1. vt., To call, name; to sing or recite a name chant; to give a name to.
- Ua hea aku au i kona inoa ʻo Laʻa-kea, I named him Laʻa-kea.
- Ke hea mai ʻoukou iaʻu, he kumu (Ioane 13.13), ye call me, teacher.
2. vs., Misty, clouded, smoky, obscure.
- Cf. Kona Hea.
3. n., Bank, as of a river.
- Kep. 91.
4. interrogative, Which (in questions and after other words).
- Ka mea hea? Which thing?
- Ka manawa hea? Which time? When?
- Ka hale hea? Which house?
5. interjection, Where? (Usually following prepositions i, ma, mai, no, ʻo; mahea is often written as one word.)
- I hea ka puke? Just where is the book?
- Mahea ka puke? Whereabouts is the book?
- Mai hea mai? Where from?
- No hea ʻoe? Where are you from?
- Ā e hele ana ʻoe ʻo hea (For. 5:219)? Where are you going?
- Aia i hea ka puke? Where's the book (sometimes shortened to aihea)?
- ʻO kēia lio ā ʻo kēlā lio, mahea ʻoe? This horse or that horse, which for you?
- See also ʻauhea.
- PPN fea.
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