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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