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kaua Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

nvt., War, battle; army, war party; to make war, fight.

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kauā / kau.ā / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

n., Outcast, pariah, slave, untouchable, menial; a caste which lived apart and was drawn on for human sacrifices (these traditional meanings carried great opprobrium). Later it was used in the Bible and in formal correspondence to translate servant.

  • Examples:
    • Kauā ʻai noa, kauā who eats without observation of eating taboos.
    • Kauā kuapaʻa, hard-backed outcast.
    • Kauā make loa ʻoe! You are an outcast to be killed! I'll kill you.
    • Kauā a ke Akua, servant of God.
    • ʻO wau kāu kauā, I am, your servant [signature to a letter].
  • References:

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kāua / kā.ua / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. vt., To detain, gently request to remain.

  • Examples:
    • Ua kāua mai ʻoia iaʻu e noho iho ā liʻuliʻu me ia, he politely asked me to stay a short time with him.

2. pronoun, We, us (dual, inclusive).

  • Examples:
    • Mai kāua! Come to me.
    • Honi kāua, kiss me.
    • Iā kāua, us.
    • Aloha kāua! Warm greetings [one person to another, as at the beginning of a letter]! PPN kitaua, PNP kitaaua, PEP taaua.
  • References:
    • Gram. 8.2.

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kaua Māmaka Kaiao Haw to Eng,

See entry below and pale kaua. Lele kaua. Aggression, as an attack by one country upon another. Cf. lele hoʻonanā. Pūʻali kaua lewa. Air force. Pūʻali kaua moana. Navy. Also ʻau moku kaua, ʻoihana moku. Kahua pūʻali kaua moana. Navy base. Pūʻali hoʻouka kaua. Marine corps.

KAU-A Andrews Haw to Eng,

v. To war; to fight, as two armies.

2. To make war upon or against. Kin. 14:2.

3. To fight for. Puk. 14:14.

4.Hoo. To cause to fight.

5. To serve as the conquered serve the conqueror; hence, with a stronger pronunciation,Kauwa, a servant.

KAU-A Andrews Haw to Eng,

s. A war; a battle; an army drawn up for battle.2 Nal. 28:5. Poe kaua, a host; an army. Puk. 14:24.

KA-U-A Andrews Haw to Eng,

v. To hesitate about doing a thing after an engagement; to be in doubt about fulfilling a promise; to beg off; hoohala.

2. To invite to stay. See KAOHI. Aole o maua mea nana e kaua mai, a liuliu ko maua noho kuewa ana, there is no reason why we two should stay and lengthen out the time of our sojourning.

KA-UA Andrews Haw to Eng,

pro. dual. We two; you and I. Gram.§ 124,3.

Kaua (kă'u-a), n. / kă'u-a / Parker Haw to Eng,

A war; a battle; an army drawn up for battle: Poe kaua, a host, an army.

Kaua (kā'-ŭ'a), pron. / kā'-ŭ'a / Parker Haw to Eng,

We two; you and I.

Kaua (kă'u-a), v. / kă'u-a / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. To war; to fight, as two armies.

2. To make war upon or against.

3. To fight for; to battle.

Kaua (kā'-ū'-a), v. / kā'-ū'-a / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. To invite to stay: Aole o maua mea nana e kaua mai, a liuliu ko maua noho kuewa ana, there is no reason why we two should stay and lengthen out the time of our sojourning. See kaohi.

2. To detain; to urge to stay.

Kaua Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

Ancient surfing area, Wai-mea, southwest Kauaʻi. (Finney and and Houston 30.) Lit., war.

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