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1. n., Shelf, ledge, rack, frame on which tapa and other articles were laid; flooring.

  • Examples:
    • Kau holopapa, to place on the rack; one of chiefly blood (even though he did not know his genealogy), so called because he was entitled to place his belongings on a separate rack so that they might not be defiled by the possessions of others (Malo 56).

2. vi., To spread, overrun, prevail, overcome, control, defeat; everywhere, completely.

  • Examples:
    • Holopapa ka hana, work done successfully.
    • He niuhi ʻai holopapa o ka moku, the niuhi shark that devours all the island [a powerful warrior].

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v., To rule; to control; to overcome; to prevail over; used where one man conquers several others.

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holopapa

/ hō'-lŏ-pă'-pa / Parker Haw to Eng,

v., To rule by force; to control; to overcome; to prevail over; used where one man conquers several others; to defeat completely; to overrun.

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