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1. n., Hawksbill turtle (Chelone imbricata), both land and sea species; the shell of this turtle.

  • References:
    • PNP kea.

2. vs., Reddish-brown, as the color of the ʻea shell.

3. n., A general term for infections and infectious diseases; coated tongue, sometimes accompanied by sore throat, the thrush disease of children.

  • Examples:
    • ʻEa ka waha, the tongue is coated.
    • ʻOia kamaʻilio aku a ʻea ka waha, ʻaʻohe lohe ʻia mai, while talking on until the tongue is coated, yet no one pays any attention [a metaphor to show exasperation].
  • References:
    • PPN keakea, PCP kea.

4. n., Spray.

  • Examples:
    • Kū ka ʻea i ka moana, the spray rises in the sea.
  • References:
    • Cf. ʻeʻa, dust. These words are sometimes interchanged.

5. Vocative interjection, usually at the beginning or end of utterances.

  • Examples:
    • ʻEa, hele mai! Say, come here!
    • Hoʻolohe mai ʻoukou, ʻea, all of you there, listen.
  • References:
    • Gram. 12, 1 Sam. 9.5; Lunk. 7.3.

6. Var. of ea #4, to smell.

7. nvi., Noisy; to yell, whoop; whoop.

  • Examples:
    • E kani ana ka ʻea, a whoop sounded.

8. Variant of ea #2, ea #3.

  • Examples:
    • A waiho i ka ʻea nā iwi o kama hele (RC 367), the traveler's bones are left in the air [said of one dying in a foreign land].

Nā LepiliTags: fauna onomatopoeia health grammar

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1. interj., Isn't that so? That's it!

  • Examples:
    • ʻOia, ʻeā? Is that so?
    • Ua hele aku ʻoia i Honolulu, ʻeā, she went to Honolulu, you know.
    • ʻEā, e aha ana ʻoukou? Say, what are you up to?
    • Pēlā, ʻeā? It's that way, is it?

2. Song refrain.

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kikino, Melody, tune.

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kikino, Plastic.

  • Source:
    • Niʻihau.
  • Examples:
    • Kanaka ʻea. Mannequin.
    • ʻEke ʻea. Plastic bag (preceded by ke). Cf. pūʻolo pepa.
    • Tuko paipu ʻea. Plastic pipe cement. Also: tuko paipu.

Nā LepiliTags: Niʻihau preceded by ke

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