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kauoha Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng / kau.oha /,

nvt., Order, command, demand, testament, decree, precept, will, message, statement; to order, command, direct, send for, subscribe, dictate, assign, decree, entrust, bequest, commit into the hands of; to summon, to order, as groceries or goods.

  • Examples:
    • Kauoha ʻia, entrusted, as to God's power.
    • Ma ke kauoha, legal notice.
    • ʻŌuli kauoha, sign of the imperative.
    • He kauoha na ka ʻaha, a judicial decree.
    • Keʻehia i ka hoʻounauna, keʻehia i ke kauoha (prayer), trample on the evil messenger, trample on the evil order.
    • Make kauoha ʻole, die intestate, without a will.
    • Keiki kāne lawe kauoha, messenger boy.

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kauoha Andrews, Haw to Eng / KAU-O-HA /,

v., To give a dying charge; to make a bequest or a parting charge. Isa. 38:1. Hence, to make a will. NOTE.—Ancient wills, of course, were verbal; now, by law, they must be written.

2. To give a charge on any subject; to command; to put in charge or trust, as one dying or going away; kauoha ae la oia (o Kamehameha) ia Kauikeaouli e noho is alii no Hawaiʻi nei, he (Kamehameha) gave in charge to Kauikeaouli to reign as king over the Hawaiian Islands.

3. To commit into the hands of another. 1 Pet. 4:19.

4. To give orders concerning a person or thing. Kin. 12:20.

5. To commit to paper, i.e., to write down; no laila, ke kauoha aku nei au i koʻu manaʻo ma kēia palapala, i ʻike ʻoe i koʻu manaʻo.

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