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1. n.v., Dart, fish spear, javelin; spike as on tail of a sting ray; skyrocket; firebrand thrown on grass houses in wars; to throw a spear, javelin, etc.

  • Examples:
    • ʻO nā Piʻipiʻi nā poʻe na lākou i kao i nā pua pana, the Piʻipiʻi were the ones who hurled arrows.
  • References:
    • PPN tao.

2. n., Snare of coconut midrib and fiber, used for ʻaʻama, a crab.

3. See Nākao, a constellation.

4. Interjection of surprise, as kāhīhī.

5. n., Goat.

  • Examples:
    • ʻAʻahu ʻili kao, goatskin garment [said of shiftless people accused or sleeping under goatskins because they were too indolent to make tapa].
  • References:

6. n., Scow.

  • Eng.

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1. nvi., Crowd; to go together in a crowd; crowded. Figuratively, in difficulties or trouble.

2. n., Overripe pandanus fruit.

3. Short for kāohi

  • Rare

4. vt., To bake in the oven without leaf wrapping, as taro, breadfruit.

  • Rare

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vs. Dry, arid, bare of vegetation, as of deserts (usually not used alone). Cf. pōkaʻo, kaʻokaʻo.

interj. The article ka and o. Similar to kahaha; kao mai, make kela kanaka; it expresses surprise.

v. To cry out as above; kao mai la o mea, somebody cries out with astonishment.

v. To intercede; to mediate; to separate contending parties; to prevent one from accusing or slandering another. See UWAO. Ua kao mai oe ia'u.

s. A peace-maker; an intercessor.

s. A goat; kao hele, a scape-goat. Oihk. 16:15.

s. A legend; a tradition. See KAAO.

s. A dart; a javelin; a rocket.

v. To throw or cast, as a dart or javelin.

[The article ka and o.] interjection, A word or phrase expressing surprise or wonder.

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1. n., A peacemaker; an intercessor.

2. n., A goat; kao hele, scapegoat. So translated in the Scriptures.

3. n., A light spear.

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n., Same as kaao, a legend.

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v., To intercede; to mediate; to separate contending parties; to prevent one from accusing or slandering another: ua kao mai oe ia'u.

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1. v., To call aloud in a sense of warning; to cry out as in cautioning against anything that may cause harm.

2. v., To plead; to call by way of entreaty. Syn: Uwalo.

3. v., To throw or cast a dart or javelin.

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Fishing site, reef, Hauʻula, Oʻahu. Between Kaipapaʻu Point and Waipilopilo Stream. Literally, the thrust.

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