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ʻōpala

/ ʻō.pala / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

nvs., Trash, rubbish, refuse, litter, waste matter, junk, garbage, muck; littered (said also of “trashy” people); riff-raff.

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s., Refuse litter, such as old straw, leaves of trees, dried grass, or anything worthless which may be burnt or blown away by the wind. Hal. 1:4. Light rubbish; different things mixed together.

2. Figurative The rabble; people without character; ʻaʻole i lilo kanaka i ka hewa me Poki, he man ʻōpala wale no ka i lilo me ia, the people did not turn to wickedness with Poki, some of the chaff (unstable men) only went with him.

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adj., Dirty; filthy; bad; unpleasant; ua lemua ʻōpala, a long, disagreeable rain.

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ʻōpala

/ o-pă'-la / Haw to Eng, Parker,

adj., Dirty; filthy: bad; unpleasant: ua lumua ʻōpala, a long, disagreeable rain.

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ʻōpala

/ o-pă'-la / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. n., Refuse, litter, such as old straw, leaves of trees, dried grass, or anything worthless which may be burnt or blown away by the wind; light rubbish; different things mixed together.

2. n., Figurative The rabble; people without character: ʻAʻole i lilo kanaka i ka hewa me Poki, he mau ʻŌpala wale no ka i lilo me ia, the people did not turn to wickedness with Poki, only some of the chaff (unstable men) went with him.

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