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1. nvs., One who farms under a tenant (hoaʻāina), peasant, farmer; shiftless.

  • Examples:
    • E aho nō ke kūmakahiki i kō ka ʻauana wale ā hoʻopili mea ʻai paha ā noho lōpā wale iho nō, it is better to have a yearly contract [as hired hand] than to vagabond and be dependent for food and live just as a shiftless tenant.
  • References:
    • See naunau #1 for an insulting epithet.
    • PCP loopaa.

2. An uncertain term in the phrase hoʻāo lōpā, marriage with a relative 24 generations removed.

  • References:
    • For. 6:268.

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Gulch and summer south-swell and trade-wind surfing area, east Lā-naʻi. Also called ʻĀwehi. Lit., tenant farmer.

Beach, fishpond, surf site, Lānaʻi. Narrow calcareous sand beach fronting one of the four fishponds on Lānaʻi. Lōpā Fishpond, the only one with a mākaha (sluice gate) that connects it to the ocean, is also a bird sanctuary. The surf site is on the shallow reef offshore. Lit., tenant farmer.

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