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vi., To look, observe.

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1. Same as ʻāʻaua; lean, as fish.

2. n., Cawing, as of the ʻalalā, crow.

3. (Cap.) n., Name recorded for the star Betelgeuse.

Nā LepiliTags: fauna onomatopoeia astronomy

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1. nvi., Stingy, selfish, to withhold, detain, grudge, refuse to part with; stinginess; sparingly.

  • Examples:
    • Home hoʻopaʻa ʻauʻa ʻia, detention home.
    • Mai hoʻi mai māua i nehinehi, ʻo ka ʻauʻa hoʻi o ka makamaka, we would have returned yesterday, but were detained by friends.
    • Ua ʻauʻa ke kahuna, the sorcerer refuses to part with his knowledge.

2. n., A kind of ʻōpelu fish said to be larger than others in a school and hence more visible. When net fishermen see an ʻauʻa they know a school is present; the ʻauʻa then can not be caught [he refuses].

Nā LepiliTags: fauna

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v. To dislike to part with property; to be stingy in giving.

2. To keep back what should be given to another; to withhold. Sol. 11:24.

3. Not to give a thing asked for; to be stingy.

4. To think so much of a thing as not to part with it. Kin. 45:20. Ua hewa no kahi aua ana o na Lunaauhau, some of the stinginess of the Lunaauhaus is wrong.

5. To look with regret upon a thing.

6. To forbid; withhold. Kin. 30.2.

7. To refuse assent to a proposal; not to be pleased with it. Laieik. 140.

s. The name of a fish.

s. Stinginess; closeness.

s. The voice of the bird alala.

adj. Close; hard; parsimonious; stingy; he pi, he paa.

Aua (āŭ'-ă), adj.

/ āŭ'-ă / Haw to Eng, Parker,

Close; stingy; penurious.

Aua (ā-ū'ă), n.

/ ā-ū'ă / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. A species of milk-fish (Chanos chanos). Also called awa, awa-awa, awa kalamoku, and awa kalamoho.

2. The note of the bird alala (Corvus tropicus).

Aua (ā-ū'-ă), n.

/ ā-ū'-ă / Haw to Eng, Parker,

Stinginess; closeness; penuriousness.

Aua (ā-ū-'ă), v.

/ ā-ū-'ă / Haw to Eng, Parker,

To dislike to part with; to be close or stingy; to withhold or keep back; to retain.

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