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ʻŪ.

the fifth letter of the Hawaiian alphabet. It represents generally the sound of the English oo, as in too, coo, fool, &c.; but when preceded by i, it sometimes has the sound of the English u or yu; as, waiu, waiyu; iuka, yuka.

v. To protrude; to rise on the toes; to prepare to stand up; to draw out, as a pencil from a case.

2. To weep. Mat. 5:4. To grieve; to mourn. Hal. 38:6. E u hele, to go about mourning; to mourn for, i. e., desire earnestly; i kekahi manao o'u e u nei, e ao kakou i ka leo o ka himeni.

3. To drip or drizzle, as water; to ooze or leak slowly, as water from a kalo patch or from the crevices of a rock; e kahe ae.

v. To be tinctured or impregnated with anything; as, ua u ka pipi i ka paakai; ua u ke kapa i ka mea hooluu; u ke kapa i ka ua.

s. The breast of a female. Ezek. 23:8.

s. Grief; sorrow; expression of affection; like me ke aloha, ame ka u, ame ka uwe ana.

2. The breast. Luk. 23:29. The pap; the udder; hence, with wai, milk, i. e., waiu. LIT. Breast water.

3. Unwillingness; not disposed to do.

The eleventh letter of the Hawaiian alphabet. All common nouns beginning with u take the article ka.

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1. n., Grief; sorrow; expression of affection; like me ke aloha, ame ka u, ame ka uwe ana.

2 The breast; the pap; the udder.

3. n., A labial which represents the sound of the English oo; it signifies either acquiescence or denial.

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