1. nvi., Flower, blossom, tassel and stem of sugar cane; to bloom, blossom.
- 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.
- PPN pua.
2. vi., To issue, appear, come forth, emerge, said especially of smoke, wind, speech, and colors, hence to smoke, blow, speak, shine.
- 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.
3. nvi., Progeny, child, descendant, offspring; young, spawn, fry, as of āholehole, ʻamaʻama, ʻanae, awa, kāhala, ʻōʻio, uouoa, to produce progeny or young.
- 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.
- Perhaps PPN pua.
7. Short for ʻōpua, a cloud bank.
8. (Cap.) n., A Molokaʻi sorcery goddess.
9. A fishhook for turtles.
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