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1. To form mature wood, as of a shrub; to gather in trees, as birds.

2. To insist, urge persistently; continuously, persistently, endlessly.

  • Examples:
    • Hoʻolāʻau ka ʻai ʻana a ka iʻa, the fish ate ceaselessly.

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hoʻolāʻau

/ hoʻo.lā.ʻau / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

See lāʻau, tree, and hoʻolāʻau, to insist.

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1. v., To ask, as a child for food.

2. To swell up, as the stomach.

Nā LepiliTags: health

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hoolaau

ʻaʻanostative verb / ho'o-lā'-a'u / Haw to Eng, Parker,

adj., Knotty.

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hoolaau

kikinonoun / ho'o-lā'-a'u / Haw to Eng, Parker,

n., A cramp.

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hoolaau

/ ho'o-lā'-a'u / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. v., To vex with, importunity.

2. v., To contract; to be afflicted with cramp.

3. v., To cling to one; to persist in following after; to tease.

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