- Figuratively, to talk a lot, jabber, jibber jabber.
- Ke ā nui, ke ā iki, big jaw, little jaw [bragging and wheedling, as of a man seeking the favor of a woman].
- PCP aa .
4. conj. and prep., When, at the time when, until, to, as far as, and, or , and then, but (usually preceding verbs, whereas a me usually precedes nouns; ā may also connect words translated by English adjectives, as he po'e kuli ā ʻāʻā, a people deaf and dumb; nani ā pumehana kēia kakahiaka, this morning is beautiful and warm). (Gram. 9.5, 11.1.) Ā also connects verb + noun compounds: see ʻai ā manō, holoāiʻa, Gram. 8.7.2.
- Ā hiki mai ia, when he arrives.
- Hola ʻelua ā ʻoi, a little after two o'clock.
- Noho ʻoia malaila ā make, he lived there until death.
- Prolonged ā may designate a protracted period of time or distance, a long continued action, or emphasis.
- Aloha ā nui, much, much aloha.
- Mahalo ā nui, thanks very, very much.
- Holo aʻela ia ā hiki i ka ʻāina kahiki, he sailed and sailed and sailed until he reached a foreign country.
- Hele ā uka, go clear to the uplands.
- PCP a .
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