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hāʻao / hā.ʻao / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. n., Sections or divisions following in the procession after a high chief.

2. (Cap.) n., Name of a rain at ʻAuʻaulele, Kaʻū and at Nuʻuanu, Oʻahu, so called because its showers follow one another like members of a chief's retinue.

3. n., Name of a tapa pattern.

Tags: chiefs rains tapa Kaʻū Oʻahu

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HA-AO Andrews Haw to Eng,

s. A multitude following.

HA-AO Andrews Haw to Eng,

adj. Driving, as rain with wind; epithet of a rain of Auaulele; ua haao.

Kuu haku i ka ua haao—e—

My lord in the driving rain.

Ka lele la ka ua mauka o Auaulele;

The rain flies quickly upland of Auaulele.

Lele ka ua, lele pu no me ka makani.

The rain flies,—flies with the wind.

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Haao / ha'-āo / Parker Haw to Eng,

Driving in groups as rain with wind; word applied to the rains of Auaulele: ua haao.

Kuu haku i ka ua haao—e—
My lord in the driving rain.
Ke lele la ka ua mauka, o Auaulele;
The rain flies quickly o'er the upland of Auaulele.
Lele ka ua, lele pu no me ka makani.
The rain flies,—flies with the wind.

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haao / ha'-āo / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. n., The separate sections or subdivisions in the procession following a high chief.

2. n., A rain peculiar to Auaulelo in Kau, Hawaii, so named because the showers follow one another like the haao or subdivisions in the retinue of a chief.

3. n., A certain pattern carved on an ie kuku or tapa beater. Syn: Halua.

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Hāʻao Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

  • Spring, land section, and church in Waiʻōhinu, Honuʻapo qd., Kaʻū, Hawaiʻi (RC 158), named for a Kaʻū rain and a supernatural girl.
  • Valley, central Niʻihau.

Tags: Hawaiʻi Niʻihau

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