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1. nvi., Flower, blossom, tassel and stem of sugar cane; to bloom, blossom.

  • Examples:
    • Pāpale pua, pāpale pua kō, hat made of stem of sugar cane.
    • Pua ka wiliwili, nanahu ka manō, the wiliwili tree blooms, the sharks bite [a blossoming girl is desired by males; sharks are believed to mate when the wiliwili blooms and to be especially ferocious].
    • E hauʻoli hoʻi ka wao akua, ā e pua mai hoi (Isa. 35.1), the wilderness shall be glad and blossom too.
  • References:
    • PPN pua.

2. vi., To issue, appear, come forth, emerge, said especially of smoke, wind, speech, and colors, hence to smoke, blow, speak, shine.

  • Examples:
    • Pua ka uahi, the smoke rises.
    • E pua ana ka makani, the wind rises.
    • Kapu ka nū, ka ʻī, i ka pua o ka leo, forbidden to groan, to speak by sound of voice.
    • A ʻike pua iki aku nō ʻoe iā Kaʻula, and you barely see Kaʻula.
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3. nvi., Progeny, child, descendant, offspring; young, spawn, fry, as of āholehole, ʻamaʻama, ʻanae, awa, kāhala, ʻōʻio, uouoa, to produce progeny or young.

  • Examples:
    • Pua aliʻi, descendants of chiefs, royal progeny.
    • Pua ʻūhini, young ʻūhini, a grasshopper.
    • Kana mau pua, his descendants.
    • Pua iʻa, baby fish, fish fry.
    • Lau kō pua, netting drive for young fish.
    • Ua pau, ua hala lākou, a koe nō nā pua (song), they are gone, passed away, and the descendants remain.

4. n., Arrow, dart, sometimes made from flower stalks of sugar cane.

5. Same as olopua #1, a tree.

  • References:
    • Perhaps PPN pua.

6. n., Float, buoy.

  • Rare

7. Short for ʻōpua, a cloud bank.

8. (Cap.) n., A Molokaʻi sorcery goddess.

9. A fishhook for turtles.

  • References:
    • And.

Nā LepiliTags: flowers flora trees rare Molokaʻi religion

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1. Same as hōkiokio, a whistle.

  • Source:
    • Oʻahu.

2. vi., To excrete.

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pūʻā

/ pū.ʻā / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. nvi., Flock, herd, drove; to flock.

  • Examples:
    • Pūʻā hipa, herd of sheep.

2. nvt., Sheaf, bundle, as of grain or fuel that is not wrapped; binder, bunch, package; clump, as of sugar cane (Kel. 116); to tie in bundles, bind.

  • Examples:
    • Pūʻā ʻiʻo, bundle of flesh.
    • I ka pūʻā ʻana a kākou i nā pūʻā (Kin. 37.7), we were binding sheaves.

3. vt., To feed by passing directly from mouth to mouth, of masticated food such as fish or poi; infants and the aged were fed thus.

4. vt., To cut crosswise.

5. vt., To besiege.

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kikino, Post-larvae.

  • Source:
    • Existing dictionary word, Extended meaning

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v. To blossom, as a plant; to put forth blossoms or flowers. Isa. 35:1. To bud, as fruit or flowers. Mel. Sol. 6:11.

2. To appear at a distance; to rise up, as columns of smoke in small quantities.

3. To raise in the throat in order to feed out of the mouth, as pigeons feed their young; o ka puaa hoi, ua pua io ka ai mai ka waha aku o ke kanaka nona ka puaa, e like me ka hanai ana i ka ilio. NOTE.—In this way Hawaiians fed their pets or favorite animals.

4. To put food into another’s mouth from one’s own, as into a child’s; to spit or spew food into a child’s mouth.

5. To tie up in bundles; to bind in bundles, as sheaves of grain. Kin. 37:7. To tie in bundles, as the bones of the dead; a paa kona mau iwi i ka puaia, when his bones were tied up.

6. To lay siege to; to besiege, as a city. 2 Sam. 11:1.

7. To bear; to carry.

8. Hoo. To make fast; to confine; to establish.

9. To cut or hew off obliquely, as in hewing off the sharp ends of a canoe; penei e kalai ai, e pua ia o mua o ka waa ame hope i uuku ai ka ihu.

10. To bunch, as cards when there is a mistake made in dealing them out; e pua i ka pepa, no ka mea ua hewa ka haawi ana.

s. A blossom; a flower; a carving in imitation of a flower. Puk. 25:31.

2. The upper part of the sugar-cane when it blossoms, as pua ko, and which was used for arrows, and in modern times by children in play, as hoolei pua; hence,

3. The name of a play or game.

4. An arrow for shooting in connection with the kakaka or bow.

5. A bundle of sticks; a sheaf of grain or grass. Kin. 37:7.

6. Posterity; descendants. Laieik. 181. Children; a household. Puk. 19:3.

7. A flock; a herd, as of cattle or goats; he pua kao; he pua hipa; he pua bipi; a school of fish; he pua anae.

8. A species of small fish; he pua amaama.

9. The name of a tree found at Kapua on Hawaii and other islands; the wood is very hard.

10. The name applied to a deranged person.

11. A kind of deity supposed to reside in some person who was called Kahupua and who had power to send Pua to do injury to others. He akuapua was applied to some kinds of sickness inducing delirium, a sickness supposed to be sent by some individual in anger.

12. The name of a goddess, the sister of Kalaipahoa. She came with him and Kapo from a foreign country, and they entered certain trees.

13. The name of the kind of hook used in taking turtles or the ea.

s., A pae pū mai, a hiki lāua (mau mea heʻenalu) ma uka, e lana ana kekahi mouo, ua kapa ʻia kēlā mea he pua. [Wehewehe Wikiwiki translation: And they landed together, and they arrived upon the shore, there was a buoy floating, and that thing is called a pua.]

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1. A blossom; a flower; a carving in imitation of a flower.

2. The upper part of the sugar-cane when it blossoms, called pua ko, which was used for arrows by children in the game of hoolei pua; hence,

3. An arrow for shooting.

4. A hard-wood tree (Osmanthus sandwicensis) that furnished the wood for spears used in fishing. Also called ulupua and olopua.

5. A contraction of Kahiliopua; the name of a goddess, the sister of Kalaipahoa. She came with him and Kapo from a foreign country, and they entered certain trees.

6. Spear made of wood of the pua tree and used in spearing fish.

7. The fry of certain varieties of fish.

8. Posterity; descendants. (Laieik. p. 181.)

9. A derangement of mind, said to be the result of possession by the goddess Pua or Kahiliopua.

10. A float or buoy: A pae pu mai a hiki laua (mau mea heenalu) mauka, e lana ana kekahi mouo, ua kapaia kela mea he pua.

11. A signal set on a beach to guide swimmers.

1. A collection of things bound together, as fagots, grass, etc.

2. A collection of animals, said only of ruminants.

PUA 569 PUA

1. To blossom, as a plant; to put forth blossoms. To bud, as fruit or flowers.

2. To be derived from; to be the outcome of.

3. To appear at a distance; to rise up, as small quantities of smoke in columns.

1. To feed out of the mouth, as pigeons feed their young. (In this way Hawaiians fed their pets or favorite animals.)

2. To tie up in bundles; to bind in bundles, as sheaves of grain. To tie in bundles, as the bones of the dead: a paa kona mau iwi i ka puaia, when his bones were tied up.

1. v., To bear; to carry.

2. v., To besiege, as in taking a city.

3. v., To cut in an oblique direction.

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Lane, Nuʻuanu, Honolulu, Oʻahu, named for the father of Samuel K. Pua, sheriff of Hilo, Hawaiʻi.

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    • TM.

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