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1. n., A new shoot, leaf, or bud, especially of taro.

2. n., Dried baked taro or sweet potato; in Kaʻū this food was hung in baskets in the wind so that it dehydrated; it was used on sea journeys and is perhaps related to ō, sea rations.

  • References:
    • PCP kao.

3. n., Ship biscuit, pilot bread, hardtack.

Nā LepiliTags: foods kalo ʻuala Kaʻū

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1. nvt., Instruction, teaching, doctrine, learning, instruction book, manual, advice, counsel; to learn, teach, advise, instruct, train, tutor, coach, prescribe, admonish.

  • Examples:
    • E aʻo kākou iā ʻoe i ke kino lele o kō wahine (For. 4:73), we will teach you the flying power [literally, body] of your wife.
    • Na wai ʻoe i aʻo? Who taught you?

  • References:
    • See lohe for idioms.
    • PPN ako.

2. Particle replacing o, of, and ʻo, subject marker, in songs.

  • Examples:
    • ʻO nā pali aʻo Koʻolau Loa, the cliffs of Koʻolau Loa.
    • Lapakū ka wahine aʻo Pele, the woman, Pele, is very active.
  • References:
    • Gram. 2.8, 9.13.

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n., Newell's puffin or shearwater (Puffinus puffinis newelli), said to be the only sea bird endemic to Hawaiʻi, and to breed only in Hawaiʻi; glossy black above, white beneath; endangered.

  • Examples:
    • Hoʻokahi nō hua a ka ʻaʻo, the ʻaʻo lays but a single egg [said of an only child].

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1. nvi. Light, day, daylight, dawn; to dawn, grow light; enlightened; to regain consciousness.

  • Examples:
    • Piliwaiwai lākou ā ao ka pō, they gambled until night became day [all night long, until dawn].
    • Kēlā pō ā ao aʻe i nehinei, night before last; lit., that night that dawned yesterday.
    • Ā ao ka pō ā pō ke ao, when night becomes day until the day becomes night [for a night and a day].
    • Ua ao mar ka noʻonoʻo, the mind is functioning.
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2. n. Any kind of a cloud, including ʻōpua, but specifically, high clouds that when wind-blown scud along (kaʻa).

3. n. World, earth, realm.

  • Examples:
    • Ke ao o Milu, the realm of the underworld.

4. vt. To be careful, beware, watch out.

  • Examples:
    • E ao naʻe ʻoe iā Kalahumoku (For. 5:413), beware then of Kalahumoku.
    • E ao ʻoe o ʻeha, be careful or you'll be hurt.

5. Rare variant of wao, upland area.

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6. idiom, The exact image of (preceded by a ʻe).

  • Examples:
    • ʻO ka makuahine nō a ʻe ao, the image of the mother.

7. n. A kind of fine mat.

8. n. A kind of fish (no data).

  • References:
    • KL. line 149.

Nā LepiliTags: time fauna rare

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kikino, Cloud, general term.

  • Source:
    • Existing dictionary word
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hamani Warning; to warn, as a student or employee. Dic., ext. mng. Also nuku aʻo. Aʻo leo, nuku aʻo leo. Verbal warning. Aʻo palapala, nuku aʻo palapala. Written warning.


hua hōʻailonaabbreviation Haw to Eng, Māmaka Kaiao,

Abbreviation for ʻaoʻao (page).

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v. To be or become light or day, as in the morning; ua ao ka po, the night has become light. Oih. 12:18.

2. To awake, as from a vision or dream.

3. To come to one's right mind or self-possession.

4. To teach; instruct. Luk. 11:1.

5. To enlighten; instruct in one's duty or conduct. Oihk. 10:11.

6. To reprove; take heed; beware; to warn. Kin. 31:24.

7. To regard with reverence; to obey.

8. To charge strictly.

9. To learn to do a thing; to learn, to study, as a language; e na kumu e, e ao oukou i ka olelo Hawaii, O teachers, study the Hawaiian language.

10. To copy the example of others. Kanl. 18:9. In the imperative, e ao, look out; watch; be on your guard; take heed. Ios. 22:5.

v. Found only in hoo., conj. 3. To tempt; to try; to prove. Dan. 12:10.

2. To try one's conduct or fitness for a duty. Lunk. 7:4.

3. To try; assay. Kanl 4:34.

4. To try to do a thing to ascertain whether it can be done; e hoao e ae oe mamua a maopopo, a ina maopopo, alaila hana, try first whether the thing is feasible, if feasible, then do it.

5. To try; taste of. i. e., suffer, as pain or death. Mat. 16:18. To tempt, as the Holy Spirit. Oih. 5:9.

6. To try, i. e., to cohabit before marriage.

7. To exhibit or practice the shameless conduct of the sexes as in former times.

s. Light; day, in distinction from po. night. Kin. 1:5. For the different periods of time through the night, see Laieik. 30.

2. The world. Hal. 89:11. O ke ao nei, o keia ao, this world; o kela ao, the future world; na wahi ao, heavenly places. Epes. 1:3.

3. Light; applied to the light-green of fresh leaves of plants or trees; the green fresh buds; a kupu, a lau, a loa, a ao, a muo, a liko; the middle or new leaf of plants; as, ao ko, ao kalo.

4. Knowledge; instruction; ke ao ana, doctrine.

s. A cloud. Puk. 14:19. Ao pouli, a dark cloud. Puk. 14:20. Na mea nana i ke ao. observers of clouds. Kanl. 18:14.

adj. Enlightened; informed; instructed; mostly connected with naau, as naauao, and written as one word.

s. Dried kalo or potatoes (i. e., kalo or potatoes baked and dried,) used for food.

2. Sea-bread or any hard bread was called ao by Hawaiians when they first saw it.

s. Art., ka. Name of a species of bird. Laieik. 29.

Ao (āō), adj.

/ āō / Haw to Eng, Parker,

Informed; instructed; enlightened.

1. n., Food, such as taro or potatoes, that is baked and dried: often preserved for use in time of scarcity or famine.

2. n., Pilotbread; ship-biscuit; hardtack.

3. n., A collection of watery particles floating in the air; a cloud. The Hawaiian astrologers classified the clouds according to their natural or phenomenal appearances as portraying omens of good fortune and prosperity or of misfortune and disaster.

4. n., The light of day; daylight.

5. n., The time of sunlight between two nights; daytime; day.

6. n., The earth; the world.

7. n., A new shoot or bud on a plant; also, a protuberance containing an axis with its appendages in an early or undeveloped state; a bud. A kupu, a lau, a loa, a ao, a muo, a liko.

Nā LepiliTags: foods kalo ʻuala time

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n., The bird (Himatione sanguinea). See akakane, and apane.

Nā LepiliTags: fauna birds

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Ao (āō), v.

/ āō / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. To grow light or bright; to be or become light or day.

2. To begin to grow light in the morning; to break, as the day; to dawn.

3. To come into action or a realization of the truth, as after a state of indifference or the like; to become alert; to wake.

4. To take notice of; to regard with attention; to mind; to heed.

5. To develop shoots from buds or seeds; to germinate; to sprout.

6. To become overcast as with clouds; to cloud.

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