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ʻāhua

/ ʻā.hua / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

1. nvi., To swell, as a wave; heap, mound, hillock, knoll, pile; heaped, humped; tremendous.

  • Examples:
    • ʻĀhua one, sand dune, sandbank.
    • Kau ʻāhua mahaʻoi (Kel. 43), fantastically brazen.

2. n., Young, as of the aku, kawakawa and moano fishes.

Nā LepiliTags: fauna fish

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ʻĀhua

/ ā-hŭ'a / WahiLocation, Parker,

a heap. Land section. Kona, Oʻahu.

Nā LepiliTags: geography Oʻahu Kona

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Reef, Hickam Air Force Base, Oʻahu. West of Hickam Harbor and off Fort Kamehameha housing. Remnant of the large reef that was dredged during the 1940s during the construction of the seaplane runways in Keʻehi Lagoon and at ʻĀhua Point, filled in the 1970s to accommodate the Reef Run-way, and dredged in the 1970s to construct the Hickam Harbor Channel. The remnant of the reef lies between Hickam Harbor Channel and Pearl Harbor Channel. Near shore the reef is a shallow tidal flat that is a popular fishing and reef-walking site.

  • Literally, heap.

Nā LepiliTags: Oʻahu

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