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1. n., Port, harbor, cove; channel or passage, as through a reef.

  • References:
    • PPN awa.

2. n., Milkfish (Chanos chanos 🌐).

  • References:
    • PPN ʻawa.

Nā LepiliTags: epithets fauna fish

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vi., Noisy, loud; to talk loudly.

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1. n., The kava (Piper methysticum 🌐), a shrub 1.2 to 3.5 meters tall with green jointed stems and heart-shaped leaves, native to Pacific islands, the root being the source of a narcotic drink of the same name used in ceremonies (Neal 291), prepared formerly by chewing, later by pounding. The comminuted particles were mixed with water and strained. When drunk to excess it caused drowsiness and, rarely, scaliness of the skin and bloodshot eyes. Kava was also used medicinally.

  • Examples:
    • Kupu ʻawa (FS 57), to perform ceremony of offering kava to the gods [an unusual reference, as kava was not taken ceremonially, as in Samoa].
    • ʻAwa kau lāʻau, the tree-resting kava, growing in tree crotches and famous in poetry concerning Puna, Hawaiʻi.
  • References:
    • PPN kawa.

2. vs., Sour, bitter, poisonous.

  • Examples:
    • ʻAwa ka ʻupena, the net is sour [of a net into which fish will not enter].
    • ʻAwa ke au, how bitter the gall [a sour disposition].
  • References:
    • PPN kakawa, PCP kawa.

3. n., Cold mountain rain, fog, mist; to rain or mist. Figuratively, tragic misfortune or ordeal; in PH this word is preceded by ke and may refer to volcanic eruption: Uwē au, puni ʻā i ke ʻawa (PH 193), I weep, surrounded by lava in the downpour.

  • Examples:
    • ʻO ka uahi noe lehua, ʻo ke ʻawa nui i ka mauna (PH 205), the lehua mist smoke, the great outburst on the mountain.

4. n., A premature infant, believed caused by a “sour” condition of the mother.

5. n., A kind of bitter seaweed.

Nā LepiliTags: kava medicine Hawaiʻi rains health flora limu epithets preceded by ke

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See kava.

kikino, Port, as in a computer.

  • Existing dictionary word, Extended meaning

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v., To converse earnestly.

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s., Name of a plant, of a bitter acrid taste, from which an intoxicating drink is made.

2. The name of the liquor itself expressed from the root of the plant; the drinking of awa causes the skin to crack and flake off for a time; i ka manawa e inu ai kekahi i ka awa, he maikai kona ili ke nana aku; a mahope, mahuna ka ili, nakaka, puehoeho, inoino loa ke nana aku.

3. Bitterness, from the name of the plant.

Nā LepiliTags: flora

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s., Fine rain; mist; he ua awa, ma ka mauna ia ua.

2. A species of fish.

Nā LepiliTags: fauna fish

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s., A harbor; a landing place; an entrance between two reefs; he awa o Kou ma Oʻahu, he awa ku moku; he nui na awa hookomo waa, there is the harbor of Kou on Oʻahu where ships anchor.

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1. n., A port or haven for ships; a landing place; a harbor.

2. n., An entrance, as between two coral reefs, for canoes and other light craft.

3. n., Condensed vapor suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth's surface; fog; mist.

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n., A species of milk-fish (Chanos chanos) highly esteemed as a food-fish. Also called aua, awa-awa and awa kalamoho.

Nā LepiliTags: fauna fish

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1. n., A shrub (Piper methysticum) of the pepper family.

2. n., A non-alcoholic and unfermented beverage of great social and ceremonial value prepared by chewing the awa root, mixing the comminuted particles with water, and straining the infusion when of the proper strength. Taken in moderation it acts as a stimulant and tonic but when drunk to excess produces drowsy intoxication and loss of control of the leg muscles.

3. n., The quality or state of being hitter; acridity; bitterness.

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v., To deliberate; to advise; to counsel.

  • Obsolete

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