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halahala

/ hala.hala / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

1. Reduplication of hala #1, hala #2; correction, criticism, complaint, reproach.

  • hoʻohalahala Caus/sim.; To criticize, complain, find fault, correct, negotiate (rare), suggest; correction, complaint; critical.
    • Hoʻohalahala ʻole, uncomplaining.

2. n., Young stage of kāhala fish.

3. vs., Bitter, sour, brackish.

  • Rare

Nā LepiliTags: fauna fish rare

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v. See HALA. To turn aside; to go astray; mostly used in the causative hoo.

2. To object to one; to decline a proposition; to find fault with one's words or conduct; aole hoohalahala kekahi o lakou, not one of them found fault.

adj. Bitter; sour; brackish; ko halahala, sour or fermented cane.

s. Name of a species of fish; the uhu. See UHUHALAHALA.

Halahala (hā'-lă-hā'-la), adj.

/ hā'-lă-hā'-la / Haw to Eng, Parker,

Bitter; sour; brackish: ko halahala, sour or fermented cane.

Halahala (hā'-lă-hā'-la), n.

/ hā'-lă-hā'-la / Haw to Eng, Parker,

A species of fish of the uhu class. Also called uhuhala-hala.

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halahala

/ hă'-lă-hă'-la / Haw to Eng, Parker,

n., [Reduplication of hala, to miss.] See hala.

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