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A particle expressing strong affirmation, stronger than no; as, oia hoi ha, so it is indeed; truly; certainly; indeed; i mai ia, ua hewa ha oe, he said you are indeed guilty; e hele hoi ha wau, I will surely go. Puk. 2:7.

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is often prefixed to the original root of a word, or inserted when it takes the causative hoo; as, inu, to drink; hoohainu, to give drink; like, to be like; hoohalike, to resemble. It is also often prefixed to the roots of words without any apparent modification of the sense; in other words, the sense is variously modified; as, hauli, a dark color. See ULI, blue, &c. Lalo, down; halalo, to turn the eyes and head down, to think, reflect.

is also used in reciting meles in the middle of a line as a, o, e, &c., are at the end for the voice to rest upon while cantillating, as he ana ha nui keia no ke auhee la, where ha has no meaning except as the voice protracts the syllable.

num. adj. The number four; generally prefixed by a or e. See AHA and EHA. Ha seems to be the original word for the numeral four; as, wawae ha, four feet. It becomes an ordinal by prefixing the article; as, ka ha, the fourth. Mat. 14:25. I ka ha o ka la, the fourth day; i ka ha o ka makahiki. Oihk. 19:25.

s. See the foregoing. On fours; by fours; e hele ana ma na ha, going on four (feet.) Oihk. 11:20, 21.

v. To breathe; to breathe with some exertion; to utter a strong breath; different from hanu, to breathe naturally. Iob. 15:30. It is connected with hanu in Kin. 7:15.

2. FIG. To breathe revenge. Oih. 9:1.

3. To breathe upon; ha ke Akua i ka lewa, God breathed into the open space. Mele of Kekupuohi. To breathe out; to expire.

s. A breathing; a strong breathing.

2. A strong forced breath, as of anger. Iob. 4:9.

3. The expression of anger. 2 Tes. 2:8.

4. FIG. Light; transitory, as a breath or breathing. Hal. 62:9.

s. In music, name of the fourth note from the key.

s. The lower end of kalo tops or leaves when cut off from the root; the same also of cane tops; the lower part of that which is cut off.

2. The stem of a kalo leaf or of sugar-cane.

3. The outside leaves of the kalo when outside leaves are killed with cold or drought; ua maloo ka ha, ua pala ke kumu; ha ko, ha kalo, ha maia.

s. A trough for water to run through; a water pipe; in modern times, a lead or iron pipe through which water flows. See HAWAI.

v. To dance; ha ana, a dancing; more generally written haa, which see.

s, A species of wood; ohia ha or haa.

prefix. Ha is often prefixed to the original root of a word, or inserted when it takes the causative hoo; as: inu, to drink; hoohainu, to give drink; like, to be like; hoohalike, to compare or cause to resemble. It also expresses a degree of variation of color, as: uli, dark or blue color; hauli, bluish, somewhat blue.

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suffix. Ha alone has no meaning. In the phrase oihoiha, it signifies a willingness to complete some mutually understood act, as “We’ll go for it.”

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