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hokua

Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. n., Nape of the neck, shoulders (Puk. 12.34); main stem of a vine (Kep. 157).

  • Examples:
    • He kanaka hokua kano, a person with hard, strong shoulders.
    • He nalu haʻaheo i ka hokua o ke kanaka, the proud surf at the nape of a man's neck [a wind from the back, and a pun on hokua #2].

2. n., Tip of high waves, crest.

3. vt., To lift up.

  • References:
    • Kel. 152.

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hokua

Māmaka Kaiao Haw to Eng,

kikino, Crest of a wave.

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hokua

/ HO-KU-A / Andrews Haw to Eng,

s., The lower and back part of the neck where it joins the shoulders. Kin. 49:15.

2. The back between the shoulders. Puk. 12:34.

3. A division of men at work; a party; a company where a number of men are divided into several companies, one of them is called a hokua.

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hokua

/ hō'-kū'-a / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. n., The lower and back part of the neck where it joins the shoulders.

2. n., The back between the shoulders.

3. n., A gratuitous uniting of persons to assist one of their number in finishing a difficult task, as in planting, fishing, etc.

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