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kele

Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. nvs. Watery, muddy, wet, swampy, greasy, fat, lush.

  • Figuratively, impurity.
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2. nvi. To sail; reached by sailing; flight, sailing.

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3. vt. To scrape cooked taro with ʻopihi or spoon after peeling is removed, to clean it in preparation for pounding.

4. Variant of kela #1.

5. n. A fresh-water weed.

6. n. Any kind of wild taro.

  • Rare

7. n. Jelly, jam.

  • Eng.

Nā LepiliTags: flora kalo metaphors

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kele

Māmaka Kaiao Haw to Eng,

hehele, To “surf,” as the Internet.

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kele

/ KE-LE / Andrews Haw to Eng,

1. v., To slip; to slide; to glide easily.

2. To sink in the sea or in the mud.

3. To be entangled at the bottom of the sea when diving.

4. To sail far out to sea, as a canoe; e kele wale ana ka waa mawaho.

5. Hookele. To steer a ship or canoe; hiki ia ia ma kona ike ke hookele moku; eia ka pule:
A kele akiu, kelekele akiu.

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kele

/ KE-LE / Andrews Haw to Eng,

1. s., Mud; mire; the fat of animals, grease or whatever induces slipperiness.

2. Hookele. The steersman of a canoe or ship; the director of a boat or ship.

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kele

/ KE-LE / Andrews Haw to Eng,

adj., Reached or arrived at by sailing; he moku kele i ka waa, an island reached by a canoe. Moolelo Hawaii #7:3.

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kele

/ kē'-le / Parker Haw to Eng,

adj., Reached or arrived at by sailing: he moku kele i ka waa, an island reached by a canoe.

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kele

/ kē'-le / Parker Haw to Eng,

n., The fat of animals, grease or whatever induces slipperiness. See kelekele.

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kele

/ kē'-le / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. v., To be surrounded; to be enveloped: kuu moku kele i ke kai; my island surrounded by the sea.

2. v., To sail on or out.

3. v., To sail off and on: e kele wale ana ka waa mawalo; the canoe is sailing off and on outside.

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