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s. The name of the swell of the sea when it comes along the western shore of Hawaii from the south.

v. To move along, as the kahela above mentioned.

Kahela ka nalu o ka pae lauhala,

Hoo aiai ke kaiko o Maliu-e.

Kahela (kā'-hē'-la), n.

/ kā'-hē'-la / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. The smooth undulation of the sea where there are no breakers.

2. A wide expanse of land or water with wavy outline.

3. The swell of the sea when it comes from the south along the western shore of the island of Hawaii.

Kahela (kā'-hē'-la), v.

/ kā'-hē'-la / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. To move backward and forward, or up and down on a swell of the sea.

2. To move along, as the billows:

Kahela ka nalu o ka pae lauhala,
Hooaiai ke kai koo o Maliu-e.
Billows sweep along the lauhala bank.
The surf of Maliu-e sparkles.

E huli iā “kahela” ma Ulukau.

Search for “kahela” on Ulukau.

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