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ʻaoa Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. nvi., To bark, as a dog; to howl (Ioela 1.5), bowwow; lamentation, cry of distress; doleful creature (Isa. 13.21), sad (perhaps aoa).

  • References:
    • PCP (k)aoa.

2. n., A small shellfish (Melampus castaneus 🌐), strung in leis.

  • References:
    • PCP ka(ʻ,l)oa.

3. Same as ʻiliahi, sandalwood.

  • References:
    • AP

4. n., Name for sacrificial places near fishponds where semiannual offerings were made, as of taro, bananas, mullet, kohekohe sedge, and black pigs. (Ii 26.)

5. (Cap.) n., Name of a sea breeze associated with Honolulu and elsewhere.

6. n., Hour.

  • Eng.
  • References:
    • Ka Nonanona, 1844.

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