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kānāwai

/ kā.nā.wai / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

nvs., Law, code, rule, statute, act, regulation, ordinance, decree, edict; legal; to obey a law; to be prohibited; to learn from experience. Figuratively, ti leaves, as used in religious ceremonies as a plant respected by spirits.

  • Examples:
    • Ua kānāwai au i ka hele malaila, I have learned not to go there.
    • E hele pū me ke kānāwai, to go legally (with ti leaves).
  • References:
    • See Kam. 64:13–17 and note 9.

Nā LepiliTags: law epithets

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kānāwai

Māmaka Kaiao Haw to Eng,

kikino, Act, as a law, decree or edict, in government.

  • Source:
    • Existing dictionary word
  • Examples:
    • Ua kākoʻo ʻia ka Papahana Kula Kaiapuni Hawaiʻi ma o ke Kānāwai Hoʻonaʻauao ʻŌiwi Hawaiʻi o ʻAmelika Hui Pū ʻia. The Hawaiian Language Immersion Program has been supported through the United States Native Hawaiian Education Act.
    • Kānāwai Lāhulu ʻAne Halapohe. Endangered Species Act.
    • Papa kānāwai wai o ka mokuʻāina. State water code.
  • References:

Nā LepiliTags: law

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kānāwai

Māmaka Kaiao Haw to Eng,

kikino, Legislation, in politics.

  • Source:
    • Existing dictionary word, Extended meaning
  • References:

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KA-NA-WAI

Andrews Haw to Eng,

s. Ka, preposition, of belonging, relating to, &c., na, sign of the plural, and wai, water. LIT. What belongs to the waters, i. e., rights of water. N.B.—The ancient system of regulations for water courses contained almost everything the ancient Hawaiians formerly had in common in the shape of laws; hence the name Kanawai has in more modern times been given to laws in general.

1. A law; an edict; a command of a chief.

2. Still more modern, a legislative enactment.

KA-NA-WAI

Andrews Haw to Eng,

v. To put under law; to forbid a thing to be done; aole nae makou i kanawai i ka puhi baka no ka ilihune, we did not. however, forbid (put under law) the smoking tobacco.

Kanawai (kā'-nā-wă'i), n.

/ kā'-nā-wă'i / Parker Haw to Eng,

[Ka, preposition, of, belonging, relating to; na, sign of the plural, and wai, water.]

1. Lit. What belongs to the waters, that is, rights of water courses contained almost everything the ancient Hawaiians formerly had in common in the shape of laws; hence the name kanawai has in more modern times been given to laws in general.

2. A law; an edict; a command of a chief.

3. More modern meaning, a legislative enactment.

Kanawai (kā'-nā'-wa'i), v.

/ kā'-nā'-wa'i / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. To put under the law; to forbid a thing to be done: aole nae makou i kanawai i ka puhi baka no ka ilihune: we did not, however, forbid (put under the law) the smoking of tobacco.

2. To put one's self under a law; that is, to obey a law.

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