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ʻalaneo

/ ʻala.neo / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

1. nvs., Clear, calm, serene, unclouded, free from impediment; clearness, calm, stillness; emptiness, nothing; desolate (Ier. 50.3).

  • Examples:
    • ʻAlaneo ka uka, ʻaʻole ao, clear were the uplands, without clouds.
    • Ē Lono i ka pō laʻilaʻi, kuʻua mai ka ʻalaneo (Malo 183).
    • O Lono of the clear night, let down clear skies.
    • Hāhā nā lima i kahi e loaʻa ai, a hoʻokuʻi me ka ʻalaneo (Kel. 136), the hands grope at places to find things and collide with nothing at all.

2. vs., Of a single color or texture, especially of a feather cloak without design and made of feathers of a single kind and color.

3. n., Swelling disease, dropsy, generalized edema, kidney disease.

4. n., Name of a class of 12 male supernatural beings called papa pae māhū, said to be hermaphrodite healers from Kahiki. One at least was according to legend turned to stone and has been moved to Kuhiō Park, Waīkīkī, Oʻahu.

  • References:
    • See Pae-māhū in Pukui, Elbert, and Mookini, 1974.

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Lulu ʻalaneo. Rain shadow.

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