Monthly Archives: November 2015

Manawaleʻa

nvt. A generous heart, charity, alms, donation; to give freely and willingly; gratis, free, benevolent, beneficent. hoʻo.manawa.leʻa Caus/sim. Yesterday, I had the good fortune of participating in a fundraiser for a Hawaiʻi Island firefighter who was injured in a swimming … Continue reading

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Māʻona

vs. Satisfied after eating, full, satisfying; to have eaten, to eat one’s fill. Are you “over it”? Did you walk around yesterday so full that you couldn’t even imagine eating anything else? Only to grab yourself a piece of pie? … Continue reading

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Pāʻina

nvt. Meal, dinner, small party with dinner; to eat a pāʻina. Yesterday, we learned the word for feast: ʻahaʻaina. Today’s word can be used for those who do a smaller scale celebration on Thanksgiving: pāʻina. Just a simple meal. You can … Continue reading

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ʻAhaʻaina

nvi. Feast, dinner party, banquet; to feast, Lit., meal gathering. Many types of ʻahaʻaina are listed below. hō.ʻaha.ʻaina To feast, give a feast. Still on that Thanksgiving theme, homes throughout the U.S. will be having an ʻahaʻaina this week. A feast! Now I am not … Continue reading

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Pelehū

1. Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo). Lit., swollen swelling.  Since this is the week that many people in Hawaiʻi celebrate Thanksgiving,  I thought I would provide some useful words for you to actually USE when you are preparing and partaking in your feast. Pelehū – … Continue reading

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Huapala

1. n. Orange trumpet or sweetheart vine (Pyrostegia venusta syn. Bignonia venusta, B. ignea), an ornamental climber from Brazil, bearing early in the year many deep-orange flowers, hence chestnut-colored or light brown. (Neal 764) Lit. ripe fruit. 2. nvs. Sweetheart, lover; … Continue reading

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Kūʻē

nvt. To oppose, resist, protest; opposite, versus, adverse, contrary, antagonistic, unwilling; objection. Lit., stand different. He manaʻo kūʻē, an opposite meaning. Kūʻē kānāwai, unlawful, contrary to law, illegal, against the law. Kūʻē aupuni, opposed or disloyal to the government, rebel. Hana kūʻē, violation, … Continue reading

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