Monthly Archives: October 2015

Mao

1. vs. Cleared, as rain; alleviated, assuaged, as grief; to clear up, as rain; to pass, as sadness. Ua mao aʻela ke kaumaha, the sadness has ceased. (PPN mao.) 2. vi. To fade, as cloth. 3. n. Type of fish. … Continue reading

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Hāʻulelau

Autumn. No Hawaiian word; terms sometimes used: hāʻule lau, laʻa make, laʻa ʻula, ke kau o hāʻule lau. Today is the official last day of fall break for those with kids in school. Or my teacher friends out there. Thus … Continue reading

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Kika

1. vs. Slippery, slimy, as with mud. E ua ana ka ua a kika malama, ʻōlali kika ana kikika i ka ua (chant), the rain rains so that the month is slippery, bright, slippery, slippery in the rain. 2. Also tita n. Sister. Eng. 3. … Continue reading

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ʻAla

1. vs. Fragrant, sweet-smelling, perfumed; fragrance, perfume (preceded by ke). Fig., esteemed chiefly. Mea ʻala, ointment, perfume. Ke ʻala kūpaoa, a strong heady fragrance. Ke ʻala punia, a fragrance so strong that it causes dizziness. Cf. ʻaʻala. hō.ʻala To perfume. (PNP kala.) Fragrant, sweet-smelling. Mmmmm.  Sweet pīkake lei. … Continue reading

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Lāʻau

1. nvs. Tree, plant, wood, timber, forest, stick, pole, rod, splinter, thicket, club; blow or stroke of a club; strength, rigidness, hardness; male erection; to have formed mature wood, as of a seedling; wooden, woody; stiff, as wood. 2. nvs. … Continue reading

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