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ʻakoʻako

/ ʻako.ʻako / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. Reduplication of ʻako #1, ʻako #2.

2. nvi., Crest of a wave; to break or swell, as waves.

  • Examples:
    • Pipipiʻi i ka ʻakoʻako nā liʻi nui i ka ʻakoʻako, i ka ʻiu lani (chant for Kuakini), the great chiefs ascend to the crest of the waves, to the crest, to the heavenly height.

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V. See AKO. TO move, as the lips in speaking to one’s self. 1 Sam. 1:13.

2. To itch in the throat before coughing; akahi no ka akoako o kuu puu no ka maneo, uncommon is the tickling of my throat on account of itching.

3. To have a hacking cough in the throat.

v. Akoako ka ale, to swell up, as a wave just before breaking; kuku ka lili o ka nalu.

Akoako (ă'-kŏ-ă'-kŏ), n.

/ ă'-kŏ-ă'-kŏ / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. Harlotry.

2. An irritation in the throat which causes a hacking cough. The cough also is called akoako.

3 Lip movement with no utterance of sound as though talking to oneself.

4. The crest of a wave just before it breaks into surf; the summit of a swell of the sea.
Akoako ka ale
Kuku ka lili o ka nalu.

Akoako (ă'-kŏ-ă'-kŏ), v.

/ ă'-kŏ-ă'-kŏ / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. To move, as the lips in speaking to oneself.

2. To itch in the throat before coughing.

3. To swell; to grow larger; to rise into waves.

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