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1. vt. To brave, dare, challenge, defy (1 Sam. 17.10), check, venture; to accept a challenge; to volunteer, involving a difficulty; to act wickedly or presumptuously (Kanl. 1.43); bold, venturesome, valiant, intrepid.

  • Examples:
    • He poʻe ʻaʻa hewa, a people acting wickedly.
    • He ʻaʻa ka manaʻo, he wiwo ʻole, thoughts are full of courage, fearless.
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2. nvt. Belt, girdle, waist; to gird, tie on.

  • Examples:
    • Kākiʻi maila ʻo Kahakaloa i kāna laʻau pālau, a loaʻa ihola ka ʻaʻa o Kawelo (FS 89), Kahakaloa brandished his war club so as to reach Kawelo's waist.

3. n. Bag, pocket, caul, envelope for a foetus, scrip (1 Sam. 17.40); fiber from coconut husk; clothlike sheath at base of coconut frond; cloth; chaff, hull (Ier. 23.28); skin covering eyeballs.

  • Examples:
    • ʻAʻa haole, foreign cloth.
    • ʻAʻa maluna o ke ake, caul above the liver.
    • Ka ʻaʻa o ke au ma ke akepaʻa (Oihk. 3.4), the caul of the bile and the liver.
    • ʻAʻole kanaka ʻaʻa ʻole, no man without his scrip.
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4. (Cap.) Same as Maʻaʻa, a wind.

5. Same as ʻā #4, booby bird.

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1. nvi. To burn, blaze, glow; fire; staring, as eyes (see ʻaʻā maka). Figuratively, angry; fury.

  • Examples:
    • ʻAʻā koke, combustible, inflammable.
    • Ua ʻaʻā ka puʻu, the throat is on fire [with great thirst].
    • Ke ʻaʻā maila ka wahine, the woman burns hither [Pele and her volcanic fires approach].
    • Ua ʻaʻā ʻia au i ke aloha (FS 21), I burn with love.
  • References:
    • PNP kakaa.

2. nvs. ʻAʻā lava; stony, abounding with ʻaʻa lava.

3. (Cap.) n. Sirius, a zenith star that passes over Tahiti and Raʻiātea, formerly believed used by navigators; one of the brightest stars in the heavens.

  • References:
    • See Sirius for various names.

4. n. Young stage of damselfish (ʻāloʻiloʻi).

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ʻāʻā

/ ʻā.ʻā / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

1. nvs. Dumbness, inability to speak intelligibly, a dumb person (Puk. 4.11); dumb, silent, still; to stutter and stammer, as a dumb person.

  • Examples:
    • Poʻe kuli a ʻāʻā, deaf mutes.
    • Ua ʻāʻā ka leo, the voice is unintelligible.
    • He ʻāʻā kō ka hale, the people of the house are silent.
    • I lohe ʻia e nā ʻāʻā lololohe; i mau ʻāʻā lōlōkuli, it was heard from the dumb one who could hear, about those who were deaf and dumb.

2. nvs. Dwarf, small person; dwarfish, small.

  • Examples:
    • Kanaka poupou ʻāʻā, a short stout person.
    • He ʻīlio ʻāʻā (KL. line 577), a short-legged dog.

3. vs. Demented, panic-stricken.

  • Examples:
    • Holo ʻāʻā, to run about in a panic.
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4. Probable variant of ʻā #4, booby bird.

5. n. Male ʻōʻō bird.

  • References:
    • PPN ka(a)kaa.

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ʻA ʻā.

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1. n. Small root, rootlet, vein, artery, nerve, tendon, muscle.

  • Figuratively, womb, offspring.
  • Examples:
    • Aʻa koni, throbbing vein or artery, pulse; throbbing, as with excitement or passion.
    • Aʻa lewalewa, aerial roots, as put forth by ʻōhiʻa trees at high altitudes or in damp climates.
    • ʻŌ kuʻu aʻa kēia, this is my offspring.
    • Kuʻu kaikaina i ke aʻa hoʻokahi, my younger sibling of the same womb.
    • Ke koko maloko o nā aʻa, blood in the veins.
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2. nvt. To send greetings or love; joyous hospitality; joy at greeting a loved one.

  • Examples:
    • Makamaka aʻa, friend who is warmly hospitable.
    • Ā e aʻa ana ʻo mea mā iāʻoe, then they send their regards to you.
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s., A pocket; a bag. Iob. 14:17. SYN. with eke. Aa moni, a purse; a scrip; a bag to carry provisions in for a journey; aole kanaka aa ole, no man without his scrip; a bag for weights (of money.) Kanl. 25:13. The name of the envelop for a fœtus. Laieik. 190. Kuu kaikaina i ka aa hookahi.

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adj., Stony; abounding with lava; rough with broken lava, as ground to walk over, or to work in. See A, broken lava, above.

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s., A dwarf; a small person. Oihk. 21:20. Kanaka poupou aa; ua ike an i kahi keiki i komoiii, aa no hoi ke kino.

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s. See A above. Broken lava, i.e., sand, earth, stones and melted lava, cooled and broken up; hence

s. A covering for the eyes.

s. See A above. Name of a bird that hunts fish during the day, but flies back to the mountains in the evening.

s. The caul of animals; aa maluna o ke eke, the caul above the liver. Puk. 29:13. The midriff: Oihk. 3:4.

s. Name of a sea breeze at Lahaina and some other places on the islands.

s. Name of the cloth-like covering near the roots of cocoanut leaves, aa niu. Hence,

2. The name of a coarse land of cloth, he aa haole.

3. The outer husk of the cocoanut; the skin of the banana, same as paaa.

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s. Chaff; hulls; the outside of seeds or fruit. Ier. 23:28.

s. Name of a reddish fish. See A above.

v. To send love in compliment; as. e aa mai ana o mea ma ia oe; the answer would be, Anoai wale laua, or welina wale laua, or aloha wale laua.

s., Dumbness; inability to speak intelligibly; also a dumb person. Puk. 4:11. I loheia e na aa lololohe; i mau aa lolo kuli.

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v. A doubled. See A, verb, before. To burn fiercely or furiously, as a fire; to burn constantly. Oihk. 6:9.

2. FIG. TO kindle; to burn furiously, as anger. Nah. 11:33.

3. Hoo. To cause to kindle; to burn, as a fire; to light, as a lamp.

4. FIG. TO burn, as anger. Kin. 30:2.

5. To rage; to be angry.

adj. Burning; raging, as a fire, he ahi aa loa; also as anger.

s. A burning; a lighted fire, &c. Laieik. 78.

v. To be bold; to dare. Nah. 14:44.

2. To tempt; to challenge. Puk. 17:2. To defy. 1 Sam. 17:10.

3. To venture, ua aa anei oe e hele i ke kaua? Ua aa anei oe e hele i ke alii?

4. To accept a challenge; to aet presumptuously. Kanl. 1:43. He aa ka manao; he wiwo ole.

s. A daring; tempting. Nah. 14:22.

v. To gird; tie around, as a loose garment.

s. A belt; a girdle.

v. To make a noise, as in trying to speak, as a dumb person; hence,

2. To be dumb, ua aa ka leo.

adj. Silent; still; lonely, as a house uninhabited; he aa ko ka hale, the people of the house are silent.

s. The small roots of trees or plants. Iob. 8:17. Also called weli.

2. The veins or arteries for blood, from their resemblance to the fine roots of trees, aole lakou i ike ke koko maloko o na aa. Anat. 1.

3. FIG. The lower part of the neck.

4. Offspring.

adj. Spiteful; quick angry; also roguish; mischievous.

To send greetings or love: as, e aa mai ana o mea ma ia oe. The reply would be: Ano ai wale laua, or welina wale laua, or aloha wale laua.

1. v., To brave; to dare.

2. v., To tempt; to challenge; to defy.

3. v., To venture; ua aa anei oe e hele i ke kaua? Ua aa anei oe e hele i ke alii?

4. v., To accept a challenge; to act presumptuously: he aa ka manao; he wiwo ole.

5. v., To gird; to tie around, as a loose garment. Same as kaei.

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See A, verb.

1. To burn fiercely or furiously, as a fire; to burn constantly.

2. Fig. To kindle; to rage; to be angry.

3. To make a noise, as a dumb person trying to speak.

4. To be dumb, ua aa ka leo.

aa

kikinonoun / ā-ā / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. n., A large sea bird. Same as a.

2. n., Same as aakimakau.

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[See A.] Broken lava; that is, sand, earth, stones and melted lava, cooled and broken up.

1. A dare; a tempting.

2. A belt; a girdle.

3. The small roots of trees or plants. Also called weli.

4. The veins or arteries, so called from their resemblance to the fine roots of trees: aole lakou i ike ke koko maloko o na aa.

5. Offspring.

6. A tendon; a muscle.

7. A pocket; a bag: Aa moni, a purse; a scrip; a bag to carry provisions for a journey; aole kanaka aa ole, no man without his scrip; a bag for weights (of money). The name of the envelope for a foetus (Laieik. p. 190). Kuu kaikaina i ka aa hookahi. Syn.: Eke and kieke.

8. A covering for the eyes.

9. The caul of animals: aa maluna o ke ake, the caul above the liver; the midriff.

10. A sea breeze at Lahaina and some other places in Hawaii, for example, at Kona on the island of Hawaii, and Waimea, Kauai.

11. The cloth-like covering near the base of a coconut leaf, aa niu.

12. The name of a coarse kind of cloth, he aa haole.

13. Chaff; hulls; the outside of seeds or fruit.

1. Dumbness; inability to speak intelligibly.

2. A dumb person. I loheia e na aa lololohe; i mau aa lolo kuli

3. A dwarf; a small person: Kanaka poupou aa; ua ike au i kahi keiki i komoiii, aa no hoi ke kino.

A lighted fire, a conflagration. (Laieik. p. 78.)

1. adj., Silent; still; lonely, as a house uninhabited: he aa ko ka hale, the people of the house are silent.

2. adj., Spiteful; hot-tempered.

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Stony; abounding with lava; ground rough with broken lava. See a, broken lava.

1. Burning; raging as a fire; he ahi aa loa; also used figuratively.

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