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1. nvs. Ripple; ridge, as of twilled cloth or a tapa beater; groove; streak on tapa; grain of wood or stone; thread of a screw; crevice, as in rocks; grooved. See nao-hoʻopaʻi. Kui nao, screw; lit., nail with thread.

2. vt. To thrust the hands into an opening, as in fishing; to probe. (PPN nao.)

3. Intensifying idiom following ʻaʻole or ʻaʻohe and usually followed by words expressing damage, havoc, distress, pain. (Gram. 4.6.) See ex., pāpaʻa 1. ʻA ʻohe nao ka pilikia! How very much trouble! ʻAʻohe nao i ka ua! What didn't the rain do! ʻAʻohe nao i ka ʻeha! Terrible pain!

4. nvs. Dark-red dye; red.

5. n. A variety of taro. (HP 33.)

Leki nao. Teflon tape, for use in plumbing.

v. To thrust in, as the fingers into an opening; e lalau i ka lima iloko o kahi poopoo. See NANAO.

s. A slight ripple on the water.

2. The ridges of twilled cloth; lole nao; the streaks on kapa.

3. The grain or fibres of wood. Anat. 2.

4. The mucous from the nose; he palahehe, he pilau, he hehe.

5. He waiulaula, he waiahulu.

Nao (na'o), n.

/ na'o / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. A slight ripple on the water.

2. The ridges oi twilled cloth; lole nao; the streaks on tapa.

3. The crossgrain in wood.

4. The thread on a screw hence kuinao.

5. Mucous from the nose.

6. Dark red dyestuff; reddish color.

Nao (na'o), v.

/ na'o / Parker Haw to Eng,

To thrust into an opening as in search of something unseen.

Hill, Airport qd., Molokaʻi.

* Pronunciation and meaning are uncertain.

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