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Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. numeral, Four, fourth (commonly preceded by the numeral-marking prefixes, as ʻehā keiki, four children; Pōʻahā, Thursday; literally, fourth day).

  • Examples:
    • ʻO nā manu kolo e hele ana ma nā hā (Oihk. 11.20), the fowls that creep, going upon all four.
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2. nvi., To breathe, exhale; to breathe upon, as kava after praying and before prognosticating; breath, life.

  • Examples:
    • Hā ke akua i ka lewa, god breathed into the open space.
    • Ka hā o kona waha (2 Tes. 2.8), the spirit of his mouth; (Ioba. 15.30), the breath of his mouth.

3. nvs., Hoarse; hoarseness.

  • References:
    • PPN faa.

4. nvs., Stalk that supports the leaf and enfolds the stem of certain plants, as taro, sugar cane; layers in a banana stump.

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5. nvi., Trough, ditch, sluice; to form a ditch or trough.

  • Examples:
    • Hā wai, water ditch or trough.
    • Hā ka iwi, the bones are a trough [of a thin person or of one straining in work].

6. n., Stick or furrowed stone used as a sinker, with hooks attached.

7. n., A native tree (Eugenia [Syzygium] sandwicensis 🌐), with red, edible fruit about 8.5 mm. in diameter, related to the mountain apple, ʻōhiʻa ʻai. The bark was used to color tapa black.

  • References:
    • Neal 635.

8. n., Fourth note in the musical scale, fa.

  • Source:
    • English.

9. interjection, See ʻoia hoʻi hā.

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Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

kikino, Fa, the fourth note on the musical scale.

  • Source:
    • Existing dictionary word
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Parker, Haw to Eng / hā /,

1. v., To breathe out through the mouth; to expire; to exhale gently.

2. v., To breathe upon: hā ke Akua i ka lewa, God breathed into the open space.—Mele of Kekupuohi.

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