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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. Kaʻa kepa, to roll diagonally. hoʻo.kepa To cut obliquely, snap, tear, rend.

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. Also kāʻili.

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

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

5. nvt. Contract labor (from Eng. “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. Ua kepa ʻia ka poʻe hana, the laborers were under contract.

6. n. Almond tree. (Kekah. 12.5.) See ʻalemona.

kik/ham Spur; to spur; to gore with a tusk. Var. of kēpā. See palaka kepa. Niho kepa. Boar's tusk.

hamani To contract labor. Dic.

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.

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.

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

Kepa (kē'-pa), adj.

/ kē'-pa / Haw to Eng, Parker,

Of or belonging to the kepa, almond tree.

Kepa (kē'-pā'), n.

/ kē'-pā' / Haw to Eng, Parker,

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

Kepa (kē'-pa), n.

/ kē'-pa / Haw to Eng, Parker,

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

Kepa (kē'-pa), v.

/ kē'-pa / Haw to Eng, Parker,

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

2. To turn; to bite suddenly.

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

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