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kana Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. num. Tens (usually compounded with numbers from three to nine to indicate 30 to 90).

  • Examples:
    • Kanaiwa, ninety.
    • Nā kana ʻekā (Kep. 159), tens of banana hands.
    • ʻO ka waʻa kana koʻokahi (Nak. 40), ten one-man canoes.
  • References:
    • Gram. 10.3.

2. Idiom that follows perfective verb marker i and poss. o, and is followed by directionals; it is preceded by negatives. Extremely, beyond compare, without limit (in both favorable and pejorative senses).

  • Examples:
    • ʻAʻohe i kana mia ka nui, ever so huge.
    • ʻA ʻole o kana mai kāu hana! What a lot of work you have to do! Theres no limit to your work! What dreadful things you do [in anger].
    • ʻA ʻole a kana mai ka uʻi! How perfectly beautiful!

3. n., Horizontal support in houses for carrying poles (ʻauamo).

4. (Cap.) n., A stroke in lua fighting, for chiefs.

5. (Cap.) A demigod.

6. Variant of pana, to shoot.

  • Rare

7. n., Ton.

  • Eng.

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