Monthly Archives: July 2015

Palapala

1. nvt. Document of any kind, bill, deed, warrant, certificate, policy, letter, tract, writ, diploma, manuscript; writing of any kind, literature; printing on tapa or paper; formerly the Scriptures or learning in general; to write, send a written message. Pah … Continue reading

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Makemake

1. nvt. Desire, want, wish; to want, like, prefer, favor, wish; willing (often replaced colloquially by mamake). See make 2. E mālama ʻia Kou makemake, may Thy will be done. hoʻo.make.make To cause or feign desire. mah keh mah keh I was looking … Continue reading

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ʻŌlelo

Language, speech, word, quotation, statement, utterance, term, tidings; to speak, say, state, talk, mention, quote, converse, tell; oral, verbatim, verbal, motion. ʻOH-leh-loh “Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me” and so the saying goes. … Continue reading

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Haʻalulu

vi. To shake, quake, totter, tremble, quiver. Okay, this is a word many people know. You know that feeling you get (or at least I do) when you have to get up in front of a large (or small) group … Continue reading

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kahua

Foundation, base, site, location, ground, background, platform, as of a house; an open place, as for camping or for sports, as for ʻulu maika or hōlua sliding; playground, arena, stand, stage, courtyard course, camp; bed, as of a stream. fig., declaration … Continue reading

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Lilikoʻi

n. Passion fruit, purple water lemon, or purple granadilla (Passiflora edulis), an American vine with three-lobed leaves and edible dull-purple fruits about 5 cm long, growing wild in many forests of Hawaiʻi; said to be named after Lilikoʻi, Maui, where … Continue reading

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Pōmaikaʻi

nvi. Good fortune, blessedness, blessing, profit, prosperity; prosperous, fortunate, beneficial, blessed, lucky; good luck, improvement (of property), welfare, benefits.  Yesterday morning I had the opportunity to go into the ocean in the early morning, a kapu kai of sorts (salt water purification) after … Continue reading

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Ukana

n. Baggage, luggage, freight, cargo, supplies. Kaʻa ukana, baggage car, baggage or freight vehicle. Many of you traveled this summer, taking advantage of great weather and time off to get away, experience new adventures, learn new things. YAY FOR YOU! Did … Continue reading

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Hikina

1. East  2. (Cap.) Orient. 3. Coming, advent. School is starting all around us. Excitement is in the air. It’s definitely a time of new beginnings for students and teachers. The new school year always reminds me of a new start: new … Continue reading

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Ānuenue

1. nvi. Rainbow. E wai ānuenue ana nā wāwae o nā koa, the feet of the soldiers form a rainbow pattern [of marching soldiers in colored uniforms]. (PNP nuanua.) I don’t know why it is (well, I kinda do, it is because … Continue reading

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