- ʻĀ akaaka, to shine brightly, as stars.
- ʻĀ ke kaimana, the diamond sparkles.
- 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.
- 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.
- See also Kep. 33.
6. interjection, Oh! Well! Ah! Er …
- Gram. 12.
- PNP kaa.
7. vt. To drive, as fish or cattle.
8. n. The letter “a.”
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