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hao Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. n., Iron, general name for metal tools, a bit; brand, as on a horse.

2. n., All native species of a genus of small trees (Rauvolfia) related to the maile and the hōlei, four or five narrow branches are borne together at joints of branches; many small, yellowish flowers develop, and then small, black, flattened, twinned, inverted, heart-shaped fruits.

  • References:
    • Neal 691.
    • PPN fao.

3. nvt., To scoop, dish, or pick up; to grasp, gouge, pillage, plunder, loot; robber.

  • References:
    • Perhaps PPN saʻo.

4. vt., To come with force, as wind or rain; to do with force and energy.

  • Examples:
    • Hao wale, to strike at random; violent.
    • Hao mai i ka puʻupuʻu, deliver a blow of the fist.
    • Hao maila ka mana (FS 265), power was in full force.
    • Hao mai nā koa ʻAmelika! On come the American soldiers!
    • Hao mai ka makani, kuakea ka moana; hao mai ke kai, kū ke koʻa i uka, the wind blows, the sea is white with foam; the sea rises and coral is washed ashore [anger].
  • See ex., paʻihi.

5. Same as maiʻa ʻoa, a variety of banana.

6. n., Horn, as of a goat.

7. Variant of haohao #2.

  • Rare

Tags: flora foods maiʻa

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hao Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

kikino, Rim of basket, in basketball.

  • Source:
    • Existing dictionary word, Extended meaning
  • Examples:
    • E ʻāhaʻi a ka hao. Take it to the rim.
  • References:

Tags: sports basketball

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Hao Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

Place and street, ʻĀina-Haina, Honolulu, named for the Hind property on Hawaiʻi. (TM.) Lit., to gather up.

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