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aloha Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

nvt., nvs. Aloha, love, affection, compassion, mercy, sympathy, pity, kindness, sentiment, grace, charity; greeting, salutation, regards; sweetheart, lover, loved one; beloved, loving, kind, compassionate, charitable, lovable; to love, be fond of; to show kindness, mercy, pity, charity, affection; to venerate; to remember with affection; to greet, hail.

  • Examples:
    • Aloha ʻino! What a pity! Alas! [Expression of regret, either great or small.]
    • Aloha akua, love of god; divine love, pity, charity.
    • Mea aloha, loved one, beloved.
    • Aloha makua, considerate and thoughtful of parents and elders, filial.
    • Aloha ʻia, beloved, pitied.
    • Aloha pumehana, warm aloha, affection.
    • Me ke aloha o Ka-wena, with the love (or greeting) of Ka-wena.
    • ʻO wau iho nō me ke aloha, I remain, with very best regards.
    • Aloha ʻoe, ē Maria, ua piha ʻoe i ka maikaʻi, hail, Mary, full of grace.
    • Ē Maria hemolele, e aloha mai ʻoe iā mākou, Holy Mary, have mercy on us.
    • Aloha aʻe ana mākou i ke ehu wāwae o ka lani (chant for Kalākaua), we remember fondly the footprints of the king.
    • E aloha aku au i ka mea aʻu e manaʻo ai e aloha aku (Puk. 33.19), I show mercy tothose I want to show mercy to.
    • Aloha nō ia mau lā o nā makahiki he kanalima i kūnewa akula! Affectionate [memories] of these days of fifty years past!
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A-LO-HA Andrews, Haw to Eng,

v. To love; to regard with affection; to desire.

2. To have pity or compassion upon.

3. To show mercy; to be merciful as a habit. Mat. 5:7. To spare; to pity. Ezek. 7:9.

4. To salute at meeting or parting. 1 sam. 10:4.

5. To salute contemptuously; aloha ino kaua, alas for us two. NOTE.—Aloha, as a word of salutation, is modern; the ancient forms were anoai, welina, &c.

6. Hoo. To give thanks as an act of worship. 1 Oihl. 25:3.

A-LO-HA Andrews, Haw to Eng,

s. A word expressing different feelings; as, love; affection; gratitude; kindness; pity; compassion; grief; the modern common salutation at meeting and parting.

A-LO-HA Andrews, Haw to Eng,

adj. Loving; beloved; favored.

Aloha (ā-lō'-hă), adj. Parker, Haw to Eng,

Worthy of love; lovable; loving: Keiki aloha, loving child.

Aloha (ā-lō'-hă), n. Parker, Haw to Eng,

1. A word giving an expression of kind feelings.

2. Love; affection; gratitude; kindness.

3. Pity; compassion; grief.

4. The modern, common salutation at meeting or parting.

Aloha (ā-lō'-hă), v. Parker, Haw to Eng,

1. To address with an expression of kind wishes; to welcome.

2. To salute at meeting or parting.

3. To show mercy; to pity; to sympathize with.

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