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laʻa Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. vs. Sacred, holy, devoted, consecrated, set apart or reserved as for sacred purposes, dedicated. Cf. laʻahia. Mea laʻa, consecrated or holy one or thing. Lāhui laʻa, consecrated nation. hoʻo.laʻa To consecrate, dedicate, sanctify, bless, hallow. Ka hoʻolaʻa ʻana, the consecration, dedication. (PCP laka.)

2. vs. Cursed, defiled (Kanl. 22.9), bound under an oath, doomed to death or destruction (FS 120–3), in great trouble. E mālama hoʻi ʻoukou iā ʻoukou iho i nā mea i laʻa, o laʻa ʻoukou i kō ʻoukou lawe ʻana i nā mea laʻa, a hoʻolilo ʻoukou i ka ʻIseraʻela i mea laʻa, a hoʻopilikia hoʻi iā lākou (Ios. 6.18), protect yourselves from accursed things, lest ye make yourselves accursed, when ye take of the accursed thing, and make of the Israelites a cursed thing, and indeed cause them trouble. Ā laʻa, ā laʻa lā, so you did get in trouble, hurt, serves you right! I told you so! A laʻa kō kū i ke aʻu, so you did get jabbed by a swordfish [get into trouble]. A laʻa kō hāʻule lā, there you did fall.

3. n. Time, season (perhaps short for lāʻau and a missionary introduction). Cf. laʻa make, laʻa ua, laʻa ʻula, laʻa ulu.

4. Same as palai ʻula, a fern.

5. To propagate plants by inarching. (AP) Cf. kākiwi.

6. vs. Also, together with, so, besides, such as, like. E laʻa me kēia, besides this, like this, for instance, thus, such as this. ʻO ka launa nui aku i ka wahine ʻē, e laʻa me ka wahine i ke kāne ʻē, much association with a different woman, as well as the woman with a different man.

lā.ʻā Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

n. Width, breadth, as of cloth. Cf. laulā.

LAA Andrews, Haw to Eng,

v. To be holy; to be set apart for holy purposes; e hookaawale i na waiwai i hoanoia. Puk. 30:29.

2. To be devoted to any person; to be consecrated to a particular use or purpose, generally religious; to be under or bound by an oath. Laieik. 38. By a kiss. Laieik. 126.

3. To be devoted to destruction or death. Ios. 6:17. A ike mai la na ilamuku o Liloa ua laa keia keiki no ka ae ana ma kahi kapu, and the sheriffs of Liloa saw that the child was devoted (had forfeited his life) on account of his climbing over a kapu place (fence.)

4. To be defiled; to become impure by mixing one plant with another of a different kind. Kanl. 22:9.

5. Hoo. To sanctify; to be sanctified; to be devoted; to be set apart as sacred, or for sacred purposes. Puk. 13:2. To make sacred or holy; to revere; to dedicate, as a temple or image. Dan. 3:2. To devote. Oihl. 18:11.

LAA Andrews, Haw to Eng,

adj. Sacred; devoted, i. e., given up or set apart to sacred purposes; hence, holy; mea laa, a consecrated or holy one. Puk. 16:23. He lahui kanaka laa, a consecrated nation. Puk. 19:6.

2. Accursed; devoted to destruction. Ios. 6:18. (See the verb in the same verse.)

LAA Andrews, Haw to Eng,

adv. Also; together with others; so; like pela; besides all this; oia mea a pau e laa me keia, all that thing together with this; o ka launa nui aku i ka wahine e, e laa me ka wahine i ke kane e. See ELAA.

laa Andrews, Haw to Eng,

s. Width; breadth. SYN. with laula.

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Laa (la'a), adj. Parker, Haw to Eng / la'a /,

1. Sacred; devoted, that is, given up or set apart to sacred purposes; hence, holy: mea laa, a consecrated or holy one; he lahui kanaka laa, a consecrated nation.

2. Devoted to; appropriated.

Laa (la'a), adv. Parker, Haw to Eng / la'a /,

Also; together with others; so; besides all this: oia mea a pau e laa me keia, all that thing together with this; o ka launa nui aku i ka wahine e, e laa me ka wahine i ke kane e. Syn: Elaa; pela.

Laa (la'a), n. Parker, Haw to Eng / la'a /,

Time of; season; period of time: Ka laa keia o ka malo; This is the dry season.

laa Parker, Haw to Eng / lā'-ā' /,

n., Width; breadth. Syn: Laula.

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Laa (la'a), v. Parker, Haw to Eng / la'a /,

1. To be holy; to be set apart for holy purposes: e hookaawale i na waiwai i hoanoia.

2. To be devoted to any person.

3. To be consecrated to a particular use or purpose, generally religious. To be under or bound by an oath. (Laieik. p. 38.) To be bound by a kiss. (Laieik. p. 126.)

4. To be devoted to destruction or death: A ike mai la na ilamuku o Liloa ua laa keia keiki no ka ae ana ma kahi kapu; And the sheriffs of Liloa saw that the child was devoted (had forfeited his life) on account of his climbing over a tabu place.

5. To propagate plants by the process of inarching.

Laʻa Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

Old name for ʻŌlaʻa, Hawaiʻi, a legendary area for collecting bird feathers. (PH 34; UL 41.) Lane, Ka-pā-lama section, Honolulu, named for the John Laʻa family. (TM.) Lit., dedicated.

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