Wehewehe Wikiwiki Hawaiian language dictionaries

1. nvs., Dust, dirt, dust cloud, spray (ʻeʻa and ʻea #4 are probably interchanged at times).

  • Examples:
    • Kōwelo ʻeʻa, dust streamer.
    • Kū ka ʻeʻa i ke kula, the dust cloud rose over the plain.
    • ʻŌkaʻi ka ʻeʻa, ʻōkaʻi huakaʻi ʻula, a marching cloud of dust, a red procession on the march [warriors with feather cloaks].

2. n., Mountain banana patch.

  • Examples:
    • Līlā ka maiʻa o ka ʻeʻa, wili ka ʻōkaʻi, spindly is the growth of the mountain banana patch, the blossom container twists [even a spindly plant may bear fruit].

3. n., A fish similar to ʻaʻawa, but with dark flesh.

Nā LepiliTags: fauna fish

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