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ʻAwa, ʻawaʻawa. Also: waiʻawa, ʻawaʻawahia, ʻawaʻawahua, muʻe, muʻemuʻe, muʻamuʻa, ʻōmuʻe, ʻōmuʻemuʻe, mule, mulemule, haoa, hauaʻīliki, malailena, ʻōlaelae; pēkaʻa (very bitter), halahala, pūʻawa. These words mean bitter to the taste, and figuratively of disposition. Other words for bitter disposition: keʻemoa, naʻinaʻi; nanau, lanau (rare). Bitter cold, bitter to taste, ʻāmuʻemuʻe. Bitter rain, ka ua ʻawa (of disaster, hardship). Kī-lau-ea overturned, darkened with smoke, lost in bitterness, (PH 197), hulihia Kī-lau-ea, pō i ka uahi, nalowale i keʻawa (disaster).

he awaawa, he awahia.

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