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hau Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. n., A lowland tree (Hibiscus tiliaceus 🌐), found in many warm countries, some spreading horizontally over the ground forming impenetrable thickets, and some trained on trellises. The leaves are rounded and heart-shaped, the flowers cup-shaped, with five large petals that change through the day from yellow to dull-red. Formerly the light, tough wood served for outriggers of canoes, the bast for rope, the sap and flowers for medicine.

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2. nvs., Cool, iced; ice, frost, dew, snow (see ex., ʻale #1); a cool breeze; to blow, of a cool breeze.

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    • Wai hua ʻai hau, iced fruit punch.
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3. Same as hahau #1; to hit, smite, beat, tap.

4. Same as hahau #2; to lay before; to offer, as a sacrifice or prayer.

5. n., A soft porous stone, as used for polishing calabashes.

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6. n., Mother-of-pearl shell.

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hau- Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. Dirty, unpleasant. Cf. hauʻeka, haukaʻe, haumia, hauna, Gram. 6.3.3. (PCP fau.)

2. Ruler (nonproductive, mostly in proper names, such as in the common names Haulani and Haunani). (Gram. 6.3.3.) (PPN sau.)

haʻu Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

vi. To snort (Ier. 8.16), bray, puff; to chatter, as the teeth; to choke with sobs. Cf. puhaʻu. Haʻu ka waha, to puff for breath. Haʻu ka waha i ka makani, to puff to the wind [of one who scolds]. ʻO Kona i ka paka ʻona, ke haʻu iho ʻoe, kūnewanewa, Kona with the intoxicating tobacco, a draw and you stagger [a Kona lover is not forgotten]. He hoki hihiu … e haʻu ana i ka makani (Ier. 2.24), a wild ass … that snuffeth up the wind.

HAU Andrews, Haw to Eng,

s. Name of the land breeze that blows at night; hence, any cool breeze; he hau kekahi makani mauka mai, un manao ia mai loko mai o ke kuahiwi kela makani. NOTE.—This word has several forms. It usually takes ke for its article instead of ka; but the ke is sometimes united with it, and then it becomes kehau. This however requires a new article, which would be ke, ke kehau; but this article also sometimes adheres to the noun, and thus requires a new article still; hence the different forms of the word: hau, kehau, and kekehau, all of which take corresponding articles.

HAU Andrews, Haw to Eng,

s. The general name of snow, ice, frost, cold dew, &c.; i hoomanawanui ai hoi kaua i ka hau huihui o ke kakahiaka, when we two also persevered in the cold frost of the morning; hau paa, hoar frost. Puk. 16:14. In the same verse hau is rendered dew; snow. Nah. 12:10.

2. The rough bristles of a hog when angry; huhu ka puaa. ku ka hau; hence,

3. Anger; applied figuratively to men.

4. Name of a species of soft porous stone.

HAU Andrews, Haw to Eng,

s. Name of a tree or large bush; the bark was sometimes beaten into a fine species of kapa called kapa hau. Laieik. 112.

2. A kind of dance used for lascivious purposes, accompanied by singing.

HAU Andrews, Haw to Eng,

v. To swallow; to gulp down, as the smoke of tobacco.

2. To inhale; to snuff up, as the wind. Ier. 2:24.

3. To snort, as a horse. Ier. 8:16.

Hau (hă'u), n. Parker, Haw to Eng,

1. The land breeze that blows at night; hence, any cool breeze: he hau kekahi makani mauka mai, ua manao ia mai loko mai o ke kuahiwi kela makani. (This word has several forms. It usually takes ke for its article instead of ka; but the ke is sometimes united with it, and then it becomes kehau. This, however, requires a new article, which would he ke, ke kehau; but this article also sometimes adheres to the noun, and thus requires a new article still; hence the different forms of the word: hau, kehau, and ke kehau, all of which take corresponding articles.

2. Ancient name of a very gentle and hardly perceptible inland current of air in the evening and early morning; known also as kehau, supposed to indicate the dew point.

3. Dew; dew-drops.

4. The general name of snow, ice, frost, cold dew, etc: i hoomanawanui ai hoi kaua i ka hau huihui o ke kakahiaka, when we two also persevered in the cold frost of the morning; hau paa, hoar frost.

5. A soft porous stone used for smoothing and polishing calabashes.

6. A freely branching tree. (Paritium tiliaceum). Very common along the coast. Two species were known to Hawaiians, kaekae (light) and koii (heavy or hard). The light wood served for outriggers of canoes; the bark, tough and pliable, was used in making rope. See hau-kuahiwi.

Hau (ha'u), n. Parker, Haw to Eng,

1. The snorting sound which an angry animal makes in attacking.

2. A kind of dance, also called hula alaapapa. See alaapapa.

Hau (ha'u), v. Parker, Haw to Eng,

1. To swallow smoke; to gulp down smoke.

2. To inhale through the mouth; to snuff up, as the wind.

3. To snort, as a horse.

4. To indulge in vain boasting; to brag.

Hau Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

Street, Ka-lihi Kai, Honolulu. (TM.) Lit., Hibiscus tiliaceus.

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