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1. n., Port, harbor, cove; channel or passage, as through a reef.

  • References:
    • PPN awa.

2. n., Milkfish (Chanos chanos 🌐).

  • References:
    • PPN ʻawa.

Nā LepiliTags: epithets fauna fish

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kikino, Port, as in a computer.

  • Existing dictionary word, Extended meaning

Nā LepiliTags: computers

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v., To converse earnestly.

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s., Name of a plant, of a bitter acrid taste, from which an intoxicating drink is made.

2. The name of the liquor itself expressed from the root of the plant; the drinking of awa causes the skin to crack and flake off for a time; i ka manawa e inu ai kekahi i ka awa, he maikai kona ili ke nana aku; a mahope, mahuna ka ili, nakaka, puehoeho, inoino loa ke nana aku.

3. Bitterness, from the name of the plant.

Nā LepiliTags: flora

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s., Fine rain; mist; he ua awa, ma ka mauna ia ua.

2. A species of fish.

Nā LepiliTags: fauna fish

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s., A harbor; a landing place; an entrance between two reefs; he awa o Kou ma Oʻahu, he awa ku moku; he nui na awa hookomo waa, there is the harbor of Kou on Oʻahu where ships anchor.

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1. n., A port or haven for ships; a landing place; a harbor.

2. n., An entrance, as between two coral reefs, for canoes and other light craft.

3. n., Condensed vapor suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth's surface; fog; mist.

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n., A species of milk-fish (Chanos chanos) highly esteemed as a food-fish. Also called aua, awa-awa and awa kalamoho.

Nā LepiliTags: fauna fish

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1. n., A shrub (Piper methysticum) of the pepper family.

2. n., A non-alcoholic and unfermented beverage of great social and ceremonial value prepared by chewing the awa root, mixing the comminuted particles with water, and straining the infusion when of the proper strength. Taken in moderation it acts as a stimulant and tonic but when drunk to excess produces drowsy intoxication and loss of control of the leg muscles.

3. n., The quality or state of being hitter; acridity; bitterness.

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v., To deliberate; to advise; to counsel.

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