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1. nvt., Notched; cut or trimmed obliquely; to cut obliquely, notch; to turn to one side, to look sideways; to snap.

  • Examples:
      Kaʻa kepa
  • , to roll diagonally.

2. nvt., To catch bonito, so named because the fisherman's body turns as he snaps the fish from the sea into his craft; this kind of fishing.

3. n., Wedge used in repairing wooden bowls, often hammered in obliquely in zigzag pattern.

4. vt., To scrape, as dirt from a board.

  • Rare

5. nvt., Contract labor (from English. “ship,” so called because Hawaiians shipping out on whaling ships were under contract; the term was later applied to sugar contract laborers); to contract for such service.

  • Examples:
    • Ua kepa ʻia ka poʻe hana, the laborers were under contract.

6. n., Almond tree.

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kēpā

kikinonoun / kē.pā / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

n., Spur, as used by horseback riders.

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kikino/hamani, Spur; to spur; to gore with a tusk.

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kepa

hamanitransitive verb Haw to Eng, Māmaka Kaiao,

hamani, To contract labor.

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1. v., To snap, as with the teeth; to chank the teeth, as a boar.

2. To turn; to turn back upon. Mat. 7:6.

3. To scrape, as dirt from a stone or board.

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kepa

kikinonoun / KE-PA / Haw to Eng, Andrews,

1. s., Corruption of English spur. A spur; so named from its use or motion on the heel; he kui e hooeha ai i ka lio ma na aoao.

2. The fruit of a tree used in seasoning food.

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kepa

ʻaʻanostative verb / KE-PA / Haw to Eng, Andrews,

adj., Of or belonging to the fruit kepa; hua kepa. Kekah. 12:5.

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kepa

ʻaʻanostative verb / kē'-pa / Haw to Eng, Parker,

adj., Of or belonging to the kepa, almond tree.

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kepa

kikinonoun / kē'-pā' / Haw to Eng, Parker,

n., A spur, so named from its use or motion on the heel; he kui e hoeha ai i ka lio ma na aoao.

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kepa

kikinonoun / kē'-pa / Haw to Eng, Parker,

n., Word used by the translators of the Bible for the almond tree.

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1. v., To snap, as with the teeth; to champ the teeth, as a boar.

2. v., To turn; to bite suddenly.

3. v., To scrape, as dirt from a stone or board.

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