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vs., To tilt, rock, reel, sway, toss and pitch; wobbly, shaky, unsteady. Figuratively, insecure, hesitant.

  • Examples:
    • Kulana o ka noho paipai, rocking of a rocking chair.

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nvs., Station, rank, title, condition, position, place, quality, grade, rating, reputation (see ex., kuene), stance, attitude, poise, carriage, posture, situation, patch, site; outstanding, prominent (, stand, + -lana, nominalizer).

  • Examples:
    • Mamule o ke kūlana, by reason of position, ex officio.
    • Kūlana o ka nohona, standard of living.
    • Kūlana kiʻekiʻe, high position, rank, station.
    • Kūlana makahiki, age.
    • Kūlana ipu, melon patch.
    • Nā kūlana o kēia kūʻai hoʻolilo, the conditions of this sale.
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kikino Status, rank, as position or social standing. Dic., ext. mng. Cf. pae. See kūlana pale, moho. Kūlana olakino. Health status. Kūlana ʻelua. Runner-up, second place. Ua puka wau i ke kūlana ʻelua. I took second place.

s. Ku and lana, to float. A place where many things are collected together, as a village, a garden; a meeting or collection of persons; e hele ana oukou i hea? E hele ana i o, i ke kulana pule, i.e., to a meeting which is held only once at a place or occasionally.

2. The sea in a calm immediately after a high wind, or the state of the sea when wind and current are opposite. See OLOKU. kulana nalu, a place in the sea where the surf rises high and thick, i. e., where the high surfs follow each other in quick succession.

3. A market place.

4. Name of new food from foreign countries; he mea ai hou no na aina e mai.

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v. Ku and lana, to float. To pitch backwards or sideways, as one sitting in a chair and nodding.

2. To nod, as a person partially asleep; to bend the neck in nodding. See KAKIWI. To reel, as a drunken man. See NAUE and KUNOU.

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s. A place in a hulili or fortification where the men stand to throw their spears.

2. The sides of a house; na kulana o ka hale.

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adj. Nodding; bending the neck; he poo kulana ka kela wahine. See KUNEWA.

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adj., Nodding; bending the neck: he poo kulana ka kela wahine. See kunewa.

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n., A bending or dropping forward.

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kūlana

/ kū'-lă'-na / Parker Haw to Eng,

[Ku, to stand, and lana, to float.]

1. n. A place where many things are collected together, as a village, a garden; a meeting or collection of persons: e hele ana oukou i hea? E hele ana i o, i ke kulana pule, that is, to a meeting which is held only once at a place or occasionally.

2. n. Reputation; station; rank; position; standing.

3. n. The quiet spot on the surface which follows the striking together of two seas. Also called kulananalu.

4. n. A place in a hulili or fortification where the men stand to throw their spears,

5. n. The location of a house: na kulana o ka hale.

6. n. Situation; relative position of any person or thing.

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kūlana

/ kū'-lă'-nă / Parker Haw to Eng,

v., Same as kulanalana, to be unsettled.

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