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kaha

Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. nvt. To scratch, mark, check, draw, sketch, cut, cut open or slice lengthwise, as fish or animals; to operate, as on the sick; to give a grade or mark to; to engrave; a line in mathematics; punctuation or other mark, as an accent mark; stripe, as in the flag or of enlisted men in the Armed Forces; a grade, as in school; checkmark, long striped cloth.

  • Examples:
    • He hana kaha ea, deprivation of livelihood; literally, life-cutting activity.
    • He aha koʻu kaha? What was my grade?
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2. loc.n. Place (often followed by a qualifier, as kahakai, kahaone, kahawai, and used without ke, as hele i kahakai, go to the beach); in legends, a hot dry shore (PH 74, 84; FS 173).

  • Examples:
    • (Gram. 8.6.) ʻO kēia ka mea ulu o koʻu kaha, this is what grows on my place.
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3. vi. To swoop, as a kite; to be poised, soar, as a bird (less used than kīkaha); to go by, pass by, to turn and go on; to surf, body surf (FS 153).

  • Examples:
    • Kaha ka lā ma ke kua o Lehua (UL 238), the sun passes to the back of Lehua [Island].
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4. vt. To desolate, plunder, cheat.

  • Examples:
    • Ua kaha akula ka nalu o kuʻu ʻāina, the waves of my land have swept everything away [said of famine].
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5. n. Stage of a foetus in which limbs begin to develop.

6. vs. Proud, haughty.

7. n. A kind of tapa.

  • References:
    • Kam. 76:111.

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kāhā

/ kā.hā / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

vs. Large, fat, plump, as of a well-fed dog.

  • Rare

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kaha

Māmaka Kaiao Haw to Eng,

hehele, To drive, in basketball.

  • Source:
    • Existing dictionary word, Extended meaning
  • Examples:
    • Ua kaha palamimo ʻo Ioredāne ma waena o nā kūpale ʻehā. Jordan slyly cut right through the four defenders.

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kaha

Māmaka Kaiao Haw to Eng,

kikino Line.

  • Source:
    • Existing dictionary word
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kaha

/ KA-HA / Andrews Haw to Eng,

1. v., To scratch; to make marks; to write; to make marks indefinitely.

2. To cut; to hew, as timber.

3. To cut open, as a fish or animal; to rip open, as the belly of a person. Amos #1:13.

4. To turn about and go away; to go off; to set out to go. Laieik. 67.

5. Hoo. To seize; to take with one's knowledge, but without his consent; to rob; to take what is another's. See hookaha, an extortion. See makaha.

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kaha

/ KA-HA / Andrews Haw to Eng,

1. v., To stand sideways; to stand up on the edge like the comb of a cock; to tread water; to swim standing up. Laieik. 92.

2. To land or be thrown on the shore from the surf without a surf-board.

3. FIG. To press the land on the back, as when one lands on shore in the surf; e kaha i ka nalu; hence the proverbial expression, ua kaha aku la ka nalu o knu aina, means (LIT. The surf has pressed upon my land) to have a famine for land, i. e., to press, to squeeze the people for food.

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kaha

/ KA-HA / Andrews Haw to Eng,

1. s., A scratch; a mark; a letter.

2. In mathematics, a line.

3. A strip of barren land on the sea shore; hence,

4. Barren land anywhere where upland kalo will not grow, but the people depend on another place.

5. The channel of a small stream. See kahawai and kahakai.

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kaha

/ KA-HA / Andrews Haw to Eng,

1. s., A kind of paper or cloth.

2. The crack of a whip; the report of a pistol.

3. Robbery; plunder; rapine; oppression.

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kaha

/ KA-HA / Andrews Haw to Eng,

v., To be fat; to be plump; to be full, as a well-fed animal. Kin.41:2.

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kaha

/ KA-HA / Andrews Haw to Eng,

s., Largeness; fatness; plumpness; aohe io o ke kaha.

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kaha

/ kā'-ha / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. n., A scratch; a mark; a letter.

2. n., In mathematics, a line.

3. n., A strip of land along the shore; barren land.

4. n., Channel of a stream. See kahawai.

5. n., [Mod.] A kind of cloth striped lengthwise. Also known as halua.

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kaha

/ kā-hā' / Parker Haw to Eng,

n., Largeness; fatness; plumpness: aohe io o ke kaha.

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kaha

/ kă'-ha / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. v., To scratch; to mark the surface of; to write; to make indefinite marks.

2. v., To cut; to hew, as timber.

3. v., To cut open, as a fish, animal, or person.

4. v., To depart from a straight course; to start aside.

5. v., To keep clear of; to withdraw from and go a different way, as in avoiding any obstruction.

6. v., To shoot off for the shore on incoming surf. (Laieik. p. 92.)

7. v., To cover over completely as by a great tidal wave. (A word used by an ancient alii (chief) of Hamakua, Hawaii, in describing the desolation caused by a famine: Ua kaha aku la ka nalu o kuu aina; Literally, the surf of my land, or place, has swept everything away. Surf here means famine.)

8. v., To desolate; to sweep away; to oppress; to create general destruction.

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kaha

/ kă-hā' / Parker Haw to Eng,

v., To be fat; to be plump; to be full, as a well-fed animal.

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Kaha

/ kā'-hă / Parker Haw to Eng,

land unsuited for upland taro growth. Land section, Kohala, Hawaii.

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