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hemahema

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

1. nvs., Awkward, clumsy, unskilled, inexpert, incompetent, unprepared, inefficient, inexperienced; lack of skill; to not know well.

  • Examples:
    • ʻIke hemahema, to know imperfectly.
  • References:
    • PPN semasema.

2. nvs., Want, need, necessity; lacking, destitute (Oihk. 22.23), needy.

  • Examples:
    • Ua hemo nā hemahema, the needs are met.

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adj. See HEMA. Left-handed; hence,

2. Awkward, as a left-handed man; un-skillful; inexpert.

3. Hoo. Dull of apprehension; ignorant. Rom. 1:31.

4. Wanting; lacking; destitute. Oihk. 22:23.

v. See HEMA. To be destitute of; to want. Kanl. 15:8. I makaukau ko oukou hoi ana, aole e hemahema, that you may be supplied on your return and not be destitute.

2. Hoo. To make destitute; to deprive of; pehea kakou e hoohemahema nei i ko kakou ola? how are we depriving ourselves of our living?

s. Want; need; necessity.

Hemahema (hē'-mă-hē'-ma), adj.

Haw to Eng, Parker,

Awkward; clumsy; not expert; not clever; unprepared.

Hemahema (hē'-mă-hē'-ma), adv.

Haw to Eng, Parker,

Incompetently; not properly.

Hemahema (hē'-mă-hē'-ma), n.

Haw to Eng, Parker,

Want; need; necessity.

Hemahema (hē'-mă-hē'-ma), v.

Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. To be destitute of; to want: I ma-kaukau ko oukou hoi ana, aole e hemahema, that you may be supplied on your return and not be destitute.

2. To be inefficient; to be not ready, to be unequal to.

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