1. loc.n., There, yonder, beyond (usually visible or pointed to; cf. laila, usually invisible and anarphoric; often following ma-, i, mai, Gram. 8.6).
- I ʻō i ʻaneʻi, here and there, to and fro.
- Maʻō aʻe nei, nearby, not far.
- Mai ʻō ā ʻō, everywhere.
- I ʻō, i ʻō, this way and that way.
- Noho maʻō, sit over there.
- Maʻō loa aku, far beyond.
- ʻAlawa nā maka o ka ʻaihue i ʻō i ʻō, the eyes of the thief glanced this way and that.
- I ʻō i ʻō aʻe, from that point to yonder point.
- Nā ʻōlelo pili i ʻō ī ʻaneʻi, general provisions; literally, words referring to there to here.
- Mai ʻō a ʻō, from that point to that point [all over, everywhere].
- E ulu mai ka puka o ke dālā maʻō nā pakeneka ʻaʻole e ʻoi aku maʻō o ʻelima pakeneka o ka makahiki, the interest on the money grows because of the percentage of not more than five percent yearly.
2. nvt., Any piercing instrument, fork, pin, skewer, harpoon, sharp-pointed stick, pitchfork, fishing spear; coconut husker; sharp darting body pain; to pierce, vaccinate, prick, stab, thrust; to flash, as lightning; to extend; to dip in, as the finger; to reach, to appear; to force a way out; to fall into, tumble out; to tassel, as sugar cane.
- Ua ʻō kō kea, the white sugar cane has tasseled [to gray with age].
- Ka ʻō ʻana o ka uila, the flash of lightning.
- He ʻō ʻia ka mea hāwāwā i ka heʻe nalu, one unskilled in surfing is given a tumble.
- ʻŌ aku ʻoia i kona mau lima i ka poʻe nele (Sol. 31.20), he extended his hands to the needy.
- hoʻō Caus/sim.; To cause to enter, put or dip in, thrust in, insert; to reach in.
- Hoʻō ʻoma, to put in an oven.
- Hoʻō poʻo, to rush headlong regardless of consequence.
- Hoʻō akula ʻo Hiku i ka ʻuhane o Kawelu ma nā wāwae (For. 5:189), Hiku caused Kawelu's soul to enter at the feet.
3. Similar to kuni ola but with less elaborate ceremony.
4. n., A hula step in which the hip is quickly thrust (ʻō) outward; similar to the kāwelu except that the foot pivots while turning to the opposite direction.
5. nvi., To hail, whoop, a hail; (commonly preceded by ke). Kani ke ʻō, he ihona pali, a whoop going down hill [an easy task].
6. vt., To fly, as a kite.
7. n., The letter “o.”