind, as the hands. 2 Sam. 3:34.

nakili  vi. to glimmer through, as light through a small opening; to begin to open, as eyes of a young animal; to twinkle. also mikili. (rare.

nakili  v. To open a little; to let in a little light, as into the eyes, or to open the eyes a little. To see a little.

nākilikili [·kili·kili]  redup. of nakili, to glimmer through, as light through a small opening...

nakilinaka [nakili·naka]  n. tundra. Inuit natirnaq..

nakinaki₁ [naki·naki]  redup. of naki, to tie... (Hal. 105.22) bc [Nākiʻi. Ka nākiʻi ʻana. Nākiʻi, nikiʻi.]₁₂,₁₄,₁₁,₁₉

nakinaki  v. see naki. To bind often; to bind fast. Hal. 105:22.

nakinaki₂ [naki·naki]  n. difficult breathing, as during an asthma attack. bc ILL

nakinaki  To swell out; to make large; to swell, as the belly. s. A person sick in the chest and feels as though he was bound; one filled to surfeiting with food.

Nākiu [-kiu]  placename. street near Metcalf Street and the university, Honolulu. lit.: the spies.

Nakiwile  n. Nashville. G

-nakoa  {na- + koa₁}

hoʻonakoabrave, daring

Nākōkōamakaliʻi [-kō·kō-a-Maka·liʻi]  n. probably Pleiades. lit., the nets of Makaliʻi. (HM 368) STA NET

nakokolo [nako·kolo]  similar to nākolokolo, redup. of nākolo₁, rumbling, nākolo₂, crawl... (For. 6:450)

nākolo₁ [·kolo]  nvi. rumbling, roaring, as of surf or thunder; reverberating. see ex. ʻuʻina. [Pn(NP) *ŋatolo, a repetitive sound (e.g. rattle, of surf)] [Ke kani ʻana e like me ka hekili a i ʻole nā nalu poʻi he nui. Kani a ka hekili ke kuʻi, me ka nalu nui ke poʻi.],₁₄

Ua haʻalulu kuʻu manawa, ua nei nākolo i ke aloha.My heart trembles, reverberating sighs of love. (Laie 521 [120])

nakolo  To make a noise in falling. as rain upon dry leaves. To move; to make a rustling sound. To make the noise of many feet running. To squeak like the soles of new shoes. adv. In a running, rushing manner; ua nei nakolo i ke aloha, my heart is moved deeply with love. Laieik. 142.

nākolo₂ [·kolo]  {nā- + kolo₁} (perhaps nakolo). redup. of kolo, to crawl (For. 6:450)

nakolo  v. see kolo. To run; to flow, as a liquid; to spread out, as ink upon unsized paper.

nākolokolo [·kolo·kolo]  redup. of nākolo₁, rumbling, nākolo₂, crawl... [Nākolo he mau manawa a i ʻole na nā mea he nui.]₁₄

nakolokolo  v. see nakolo and kolo. To run, as many running together; to move along, as in a rush. To creak, as the sound of friction.

Nākoʻokoʻo [-koʻokoʻo]  placename. street, Ala Wai section, Honolulu, named for John K. Nākoʻokoʻo, a clerk in the City and County building inspector's offices. (TM). lit.: the canes.

naku₁  vi.
  • to root, wallow, as a hog;
  • to tread, trample, push, as through mud or grass;
  • to struggle;
  • to roil, as water;
  • to delve, search.
  see ʻakaʻakai and ex., oi₂.
also haunaku. [(FJ) PPn *natu, knead, mix with water] [Ka hoʻoikaika ʻana i kekahi hana me ka paʻakikī naʻe. Ka hele ʻana i loko o ka meakanu kiʻekiʻe a hiki paha i ka ʻōpū a e pahu aku ana me nā wāwae. Ka hehi ʻana o ka wāwae ma luna.],₁₄,₁₈PLA ANI


naku liʻigroveler

naku  v. To root, as a hog; to throw up ground in heaps or ridges. To tread upon; to trample down; to destroy. To seek; to hunt after; to search for; to look or inquire for; oi imi, oi naku, oi noke, oi huli wale a! aole he loaa. To follow; to pursue; e naku aku ia ia a loaa. To shake; to be in a tremor, as one dying; naku iho la a make. A rooting; a throwing up dirt in ridges or hills. A destroying; an overturning. A pursuit after a thing; aia no i kau naku ia ia a loaa; no ka imi, ame ka naku, ame ka huli, ame ka noii ana; a search; a pursuit after.
Ami Nuuanu i ka wa waahila,
Lea ole no ia Lalanihuli,
Huli ka makani,
Naku i ke oho o ke kawelu.

naku₂  same as nānaku, a bulrush. [Pn(EP) *ŋatu, bulrush (Scirpus sp.): *ga(a)tu]PLA

naku  s. Takes both ka and ke for articles. A rush. Isa. 9:13. The rush of which mats are made, akaakai.

naku₃  n. a kind of red-skinned onion. FOO PLA

-nākū  MUS

hoʻonākūto suffer gas pains

Hoʻonākū mauna, kaʻahē mokupuni.The mountains are in distress, the islands gasp for breath. (birth chant for Kamamalu)

nakue  active, diligent. (And.)

nakue  adj. Diligent in business; active; not slothful or lazy.

nakuʻe₁  {na- + kuʻe₁} nvi.
  • elbowing; to elbow;
  • piston-like motion.
. cf. kuʻe₁, to elbow.

nakuʻe₂  var. of nākuʻi, rumble, roar...

nākuʻi [·kuʻi]  nvi.
  • to rumble, roar, rumbling;
  • thump; beating, as the heart;
  • thrilled
  (perhaps naku₁ + -ʻi, transitivizer).
(Gram. 6.6.4)  


ka nākuʻi o ka kuni ahithe roar of the cannon

nakui  adj. Joyful; cheerful; full of hope; diligent; active; mama ka manao. see nakue.

Nākuina [-kuina]  placename. street, Kalihi Waena, Honolulu, named for Emma Metcalf Nākuina (Mrs. Moses Nā-kuina) who wrote articles on ancient Hawaiian land and water rights. (TM) Her husband, a minister, also wrote on Hawaiian subjects (see Nak). lit.: the stitching together.

nakulehu [naku·lehu]  n. a variety of white sweet potato. SWP

-nakuli  (rare.

hoʻonakuliapathetic; lack of interest

naku liʻi  groveler (EH)

nakulu  {na- + kulu₁} nvi.
  • dripping, as water;
  • patter, clatter, rattle, echo;
  • rumbling, as the stomach;
  • grumbling;
  • vibrating, as thunder;
  • to spread or circulate, as rumor.
[Nākulukulu, nākuʻi, halalū, kamumu; he kani e like me ke kuʻi ʻana o ka hēkili paha, a i ʻole ke kani o ka nalu e poʻi ana paha. Like ka manaʻo me "nākolo," ke kani ʻana e like me ka hekili a i ʻole nā nalu poʻi he nui. Ke kani o ka ʻōpū ma muli paha o ka pōloli.],,₁₈


Ke hoʻonakulu nei i kuʻu manawa; no kuʻu ipo paha kēia wela.Causing my heart to pitter-patter; perhaps this warmth is from my lover. (Laie 487 [96])

Ua nakulu akula kēia lohe i ke alo aliʻi.This report reached the presence of the chief. (Laie 599 [176])

nakulu  v. see kulu, to drop, as water. To drop as water drops, that is, to make the noise of falling drops of water. To make a rattling noise; to crackle, as the sharp sound of thunder; heaha keia e nakulu nei? To shake; to run along, as a sound; to run, as a report or story of a scandal. Laieik. 199. To be in a tremor; used adverbially, e nei nakulu ana ia nei.

nakuluʻai  vs. praiseworthy, upright. (rare.

nakuluai  adj. Perfect; good; upright; praiseworthy.

nākulukulu [·kulu·kulu]  redup. of nakulu, dripping, rumbling...

nakulukulu  v. see nakulu and kulu. To shake; to make a rustling noise. To move along; to make an indistinct sound. To patter, as drops of rain; to drop, as rain; to rain fast. Lunk. 5:4. Hoo. To cause to drop down, as rain; to pour down. Isa. 45:8. adj. Trembling; moving; emitting a sound; pattering, as falling drops of rain.

nakunaku [naku·naku]  redup. of naku₁, to root, wallow, as a hog; to tread, trample, push, as through mud or grass; to struggle...

nala₁  var. of ulana, to plait. [PPn *laŋa, plait (as a mat, basket): *la(la)ga] [Ulana.]

nala₂  n. a kind of fish (no data). (KL. line 143) FIS

nala₃  n. a measurement of 6 cm. Eng. (nail).

Nālāʻauhawaiʻi [-lāʻau-Hawaiʻi]  placename. botanic garden for endemic dry-land plants, on the slope of Diamond Head, Waikīkī, Honolulu, created by George C. Munro and named by him in 1951. lit.: the Hawaiian plants.

Nā Lāhui Huipū  n. United Nations. G

nalala  n. dinosaur. [Pn(EP) *ŋaarara, lizard]ANI

Nālālaniapililua [-lā·lani-a-pili-lua]  n. name of a constellation. lit., the lines of the clinging ones. STA

Nālani [-lani]  placename. street, Kalihi Uka, Honolulu. lit.: the heavens or royal chiefs.

nale₁  vs. clear, bright. cf. kōnane, kōnale. PCP *ngale.

nale₂  not fast; movable; independent. (And.)

nale  adj. Movable; unbound; not fast.

nalea  n. trick, as a dog's. cf. kēpuka, pāhaʻohuna. ANI

Nāleialoha [-lei-aloha]  placename. place,Kuliʻouʻou, Honolulu. lit.: the leis [of] love.

naleko, naredo  n. nard (RSV), spikenard (KJV). Gr. nardos. (Mele 4:13)

nalenale [nale·nale]  redup. of nale₁, clear, nale₂, movable...

nalenale  adj. see nale. Free to move; unbound; separate from. s. A separation from something else; not sustained by anything else; without obstruction.

nali  vt. to nibble, gnaw. [PPn *ŋali, nibble, gnaw]

nali  v. To bite; to nibble; to chank; to seize suddently. adj. Nibbling; biting; biting off piecemeal.

nalilikoʻi [nalili·koʻi]  n. a variety of taro. (HP 33)TAR

Nālimawai [-lima-wai]  placename. coastal area, Lahaina qd., Maui. lit.: the five waters.

nalinali [nali·nali]  redup. of nali, nibble, gnaw... [He ʻano ʻai ʻana; he nahu liʻiliʻi. Ka ʻaki liʻiliʻi ʻana aku. Ka ʻaki liʻiliʻi e like paha me ka ʻai ʻana o ka ʻiole.],₁₇,₁₈

nalinali  v. see nali. To bite often; to seize upon.

nalinali  Hoo. To be or to act the chief; to enjoy the privileges and honors of a chief. see aialii. adj. Bright; shining; royal, as a chief.

nalo₁  vs.
  • lost; to lose,
  • vanished; to disappear, to pass away,
  • concealed, hidden,
  • forgotten,
  • missing;
  (a loaʻa-type word, see pōnalo₂; see ex., ʻikena).
(Gram. 4.4)   bc [(OC) PPn *ŋalo, out of sight, disappeared, forgotten, ? lost] [ʻIke ʻole ʻia.]₁₄

ʻAʻole au e nalo iāʻoe.You will not fail to recognize me.

hoʻonaloto cause to be lost; to conceal, secrete, put out of sight

Nalo ka umu.The oven is covered. (FS 133)

nalo  v. To be lost; to vanish. Luk. 24:31. To be concealed from one; aka, aole ia i nalo ia Papa, but he was not concealed from Papa. To recede; to pass away; nalo e, to be missing. 2 Sam. 2:30. To disappear; to vanish in a distance; a nalo aku la ke kia o kona moku, o ka nalo pu ana aku no ia, and when the mast of his ship disappeared, he (Liholiho) vanished together with it. To lie hidden; to lie concealed; to hide; to evade; to elude the sight of; e hiki no ia Iehova ke ike, aole no e nalo kona mau maka; to be done in secret. Mat. 6:4. To pass away; to leave, as a disease; aole i nalo keia mai ia ia a hiki aku i ka make, this sickness did not leave him until he died. Hoo. To hide one's self. Ioan. 12:36. To cause to disappear. adj. Lost; obliterated; hidden; forgotten; vanished; passed away.

nalo₂  n. the common housefly and other two-winged insects. see pōnalo₁. bc [(MP) PPn *laŋo, fly (insect) (met)]INS

nalo  s. The common house fly. Any insect with wings; he mau mea eheu e lele ana.

naloʻaki  n. var. spelling of nalo ʻaki, small stinging fly... AltSpel INS

nalo ʻaki, naloʻaki  n. small stinging fly, as the stable fly (Stomoxys calcitrans) and horn fly (Haematobia irritans); gnat, hornet. INS

nalohia [nalo·hia]  pas/imp. of nalo₁, lost, vanished, concealed, hidden, forgotten, missing... see ex. kīheʻaheʻa. PEP *ngalo(f,s)ia. [Ka nalowale ʻana.]

nalo hopeʻeha  n. var. spelling of nalo hope ʻeha, hornet (Puk. 23.28) and other Hymenoptera. lit.... AltSpel INS

nalo hope ʻeha, nalo hopeʻeha  n. hornet (Puk. 23.28) and other Hymenoptera. lit., fly with stinging posterior. INS

nalohopeeha  s. Nalo, fly, hope, tail, sting, eha, to hurt. Epithet of a hornet. Puk. 23:28.

nalo hopeʻō  n. same as hopeʻō, wasp, yellow jacket, hornet.... (Aniani 165)

nalo keleawe [nalo kele·awe]  n. a fly, perhaps the hover fly (Syrphidae). lit., brass fly. INS

nalo lawe lepo  n. mud wasp, as Sceliphron caementarium. lit., dirt-toting fly. INS

nalo loa  vs. lost forever, forever.

nalo meli  n. honey bee (Apis mellifera). lit., honey fly. (Kanl. 1.44) INS

nalomeli  s. Nalo, fly, and meli (Gr.), honey. The honey bee. Kanl. 1:44.

nalo meli mōʻi wahine  n. queen bee. INS

nalo meli noho hale  n. drone bee. lit., house-staying honey bee. INS

nalo meli paʻahana [nalo meli paʻa·hana]  n. worker bee. lit., industrious honey bee. INS

nalo nahu  n. stinging fly. lit., biting fly. INS

nalonahu  s. Nalo, fly, and nahu, to bite or sting. A stinging fly. Puk. 8:17.

nalonalo [nalo·nalo]  redup. of nalo₁, lost, vanished... PPN *ngalongalo.

hoʻonalonalohidden; to cause to disappear, camouflage. cf. manaʻo hoʻonalonalo, ʻōlelo hoʻonalonalo

kuhikuhi hoʻonalonaloto speak in an enigmatic way or with hidden meaning so that only the confidant understands

nalonalo  v. Frequentative of nalo. To hide; to conceal. Hoo. To disguise or conceal one's real person. 1 Nal. 20:38.

nalo paka  n. tick (Hippoboscidae); ensign fly (Evaniidae). lit., lean fly. INS

nalopaka  s. Nalo, fly, and paka, the sharp thorn in the tail of the fish kala. The sting of a fly, i. e., the wasp.

nalopeʻe [nalo·peʻe]  vs. camouflaged. see hoʻonalopeʻe.

nalo pilau  n. bluebottle fly (Calliphoridae). lit., stink fly. INS

nalo ʻuiʻuiki [nalo ʻui·ʻuiki]  n. firefly. lit., glimmering fly. INS

nalowale [nalo·wale]  vs. lost, gone, forgotten, vanished, missing, hidden, extinct, disappeared (especially if unaccountably so); infinite; to lose. (Gram. 10.3)   bc

nalowale  v. Nalo, to vanish, and wale, entirely. To be lost sight of; to be forgotten. Kanl. 4:8. To forget; to hide; to secrete. Hoo. To put one's self out of sight; to conceal one's self. adj. Lost; out of sight; out of memory. 1 Sam. 9:20. Concealed. NOTE.—Nalowale has been supposed to be one of the highest of a series of numbers; as, kauna, kanaha, lau, mano, kini, lehu, nalowale; but nalowale only signifies that the person can go no further—that his mind fails to comprehend any higher or further combination of numbers, and by nalowale the person means, it is lost, vanished, he knows no more.

nalowale loa [nalo·wale loa]  vs. extinct. also halapohe, make loa.

ʻane nalowale loaendangered

nalo wiʻu  n. midge fly. lit., fly (whose bite) smarts with pain. INS

nalu₁  nvi. wave, surf; full of waves; to form waves; wavy, as wood grain. bc [(AN) PPn *ŋalu, wave (of sea)]

hoʻonaluto form waves

Ke nalu nei ka moana.The ocean is full of waves.

nalu  n. wave, as surf near the land. cf. ʻale. poʻina nalu. where a wave breaks; surf break (preceded by ke). see hokua, honua, kiʻekiʻena, kōā.

nalu  s. The surf as it rolls in upon the beach; a sea; a wave; a billow. adj. Roaring; surging; rolling in, as the surf of the sea.

nalu₂  vt. to ponder, meditate, reflect, mull over, speculate. cf. (Eset. 6.6) . bc PPN *na(a)nunga. [Noʻonoʻo pono, manaʻo, manaʻonaʻo, kaupaona i kekahi mea i loko o ka noʻonoʻo. Ka noʻonoʻo nui ʻana i kekahi mea. Noʻonoʻo nui i kekahi mea me ke kaupaona pono ʻana i nā ʻano hāʻina e loaʻa mai ana.],,₁₁,₁₄

Nalu wale ihola ʻo Keawenuiaʻumi i ka hope o kēia keikiKeawenuiaʻumi pondered about the fate of this child (For. 4:261- Lonoikamakahiki)

nalu  vt. to reflect, ponder or think about. [+]

Pau kāna hana, ua nalu ʻo Kimo i ka hopena a me ka waiwai i loaʻa mai ia.When his work was finished, Kimo reflected upon the results and what he got out of it.

nalu  v. To be in doubt or suspense; to suspend one's judgment. To wonder at; not to comprehend speech or language. To speak secretly, or to speak to one's self; to think within one's self. Eset. 6:6. To talk or confer together concerning a thing. To think; to search after any truth or fact.

nalu₃  n. amnion, amniotic fluid. bc [Pn(EC) *nalu, ??]BOD

nalu  The slimy liquid on the face of a new born infant; o ka wai ma ka maka o ke keiki i hanauia ana.

naluā, naluwā [nalu·ā]  vt. to nourish resentment, sulk.

Naluai  placename. lane, Kalihi Kai, Honolulu, named for Peter Naluai, an employee of the federal customs service. (TM)

nalu ʻaiō  waves that rise and fall without breaking (EH)

naluea [nalu·ea]  n. nausea. cf. poluea. [Ka ʻōmaʻimaʻi o ka ʻōpū me ka makemake e luaʻi.]

Naluea  placename. stream, Waipiʻo qd., Hawaiʻi. lit.: nausea.

nalu haʻi  breaking wave (EH)

nalu haʻi lala  S  n. wave that breaks diagonally.

nalu haʻi muku  S  n. wave that breaks to the left... see lala.

nalu haʻi muku ʻo ʻAiwohiold name for "Publics" surfing spot in Waikīkī (NMOK 20:4(4))

nalu hoʻokaumaha [nalu hoʻo·kau·maha]  vt. to ponder sadly, brood.

nalukai [nalu·kai]  vs. weatherworn, as old canoes or persons who have weathered the storms of life. lit., ocean wave. CAN

Nalukākala [nalu··kala]  n. Kingman Reef. lit., surf that arrives in combers.

nalu kua loloa  n. long wave.

naluli  {na- + luli} vi. shaky, unsteady, swaying (less common than luli).

naluli  v. see luli. To shake; to move; to vibrate. adj. Shaking; unsteady; not easily accomplished.

naluliluli [naluli·luli]  redup. of naluli.

naluliluli  v. see luli. To shake often. Hoo. To cause a shaking; to move violently back and forth.

nalulu  nvi.
  • dull headache;
  • dull pain in the stomach,
  • queasy;
  • to have such pains.
[Pn(NP) *ŋaalulu, headache, nausea]ILL

hoʻonaluluto cause a pain in head or stomach

Hoʻonalulu hoʻi keiki.The children give [me] a headache.

nalulu ka ʻōpūuneasy stomach

nalulu  s. A severe sharp pain in the head; the headache; he poohuai. adj. Painful; sad; heavy hearted.

Nalulua [Nalu-lua]  placename. coastal land section, Kaunakakai qd., south Molokaʻi. lit.: double wave.

nalulu ka ʻōpū  stomach disorder, uneasy stomach (EH)

nalu miki  n. receding wave.

nalu mua  premeditate (EH)

nalu muku  S  n. broken section of wave.

nalunalu [nalu·nalu]  vs. rough, of a sea with high waves; to form high waves. PPN *ngalungalu. [Ke kai nui a kūpikipikiʻō me ka nalu e halehale maila.]₁₇

nalunalu  adj. see nalu, surf. Roaring, as a high surf; appearing rough, as a high surf or high sea.

nalu pū kī  n. wave that shoots high.

naluwā [nalu·]  var. spelling of naluā, to nourish resentment, sulk...

Namahana  placename. peak (2,650 feet), land section, and valley, Hanalei district, Kaua'i.

Nāmāhana [-māhana]  placename. street, Waikīkī, Honolulu, named for Lydia Pīʻia Nāmāhana, a daughter of Keʻeaumoku, and for a Maui chiefess also named Nāmāhana. The street was named by the subdivider, Bruce Cartwright. (TM). lit.: the twins.

Nāmāhoe [-mā·hoe]  n. Castor and Pollux, Gemini. lit., the twins. also Māhana. STA

Nāmakanipaio [-makani-paio]  placename. campground, Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, Kīlauea qd., Hawaiʻi. lit.: the conflicting winds.

Nāmalu [-malu]  placename. bay, Honolua qd., Maui. lit.: the protections.

Nāmanaokeakua [-mana-o-ke-akua]  placename. cinder cone, Haleakalā Crater, East Maui. lit.: the powers of the god.

namauahi [namau·ahi]  vs. thinly scattered, few, of sparse growth.

Namauahi maile o kēia wahi.The maile vines of this place are sparse.

namauahi  adj. Few.

Nāmauʻu [-mauʻu]  placename. drive, Puʻunui, Honolulu, named for John Nāmauʻu, clerk in the government offices during the monarchy. (TM). lit.: the grasses.

Namibia [nami·bia]  n. Namibia; Namibian. Eng. G

Nāmilimili [-milimili]  placename. street, Pauoa, Honolulu. lit.: the favorite ones.

Moana Wai  n. The Great Lakes. [+]G

Nāmohokū [-moho-]  placename. land section, Hālawa qd., south Molokaʻi. lit.: the selected upright ones.

Nāmoku [-moku]  placename. islet (0.09 acres, 50 feet elevation), Kalaupapa peninsula, Molokaʻi. lit.: the islands.

Nāmokuʻehā [-moku-ʻehā]  placename. street, Pauoa, Honolulu. lit.: the four islands.

Nāmolokama [-molo-kama]  placename. mountain, Hanalei district, Kauaʻi. (Elbert and Mahoe 41, 75; UL 133.). lit.: the interweaving bound fast.

namu₁  nvt. unintelligible muttering, gibberish; any foreign language, especially English; to speak gibberish or a foreign language, to mumble. PNP *nanu. [Ka namunamu a i ʻole ka ʻōhumuhumu ʻana.]

He aha ka namu?What's the foreign term [What's the price]?

hoʻonamuto pretend to speak in a foreign language, to mutter, mumble, speak gibberish

ka mea namu liʻiliʻithose that mutter (Isa. 8.19)

namu haoleEnglish

namu  v. To speak rapidly; to speak unintelligibly; hence, s. A person of a foreign or different language; a foreigner. Unintelligible talk, or unmeaning talk; he namu ka olelo, the speech was unintelligible. A rapid motion of the jaws. adj. Unmeaning, as language; unintelligible from the ignorance of the hearer, or awkwardness of the speaker; me na lehelehe namu e olelo ai, to speak with stammering lips; i na mea namunamu, ame na mea ninau kupapau, ame na kupua. Isa. 19:3. A charmer.

namu₂  vt. to nibble; to chew with closed mouth. [Pn(EC) *namu, chew, nibble, taste]VOL

Ua namu ā pāhoehoe ʻia.Nibbled at and changed to pāhoehoe lava.

namu₃  n. name of a fish. (no data). FIS

Nāmū [·]  n. legendary little people. lit., the silent ones. cf. Nāwā, the noisy ones.

nāmua [·mua]  n. preview. see nānaina. CMP

nāmua paʻiprint preview, as in a computer program

namu haole  English (EH)

namunamu [namu·namu]  to grumble, complain, mumble, babble. redup. of namu₁, namu₂;

namunamu  v. To speak rapidly; to speak unintelligibly; hence, To speak a foreign language imperfectly. To speak a foreign language in the presence of one who does not understand it. To mock one by imitating his manner of speaking; to speak in the manner of another. adj. Unmeaning, as language; unintelligible from the ignorance of the hearer, or awkwardness of the speaker; me na lehelehe namu e olelo ai, to speak with stammering lips; i na mea namunamu, ame na mea ninau kupapau, ame na kupua. Isa. 19:3. A charmer.

namunamu  To nibble, as a fish at the bait.

namu paʻi ʻai, namu paʻi kalo  n. pidgin English. lit., hard-poi gibberish, hard-taro gibberish. TAR

namu paʻi kalo  var. spelling of namu paʻi ʻai, pidgin English...

nana₁  var. of ulana₁, to plait, weave, knit, braid...

e nana moena anaplaiting mats

nana₂  short for ʻīnana, a plant... cf. kīnana, pūnana. PPN *langa.

Nana₃  n. name of a star (no data). STA

Nana₄  n. name of a month. see ex. ʻeʻelekū.

Nana  s. Name of a Hawaiian month answering to the month of March.

nana₅  n. a variety of taro. TAR

nana₆  to spread. similar to manana;

nana₇  n. a variety of fish (no data). (KL. line 141) FIS

nanā  vs.
  • snarling;
  • to strut or provoke, as one looking for a fight, as a threatening boaster, or stiff-legged dogs ready to pounce on each other;
  • sexually excited, of males;
  • to stretch, as muscles.
[Pn(NP) *nana, aggressive] [Ka māloʻeloʻe a ʻoʻoleʻa.]

hoʻonanāaggressive, looking for a fight, threatening; to antagonize

ihu nanāsnarling nose; fig., quarrelsome, aggressive

nana  To bark; to growl; to snarl. s. A snarling, growling disposition; a finding fault with one.

nāna  n.-poss. for him, her, it; by him, her, it; belonging to him, her, it, whose (cf. nona, a-form, ). (Gram. 9. 11)   bc PCP *naana.

nānā₁ [·]  vt.
  • to look at, observe, see,
  • notice,
  • inspect;
  • to care for,
  • pay attention to,
  • take care of.
. cf. kūnānā, nānā ʻole. bc [Pn(CE) *naa-naa, look at] [Ke kūlana e nānā ʻia ai ʻoe.]₁₄MUS

he keiki nānā mākuaa son who cares for his parents

Hiamoe wale ke kāne, nānā wale ka wahine.The husband just sleeps, the wife looks about but has nothing.

Hoʻokūkū hoʻonānā, nānā maka i ka mahina.Stand about, look, let your eyes see the moon. (children's game chant)

hoʻonānāto cause to look, show

Mai nānā i kāna ʻōlelo.Don't pay any attention to what he says.

maikaʻi ke nānā akugoodlooking

Nānā aʻela ia ma kiʻi maka nunui, koe kiʻi maka liʻiliʻi.He caters to the important people, and leaves out the ordinary folk.

nānā i puketo audit accounts

Nānā ma ka ʻākau.Dress right [military command].

nana  v. To look at an object when it is in sight; to see; to view attentively. 1 Sam. 1:12. To examine carefully; e nana hoi! look! see! behold! E nana i ka maka, to respect persons in judgment. Kanl. 1:17. He mea nanaia mai, a gazing-stock. Heb. 10:33. Hoo. To cause one to look. particle. Erroneously written for nane; as, i nane, let me see it.

nānā₂ [·]  nvi. quiet restful. cf. nā₁, calmed. bc PPN *ngaangaa.

hula hoʻonānāa hula for amusement (UL 224)

Kau i ka nānā ka moe.Sleep in peace. (For. 6:396)

nana  v. see na. To quiet; to console; to be quieted or consoled, as a child. Hoo. To comfort or sympathize with one. Kin. 37:35. To comfort, as a mourner.

nānā₃ [·]  n. goat. cf. kao₅. bc ANI

nana  Nana, erroneously for lana, to float. see lana.

nanaʻa  var. of naʻanaʻa, potbellied, protruding...; confused, bewildered...

nānā ā loaʻa ke ʻano o ka maʻi  diagnose (of sickness) (EH)

nānā ao [· ao]  n.v. cloud interpreter, one who observes the clouds; to observe omens in the clouds; seer, forecaster. WIN

ʻAʻole hoʻi e nānā aonor practice witchcraft (RSV), nor observe times (KJV). (Oihk. 19.26)

nanaao  v. Nana, to look, and ao, clouds. To look at the clouds and observe times, &c. Oihk. 19:26.

nanaau [nana·au]  var. of lanaau, to float or drift with the current, ramble...

nanaau  v. Nana for lana, and au, current. see lanaau. To roll away; to flow over; to miss the way; to go irregularly; to swim in the current. adj. Nana for lana, and au, current. Rolling; floating, as in a current; floating irregularly, as on the surface of an overflowing stream.

nanae₁  redup. of nae₁, shortness of breath... ILL

nanae₂  vs. potbellied, fat. (rare.BOD

nanae  s. A person whose breast is greatly swelled out and stomach equally depressed.

nanaʻe  n. small piece of land. (rare.

nanahā [nana·]  redup. of nahā, cracked...

nanaha  v. see naha. To strain; to crack; to break.

nanahe₁  same as nahenahe, soft, sweet...

nanahe₂  weak, as from not eating; thin, as silk. BOD

nanahe  adj. Empty, as the bowels from fasting or sickness. see nahenahe.

nanahea [nana·hea]  vs. animated, as birds; lively. cf. ʻīnana. (rare.BIR

nanahili [nana·hili]  redup. of nāhili, blundering, confused, perplexed, wandering off the course...

nanaho  redup. of naho, hollow...

nanaho  adj. Deep; deep down. see nahonaho and naho.

Nānāhoa  placename. islet off west Lānaʻi, said to have been a man named Nānāhoa who abused his wife; both were turned into phallic stones. Of the four sea towers off west Lānaʻi (see Macdonald-Abbott 200, the one farthest out to sea is said to be female, and the others males (Emory, 1969:35). Stone near the top of a high spur dividing Koʻolau Poko and Koʻolau Loa, Hakipuʻu, Oʻahu. The stone was formerly a taboo child not allowed to look upon a woman until he was married; however, he stared at a naked beauty sleeping on the beach and was turned to stone. see Kauleonānāhoa.

nānāhonua [··honua]  n. a tropical American shrub (Brugmansia candida), known as the angel's trumpet; it bears white, trumpet-shaped, pendent flowers to about 25 cm long. Though flowers and leaves are poisonous to eat, the plant is grown for its high ornamental value. lit., earth-gazing. cf. lāʻau hānō. (Neal 748–9)PLA FLO

Nānā Hope [· hope]  n. Pollux. cf. Māhana, Nānā Mua. STA

nanahu  redup. of nahu, bite, pain...

nanahu  v. see nahu. To bite, as a dog; to tear; to seize; to grasp tightly. s. see nahu, a biting; a burning. Hence, The colic; any sudden sharp internal pain.

nanahū [nana·]  vs. bent out of shape, crooked, as a stick.

nānahu₁ [·nahu]  var. of lānahu, charcoal, coal... [Pn(MQ) *raaŋahu, charcoal]

hoʻonānahuto turn into charcoal, as burnt wood

nānahu pikimanacoal; lit., bituminous (Eng.) charcoal

nānahu [·nahu]  n. charcoal. cf. lānahu.

nanahu  A coal, especially nanahu ahi, a live coal; charcoal. Sol. 6:28. Sometimes written lanahu, as l and n are often interchangeable.

nānahu₂ [·nahu]  n. a native variety of sugar cane, the red mutant of ʻakilolo ʻulaʻula. (HP 220)SUG

nanahua₁ [nana·hua]  ill-feeling, bitterness. same as nanahu;

nanahua₂ [nana·hua]  n. a post temporarily set up in the back of the mana house in the heiau enclosure; later a haku ʻōhiʻa image was installed in this place (Malo 166); name of the two posts at the entrance of a temple to which the ʻaha (taboo cord) was fastened. HOU

nanahuki [nana·huki]  vs. to pull away from; contrary, disdainful (perhaps from nanā, surly, and huki, pull).

nanahuki  v. To compel; to urge; to drive; to go crookedly; to move here and there as without object.

nanai₁  vs.
  • difficult to climb, as a cliff;
  • stiff-backed; to walk with stiff back; humped over as a result of stiffness.
  • to strut, act the dandy;
  • to lean back stiffly or haughtily
. also lanai. ILL

nanai  s. A disease in the back like the hanunu; a stooping; a bending. The person having such a disease. see mele a Niauliu.

nanai₂  swift. (AP)

nanai  v. To go lightly; to go carefully; to sail lightly and carefully.

nanaʻi  vi. to spread, as a topped tree. (rare.TRE

nānai₁ [·nai]  same as pānānai, shallow.

nānai₂ [·nai]  vi. empty, as a taro patch. (rare.TAR

nanai  adj. Empty; void; stripped, as a kalo patch when all the food is taken away; he loi nanai, a kalo patch all pulled.

nānai₃ [·nai]  vi. taking an uneven course, as a canoe in a rough sea, or a kite. (rare.CAN

Nānaʻi [·naʻi]  var. of Lānaʻi, island name. (For. 6:493)

nanai  To love greatly; to love exceedingly; aole okana mai ka nui o ke aloha. Aloha hoi kau ka nanai, Aloha wale kuu uhane kinowailua, E ka maua e nonoho nei, Aole au i ike oia kekahi, Ua ka ilaila e kokohe ai.

Nānaʻi  placename. dialectal variant of Lānaʻi. (PH 115.)

nanaiea [nanai·ea]  vs. weak, feeble, frail.

nāna iho  for himself, by itself (EH)

nānā i ka hema  military command. left, dress (EH)

nānā i ka pana  to take the pulse (EH)

Nānāikapono [Nānā-i-ka-pono]  placename. elementary school and church at Nānākuli, Oʻahu. lit.: look toward righteousness (a new name).

nānā i loko o ke kino  X-ray (EH)

nānaina [·naina]  n. general appearance, view, aspect, panorama, sight, scenery, scene. [Ka nānā ʻana. Ka nānā ʻana o kekahi mea.],

nānaina [·naina]  n. view, as in a computer program; scene or scenery, as for a stage production. see nāmua. CMP

nānaina ululāʻauforest scene

Nānaina  placename. place, ʻĀlewa Heights, Honolulu. lit.: view.

nanaka  marked in sections, as a turtle's back or breadfruit skin. redup. of naka₁, to quiver, quake, tremble, shake..., naka₂, to crack open, as earth from the heat...;


nanaka  v. see naka. To be dry; to be parched, as land. To be cracked; to be full of chinks; to be cracked, as the walls of an adobie house; ke nanaka nei ka hale, mamuli paha hina, the house is now cracked, soon perhaps it will fall. To separate, as the parts of a material substance. s. A crack; a crevice; a defect. adj. Cracked; split; rent.

nanakea [nana·kea]  vs. pale, wan. (FS 199)

nanakea  v. To be weak in body; to be pale; to be thin, as a sickly person; to be feeble in appearance. see lanakea. adj. Thin in flesh; weak; pale, as a sickly person.

nānā keʻe [· keʻe]  to look at with disfavor, look for faults. see keʻe, crookedness; fault, defect, flaw, deformity; crooked, bent, full of faults...

nanaki  redup. of naki, to tie...

nanaki  v. To tie; to bind. see naki and nakii.

nānā kihi  look out of the corners of the eyes (EH)

nānā kokoe [· kokoe]  to look with disapproval. see kokoe, redup. of koe₂, remain, exclude...

nānaku [·naku]  same as ʻakaʻakai, great bulrush (Scirpus validus). (Neal 88–9) [Pn(EP) *ŋatu, bulrush (Scirpus sp.): *ga(a)tu] [He meakanu kohu mauʻu lōʻihi e ulu ana ma kaʻe o nā lokowai me nā ālialia.]PLA

nanaku  s. Name of a species of rush.

nanakuka, nanasuka [nana·kuka]  n. nainsook. [a fine, soft-finished, cotton fabric] Eng.

nānākuli [··kuli]  vi. to look at but not respond when spoken to; to see but pay no attention, ignore. For the Oʻahu place of this name, see Nanakuli.

Nānākuli [Nānā-kuli]  placename. land section, town, school, forest reserve, stream, valley, beach park, and surfing area, Waiʻanae qd., Oʻahu. (li 29.). lit.: look at knee (said to be named in honor of the tattooed knee of Kaʻōpulupulu, a priest whose chief, Kahahana, turned a deaf [kuli] ear to his advice, and, when asked about his knee, told of his relationship with the chief, thus rebuking him); or look deaf (said because people in the area had not enough food to offer passersby; hence they looked at them and pretended to be deaf).

nanala  redup. of nala, to plait. [PPn *laŋa, plait (as a mat, basket): *la(la)ga] [Ulana; nala.]₁₄

nānālā [··]  n. sunflower (Helianthus annuus). lit., sun-gazer. also pua nānā lā. (Neal 840)PLA FLO

nanali  redup. of nali, nibble, gnaw... To seize upon with vigor. see nalinali. s. A seizing; a making an effort or struggle to accomplish something difficult, as rowing against the wind, climbing a precipice, &c.

nanali  To eat or chew something hard.

nanali  v. see nali. To make a strong muscular effort, as in pulling up a bush, climbing a steep hill, or rowing hard against the wind.

nānālia [··lia]  pas/imp. of nānā, to look at, observe, see, notice, inspect...

nanalu  redup. of nalu₂, to ponder, meditate, reflect, mull over, speculate...

nānā maka [· maka]  vt. to look at without helping; indifference to one in trouble; heartless.

Ua nānā maka ʻoia i kona makuahine.He was indifferent to his mother.

nānā maluna aʻe  overlook₁ (EH)

nānā me ka hoihoi ʻole  to look at with disfavor (EH)

nanamu  to grumble. redup. of namu;

nanamu  v. see namu. To reproach with vile terms; to speak against one, finding fault with him. To cast one off as worthless; to treat with contempt.

Nānā Mua [· mua]  n. the star Castor. cf. Māhana, Nānā Hope. According to some, both were the names of a single star. lit., look forward. STA

nanana₁  vi. to flutter, as wings. cf. nana₂. BIR


Hoʻonanana ka manu e lele.The bird flutters its wings to fly.

nanana₂  redup. of nana, to plait. PPN *lalanga.

nanana₃  same as nananana₁, spider. INS

nanana  see nananana, spider... INS

nanana  s. see lanalana. The long legged spider; he olelo no ke akamai o ka nanana i ka hana upena ana, a description of the skill of the spider in making her web.

nanana₄  n. swelling, as in dropsy. (rare.ILL

nanana  v. To swell up, as the abdomen; to grow large, as in the dropsy or other diseases.

nananai [nana·nai]  redup. of nanai₁, difficult to climb, as a cliff; stiff-backed...

nananaia  v. To lie as a sick person turning on his bed. To walk proudly; to strut.

nananaiea [nana·nai·ea]  redup. of nanaiea, weak, feeble...

nananakea [nanana·kea]  redup. of nanakea, pale, wan...

nananakea  adj. see nanakea and lanakea. Weakly; pale; thin in flesh.

nananana₁ [nana·nana]  n. spider (Araneida); today this is the house spider, formerly the outdoors spider. cf. peʻepeʻemakawalu. INS

nananana [nana·nana]  n. general name for spiders, but particularly spiders that make webs (+). also nanana. cf. peʻepeʻe (+). see kalanakula, tutuatiʻi. INS

nananana  s. see lanalana. A species of spider. see punanana. A spider's web.

nananana₂ [nana·nana]  var. of lanalana₁, floating

nananana  v. see lanalana, to float. To walk about; to exercise by walking.

nananana₃ [nana·nana]  var. of lanalana₂, lashings...

nananana  The rope that fastens the ama and the ako of a canoe together. see lanalana.

nananana  A picture; an image.

nananana hese ʻeleʻele [nana·nana hese ʻele·ʻele]  n. black widow, a spider. lit., black witch spider. also nanana hese ʻeleʻele. INS

nanananaiea [nanana·nai·ea]  same as nananaiea, weak, feeble...

nanananaiea  v. To have a film (spider's web) over the eyes; to see very indistinctly.

nananana mahikō  n. cane spider (KAN)

nananana makakiʻi [nana·nana maka·kiʻi]  n. happy face spider. lit., mask spider. also nanana makakiʻi. INS

nananana maka ʻole [nana·nana maka ʻole]  n. no-eyed big-eyed hunting spider, from Kauaʻi. lit., no-eyed spider. also nanana maka ʻole. INS

nananana pua  n. flower spider (KAN)

nananapa [nana·napa]  rare redup. of napa₁, uneven, napa₂, flexible, napa₃, delay...

nananapa  s. see napa. To crook; to bend; to warp, as timber; to writhe; to get out of shape.

nanani ʻeleʻele  n. a variety of sweet potato. SWP

nanani keʻokeʻo [nanani keʻo·keʻo]  n. a variety of sweet potato. SWP

nānānuʻu, nānānuʻu [nā·nā-nuʻu]  n. design on Niʻihau mats consisting of alternating solid and white triangles.

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

nanao₁  redup. of nao₁, ripple, ridge, as of twilled cloth or a tapa beater, groove, streak on tapa, grain of wood or stone, thread of a screw, crevice, as in rocks, grooved. PPN *nanao. [ʻAno like me ka waʻawaʻa; e noʻonoʻo hoʻi i nā pali ma kuahiwi e like me ka ʻaoʻao Waimānalo o Koʻolau Poko ma Oʻahu a i ʻole nā pali ma Kauaʻi e like me nā pali ma ke awāwa ʻo Kalalau. Ua manaʻo ʻia na nā manamana lima o Kāne, ke akua, i kālai i nā kuahiwi a nanao mai. Wahi a ka haole, kahe ka wai a ʻaʻaiawā ke kuahiwi a nanao mai.]₁₃

nanao₂  redup. of nao₂, to thrust the hands into an opening, as in fishing; to probe... PPN *nanao. [Ka lālau ʻana aku. Ka hoʻokomo ʻana i ka lima i loko o kekahi mea no ka hopu ʻana i kekahi mea ma loko. Nao; ka hoʻokomo ʻana i ka lima i loko o kekahi puka. Komo ka lima a mea like i loko o kekahi puka a lua paha. Ka nao ʻana o ka lima, ʻo ia hoʻi ka hoʻō ikaika ʻana i ka lima i loko o kekahi mea.],,₁₃,₁₄,₁₇

nanao  v. see nao. To thrust the hand or fingers into some unknown receptacle. To think deeply; to penetrate, as the mind. To seize hold of, as the mind. To be slippery; to be led astray; to turn aside. adj. Deep; capacious; deep down; poopoo.

nānāʻole [·nāʻole]  nvi. disregard, heedless disregard; oblivious; to pay no attention.

Me ka nānā ʻole, pehea kāna hana, ua makemake ʻia .Regardless of the quality of her work, she's liked anyway.

nānā ʻole i haʻi olaheedless disregard for the lives of others

nānā ʻole i ka pono  reckless (EH)

nanapau [nana·pau]  a tree. (And.) TRE

nanapau  s. A tree; he kou, he laau.

nanapiko [nana·piko]  n. a native variety of taro. TAR

nānā pono [· pono]  vt. to watch carefully, pay particular attention to, note carefully, stare at, observe, scrutinize.

nānā pono!  look out! (EH)

nānā pono i ka ʻoiaʻiʻo  face the facts (EH)

Nānāpua [Nā·nā-pua]  n. said to be a name for Eromanga Island in the southern New Hebrides; Boki sailed for here in 1829 to get sandalwood; his ship disappeared. lit., look at flowers. see ʻĀinawohi. (RC 293) FLO

nanasuka  var. spelling of nanakuka, nainsook...

nanau₁  redup. of nau, to chew.

nanau₂  vs.
  • unfriendly,
  • bitter, crabbed,
  • estranged;
  • to pay no attention to a call;
  • to ignore, as former friends.
. also lanau. (rare.[Ke ʻano aloha ʻole a loko ʻino paha; ka huli kua ʻana i kekahi kanaka i kāhea mai iā ʻoe.]

nanau  v. To be bitter; to be sour; to be crabbed. To scratch like a cat; to be wild. adj. Unfriendly; unsocial; refusing admittance to one to the house.

nanauha  same as kākāuha, rigid.


nanauha  v. To force; to compel with strength; to belch or throw up from the throat or stomach. see kakauha.

nanauki  same as nāukiuki, irritable...

nanauki  v. see nauki and uki. To provoke; to insult.

nānā uli [· uli]  n.v. to study the sky, as for omens; one who does so. WIN

nanauli  s. Nana, to look, and uli, the blue sky. One who predicted the weather by looking at the sky. Laieik. 36.

nanawa  same as nanau₂, unfriendly... (And.)

nanawa  v. see nanau. To not know one formerly an acquaintance; to be estranged from a friend.

nānā wale [· wale]  vt. just to look, especially to look on without helping.

Nānāwale [Nānā-wale]  placename. subdivision near Pāhoa; forest reserves, land division, and bay, Makuʻu qd., Hawaiʻi. Unsuccessful fishermen would say that their canoe landed at Nānāwale (lit., just look around): ua pae ka waʻa i Nānāwale

nānawaū [nāna·waū]  vs. weakened, unhealthy, as plants; sickly. see ex. kūloku. PLA

hoʻonānawaūto cause to be weak and unhealthy

nane₁  n. riddle, puzzle, parable, allegory; to riddle, speak in parables . see kōnane₂. (Mar. 4.2) bc Perhaps PCP *nane.

hoʻonaneto make riddles, speak in parables

nane ʻāpanajigsaw puzzle

nane huahelunumber puzzle

nane huaʻōlelocrossword puzzle

nane  v. To speak in parables; to allegorize. To give out or put forth a riddle. Lunk. 14:13. s. A riddle; a parable; an allegory; a dark speech; a comparison; a similitude. Mar. 4:3. see nanehai. adv. An adverbial expression equivalent to let us see; show it to us; i nane i nane hoi, let us see it.

nane₂  rare var. of nini₃, fence. bc

nane  To lay stones squarely and smoothly; to lay stones, as in a pavement.

nanea₁  nvs.
  • interesting, of absorbing interest; fascinating,
  • to have a good time, enjoyable;
  • repose, tranquility; leisure, at leisure,
  • relaxed, at ease,
  • amused,
  • engaged with, busy with;
bc [Pn(NP) *nanea, sufficient] [Walea; ʻoluʻolu o ka noʻonoʻo me ke kino i kekahi hana.]₁₄MUS

He hana hoʻonanea ka hoʻokani pila.Playing a musical instrument is pleasant.

He hana nanea ke kui lei.Lei making is pleasant.

hoʻonaneato pass the time in ease, peace, and pleasure; to relax, lounge, repose; absorbed, contented

nanea  v. To be of good cheer; to be pleasant; to be easy minded. To be easy; to be regardless of the future; to be indifferent as to good or evil. To live indolently; to loiter about; to take things easy; to allow of no care or anxiety. To live satisfied with one's self. Hoo. To pretend; to make pretenses with a view to deceive. s. Joy; comfort; quietness; carelessness. adj. Easy; quiet; comfortable; thoughtless; indifferent. adv. Easily; quietly in one's manner of living; e noho nanea, to live at ease. Iob. 12:5.

nanea₂  same as mohihihi, a vine. bc

nanea₃  n. a seaweed (Hypnea nidifica). bc SWD

Nanea  placename. street, Pāwaʻa section, Honolulu. lit.: to live at ease.

nanea i ka hoʻolohe  rapt (EH)

nane ʻāpana  n. puzzle, jigsaw puzzle (HE)

nanehaʻi [nane·haʻi]  S  n. problem, riddle to be solved. lit., telling riddle. see ex. manaʻokōkua, wehe ʻana.

nanehai  s. Nane, riddle, and hai, to declare. A problem in mathematics; a question to be solved; he ninau, he pono ke wehewehe ia.

nane huna  n. hidden riddle, conundrum.

naneki  n. nankeen, denim. Eng.

Nanekina  n. Nanking. G

nanenane [nane·nane]  redup. of nane₁, riddle, puzzle, parable, allegory...

hoʻonanenanesame as nanenane; puzzling, riddling; figurative. see ʻōlelo hoʻonanenane, figurative speech, riddle...

nanenane  v. see nane. To put forth riddles or enigmas for others to search out.

nani₁  nvs. beauty, glory, splendor; beautiful, pretty, glorious, splendid. bc [(FJ) PPn *ŋali, be attractive, appropriate]

hoʻonanito beautify, adorn, trim, decorate, glorify, honor, exalt, praise, adore; decorative, glorifying

Hoʻonani kākou Ia.Let us adore Him. (hymn)

mea hoʻonani kinoany bodily adornment, as jewelry

mea hoʻonanidecorations of any kind

nani makamaeprecious, exquisite

nani  s. Glory. Puk. 16:10. A high degree of external beauty; splendor; external excellence; i mea nani, a i mea maikai, for glory and for beauty. Puk. 28:2. Hoo. Glory. Hal. 96:8. v. To be glorious. Hoo. To extol; to praise; to glorify; to be manifested or known as glorious. Puk. 14:4. see lani. adj. Beautiful; glorious; excellent; numerous; pleasant.

nani₂  n. beautiful flower (sometimes followed by -o- + place name). see nani ahiahi, nani aliʻi, nanikupulau, nani mau loa, naniohilo, nanioolaʻa, nani Waiʻaleʻale below... bc FLO

nani₃  n. good thing (idiom). bc IDI

He nani ia.It's a good thing.

nani₄  conj. since, because. bc [PPn *ŋali, be likely, probable; better, preferable]

Nani hoʻi ua kiʻi ʻia maila e make, he aha hoʻi .Since [I] am indeed summoned by death, what of it …. (Kel. 37)

Nani ia e hele ana ʻoe i ke kula, e hoʻoikaika i ka haʻawina.Since you are going to school, work hard on the lessons.

nani₅  interj. how much, how. bc

Nani ʻino kuʻu makemake.How much I want it [he may precede nani in these sentences.].

Nani ka maikaʻi.How fine.

Nani ka pupuka.How very ugly.

nani  (An intensive particle, intensifying in a high degree the idea of the words with which it is connected.) Nani ka maikai! O how beautiful! nani ka uuku! O how little! &c. Nani is also used with ino, another intensive. see ino. Nani ino kuu makemake! O how much I desire! or how very great is my desire! 2 Sam. 23:15. How much! how great! how noble! Ioan. 11:36. Nani is used impersonally; it is extraordinary; it is wonderful; it is unaccountable. Laieik. 71.

nani ahiahi [nani ahi·ahi]  n. the four o'clock (Mirabilis jalapa), from tropical America, a shrubby herb with fragrant, red, white, yellow, or striped flowers, opening in late afternoon, and used by Hawaiians for leis in the evening. The plants have medicinal properties. lit., evening beauty. also pua ahiahi. (Neal 335–6)PLA FLO LEI

nanialiʻi  n. var. spelling of nani aliʻi, allamandas with large yellow flowers (Allamanda cathartica and some varieties)... AltSpel PLA FLO

nani aliʻi, nanialiʻi  n. allamandas with large yellow flowers (Allamanda cathartica and some varieties), from Brazil, ornamental climbing shrubs. lit., chiefly beauty. also lani aliʻi. (Neal 687)PLA FLO

nani e makahehi ʻia ai  alluring (EH)

naniha  n. an indigenous ʻoʻopu fish, Awaous genivittatus. FIS

Nanihale [Nani-hale]  placename. place, Woodlawn, upper Mānoa, Honolulu. lit.: house beauty.

Nanikai [Nani-kai]  placename. surfing area, Waiʻanae qd., Oʻahu. (Finney, 1959a:108.). lit.: marine beauty.

nani kamahaʻo  splendor (EH)

Nanikokeka, Nanikoteka  n. Nantucket. G

nani kōkī  supremely beautiful (EH)

Nanikoteka  var. spelling of Nanikokeka, Nantucket...

Nanikukeka, Nanituketa  n. Nantucket. G

nanikupulau [nani·kupu·lau]  n. spring beauty, a kind of flower. FLO

nani loa  magnificent (EH)

nani makamae  exquisite (EH)

nani mau loa  n. an everlasting or strawflower (Helichrysum bracteatum), from Australia, an annual, 30 to 90 cm high. The conspicuous parts of the daisy-like flowers are the many overlapping white or yellow to red scaly bracts, which are long lasting. lit., everlasting beauty. also pua pepa. (Neal 836–7)PLA FLO

naninani₁ [nani·nani]  redup. of nani₁, beauty, glory, splendor; beautiful, pretty, glorious, splendid...

hoʻonaninanito beautify, adorn

naninani  Hoo. To be ennobled; to be dignified, as a chief; to enjoy the honors and privileges of a chief or one highly honored.

naninani₂ [nani·nani]  same as nalinali, to gnaw.

naninani  v. To bite; to catch hold of with the teeth; to chank.

Naninanikukui [Nani-nani-kukui]  placename. gulch, Airport qd., south Molokaʻi.

Nāninini [-ninini]  placename. coastal area, Kamalō qd., north Molokaʻi. lit.: the pouring forth.

naninui [nani·nui]  soft stone used in making lūheʻe, squid-fishing sinkers. (Malo 19)FIS

naniohilo [nani-o-Hilo]  Molokaʻi. same as wilelaiki, the Christmas-berry tree...

nanioolaʻa [nani-o-Olaʻa]  n. a kind of Torenia (T. asiatica), a blue-flowered ornamental annual, belonging to the snapdragon family, used in leis. (Neal 759)PLA FLO LEI

Nanituketa  var. spelling of Nanikukeka, Nantucket...

Nāniu [-niu]  placename. place, Mānoa, Honolulu. lit.: the coconuts.

Nāniuʻapo [-niu-ʻapo]  placename. stream tributary to Mānoa Stream, Honolulu. lit.: the grasped coconuts.

Nāniuokāne [-niu-o-Kāne]  placename. rocks in Hāna Bay, Maui. lit.: the coconuts of Kāne.

nani Waiʻaleʻale [nani Wai-ʻaleʻale]  S  n. a native violet (Viola kauaensis) found only in high bogs on Kauaʻi and on Oʻahu. The plants are 10 to 20 cm tall, with few broad leaves and one or two white or pale-blue fragrant flowers. lit., Waiʻaleʻale beauty. also kalili, liliwai, pohe hiwa. see waioleka. (Neal 591)PLA FLO

nano  var. of nalo₁, lost, vanished...

nano  v. For nalo. see nalo, to be lost; to be forgotten.

nanō  var. of nonō, snore, gurgle...

nano  v. To snore. see none and nonoo.

nanoʻo  n. a dark-red or purple seaweed, said to be same as nanea. SWD

nānowale [nāno·wale]  var. of nalowale, lost, gone, forgotten, vanished, missing, hidden, extinct, disappeared...

nanu  var. of nalu, wave.

nanu  s. see nalu. The surf of the sea; pehea ka nanu (nalu)? ke wewe o wahulu mai.

nanu.jpgborder=0nānū [··]  n. native species of gardenia, shrubs and trees with broad leaves and tubular, white single flowers. also nāʻū. cf. kiele. (Neal 800)TRE FLO

Nānuʻalele [-nuʻa-lele]  placename. point at Hāna Bay, Maui. Stones were carried from here to Honuauka, inland of Kaʻuiki, for Piʻilanihale heiau being built by Kiha-a-Piʻilani. A surfing area here is known as Hāna. lit.: the altar heaps.

nanue₁  var. of nenue, a fish. see hoe nanue. [Pn(NP) *nanue, rudderfish (Kyphosus sp.)]FIS

nanue₂  n. an edible seaweed. SWD

nanue  s. A species of sea-weed; also a species of fish.

nānue [·nue]  same as ʻōlanalana, nauseating. ILL

nanue  A shaking; a trembling; a tremor. v. see nalu and E, greatly. To swell up; to rise up, as the surf. To tremble; to shake; to vibrate. Hoo. The same.

nanue  A swelling; a protuberance.

nanuha  stingy. (And.)

nanuha  adj. Hard; stingy; close; oolea. see nuha and kanuhanuha.

nanulu₁  var. of nalulu, dull headache; dull pain in the stomach, queasy...

nanulu₂  vi. rising, as smoke. (rare.

nanuumaomao  s. Name of a place or places in a heiau; ma ke alo aku o ka laua nanuumaomao, ma kahi e pili koke aku ana i ka Lele.

nao₁  nvs.
  • ripple;
  • ridge, as of twilled cloth or a tapa beater;
  • groove; grooved
  • streak on tapa;
  • grain of wood or stone;
  • thread of a screw;
. see naohoʻopaʻi. [PPn *ŋao, depression, groove, engraved mark]TAP

kui naoscrew; lit., nail with thread

leki naoTeflon tape, for use in plumbing

nao  s. A slight ripple on the water. The ridges of twilled cloth; lole nao; the streaks on kapa. The grain or fibres of wood. Anat. 2.

nao₂  vt. to thrust the hands into an opening, as in fishing; to probe. [PPn *nao, insert hand in a hole feeling for something, probe, grope]FIS

nao  v. To thrust in, as the fingers into an opening; e lalau i ka lima iloko o kahi poopoo. see nanao.

nao₃  intensifying idiom following ʻaʻole or ʻaʻohe and usually followed by words expressing damage, havoc, distress, pain. see ex. pāpaʻa₁. (Gram. 4.6)   [He huaʻōlelo e pili pū mau ana me ka huaʻōlelo ʻo "ʻaʻohe" a i ʻōle "ʻaʻ ole," a he ʻōlelo kālele i ke kūlana pilikia a kekahi mea.]WIN IDI

ʻAʻohe nao i ka ʻeha!Terrible pain!

ʻAʻohe nao i ka ua!What didn't the rain do!

ʻAʻohe nao ka pilikia!How very much trouble!

nao₄  nvs. dark-red dye; red.

nao  He waiulaula, he waiahulu.

nao₅  n. a variety of taro. (HP 33)TAR

Nao  placename. hill, Airport qd., Molokaʻi.

naʻo  nvs. spittle, phlegm, mucus; slimy. [PPn *ŋako, fat (grease)]BOD

nao  The mucous from the nose; he palahehe, he pilau, he hehe.

naoa₁  pas/imp. of nao₁, ripple, nao₂, probe...

naoa  s. A thick ripple on water; writing so thick together that the paper appears black; a covering with what is black.

naoa₂  n. loss of appetite, sick at the sight of food. cf. more common kanea. FOO ILL

naoa  adj. Not relishing food, as one sick; naoa oloko, aole ono i ka ai; filled; crammed with food; disgusted or sick at the sight of food from one's own surfeit.

naoa₃  vs. chilled, chilling, as water.

Pulu i ka wai naoa a ke kēhau.Wet in the chilly water of the dew. (ON 2742)

Nāʻohaku [-ʻohaku]  placename. ancient surfing area, Kohala qd., Hawaiʻi. (Finney-Houston 26) see Kūmoho.

nao hāluʻa  n. var. spelling of naohāluʻa₂, curly grain, as in koa wood. AltSpel

naohāluʻa₁ [nao-hā·luʻa]  n. a tapa pattern with lines. TAP

naohāluʻa₂, nao hāluʻa [nao-hā·luʻa]  n. curly grain, as in koa wood.

Nāʻohe [-ʻohe]  placename. land division, Puna, Kauaʻi. Street, Hawaiʻi Kai, Honolulu. lit.: the bamboos.

naohoʻopaʻi [nao-hoʻo·paʻi]  n. tapa beater pattern. TAP

E ʻike auaneʻi ʻoe i ka naohoʻopaʻi a Malailua, ka lāʻau e wali ai papa ʻauwae.You will soon know the tapa-beater pattern of Malailua, the club that will soften your lower jaw. (FS 63)

Nāʻōhuleʻelua [-ʻōhule-ʻelua]  placename. land section, Kaʻohe qd.; ancient surfing area, Kailua and Keāhole qds., Hawaiʻi. (Finney-Houston 26). lit.: the two bald heads.

naʻokoko [naʻo·koko]  n. cholesterol. Māori ngakototo. .

Nui ʻino meaʻai maʻamau o kēia me ka naʻokoko he nui o loko, a hiki ke pilikia ke kino i ke aʻahaʻapupū inā ʻaʻole mālama pono ʻia ke ʻano o ka ʻai ʻana.Many kinds of typical foods these days contain a lot of cholesterol and can result in arteriosclerosis if one's diet is not checked.

naʻokoko halihali [naʻo·koko hali·hali]  n. HDL cholesterol. lit., carrier cholesterol. cf. naʻokoko pipili.[+]SCI

naʻokoko pipili [naʻo·koko pipili]  n. lDL cholesterol. lit., sticky cholesterol. cf. naʻokoko halihali.[+]SCI

nāʻole  bad luck (EH)

na ʻolua  poss. for you, belonging to you, by you (dual, a-class).

naomakalua₁ [nao·maka·lua]  n. fish-basket trap made of ʻinalua vines, used for small fish. lit., double-meshed groove. FIS

naomakalua  s. Some instrument or method of taking fish; he hinai, he koi kekahi, o ka luina kekahi e naomakalua.

naomakalua₂ [nao·maka·lua]  two-edged adze. TOO

naonao₁ [nao·nao]  n. ants, Formicidae. also ʻānonanona, nonanona. [(CP) PPn *nao-nao, sandfly, midge]INS

naonao  s. A species of ant; the winged or flying ant; he mau mea eheu liilii loa e lele ana.

naonao₂ [nao·nao]  redup. of nao₁, ripple, nao₂, probe, nao₃, intensifier... PPN *naonao.

ua pohihihi naonaoextremely puzzling

naonao  adj. Deep down, as a cavern or pit; deep, as a hole in the earth. Slightly lighted; light of twilight. v. see nao. To thrust in the hand; to take hold of; to seize; to steal. To look earnestly at; to contemplate. see manao.

naʻonaʻo [naʻo·naʻo]  redup. of naʻo, spittle, mucous... PPN *ngakongako. BOD

naonao  s. Phlegm; spittle; mucous from the nose.

naonao lele [nao·nao lele]  n. termite. lit., flying ant. INS

Nāone [-one]  placename. street, Pauoa, Honolulu, named for John Nāone, contractor and painter who resided there. (TM). lit.: the sands.

nao ʻohiʻohi  n. prominent grain in wood. lit., picked grain.

Nāʻōpala [-ʻōpala]  placename. lane, Kalihi Kai, Honolulu, named for Captain Moses Nāʻōpala, master of the Inter-Island steamer Likelike at the turn of the century. (TM) see Kaʻōpala. lit.: the rubbish.

naouahāʻao [nao-ua-hāʻao]  same as hāʻao₃, a tapa pattern. TAP

naouananahuki [nao-ua-nana·huki]  n. name of a tapa design. TAP

na ʻoukou  poss. for you, belonging to you, by you (plural, a-class).

naowili [nao·wili]  n. a bit for a drill. lit., twisting thread.

naowili uila  n. electril drill (HE)

napa₁  vs. uneven, bent, crooked, out of shape; warped.

napa  v. To writhe; to spring, as timber partly hewed or made straight; to crook; to be crooked. adj. Crooked; bent; not straight; uneven, as a surface.

napa₂  vs. flexible, springy, elastic; tremulous, as air under a hot sun.

napa  To shake; to be tremulous, as the air or atmosphere under a hot sun over a smooth surface.

napa₃  nvi. delay, procrastination; to delay, procrastinate.

hoʻonapato cause delay

napa  s. A delay; a postponement.

napa₄  n. type of fish. (KL. line 143) FIS

nāpai [·pai]  same as napa₁, uneven, napa₂, flexible...

Nāpai ka papa i ka waiho ʻia ka .The board warped from being left in the sun.

napai  v. To be bent in; to be depressed; to be internally defective. adj. Warped, as a board in the sun; napai i ka hapaiia e ke ae.

Nāpali [-pali]  placename. overlook, Hōlei Pali, Kīlauea qd., Hawaiʻi, which was covered by lava in the current (1968-) eruption of Kīlauea. Coastal area, State park, forest reserve, and old district, northwest Kauaʻi. Place, Wilhelmina Rise, Honolulu. lit.: the cliffs.

nāpana [·pana]  n. socket. cf. pona. (rare.BOD

napana  s. The joints of one's limbs, as wrists, elbows, knees, &c.

napanapa  To be bright; to be shining; to be lucid.

napanapa₁ [napa·napa]  to writhe and twist, as an eel. redup. of napa₁, napa₂; see ex. lulo.

napanapa  v. see napa. To bend; to spring; to be elastic. To bend over, as an arch; to be arching.

napanapa₂ [napa·napa]  same as napenape, fluttering...

Nāpau [-pau]  placename. pit crater (erupted in 1963 and 1965) and trail, Puna qd., Hawaiʻi. lit.: the endings.

nape₁  vs.
  • bending and swaying, as coconut fronds;
  • surging, as the sea;
  • to rise and fall, as the chest in breathing;
  • yielding, springy.
. cf. holu nape, to sway, wave; swaying... [Ka luli ʻana e like me ka luli ʻana o ke kumu niu i ka makani. Ka pehu ʻana i luna mai lalo a me ka iho hou ʻana i lalo me ka neʻe ʻole i kahi ʻē; like nō me napenape, akä, ʻoi aku ka ikaika, a he hoʻokahi manawa a i ʻole he emi mai ka nui o nā manawa ma mua o ka napenape.],₁₄CN


Nani wale ke kai o Mamala, ke nape maila i ka makani.Beautiful sea of Mamala, rising, falling in the wind.

nape ka hanu i ka houpopalpitating the breath in the chest

nape  v. To bend, as a flexible stick; to yield.

nape₂  var. of napo, mashed soft...

Napehā [Nape-]  placename. deep pool and resting place (mentioned in li 95) on a trail to Kapūkakī; land division near ʻAiea, Oʻahu. lit.: bend over breath (the chief Kūaliʻi is said to have leaned over the pool to drink).

Nāpēhā₁ [··]  n. name of a star. STA

Nāpēhā₂ [··]  name of a pool on Oʻahu over which the chief Kūaliʻi was said to have leaned to drink.

Napela  n. Naples. G

napele, nāpele  {na- + pele₂} vs. soft, as overripe fruit; bruised, broken, crushed; soggy, swampy; crumbly, as a cliff; wounded in spirit.

hoʻonapelesame as napele; to wound, to make soft; to digest, as food

napele  v. To wound; to make sore; to hurt; to cause a swelling; to soften; to cause softness in any substance. adj. Hurt; wounded; bruised; swelled; napelepele kalalau owili i ka makani.

nāpele  {na- + pele₂} vs. var. spelling of napele, soft... AltSpel

nāpelepele [·pele·pele]  redup. of napele, soft, bruised...

napelepele  v. To wound; to make sore; to hurt; to cause a swelling; to soften; to cause softness in any substance. adj. Hurt; wounded; bruised; swelled; napelepele kalalau owili i ka makani.

napenape [nape·nape]  fluttering, flickering, flexible. redup. of nape₁; [Ka piʻi ʻana i luna a me ka iho ʻana i lalo me ka neʻe ʻole ʻana i kahi ʻē, e like hoʻi me ka lau niu i ke ahe makani, me ka houpo ke hanu.]₁₄

napenape  v. see nape, to bend. To be shaken; to be agitated, as by the wind; to vibrate rapidly. adj. Soft; flexible; bending; yielding.

nāpili [·pili]  n. kind of endemic ʻoʻopu or goby (Sicydium stimsonii); so called because it is said to cling (pili) to stones; used in weaning and housewarming ceremonies so that luck will cling (pili). Called nōpili on Kauaʻi. FIS

Nāpili [-pili]  placename. bay and land section, Lahaina qd., Maui. lit., the joinings or pili grass. (RC 74).

napo  vs. mashed soft, as finely pounded poi that is free of lumps; glutinous, gluey; dented, as by hammering. also nape. POI

napo  adj. Mashed soft; made fine; finely pounded, as poi.

napo  v. To set; to go down, as the sun appears to; to grow dark; napoo ka la. Kin. 15:12.

napoe  n. grain. Filipino, rice.

napoe piha  n. whole grain. lit., full grain. [+]FOO

E Kalei, e lawe mai i ka palaoa napoe piha; e hana ana au i mau kanauika na kāua.Hey Kalei, bring the whole grain bread; I’m going to make some sandwiches for us.

Nāpōhakuakāneamekanaloa [-pōhaku-a-Kāne-ame-Kanaloa]  placename. see Nāwāhinewaʻa.

napolo  straightened. (And.)

napolo  v. To straighten. Hoo. To make straight.

naponapo [napo·napo]  redup. of napo, mashed soft...

naponapo  adj. see napo, mashed soft. Made soft; made fine; wali, aeae.

napoʻo, nāpoʻo  S  nvi.
  • cavity, hollow, rut, depression;
  • armpit;
  • hollow at the juncture of the wing with the body of a fowl;
  • to sink, go down, set (of the sun), to enter or sink into out of sight.
. cf. poʻo, depression. bc [Ka iho ʻana o ka lā i lalo o ka ʻalihilani. Ka welo ʻana aku o ka lā.],₁₅

Ua napoʻo ka ʻiole i loko o ka lua.The rat has gone down the hole.

Ua napoʻo ka .The sun has set.

napoo  v. To set; to go down, as the sun appears to; to grow dark; napoo ka la. Kin. 15:12. To sink down; to sink, as in water. s. The going down or setting of the sun. The place where the sun goes down. Kanl. 11:30. The rays of the sun reflected by the water.

nāpoʻo  S  nvi. var. spelling of napoʻo, cavity...sink... AltSpel

napoʻo ʻana o ka lā  sunset (EH)

napoʻona  n. setting, entering.

napoʻona sunset

Nāpoʻopoʻo [-poʻopoʻo]  placename. lighthouse, village, school, and beach park, Hōnaunau qd. (RC 101); see Kapahukapu); land section, Waipiʻo, Hawaiʻi. lit.: the holes. (The Hōnaunau place is said to have been so named because persons in canoes in the bay looking ashore saw people peering out of holes that served as doors in the grass houses)

nāpoʻopoʻo [·poʻo·poʻo]  S   redup. of napoʻo, cavity, hollow, go down...

napoopoo  v. see napoo. To plunge down; to enter out of sight, as in the water.

napu  var. of nape₁, bending, swaying... [Pn(TA) *ŋapu, Pliant, flexible]

Nāpuanani [-pua-nani]  placename. park, ʻAiea, Oʻahu. lit.: the beautiful flowers.

Nāpūmaiʻa [--maiʻa]  placename. area, Honuʻapo qd., Kaʻū, Hawaiʻi; formerly called Nāpūmaiʻaakalā (the banana clumps of the sunlight). Plants were offered on a heiau here in asking forgiveness for crimes. Nāpūmaiʻa is also a family name.

napuʻu  bent (EH)

Nāpuʻu [-puʻu]  placename. inhabited and gardened area between Puʻuanahulu and Puʻuwaʻawaʻa, Kona, Hawaiʻi. Chief Keawenui-a-ʻUmi appointed Ehu as supervisor, and Kona became known as Kona, kai malino a Ehu (Kona, calm seas of Ehu). Bananas, sugarcane, sweet potatoes, and yams were plentiful until the supernatural dog, Puapualenalena, began to steal. lit.: the hills.

nāpuʻu₁ [·puʻu]  var. of lāpuʻu, bunched up.

nāpuʻu₂ [·puʻu]  nvt. knot; to tie.

napuu  v. To be tied up in a knot; to tie up, as a bundle. see hipuu. s. A knot made by tying, as in tying two ends with a string; a bundle tied up. see hipuu.

Nāpuʻuapele [Nāpuʻu-a-Pele]  placename. hills, Hoʻōpūloa qd., Hawaiʻi. see Kahuku. lit., the hills of Pele.

Nāpuʻukoiele [-puʻu-koiele]  placename. hills, Waikāne qd., Oʻahu. lit.: hills moving to and fro.

Nāpuʻukūlua [-puʻu--lua]  placename. lava flows, Kīlauea qd.; hills (3,200 and 3,000 feet high), Honuʻapo qd.; and hills (5,960 and 5,986 feet), Kaʻohe qd., Hawaiʻi. Hills above Pāpōhaku, west Molokaʻi, with hōlua courses (Cooke 119); cinder cones, Kamalō qd., south Molokaʻi. lit., the hills standing [in] twos.

Nāpuʻumaiʻa [-puʻu-maiʻa]  placename. peak (1,870 feet high), Nuʻuanu, Honolulu. lit.: the banana hills.

Nāpuʻuonāʻelemākule [-puʻu-o--ʻelemākule]  placename. coastal hills west of ʻOpihinehe, Kaʻū, Hawaiʻi. lit.: the hills of the old men.

nāpuʻupuʻu [·puʻu·puʻu]  to tie, as in a bundle. redup. of nāpuʻu₁, nāpuʻu₂;

napuupuu  v. To tie up in bundles; to tie up; to make fast for carrying. s. A bundle tied up for carrying. adj. Bundled up; tied up in bundles; fastened by tying.

naredo  s. Eng Nard; spikenard.

Nasavila  var. spelling of Nakawila, Nashville...

Nasawila [nasa·wila]  n. Nashville, the capital of Tennessee. [+]G

Nāsē [·]  n. Nasser. Eng. [+]G

Ka loko ʻo NāsēLake Nasser

Naseka  n. Nazca. Eng. SCI

Ka Una Honua NasekaNazca Plate

natapa  s. Heb Stacte. Gr. A spice. Puk. 30:34.

nau  nvt.
  • to chew, munch, masticate,
  • gnash the teeth;
  • grinder, as of a sugar mill;
  • feed dog on sewing machine that holds cloth at the needle.
  • fig., surly, full of hatred, as eyes.
. cf. mama, to chew without swallowing, as kava. bc [PPn *ŋau, chew in order to extract juice, as sugar-cane]KAV

nau kamuto chew gum

nau pakato chew tobacco

paka nauchewing tobacco

nau  v. To chew; to chank; to gnash with the teeth. Mar. 9:18. To gnash with the eye-teeth or tusks; nau hou i ka ai, to chew the cud. Oihk. 11:3. adj. Chewed over; ground fine, as food thoroughly masticated.

naʻu  n.-poss. mine, belonging to me, for me, by me (singular, a-form). (Gram. 9.11)   bc PCP *na(a)ku.

Naʻu ka puaʻa.Give me the pig.

naʻu  pers. pron An oblique case (auipaewa) of au, first person singular of the pronouns. For me; belonging to me; mine. Gram. § 124.

naʻū  vi. to come, go. (rare.

nāu  n.-poss. yours, belonging to you, for you, by you (singular, a-form). (Gram. 9.11)   bc PCP *naau.

Nāu anei?Is [it] yours? Was it you?

Nāu mai ā naʻu aku.Your turn and then mine.

nau  pers. pron An oblique case (the auipaewa) of the personal pronoun, second person singular of oe. For thee; to thine; thine; belonging to thee, &c. Gram. § 132.

nāʻū₁  same as nānū, gardenia... FLO

nāʻū₂  nvs. pale yellow, as the gardenia; a yellow gardenia. [Pn(MQ) *naakuu, a kind of plant]

nau  s. The name of a bush or tree affording coloring matter in the fruit. Dye or coloring matter of the nau.

nāʻū₃  n. a variety of sweet potato. (HP 142)SWP

nāʻū₄  vi.
  • sighing deeply;
  • to prolong the breath,
  • especially in a children's game at Kona: children would make a prolonged u-sound just at sunset, believing that the sun would not set as long as they held their breath;
  • to play nāʻū.

Hāʻule naoa ka wai a ke kēhau, ke nāʻū kamaliʻi.The water of the kēhau mist falls rippling as the children play nāʻū. (chant for Kamehameha II)

nau  To measure time by the slow respiration of the breath. To hold in the breath; to restrain one's self from breathing. The holding in or restraining the breath; ka hoopaa ana i ka hanu i ka manawa e napoo ai ka la. He nau la kamalii Ke kohi la i ke kukuna o ka la, Pumehana wale ia aina, Aloha wale ke kini o Hoolulu—e.

nāʻū₅  n. variety of fish (no data). FIS

nau  Pain; distress, but of a less degree than hui.

Nāʻū  placename. gulch, Mauna Kea qd., Hawaiʻi. lit.: yellow.

naua₁  pas/imp. of nau, chew... FOO

naua₂  vs. aloof, not cordial, distant, unaccommodating

naua  adj. Cold; distant; unaccommodating; unyielding; angry; aloha ole, konia aole hoolohe mai, aole ou kanaka naua like.

naua₃  vs. slow, tardy.

Naua hoʻi kāu hele ʻana.How slowly you walk.

naua₄  n. a variety of taro. TAR

nauā, nauwā [nau·ā]  n. a secret society formed or revived by King Kalākaua for the study of the ancient Hawaiian religion and manner of living. hale nauā, a place where genealogy was scanned to see whether applicants were related to the high chief and therefore eligible to become members of the royal household. (Emerson) says nauā was the word of challenge addressed to those applying for admission. (Malo 191–2, Emerson note 199–200)

naua  adj. Celebrating the birth or residence of a chief; alaila, kukuluia i hale naua no ke alii; nawai oe e mea naua? owai kou makua naua?

naʻuā, naʻuwā [naʻu·ā]  n. noon. (rare.

naua  s. Noon.

Nauaakeauhaku [Naua-a-ke-au-haku]  n. name of a star or constellation in the Milky way. STA

nauane! [nau·ane!]  interj. on the way! Moving along! (This exclamation is reported to have been said by priests as they carried the images; it is used alone or with the imperative e preceding.)

nau ā wali  masticate (EH)

naue, nauwe  {na- + ue₁} vi.
  • to move,
  • go, proceed
  • rock, sway,
  • shake, tremble; to vibrate;
  • to quake, as the earth;
  • to march;
  • loose and insecure, as a tooth;
  • revolving, as hips in a hula.
. cf. ue₁. [PPn *ŋaue, shake] [ʻOni na kekahi mea ʻano nui.]₁₄WIN HUL

hoʻonaueto cause to shake, revolve, sway, rock; to disturb

Ka ua hōʻoni, hoʻonaue i ka puʻu koʻa.The rain sways in a dance and shakes the coral pile.

iki maila ʻo ia ma haʻi o ka lehu, a naue aku.He stopped by the ashes of the fire; and then went on. (Kuahiwi 76)

Naue i mua.Forward, march.

niho naueloose tooth

No ke aha ʻoe i hoʻonaue mai ai iaʻu?Why have you disquieted me? (1-Sam. 28.15)

naue, nauwe  v. (The first orthography is preferable.) To shake; to move to and fro.

Naue  placename. place near Hāʻena, Hanalei district, Kauaʻi, famous for pandanus trees. (For a song, see Elbert and Mahoe 80-81.). lit.: to move.

naueakeauhaku [naue-a-ke-au-haku]  constellation (EH)

naue i mua!  forward, march! (EH)

naue kaua  marching to war (EH)

nāueue, nauweuwe [·ue·ue]  redup. of naue, move, shake... bc [Ka haʻalulu ʻana. Ke ōlaʻi o ka honua.],₁₃

hoʻonāueueto cause to sway back and forth

naueue  v. see naue. To vibrate; to shake often or violently; to shake, as an earthquake. Mat. 27:51. s. A moving; a vibration; a trembling, as of the earth; o ka nawewe o ka honua, an earthquake.

naʻu e uku  my treat (EH)

nauewai [naue·wai]  n. a variety of sweet potato. SWP

naʻu iho nō  myself (EH)

naʻu kahi  give me some (EH)

nau kamu  to chew gum (EH)

nāʻuke  n. to search for lice, as in hair of person or fur of animal. [Pn(NP) *faa-kule, search head for lice]INS

nauki  {na- + uki} vs. impatient, irritable, cross, vexed.

hoʻonaukicausing irritation; aggravating, annoying, exasperating, provoking

Mai nauki mai ʻoe.Don't be irritable.

nāuki [·uki]  {nā- + uki} vexation, anger; to harass. intensive of nauki;


nauki  v. see uki. To fret; to complain. Hal. 37:8. Hoo. To stir up or excite anger; to cherish ill-will or malevolent feelings.

naukilo [nau·kilo]  n. nautilus. Eng.

nāukiuki [·uki·uki]  redup. of nauki, impatient, irritable... [ʻAno huhū. Ka ukiuki, ka huhū, ka uluhua.],₁₈

hoʻonāukiukiredup. of hoʻonauki; to provoke, annoy

naukiuki  v. see nauki, uki and ukiuki. To be vexed; to be out of temper. Hoo. To provoke. Kanl. 31:29. To vex; to displease; to make one angry. Nah. 14:11. s. Hoo A provocation; a source or cause of anger. 2 Nal. 23:26.

nau kuai  vt. to grind, as one's teeth. BOD

E nau kuai ana ʻo ia i kōna niho i ka nei.He was grinding his teeth last night.

naule  prickly poppy. same as pua kala; (rare.PLA

naule  s. Name of a medicinal plant which forms the medicine called kuakala.

naulia [nau·lia]  pas/imp. of nau, chew... (For. 6:400)

naulia  s. The growling action of a dog while devouring his food; naulia aokaaoka pupuhi ka iwi.

nāulu₁ [·ulu]  nvs. sudden shower; showery; to shower. see ex. haehae₂. [Ka heleleʻi koke ʻana mai o ka ua. He ʻano ua hiki koke mai a haʻalele koke aku. Ka ua heleleʻi wale me ka ʻike ʻole ʻia o kona hiki ʻana mai.],₁₄,₁₇WIN

he ao nāulua shower cloud

Ka ua nāulu o Kawaihae.The sudden shower of Kawaihae. (ON 1588)

naulu  s. Heavy mists; a shower of fine rain apparently without clouds, or a single cloud; he ua kuhao; he ua naulu, he ua uuku ia, he ikaika nae. A thick dense cloud. adj. Dark; thick, as a cloud. Iob. 22:14.

Nāulu₂ [·ulu]  n. sea breeze at Kawaihae, Hawaiʻi; Waimea, Kauaʻi; and Kanaloa, Maui. (UL 100) WIN

Naulu  Name of the sea breeze at Waimea, Kauai.

nāulu₃ [·ulu]  vs. vexed, angry, irritated by being teased or nagged. cf. uluulu₃, frayed, angry. [Ka huhū ʻino.]

hoʻonāuluto provoke to anger by taunting and teasing

naulu  v. see ulu and uluulu. To vex; to provoke. Hoo. To provoke; to displease; to make one angry. Kanl. 9:22.

Nāulu  placename. place, Foster Village subdivision, Hālawa, Oʻahu. Name suggested by Mary Kawena Pukui in 1956. lit.: shower clouds.

Nāulu [-ulu]  placename. forest and picnic area (cut off from the road and partially destroyed by lava flows in 1972), Puna qd., Hawaiʻi. lit.: the groves.

nāuluulu [·ulu·ulu]  redup. of nāulu₁, sudden shower..., nāulu₃, vexed...

nauluulu  v. Intensive of the above. To vex, &c. Hoo. To repeat provocations; to persevere in making one angry, like hoonaukiuki. see also hoouluulu.

naunau₁ [nau·nau]  redup. of nau,
  • to chew, munch, masticate,
  • gnash the teeth;
  • grinder...;
  • to munch one's words and speak indistinctly, mumble.
PPN *ngaungau. [Ka hana o nā niho ma mua o ka moni ʻana.]

naunau lepodirt muncher [insulting term for lōpā, tenant farmers]

naunau  Ka papala ke lele mai. v. see nau, to chew. To chew; to mince in the mouth. To move, as the mouth in the act of eating. To move, as the lips in talking secretly to one's self. Sol. 16:30.

naunau₂ [nau·nau]  same as ʻānaunau₂, mustard plant... [Pn(NP) *nau, a plant (Lepidium sp.)]PLA FOO

naunau  s. see nau, to bite. The name of several acrid plants, as wild horseradish, cresses, pepper-grass, &c.

naunau₃ [nau·nau]  n. shellfish such as Cymatium muricinum, C. gemmatum, C. pileare, Bursa granularis. also ʻānaunau. FIS

naunau lepo  derisive name for farmer (EH)

nau paha la  A phrase expressing the return of a salutation; thine perhaps.

naupaka [nau·paka]  n. native species of shrubs (Scaevola) found in mountains and near coasts, conspicuous for their white or light-colored flowers that look like half flowers. (Neal 819–21) [Pn(CE) *nau-pata, a plant (Scaevola sp.)]PLA FLO

naupaka  s. Nau, to chew, and paka (Eng.), tobacco. The name of a plant.

Naupaka  placename. land section, west Lānaʻi. lit.: Scaevola shrubs.

naupaka_kahakai.jpgborder=0naupaka kahakai [nau·paka kaha·kai]  n. the beach naupaka (Scaevola taccada), a spreading, succulent shrub found on coasts of tropical Asia and some islands of the Pacific. Flowers are white and may be streaked with purple. The berries are white and about 1.3 cm long, looking like hailstones. also huahekili, aupaka (Niʻihau). (Neal 820–1)PLA

naupaka kai [nau·paka kai]  same as naupaka kahakai, the beach naupaka (Scaevola taccada), a spreading, succulent shrub found on coasts... PLA

naupaka_kuahiwi.jpgborder=0naupaka kuahiwi [nau·paka kua·hiwi]  n. all mountain species of naupaka. cf. ʻohe naupaka. (Neal 819–20)PLA

Nauru  n. Nauru. Eng. [+]G

nauwa  var. spelling of hale nauā, a place where genealogy was scanned to see whether applicants were related to AltSpel

nauwā [nau·]  var. spelling of nauā, a secret society formed or revived by King Kalākaua for the study of the ancient Hawaiian religion and manner of living...

naʻuwā [naʻu·]  var. spelling of naʻuā, noon...

nauwe  var. spelling of naue, to move, shake, rock, sway, tremble...

nauwe, nauweu, nauweuwe, nauwewe  v. (naue is preferable.) To shake; to move to and fro. To tremble; to vibrate, as the earth in an earthquake. 1 Sam. 14:15. Synonymous with haalulu. To move away a little; to withdraw from others to a private place; naue aku la ka makaula ma kahi kaawale, a pule aku la. PASS. To be moved. Hoo. To trouble one when quiet. 1 Sam. 28:15. To change one's mind. 2 Tes. 2:2. v. see naue. All these forms are found with the reduplications according to the writer's fancy; but the simple original form is naue, naueue. To shake; to vibrate; to tremble. Hal. 18:7. To be moved or shaken, as nations. Hal. 46:6. To be shaken often. 2 Sam. 22:8. Synonymous with haalulu. Hoo. To cause to shake or tremble. s. see other forms above. A trembling; a shaking; a vibrating.

nauweuwe  var. spelling of nāueue, redup of naue, to move, shake, rock, sway...

nauweuwe  Nauwe Kalalau, poniu ka lawakua.

nāwā₁ [·]  {nā- + wā₃} n. babbling; loud, confusing talk. [Ka hana kuli ʻana ma kekahi ʻano huikau.]

nawa  s. see wa, private talk, and wawa, babbling. Indistinct or confused talk; conversation of double or doubtful meaning.

Nāwā₂ [·]  n. legendary little people. cf. Nāmū, the silent ones.

nawahi3.jpgNāwahī  ioʻa. Joseph Kahoʻoluhi Nāwahī [Iosepa Kahoʻoluhi Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu], nationalist leader, legislator, lawyer, newspaper publisher, and painter. Through his long political service during the monarchy and the important roles he played in the resistance and opposition to its overthrow, Nāwahī is regarded as an influential Hawaiian patriot. (January 13, 1842. Kaimū, Puna, Hawaii - September 14, 1896 (aged 54) San Francisco, California). .

Nāwāhine [-wāhine]  placename. site of ancient fishing village, ʻAnaehoʻomalu Bay, Kona, Hawaiʻi; two brackish wells are here. lit.: the women.

Nāwāhineamakaliʻi [-wā·hine-a-Maka·liʻi]  n. Pleiades. lit., the wives of Makaliʻi. (Kep. 79)STA

Nāwāhīnewāʻa [-wāhīne-wāʻa]  placename. two rocks in the pineapple field east of Puʻukamoʻo, Kaunakakai qd., north Molokaʻi. They are said to be a mother and her daughter who followed the spirit of the husband and father going to ʻUhanelele. They heard a cock crow, turned, and were changed into stones (Cooke 103). It is said that people still leave offerings, such as liquor or money, on the rocks. Alternate names are Makuahinemekekaikamahine (mother and the daughter) and Nāpōhaku-a-Kānea-me-Kanaloa (the stones of Kāne and Kanaloa). see (RC picture preceding page 209). lit.: the foolish women.

Nawahō [nawa·]  n. Navaho, Navajo. Eng.

Mai kumupaʻa mai nei hana a me ka moʻomeheu o ka Lāhui Nawahō.The traditions and culture of the Navajo Nation stem from very ancient times.

na wai?  by whom?, whose? (EH)

nawai  interrog. pron An oblique case of wai, who? For whom? by whom? see Grammar § 158.

nā waihoʻoluʻu ʻokoʻa  contrasting colors (EH)

Nāwaihulili [-wai-hulili]  placename. stream, Hālawa qd., Molokaʻi. lit.: the sparkling waters.

Nāwaimaka [-waimaka]  placename. valley, Waimea, Hawaiʻi. lit.: the tears.

nāwali [·wali]  S  vs. weak, feeble, infirm, limp, frail; weakness, feebleness. cf. hāwali. [PPn *ŋaawari, weak, feeble]

hoʻonāwalito cause weakness; to enfeeble; to feign weakness

ʻO ke anu ka mea hoʻonāwali i ke kino.Cold is what weakens the body.

nawali  v. Na and wali, fine; soft. To be weakly; to be sickly; to be feeble; to be flexible; to be yielding. Hoo. The same. adj. Sickly; weak; feeble.

nāwaliwali [·wali·wali]  S   redup. of nāwali, weak. bc PPN *ngawariwari. [Ka ikaika ʻole. kū i ka nāwaliwali: Ka nāwaliwali. ʻAʻole ikaika.],₁₄,₁₉ILL


nawaliwali  v. see nawali, v. To pine away with sickness; to be weak. Hoo. To be weak; to faint; to relapse; to yield. Kanl. 20:3. To weaken; to make weak; connected with naau, to discourage. Ios. 14:8. With ikaika, to cause one's strength to fail. Hal. 102:23. s. Weakness; want of muscular or mental strength. 1 Sam. 30:10. Infirmity. Luk. 5:15. adj. Weak; want of strength; feeble; sick.

nāwaliwali ke kino  poor health (EH)

nāwao₁ [·wao]  n. a domesticated taro that has gone wild in the forest, (wao). (Kaʻū name). A native taro cultivated in Puna. TAR

Hui aku, hui mai, hui kalo me ka nāwao.Mixed here, mixed there, mixed wild taro with tame taro [utter confusion]. (ON 1127)

nawao  A large red kind of kalo unfit for eating. fig. Used for that which is bad, in the proverbial phrase ke hui nei kalo i ka nawao, the good is joined with the evil; another form is, ua hui aku a ua hui mai kalo i ka nawao.

nāwao₂ [·wao]  same as nākea, a fish. FIS

nawao  s. Name of a species of small fish found in fresh water streams; kiahimanu.

Nāwao₃ [·wao]  same as Mū ʻai maiʻa, a mythical people.

nawawa  v. To shake to and fro. see nawewe and naueue.

Nāwāwaeoʻalika [-wāwae-o-ʻAlika]  placename. land area, Puʻuokali qd., Maui. This may be a new name. lit.: the feet of Alex or the feet of Arctic.

nawe₁  var. spelling of naue, to move, shake, rock, sway, tremble... WIN

ua nawe pakikamoving slippery rain (Kep. 87)

nawe  v. (naue is preferable.) To shake; to move to and fro. v. see naue. To shake; to be agitated.

nawe₂  vi. panting for breath, as after exercise or from illness. (rare.ILL

nawe  To pant for breath, as one dying. To lie a long time near the pains of death, just breathing.

nāwele [·wele]  {nā- + wele₂} nvs. fine, threadlike, small; weak, thin; soft, gentle; tracery; softness, gentleness, as of a voice. PAN

he ʻike nāweleseeing just a little; a slight knowledge

Hele maila ke ʻala o ka hala, māpu maila me ke onaona o ka maile, nāwele maila me ka huʻihuʻi o ka lehua.There comes the fragrance of the pandanus, wafting thither with the soft sweetness of the maile, and with them a trace of the coolness of the lehua.

hoʻonāwelesame as nāwele, fine, weak, soft, gentle...

ma ke kamaʻilio hoʻonāwele ʻanaby speaking softly

nawele  adj. Fine; small, like a thread of a spider's web; ka nawele o kahi ike, small of vision; seeing but little. v. Hoo To be fine; to be small; thin, as a thread. see punawelewele.

nāweo [·weo]  {nā- + weo₁} same as weo₁, red. (rare.

nawewe  var. of nāueue, move, shake...

nawewe  v. see naue. To vibrate; to shake often or violently; to shake, as an earthquake. Mat. 27:51. s. A moving; a vibration; a trembling, as of the earth; o ka nawewe o ka honua, an earthquake. v. see nawe and naue. To rock; to shake; to tremble; to vibrate. s. A shaking; a rocking; an earthquake. see naueue.

Nāwiliwili [-wiliwili]  placename. village, land division, port, stream, bay, and small boat harbor, Līhuʻe district, Kauaʻi. lit.: the wiliwili trees.

Nazarite  s. Heb A Nazarite; a person separated and under a vow. Nah. 6:2.

na    ne    ni    no    nu       -top-


nea    nean    neau    neba    nee    neea    neeh    neei    neek    neem    neen    neeo    neep    neeu    nege    nehe    nehi    neho    nehu    nei    neia    neik    nein    neka    neke    neki    neko    neku    nele    nelu    nema    nemo    nemu    nena    nene    neno    nenu    neo    neon    nepa    nepe    nepu    neu    neue    neun    neva    newa    newe    newi    

ne  if (casual speech)

Ne hakakā ʻoe i kēia manawa...If you were fighting now... (Aniani 170)

nē₁  vi.
  • fretting, teasing or nagging for something;
  • returning persistently, as a thought or desire.
  • murmuring, as the sea;
[Pn(NP) *ŋeŋe, weary] [Ka hoʻoluhi ʻana i kekahi poʻe me ka leo uē e like me ke keiki e hoʻoluhi a namanamu ana paha i kona makua ma ka leo uē wale.]

hoʻonēteasing, fretting, appealing

hone ka leo o ka waiolinasweet, teasing appeal in the sound of the violin

hoʻohuneto wheedle

ne  v. To tease; to fret; to make one cry; to ask for food, as a child, i. e., to cry for it. To be sour; to be sad; to be peevish, as when one is crossed in his plans. To droop; to be sickly; to wither. To murmur; to talk low; to whisper, as the gods or ghosts do; to make low sounds, as the ripples of the sea where there is little surf. adj. Crying; fretting; sickly, as a child.

nē₂  short for nele, lacking, destitute...

e ka , ka malama,without [light] the sun, the moon

nē₃  n. a seaweed. (KL. line 101) SWD

ne  To gnash or grind the teeth; v. Used for nee. see nee.

nea  same as neo, empty, bare, desolated..., ʻōnea, same as nea, desolate... cf. kuānea₁, lonely, forsaken, barren, desolate, dreary... PCP *nea.

nea  v. To sweep off everything, as property from a place; to destroy all; to make a place desolate. see neo and neoneo. Hoo. The same.

neanea [nea·nea]  same as neoneo, ravage..., ʻōneanea, chaos...

neanea  s. Waste land; destitute of food; everything swept off. adj. Lonely; desolate; waste.

neau  var. of niau, moving smoothly, swiftly, silently, peacefully...

Nebaraka [neba·raka]  n. Nebraska; Nebraskan. also Nepalaka. G

neʻe₁  vi.
  • moving along little by little or by fits and starts;
  • to step, march, creep, hitch along;
  • to push along, as work;
  • to squirm.
bc [Pn(NP) *neke, move oneself, edge along, crawl] [Neʻemua: neʻe i mua; holo i mua.]₁₄

hoʻoneʻeto cause to move, shift, hitch along, push ahead

hoʻoneʻe ikaikato push on vigorously

ikehu neʻekinetic energy

Ma ka ʻākau neʻe.To the right, march.

oia neʻe aku i ka hana a pau ke ahojust pushing ahead the work until exhausted

Ua neʻe lāua mai Liliha a Waikīkī.They moved from Liliha to Waikīkī.

nee  v. To move along horizontally; to move off; to hitch along. To move, as a large body; to move from one place to another. 2 Sam. 7:10. To pass along by for inspection, as soldiers. Ios. 7:14. To move, as a mass of people; to remove. 1 Oihl. 17:9. Hoo. To remove; to push out of place; to change the place of a thing. Kanl. 19:14. To remove a landmark. Hos. 5:10. To change, as the mind or opinion. Kol. 1:23.

neʻe₂  vs. soft, decomposed, as fish. cf. melu.[+]

Ua waiho ʻia ka iʻa a neʻe.The fish was left until it decomposed.

neʻe aku  to edge away, move, as to a new house (EH)

neʻealoa [neʻe·aloa]  vi. long-distance dispersal, in science. [+]SCI

neʻe ʻana i ke alahele  traffic (of pedestrians, vehicles) (EH)

neʻe ʻāwīwī  move swiftly (EH)

neʻe heʻe  vi. to creep along, as a child or octopus. lit., octopus hitch.

neehee  v. see nee and hee. Hoo. To hitch along; to move slowly; to approach by degrees.

neʻehope  vi. var. spelling of neʻe hope, to retreat, move backward; to back up, as a car (less used than peki). AltSpel

neʻe hope, neʻehope  vi. to retreat, move backward; to back up, as a car (less used than peki).

hoʻoneʻe hopeto back up, as a car

Hoʻoneʻe hope i ke kaʻa.Back up the car.

neʻe i mua, neʻe mua  vi. to advance, go forward, progress.

hoʻoneʻe muato cause progress

hana hoʻoneʻe muaimprovements [as to property]

neʻekau [neʻe·kau]  vi. migration; to migrate; migratory. lit., move (with the) seasons.

neʻemua  var. spelling of neʻe mua, to advance... AltSpel

neʻe mua, neʻemua  var. spelling of neʻe i mua, to advance...

neʻena  n. movement, moving.

neʻena  n. movement. see holo lola, puʻu neʻena hau.

neʻena pahu paʻi wikiōvideo camera movement

neʻeneʻe₁ [neʻe·neʻe]  redup. of neʻe, moving along little by little... bc [Pn(NP) *neke, move oneself, edge along, crawl] [Neʻe mālie me ka ʻoniʻoni nui ʻana o nā wāwae.]₁₄


neʻeneʻe ā pilito move close by, snuggle

neenee  v. see nee, to move in various ways and in different directions. To draw near or approach, as a marching army. 2 Sam. 10:13. To journey on towards any place. Kin. 12:9. To draw near; to approach one to ask a question. Kin. 18:23. To approach one to show respect and reverence. Kin. 33:7. To go near to one to kill him. 2 Sam. 1:15. To crawl on the hands and knees. NOTE.—This was the ancient manner in which the common people approached the chiefs. To go beyond; to separate one's self from others. To go afar off.

neʻeneʻe₂ [neʻe·neʻe]  n. a native variety of taro. (HP 33), (Whitney). also moi. bc TAR

neʻeneʻe₃ [neʻe·neʻe]  n. a variety of sweet potato. bc SWP

neʻeneʻe ā pili  snuggle (EH)

neʻeneʻeu₁ [neʻe·neʻeu]  redup. of neʻeu, to move, budge...

ʻaʻohe wahi ā neʻeneʻeu maidoes not bestir at all

neʻeneʻeu₂ [neʻe·neʻeu]  stative verb showing superlative or comparative degree. FIS

Ua neʻeneʻeu aʻe ka nui a kēia iʻa i kēlā.This fish is somewhat larger than that one.

neʻe ʻoā  vi. divergent, i.e. spreading, in plate techtonics, in geology. cf. kākele, kuʻi. SCI

palena neʻe ʻoādivergent boundary

neʻepapa [neʻe·papa]  vs.
  • to move as a whole or unit;
  • moving or working together in unison;
  • spreading all over, as a lava flow or vine;
  • combined, united;
  • swarming;
  • flank movement.

he hōʻike neʻepapaa joint report

neʻepapa ka hanajoint action

neʻepapa ka naonaoswarming ants

Neʻepapa ka ulu ʻana o ka maunaloa.The maunaloa vine spreads everywhere.

neʻepapa ka hana  joint action (EH)

neʻe pololei  move straight ahead (EH)

neʻepū₁ [neʻe·]  vi. to move together

neʻepū₂ [neʻe·]  vi. sitting with one leg crossed over the other, as in certain ancient religious ceremonies. (rare.

neʻeu  vi. to move, budge. [Ka neʻe ʻana aku.]₁₁

A kahi hoʻi ka neʻeu o koʻu oho.Never before has my scalp had such a creepy sensation. (song)

ʻAʻohe neʻeu mai ke kāhea ʻia aku.Doesn't budge when called.

Negero  var. spelling of Nekelo, Negro...

negero  s. Eng A negro; a black man; often written nika, but vulgarly.

nehe₁  vi.
  • to rustle, as leaves or the sea;
  • rumbling;
  • groping with the hands, as in searching.
[Ke kani a nā lau maloʻo ke hehi ʻia, me nā ʻiliʻili e poʻi ʻia ana e ka nalu liʻiliʻi ma kahakai. Ke kani ʻana e like me ke poʻi ʻana o ka nalu a i ʻole ka pā ʻana o ka makani i nā lau o ke kumulāʻau.],

nehe lanirumbling of thunder in the sky

nehe  vi. to rustle, as leaves or the sea.

nehe  v. To make a rustling noise, as shuffling the feet or drumming with the fingers; to rumble slightly; to seratch on something capable of making a noise. see nenehe, neneke and kamumu. s. A rustling sound, as in walking; a rumor of a thing done. see nene.

nehe₂  n. taffeta, so called because it rustles (nehe).

nehe laubrocaded taffeta

nehe₃  young plants, just before flowering, are cooked for tea. also , kī pipili. same as kī nehe, (Bidens pilosa) cf. koʻokoʻolau₂. PLA FLO

nehe.jpgborder=0nehe₄  n. native shrubs and herbs (Lipochaeta spp.) in the daisy family, with yellow flowers. (Neal 840) [(FJ) PPn *nefe, plant sp]PLA FLO

nehe  s. A plant having flowers resembling May-weed.

nehe₅  n. some kinds of pond scums (Spirogyra spp.), fine fresh-water algae, consisting of rows of single-celled filaments, each cell containing ribbonshaped spirals. also limu kala wai, līpalaʻō, līpālāwai, palaʻo, pālāwai.

Nehe  placename. point, Wailuku qd., Maui. Lane, Punchbowl, Honolulu. (TM). lit.: rustle.

nehekū [nehe·]  nvi. gaseous condition of the digestive tract, occasionally audible; to belch.

nehenehe [nehe·nehe]  redup. of nehe₁, rustle...

nehenehe  adj. Rustling; scrambling, as many; starting, as a single person.

nehenuʻu [nehe·nuʻu]  n. sound of lightning striking. (rare.

nehi  vs. rotten, moldy, spoiled, as food. FOO

nehi  adj. Rotten; ruined; spoiled; applied to food.

nehi  adv. Yesterday; inahea kou puka ana mai la? I nehi aku la, or i nehi. NOTE.—Nehi is generally followed by nei, and is mostly added to it; as, i nehinei, this past day, i. e., yesterday. see nehinei.

nehinehāuli [nehine··uli]  n. mouse-eared chickweed, a small-leafed weedy herb (Cerastium vulgatum), from Europe. lit., dark nehine.

nehinei [nehi·nei]  loc.n. yesterday (usually preceded by locative particle i and not an article). (Gram. 8.6)   bc [Pn(CE) *i-nanafi, yesterday]

i nehinei a i kēia akuday before yesterday

nehinei  adv. see nehi. Yesterday; the day before the present day; nawaliwali au mai nehinei mai no, I have been unwell since yesterday. It is generally prefixed by i and written as one word, thus, inehinei; it is also sometimes spelled ineihinei. see inehinei. (Gram. 8.6)  

nehinei ā ia lā aku  day before yesterday (EH)

nehiwa  nvi. play language, and to use the play language with order of syllables of most words reversed, as nehiwa from wahine, or as in this example: . also wehiwa.

ʻOhe uʻo kemakema eʻo - (ʻAʻohe oʻu makemake ʻoe).I don't like you.

nehiwa  s. From wahine transposed. Name of a lascivious talk; eia ka olelo hewa hou, o ke kake, o ka nehiwa, o ka okoleke.

nehoa  var. of nahoa, bold, defiant...

nehoa  adj. Hard; strong; bold; able. v. To be strong; to be able; to be bold; to be hard. Hoo. The same. see nahoa. Also, to be impudent to others.

Nehoa  placename. street and place, Makiki, Honolulu. lit.: strong.

nē hoʻohune  wheedle (EH)

nehu  n. anchovy, a fish (Stolephorus purpureus), used for eating and to chum bonito. This name may be qualified by the terms kū lani, maoli, pākiʻi, pala. see ex. pōʻieʻie. [Pn(NP) *nefu, anchovy (Stolephorus sp.)] [He iʻa liʻiliʻi kē‘ia i kīloi ʻia i loko o ke kai i holo mai ke aku.]FIS

nehu  s. The name of a species of fish.

Nehu  placename. place and playground, ʻĀina Haina, Honolulu. lit.: anchovy.

nehunehu [nehu·nehu]  same as lehulehu, multitude, crowd...

nehunehu  s. see lehulehu. A multitude; the mass of people.

nei₁  nvi.
  • to rumble, as an earthquake;
  • sighing, soughing, as of the wind;
  • indistinct sound, as of distant shouting.
bc [Ka nākolo ʻana o ka honua; ke kani ʻana o ka pihe. Ka ʻoniʻoni a ke ōlaʻi. Ke kamumu, ka halulu mamao i ka manawa o ke ōlaʻi.],₁₄,₁₇TAP


Nei akula ka ʻaha leʻaleʻa no kēia poʻe wāhine, no ke ʻano ʻē o lākou kapa.The pleasure gathering was in an uproar about the women and the strangeness of their tapa. (Laie 491 [98])

Ua haʻalulu kuʻu manawa, ua nei nākolo i ke aloha.My heart trembles, reverberating sighs of love. (Laie 521 [120])

nei  v. Similar to nee, but with more energy. To move along with noise or tumult; to rush; a nei aku la i na kumu o ka lani, and he moved the foundations of heaven; e nei nakulu ana ia nei, to move upon in a rush. Hoo. To move, as in a tumult; to shove or urge along. To move; to be forced, as the trees by the wind. To make a confused noise, as a multitude moving together.

  • same as kōʻeleʻele, a seaweed
  • according to (Reed 116), same as limu uaua loli.
bc SWD

nei₃  demon. occurring in several positions with several meanings. nei may be considered a part of the present tense verb marker ke (verb) nei [see ke (verb) nei and (Gram. 5.3)], and of the sequence ua (noun) nei, this aforementioned noun [see ua (noun) nei and (Gram. 8.3.4)]. After directionals and some nouns, nei may indicate past time :

Hele mai nei nō ʻoia. He came here.
i ka pō nei last night
kēia pule aku nei last week
Following nouns and pronouns, nei means 'this' and may indicate affection, as in the common sequences Hawaiʻi nei, this [beloved] Hawaiʻi, and e ia nei or e i nei, you [beloved] who are here. Preposed nei seems to carry both favorable and pejorative emotional connotations: nei ʻāina, this [fine] land, nei maʻi ʻo ka lēpela, this [horrible] disease, leprosy. (Gram. 7.2, 8.3.2)   bc [Pn(NP) *nei, here, near speaker]

nei  adv. When following verbs, nei marks the present time; following nouns, it relates to the present place; as, ke hele nei au, I am going; ma Honolulu nei, at Honolulu here.

neʻi₁  rare var. of neʻe, moving along...

neʻi₂  loc.n. here, this place, local (often preceded by i, ma, o; cf. ʻaneʻi, ʻoneʻi). (Gram. 8.6)  FIS

kānaka lawaiʻa o neʻi neithe fishermen of this place; the local fishermen

No neʻi kaʻu huakaʻi.My journey will be to this place.

nei  s. This place, or time; perhaps it should be classed with adverbs, but it has the attendants of a substantive; aohe akua o nei, there is no god of here, i. e., of this place; ia nei, here abouts, at this place; iho nei, just now, time past. see Grammar § 161. adj. pron For neia or keia, this. No ka la auhau a ke alii nona nei noho ana ma Hawaii huipuia nei, for the tax day of the chief who sits now (as king) over these united Hawaiian (Islands.) E like me nei hana a ke kula nui, like this exercise of the high school.

neia, nēia, neʻia [neia, ·ia, neʻia]  demon. similar to kēia, this, but mostly Biblical. (Gram. 8.3.5)  

o neia manawaof this time

neia  adj. pron This. Synonymous with keia. 1 Oihl. 17:16.

neʻia  var. spelling of neia, this...

nēia  var. spelling of neia, this... bc

nei ke ʻōlaʻi  the earth quakes (EH)

neʻikū [neʻi·]  n. avalanche, rapid fall with great momentum.

He ikaika hiliau ka lani o ka neʻikū.The royal chief is strong in devious ways, swift in movement. (For. 6:381)

neinei [nei·nei]  redup. of nei₁, to rumble, quake.

neʻineʻi₁ [neʻi·neʻi]  same as neʻeneʻe₁, moving along little by little... (rare.


neinei  To slip up; to slip away. see elehei.

neʻineʻi₂ [neʻi·neʻi]  vs. short, small, as clothes; low-lying, squatting; crowded; to shrink, a small bit.


ke hele neʻineʻi neiwalking with very short steps

neʻineʻi ka hanushort of breath

neʻineʻi ka mea i loaʻanot much obtained

neinei  v. see nei. To draw up; to shrink; to contract. To be too short or too small, as clothes. adv. Too short; too low; not fitting, as a garment; moving off; kikenenei.

neʻineʻi₃ [neʻi·neʻi]  same as naʻenaʻe₁, shrubs or small trees. PLA TRE

Neka ʻAilana  placename. same as Necker Island (a new name). lit.: Necker Island.

neke₁  n. a fern (Cyclosorus interruptus) found in many tropical countries, somewhat like the kikawaiō, but only half as large. FER

neke₂  rare var. of nakeke, rattling, rustling...

neke  v. To scratch; to make the noise of scratching, as marking on a board, writing on a slate or rough paper. s. see nakeke. An indistinct rustling sound, as scratching on a rough board; an echo among the hills. see neneke and kawewe.

Nekelana [neke·lana]  n. The Netherlands; Netherlander; Netherlandian. Eng. G

Nekelo, Negero  n. black, Negro. Eng. [Ke kanaka Pāʻele.]

neki₁  n. great bulrush. also ʻakaʻakai, nānaku. (Neal 88)PLA

neki  s. A rush growing beside the water; a bulrush; he akaakai.

neki₂  vs. full, crowded, packed. (rare.

neki  adj. Full, as a room with people; full, as a container; running over; packed in; crowded one against another.

neki₃  vs. akward, unskillful, ignorant. (rare.

neki  Awkward; unskillful; ignorant.

neki₄  n. nursemaid, nurse (Aniani 13)

neko  vs. dirty, filthy; vile-smelling, as perspiration. cf. eko, weko. BAD

hoʻonekoto make dirty, soil

neko  v. To have an offensive smell; to be foul; to be filthy; to emit a stench. s. An offensive smell; a stench; an ill savor. adj. Filthy; bad smelling; pilau, ihuneko.

nekoneko [neko·neko]  redup. of neko, dirty...

nekoneko  s. An offensive smell; a stench; an ill savor. adj. Filthy; bad smelling; pilau, ihuneko.

nekuʻe  vi. to rub back and forth, as the elbow (kuʻekuʻe); angry (rare). cf. nakuʻe.

nele  nvs. lacking, destitute, deprived, needy, wanting, deficient, without; to need; deficit (sometimes followed by a negative without change of meaning: nele nā kānaka i ke kumu ʻole, the people lack a teacher [lit., the people are lacking because no teacher]). cf. ex., goose. cf. hakanele, kā₁. bc [Pn(CE) *ŋere, needy, deprived of] [Loaʻa ʻole, lako ʻole. ʻAʻole nui, ʻaʻole lawa.]₁₂,₁₄,₁₅

He nele ʻāina auaneʻi kākou, e nānā aku ai i kāna.So we'll be lacking land and have to pay attention to what he says [sarcastic].

hoʻoneleto deprive, make destitute; to deny , impeach

Hoʻonele ʻia lāua i ka ʻai.They lacked food. (Nak. 102)

Ka hoʻonele i ke kanaka i kekahi mau pono.The forfeiture by the individual of some rights.

kōkua nelewelfare, i.e. public financial assistance for needy persons

nele  v. To lack; to be without; to be destitute of. To be in want; to be poor. Kanl. 8:9. To be deprived of; to need or want a thing. To be bereaved; to be deprived of. Kin. 43:14. Hoo. To separate or deprive one of his privileges or enjoyments; to suffer loss. To be without, i. e., to be destitute of. Oihk. 2:13. NOTE.—Nele has this peculiarity: it is followed by the name of the thing wanted, and this name is again followed by ole, no, not; as, nele na kanaka o Honolulu i ke kumu ole, the people of Honolulu are without a teacher. The ole in our idiom would be superfluous, but the Hawaiian requires it. s. Want; destitution; bereavement; need. 1 Ioan. 3:17; Kanl. 15:8. see hemahema. adj. Destitute; deprived of; empty. Kanl. 32:28. adv. Destitutely; being without.

neleau [nele·au]  n. the native Hawaiian sumach (Rhus sandwincensis, synonyms R. semilata var. sandwicensis and R. chinesis var. sandwicensis) a shrub or small tree, with light, soft, tough wood. also neneleau. (Neal 525–6)PLA TRE

nele i ka hana  unemployed (EH)

nele loa  destitute (EH)

nele wai  vs. anhydrous, i.e. without water. lit., lack water. cf. ʻanahaidaraside. SCI

nelu  same as nenelu, flabby fat... BOD

nelu  adj. Fat; fleshy; full fed; plump.

nelunelu [nelu·nelu]  same as nenelu, flabby fat... BOD

nelunelu  adj. Fat; fleshy; full fed; plump.

nema  nvt. criticizing; critical; to criticize, find fault, censure. cf. kaʻanema. [Hoʻohalahala, namunamu.],₁₄

hoʻonemasame as nema

nema  v. To rail upon one; to speak evil of; to reproach; to treat with contempt one's views or opinions. see loiloi.

nemanema [nema·nema]  to belittle. redup. of nema; see hula nemanema.

nemanema  v. To rail upon one; to speak evil of; to reproach; to treat with contempt one's views or opinions. see loiloi.

nemo  vs. smooth, smoothly polished, slick; rounded smooth, bare.

hoʻonemoto polish, smooth

Hoʻonemo ka wai i ka pōhaku.The water wears the stone smooth.

nemo  v. To smooth over; to polish; to resemble the smooth skin of a bald head; to be shiningly smooth; e hamo. s. The full protuberant belly of a child.

nemonemo [nemo·nemo]  sleek. redup. of nemo, smooth, smoothly polished, slick; rounded smooth, bare...; [Poepoe me ka loaʻa ʻole o ka puʻupuʻu a pukapuka paha ma luna. Ka paheʻe a me ke kalakala ʻole o kekahi ʻili e like hoʻi me ka ʻili o ke koholā a me ka ʻili o kekahi mau pōhaku kahawai.],₁₇WIN MUS

Nemonemo ka puaʻa i Hāʻupu, e haʻi mai ana he mālie.Bare of clouds is Hāʻupu, telling us it is a calm day. (chant)

nemonemo [nemo·nemo]  vs. bald, 'balahead/bolohead,' as a tire. Niʻihau. see nihoniho. WIN

Ua ʻai ʻia ka nihoniho o ka taea a nemonemo.The tread of the tire was worn bald.

nemonemo  adj. Smooth; smoothly polished; full; large.

nemu  adj. Plump; large; nice; applied to men, women or children, to animals or vegetables.

nemunemu  adj. Plump; large; nice; applied to men, women or children, to animals or vegetables.

nena  same as kīpūkai, a prostrate herb. PLA

nena  s. Takes the article ke. A species of small plant.

nenanena [nena·nena]  var. of lenalena, redup. of lena₁, yellow...

nenanena ʻauwaeyellowed jaws (insult to old men)

nenanena ʻauwae  old age (derisive term) (EH)

nene₁  vi. to stir, show animation, move, as a fledgling. cf. nenene. [PPn *nene, orgasm, sensory pleasure]


nene  To be excited; to be moved, as a company of persons at unexpected news. Laieik. 116.

nene₂  var. of manene₁, shuddery sensation of fear... PCP *nene. [He ʻōlelo laha ʻole no manene.]₁₄

WaiokaneneWater of the cooling sensation. (name of a stream at Waiʻanae, Oʻahu)

nene₃  n. a kind of shellfish. FIS

nēnē₁ [·]  nvi.
  • to chirp, as a cricket;
  • to croak, as a mudhen;
  • crying, as in distress;
  • whimpering, as a sleeping infant
. cf. nē₁, fretting [Pn(EP) *ŋee, squealing or screeching sound]INS

hoʻonēnē₁same as nēnē₁, to chirp, croak, cry, whimper...

nene.jpgborder=0nēnē₂ [·]  n. Hawaiian goose (Nesochen sandvicensis), protected and rare on Maui and in Hawaiʻi uplands (down to 40 at one time and about 1,000 in 1978). The official bird of the state of Hawaiʻi, found in the wild only on the islands of Maui, Kauaʻi and Hawaiʻi. BIR

nene  s. A goose, a species of which is found on the high lands of Hawaii.

nēnē₃ [·]  n. mat pattern: two vertical rows of triangles, with the bases below, and the apices touching the bases above. MAT

nēnē₄ [·]  n. a variety of ʻawa, stems green with dark-green spots also kuaʻea. [(FJ) PPn *ŋeeŋee, shrub sp]PLA

nēnē₅ [·]  same as ʻaiakanēnē, a plant (Neal 803)PLA

nēnē₆ [·]  probably same as nēnē ʻau kai, sea gull BIR

nēnē₇ [·]  nvi. rumor, gossip.

hoʻonēnē kauarumors of war, talk or threats of war (FS 139)

hoʻonēnē₂same as nēnē₇, rumor, gossip...

nene  A visible appearance; a sign of something about to take place. A report; a rumor; a gossip. Mar. 13:7. v. To be on the point of breaking out, as a war.

nēnē₈ [·]  nvi. to be attracted to; cherish, think of, as with affection. cf. hōnēnē, attract...; nēnē hiwa, prized, beloved, precious...

hoʻonēnē₃same as nēnē₈, be attracted to, cherish...

ʻO kānaka Hawaiʻi, he poʻe makeʻe haku, he poʻe nēnē ʻili kapu.The Hawaiian people are people who cherish their lords, people constantly thinking of the sacred skin [of chiefs].

nene  A species of thick grass; mauu, weuweu. O ka mauu nene aala i ke kula o Kanehou Ua like paha—ao i like.

nēnē₉  vi. tropism, i.e. a positive or negative attraction of a plant or sessile animal to a stimulus, in science. [+]SCI

Ike ʻia ka nēnē ʻana o ka pua nānā , huli o ia a hahai i ka mai ka piʻi ʻana i ke kakahiaka a hiki i ka napoʻo ʻana i ke ahiahi.Tropism is evident in sunflowers as the flower turns toward and follows the sun through out the day. (add3)

Nēnē  placename. street, Kalihi Waena, Honolulu, named for the Hawaiian goose. (TM)

nenea  var. of nanea, of absorbing interest...

nenea  v. see nea. To sit together and talk, without care or anxiety or thought for the future; e like me ka ai a laua i poho ai, a o ka mea i nenea palaka ka haupu.

nēnēʻau kai  n. var. spelling of nēnē ʻau kai, sea gull... AltSpel BIR

nēnē ʻau kai, nēnēʻau kai [· ʻau kai]  n. sea gull, rarely seen, so named because of its resemblance to the Hawaiian goose, nēnē. lit., sea-travelling goose.

Na ka Pueokahi ke aloha, nēnē ʻau kai o Maui.Greeting to the Pueokahi [ship], seafaring gull of Maui. (song)

neneʻe  but less used than neʻeneʻe; low-growing, spreading, creeping, as a ground vine. redup. of neʻe, moving along little by little or by fits and starts...

nenee  v. see nee. To draw to; to move along. Isa. 5:19.

Nēnēhānaupō [Nēnē-hānau-]  placename. headland, Airport qd., north Molokaʻi. lit.: goose born [at] night.

nenehe  redup. of nehe₁, to come upon quietly, move stealthily...

nēnē hiwa [· hiwa]  vs. prized, beloved, precious. MUS

He nēnē pūlama ʻia, he nēnē hiwa i ka manaʻo.A cherished beloved one, precious to think of. (chant)

nenehū [nene·]  vs. warped, bent out of shape. cf. , swollen.

nenehu  adj. see nehu. Bending out, as a board; warped.

Nēnēhuakawāwae [Nē·nē·hua-ka-wā·wae]  n. star name (no data). (Kuhelani)STA

Nēnēhua Kea [··hua kea]  n. star name (no data). (Kuhelani)STA

Nēnēhua Uli [··hua uli]  n. star name (no data). (Kuhelani)STA

nenei  same as nanai, difficult to climb; swift...

nenei  adj. Turning the face downwards and the back upwards. Steep, as a hill; he alanui nenei ohope. see also neinei.

neneke₁  vs. shuffling, scratching, thumping sound; to sound thus [Pn(CE) *ŋete, ??]

neneke  s. see neke. Any low confused monotonous noise made by the moving of the feet, drumming with the fingers or scratching on a board. v. see neke. To rustle; to move; to make a noise.

neneke₂  same as nanaka, redup. of naka₁, to quiver, quake, tremble, shake..., naka₂, to crack open, as earth from the heat...; marked in sections, as a turtle's back or breadfruit skin...

nēnēleʻa [··leʻa]  n. joyous, gladness.

nenelea  s. Nene and lea, joy. Joy; gladness. see lealea.

neneleau [nenele·au]  same as neleau, native Hawaiian sumach,,, (KL. line 102) PLA

nenelu  nvs.
  • flabby fat; soft plumpness.
  • soft, as fine, worked-up soil;
  • boggy, marshy, springy, swampy; mire, bog, marsh;
[Ke ʻano o nā ʻāina pulu loa i ka wai; ʻo ia hoʻi ka nāele, ka ʻolokele a me ke ālialia. 1. ʻaʻole miomio loa ke ʻano o ka nānā ʻana me ka hana kohu ʻaila e lewalewa ana ma ka ʻōpū. 2. lalau mai ke kumuhana.]₁₃,₁₄

E mehelu i ka lepo i nenelu i ʻaeʻae.Dig the soil and make it soft and fine. (prayer to Kānepuaʻa)

nenelu  vs. marshy.

nenelu  s. A receptacle of filth; a ditch; a miry place. Iob. 30:19. Mire; mud. 2 Sam. 22:43. Aole nenelu o ka lepo, a he lepo paakiki. Slumpy; miry, as a wet, soft place. adj. Thick, as a board.

nenene₁  nvi. fluttering the wings; contracting the muscles, flexing the muscles, as preparing for exercise.

nenene  v. see nene. To be on the point of doing a thing; to act as a bird about to fly. Hoo. No ka mea, he hoonenene nei lakou e lele iho.

nenene₂  redup. of nene₂, var. of manene₁, shuddery sensation of fear...

nenenepu [nene·nepu]  plural of nenepu, plump...

nenenepu  adj. see nepu and nepunepu. Full in flesh; round; full.

nenepu  redup. of nepu, plump...

nenepu  adj. Fat; full in flesh; plump.

nenewa  redup. of newa, reel, stagger...

nenewa  v. see newa. To be dizzy; to stagger; to reel. s. Dizziness of the head; vertigo.

nenewai [nene·wai]  n. a variety of sweet potato. SWP

nenewe  redup. of newe, plump; filled out...

neno  vt. to question repeatedly.

nenu  var. of nūnū₃, trumpet fish... FIS

nenue₁, nenuwe  n. chub fish, also known as rudder or pilot fish (Kyphosus bigibbus, K. vaigiensis). This name may be qualified by the terms ʻeleʻele, kea, pāʻīʻiʻi, pākiʻikiʻi, uli. Also nanue, enenue, manaloa. see hoe nenue. PNP *nenue. FIS

nenue₂, nenuwe  n. var. of nanue, seaweed. SWD

nenue₃, nenuwe  n. a paddle with a broad blade. (rare.

Nenue  placename. street, ʻĀina Haina, Honolulu. (TM). lit.: pilotfish.

nenuwe  var. spelling of nenue₁, chub fish...

neo  nvs.
  • empty, bare, desolated;
  • nothing, naught;
  • failing, getting nowhere.
. see neoneo, to ravage; chaos... redup. of neo... [ʻAʻohe mea loaʻa.]₁₄

Ahu ka neo!A heap of nothing! Nothing gained or worth anything at all.

hoʻoneoto lay waste, devastate, make destitute; desolation; turning to naught

kahi a ka neoplace of nothing [nothing gained, obtained]

neo  v. To be silent; to be still where had been life and activity. adj. Desolate; empty, as a house or city without inhabitants; solitary, as a path through a wilderness. Kanl. 32:10. s. Hoo Desolation; ruin. Ier. 25:18. An empty space.Iob. 26:7.

neoneo [neo·neo]  redup. of neo, empty, bare, desolated...; to ravage; chaos. bc

Aia ʻike ʻoukou i ka mea ʻino e hoʻoneoneo ai.When you see the abomination of desolation. (Mat. 24.15)

hoʻoneoneoredup. of hoʻoneo, to lay waste, devastate, make destitute (Oihk. 26:32)

neoneo  v. To be silent; to be still where had been life and activity. Hoo. To make silent; to cause to be still, as an assembly; to cause one to say nothing. Oih. 21:40. Used imperatively, hush; silence; no noise. To cause silence by desolation. Mat. 24:15. Hence, to make desolate, as a house, city or country by destroying the people. Oihk. 26:31. Oia ka mea e neoneo ai ka aina i kanaka ole, that is what renders a land desolate without people. To cause to be empty or desolate. Isa. 24:1. adj. Desolate; empty, as a house or city without inhabitants; solitary, as a path through a wilderness. Kanl. 32:10. s. Hoo Desolation; ruin. Ier. 25:18. An empty space.Iob. 26:7.

Nepala  n. Nepal; Nepalese. Eng. G

Nepalaka, Nebaraka  n. Nebraska. G

Nepalaka, Nebaraka [nepa·laka]  n. Nebraska; Nebraskan. G

Nepekune [nepe·kune]  n. Neptune. Eng. STA

nepu₁  vs.
  • plump, full and round in flesh, bulging;
  • swollen, as a stream.
. cf. nenelu, same as nenelu, flabby fat... BOD

hoʻoneputo cause plumpness, swelling; plump

nepu  adj. Round, full and plump, as a fat animal; full in flesh; fat.

nepu₂  vs. gibbous, as the moon. cf. kewe.[+]STA

He mahina nepu māhuahua ʻo Hua.Hua is a waxing gibbous moon.

mahina nepu māhuahuawaxing gibbous moon

mahina nepu manonowaning gibbous moon

nepue  var. of nepu, plump... BOD

nepue  adj. Round, full and plump, as a fat animal; full in flesh; fat.

nepunepu [nepu·nepu]  chubby. redup. of nepu, plump, full and round in flesh, bulging; swollen, as a stream... [Ka puʻipuʻi a ʻano momona paha. Ka momona a me ka poepoe.]₁₀,₁₇BOD

nui nepunepularge and plump

nepunepu  adj. Round, full and plump, as a fat animal; full in flesh; fat.

nepunepulike  adj. The same rotund size throughout.

nēʻū  n. cooked and unpounded taro. also kalo paʻa, kuala, kūpuʻu. TAR

neu  adj. Fat; fleshy; plump; fair; spoken in reference to animals; fat, as beef.

Neue  placename. bay at Waipiʻo qd., Hawaiʻi.

neʻuneʻu [neʻu·neʻu]  same as nepunepu, chubby... (rare.

neuneu  adj. Fat; fleshy; plump; fair; spoken in reference to animals; fat, as beef.

Nevada  var. spelling of Newaka, Nevada...

newa₁  n. war club, cudgel, policeman's club; fluted stone, as held in the hand as a stone club; fluted stone inserted in one end of a war club or dagger, as the pāhoa.

newa  s. A staff; a cane; a cudgel; a war stick; laau kaua.

newa₂  nvi. to reel, stagger; dizziness, vertigo; dizzy. [PPn *newa, aimless, wandering]ILL


newa  v. To reel; to stagger, as one drunk; to walk as one who has been drinking hola. To be dizzy, as one under the influence of vertigo. see nenewa.

newa₃  vi. to pass, of time. cf. kūnewa.[+] [Ka hala loa ʻana o ka manawa.]

I loko o kēlā au kahiko i newa akula.In those ancient days passed.

Newa₄  a constellation, probably the Southern Cross. STA

Newada  n. Nevada; Nevadan. also Newaka. G

Newaka, Newada, Nevada  n. Nevada. G

Newaka, Newada  n. Nevada; Nevadan. G

newanewa [newa·newa]  redup. of newa₂, to reel, stagger... ILL

newanewa  s. A vertigo; a dizziness in the head; ka newanewa ma ka pouli i ka ua. adj. Reeling; staggering; intoxicated; having a vertigo.

newe₁  vs. plump; filled out, full, as a pregnant woman; billowy, as a cloud; moving, as a current. [Pn(MQ) *newenewe, fat (of person)]WIN BOD

newe  v. To suffer; to be in pain from fullness of the stomach. To be large, round and full, as a child's abdomen. To be full, as one who has eaten too much.

Newe₂  var. of Newa₃, a constellation... STA

newe  To be fickle-minded.

Newenewe [newe·newe]  same as Newe₂, a constellation... PCP *newenewe. STA

newenewe  v. see newe. To be swelled unnaturally, as the belly of a child from over eating; newenewe ka hua; to be round, smooth and plump; to look sad; to feel sad. adj. Plump; full, as an ear of corn in the husk, or as a round, full grown fruit; plump; full, as a pregnant female; aohe newenewe o ka hua, he malili, the fruit is not full grown, it is stinted; newenewe ka opu. adj. Plump; round; thick, as a cloud in the horizon; he ao newenewe, a thick cloud near the sea.

newenewewe₁ [newe·newewe]  redup. of newe₁, plump... [Pn(MQ) *newenewe, Fat (of person)]

newenewewe₂ [newe·newewe]  exclamation of maika players as they cheer the rolling stone.

newenewewe  s. The exclamations of people when they play at maika, while the stone is rolling and they cheer it on.

newenewewe₃ [newe·newewe]  n. a kind of fish (no data). FIS

newewe  same as newenewewe, redup. of newe₁, plump... FIS

Newisa  n. Nevis. Eng. [+]G

Kana Kiti me NewisaSaint Kitts and Nevis

na    ne    ni    no    nu       -top-


nia    niag    niak    nian    niao    niap    niau    nie    niel    nien    niha    nihe    nihi    niho    nii    niih    nika    nike    niki    niko    niku    nile    nilu    nina    nini    nino    ninu    nio    nioe    nioi    niok    niol    nion    nipe    nipo    nipu    nisu    nita    nite    niu    niua    niue    niuh    niui    niuk    niul    nium    niun    niuo    niup    niuw    

-nia  pas/imp. suffix. see ʻaihuenia, kuhinia, manoninia, walania. (Gram. 6.6.3)   PPN *-ngia.

nia  vs. smooth, round, bald; calm, as a smooth sea. see also nie₂. [Pn(CE) *nia, smooth: *ni(q)a]

hoʻoniato make smooth and even, as in carving; to remove all vestige of vegetation

poʻo niabald head

nia  adj. Bald; baldheaded; round and smooth, as a bald head.

niʻa  nvt. malicious gossip or accusation; slanderous; to accuse falsely or by trapping, malign.

Niagara  var. spelling of Niakala, Niagara...

Niakala, Niagara [nia·kala]  n. Niagara. Eng. G

Niakala, Niagara  n. Niagara. G

nīane [·ane]  n. neon. Eng. SCI

niania [nia·nia]  redup. of nia, smooth...


niania  s. see nia. A smooth surface; a calm and smooth sea. A baldheaded person. adj. Calm; quiet; smooth, as the unruffled sea; hence, Shining; reflecting light. Smooth; shorn close, as the head. see maniania.

niʻaniʻa [niʻa·niʻa]  redup. of niʻa, malicious gossip or accusation... [Ka ʻōlelo kūamuamu, ka ʻōlelo hōʻino, ke kekēue ʻana. He ʻōlelo ʻawaʻawa a pupuka no haʻi ma ke ʻano e ʻimi ana e hanaʻino aku iā ia.]₁₁,₁₄

E ʻimi ana e hopu i kekahi mea no loko mai o kona waha, i niʻaniʻa ai lākou iāiaseeking to catch something from within his mouth with which they might accuse him. (Luka 11.54)

niania  v. To accuse falsely; to accuse by trapping. Luk. 11:54. To accuse and bring no evidence. Luk. 23:14. To seek occasion against one; to condemn one unheard. Reproach; blasphemy; a false accusation. He poe niania wale, false accusers. 2 Tim. 3:3.

nianiape₁ [nia·niape]  redup. of niape, long, extended...

nianiape₂ [nia·niape]  vs. bending, arching.

nianiape  adj. see niape. Bending; arching; stretching out long.

nianiau [nia·niau]  var. of niniau, redup. of niau, moving smoothly...

hoʻonianiauvar. of hoʻoniniau

hoʻonianiau i ka naʻauaoquiet, persistent pursuit of knowledge

nianiau  adv. Hoo Straightly, as one's course in moving; holo, e hooniau, bele hoonianiau lau konale waho. adj. Straight; pololei.

niʻaniʻau [niʻa·niʻau]  Niʻihau. same as kupukupu; cf. ʻōkupukupu, ferns. FER

nianiele [nia·niele]  var. of nieniele, investigate...

nianiele  v. see niele. To ask with surprise; to seek for information by asking to ascertain the facts of a case.

nīao₁ [·ao]  n.
  • edge, as of a canoe (FS 143);
  • groove;
  • rim, as of a bowl.
  • groove;
[Pn(CE) *niao, gunwale of canoe, rim, edge (of tool): *ni(i)ao]CAN

niao  An edge; a groove; a projection. The brim of a container, as a box, barrel, tub, &c. Any substance with prominent corners.

nīao₂ [·ao]  nvi. mewing, purring

nīao₃ [·ao]  nvi. stretching up, as by one standing on tiptoe.

niao  A standing with the head and ears erect.

nīao₄ [·ao]  n. sharp edge of a knife blade. TOO

niao  s. The sharp edge or corner of a board, or the middle of a cocoanut leaf. The middle fibre of a cocoanut leaf.

niape  vs. long, extended, as a pole. (rare.

niape  adj. Long.

niau  vi.
  • moving smoothly, swiftly, silently, peacefully;
  • flowing or sailing thus;
  • to pass on,
  • glide.
[Ka holo ʻana me ka hāmau a me ka ʻoniʻoni ʻole iki. Holo mālie.],₁₄MUS

he ʻale niaua moving billow

hoʻoniaufollowing swiftly and silently; continuing; prolonging; copying, imitating

Hoʻoniau akula ka makāula i kāna pule ʻana.The prophet continued on and on with his prayer.

Niau aku nei ma ka Penekia.Swiftly sailing away on the Benicia. (chant)

Ua niau ke kapu.The taboo has passed.

niau  v. To sail easily; to sail genteelly. adj. Easy sailing.

nīʻau₁  n. midrib of coconut leaf or frond; rib of an umbrella; coconut-leaf midrib or ʻilima rod used as a taboo marker at end of a hālau; groove. fig., tall, thin person. cf. akenīʻau. [Pn(CE) *nii-kau, coconut frond]CN

niau  s. see niao. The stem of a cocoanut leaf. The whale-bone or wood of an umbrella; he iwi ha. He aki niau.

nīʻau₂  n. ramrod

nīʻau₃  n. billow. (rare.

nīʻau₄  n. diseases. see below.

nīʻau₅ [·ʻau]  n. nut, as on an ʻukulele or guitar. Niʻihau. see ʻukulele. MUS

nīʻau liʻiliʻihead nut

nīʻau nuibridge

nīʻau hōlua [nīʻau ·lua]  n. name of a disease (no data).

nīʻau kāhili [nīʻau ·hili]  n. broom made of coconut-leaf midribs tied together at one end. also pūpū nīʻau. CN

nīʻau kani  n. a true jew's harp, made of a thin strip of wood, about 10 cm long and 2.5 cm wide, with a coconut midrib (nīʻau) or bamboo strip lashed lenghtwise; played something like the ʻūkēkē. Kamehameha's return from Oʻahu to Hawaiʻi was called ka nīʻau kani because of the sound of the wind rustling the feathers of the many kāhili escorting him. lit., sounding coconut midrib. cf. ʻūkēkē. CN MUS

nīʻaukani [·ʻau·kani]  n. Jew's harp. MUS

niaukani  s. Niau, cocoanut leaf stem, and kani, to sound. A kind of rude jewsharp made of the stem of a cocoanut leaf; he ukeke.

nīʻau [·ʻau ]  n. ray, i.e. one of the bony spines supporting the membrane of a fish's fin. lit., fin midrib. FIS

Niʻaupala [Niʻau-pala]  placename. fishpond, Hālawa qd., south Molokaʻi. lit.: yellow coconut-leaf midrib.

nīʻaupiʻo [nīʻau·piʻo]  n. offspring of the marriage of a high-born brother and sister, or half-brother and half-sister. lit., bent coconut midrib, i.e., of the same stalk. [He ʻano kūlana aliʻi e loaʻa mai ana mai loko mai o ka moe pū ʻana o ke kaikuahine aliʻi kiʻekiʻe me ke kaikunāne aliʻi kiʻekiʻe. Moe nīʻaupiʻo: Ka moe ʻana o kekahi aliʻi kiʻekiʻe me kona hoahānau ponoʻï i loaʻa mai he keiki i kiʻekiʻe pū ke kūlana.]₁₄,₁₀CN

niaupio  s. Niau and pio, a chief of the highest grade. A superior or highest chief; a kapu chief; he alii kapu, he alii moi. Literally, it applies to the child of two high chiefs, i. e., father and mother both high chiefs. see kupa ai au, a child who enjoys, eats the land; au, region.

nīʻau pūlumi [nīʻau ·lumi]  n. broom straw. lit., broom (Eng.) coconut-leaf midrib. CN

nīʻau ʻūkēkē [nīʻau ʻū··]  same as nīʻau kani, a true jew's harp, made of a thin strip of wood... MUS

nīʻau wāwae kahi [nīʻau ·wae kahi]  same as kākaiawī, ancient name of a disease, the symptoms of which suggest appendicitis in various stages...

nie₁  short for nīele, to keep asking questions, inquisitive, curious...

Nie au, Moala, ʻehia inu ʻawa ?I asked with curiosity, Moala, how many kawa drinkers? (PH 121)

nie₂  var. of nia, smooth, round, bald; calm, as a smooth sea...

nīele [·ele]  nvs. to keep asking questions; inquisitive, curious, plying with frivolous questions (often used in pejorative sense, as of a busybody asking things that do not concern him); to quiz, pump; question. As an exclamation of annoyance: you are too inquisitive! Who cares to answer your questions! [Ka nīnau ʻana ma ke ʻano he mahaʻoi.]

hoʻonīelequestioning, especially by leading up indirectly rather than directly; quizzing; curious; curiosity

nīele [·ele]  vs. curious. also pena.

niele  v. To ask; to inquire; to put questions to another; to ask questions generally. s. A question; a proposition; a problem to be solved. A questioner; an inquirer.

nā nīele e pili ana  relevant questions (EH)

nienie [nie·nie]  vs. sheer and smooth, as a cliff.

Ka piʻina nienie o Haʻaheo.The sheer ascent of Haʻaheo.

nieniele [nie·niele]  to investigate. redup. of nīele;

nieniele  v. see niele and nianiele. To ask questions repeatedly; to ask about this and that; a nieniele mai la na kanaka i ke ano o ia mea, the people asked frequently the meaning of this thing (an eclipse.)

niha  same as kamaniha, cross.

niha  adj. Rude; rough; harsh; unsocial; wild, &c.; tight in a bargain. see the compound kamaniha.

nihaniha [niha·niha]  redup. of niha, cross...

nihaniha  adj. Rude; rough; harsh; unsocial; wild, &c.; tight in a bargain. see the compound kamaniha.

nīheu [·heu]  n. fancy or unusual style of hair dressing. BOD

Nīheu  trickster demigod, younger brother of Kana, described as kolohe (mischievous) and maka kaha (mean-eyed). (PH 114)

niheu  s. A person whose hair as in ancient times was fancifully fixed; he kanaka maoli no, o ka lauoho nae o Niheu.

nihi₁  nvs. edge, brink, rim, border; sideways, on edge, steep. also lihi. cf. kūnihi₁, steep, sheer..., kūnihi₂, ridge, as of a precipice... [Pn(NP) *nifi, thin, sharp]

nihi₂  vs.
  • stealthily, quietly, softly, unobtrusively, carefully;
  • creeping silently and softly, as on tiptoe;
  • difficult or precarious of passage, as a trail along a precipice;
  • circumspect, prudent, with careful observance of taboos, with discrimination.
[Pn(CE) *nifi, move stealthily] [Ka hele mālie loa 'ana i ʻole e lohe 'ia.]FLO

E nihi ka hele i ka uka o Puna, mai ʻako i ka pua, o lilo i ke ala o ka hewahewa.Circumspect (or prescribed) the voyage inland of Puna, do not pick flowers or be led to the paths of wrongness. (PH 31) cf. (ON 360)

hele nihito proceed with caution and diplomacy

noho nihito act with caution, diplomacy

nihi  v. To walk very softly and carefully, as on tip-toe; to creep quietly and softly. Laieik. 96. To turn sideways on entering a house. To abstain from doing certain things through fear of offending the gods. To do a thing quietly, silently or secretly, i. e., unseen by others. E hoopono ka hele i ka uka o Puna, E nihi ka hele, mai hoolawehala, Mai noho a ako i ka pua o hewa, O inaina ke akua, paa ke alanui, Aole ou ala e hiki aku ai. adv. Carefully; quietly; o ka hana palanehe ole, o ka lawe nihi. see kunihi.

nihia  pas/imp. of nihi₂, stealthily, quietly...

nihi ka hele  lurk, to move quietly, to walk slowly, quietly (EH)

nihina  same as nihi₁, edge, brink, rim, border..., nihi₂, stealthily, quietly, softly...

Nihina ka hele a ka makani.The wind goes quietly.

nihinihi₁ [nihi·nihi]  fastidious, overly strict, finicky, decorous, dainty. also lihilihi. redup. of nihi₂, stealthily, quietly, softly, unobtrusively, carefully... see noho lihilihi.

ʻai hoʻonihinihito pick at food, as a finicky person; to eat with careful observance of taboos


nihinihivery severe taboo day

nihinihi₂ [nihi·nihi]  redup. of nihi₁, edge, brink, rim, border... [Ka hiō ʻana, kokoke kū pololei i luna. Nihi, kūnihi, laumania; pili hoʻi i ka pali i paʻakikī ka piʻi ʻana a me ka iho ʻana ma muli o ka nihinihi, e like hoʻi me nā pali ma Koʻolau poko ma Oʻahu.],,₁₃

nihinihi  s. Anything standing on the edge; the sharp ridge of a mountain; the corner of a square piece of timber; the corner of a table, &c. adj. Standing up on edge; narrow ridged, as a mountain sharp at the top; difficult; strait; narrow edged.

nihipali [nihi·pali]  n. a kind of fish (no data). FIS

Nihipali [Nihi-pali]  placename. place, Wilhelmina Rise, Honolulu. lit.: cliff edge or creeping [along the] cliff (as referring to rain).



see below...

  niho₁ - tooth; toothed; biting, of the teeth; nipper, as of an insect; ....
      niho ʻaki - front teeth, incisors; nippers of insects. lit., biting teeth.
      niho ʻawa - poisonous fang or tooth, as of a centipede.
      niho ʻelepani - elephant tusk, ivory.
      niho hoʻokomo - false tooth.
      niho hou - new tooth
      niho huʻi - toothache; having a toothache.
      niho kahi - single-toothed, having one tooth remaining; a general term for old age.
      niho kaʻi₁ - aching tooth or teeth. lit., leading tooth, i.e., it draws the attention.
      niho kaʻi₂ - stones set in a row, as in a fence.
      niho kekē - exposed teeth
      niho kepa - boar's tusk. Niʻihau.
      niho keu - protruding, uneven tooth. lit., extra tooth.
      niho kīlou - claws of a crab. lit., hook tooth.
      niho kuʻi - false tooth.
      niho lena - yellow tooth; yellow-toothed, said derisively of the old.
      niho mauole - worn teeth, a figurative term for a chief who has outlived his usefulness. (Malo ....
      niho mole - gap in a row or series, as left by a missing tooth; notch; worn ....
      niho naue - loose tooth.
      niho ʻoki - shark's-tooth knife, as used for wood carving and cutting hair. lit., cutting tooth.
      niho ʻole - toothless
      niho palaka - prong of electrical plug. lit., plug tooth.
      niho palaoa - whale tooth, whale-tooth pendant, a symbol of royalty.
      niho peku - new tooth appearing in the gums; bud shooting from the ground.
      niho pōhaku - interlocking stones (see niho).
      niho popo - decayed tooth.
      niho puaʻa - pig tusk, especially that worn as an ornament. Fig. young ʻawa sprout.
      niho puʻu - buckteeth.
          ʻai pala niho - lit., to eat tooth tartar.
          ʻā niho loa - a small fish (no data).
          haʻakekē niho - to expose teeth (scold)
          hoʻokekē niho - scold, to expose teeth.
          ʻiʻo pale niho - gums. lit., tooth-protecting flesh.
          kauka hoʻopololei niho - orthodontist. lit., doctor (who) straightens teeth.
          kauka niho - dentist. lit., tooth doctor.
          kauna palaki niho - toothbrush holder. lit., toothbrush placement.
          kekē niho - surly, cross, cranky, violently rude, needlessly and unbearably ....
          lāʻau ʻōhikihiki niho - toothpick. lit., stick to pick teeth.
          lapa niho - alveolar, in linguistics. lit., tooth ridge.
          lei niho palaoa - same as lei palaoa, ivory pendant...
          lopi niho - dental floss; to floss one's teeth. lit., thread (for) teeth.
          mania ka niho - teeth set on edge
          nīoi niho puaʻa - a chili pepper about 8 or 10 cm long and curved like a hog's tusk. lit., hog-tusk ....
          ʻōhiki kauka niho - dentist's pick, probe.
          ʻōhiki niho - toothpick.
          ʻōhiʻu niho - toothpick. lit., probe tooth.
          ʻōhua niho nui - young, probably of ʻāwela, a fish. lit., big-toothed young.
          pae niho - row of teeth.
          palaki niho - toothbrush.
          pala niho - tartar of the teeth.
          papa niho - row of teeth, set of teeth; jaw, bridge for false teeth.
          pauka holoi niho - toothpaste.
          pauka niho - toothpaste.
          pine niho puaʻa - hog's tooth pin. Formerly also called pine hoaka. lit., pig tooth pin.
          poho palaki niho - toothbrush container, usually made of plastic.
          poho pauka niho - toothpaste tube. Niʻihau.
          puka ka niho - teethe
          puka niho - tooth cavity.
          puka niho - cavity in a tooth, caries.
          wili niho - dentist's drill. lit., tooth drill.
  niho₂ - tapa or mat patterns, always followed by qualifiers; see: ....
  niho₃ - to have whitecaps.

niho₁  nvs.
  • tooth; toothed; biting, of the teeth;
  • nipper, as of an insect;
  • octopus beak;
  • Aristotle's lantern, of a sea urchin;
  • claw, as of crab;
  • tusk;
  • stones set interlocking, as in a wall;
  • cog.
. see nihomanō, a tapa design. lit., shark tooth... bc [(AN) PPn *nifo, tooth]CRA BOD

hoʻonihoto lay stones interlocking; to set stones, as in a fence

Hoʻonoho niho ʻia.The stones are set [as in a fence].

Mai hana wale aku ʻoe Keʻoi, he niho.Don't act indiscriminately toward Keʻoi, he has teeth! [He is dangerous, as in sorcery.].

niho o kāna pale kauathe bosses of his bucklers (Ioba 15.26)

Puka ka niho o Laʻakea.Laʻakea is getting his teeth.

niho  n. tooth. see kauka hoʻopololei niho, wili niho, ʻōhiki kauka niho. BOD

nau kuai i ka nihoto grind the teeth

puka nihocavity in a tooth, caries. cf. haka waha

n. dental, in linguistics. LNG

niho  v. To bite with the teeth; to indent; to set in like teeth; to lay a stone wall in a bank of earth. s. A tooth. Puk. 21:27. The tooth of an animal, especially a whale's tooth; e malama i ka niho palaoa, take care of the niho palaoa (an ornament made of a whale's tooth.) see palaoa. Niho elepane, elephant's tooth, i. e., ivory. 2 Oihl. 9:17. O ka niho mano ko Hawaii nei mea e ako ai i ka lauoho, a shark's tooth was the Hawaiian instrument for cutting the hair.

niho₂  n. tapa or mat patterns, always followed by qualifiers; see:
    niholiʻiliʻi, a tapa design. lit., small teeth or notches...
    nihomanō, a tapa design. lit., shark tooth...
    nihowilihemo, design on Niʻihau mats consisting of a series of pointed notches, called kulipuʻu elsewhere. lit., twisting loose tooth...

niho₃  vs. to have whitecaps. see ʻale kuakea.

Ua niho ke kai i nehinei.The sea had whitecaps yesterday.

nihoa₁  toothed, serrated, notched, jagged, sharp; firmly imbedded and interlocked, as stones in a fence. pas/imp. of niho;

Nihoa ka pali.Toothed is the cliff.

Nihoa₂  n. name of an island between Kauaʻi and Midway.

pākū ka pali o Nihoa i ka makani.The cliff of Nihoa stands as a bulwark against the wind. [said of one bravely facing misfortune]. (ON 1924)

Nīhoa [·hoa]  Nīhoa, the island. Niʻihau. ʻainohu Nīhoa. Nīhoa finch (Telespiza ultima).

Nihoa  s. see Niihoa one of the islands.

Nihoa  placename. coastal land section, Kaunakakai qd., north Molokaʻi. (Summers 196) Waterfront area in downtown Honolulu formerly owned by Kaʻahumanu and named by her in honor of her visit to Nihoa Island (Ii 166). The island is the highest of the Northwestern (Leeward) Hawaiian Islands and the one nearest the main islands. It has a maximum elevation of 910 feet and an approximate area of 0.25 square miles. Discovered by Captain Douglas of the British ship Iphigenia on March 19, 1789, it was annexed to Hawaiʻi in 1898 and is now a part of the City and County of Honolulu. Kenneth P. Emory (1928) tells of 66 house sites on the island. Small stone images from there are in the Bishop Museum. The famous chant, "Ka Wai a Kāne," mentions the island (UL 257-259). (Bryan, 1942: 167-170; PH X-XII; (RC 253)) see Mauloku. lit.: firmly set.

niho ʻaki  n. front teeth, incisors; nippers of insects. lit., biting teeth. INS BOD

niho ʻawa  n. poisonous fang or tooth, as of a centipede.

nihoawa  adj. Niho, tooth, and awa, poisonous. Poison toothed, as some animals inclined to bite; poisonous; corroding.

niho ʻelepani [niho ʻele·pani]  n. elephant tusk, ivory. (Hoik. 18.12) ANI

niho hoʻokomo [niho hoʻo·komo]  n. false tooth. also niho kuʻi. BOD

niho hou  new tooth (EH)

niho huʻi  nvs. toothache; having a toothache. ILL

nihohui  s. Niho and hui, pain. The toothache; a pain in a tooth.

niho kahi  nvs. single-toothed, having one tooth remaining; a general term for old age. BOD

nihokahi  s. lit. One tooth. One tooth remaining, a term for old age; he haumakaiole, he palalauhala.

niho kaʻi₁  n. aching tooth or teeth. lit., leading tooth, i.e., it draws the attention. BOD

nihokai  s. A painful affection of a tooth; the toothache. see nihohui.

niho kaʻi₂  n. stones set in a row, as in a fence.

niho kekē  exposed teeth (EH)

niho kepa  n. boar's tusk. Niʻihau. ANI

niho keu  n. protruding, uneven tooth. lit., extra tooth. BOD

niho kīlou [niho ·lou]  n. claws of a crab. lit., hook tooth. CRA

nihokōmaka [niho··maka]  n. a kind of fish (no data). FIS

niho kuʻi  n. false tooth. also niho hoʻokomo. BOD

niho lena  nvs. yellow tooth; yellow-toothed, said derisively of the old. BOD COL

niholiʻiliʻi [niho-liʻi·liʻi]  n. a tapa design. lit., small teeth or notches. TAP

nihomanō [niho-manō]  n. a tapa design. lit., shark tooth. TAP FIS

niho mauole [niho mau·ole]  n. worn teeth, a figurative term for a chief who has outlived his usefulness. (Malo 201, Emerson note). A class of chiefs. (AP)

nihomauole  s. Name of an office in the king's train.

niho mole  nvs.
  • gap in a row or series, as left by a missing tooth;
  • notch;
  • worn smooth, as teeth of a saw.

He iʻa lapuwale, he pāpaʻi niho mole.A worthless sea creature, a crab with missing claw. (hula song)

nihomole  s. Niho and mole, smooth. A gap in a row or series; a broken place; places open here and there. adj. Not regular; open; toothless.

niho naue  n. loose tooth. BOD

nihoniho₁ [niho·niho]  nvs. set with teeth, as a saw; toothed, notched, jagged, serrated; scalloped, as lace; scalloped, as potatoes; scallops, notches. cf. huila nihoniho. PPN *nifonifo. TOO

hoʻonihonihoto make into a toothed, scalloped, notched design; to make teeth; to carve an irregular notched edge

nihoniho  adj. Set with teeth, as a saw; projecting; stretching out; rough; full of protuberances.

nihoniho₂ [niho·niho]  n. tread, as on a tire. Niʻihau. see nemonemo. CAR

Nihoʻoawa [Niho-ʻoawa]  placename. gulch, Hālawa qd., south Molokaʻi. lit.: tooth gulch.

niho ʻoki  n. shark's-tooth knife, as used for wood carving and cutting hair. lit., cutting tooth. TOO

niho ʻole  toothless (EH)

niho palaka  n. prong of electrical plug. lit., plug tooth. see palaka, puka uila.

palaka niho koluthree-pronged plug

palaka niho luatwo-pronged plug

nihopalaoa.jpgborder=0niho palaoa  n. whale tooth, whale-tooth pendant, a symbol of royalty. [He ʻano wehi o ke au kahiko i hana ʻia i ka nui o ka manawa me ka niho o ke koholā, akā, i ke au hou o kākou, he hana pū ʻia me ka lāʻau a mea ʻē aʻe paha.]₁₄

nihopalaoa  s. see niho and palaoa, an ivory ornament. An ornament worn pendulous from the neck, made from the ivory of the walrus or sea elephant; originally it was an ornament worn only by high chiefs.

niho peku  n. new tooth appearing in the gums; bud shooting from the ground. (Malo 199)

niho pōhaku [niho ·haku]  n. interlocking stones (see niho).

Pau i ka nōhāhā niho pōhaku i pani ʻia.The interlocking stones that had dammed [the stream] were torn apart. (For. 5:513)

nihopopo [niho·popo]  n. a variety of sweet potato. SWP

niho popo  n. decayed tooth. ILL

niho puaʻa  n. pig tusk, especially that worn as an ornament. fig. young ʻawa sprout.

nihopuʻu [niho·puʻu]  n. a taro cultivar. (TC 4)TAR

niho puʻu  n. buckteeth. BOD

nihowilihemo [niho-wili-hemo]  n. design on Niʻihau mats consisting of a series of pointed notches, called kulipuʻu elsewhere. lit., twisting loose tooth.

niʻi  vs. salt-encrusted, as one exposed to sun and sea. cf. uāniʻi.

niihau.jpgborder=0Niʻihau₁  n. name of one of the Hawaiian Islands; an inhabitant of Niʻihau Island. see saying, kīkū.

Niihau  s. Name of one of the Hawaiian Islands, south-west of Kauai.

Niʻihau  placename. island in Kauaʻi County, 18 miles long, 6 miles wide, with an area of 73 square miles and a 1970 population of 237. Major village is Puʻuwai. Poetic: see , ʻulu. (UL 212.)

Niʻihau₂  n. a variety of uhi, yam. SWP

nika₁  nvs. nigger, black, blackness, blackened; a term of derision for a marble player who misses a shot. see ex. kūloku. Eng. SPO

keaka nikaminstrel show

nika  adj. Black; deep blue; dark colored. s. The vulgar orthography for negero, as nigger is in English for negro; a black man.

nika₂  same as māikoiko, a variety of sugar cane. SUG

nika₃  n. a variety of sweet potato; sometimes qualified by the terms ʻeleʻele, keʻokeʻo, nui. also pāʻele. SWP

nikala  n. nickel, the metallic element. cf. hapaʻumi, five cents, nickel... Eng. SCI

Nikalakua, Nikaragua  n. Nicaragua. G

Nikalakua, Nikarakua [nikala·kua]  n. Nicaragua; Nicaraguan. G

Nikaragua  var. spelling of Nikalakua, Nicaragua...

Nikarakua [nikara·kua]  n. Nicaragua; Nicaraguan. also Nikalakua. Eng. G

nikelake, niterate [nike·lake]  n. nitrate. Eng.

niki₁  var. of ʻiniki, to pinch. [Pn(NP) *niti, tight, crowded (Rby): *(n,g)iti]

niki₂  same as nīkiʻi, to tie...

niki  v. To tie a knot.

nīkiʻi [·kiʻi]  S  vt. to tie, as a rope or knot. also hīkiʻi, hīkiʻikiʻi, mūkiʻi, mūkiʻikiʻi, nākiʻi, nākiʻikiʻi, niki, nikiniki. (For. 4:259) [Nākiʻi. Ka nākiʻi ʻana.]₁₂,₁₁

nikii  v. To tie, as a rope; to fasten; to tie tightly. see nakii.

nīkiʻikiʻi [·kiʻi·kiʻi]  S   redup. of nīkiʻi, to tie.

nikiikii  v. To tie in knots; to fasten by tying; to bind; to tie fast with ropes or strings. 2 Sam. 3:34. see hikiikii.

Nīkine [·kine]  n. Nicene. see ex. manaʻoʻiʻo, (faith, confidence)... Eng.

nikiniki₁ [niki·niki]  redup. of niki₁, pinch, niki₂, tie...

nikiniki  v. Frequentative of niki. To tie frequently or tightly; alaila, nikiniki iho la ia i ka uha puaa i ke aho, then he tied the hams of the hog with a cord. Alaila, nikiniki iho la ia i ka makau i ka maunu, then he tied the bait on to the hook.

nikiniki₂ [niki·niki]  n. membrane binding the intestines, peritoneum. cf. maka ʻupena, net mesh... BOD

He mōhai i kaumaha ʻia ma ke ahi Iēhowa, ka maka ʻupena e uhi ana ka naʻau, a me ka nikiniki apau ma ka naʻauan offering made by fire to Jehovah, the fat that covers the intestines, and all the membrane with the intestines. (Oihk. 3.3)

nikiniki  s. The sheath or that which covers and holds fast the bowels; kumu hele. The fat with the inwards. Oihk. 3:3.

niki o nā ʻaka  n. var. spelling of niki o nāʻaka, jester, clown; clowning. AltSpel

niki o nāʻaka, niki o nā ʻaka  n. jester, clown; clowning.

nikionaaka  s. One who makes fun; a jester.

nikipaʻu [niki·paʻu]  vs. wilted, scorched, as with heat. (rare.

nikiriku [niki·riku]  nitric. Eng. SCI

ʻakika nikirikunitric acid. also ʻakika naikokene

Nikolo  placename. street, Diamond Head section, Honolulu. lit.: Nicholas. (TM)

nikoroma [niko·roma]  n. nichrome. Eng. SCI

uea nikoromanichrome wire

nikotina [niko·tina]  n. nicotine. Eng.

niku₁  vs. dirty, smelly, filthy.

He keu ʻoe a ke keiki hoʻoniku ʻaʻahu.Never was a child like you for getting clothes dirty and smelly.

hoʻonikuto soil, make dirty

niku  s. A bad or offensive smell; a stench. see nekoneko.

niku₂, nisu  n. hawk. (Oihk. 11.16) BIR

nikuniku [niku·niku]  redup. of niku₁, dirty...

nikuniku  s. A bad or offensive smell; a stench. see nekoneko. adj. Filthy; smelling offensively. see neko.

Nile  n. Nile. [+]G

Nile KeʻokeʻoWhite Nile

Nile KuahiwiMountain Nile

Nile UliuliBlue Nile

nilea  same as nīnole, weak...

nilegai  var. spelling of nilekai, nilgai, antelope... ANI

nilegau  s. The name of an animal found in Africa; the nilgau, an animal of the ox kind.

nilekai, nilegai [nile·kai]  n. nilgai, antelope. Eng. ANI

nilekau  antelope (EH)

Nile Keʻokeʻo  n. White Nile. [+]G

Nile Kuahiwi  n. Mountain Nile. [+]G

Nile Uliuli  n. Blue Nile. [+]G

nilu  nvs. admirable, fine.

He nilu ke ʻikena aku.Admirable to behold.

nilu  s. see ninilu. Something admired, wondered at, desired.

nina₁  same as lina₁, soft; adhesive, sticky...

waha ninasoft mouth [said of a finicky eater]

nina  adj. see lina. Soft to the touch; slippery; adhesive, like poi.

nina₂  n. a variety of taro. (HP 33)TAR

ninahaidirina kuhikuhi [nina·hai·dirina kuhi·kuhi]  n. ninhydrin indicator. SCI

ninanina₁ [nina·nina]  redup. of nina₁, soft...

ninanina  adj. see nina and lina-lina. Very wet; damp; sticky; unctuous; soft; slimy.

ninanina₂ [nina·nina]  n. scar. Niʻihau. (preceded by ke). also ʻālina.

ninaninau [nina·ninau]  to examine. redup. of nīnau, question; to ask a question, inquire, interrogate...; [Ka nīnau nui ʻana o kekahi kanaka i kekahi. Nīnau i nā nīnau he nui e pili ana i nā ʻano ʻike liʻiliʻi like ʻole.]₁₃,₁₄

ninaninau [nina·ninau]  vt. to interrogate. cf. nīnauele, to interview...

palapala ninaninauquestionnaire

ninaninau  v. see ninau. To ask questions repeatedly; to question; to inquire earnestly. Ioan. 16:19. To converse by questioning back and forth.

ninaninau hoʻohuahualau [ninaninau hoʻohuahua-lau]  cross-examination (EH)

ninaninau pale  cross-examination (EH)

nīnau [·nau]  nvt.
  • question;
  • to ask a question,
  • inquire,
  • interrogate; interrogation,
  • query.
. cf. noi, to ask for something. bc

he nīnau wāhi pūniua question that cracks the skull [a difficult question]

hoʻonīnauto ask a question; to have questions asked; to ask indirectly

nīnau [·nau]  n. issue, i.e. a matter in dispute between two or more parties. [He kumuhana e waiho nei, e like me ka nīnau ea Hawaiʻi, a i ʻole ka nīnau maʻi koko paha.]₁₄

Ua nui ʻano nīnau like ʻole e noʻonoʻo ai e pili ana i kēia kumuhana koʻikoʻi.There are all kinds of issues to consider concerning this urgent topic.

ninau  v. To ask a question for information; to inquire concerning a thing; to interrogate. see niele. Ezek. 20:3.

nīnauele [·nau·ele]  same as nīele, to keep asking questions; inquisitive, curious... (rare.

nīnauele [·nau·ele]  vt. to interview. cf. ninaninau.

nīnau hele  to go asking questions (EH)

nīnau hoʻi [·nau hoʻi]  n. cross-examination, as of a witness. lit., return question.

nīnau hōʻike [·nau hōʻike]  n. interrogation, usually oral; quiz, examination; catechism. lit., revealing questions.

ninauhoike  s. Ninau and hoike, to exhibit. A learning by question and answer. The name of a historical catechism formerly in use among the natives.

nīnau hoʻohele  indirect questioning (EH)

nīnau hoʻomaoe  indirect questioning (EH)

nīnau hoʻomohala manaʻo [·nau hoʻo·mohala manaʻo]  n. open-ended question. lit., question (to) develop thoughts.

E nīnau wau ʻoe i kekahi nīnau hoʻomohala manaʻo.Let me ask you an open-ended question.

nīnau kohokoho [·nau koho·koho]  n. multiple-choice question. lit., question (to) select (answers).

nīnau kupapaʻu [·nau kupa·paʻu]  n. one who consults the dead or familiar spirits (Isa. 8.19) ; necromancer. lit., corpse question.

ninaukupapau  s. Ninau and kupapau, a corpse. One who consults the dead or the spirits of the dead. Isa. 8:19.

nīnau pākākā [·nau ··]  n. leading question.

nīnau pili hoʻomana [·nau pili hoʻo·mana]  n. Catechism (Protestant). lit., questions concerning religion.

nīnau ʻuhane [·nau ʻuhane]  n.v. one with familiar spirits, necromancer; to speak through familiar spirits. lit., soul asking. (Oihk. 19.31)

ninauuhane  adj. Ninau and uhane, ghost. Having familiar spirits; talking with or getting information from ghosts. Oihk. 19:31.

nini₁  nvt.
  • ointment, balm; to apply ointment;
  • to pour,
  • spill.
[PPn *nini, smear, daub, rub on]ILL

nini  s. That which tends to heal a wound, balm, ointment, oil, &c. Ier. 46:11. A medicine for external wounds. v. To soothe a pain; to heal a wound; to apply nini or medicine to a wound.

nini₂  same as lili, jealous. [1. huhū ukiuki. 2. lili.]₁₄

nini  To find fault in a bargain; to complain. To cheat; to ask more for a thing than it is worth. To be hard in a bargain.

nini₃  n. fence, line of stones; pavement. cf. pānini.

nini  To lay stones well in a wall; if the stones lie smoothly and tight, the stones are said to nini.

nini₄  same as ninini, to pour. [Pn(CC) *niŋi, pour out]

nini  To spill; to spill over; to pour out a liquid.

ninia  pas/imp. of nini₁.

niniau₁ [nini·au]  redup. of niau, moving smoothly... [1. Ka luhe ʻana i lalo e like me ka pua i mae ma luna o ke kumulāʻau. 2. Ka holo a i ʻole ke kahe ʻana me ke kani ʻole.]

hoʻoniniauredup. of hoʻoniau

ka hoʻoniniau ʻana Lohiʻaupursuit of Lohiʻau

Niniau ke kahe o ka wai.Swiftly silent flowing of the water.

niniau  s. The motion of turning.

niniau₂ [nini·au]  vi. to droop, as a flower. FLO

Niniau, ʻeha ka pua o ke koaiʻe.The koaiʻe flower droops, injured. (UL 68)

niniau  v. To stretch out; to pull; to overflow; to go wrong.

niniha  redup. of niha, cross...

niniha  v. see niha. To be tight in a bargain; to be close; to be hard; to get the better of one in a business transaction. adj. Hard; severe in business with others; tight in a bargain.

ninihi  same as nihinihi, fastidious...

Ka lalawe ninihi launa ʻole.Quiet taking over, unsurpassed. (song)

ninihi  v. see nihi. To walk on the edge of a precipice; to set up on edge; to stand up edgeways, as any thin object and sharp at the top; s. A circle.

ninihua [nini·hua]  nvs. resentment; resentful.


ninihua  v. To play truant, as a child; aole laka mai i ka makua. Hoo. To run away from home or from one's parents.

nīnika₁ [·nika]  same as pūkāmole, a low, shrubby plant (Lythrum maritimum)...

ninika  s. A bush which spreads out with branches like the maile.

nīnika₂ [·nika]  same as ʻīnika, a plant. PLA

ninikea [nini·kea]  n. white tapa, as worn by priests during ceremonies. TAP

niniki₁  redup. of niki₁, pinch... MUS

Ka niniki makani o Kānehoa.The wind piercing of Kānehoa. (chant)

niniki₂  n. membrane. SCI

niniki wahī iwi  n. periosteum, i.e. the tough membrane adhering tightly to a bone. lit., membrane (that) wraps around (a) bone. BOD

niniki wai koko  n. plasma membrane. lit. plasma membrane. [+]SCI

Niniko  placename. place, Dowsett Highlands, Honolulu, named for a cousin of Queen Pomare of Tahiti who was brought to Hawaiʻi in the 1830s to marry Prince Moses Kamehameha. The prince died before she arrived and she married John K. Sumner and lived at his estate in upper Nuʻuanu until she died in 1898. (TM) Niniko is Hawaiianized Tahitian.

ninilu  adj. Soft; mellow.

ninini  to cast, as a solid from liquid. redup. of nini₁, ointment, pour, nini₂, jealous...; (1 Nal. 7.37) bc [Pn(CC) *niŋi, pour out]

ninini waito water

ninini  v. see nini. To pour out, as a liquid; to pour out upon; to give; to imbue; to suffuse. To pour out grain, as from a bag. Kin. 42:35. To pour out, as from a bottle. Puk. 29:7. fig. To pour out, as the desires of the heart. 1 Sam. 1:15. To pour out, as a complaint, sorrow, weeping. Iob. 3:24. In a religious sense, to pour out, as the Holy Spirit. Oih. 2:17. To exhibit anger, i. e., to pour out fury. 2 Oihl. 34:21. To throw away; to squander; e hoolei, e hoopau. To count out, as money. 2 Nal. 22:9. s. A casting; a solid from a liquid. 1 Nal. 7:37.

Ninini  placename. point near Nāwiliwili Harbor, Kauaʻi. lit.: pour.

nininia [nini·nia]  pas/imp. of ninini.

nininia  v. see nini. The passive of ninini. To cast away; to throw out; to pour out; to throw away.

nininini [nini·nini]  redup. of nini₁, ointment; pour...

nininini  v. The reduplication of nini. To run off, as a liquid; to move off slily; to go off secretly; to hide.

ninini wai  to water (EH)

Nininiwai [Ninini-wai]  placename. plain west of Kualapuʻu, Molokaʻi. lit.: pour water. (Summers 37.)

niniʻo  same as ʻōniʻoniʻo, spotted, streaked.


ninio  v. see nio, to color. To spot; to print, as kapa. see paninio.

niniole [nini·ole]  n. a fish. cf. (Malo text, chapter 15, section 8). (And.) FIS

niniole  s. Name of a species of fish; he wahi mea ola ano like me ke kualakai.

ninipo  redup. of nipo₁, yearn for, nipo₂, drowsy...

Nipo ninipo i ke aloha , ka wahine haʻalewa, haʻalewa i ke kai.Yearning, longing for love is the woman swaying, swaying by the sea. (song)

ninipo  v. see nipo. To be weak; to be bent over. as one scarce able to walk.

ninipolo [nini·polo]  rare redup. of nīpolo₁, drum and chant, nīpolo₂, sick, weak...

ninipolo  v. see nipolo. To drum with the fingers and sing.

niniu  S  
  • to spin;
  • worried, sad;
  • dizzy; dizziness, vertigo,
  • unclear or blurred vision; blurred, indistinct
redup. of niu₂, spinning, whirling, dizzy... PPN *liliu.

hoʻoniniuto cause dizziness; to spin, as a top

niniu heleto spin forward, as a kilu piece

Niniu Puna i ke ʻala.Puna is dizzy and thick with fragrance. (ON 2316)

niniu  S   see ʻume niniu, centripital...

niniu  v. see niu. To turn, as a top; to wheel about, as a platoon of soldiers; to whirl about in any direction.

nīnole₁ [·nole]  vs.
  • weak, as an infant;
  • swaying, bending, as a plant;
  • pliable.
. cf. mīnole, to eat a very little, to pick at food without appetite or desire... [Ka nāwaliwali, ke koʻiʻi ʻole.]₁₁PLA FLO

ʻO ka haki pua nīnolebreaking the pliant flower (song)

nīnole₂ [·nole]  n. name of a crustacean said to resemble lobster (no data). FIS

Nīnole  placename. land section and village, Honomū qd.; land section, homesteads, village, cove, and gulch, Honuʻapo qd., Hawaiʻi. There are freshwater springs at the Nīnole in Honuʻapo; see Pūhau. A cannibalistic moʻo, Kaikapū (hag), lived at the Honuʻapo Nīnole; her pretty granddaughter led travelers to her cave, where she ate them raw (HM 264). lit.: bending.

nīnūnē  n. issue (area of concern)

ka nīnūnē o ka lepili ʻana i mea ʻai GMOthe issue of the labeling of GMO produce

nio  same as , to criticize. (Malo 140)

niʻo₁  n.v. highest point, pinnacle; to reach the summit. cf. noho niʻo.

i ka niʻoto reach the pinnacle, as of achievement or accomplishment

ʻO ʻoe a ʻo wau kau i ka niʻo.You and I shall reach the highest point.

niʻo₂  n. altar, as for hula. also kuahu. HUL

niʻo₃  n. doorway or threshold of a house, very taboo in ancient times. (Kep. 137)

nio  v. To sit in the door way in an open door.

niʻo₄  same as ʻōniʻo, spotted, streaked.

nio  To lean over and sleep; e hiamoe, e lopio, e kawaikamama; s. A kind of handsome kapa or cloth.

nioe  n. tone, in linguistics, as relating to Chinese or Navaho languages. LNG

Nioi  placename. place, Wilhelmina Rise, Honolulu, named for the red pepper plant or for a tree, Eugenia molokaiana, that when growing at Maunaloa, Molokaʻi, was said to be poisonous. (TM)

nīoi₁ [·oi]  n.
  • any kind of red pepper (Capsicum annuum). (Neal 741–2)
  • fig., a controversial or important problem.

kai nīoichili pepper water (OO)

nioi  Red pepper, a species with small round pods.

nīoi₂ [·oi]  a tree (Eugenia sp.). Its wood was said to be poisonous only from trees at Mauna Loa, Molokaʻi. see kālai pāhoa, kauila. [PPn *unuoi, tree sp. (Eugenia reinwardtiana)]TRE

nioi  s. The name of a bush or tree. The name of a poison tree which is said to have grown on Lanai and Molokai and whose touch was fatal; it was fabled to have been entered by the god Kalaipaihoa o Kahuilaokalani, and thence became a poison tree and was worshiped as a god. see the kaao.

nioi ʻaluʻalu [ni·oi ʻaluʻalu]  lit., loose. same as nīoi pūhaʻuhaʻu, the bell or sweet pepper...

nīoi betela  var. spelling of nīoi pekela, betel nut...

nīoi kāmakahala [·oi ·maka·hala]  n. a chili pepper (Capsicum annuum cv. 'abbreviatum') that is nearly round and about 2.5 cm in length. (Neal 742)PLA

nīoi lei [·oi lei]  n. a kind of red pepper, with red, cherryshaped fruits, used for leis. Possibly some kind of cherry pepper (Capsicum annuum cv. 'cerasiforme'). (Neal 742)PLA LEI

nīoi līpoa [·oi līpoa]  n. a small variety of hot chili pepper. lit., seaweed nīoi. SWD

nīoi loloa [·oi loloa]  n. the long, narrow, hot chili pepper. lit., long nīoi.

nīoi niho puaʻa [·oi niho puaʻa]  n. a chili pepper about 8 or 10 cm long and curved like a hog's tusk. lit., hog-tusk nīoi.

nīoi nunui [·oi nunui]  n. large peppers, much liked by Hawaiians in relishes. lit., big nīoi.

nīoi pekela, nīoi betela [·oi pekela]  n. betel nut. Eng.

nīoi pepa [·oi pepa]  n. chili pepper (Capsicum annuum cv. 'longum'), grown for its hot, peppery-tasting fruits, which are red, narrow, 7.5 cm long or more. (Neal 742)PLA

nīoi pūʻaluʻalu [·oi pūʻaluʻalu]  same as nīoi pūhaʻuhaʻu.

nīoi pūhaʻuhaʻu [·oi ·haʻu·haʻu]  n. the bell or sweet pepper (Capsicum anuum cv. 'grossum') with large mild-flavored fruits which are eaten when green. lit., puffed. also nīoi ʻaluʻalu, nioi pūʻaluʻalu. (Neal 742)PLA

nioke  n. ebbing, receding, of the tide. (Kep. 103)

niole  vi. to eat without relish; to pick at food without appetite. cf. mīnole. (rare.FOO

niole  v. To eat slowly and lazily; to eat without a desire to eat; to act as in great weakness. adj. Eating slowly; eating with weakness; ai malie, hopilole, nawaliwali.

nīʻole  vs. toothless. ( is short for niho.) BOD

niolo₁  vs. upright, straight; stately; tall and straight as a tree without branches; sharply peaked, as mountains. fig., righteous, correct. TRE

niolo₂  vs. drowsy, sleepy.

niolo  s. Sleep; drowsiness; one fast asleep.

Niolopa  placename. place and old part of Nuʻuanu Valley, Honolulu. (Sterling and Summers 6:189.)

niolopua₁ [niolo·pua]  vs. handsome.

he kanaka niolopuaa handsome person

Niolopua₂ [niolo·pua]  n. the god of sleep. fig., sleep. see ex. ʻoni₁.

Hoʻi akula e moe i ka moe a Niolopua.Return to sleep the sleep of Niolopua [death]. (ON 2167)

Ua kui lima akula au me Niolopua.I went off hand-in-hand with Niolopua [went to sleep].

ua laʻi me Niolopuapeaceful with Niolopua [sleepy]

niolopua  s. Sleep; drowsiness; lying asleep; he hiamoe kapu.

Niolopua  placename. drive, upper Nuʻuanu, Honolulu, named for Mrs. Rowena Niolopua Dowsett Turner. (TM). lit.: handsome, beautiful. Niolopua was a god of sleep.

nionio  adj. Hoo Folded; plaited; braided, as hair. 1 Tim. 2:9. v. Hoo To embroider. Puk. 28:39. see onionio.

nioniolo  s. Hoo Straightness; correctness; that which is correct, upright; me ka hoonioniolo o ka manao kekahi, some with correctness of opinion. v. To make correct one's opinions; to correct one's language.

nīpeʻa [·peʻa]  vt. to tie or bind together. Kauaʻi.

nipo₁  vs. to yearn for; to be in love with; to love, desire, long for. see ex. ninipo. CN

hoʻonipoto make love, court, woo, yearn for

ʻO ka holu nape a ka lau o ka niu, hoʻonipo ana i ke ehu kai.Swaying dipping of the coconut leaves, making love in the sea spray. (song)

nipo₂  drowsy, languid, sleepy.

E hoʻonipo ʻia ana e ka hiamoe iki.Made drowsy by a light sleep.

hoʻonipoto cause sleepiness, make drowsy

nipo  adj. Sleepy; fatigued; languid.

nipoa₁  pas/imp. of nipo₁, to yearn for, to be in love with... FIS

nipoa₂  pas/imp. of nipo₂, drowsy, languid, sleepy.... FIS

he iʻa ua nipoa i ka ʻauhuhua fish drugged by ʻauhuhu poison [a victim of sorcery] (ON 616)

nipoa  s. Dullness or numbness of the body; a dizziness; a headache, mostly in the region of the temples.

Nipoa₃  nvs. var. spelling of Nīpona, Nippon; Japanese. G

nīpolo₁ [·polo]  vt. to drum and chant at the same time. (rare.MUS

nipolo  adj. Striking the drum and singing at the same time; o nawenawe nipolo lea ka leo.

nīpolo₂ [·polo]  vs. sick, weak. cf. nipo₂. (rare.ILL

nipolo  Sick and faint, as one dying.

Nīpona [·pona]  nvs. Nippon; Japanese. Eng. G

Nīpona, Nipoa  n. Nippon. G

niponipo [nipo·nipo]  redup. of nipo₁, yearn for, nipo₂, drowsy... [hoʻoniponipo: Ka ʻiʻini nui ʻana a i ʻole ka lilo ʻana i ka manaʻo pilialoha no kekahi poʻe.]

niponipo  adj. see nipo. Sick; weak; languid; feeble.

nipowa  s. see nipoa. Dullness; dizziness; numbness; weakness of body.

nīpuʻu [·puʻu]  same as hīpuʻu, to tie knots

Nīpuʻu paʻa ʻia me ʻoe, ke aloha o kāua.Bound fast to you is our love. (song)

nīpuʻupuʻu [·puʻu·puʻu]  knotted, knotty. redup. of nīpuʻu;

nisu  s. Heb The name of an unclean bird. Kanl. 14:15. A hawk perhaps. Oihk. 11:16.

nitarahate [nitara·hate]  n. nitrate. Eng. SCI

nitarahite [nitara·hite]  n. nitrite. Eng. SCI

niterate  var. spelling of nikelake, nitrate...

niu.jpgborder=0niu₁  n. the coconut (Cocos nucifera), a common palm in tropical islands of the Pacific and warm parts of eastern Asia; coconut meat or oil. Hawaiians used all parts of the tree. (Neal 119–2l). Coconut water and coconut cream (the white liquid squeezed front ripe grated coconuts) were both called wai niu and wai o ka niu. In (For. 5:596) niu ā wali was translated 'milk of the coconut'. [(MP) PPn *niu, coconut palm (Cocos nucifera)]CN PLA TRE

Ē niu, ē kūlolo.O coconut, O coconut pudding [said of one who talks too much; see niu kūlolo].

Niu moe a Kalapana.The supine coconut palm of Kalapana. [Young trees were bent over and made to grow crookedly, in order to commemorate great events; two of such trees were at Kalapana in 1950].

niu  s. Name of the cocoanut tree and fruit. NOTE.—Under the kapu system, it was forbidden to females to eat cocoanuts; the punishment was death.

niu₂  S  vs. spinning, whirling, dizzy. cf. niniu, niua, niuniu, make ulu niu. [(OC) PPn *liu, turn round]

niu  v. To whirl about in any way; to whirl, as a top.

Niu  placename. ridge and valley, Waimea district, Kauaʻi. Land division, Kaupō, Maui. Subdivision of Honolulu, land division, valley, and intermediate school, Koko Head qd., Oʻahu. lit.: coconut.

niua  S   pas/imp. of niu₂, 'spinning, whirling, dizzy', with connotations of niuniu, niniu [Pn(NP) *niwa, giddy, dizzy] [Ka hoʻopōniuniu ʻia ʻana; ka lilo loa ʻana o ka manaʻo a kau ma kekahi manaʻo hoʻokahi. Ka pōniuniu ʻana, ka ʻoni ʻana o ka naʻau no ke aloha nui i kekahi mea.],

He kaʻao hoʻoniua puʻuwai no Kamiki.A heart-stirring story about Kamiki.

hoʻoniuato cause to spin, whirl, stir

Ua niua maka.Eyes were fascinated. (also used unfavorably in (2 Pet. 2.14) : Ua niua nā maka i nā wāhine moekolohe, eyes made dizzy [or shocked] by adulterous women).

niua  v. see liua. To be intent upon, as the eyes fixed on one object. 2 Pet. 2:14. To turn the eyes so as not to see distinctly. s. Indistinctness of vision; vertigo; a distortion of the eyes.

niu ʻākaʻa [niu ʻā·kaʻa]  var. of niu ʻōkaʻa.

niuaua [ni·ua·ua]  S  vs. somewhat dizzy; sad, unlucky. cf. niua.

Niue  n. Niue. Eng. [+]G

niu haku  n. sprouting coconut. CN

niu haku  n. sprouting coconut or one with eye emerging. cf. haku. CN

niu haohao [niu hao·hao]  see haohao₂, soft meat that can be scooped from young coconuts...

Niuhelewai [Niu-hele-wai]  placename. old part of Honolulu, site of a battle in which Kahekili of Maui defeated Kahahana of Oʻahu; a stream here was choked with corpses (Alexander, 1891:123). (For. 4:575.) see Kolekole. lit.: coconut going [in] water.

niuhi.jpgborder=0niuhi  n. man-eating shark, Carcharodon carcharias; any Hawaiian shark longer than 3.5 m is probably a niuhi. Catching niuhi was the game of chiefs; it was a dangerous sport and special techniques were used. Its flesh was taboo to women. see ex. holopapa₂, kāpapa₂. [Pn(EP) *niufi, shark species] [He ʻano manö ʻai kanaka o ke kai lipolipo o ka moana nona nā maka ʻā ʻōmaʻomaʻo.]₁₄FIS SPO

niuhi  s. A species of fish. NOTE.—It was prohibited to women under the kapu system, to eat of the niuhi under pain of death. A shark of the large kind; mano nunui.

niu hiwa  n. a variety of coconut, with husk of fruit dark green when mature and shell black. Used ceremonially, medicinally, and for cooking. lit., dark. (HP 190) [He niu i ʻōmaʻomaʻo ka hua ke pala.]₁₄CN

niuhiwa  s. A species of banana. see also popoula.

niu hua lau  n. a variety of coconut, with very numerous small, sweet fruits. lit., coconut with many fruit. CN

Niu Iki  placename. circle, Niu Valley, Honolulu. lit.: little Niu.

niu kaʻa  same as niu ʻōkaʻa, shriveled, dry coconut meat separated from the shell...

niu kahiki  n. date palm. lit., foreign coconut. CN

Niukūkahi [Niu--kahi]  placename. ancient surfing area, Kahului qd., Maui. (Finney-Houston 28). lit.: coconut standing alone.

niu kuli  S  n. a disease characterized by loss of hearing and dizziness, perhaps Ménière's disease. lit., dizzy [and] deaf.

niu kūlolo [niu ·lolo]  interj. stop talking! lit., coconut-pudding. see niu₁. CN

niu lelo  n. a variety of coconut with fruit reddish and shell yellow, used in many ways, but not ceremonially or medicinally. lit., yellow coconut. (HP 190) [He niu i melemele ka hua ke pala.]CN

niulelo  s. A species of niu or cocoanut; hookapu ae la ka puaa, ame ka niulelo, pork and niulelo were strictly forbidden (to women.)

Niuliʻi [Niu-liʻi]  placename. village, land division and stream, Kohala and Waipiʻo qds., Hawaiʻi. Reservoir, Lualualei, Oʻahu. lit.: small coconut.

niu lolokaʻa₁ [niu lolo·kaʻa]  same as niu ʻōkaʻa, shriveled, dry coconut meat separated from the shell...

niu lolokaʻa₂ [niu lolo·kaʻa]  S  n. dizziness.

niu lolokia  coconut stem (EH)

niu maloʻo  n. copra, dry coconut meat. CN

Niumalu [Niu-malu]  placename. small beach area just north of Huliheʻe Palace, Kailua, Hawaiʻi (Ii 110, 118). Beach park and land division, Līhuʻe, Kauaʻi. Land sections, Kaupō and Hāna qds., Maui. Before 1954 there was a hotel by this name near the site of the Hawaiian Village Hotel, Waikīkī, Honolulu. lit.: shade [of] coconut trees.

niuniu₁ [niu·niu]  vs. rich, oily, as fat food.

niuniu₂ [niu·niu]  unlucky, unfortunate. same as niniu;

He niuniu kaʻu i nehinei.I had bad luck yesterday.

Ua hoʻomāʻona wau i ʻuhane apau i niuniu.I have replenished every sorrowful soul. (Ier. 31.25)

niuniu  To be sad; to be sorrowful; to be faint; to languish. Ier. 31:25. adj. Sad; sorrowful; destitute.

niuniu  v. To turn; to twist; to whirl about any way; s. The skull; the head. see niu. Poha ka niuniu, nakaka ka pali.

niu ʻōkaʻa [niu ʻō·kaʻa]  n. shriveled, dry coconut meat separated from the shell; a nut with loose meat. lit., rolling coconut. CN

niu Polapola [niu pola·pola]  n. a variety of coconuts with large nuts. lit., Borabora or Tahitian coconut. CN

niu wali  coconut cream (EH)

na    ne    ni    no    nu       -top-


noa    noaa    noan    noao    noap    nobl    noe    noea    noek    noel    noen    noeo    noeu    noha    nohe    nohi    noho    nohu    noi    noia    noie    noih    noii    noik    noil    noim    noin    noio    noka    noke    noki    noko    noku    nola    nole    noli    nolo    nolu    nome    nomi    nona    none    noni    nono    nonu    noo    nooa    nool    noon    noou    nopa    nopi    nopo    nopu    nore    noro    nota    note    noti    nou    noua    noui    noul    noun    noup    nouu    nova    now    nowa    nowe    

no-  var. spelling of nō-, stative prefixes...

no  prep. of, for, because of, belonging to, in behalf of, honoring, to, for, from, resulting from, concerning, about. see na. (Gram. 9.11)   [Pn(EP) *no, belonging to, from, of]

He lio no Pua.A horse for Pua.

He mele no ka lani.A song for the chief.

No laila lākou?They are from there?

no  prep. Of; for; belonging to; concerning; similar in meaning to o and ko, but used in a different part of the sentence. Gram. § 69, 3.

nō-, no-  stative prefixes. (Gram. 6.3.2)  

nō₁  nvi.
  • seepage; to leak, ooze, seep,
  • sink.

no  s. A hole in the ground which draws off water from kalo patches. v. To leak, as water under ground from a kalo patch; e u aku, to ooze out.

nō₂  n. fifth note on the musical scale, so. MUS

  n. so, the fifth note on the musical scale. see pākōlī. MUS

nō₃  intensifying part. Very, quite, fairly, anyway. (Maikaʻi nō is less emphatic than maikaʻi loa, 'very good'.) (Gram. 7.5)   PCP *noo.

ʻAʻole au e ʻae.I won't agree.

E hana mua ʻia ana ka alanui.The road will actually be made first.

Eia aʻe !So here [he] is!

Inā maopopo ʻole, kākau .If [you] don't understand, write anyway.

Inā au e make nou.If only I had died for you.

Maikaʻi .Quite good, very good, fairly good.

ʻOia .So that's it; that's so.

Pehea ʻoe? Maikaʻi .How are you? Oh, all right.

Ua ʻike ʻoe.You do know.

Ua koe naʻe ke ola.Yet life remains.

no  adv. An affirmative particle; truly; indeed; even so. An intensive, strengthening the idea, connected both with verbs and nouns.

noa₁  nvs. freed of taboo, released from restrictions, profane; freedom. bc [(EO) PPn *noa, be common, worthless]

He aliʻi noa au loa.A chief who frees [his people] from taboo for a long time.

hoʻonoato cause to cease, as a taboo; to free from taboo; to repeal, revoke; to adjourn, as a meeting; to prostitute, as one's daughter (Oihk. 19.29)


Ua wehe ʻākea ʻia ka noa o wahi apau o ke kūlanakauhale.The restrictions on all parts of the city were opened up completely.

noa  see kī noa, free throw (basketball)... SPO

noa  v. To be released from the restrictions of a kapu; to take off the kapu or prohibition; ko lakou makemake, i noa loa na lealea, ame na hana uhauha, their wish was that pleasure and licentiousness should have no restraint. To be released from restraint; to be out from under restraint or law; noa honua, noa loa, all kapus taken off. Hoo. To release one from kapu; he wahine mare, he wahine kapu ia; he wahine noa, he wahine kapu ole ia, i. e., a common woman. adj. Intermission or cessation from kapu; applied to anything that has been under kapu and the kapu taken off; the removing of the kapu constitutes it noa. Sabbath day is a la kapu, but Monday is a la noa. He makuahine noa wale no kou, ma Hamakua, your mother was a mere common woman at Hamakua.

noa₂  n. commoner; formerly, the offspring of the marriage of a piʻo, naha, or nīʻaupiʻo aristocrat with a person without rank or possibly of papa rank. bc

noa  To cause to become a prostitute, as a man prostitutes his wife or daughter; to be common. Oihk. 19:29. s. The lower or degraded class of people; a lower servant; a backwoodsman; he kuaaina.

noʻa₁  n. stone or small piece of wood used in the games of pūhenehene and noʻa. SPO

Kolekole ka noʻa.Red is the noʻa. [The secret is out.] (ON 1832)

noʻa₂  n.v. a game in which the noʻa was hidden under bundles of tapa and the players guessed where it was; to play this game. fig., secret thoughts or plans. (Malo 225–6)TAP SPO

noa  The name of a play. The name of the stone used in the game of puhenehene. see kau.

noʻa₃  vs. colored, as color streak in pearl shell. cf. noʻenoʻe. COL

nōʻā  {nō- + ʻā₁} vs. constantly burning, of fire; unquenchable, as a volcano; dried up, as land in drought. see ex. noʻao. VOL

hoʻonōʻāto cause a burning

Ke nōʻā i ka uka o Hāmākua.Raging fire inland of Hamakua. (FS 285)

noa  A fire constantly burning like a volcano; ke ahi aa mau, ke ahiaihonua. Constantly burning, as a fire; unquenchable, as a volcano; ahiaihonua.

noaauloa  s. Noa, free from kapu, au, time, and loa, long. Applied to Kauikeaouli because he reigned over the people without kapus; o ke alii malama makaainana, he alii ia noaauloa.

noanoa [noa·noa]  same as noa₂, commoner; formerly, the offspring of the marriage of a piʻo, naha...

Kahuna noanoa.A priest not of high rank.


hoʻonoanoato free from taboo

noanoa  s. see noa. One opposite to a chief by birth; a common man; a countryman; a laborer; one whose ancestors were laboring people.

noʻao  nvs. fiery, hot; heat. MUS

ʻO Kauholanui ke kapuahi noʻao, nōʻā wela i ke kapu.Kauholanui the hot fire place, burning hot with taboo. (chant)

noʻa paheʻe  S  n. game in which noʻa pebbles were pitched as quoits. lit., sliding noʻa. SPO

noapahee  s. see noa and pahee, to slip. The name of a game absorbing one's attention.

Noble  placename. lane, Kapālama section, Honolulu, named for John Avery Noble, of English-Hawaiian ancestry, who was first a jockey for William Cornwell on Maui and later a salesman. His wife was Elizabeth Kapeka McCandless; they were parents of Johnny Noble, a musician and composer born in 1892. (TM)

noe₁  nvi.
  • mist, fog, vapor, rain spray;
  • to form a mist;
  • to settle gently as mist (poetic);
  • misty.
perhaps PEP *ngoʻe; cf. Easter ngoʻe. [He ua makaliʻi loa o nā paka ua.]₁₄WIN

Noe ke ʻala o ka lehua.Misty is the fragrance of the lehua.

Noe wale mai ke aloha i kuʻu lei aʻu i haku ai.Love alights like mist over the lei I have woven.

ua noemisty rain

noe  v. To sprinkle a little, as fine rain; to be damp in the air, as a fog; to rain, yet scarcely discernible to the eye. s. A mist; a spray; small fine rain; a fog. see awa and awahia.

Noe₂  n. a rare name for the northeast tradewind (Moaʻe). WIN

noʻe  same as noʻenoʻe, printed, of tapa; colored....; quiet, sedate...

noʻeau [noʻe·au]  vs. clever, skillful, dexterous, wise, artistic, talented, expert, technical. bc

He wahine noʻeau i ka haku lei hulu.A woman skillful at making feather leis.

ʻōlelo noʻeauwise or entertaining proverb, saying

noeau  adj. see noiau. Wise; prudent. Sol. 12:23. Skillful; dextrous. syn. with maiau. O ka poe akamai i ka olelo ame ka hana maoli, he noeau ia.

Noʻeau  placename. street, Wilhelmina Rise, Honolulu, named for an Inter-Island steamer. (TM). lit.: clever.

noʻeau hoʻokele [noʻe·au hoʻo·kele]  n. management, administrative skill.

noʻeau hoʻokele waiwai [noʻe·au hoʻo·kele wai·wai]  n. estate management, economics.

noʻeau ka hana ʻana  good workmanship (EH)

noe kolo  n. creeping mist. WIN

noekolo  s. The small, fine rain of the mountains mixed with the thicker of the forest; o ka noekolo aualii kapu o Kama.

Noela  n. Noel. Eng.

Noela  placename. street and place, Waikīkī, Honolulu. (TM). lit.: Noel.

Noelani [Noe-lani]  placename. elementary school, Mānoa, Honolulu. lit.: heaven mist.

noelo, nowelo  vi. to delve, seek, as for knowledge. [Ka noiʻi ʻana ma ka ʻimi naʻauao.]MUS

Nāu i noiʻi noelo aku, pau pali paʻa i ka ʻike ʻia.You sought and searched for wisdom, all the solid cliffs were seen. (chant for Kalākaua)

Noelo i ka pili ʻaoʻao.Seeking ways and means, of being at [her] side. (song)

noelo  v. To ask for; to beg; the same as noi. To be bold; to be impertinent; to be mischievous. To collect together what is tangible; e ake no lakou e naauao pu, a e noii pu, a e nowelo (noelo) pu. To seek the ground of some accusation; e imi i ke kumu e hewa ai; to search out the merits of a question; to prepare before hand.

noenoe [noe·noe] 
  • gray-haired;
  • to feel foggy due to intoxication, befogged.
redup. of noe; [kānoenoe: Noenoe, kāhiʻo, kāhiʻohiʻo. Ka ʻona ʻana o ke kanaka i ka lama a ʻawa paha.]

hoʻonoenoeredup. of hoʻonoe. cf. lāʻau hoʻonoenoe

Ua kīʻaha paha , ke noenoe mai nei.Maybe he's touched a glass, the one here who is so befogged.

noenoe  v. To sprinkle a little, as fine rain; to be damp in the air, as a fog; to rain, yet scarcely discernible to the eye. To blow fresh; applied to the wind noe. see the noun, 2. Ke noenoe mai la ka makani. s. A mist; a spray; small fine rain; a fog. see awa and awahia. The name of a wind at Lahaina from over the land; the north-east trade wind. s. see noe, mist. A fog; a fine mist; a rain. A gray head; a gray headed person. v. see noe 2. To blow, as the wind; ke noenoe mai la ka makani. To sprinkle; to wet, as a fog or a mist; to bedew. To be intoxicated.

noʻenoʻe₁ [noʻe·noʻe]  vs. printed, of tapa; colored. cf. kīhei ʻaʻahu noʻenoʻe. TAP COL

noʻenoʻe₂ [noʻe·noʻe]  vs. quiet, sedate. [Noho mālie.]₁₄FIS

Noho mālie, like me ka hilu, he iʻa noʻenoʻe.Sitting quietly like the hilu, a quiet fish.

nōeo [·eo]  var. spelling of nōweo, bright.

noeuahi [noe·uahi]  n. haze, as after a volcanic eruption. lit., smoke mist. VOL WIN

noeʻula  nvs. pink mist, as that about the rainbow; redor sore-eyed, as from going in the sea. WIN

ka maka noe ʻula i ke kaieyes reddened by the sea

noeula  adj. Red eyed; sore eyed from going in the rain or sea; ka maka noeula pua i ke kai.

nohā  var. of nahā, cracked, broken... [Ka wāwahi ʻia ʻana o kekahi mea a waiho ʻia he mau ʻāpana liʻiliʻi. Ka nahā ʻana, ʻo ia hoʻi, ka wāwahi ʻia ʻana a he mau ʻāpana liʻiliʻi.],₁₀

noha  v. see naha. To break; to split; to crack; to sever.

nohae  {no- + hae₃} S   var. of nahae, torn, rent...

nohae  v. see nahae. To be torn; to be rent; to burst.

nōhaehae [·hae·hae]  S   var. of nāhaehae, redup. of nahae, torn, rent... [Ka nahae nui ʻana o kekahi mea.]₁₀

nōhāhā [··]  var. of nāhāhā, redup. of nahā, cracked, broken... [Like ka manaʻo me “nohā".]

nōhāhā liʻiliʻibroken into bits

Pau i ka nōhāhā niho pōhaku i pani ʻia.The interlocking stones that had dammed [the stream] were torn apart. (For. 5:513)

nohea  nvs. handsome, pretty, lovely, of fine appearance; a handsome or fine looking person . [PPn *ŋose, agreeable] [Ka uʻi.]₁₇

He nohea ʻoe i kuʻu makayou are lovely in my eyes (song)

no hea  S  interj. from where?, whence?

nohea  adv. No and hea. An oblique case of hea, where. Whence? from what place? Gram. § 165.
Ka pio o ke ki kamalena o ke kaunoa.
Nohea i ka la kapu o ke aalii?
Ka onohi uli o ka moo o Kaiona.
O naha ka manu — o — Hili — a.

nohenohea₁ [nohe·nohea]  redup. of nohea, handsome, pretty, lovely... (UL 41)

nohenohea₂ [nohe·nohea]  same as noenoe, gray-haired; befogged... WIN

I i ka uahi nohenohea i ka nahele.Darkened by the smoke spreading like fog in the forest. (prayer)

noheʻo  mischievous, mischief; rascal. (And.)

noheo  s. Some mischievous conduct; i ka uu pekupeku a ka noheo.

nohi  S  vs. bright-colored, vivid, as the rainbow. cf. kīnohi. [Ka ikaika o nā waihoʻoluʻu, e like paha me nā waihoʻoluʻu o ke ānuenue.]WIN COL

nohi  v. To be of a reddish color. see onohi, kinohi and kiionohi.

nōhie [·hie]  vs. simple, basic, uncomplicated. cf. nōhihi, complex... [PPn *ŋaofie, easily, without difficulty]

nōhihi [·hihi]  vs. complex. cf. nōhie, simple...

nohiialo  s. The name of a person who was born with a chief and ever continues to live with him; o ke kanaka i hanau ma ke alo alii. he kanaka nohiialo ia.

nohiikua  s. Name of the people who are born and live on the back part of the island; o ke kanaka i hanau ma ke kuaaina, ua kapaia he nohiikua.

nohili  vs. tedious, slow. cf. hili₂.

nohili  adj. see hili. Tedious; slow; of a long time.

Nohili  placename. small area and point in Barking Sands beach, Kauaʻi. Street, Hawaiʻi Kai, Honolulu.

nohinohi [nohi·nohi]  S   redup. of nohi, bright-colored, vivid...

-noho  (Malo 79)

hoʻonohobone hooks lashed together



see below...

  noho hali pēpē - (baby) stroller
  noho₁ - seat, chair, stool, bench, pew, saddle.
      noho aliʻi - throne, reign, chieftainship, tenure as chief, rule; to reign, act as chief.
      noho aloha - mercy seat (Heb. 9.5); on friendly terms; dwelling at peace; friendly relationship.
      noho ʻāmana - pack saddle. lit., y-shaped crosspiece saddle.
      noho ʻāmana - pack saddle.
      noho hikikiʻi - chair that tilts backward.
      noho hoʻokolokolo - judgment seat.
      noho huila - wheel chair.
      noho ʻie - wicker chair.
      noho kahakai - beach chair
      noho kālele - armchair.
      noho kapakahi - sidesaddle.
      noho kū - straight chair.
      noho kū - stool without a back. lit., standing chair.
      noho liʻiliʻi - stool (seat)
      noho lima - armchair
      noho lio - saddle.
      noho lōʻihi₁ - bench, settee.
      noho lua - toilet seat.
      noho moe - couch, divan.
      noho ʻopiʻopi - folding chair.
      noho paikikala - bicycle seat.
      noho pailaka - cockpit (airplane)
      noho paipai - rocking chair. rocking horse HE
      noho piʻi mauna - lift, as a ski lift. lit., chair (for) ascending mountains.
      noho pokakaʻa - swivel chair.
          haʻalele noho aliʻi - to abdicate a throne.
          hoʻopaʻa noho - reserve a seat.
          kua noho - seat back.
          lio holo noho - saddle horse.
          ʻōmoʻo noho - bleachers. lit., ridge (of) seats.
          ʻoʻoma noho - leather covering of stirrups.
          pahu noho - box, as at a theater.
          pale noho - seat cover.
          papa noho - bench.
          wehewehe i ka noho lio - unsaddle
  noho₂ - to live, reside, inhabit, occupy (as land), dwell, stay, tarry, ....
      noho ʻahaʻaha - sit haughtily
      noho ʻana - conduct, bearing, deportment, treatment, condition, way of life, term of office, ....
      noho ʻana nihinihi - same as noho lihilihi, strict way of life...
      noho aupuni - to rule; a reign, ruler.
      noho haku - to boss
      noho hale - house occupant, owner, sitter, appointee, legatee; to act in such ....
      noho hana ʻole - to be unemployed, inactive; to sit alone.
      noho hauʻoli - live a happy life
      noho hele - to sojourn briefly and then go on elsewhere; to travel with brief stopovers.
      noho hoʻohana - to act or serve as manager
      noho hoʻokahi - live alone, lone, solitude
      noho hoʻokīkiʻi - sit up, as a dog
      noho hoʻoponopono ʻole - to sit carelessly
      noho ʻia - inhabited, populated
      noho iki - tarry
      noho i lalo - sit down. In olden times it was not polite to say sit down; one was not supposed to ....
      noho kaʻawale - to live apart. see also plural.
      noho kai - dweller on the seashore; to live by the sea.
      noho kakaʻikahi ʻia - sparsely inhabited
      noho kanaka - to serve under.
      noho kāne - to marry, of a woman; to live with a man.
      noho kāpae - sidesaddle; to ride sidesaddle. Fig., to have an illicit love affair.
      noho ke aka - to cast a reflection
      noho keʻe - to stir up disagreement, opposition
      noho keiki - to be a child.
      noho kukuli - to sit on bended knees
      noho leo ʻole - keep still
      noho lihilihi - strict way of life, rigid observance of taboos; rigid way of sitting during ....
      noho like - symbiotic. lit., live together.
      noho loa - to remain long, permanently.
      noho lōʻihi₂ - to stay long.
      noho malalo - submissive
      noho male - to be married; wedlock.
      noho male ʻole - to remain unmarried; spinsterhood, bachelorhood.
      noho maleʻole - var. spelling of noho male ʻole, to remain unmarried; spinsterhood, bachelorhood.
      noho mālie - see mālie, calm, quiet...
      noho malihini - sojourn
      noho mana - wield power
      noho manuahi - adulterous, to live with a mate out of wedlock
      noho me ka hauʻoli - to be happy
      noho nihi - diplomacy
      noho nihinihi - etiquette
      noho niʻo - a pretense to knowledge or skill; bluff, false front. also poupou noho ....
      noho nui ʻia - densely inhabited, densely populated
      noho ʻoihana - office or job holder...
      noho ʻole ʻia - uninhabited
      noho paʻa - to live permanently; to settle down; to be established.
      noho paʻa ʻole i ka ʻāina - migratory
      noho papa₁ - arranged in order, as feathers in a hatband, shingles on a roof; placed in rows or ....
      noho papa₂ - to dwell in one place for generations.
      noho papa ʻana - sequence
      noho pāpio - sit with feet together and to one side, of women
      noho pōʻino - parasitic. lit., harmful living (together).
      noho pololei - to sit properly, straight.
      noho pololei ʻole - slouch
      noho pōlulu - commensalism.
      noho pōmaikaʻi - mutualism. lit., beneficial living (together).
      noho pono - sitting properly, behaving well; moral deportment; morality.
      noho ponoʻana - morality
      noho pū - to sit quietly or dejectedly.
      noho pū ʻana - marriage
      noho uka - upland dweller; to live inland.
      noho wahine - to marry, of a man; to live with a woman.
      noho wale - to do nothing; to be idle or inactive; to sit alone.
          ʻāina noho kahu ʻia - trust territory.
          akua noho - a spirit that takes possession of people and speaks through them as a medium.
          hākōkō noho - ancient type of sitting wrestling, the object being to topple over the opponent; to ....
          hale noho - dwelling house, residence.
          hale noho - residence.
          hale noho haumāna - residence hall, dormitory, as at a school. lit., house where students live.
          hoa noho - neighbor, one who lives with or near another.
          hula noho - any sitting hula; to perform such.
          ikehu noho - potential energy. lit., possessed energy.
          kahi noho - residence, address.
          kanaka noho mehameha - person living alone, hermit.
          kāne noho pū - common-law husband.
          kapu ā noho - same as kapu noho, taboo requiring everyone to sit in the presence of a chief...
          kapu noho - taboo requiring everyone to sit in the presence of a chief, or when his food ....
          keʻena noho - apartment.
          kuhina noho - minister resident.
          kula noho paʻa - boarding school. lit., school staying fixed.
          luna noho - chairman.
          luna noho - incumbent, i.e. the holder of a political office.
          makani noho - spirit that possesses a medium and speaks through him. lit., spirit that takes ....
          malihini noho loa - permanent resident, as an alien residing in one country over an extended period of ....
          mea noho - dweller, occupant
          mea noho kuleana ʻole - squatter
          nalo meli noho hale - drone bee. lit., house-staying honey bee.
          palapala noho - residency permit (for foreigners in 1852).
          pono nō ika noho - shiftless
          poupou noho niʻo - same as noho niʻo, pretense of knowledge...
          pūpū noho - a marine shell (no data). lit., sitting shell.
          ʻuhane noho - a spirit possessing a person completely and talking through him.
          wahine noho kula - an endemic shrub (Isodendrion hawaiiense) in the violet family, having the ....
          wahine noho mauna - an endemic fern (Adenophorus tamariscinus), with finely subdivided ....
          wahine noho pū - mistress, common-law wife
          wahi noho - dwelling place, address.
          wahi noho - residence.
          wahi noho kokoke - neighborhood
          wahi noho like o ka poʻe - community
          wahi noho o ke kanikela - consulate
          waiwai ʻāina noho kahu - land trust. lit., administered land property.
          waiwai noho kahu - trust, i.e. title to property legally held by one party for the benefit of a certain ....
  noho₃ - possession of a medium by a spirit or god; possessed; to possess.
      noho hoʻohihi - possession by a spirit that has taken a fancy (hoʻohihi) to the recipient, ....
      noho ʻū - grief-stricken
  noho₄ - a strong negative following mai.
  noho₅ - retention, especially as referring to students remaining in a school or program.

noho₁  n. seat, chair, stool, bench, pew, saddle. bc

noho kulagolden throne

noho  s. A seat; a bench; a stool; a chair; a place of staying or living. Noho lio, a saddle; noho kapakahi, a side-saddle.

noho₂  vt.
  • to live, reside, inhabit, occupy (as land), dwell,
  • stay, tarry,
  • marry,
  • sit, be in session;
  • to be, act as;
  • to rule or reign (usually but not always followed by a qualifier, as noho moku, to rule a district).
bc [(OC) PPn *nofo, sit, dwell]

He kānāwai e hoʻonoho ana i aupuni.An act to provide a government.

hoʻonohoto take up residence; to install, establish, provide, seat, locate, arrange, pack, regulate, convey, carry, appoint; to place in authority; to set, as type

hoʻonoho ʻalucf. ʻalu

hoʻonoho i ka pākaukauto set a table

hoʻonoho iwito set bones; a bone setter

hoʻonoho kahuinstallation of a pastor

hoʻonoho kēpauto set type

ikehu nohopotential energy

luna nohoincumbent, i.e. the holder of a political office

mīkini hoʻonoho hua paʻi palapalalinotype machine

noho ʻiainhabited

noho liketo live in unity, with equal rights

noho mālieto keep quiet, remain still

noho malihinito sojourn

noho me ka hauʻolito be happy

noho ʻoluʻoluto live comfortably

ʻO ʻOlopana ke aliʻi o ia e noho ana ma Oʻahu nei.ʻOlopana was the chief of this time ruling here on Oʻahu. (FS 197)

Ua noho ka ʻaha.The court is in session.

noho  v. To sit; to dwell; to tarry in a place. To be in a certain condition or to exhibit a certain character; e noho malie, to live quietly, or to hold one's peace; e noho pio, to be in bondage; e noho like, to be at peace, as between two people. Lunk. 4:17. I. e., to have equal privileges. Noho in some positions seems almost to carry the idea of existence; ua noho oluolu oia, he lived comfortably. Hoo. To cause one to sit, i. e., to dwell, or live or stay at any place. To establish or appoint any one in a place or in any business. Kin. 47:6. To appoint any one to a particular office. Puk. 7:1. To bring one forth, i. e., to produce one before a court for trial. To set forth a declaration of some facts in history. Oih. 1:1. E hoonoho kepau, to set types; i ke ai hoonohoia e ka unu loa. To lay a foundation, as of a building. NOTE.—Noho is often used merely to strengthen or intensify the idea; often with a or e imperative; e noho ekemu ole, keep silence, i. e., be silent, where it gives force to ekemu. s. Hoo A builder; an architect.

noho₃  nvt. possession of a medium by a spirit or god; possessed; to possess. bc PPN *nofo.

Akua noho.God that posseses.

hoʻonohoto summon a spirit to possess

Ua noho ʻo Pele i luna o ʻAne.Pele possessed Annie.

noho₄  vs. a strong negative following mai. bc

Mai noho ʻoe ā kolohe i kaʻu mea hana.Don't you dare disturb my work.

noho  is used for various purposes; as, mai noho a, a forbidding negative, do not; e noho nei, here, now, referring to time present or to present place.

noho₅  vi. retention, especially as referring to students remaining in a school or program. see painoho.[+]

He nui ka pākēneka o ka noho ʻana o haumāna ma kēlā kula.The student retention rate at that school is high.

noho ʻahaʻaha  sit haughtily (EH)

noho aliʻi  nvt. throne, reign, chieftainship, tenure as chief, rule; to reign, act as chief.

nohoalii  s. Noho, a seat, and alii, chief. A throne. Puk. 11:5. A king's seat. v. To be or to continue to act as a king. 2 Sam. 5:4. To reign as a king. 2 Sam. 8:15. Nohoalii iho la o Kamehameha maluna o keia pae aina, Kamehameha reigned over these islands.

noho aloha  nvs. mercy seat (Heb. 9.5) ; on friendly terms; dwelling at peace; friendly relationship.

nohoaloha  s. Noho and aloha, compassion. A mercy seat. Puk. 25:17. adj. Friendly; at peace; on friendly terms; dwelling in unity.

noho ʻāmana [noho ʻā·mana]  n. pack saddle. lit., y-shaped crosspiece saddle.

noho ʻāmana [noho ʻā·mana]  n. pack saddle. Eng.

noho ʻana  n. conduct, bearing, deportment, treatment, condition, way of life, term of office, stay.

E holo ʻoe i Hawaiʻi e nānā ai i ka ʻāina, i ke kanaka, a me laila noho ʻana.Go to Hawaiʻi, examine the land, the people, and the local way of life. (FS 183)

kona noho ʻanahis stay

Pēlā ka noho ʻinoʻino ʻana o Hākau ʻUmi.Such was the cruel treatment of Hākau to ʻUmi. (FS 125)

nohoana  s. Noho and ana, a participial termination. A sitting; a dwelling; a living. Moral character; pehea kona nohoana? lit. How is his sitting? i. e., how is his living? how does he live? what is his character? Me na nohoana me na kaliu.

noho ʻana nihinihi  same as noho lihilihi, strict way of life...

nohoanu [noho·anu]  n. native geraniums (Geranium spp.), shrubs and small trees found only at high altitudes in Hawaiʻi. They have small, ovate, green or silvery leaves, edged or tipped with teeth, and reddish or white flowers. lit., cold dwelling. cf. hinahina₄. PLA TRE FLO

noho aupuni [noho au·puni]  nvt. to rule; a reign, ruler. (FS 169)

o kona noho aupuni ʻana.The days of his reign.

noho haku  to boss (EH)

noho hale  n.v.
  • house occupant, owner, sitter,
  • appointee, legatee; to act in such capacity;
  • fig., ashes.
. see ex. ʻimihale₁.

noho hali pēpē  (baby) stroller

noho hana ʻole  vi. to be unemployed, inactive; to sit alone.

noho hauʻoli  live a happy life (EH)

noho hele  nvi. to sojourn briefly and then go on elsewhere; to travel with brief stopovers. (FS 173)

noho hikikiʻi [noho hiki·kiʻi]  n. chair that tilts backward. (Kel. 136)

noho hoʻohana  to act or serve as manager (EH)

noho hoʻohihi [noho hoʻo·hihi]  n. possession by a spirit that has taken a fancy (hoʻohihi) to the recipient, perhaps causing him to act strangely.

noho hoʻokahi  live alone, lone, solitude (EH)

noho hoʻokīkiʻi  sit up, as a dog (EH)

noho hoʻokolokolo [noho hoʻo·kolo·kolo]  n. judgment seat.

nohohookolokolo  s. Noho and hookolokolo, to call to account. A judgment seat; a place for trial. The assembled people at a court of justice; he anaina hookolokolo.

noho hoʻoponopono ʻole  to sit carelessly (EH)

noho huila  n. wheel chair. ILL

nohoʻi, nō hoʻi  intensifying part. ( + hoʻi). (Gram. 7.5)  

Auē hoʻi.Oh oh.