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ʻōlapa Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng / ʻō.lapa /,

1. vi., To flash, as lightning; to blaze suddenly, flare up; to rumble uneasily, as a queasy stomach.

  • Examples:
    • ʻŌlapa ka hoe a ka lawaiʻa, he ʻino, the fisherman's paddle flashes, a storm [of haste].

2. n., Several native species and varieties of forest trees (Cheirodendron 🌐), with opposite leaves, each leaf divided palmately into three to five (rarely six or seven) leaflets, and with flowers borne in umbels.

3. n., Dancer, as contrasted with the chanter or hoʻopaʻa (memorizer); now, any dance accompanied by chanting, and drumming on a gourd drum.

4. n., Name for the āholehole (fish) used as sacrifice for love sorcery (hana aloha), or for sorcery that sends a bad spirit to plague another (hoʻounauna), probably so called because of the desired rapidity of the spirit's actions.

5. Same as ʻōlapalapa #3.

Tags: trees religion hula

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ʻōlapa Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

hehele, Lift-off, as of a rocket or missile; to blast off.

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O-LA-PA Andrews, Haw to Eng,

s. Name of a tree in the mountains.

O-LA-PA Andrews, Haw to Eng,

v. To be moved, as the stomach; to rumble, as the bowels; applied to the stomach or bowels; e olapa, e nahu.

2. To flash, as lightning; olapa ka uwila. Laieik. 163.

3. To move, as a muscle or bone. Anat. 19.

Olapa (ō-lă'-pa), n. Parker, Haw to Eng,

1. A tree 30 to 50 feet high (Cheirodendron gaudichaudii). Called also mahu or kauila; its bark and leaves were used in preparing a blue dye.

2. A variety of hula.

Olapa (o-lă'-pa), v. Parker, Haw to Eng,

1. To be moved, as the stomach; to rumble, as the bowels; applied to the stomach or bowels; e olapa, e nahu.

2. To flash, as lightning; olapa ka uwila. Laieik. p. 63.

3. To move, as a muscle or bone.

ʻŌlapa Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

Street, ʻĀina-Haina, Honolulu, probably named for native trees. (TM.)

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