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Reduplication of hoa #3; a rounded tapa beater (also called hohoa, pepehi); rapid beating, striking, as of tapa or pandanus leaves; a stick beater for washing clothes. Figuratively,, bad-tempered.

  • Examples:
    • Keu hoʻi kēia a ke kanaka hoahoa, this person certainly beats the beater [in rage].

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v. See HOA, to strike. The freq. conj. of hoa. To strike or smite frequently.

2. To break fuel, as Hawaiians did before they had axes.

3. To cause the hair to stand erect; e hookuku ae i ka lauoho iluna.

s. A striking, smiting, &c.

2. The name of the mallet with which kapa (the wauki) was beaten.

Hoahoa (hō'-ă-hō'-a), n.

/ hō'-ă-hō'-a / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. A striking, smiting, etc.

2. The mallet with which wauke was beaten to make tapa.

Hoahoa (hō'-ă-hō'-a), v.

/ hō'-ă-hō'-a / Haw to Eng, Parker,

(Freq. of hoa, to strike.) To smite repeatedly; to strike continuously.

E huli iā “hoahoa” ma Ulukau.

Search for “hoahoa” on Ulukau.

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