Pukui & Elbert - 1986
P&E : Eng-Haw - 1986
Māmaka Kaiao - 2003-10
hide Andrews - 1865
updated: 10/7/2019

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hae₃    haʻi₁    haʻi₂    haki    haʻo₁    hea₁    hea₅    heʻe₂    hemo₁    hewa₁    hihi₁    hina₄    hola₁    hune₁       


hae₃   vt. to tear.
[(EO) PPn *sae, tear v]

hae     to tear. cf. hahae₁, to tear...
haea₁     pas/imp. of hae₃, to tear...
haehia     pas/imp. of hae₁, wild, fierce, hae₂, to bark, hae₃, to tear...
hahae     same as haehae, to tear; to strip, as pandanus leaves for plaiting. cf. kīhae.
hoʻopōhae     to tear, as a hole in cloth see pōhae, torn, easily torn, fragile.
  • to tear or strip, as leaves;
  • to remove thorns from pandanus leaves;
  • to shred, as ti leaves for dance skirts.
  cf. hae, to tear.
haehae     redup. of kīhae₁, tear, strip, kīhae₂, wrathful spirit... cf. hae₃.
mahae     to tear, split, separate.
haehae     redup. of mahae₁; to tear to shreds.
nahae     torn, rent; tear; to rip or tear (said figuratively of emotions). see hae₃.
haehae     redup. of nahae, torn, rent
nahanahae     redup. of nahae, torn, rent; tear; to rip or tear...
nohae     var. of nahae, torn, rent...
haehae     var. of nāhaehae, redup. of nahae, torn, rent...
hae     torn, easily torn, fragile.
haehae     redup. of pōhae, torn, easily torn, fragile...
uhae     same as hahae, tear, strip, as leaves...


haʻi₁   to break or snap, as a stick...
[Pn(NP) *fati-ŋa, joint, esp. knee or elbow (problematic)]

hahaʻi     redup. of haʻi₁, to break or snap, as a stick... to break into pieces; to break off, as to thin sweet potato vines.
hahaʻi lua     to break in two. fig., bad luck.
haʻi     to break or snap, as a stick; broken; fracture, joint, break. (cf. haki, moku, nahā, wāhi.)
haʻihaʻi₁     redup. of haʻi₁, to break or snap, as a stick; broken; fracture, joint, break...
  • brittle;
  • limbering exercises, as for the hula;
  • massage in chiropractic;
  • quavering;
  • breaking, rising and falling of the voice;
  • a style of singing with a breaking voice;
  • to break, as a law.
haʻihaʻi iwi     by holding the shoulders, to make a person's bones crack audibly; a form of chiropractic; to do so; to break bones.
haʻihaʻi kānāwai     to break the law. also ʻaʻe kānāwai. cf. pale kānāwai.
haʻina₂     a breaking, as of a stick or law; a break.
haʻina nalu     breaking wave.
haʻi ʻole     unbreakable, inflexible, stubborn.
haʻi wale₁     easily broken, brittle.
kauka haʻihaʻi iwi     chiropractor. lit., bone-breaking doctor.
haʻihaʻi     same as haʻihaʻi, brittle.
haʻi     to break, as a stick. (And.)
nalu haʻi     breaking wave (EH)
nalu haʻi lala     wave that breaks diagonally.
nalu haʻi muku     wave that breaks to the left... see lala.
ʻōhaʻi     imperfectly healed, as a broken limb. cf. haʻi₁.
uhaʻi     same as uhaki, to break


haʻi₂   to say, tell, mention, state, declare, confess.
PNP *fa(a)ki

  • reporter, messenger, bringer of news;
  • to tell news.
  • in legends, the sole survivor of a disastrous defeat who reports the news.
ʻāhaʻi ʻōlelo     messenger; to carry word.
hahaʻi     redup. of haʻi₂, to say, tell, mention, state, declare, confess...;
haʻi     to say, tell, mention, state, declare, confess. cf. haʻina, haʻi pōkole.
haʻi ʻano     to describe, tell the nature of.
haʻi aʻo     sermon, lecture, instructive discourse; to give advice.
haʻi ʻeuanelio     to preach the gospel; evangelist.
haʻihaʻi₂     redup. of haʻi₂, to speak quietly back and forth; to murmur. (Kel. 70)
haʻi heluna like     equivalent expression, in math. lit., equal amount expression.
haʻi hoʻokō     operator, as a sign in a computer mathematical operation. lit. tell (to) carry out. cf. pākō.
haʻi hou ma kekahi ʻano     to paraphrase orally. lit., retell in another way. see kākau hou ma kekahi ʻano.
haʻi huihuina     combinatorial coefficient, in math. lit., combination expression.
haʻiinoa     noun. lit., name telling.
haʻiinoa laulā     common noun.
haʻiinoa pili kahi     proper noun. lit., noun referring to someone or place.
haʻi kake kaʻina     permutatorial coefficient, in math. lit., permutation expression.
haʻi kūpuna     to tell of ancestors; a chant concerning ancestors, genealogy.
haʻikūumauma     a call to lift a canoe or to rally together in any work.
haʻileʻa     to tell clearly.
haʻi liki     to boast.
haʻiloaʻa     answer to a problem, solution, key.
haʻilono₁     to tell the news, to spread a report.
haʻilula     formula, in math and science. [comb. haʻi + lula.] see haʻi, haʻihelu.
haʻi manaʻo     to state an opinion, testify.
haʻi manaʻo nūpepa     newspaper editorial. lit., tell thoughts (of editor or writer of) newspaper.
haʻi manawa₁     to tell of the times.
haʻi moʻolelo     to tell stories, storyteller, to tell tales (EH)
haʻi mua     preamble, foreword... cf. ʻōlelo hoʻākāka.
  • a saying, declaration, statement, explanation; to tell,
  • answer, as to a riddle;
  • confession; confess.
  • solution;
  • the two (or sometimes more) last verses of a song that usually begin with the word haʻina and that repeat the theme of the song, or the name of the person to whom the song is dedicated;
  • to sing the haʻina of a song;
cf. haʻi, to speak.
haʻina ʻia mai ana ka puana     tell the summary refrain see puana. (EH)
haʻina kōkua     helping or auxiliary verb.
haʻina kuhikuhi     directional adverbs, as mai, iho, aku, aʻe. lit., pointing adverbs.
haʻinaleʻa     adverb. lit., clarifying verb.
haʻinaleʻa kuhikuhi     directional adverb (EH)
haʻina ʻokoʻa     neuter or intransitive verb.
haʻina pili     transitive verb, active verb.
haʻina pili aku     var. spelling of haʻina pili, transitive verb...
haʻina pili haʻiinoa     verbal adjective.
haʻina pili iā haʻi     transitive active verb. lit., verb referring to another person.
haʻina pili ʻia mai     transitive passive verb.
haʻina pili ʻole aku     intransitive verb.
haʻina pule     recitation of prayers.
haʻinoa     same as haʻiinoa, noun...
haʻi ola     to preach salvation or eternal life; one who so preaches.
haʻi ʻōuli     to tell omens, prognosticate, as by observing clouds; soothsayer.
haʻi pōkole     to speak or report briefly.
haʻi waha     word-of-mouth, verbal, oral; to tell verbally.
haʻi wale₂     to tell without reason.
hōʻike haʻi waha     oral report. also ʻōlelo hōʻike. cf. hōʻike palapala, written report...
hope haʻina     object of a sentence.
ikū haʻi     chairman. lit., speaking officer.
kōkuahaʻina     adverb. lit., aid in speaking.
kūhahaʻi     to narrate orally, as in a speech. [comb. + redup. of haʻi.]
kumuhaʻi     subject, of a sentence.
lauʻowe haʻihaʻi     murmuring (EH)
luna haʻi     confessor, as Catholic priest. lit., speaking superior.
manaʻohaʻi     something to say, thought to express, predication, theorem, problem; to predicate.
moʻolelo haʻi waha     narration, as in movie or video production. lit., story (for) narrating verbally.
nanehaʻi     problem, riddle to be solved. lit., telling riddle. see ex. manaʻokōkua, wehe ʻana.
oeoe haʻina pōpilikia     siren warning of disaster.
ʻoihana haʻilono     journalism. lit., occupation (to) tell the news.
ʻōlelo haʻi mua     foreword, preface. lit., word told first.
ʻōulihaʻi     indicative mood. see also kino hōʻoia.
ukali haʻiinoa     noun complement.


haki   same as haʻi₁, to break or snap...
[PPn *fati, break, be broken (including a wave)]

hahaki     redup. of haki, to break. see ex. ʻoiʻoi₁.
haki     same as haʻi₁, to break or snap...
haki     crease, as on a pair of pants. Niʻihau. also ʻopi.
hakia     pas/imp. of haki, to break or snap...
hakihaki     same as haʻihaʻi₁, redup. of haʻi₁, to break or snap, as a stick...
hakihana     same as hakina, broken piece, remnant, portion...
  • broken piece, remnant, scrap, fragment;
  • portion,
  • balance,
  • section,
  • fraction, as in arithmetic.
hakina ʻai     food fragment, scrap, morsel.
hakina kūpono     proper fraction.
hakina maoli     common fraction.
hakina ʻōlelo     portion of a word, syllable.
hakina pāʻumi     decimal fraction.
haki wale     fragile, easily broken. cf. nahā wale, pāloli.
hoohaki     see haki, to break. To cause to break; to break, as a stick or a bone. see the foregoing.
maʻi iwi haki wale     osteoporosis. lit., fragile-bone disease.
uhaki     same as hahaki, to break.
uhaki kānāwai     to violate a law (EH)
wahi hakina iki     morsel (EH)
waiū haki     a breast that sags, but not long or pendulous. lit., broken breast.


haʻo₁   same as haʻohaʻo, strange, puzzling...

haʻo     same as haʻohaʻo, strange, puzzling... cf. haʻohaʻo, mahaʻohaʻo, pāhaʻohaʻo, kamahaʻo.
haʻohaʻo     strange, puzzling, astonishing; astonished, puzzled, surprised; to wonder, marvel. cf. haʻo, mahaʻohaʻo, pāhaʻohaʻo, kamahaʻo.
haʻohaoalani     The reverence and affection formerly felt by the people for their chiefs; he kuhau lalapa o ke kapu la.
haʻohaʻona     astonishment, wonder.
honi pāhaʻohaʻo     a "puzzling" smell: said if the smell is out of place, as that of gardenias in a canoe at sea, interpreted as a warning of danger. (Nānā 58)
hoʻohaʻohaʻo     to arouse wonder, surprise, puzzlement. see haʻohaʻo, strange, puzzling, astonishing; astonished, puzzled, surprised; to wonder, marvel...
kamahaʻo     wonderful, astonishing, marvelous, wondrous, surprising, remarkable, incomprehensible. cf. pāhaʻohaʻo.
kūpāhaʻohaʻo     same as pāhaʻohaʻo. (Kel. 107)
mahaʻohaʻo     same as haʻohaʻo, strange.
nani kamahaʻo     splendor (EH)
haʻo     about the same as the more common pāhaʻohaʻo, mysterious...
haʻo     name of a guessing game. rare. 
haʻohaʻo     mysterious, puzzling, incomprehensible; transfigured. cf. haʻo₁, haʻohaʻo, mahaʻohaʻo, kamahaʻo.


hea₁   to call, name; to sing or recite a name chant; to give a name to.
PPN *sea.

ʻāheahea₄     same as heahea, to call.
ʻauihea     vocative case. lit.., calling case.
ehea     To call; to call aloud; perhaps the imperative mood of hea, to call. see kahea.
hea     to call, name; to sing or recite a name chant; to give a name to. cf. ʻauihea, kāhea.
  • to call frequently and hospitably;
  • to welcome;
  • friendly, hospitable, genial.
heaheaia     A calling; a voice of calling; aole nae i loaa ka heaheaia mai. Laieik. 91.
hea inoa     to give a name; to chant a name chant; to call a name in hospitable welcome; to call the roll; roll call; name chant.
hea mele inoa     to recite a name chant (EH)
heana₂     calling, as in greeting.
hookahea     see hea and kahea, to call out. To cause to cry out; to call; to raise the voice in calling.
hea     to call, cry out, invoke, greet, name; recital of the first lines of a stanza by the dancer as a cue to the chanter; to recite the kāhea; to give a military command; to summon; a call, alarm (, caus. + hea, call).
hea ʻai     a call to come and eat; a prayer calling on the gods to come and share the food.
hea kua     to call to someone who is leaving (this was believed to bring bad luck, because the departing person had to change his plans).
hea pau ahi     fire alarm.
kaʻiahea     to resound from a distance.
kalahea     to call out an announcement or proclamation, announce.
hea     var. of kāhea, to call.
hea manu     bird imitator; fowler. (Sol. 6.5)
lauāhea     rumor, hearsay.
lohe lau āhea     hearsay, rumor see āhea, breeze, blow gently...
mele kāhea     chant for admittance to an old-time hula school. lit., calling song.
heahea     to call, especially to invite someone to eat; hospitality.
pahu kāhea     walkie-talkie. Niʻihau.
pā kāhea     welcoming call; to call in welcome.
pule kāhea     prayer calling on family gods.


hea₅   where?
Pn(NP) *fea, where?

āhea     when (future). cf. ināhea, when? (past) (Gram. 11.1)  
aia i hea     Where? also: ai hea. see hea₅.
ai hea     Where? also: aia i hea. see hea₅.
ʻauhea     Where (in questions). (Gram. 8.5)  
ʻauhea hoʻi     Where indeed (with implication of neglect or indifference)? Where's the interest? Where's the care?
hea     which (in questions and after other words). cf. āhea, ināhea. (Gram. 8.5)  
hea     where? (usually following prepositions i, ma, mai, no, ʻo; mahea is often written as one word.)
hea     where (indefinite), why, why not.
ināhea     When (in questions in the past). cf. āhea, when? (future) (Gram. 8.5)  
mahea     see hea₅, where?
mai hea mai?     from where?, whence? (EH)
no hea     from where?, whence?
ohea     inter, the genitive case of hea. Of where? of what place? Gram. § 160;
pehea     How? What? How about it? (Gram. 8.3)  
pehea     I don't know; somehow; So how! (in answer to a question with pehea that one cannot or does not wish to answer) (EH)
pehea ʻoe     How do you do? (EH)


heʻe₂   to slide, surf, slip, flee
PPn *seke, slip, slide; surf-ride

ʻaluheʻe     loose, as a bundle not securely tied; flabby, ill-fitting, loose-jointed.
  • to flee from danger;
  • routed, dispersed, defeated.
ʻauheʻeheʻe     redup. of ʻauheʻe, to flee from danger; routed, dispersed, defeated...
hakinaheʻe     geologic fault, as San Andreas Fault. lit., slipping break.
hau heheʻe     slush.
heʻe     flee. cf. pūheʻe, to flee... (Kin. 14.10)
heʻe     see also. heʻe₆ 'to flee'
  • to slide, slip,
  • surf,
cf. heʻe nalu, to ride a surfboard, surfing...
  • to melt, soften;
  • flow,
  • drip,
  • to skim, as milk.
cf. heʻeheʻe, avalanche..., heheʻe, to slide, sag, fade, landslide, avalanche, soft, watery, melting...
heʻe     to hang down, as fruit; to sag; to bear breadfruit. see ex. ule₁.
heʻe     line that supports the mast, stay.
heʻe hau     to ski, in snow. lit., slide (on) snow. see heʻe wai, to water ski...
heʻeheʻe₁     rare redup. of heʻe₂, to slide, surf, heʻe₃, to melt, flow, heʻe₄, to hang down, sag... avalanche.
heʻe hōlua    
  • to ride a hōlua sled; the hōlua course;
  • fig.., an expression of pride in descent from certain chiefly families at Waipiʻo, Hawaiʻi, who were famous for their skill with the hōlua sled.
see hōlua, sled...
heʻe iʻa     run of fish (EH)
heʻena     ramp, as for skateboarding. [comb. heʻe + -na.] cf. alahiō.
heʻe nalu     to ride a surfboard; surfing; surf rider. lit., wave sliding.
heʻenalu     var. spelling of heʻe nalu, to ride a surfboard...
heʻe nehu     season when nehu fish run; to run in schools, of nehu.
heʻe puʻewai     to surf toward the mouth of a stream or up the stream.
heʻe umauma     body surfing; to body surf.
heʻe wai     to water ski. lit., slide (on) water. see heʻe hau.
heʻewale     miscarriage; to have a miscarriage.
heheʻe     redup. of heʻe₂, to slide, surf, slip, flee..., heʻe₃, to melt, flow, drip, soften, heʻe₄, to skim, as milk...; to hang down, as fruit; to sag; to bear breadfruit...;
  • to slide,
  • sag,
  • fade;
  • landslide, avalanche;
  • soft, watery, melting.
heheʻe     discharge, as of pus; fluid.
heheheʻe     redup. of heheʻe₁, to slide, surf, slip, flee..., to melt, flow, drip, soften, to skim, as milk..., to hang down, as fruit, to sag, to bear breadfruit..., heheʻe₂, discharge, as of pus; fluid...
heʻe     obliquely, indirectly, sideways. (For. 6:495)
hōʻauheʻe     to rout, put to flight, flee. see ʻauheʻe, to flee from danger; routed, dispersed, defeated.
holo paheʻe     to skate, skid.
  • to cause to slip, slide, flee;
  • to put to flight, rout.
see heʻe₂, to slide, surf, slip, flee...
hoʻoheʻeaholo     to leach, i.e. subject to the action of percolating liquid. [comb. hoʻo- + heʻeaholo.] see heʻeaholo.
hoʻoheʻe     ti-leaf slide see heʻe, to slide, surf, slip... (EH)
  • to melt, liquefy,
  • cast,
  • dissolve,
  • soften;
  • to slide, especially to slide by jerks, as on a hōlua, sled, or ti-leaf slide.
see heheʻe₁, to slide, sag, fade; landslide, avalanche; soft, watery, melting...
hoʻoheheʻe meaʻai     to digest food. see hoʻowali ʻai, hoʻonapele [trad.]
hoʻopaheʻe     to cause to slip, slide; to make smooth, slippery; to smooth with oil, as the hair; to lubricate. see ex., kū₁₃ see paheʻe₁, slippery, smooth, as a surface; soft, satiny; to slide, slip, skid; sliding, slipping...
hukiheʻe     smooth.
īheʻe     to spread out, prevail, as of calm, peace. rare. 
īheʻeheʻe     to flow. rare. 
heʻe     to pour.
heʻe     to slip flowers from the stringing needle to the string.
kai heʻe     receding sea or wave.
kai heheʻe     taboo place along the shore where outcasts (kauwā) or breakers of certain taboos were drowned that they might be offered as sacrifices; one such place was at Kewalo in Honolulu. lit., slippery sea.
kāmaʻa holo paheʻe     skates.
kāmaʻa puki heʻe hau     ski boot. see heʻe hau.
kapuahi hoʻoheheʻe hao     iron-melting foundry.
kaula hoʻoheʻe     same as kaula paheʻe, line, as to raise a sail...
kaula paheʻe     line, as to raise a sail. lit., sliding line.
keiki heʻe wale     miscarried foetus. lit., child slide without cause.
kēkelē heheʻe     melting point. lit., degree (for) melting.
kele hoʻopaheʻe     vaseline, petrolatum. lit., lubricating jelly.
heʻe     to pour.
kiʻi hoʻoheheʻe ʻia     molten or cast image.
lāʻau hoʻopaheʻe     lubrication (EH)
lole paheʻe     silk (EH)
mea heheʻe     solute. lit., melted thing. see ʻūheheʻe.
noʻa paheʻe     game in which noʻa pebbles were pitched as quoits. lit., sliding noʻa.
ʻōkuʻu lepo heheʻe     same as ʻōkuʻu₂; lit., running excrement ʻōkuʻu.
ʻōlelo paheʻe     cunning (speech), fluent, glib (EH)
ʻōnaehana hoʻoheheʻe meaʻai     digestive system.
paheʻe     slippery, smooth, as a surface; soft, satiny; to slide, slip, skid; sliding, slipping. cf. holo paheʻe, pakika, pōhaku paheʻe ʻānai.
paheʻe     cleared area, bare dirt.
  • spear throwing (FS 114–5);
  • dart-throwing;
  • sport of sliding a stick over a smooth surface;
  • the dart itself.
  (Buck) describes the darts as from 34.5 to 67 inches (about 85 to 170 cm) long, tapering at one end, with the greatest diameter of from 1 to 1½ inches (2.6 to 3.9 cm).
cf. moa₅, a dart, tapering at one end...
heʻeheʻe₁     redup. of paheʻe₁, slippery, smooth, as a surface; soft, satiny...
paheʻe keʻa     dart (EH)
paheʻe ʻulu     to bowl; bowling.
paheʻe wai     water slide; to go on a water slide (Slip ʻnʻ Slide).
palaheʻe     to flee in fear. rare. 
pala heʻe     a running boil; to run, of a sore.
pala heheʻe     abscess, running sore.
papa heʻe nalu     surfboard. lit., board [for] sliding waves.
papa heʻenalu     var. spelling of papa heʻe nalu, surfboard...
heʻepali     killed by a fall from a precipice. fig., to die mysteriously or by accident.
heʻeua     landslide caused by rain; to slip or fall due to rain. (And.)
heʻe     to flee. cf. heʻe₂.
heʻemiki     to steal or filch and run away.
uheʻe     plural of heʻe₂, slide, heʻe₃, melt, heʻe₄, hang down...
ʻūheheʻe     solvent. [comb. ʻū- + heheʻe.] see mea heheʻe.
wahaheʻe     to lie; lying, deceitful, false; a lie, liar. lit., slippery mouth. see ex. keu.
wahi (kapuahi) hoʻoheheʻe hao     foundry (EH)
wai hoʻoheheʻe     digestive juice.
waiū heʻe     skim milk. see heʻe₃, ...to skim, as milk...
waiū heʻeheʻe     caked breast.


hemo₁   loose, separated, untied, unfastened, open, satisfied, discharged, divorced, opened, weaned; taken off, as clothes.
Pn(CE) *semo, become separated, slip off, be loosed; weak, exhausted

ʻai hemo     to remove food from one's mouth and then eat it again, as gum. [mān: mmlh]
ʻāina kaʻahemo     ceded land. [ʻāina + kaʻa + hemo]
hana hemo     to loosen, let go.
  • loose, separated, untied, unfastened,
  • open, opened,
  • satisfied (see ex., hemahema₂),
  • discharged,
  • divorced,
  • weaned;
  • taken off, as clothes.
(cf. puhemo₁, (Puk. 19.21) )
hemohemo     redup. of hemo₁; separation, loosening.
hoʻohemo     to loosen, undo, unfasten, disconnect, take off, set at liberty, liberate, free, abort. see hemo₁, loose, separated, untied, unfastened, open, satisfied, discharged, divorced, opened, weaned; taken off, as clothes...
hoʻohemohemo     to take off. caus/sim of hemohemo, separation, loosening...
hoʻopahemo     to take off line, as a computer system. cf. hoʻopaʻeʻe. [comb. hoʻo- + pahemo.] see pahemo.
hoʻopahemo     to cause to slip, slacken, loosen, etc see pahemo, about the same as hemo; loosened, slipping off; to loosen, get loose; weakening, as a voice.
hoʻopāhemohemo     redup. of hoʻopahemo see pāhemohemo, Redup. of pahemo, loosened, slipping off; to loosen, get loose...
hoʻopuhemo     to loosen, release; listless (EH) see puhemo₁, loose, set free, released, taken off.
iwi pahemo     dislocation (EH)
kaʻahemo     ceded... see ʻāina kaʻahemo, ceded land...
kaʻi hemo     same as kaʻi hoʻi, exit dancing...
kuli hemo     dislocated knee (EH)
lāʻau hoʻohemo keiki     potion to cause abortion (EH)
ʻōhemo     rare var. of hoʻohemo, to loosen, undo, unfasten... see hemo, loose, separated, untied...
pahemo     about the same as hemo₁, loose, separated, untied, unfastened, open, satisfied...; loosened, slipping off; to loosen, get loose; weakening, as a voice.
hemohemo     redup. of pahemo.
palahemo     similar to pahemo, loose, easily untied. rare. 
pohemo     To slip out of the hand, as one carries a bundle and it falls; e puhemo, e alualu, e oloolo, e haaluea.
puhemo     loose, set free, released, taken off. cf. hemo₁.
pūʻuo hemo     open population, in science. cf. pūʻuo paʻa.
uhemo     same as hemo, loose, separated...

The state of being accused or under a curse. Kin. 3:14. E ka poe i ahewaia, ye cursed. Mat. 25:41. A mistake; an error, when the physician thought that a god had the direction of the disease or sent it. see hoahewa. To pronounce one guilty; to condemn. The act of speaking against others. Backbiting.

hewa₁   mistake, fault, error, sin, blunder, defect, offense, guilt, crime, vice; wrong, incorrect, wicked, sinful, guilty; to err, miss, mismanage, fail, mis-
(FJ) PPn *sewa, confused, in error

ʻaʻa hewa     to act wickedly or presumptuously. (EH)
  • to condemn, condemnation,
  • to blame, blame,
  • to censure, reproach,
  • to convict; conviction.
ʻāhewa     wall-eyed, cross-eyed (with maka).
ahewaia     Punishment; condemnation. 1 Sam. 28:10.
awahewa     To miss; to overlook; to make a mistake.
hana hewa     to do wrong, err.
hehehewa     redup. of hewa; a mistake by many.
hehi hewa     misstep; to make a misstep.
hele hewa     to go wrong, take the wrong path, go astray, err.
hewa     mistake, fault, error, sin, blunder, defect, offense, guilt, crime, vice; wrong, incorrect, wicked, sinful, guilty; to err, miss, mismanage, fail, mis-.
hewa     Is it wrong to? Then why not?
hewahewa₃     to fail to recognize. (Ier. 29.26)
hewahewa₂     crazy, demented, wild, aimless. cf. kala hewahewa.
hewa kūpili     logic error, as a message on a calculator display that shows an operation is not logical.
hili hewa     tangled, confused; entanglement, confusion; to become entangled; to trip or fall.
  • to find guilty, pronounce guilty, convict,
  • blame, condemn,
  • curse.
see ʻāhewa₁, to condemn, blame, censure, reproach, convict; condemnation, blame, conviction...
hooahewa     see ahewa and hewa. A finding or pronouncing guilty of a crime or wrong; to condemn.
hoʻohewa     to cause one to do wrong, cause or feign a mistake; to blame, condemn (cf. the more common hoʻāhewa, to condemn) see hewa₁, mistake, fault, error, sin, blunder, defect, offense, guilt, crime, vice...
hoʻoholo i ke kū i ka hewa     to convict, i.e. to find or prove to be guilty. lit., determine to be in error.
hoomakehewa     To accuse falsely; to do a thing in vain.
houhewa     to turn this way and that, as in panic.
  • to miss the course,
  • digress,
  • fail to penetrate or grasp.
kaʻahi hewa     over the line, in volleyball. Niʻihau. also keʻehi hewa.
kaha pela hewa     a circle around a misspelled word with the letters ph (pela hewa) written above the word, in proofreading. lit., spelling error mark.
hewa     to miss, fail, not succeed; to hit by mistake; foiled or thwarted in an attempt.
kala hewahewa     to give away in an insane manner, as would a crazy person.
Kaʻuaʻukomohewa     a lua fighting stroke. lit., the petrel trespasses. also ʻUaʻukomohewa.
keʻehi hewa     over the line, in volleyball. Niʻihau. also kaʻahi hewa.
komo hewa     to trespass, enter by mistake or illegally, intrude; to put on in a wrong way, as clothes wrong side out.
  • sudden attack,
  • stroke, as of heart failure;
  • apoplexy;
  • sudden wind gust;
  • suddenly attacked by a stroke;
  • hit without warning or in error;
  • to strike.
kuhi hewa     to suppose wrongly, err in judgment, give wrong directions; to mistake a person for someone else; erroneous supposition, illusion. see ex. laʻahia.
kuhi hewa o ka maka     optical illusion. lit., illusion of the eyes.
kuhikuhi hewa     redup. of kuhi hewa; to misdirect, misinform.
kuihewa     Kui, to strike, and hewa, wrong. To strike or hit by mistake.
kū i ka hewa     guilty
kūkala hewa     false alarm.
lalau hewa     to wander in error, sin.
maʻi kūhewa     apoplexy (EH)
maʻi ʻōhewahewa     psychosis (EH)
maka ʻāhewa     walleyed; cross-eyed. lit., eyes that err. cf. maka lalau.
makaʻu kūhewa     sudden fear, panic.
manaʻo kuhihewa     delusion (EH)
mea hewa     sinner (EH)
moehewa     to sleep restlessly; to fidget, talk, or walk in one's sleep; disturbed in one's sleep; night mare; to have a nightmare. lit., wrong sleeping.
mōhai kala hewa     expiatory offering to atone for sins. lit., offering for forgiveness of sins.
ʻōhewa     delirious, incoherent, as a drunkard.
ohewa     O, to pierce, and hewa, wrong. To make a false stab at a person or thing.
ʻōhewahewa     redup. of ʻōhewa; psychotic.
ʻōlelo hewa     mistaken word, slip of the tongue.
ʻōlelo hoʻāhewa     accusation; to accuse, charge.
olelohoohewa     An accusation; a charge of wrong against one.
pāʻani hewa     foul (in sports) (EH)
pae hewa     to stray.
paʻi hewa     misprint, typographical error; to make such an error. lit., mistaken printing.
palena ʻāluna o ka hewa     greatest possible error, in math. lit., loosening boundary of error. abb. PʻĀH.
pela hewa    
pili i ka hewa     found guilty (EH)
pilikia kūhewa     emergency (EH)
pōpoki pae hewa     stray cat (EH)
ʻUaʻukomohewa     same as Kaʻuaʻukomohewa, a lua fighting stroke...
ukahewa     Uka, to make an attempt, and hewa, wrong. To make an attempt and miss; to attempt and not perform.
uluāhewa     mania, delusion, craziness; deranged; somewhat crazy, sometimes believed due to possession by a spirit.
uluāhewa     overgrowth; to grow wild and lush; bushy.
wahahewa     Waha, mouth, and hewa, wrong; wicked. The wickedness of the mouth; any false conversation. In a prayer to the gods for the sick, e kala mai i kona hewa, a me kona aiku, a me kona aia, a me kona wahahewa, foul mouth.
wehewehe hewa     misconstrue (EH)


hihi₁   to entangle, creep, spread, intertwine, intermingle; entanglement, web, snare
(FJ) PPn *fifi, entangled; wrapped; confused

ʻāhihi     any plant with long runners or creepers, as cup of gold; any creeping vine. cf. hihi, entangled.
hanahihi     rank-growing, wild, branchy. fig., untamed, uncivil, crude.
  • to entangle, intertwine, intermingle; entanglement,
  • creep,
  • spread,
  • web,
  • snare.
cf. pohihihi, obscure, entangled, mysterious, intricate, confused...
  • entangled, interwoven, involved, rank, snarled, snarl, entanglement, kink,
  • perplexed, hampered, obscure and difficult to understand (Kep. 167);
  • thicket,
  • difficulty, problem, trouble.
hihihi     redup. of hihi₁, to entangle, creep, spread, intertwine, intermingle...
hihikolo₁     same as kākalaioa₂, , kinds of brambles. kākalaioa₃, kinds of brambles.
hihi pūnāwele     spider web, cobweb.
hihi pūnāwelewele     var. spelling of hihi pūnāwele, spider web...
hoʻohihi     to cause entanglement; to entwine, entangle see hihi₁, to entangle, creep, spread, intertwine, intermingle; entanglement, web, snare.
hoʻohihia     to get into difficulties, entangle, perplex, beset with trouble (Mat. 26.31) , complicate. see hihia₁, entangled, interwoven, involved, perplexed, hampered, rank, snarled, obscure and difficult to understand...
hoʻokāhihi     to entrap, ensnare, entangle, etc see kāhihi, entanglement, perplexity, involvement, blocking; entangled, choked, as by weeds; blocked, involved, as with the law, trapped, framed (slang).
hoʻokauhihi     to entangle. see kauhihi₁, tangled, snarled, of vines. Fig., in trouble.
hoʻopohihihi     to confuse, bewilder, puzzle, make mysterious see pohihihi, obscure, entangled, mysterious, intricate, confused, confusing, bewildering, baffling, complex; mystery, obscurity.
hihi     entanglement, perplexity, involvement, blocking; entangled, choked, as by weeds; blocked, involved, as with the law (Mat. 5.40), trapped, framed (slang). cf. hihi.
kahihihi     redup. of kāhihi, entanglement...
  • tangled, snarled, of vines.
  • fig., in trouble.
hihi     to censure, condemn, especially of innocent persons; to involve, entangle, embroil. cf. hihia.
lāʻau hihi     vine.
lāʻauhihi     var. spelling of lāʻau hihi, vine...
paʻahihi     spread here and there.
hihi     to spread, as vines; to stream, as water over a cliff.
palai hihi     a native filmy fern (Vandenboschia davalioides), climbing on trees in damp forests, with narrow dark-green fronds, 13 cm long or more, divided three times. lit., creeping palai.
pīkake hihi     a creeping pīkake.
pili hihia     to become involved in gambling, usually disastrously; in the old days, to bet one's life or wife; to be involved in an entangling affair of any sort.
hihi     same as pohihihi, obscure, entangled... cf. hihi.
pohihihi     obscure, entangled, mysterious, intricate, confused, confusing, bewildering, baffling, complex; mystery, obscurity. cf. hihi.
pohihiu     evasive, obscure, difficult to grasp or comprehend.
pua hōkū hihi     the waxflower (Hoya bicarinata), an ornamental vine from Samoa, Tonga, and Fiji, in the milkweed family. Leaves are thick, broad-oval, paired, at their bases bearing short clusters of waxy, fragrant, white and pink, star-shaped flowers used for leis. lit., entangled star flower. (Neal 700)


hina₄   gray- or white-haired; gray
[(OC) PPn *sina, grey or white-haired]

ʻāeko poʻo hina     bald eagle. lit., white-haired eagle. also ʻāeto poʻo hina
ʻāhina     gray, gray- or white-haired.
ʻāhina     blue denim cloth, dungarees, blue jeans.
ʻāhinahina₁     same as ʻāhina₁, gray, gray- or white-haired..., ʻāhina₂, blue denim cloth, dungarees, blue jeans...
ʻāhinahina₂     the silver-sword (Argyroxiphium sandwicense), a native plant found only at altitudes of 1,870 m or more on Maui and Hawaiʻi; the many long silvery leaves forming a rounded rosette to 60 cm in diameter; about a hundred purplish, daisy-like flowers borne on an erect, leafy stem, which is about 1.8 m high. also hinahina. (Neal 845–7)
ʻāhinahina₃     a native spreading shrub to 1 m high, (Artemisia australis); leaves divided into narrow segments, hoary on under side; flowers in panicles, small, daisy-like. Pounded leaves are used for asthma. also hinahina. (Neal 852)
ʻāhinahina₄     same as hinahina₂, Florida moss.
ʻāhinahina ʻōmaʻomaʻo     Maui greensword. lit., green silversword.
ʻāhina kuahiwi     a native fern (Cyrtomium caryotideum), with fronds 25 to 35 cm long, once divided into 6 to 18 broadly sickle-shaped pinnae, lobed at the base. also kāʻapeʻape.
hina     gray- or white-haired; gray. cf. ʻāhina.
hinahina₁     the silversword (Argyroxiphium sandwicense). see ʻāhinahina₂.
hinahina₂     florida moss (Tillandsia usneoides), an air plant, growing on tree branches and hanging baskets, forming masses of gray, thread-like stems and leaves. It is often substituted for the heliotrope (below) as the flower of Kahoʻolawe, and so called. Also ʻāhinahina and ʻumiʻumi o Dole, Dole's Whiskers. (Neal 169–71)
hinahina₆     gray, grayish.
hinahina₇     a variety of sugar cane, gray-green with a rosy flush, the whole covered with a wax bloom; pith dark brown; looks like lahi₂. (HP 224, 225)
hinakea     type of stone laid near the coral pile (umu) to attract fish; it was flat on one side and rounded on the other, and was believed to attract manini and young of other fish which resembled it in color. lit., white gray.
hinalii     Hina, gray, and lii, very little. Very little gray, as the hair; whitish.
hina ulu     to begin to gray, of hair.
kuahinahina     gray-headed. Molokaʻi.
laehina     same as noio, a tern. lit., white brow.
hina     gray, misty, foggy, dimly visible, hazy. see ex. kāluʻu.
hinahina₁     redup. of pōhina₁, gray, misty, foggy...
polohina     gray, misty, smoky. fig., affectionate grief, pity.
poʻo hina     gray- or white-haired; ash-colored. (PH 34)
popoʻohina     redup. of poʻo hina, gray- or white-haired; ash-colored...
puahina     gray.
wana hina     streak of gray, as in hair.


hola₁   to spread
[(AN) PPn *fola, spread out; spread]

hohola     to spread out, unfold, unfurl, as tapa, mats, clouds, wings; to extend, stretch, diffuse. cf. hola, maʻihohola, pāhola.
hola     same as hohola, to spread. cf. kauhola, mahola, pāhola.
holahia     pas/imp. of hola₁, same as hohola, to spread...
holahola     redup. of hola₁, same as hohola, to spread..., hola₂, same as ʻauhuhu, to drug fish with this poison... see papa holahola kānāwai laʻa, universally sacred decree...
holana     same as hola₁, same as hohola, to spread...
hoʻomahola     to unroll. caus/sim of mahola, to spread out; to smooth out, as a cloth to dry; to extend, expand.
hoomaholahola     Freq. of the foregoing. NOTE.—The different forms mahola and mohala have the same meaning.
hoomohola     see mohola and hohola. To spread out widely; to unfold, as the growing of a plant.
hoʻopāhola     to cause to spread, have spread see pāhola₁, to spread about, extend, diffuse; spread too thin, dissipated.
kauhola     to open, unfold, as a tapa; to expand, as a flower in bloom. cf. hola.
mahola     to spread out; to smooth out, as a cloth to dry; to extend, expand. see hola₁ and ex. heʻe₁.
holahola     redup. of mahola, to spread out; to smooth out, as a cloth to dry...
maholahune     diffusion; to be diffused. [comb. mahola + hune.]
mohola     var. of mohala, unfolded, as flower petals... cf. moho₃, to unfold, of leaves...
  • to spread about,
  • extend,
  • diffuse;
  • spread too thin, dissipated.
cf. hohola.
holahola     redup. of pāhola₁, pāhola₂.
pohola     To open; to spread out, as the petals of a flower when blossoming; to open; to expand; to grow larger.
  • same as hola, to unfold, spread.
  • fig., receptive and open, as the mind.
cf. maʻi ʻuhola.

hune₁   poor, destitute; a poor person

hōʻilihune     to cause poverty; to behave as if poor. see ʻilihune, poor, destitute; poverty, poor person. Lit., tiny skin...
hoʻohune     to cause poverty, impoverish see hune₁, poor, destitute; a poor person.
hoʻoʻilihune     impoverish. see ʻilihune, poor, destitute, poverty... (EH)
huhuhune     redup. of hunehune and hune₁,₂; fine, dainty; stripped of all property.
huhune     redup. of hune₁, poor, destitute, hune₂, fine, tiny.
hune     poor, destitute; a poor person. cf. ʻilihune, poor, destitute..., māhune, poor, destitute...
ʻilihune     poor, destitute; poverty, poor person. lit., tiny skin. cf. hune₁, poor...
hune     poor, destitute. cf. hune₁, poor...
hunehune     redup. of māhune₁, poor, māhune₂, small particle, māhune₃, barely...

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