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In fast speech, often preceded by ke.

1. n., Name, term, title.

  • Examples:
    • Inoa laula, inoa nui, general name.
    • Ola ka inoa, the name lives [a family name is given to a child].
  • References:
    • PPN hingoa.

2. n., Namesake.

  • Examples:
    • E hele aku māua me Inoa, we'll go with Namesake [said only by one of his own namesake; the possessive may be omitted; also used in the vocative].

3. n., An affectionate term for affinal relatives, or in-laws of in-laws, or relatives usually not related by blood.

4. Name chant or song.

  • Examples:
    • He inoa no ka lani (chant), a name chant in honor of the chief.

Nā LepiliTags: oli music preceded by ke

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kikino Title, as of a book or story. Dic. Also poʻo inoa. Name, as of file in computer program. ʻO wai (ka inoa o) ka palapala? What is the name of the document? Inoa o ke pihi. Name of key. Hāpai inoa. To nominate. Also waiho inoa (dic.). Kālaikapa inoa. Taxonomy, the science of classifying plants and animals. Kelepona inoa. Person-to-person call; to make such a call.

s. A name; name of a person, place or thing.

Kainoa, an adverbial expression; just as if; I thought; kainoa ua pau loa na kanaka Hawaii i ka ike au, I thought all the people of Hawaii knew how to swim; it is connected with some degree of surprise, or contrariety of opinion.

Inoa (ĭ-nŏ'a), n.

/ ĭ-nŏ'a / Haw to Eng, Parker,

A name, the distinctive appellation by which a person or thing is known.

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