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ea Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. n. Sovereignty, rule, independence.

  • Examples:
    • Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea, Restoration Day.
    • Hoʻihoʻi i ke ea o Hawaiʻi, restore the sovereignty of Hawaiʻi.

2. n. Life, air, breath, respiration, vapor, gas; fumes, as of tobacco; breeze, spirit (Isa. 42.5). This ea, as well as ea #1, ea #3, ea #4, is sometimes pronounced or sung ʻea.

  • Examples:
    • Ua mau ke ea o ka ʻāina i ka pono (motto of Hawaiʻi), the life of the land is preserved in righteousness.
    • He palupalu lākou, he ea hele wale aku (Hal. 78.39), they were flesh, a wind that passes away.
    • Kāʻili ʻia aku ke ea o ʻAberahama (Kin. 25.8), Abraham gave up the ghost; literally, the breath of life was snatched away.
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3. vi. To rise, go up, raise, become erect.

  • Examples:
    • Kai ea (Kep. 183), rising sea.
    • Ua ea kona poʻo, his head was raised.
    • Ke ea ʻana o ka ʻai, ka iʻa (Kep. 97), the obtaining of poi, fish..
    • ʻAʻole hoʻi au e ea maluna o koʻu wahi moe (Hal. 132.3), I will not go up into my bed.
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4. vi. To smell.

  • References:

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-ea Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

Pejorative suffix. See hanaea, luea, nanaiea, poluea, Gram. 6.5. (PNP -ea: cf. Rennellese -ea.)

ʻea Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. n., Hawksbill turtle (Chelone imbricata), both land and sea species; the shell of this turtle.

  • References:
    • PNP kea.

2. vs., Reddish-brown, as the color of the ʻea shell.

3. n., A general term for infections and infectious diseases; coated tongue, sometimes accompanied by sore throat, the thrush disease of children.

  • Examples:
    • ʻEa ka waha, the tongue is coated.
    • ʻOia kamaʻilio aku a ʻea ka waha, ʻaʻohe lohe ʻia mai, while talking on until the tongue is coated, yet no one pays any attention [a metaphor to show exasperation].
  • References:
    • PPN keakea, PCP kea.

4. n., Spray.

  • Examples:
    • Kū ka ʻea i ka moana, the spray rises in the sea.
  • References:
    • Cf. ʻeʻa, dust. These words are sometimes interchanged.

5. Vocative interjection, usually at the beginning or end of utterances.

  • Examples:
    • ʻEa, hele mai! Say, come here!
    • Hoʻolohe mai ʻoukou, ʻea, all of you there, listen.
  • References:
    • Gram. 12, 1 Sam. 9.5; Lunk. 7.3.

6. Var. of ea #4, to smell.

7. nvi., Noisy; to yell, whoop; whoop.

  • Examples:
    • E kani ana ka ʻea, a whoop sounded.

8. Variant of ea #2, ea #3.

  • Examples:
    • A waiho i ka ʻea nā iwi o kama hele (RC 367), the traveler's bones are left in the air [said of one dying in a foreign land].

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ʻeā Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. interj. Isn't that so? That's it! ʻOia, ʻeā? Is that so? Ua hele aku ʻoia i Honolulu, ʻeā, she went to Honolulu, you know. ʻEā, e aha ana ʻoukou? Say, what are you up to? Pēlā, ʻeā? It's that way, is it?

2. Song refrain. See ex., wawalo and Gram. 12. Also ʻeāʻeā.

ʻeʻa Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. nvs. Dust, dirt, dust cloud, spray (ʻeʻa and ʻea 4 are probably interchanged at times). Kōwelo ʻeʻa, dust streamer. Kū ka ʻeʻa i ke kula, the dust cloud rose over the plain. ʻŌkaʻi ka ʻeʻa, ʻōkaʻi huakaʻi ʻula, a marching cloud of dust, a red procession on the march [warriors with feather cloaks].

2. n. Mountain banana patch. Līlā ka maiʻa o ka ʻeʻa, wili ka ʻōkaʻi, spindly is the growth of the mountain banana patch, the blossom container twists [even a spindly plant may bear fruit].

3. n. A fish similar to ʻaʻawa, but with dark flesh.

ea Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

kikino Fume. Dic. Also ea puka. Āohiohi ea. Air resistance, i.e. the force of air against a moving object. Ana mīkā ea. Barometer. Pōhaku puka ea. Air stone, i.e. the porous rock in an aquarium that creates tiny bubbles at the surface of the water to facilitate the exchange of gases. Pūnuku ea make. Gas mask, as used during World War II.

ʻea Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

kikino Melody, tune. Eng. (air). Also leo. See entries below and mū hōlapu pale ʻea pau, ʻōnaehana pale ʻea, ʻukulele ʻea honu.

ʻea Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

kikino, Plastic.

  • Source:
    • Niʻihau.
  • Examples:
    • Kanaka ʻea. Mannequin.
    • ʻEke ʻea. Plastic bag (preceded by ke). Cf. pūʻolo pepa.
    • Tuko paipu ʻea. Plastic pipe cement. Also: tuko paipu.

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ea Andrews, Haw to Eng / E-A /,

v., To raise up, as a person bowed down.

2. To lift or throw up.

3. To raise up, as from the grave. Iob. 7:9.

4. To mount or go up upon, as an ancient bed. Hal. 132:3.

5. To rise up, as water. Puk. 15:8.

6. Hoea. To be thrown or raised up, as land out of the ocean; ua hoea mai na aina mai loko mai o ka moana, the land was thrown up out of the ocean.

7. To rise in sight, as a cloud. 1 Nal. 18:44. To heave in sight, as a ship; a hoea mai makai aku o Hilo, she hove in sight off Hilo.

8. To rise up, as out of the water. Kin. 41:2, 3.

9. To stir up, excite, as the affections; ia manawa ka hoea ana mai o ka hai, at that time was the exciting of other’s love.

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ea Andrews, Haw to Eng / E-A /,

s., A species of turtle much valued on account of the shell.

2. The shell itself; he ea kuu wakawaka. Eset. 1:6. Put for ivory. NOTE.—The ea was forbidden to women to eat, under the kapu system.

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ea Andrews, Haw to Eng / E-A /,

s., A species of fish, somewhat similar to the hilu, aawa and poou.

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ea Andrews, Haw to Eng / E-A /,

s., Takes ke for its article. Spirit; vital breath; the breath of life.

2. Life itself; oiai ke ea, while life lasts.

3. The natural breath of life. 1 Tes. 2:8. E kaili aku ke ea, to die. Kin. 25:8.

4. The breath of man or beast. Kekah. 3:21. Nani ka lokomaikai o ke Akua I kona haawi ana mai i ke ea o ke kanaka. Hal. 78:39. SYN. with hanu. Isa. 42:5.

5. He makani ku malie, oia ka makani e hanu ai kakou, the breathable air.

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ea Andrews, Haw to Eng / E-A /,

s., The thrush or aphthæ, a disease of children; art, ka.

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ea Andrews, Haw to Eng / E-A /,

s., Dirt; dust raised by the wind.

Ea me he opua hiki kakahiaka la,

Me he mea la o Hoku o Mahealani

Ka hukiku o ka waa la i ka lae.

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ea Andrews, Haw to Eng / E-A /,

adj., Dirty; dusty, as when the air is full of dust.

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ea Andrews, Haw to Eng / E-A /,

interjection, The expression of a call to one’s attention, as aloha oukou, ea, to which a reply is expected; generally ae. aloha.

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ea Andrews, Haw to Eng / E-A /,

is used in answer to a call, more familiar and disrespectful than eo. Ea is also used by a speaker to call the attention of his hearers to some particular point which he is about to state; its frequency of use is according to the taste of the speaker; it is brought out generally, in the middle of a sentence. Lunk. 7:3. Sometimes it commences a speech. 1 Sam. 9:5.

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ea Andrews, Haw to Eng / E-A /,

s., In music, the highest part; the air.

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ea Andrews, Haw to Eng / E-A /,

adj., Windy; noisy; without effect; he ea ka waha i ke ao ana i ke keiki hookuli, wahapaa; noisy; clamorous; assenting to the commands of a parent, but not obeying; disobedient.

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ea Andrews, Haw to Eng / E-A /,

s., Ku ka ea o Lahainaluna i ka lepo; dust raised by the wind, but not a whirlwind.

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ea Andrews, Haw to Eng / E-A /,

adj., Strong smelling, as meat or food kept too long. See eaea.

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Ea (ĕ'a), adj. Parker, Haw to Eng,

Causing disgust or unpleasant sensations; disagreeable; offensive, as odor. Same as eaea (2).

Ea (e'a), adj. Parker, Haw to Eng,

1. Covered with or as with dust; dusty: Ea ke ala; the way is dusty.

2. Filled with dirt; foul; filthy; dirty.

Ea (ē'ă), adj. Parker, Haw to Eng,

Windy; noisy; clamorous.

Ea (e-ā'), adj. Parker, Haw to Eng,

Tired from talking: Ea ka waha i ke ao i ke keiki hookuli.

Ea (ĕ-ā'), adv. Parker, Haw to Eng,

An expression of assent, affirmation, or interrogatory surprise, as in answer to a question, or to repeat the sense of a question asked: Ay or aye; yea; yes. Ea? he oiaio ia? Aye? is that a fact? The sense is often interjectional.

Ea (ē'-ă), interj. Parker, Haw to Eng,

An exclamation calling attention to what is about to be said: I say! Say! Aloha oukou, ea! Love to you, I say!

Ea (ĕ-ā'), interj. Parker, Haw to Eng,

An interrogative ejaculation expressing curiosity, surprise, inquiry, etc.: Eh? what?

ea Parker, Haw to Eng / ĕ'a /,

1. n., A species of turtle (Chelone imbricata) which is of great value, as it furnishes almost exclusively the tortoise-shell of commerce; the hawkbill turtle.

2. n., The shell of the hawkbill turtle; the tortoise-shell: He ea kuu wakawaka.

3. n., The white thrush, a vesicular disease affecting the lips, mouth and throat. Generally confined to infants.

4. n., Air; breeze; wind: Ke ea ku malie; the still air.

5. n., The breath, as of life: Ke ea o ke kanaka; the breath of man.

6. n., Life: Oiai ke ea; while life lasts.

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Ea (ē'ă), n. Parker, Haw to Eng,

A melodic as contrasted with a harmonic succession of notes, rhythmically arranged; tune; air.

Ea (e'a), n. Parker, Haw to Eng,

1. A species of fish similar to the aawa, but differing chiefly in the dark zone on the posterior part of its body; the dark-colored aawa.

2. A cloud of pulverized earth; a dust-cloud.

Ea me he opua hiki kakahiaka la.
Me he mea la o Hoku o Mahealani
Ka hukiku o ka waa la i ka lae.

Ea (e'a), v. Parker, Haw to Eng,

1. To become erect after kneeling, sitting, or lying down; to be raised or elevated, as the head: Ua ea ae kona poo; his head was elevated.

2. To swell upward; to rise up: Ea ka muliwai; the stream rises.

3. To rise in sight; to appear above the horizon. Ua ea ae ka mahina; the moon has risen in sight.

4. To increase in force, intensity, etc.; to rise.

5. To be revived from death; to rise or arise from the grave: Ue ea hou ka make; the dead has risen again.

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