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1. vt., To generate steam in an earth oven by pouring on water (Kep. 163); to purify with water.

2. n., Temporary long, gabled house in which priestesses assembled for purification ceremonies.

  • References:
    • Malo 178.

3. n., Sewer.

4. n., A variety of sweet potato.

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v. To pour water on an oven when heated to generate steam.

v. To pour or dash water on to an oven to increase the steam; i hale palima, hale hawai ma ka la hookahi.

adj. Pertaining to the place or business of steaming food in an oven.

s. A pipe for conveying water; a lead pipe, hose, &c.

Hawai (hā'-wa'i), adj.

/ hā'-wa'i / Parker Haw to Eng,

Pertaining to the place or work of steaming food in an oven.

Hawai (hā'-wa'i), n.

/ hā'-wa'i / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. The water which is used to pour over an oven to generate steam.

2. A trough or pipe for holding or conveying water.

Hawai (hā'-wa'i), v.

/ hā'-wa'i / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. To pour water on an oven when heated to generate steam.

2. [Obsolete.] To dash water over one to purify or cleanse after pollution. The modern word is pikai.

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