1. nvi., Intense; to intensify, usually but not always pejorative, often followed by a qualifier; translations vary greatly and depend on context; very common in Kelekona; distress, pain.
- Ua hiki mai kona kipona huhū, his worst of bad tempers is here; he has flown into a rage.
- Malalo hoʻi a nā kipona wela hahana a ka lā, beneath the suffocating intense heat of the sun.
- I loko o nā kipona o ka meha anoano ʻeʻehia (Kel. 6), in the distress of loneliness, solitude, fear.
- Nā kipona o ka maʻi (Kel. 6), the distress of sickness.
- Nā kipona o nā ʻano hana hou, the fascination of newly made kinds.
- Mamuli o nā kokoina hoʻomanaʻo i kipona ʻia e nā hāliʻaliʻa (Kel. 3), because of the urging of memories intensified by recollections.
- Ke anu ʻiniki hōʻeha o nā kipona wehe ka iao (Kel. 21), the tingling painful cold of earliest dawn.
2. vi., Own.
- Nā kipona home o ka wahine ʻoni ʻo Hōpoe (Kel. 3), the own home of the dancing woman, Hōpoe.
3. vt., To make a hollow or round opening, like the eye socket; hollow.
4. vt., Mixed, mingled; varying in color or texture, as of the sea; to add to, as something of different character, as ferns to a lei.
- Ka wai kipona me ke kai, water mixed with sea water.
- Kipona paukū i ka lauaʻe, ka pua o ka ʻilima nono i ka lā (chant for Ka-ʻiu-lani), add a section of lauaʻe fern [to] the flower of the ʻilima, bright in the sunlight.
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