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ʻā Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. nvi. Fiery, burning; fire; to burn, blaze. Figuratively, to glitter or sparkle, as a gem; to burn, as with jealousy or anger.

  • Examples:
    • ʻĀ akaaka, to shine brightly, as stars.
    • ʻĀ ke kaimana, the diamond sparkles.
  • References:
    • PPN kakaha, PNP kaa.

2. nvi. Aa lava, or lava rock, as distinguished from smooth unbroken pāhoehoe lava (formerly preceded by ke); to flow, as aa lava.

3. Same as ʻaʻa #1, to dare.

  • Examples:
    • ʻAʻole ʻoia i ʻā e noho, he did not dare to stay.

4. n. Red-footed booby bird (Sula sula rubripes), brown booby (Sula leucogaster plotus), masked or blue-faced booby (Sula dactylatra personata); all indigenous and also breeding elsewhere.

  • Legendary birds believed to have taken the shape of this bird are ʻā ʻaia, ʻā-ʻai-ʻanuhe-a-Kāne and ʻā-ʻaia-nui-nū-keu; ʻā by some were considered ʻaumākua.
  • References:
    • See also Kep. 33.

5. n. Young stage of damselfish (ʻāloʻiloʻi).

6. interjection, Oh! Well! Ah! Er …

  • References:
    • Gram. 12.
    • PNP kaa.

7. vt. To drive, as fish or cattle.

8. n. The letter “a.”

  • Source:
    • English.

Tags: geology fauna birds grammar preceded by ke

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ʻā Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

ʻaʻano, Active, as a volcano.

  • Source:
    • Existing dictionary word, Extended meaning

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