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lāʻau / lā.ʻau / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. nvs., Tree, plant, wood, timber, forest, stick, pole, rod, splinter, thicket, club; blow or stroke of a club; strength, rigidness, hardness; male erection; to have formed mature wood, as of a seedling; wooden, woody; stiff, as wood.

  • Examples:
    • Ua hele ke kino ā lāʻau, the body is stiff in rigor mortis.
  • References:
    • PPN raʻakau.

2. nvs., Medicine, medical.

3. nvi., Lump or knot in the flesh, as eased by the rubbing kahi massage; to feel such a knot or stiffness; cramp; Charley horse; to have a cramp.

4. n., Picture frame.

5. n., General name for canoe endpiece.

6. For nights of the moon beginning with Lāʻau see Lāʻau Kū Kahi, Lāʻau Kū Lua, Lāʻau Pau, and Malo 31, 35.

  • References:
    • PEP Laʻakau.

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lāʻau Māmaka Kaiao Haw to Eng,

kikino, Medicine, medicinal drug, medication; wood.

  • Source:
    • Existing dictionary word, Extended meaning
  • References:

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Lāʻau Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

Ridge, Hanalei district, Kauaʻi. See Honopū. Hill, Hāmākua, Hāwaiʻi. Point, southwest tip of Molokaʻi. Also called Ka-lae-o-ka-lāʻau. (UL 240.) Street, Ala Wai section, Honolulu. Lit., wood.

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