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ʻewaʻewa

/ ʻewa.ʻewa / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

1. Reduplication of ʻewa #1; irregular, biased, unequal, unjust.

  • Examples:
    • Maka ʻewaʻewa ʻia, looked at with disfavor, eyed askance.
    • Oʻahu maka ʻewaʻewa, Oʻahu with indifferent eyes [a term of reproach to Oʻahu people, said to have been said by Hiʻiaka when her Oʻahu relatives refused to help her mend a canoe for a journey to Kauaʻi].
    • ʻAʻole anei ʻewaʻewa ʻole ko ʻu mau ʻaoʻao? ʻAʻole anei ʻo kō ʻoukou mau ʻaoʻao ka i ʻewaʻewa? (Ezek. 18.25) Is not my way just? Are not your ways unjust?
    • Hoʻokō au ia kauoha me ka ʻewaʻewa ʻole (Kel. 125), I carried out this instruction without a flaw.

2. n., Sooty tern (Sterna fuscata oahuensis); forehead and sides of head white, rest of head black; upper parts black, white beneath.

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