1. numeral, Four, fourth (commonly preceded by the numeral-marking prefixes, as ʻehā keiki, four children; Pōʻahā, Thursday; literally, fourth day).
- ʻO nā manu kolo e hele ana ma nā hā (Oihk. 11.20), the fowls that creep, going upon all four.
- Cf. kāuna.
- PPN faa.
2. nvi., To breathe, exhale; to breathe upon, as kava after praying and before prognosticating; breath, life.
- 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.
- 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.
- Cf. ʻohana.
- PPN faʻa.
5. nvi., Trough, ditch, sluice; to form a ditch or trough.
- 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.
- Neal 635.
8. n., Fourth note in the musical scale, fa.
9. interjection, See ʻoia hoʻi hā.
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