1. nvt. Hot, burned; heat, temperature. Fig., lust, passion; to feel such. (Wela may refer to the fiery heat of taboo, an epithet applied to Ka-lā-kaua.) Ua wela kekahi i kekahi (Kep. 97), one lusted for another. Wela ka hao! The iron's hot [now is the time for fun! Whoopee! Hurray! (see also ʻalu). Wela ka hao i nā kaikamāhine home lula! Hurray for the home rule girls. hoʻo.wela To beat, burn, arouse passion. (PPN wela.)
2. Same as puhi wela, an eel.
3. n. A new field, as of sweet potatoes; a piece of land cleared for planting by burning. Also makawela. He wela he kauwahi e mahi ʻai, a wela is a certain place to be cultivated.