- Aʻo nō i ke koa, aʻo nō i ka holo (saying, Kel. 45), learn bravery, learn to run [be brave but prudent in war].
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.
- E ola koa, live like a koa tree [i.e. long].
- Neal 408–11.
- PPN toa .
4. (Cap.) n., Name of a wind at Mālei, Molokaʻi.
- For. 5:103.
- Oihk. 11.
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