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nvi. Mistake, blunder, going astray; to go astray, wander, blunder, err, gad about, have sexual affairs, miss the way. Cf. maka lalau. Lalau ka noʻonoʻo, to wander mentally. Lalau wale, to wander aimlessly. Lalau ka ʻōlelo, to talk nonsense or wander in talking. He lalau! Nonsense! ʻO ia hele lalau wale iho nō e hele lalau ai! Just wandering aimlessly and to no purpose! Ke lalau wale lā ʻo Puna i Ka-lalau (saying), Puna strays to The-stray [many puns illustrating a wandering mind refer to Ka-lalau, Kauaʻi: see Pukui, Elbert, and Mookini]. hoʻo.lalau To cause to wander, lead astray; to procrastinate, dillydally, kill time; to digress or wander in speech, perhaps to avoid a subject; to deceive, as in actions to conceal what one is about; to divert, as a child from the matter he is crying about; roundabout.

vt., To seize, take hold of, grasp, reach out for, pick up, hold fast.

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v. To extend out, as the hand; to lay one’s hand on a thing; e lalau wale iho no.

2. To seize; to catch hold of. Puk. 4:4. To take out of or from. Oihk. 5:12.

3. To undertake on one’s own account.

4. To wander; to err; to go out of the right way; hele hewa.

5. To err. Nah. 15:22. SYN. with hana hewa naaupo. To mistake; to make a blunder. Mat. 22:29. To act carelessly; to be inattentive.

6. To wander about as a gossip. 1 Tim. 5:13.

7. To take without liberty; e lalau wale.

8. To turn aside from right. 1 Nal. 9:9. To err in heart. Heb. 3:10. Lalau no na lima i ka hewa me ka makau ole, the hands indeed seized upon wickedness without fear.

s. A mistake; an error; a blunder. Iob. 19:4. Hoo. A leading astray; a causing to err (morally.) Isa. 3:12.

adj. Seizing; catching up things, as a child; mischievous; wicked; violating good morals; dispersed; scattered.

Lalau (lā'-lā'u), adj.

/ lā'-lā'u / Parker Haw to Eng,

Seizing; catching up things as a child; meddlesome.

Lalau (lā'-lă'u), n.

/ lā'-lă'u / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. A mistake; an error; a blunder.

2. A leading astray; a causing to err morally.

Lalau (lā'-lă'u), v.

/ lā'-lă'u / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. To take hold of; to seize; to take out of or from.

2. To err; to go astray.

3. To blunder; to mistake; to wander.

4. To be incoherent.

5. To turn aside from right; to err in heart: Lalau no na lima i ka hewa me ka makau ole, The hands indeed seized upon wickedness without fear.

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