1. Reduplication of ʻō #1; to pierce, lance, poke, put in, insert; to pierce the fetus in the womb with a sharp instrument in order to practice infanticide; to abort; to cut, as to let blood; to hurl, as a spear.
- Lele ʻōʻō, to leap into the water feet first, without splashing.
- ʻŌʻō heʻe pali (Kep. 103), to poke out tiny octopuses from cracks.
- hōʻōʻō Caus/sim.; To insert, put in, pierce, cause to pierce.
2. n., Digging stick, digging implement, spade.
3. n., A black honey eater (Moho nobilis 🌐), with yellow feathers in a tuft under each wing, which were used for featherwork; endemic to island of Hawaiʻi, now extinct.
- M. bishopi, endemic to Molokaʻi, possibly also extinct.
- M. apicalis, the extinct Oʻahu species.
- The Kauaʻi species was called ʻōʻō ʻāʻā.
4. n., A type of fish, perhaps a swordfish.