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v. Ho for hoo, and ao, to try.

1. To try the qualities of a thing; to taste; to tempt; to make trial; assay; to begin. Laieik. 184.

2. To cohabit after marriage; to make public a marriage contract after the ancient manner.

3. To prove; to put to the test. 2 Oihl. 9:1.

4. To undertake; to attempt. Eset. 9:23.

5. To hang up; e kaulai.

s. See the verb. Marriage after the ancient custom of the islands.

2. The taste of any eatable. Nah. 11:8.

3. A temptation; a trial. Kanl. 4:32.

adj. The night of the day called Huna; mamua o ka po hoao o na alii, i ka po o Huna.

adj., Pertaining to or describing the night of the day called Huna, the eleventh night after Hilo or the new moon, when the Hoao, or nuptials, were supposed to become fixed.

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Hoao (ho'-ăo), n.

/ ho'-ăo / Haw to Eng, Parker,

The ancient Hawaiian marriage custom.

Hoao (hō'-a'o), v.

/ hō'-a'o / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. To make a trial of a thing.

2. To taste.

3. To tempt.

4. To assay.

5. To begin. (See Laieik. p. 184.)

6. To undertake.

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