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Reduplication of hamo #1; to pat.

  • Examples:
    • Ua huli pū aʻela ka waʻa, ā hamohamo ana ʻoia me ka hokua, the canoe upset, and he struggled at the crest of the waves.
    • Me kona leo kū i ke aloha e ʻī aku ana ma ka hamohamo ʻana, in his voice filled with compassion [he] spoke soothingly.
  • References:
    • See saying, Pukui, Elbert, and Mookini, 1974: Hamohamo.

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v., Freq. of hamo. To rub; to feel frequently; to touch; to rub the hand over a surface.

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s., Name of an office executed by one of the servants of the king.

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hamohamo

/ hā'-mŏ-hā'-mo / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. n., A gentle stroking; a making smooth.

2. n., Flattery.

3. n., An office obtained from a chief by flattery or by depreciating a rival.

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hamohamo

/ hā'-mŏ-hā'-mo / Parker Haw to Eng,

v., [Freq. of hamo.] To stroke lightly with the hand; to smooth.

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Hamohamo

/ hā'mo-hā'mo / Parker Haw to Eng,

to rub. Land section, Kona, Oahu.

Nā LepiliTags: geography Oʻahu

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Area near ʻŌhua Avenue, Waikīkī, Oʻahu, once belonging to Queen Liliʻuokalani.

  • Literally, rub gently (as the sea on the beach).
  • Examples:
    • Aia akula paha i Waikīkī i Hamohamo i ka ʻimi ʻahuʻawa, maybe just at Waikīkī at Hamohamo looking for ʻahuʻawa sedge (disappointment, failure; all one does is 'rub' and this is 'bitter' [ʻawa]).
  • References:
    • See ʻŌhua; Appendix 8.1.

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