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1. nvs., Distance, length, height; distant, long, tall, far, permanent.

  • Examples:
    • Mauna Loa (name), long mountain.
    • Mea ʻole ia loa, this distance was nothing.
    • E loa ke ola, may life be long.
    • Noho loa, to stay permanently (cf. noho lōʻihi, to stay a long time).
    • He aha ka loa o kēia pākaukau? What's the length of this table?
    • Pau kukui pua i ka loa i lalo, candlenut flowers blooming far down below.
  • References:
    • Cf. loloa, Gram. 8.7.5.
    • PPN loa.

2. particle, Very, very much, too, excessive, most.

  • Examples:
    • Maikaʻi loa, very good.
    • Wela loa, too hot.
    • Ma ke kūkala ākea i nā mea koho kiʻekiʻe loa, at public auction to the highest bidders.
  • References:

3. conjunction, As soon as.

  • Examples:
    • I loa no iāia e hala aku, ʻōʻili ana ka makua kāne, no sooner had he gone, than the father appeared.

4. n., Head tax officer; government tax as contrasting with king's taxes.

5. n., A district (And.) or large section of it, contrasting with poko.

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ʻaʻano Long. Dic. Manamana loa. Middle finger. Also manamana waena.

ʻaʻano, Length, in math. No abbreviation.

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Extra, i.e. beyond the usual size, extent, or degree. Dic., ext. mng. Pākā loa. Extra lean, as meat.

Ao loa. Stratus cloud.

v. To extend; to be long; to be indefinitely long as to time, measure or distance.

s. Length. 1 Nal. 6:2. The whole of any district of land; long space from one place to another; a length of time.

2. A bank; a raised place; he ahua a.

3. A receptacle of filth; he nenelu inoino.

4. An officer who has universal charge of the taxes.

5. The name of the general tax itself.

adj. Long; spoken of time, of space or measure.

adv. An intensive word of general application; much; very; exceedingly; it is connected with nouns, adjectives and verbs.

Loa (lō'-a), adj.

/ lō'-a / Parker Haw to Eng,

Long; spoken of time, of space or measure.

Loa (lō'-a), adv.

/ lō'-a / Parker Haw to Eng,

An intensive word of general application; much; very; exceedingly; it is connected with nouns, adjectives and verbs.

Loa (lō'-a), n.

/ lō'-a / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. Length, in time or space; the whole of any district of land; long space from one place to another.

2. A receptacle of filth; he nenelu inoino.

Loa (lō'-a), v.

/ lō'-a / Parker Haw to Eng,

To extend; to be long; to be indefinitely long as to time, measure or distance.

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