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kea

Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. nvs., White, clear; fair-complexioned person, often favorites at court (Malo 201); shiny, white mother-of-pearl shell.

  • Examples:
    • Poʻo kea, towhead, gray-haired person.
    • One kea, white sand [this is shortened to ōkea or kea, as in the expression kea pili mai, drift gravel [vagabond].
  • References:

2. n., Breast milk.

3. n., A variety of sugar cane, among Hawaiians one of the best-known and most-used canes, especially in medicine: clumps erect, dense, of medium height; pith white.

  • Examples:
    • Ua ola ā ʻō kō kea, living until kea cane tassels [until the hair turns gray].
  • References:
    • HP 223–5.

4. n., Name listed by Hillebrand for kolomona (Mezoneuron kavaiense); see uhiuhi.

5. nvs., Share, as of stocks; stocks. Kuʻu kuleana kea, my shared property.

  • Eng.

6. n., Hart, male deer.

  • References:
    • Kanl. 12.15.

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keʻa

Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. nvt. Cross, crucifix, any crossed piece; main house purlin; sticks connecting canoes of a double canoe. Fig., to hinder, obstruct, intercept, block; obstruction, barrier; baffled (fig.). Used idiomatically like kana 2 and kaʻe 1: ʻA ʻole i keʻa mai ka hahana wela o kēia lā (Kel. 14), there was no limit to the stifling heat of this day. Cf. keʻahakahaka, keʻapaʻa. hoʻo.keʻa To cross, block, obstruct, hinder. (Probably PPN teka.)

2. n. Hand, as of bananas. (FS 245.)

3. nvt. Bow, dart; to shoot with bow and arrow (For. 4:259). (PPN tika, PCP teka.)

4. n. Male animal reserved for breeding; virile male; sire. Kū i ke keʻa, like the sire [of a child].

5. Pleurisy. (AP)

kea

Māmaka Kaiao Haw to Eng,

See kea hoʻopukapuka.

KE-A

Andrews Haw to Eng,

s. A cross; the form of a cross, viz.; one post upright, the other transverse. See AMANA.

KE-A

Andrews Haw to Eng,

s. A tightness of the chest attended with difficulty of breathing; nearly synonymous with pani.

KE-A

Andrews Haw to Eng,

adj. White. See KEO. Pellucid; clear.

KE-A

Andrews Haw to Eng,

v. To shoot or throw arrows of sugar-cane. See KEAPUA.

KE-A

Andrews Haw to Eng,

s. Two different places in the thorax: the kea paa was above, the kea hakahaka below; elua kea, o ke kea paa ame ke kea hakahaka.

KE-A

Andrews Haw to Eng,

s. The name of a play of children with arrows of cane.

2. The name of a mountain on Hawaii—Maunakea, white mountain.

3. The name of the rain or mist at Hana and at Koolau on Maui.

4. The name of the semen of males, from the color. See KEAKEA below and KEA, adj.

5. The name of the male unmasculated hog; ina i kahe ole ia, he kea ia puaa.

6. The name of an office in the king's train.

KE-A

Andrews Haw to Eng,

v. To hinder; to object to. See KE, v., and KEAKEA below.

Kea (kē'-a), adj.

Parker Haw to Eng,

White, pellucid; clear. Syn: Keo.

Kea (ke'a), n.

Parker Haw to Eng,

1. A male animal reserved for propagating its kind; male of virile power.

2. A tightness of the chest attended with difficulty of breathing.

3. Two different parts of the body; thorax. The kea paa, the chest, the kea hakahaka, the abdomen, elua kea, o ke pea paa ame ke kea hakahaka.

Kea (kē'-a), v.

Parker Haw to Eng,

To shoot or throw arrows. See keapua.

Kea (ke'a), v.

Parker Haw to Eng,

1. To hinder; to object to.

2. To put across so as to intercept.

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