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ʻōlohe

/ ʻō.lohe / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

1. vs., Bare, naked, barren; hairless, as a dog; bald; destitute, needy.

  • Examples:
    • Ka lua ʻōlohe o ke ālialia, the barren pit of the salt marsh.

2. nvs., Skilled, especially in lua fighting, so called perhaps because the beards of lua fighters were plucked and their bodies greased; bones of hairless men were desired for fish hooks because such men were thought stronger; also said of hula experts; skilled fighter.

  • References:
    • Kel. 115.

3. vs., Pale.

  • Examples:
    • ʻŌlohe nā maka (Ier. 30.6), pale faces [in a later edition of the Bible this was changed to nananakea].

4. vs., Sick, as after childbirth.

5. n., Ghost; image, as in clouds.

6. n., A small salt-water ʻoʻopu, a fish, found with the ʻōhune.

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