1. vt. To brave, dare, challenge, defy (1 Sam. 17.10), check, venture; to accept a challenge; to volunteer, involving a difficulty; to act wickedly or presumptuously (Kanl. 1.43); bold, venturesome, valiant, intrepid.
- He poʻe ʻaʻa hewa, a people acting wickedly.
- He ʻaʻa ka manaʻo, he wiwo ʻole, thoughts are full of courage, fearless.
- See ex., mea #1.
2. nvt. Belt, girdle, waist; to gird, tie on.
- Kākiʻi maila ʻo Kahakaloa i kāna laʻau pālau, a loaʻa ihola ka ʻaʻa o Kawelo (FS 89), Kahakaloa brandished his war club so as to reach Kawelo's waist.
3. n. Bag, pocket, caul, envelope for a foetus, scrip (1 Sam. 17.40); fiber from coconut husk; clothlike sheath at base of coconut frond; cloth; chaff, hull (Ier. 23.28); skin covering eyeballs.
- ʻAʻa haole, foreign cloth.
- ʻAʻa maluna o ke ake, caul above the liver.
- Ka ʻaʻa o ke au ma ke akepaʻa (Oihk. 3.4), the caul of the bile and the liver.
- ʻAʻole kanaka ʻaʻa ʻole, no man without his scrip.
4. (Cap.) Same as Maʻaʻa, a wind.
5. Same as ʻā #4, booby bird.
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