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ʻea Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

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].

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ʻea Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

kikino Melody, tune. Eng. (air). Also leo. See entries below and mū hōlapu pale ʻea pau, ʻōnaehana pale ʻea, ʻukulele ʻea honu.

ʻea Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

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.

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