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1. n. Shadow.

  • Examples:
    • Aka lehulehu, shadow of the multitude; fig., a well-worn path.
    • Ili i ke aka, to cast a shadow.
    • ʻŌlelo i ke aka ka hele hoʻokahi, one going alone talks to the shadow.
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2. nvi. Reflection, image, likeness (Nah. 12.8); faint glimmer preceding the rising of the moon; essence of an offering rather than the flesh; to appear, of moonlight.

  • Many words compounded with aka express clarity, brightness, related to this meaning.
  • Examples:
    • ʻO ke aka kā ʻoukou, ē ke akua, ʻo ka ʻiʻo kā mākou, yours is the essence, O god, ours the material part.
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3. n. Embryo at the moment of conception.

4. n. Newly hatched fish in the stage in which its body is still transparent.

5. n. Knuckles, as of hands or ankles; joints of the backbone; node and stalk of kava; kava slip for planting.

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conj. But, however, nevertheless, on the other hand, notwithstanding.

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ʻaʻano Shadowed, as on computer or in typesetting.

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