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1. nvs., Coral, coral head.

  • Examples:
    • Ke koʻa mokumoku o Heʻeia, the broken coral beds of Heʻeia [an expression used in songs and chants referring to Heʻeia, Oʻahu].
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2. n., Fishing grounds, usually identified by lining up with marks on shore.

3. n., Shrine, often consisting of circular piles of coral or stone, built along the shore or by ponds or streams, used in ceremonies as to make fish multiply; also built on bird islands, and used in ceremonies to make birds multiply.

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kōʻā

/ kō.ʻā / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

vs., Arid, barren, rocky and unfruitful; dry or tasteless, as overdone meat.

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1. nvs., Brave, bold, fearless, valiant; bravery, courage.

  • Examples:
    • Aʻo nō i ke koa, aʻo nō i ka holo (saying, Kel. 45), learn bravery, learn to run [be brave but prudent in war].
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2. nvs., Soldier, warrior, fighter; military, hero, martial.

3. n., The largest of native forest trees (Acacia koa 🌐), with light-gray bark, crescent-shaped leaves, and white flowers in small, round heads. A legume with fine, red wood, a valuable lumber tree, formerly used for canoes, surfboards, calabashes, now for furniture and ukuleles. A small koa was sometimes added to the hula altar to Laka, goddess of the hula, to make the dancer fearless.

  • Examples:
    • E ola koa, live like a koa tree [i.e. long].
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4. (Cap.) n., Name of a wind at Mālei, Molokaʻi.

  • References:
    • For. 5:103.

5. n., Land crocodile (RSV), chameleon (KJV). (Pronunciation uncertain.)

  • References:
    • Oihk. 11.

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kikino, Crack or space, as between fence boards.

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kikino, Length, as of a wave; wavelength.

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    • Existing dictionary word, Extended meaning, Spelling variant
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adv., Boldly; without fear; e olelo koa, speak boldly.

1. adj., Brave; bold, as a soldier.

2. Dry; without moisture.

3. Unfruitful, as a plant or tree.

4. Unsteady; irregular in habit.

s., A barren, fruitless plant or tree.

2. A soldier; plural, soldiers; an army; a multitude.

3. The horned coral; the same as akoakoa; the coral rock; koa ahi and koa opelu, places among the coral rocks where the fishes ahi and opelu are found; o ke koa a lakou e lawaia ai, the coral is where they fished; he puu koa, a clump of coral rocks.

4. A mean beggar.

5. The name of a large tree growing on the mountains, good for furniture, of which canoes are made and instruments of war.

6. A mistake in speaking or acting; doing what was not designed.

7. In geography, a sound; a strait; a channel; waha koa, a strait. See KOWA.

8. A broad, prominent forehead.

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v. To be dry; to be without moisture; maloo. mauu ole.

2. To be unfruitful; to bear no fruit, as a plant or tree; e hua ole mai i ka hua.

3. To speak unwittingly; to speak in jest; not meaning extactly what one says.

4. To miss; to make a mistake in speaking; e olelo kikoola; to throw words carelessly together without thought.

5. To be bold; to be courageous; to act the soldier; e ikaika oe, e koa hoi, mai makau.

6. Hoo. To be valiant; to act valiantly. Ier. 9:3.

Boldly; without. fear: e olelo koa, speak boldly.

The horned coral; the coral rock. Syn: Akoakoa.

The koa, a forest tree (Acacia koa). Sometimes spoken of as the Hawaiian mahogany.

2. A soldier; a warrior.

1. A mean beggar; one who lives by the practice of begging.

2. A mistake; a blunder or error in the use of language or in action.

1. To be dry; to be without moisture: maloo, mauu ole.

2. To be unfruitful; to bear no fruit, as a plant or tree: e hua ole mai i ka hua.

3. To speak unwittingly; to speak in jest.

4. To make a mistake in speaking: to use words carelessly: e olelo kikoola.

To have no fear; to be bold; to be valiant; to act the soldier: E ikaika oe, e koa hoi, be strong and be unafraid.

1. Dry; without moisture.

2. Sterile, barren; unfruitful, said of land.

3. Unsteady; not fixed or regular in habits.

Brave; bold, as a soldier.

Avenue, Wai-kīkī, Honolulu, named for Prince David Ka-wānanakoa. (TM.) Lit., brave.

Fishpond, east Lānaʻi.

* Pronunciation and meaning are uncertain.

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