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1. vt., To call, name; to sing or recite a name chant; to give a name to.

  • Examples:
    • Ua hea aku au i kona inoa ʻo Laʻa-kea, I named him Laʻa-kea.
    • Ke hea mai ʻoukou iaʻu, he kumu (Ioane 13.13), ye call me, teacher.
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2. vs., Misty, clouded, smoky, obscure.

3. n., Bank, as of a river.

  • References:
    • Kep. 91.

4. interrogative, Which (in questions and after other words).

  • Examples:
    • Ka mea hea? Which thing?
    • Ka manawa hea? Which time? When?
    • Ka hale hea? Which house?
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5. interjection, Where? (Usually following prepositions i, ma, mai, no, ʻo; mahea is often written as one word.)

  • Examples:
    • I hea ka puke? Just where is the book?
    • Mahea ka puke? Whereabouts is the book?
    • Mai hea mai? Where from?
    • No hea ʻoe? Where are you from?
    • Ā e hele ana ʻoe ʻo hea (For. 5:219)? Where are you going?
    • Aia i hea ka puke? Where's the book (sometimes shortened to aihea)?
    • ʻO kēia lio ā ʻo kēlā lio, mahea ʻoe? This horse or that horse, which for you?
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Used as a suffix to various words, as paapuhea, meaning perhaps heavy or smoky.

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1. n., Sore eyes; inflamed eyes.

2. n., A red color, as of blood.

3. n., An ancient Hawaiian practice to determine who was to be the human sacrifice. On the eighth day of the dedication ceremonies of a heiau, or temple, a baked hog was to be eaten. Should any one be unable to eat all of his portion he was immediately sacrificed. The hog itself was called puaa hea, bloody pig.

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