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1. nvi., Fisherman; fishing technique; to fish, to catch fish.

  • Examples:
    • ʻO ka hī aku ka lawaiʻa nui a ʻUmi-a-Līloa (FS 173), casting for bonito was ʻUmi-a-Līloa's principal means of fishing.
  • References:
    • PCP lawaika.

2. n., Cormorant.

  • References:
    • Oihk. 11.17.

3. (Cap.) n., Name of a group of seven stars.

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v. Lawa for lawe, to take, and ia, fish. To catch fish, i. e., to exercise the calling of a fisherman, by understanding the places and times of the appearance of different kinds of fish and the art of taking them; in more modern time the word was applied also to the taking of birds. See LAWAIAMANU.

s. A fisherman; one skilled in catching fish, and whose occupation it is. Mat. 4:18.

2. A fishing; the business of taking fish. Ier. 16:16. NOTE.—The art of catching fish was anciently cultivated among Hawaiians to a great extent, and those who followed it as a business became very expert; but the introduction of cattle, goats, &c., has rendered fishing less necessary at present.

3. The cormorant, a bird that feeds on fish; an unclean bird. Oihk. 11:17.

Lawaia (lā'-wā-i'a), n.

/ lā'-wā-i'a / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. A fisherman; one skilled in catching fish, and whose occupation it is.

2. A fishing: the business of taking fish. [Fishing was anciently practiced among Hawaiians to a great extent, and those who followed it as a business became very expert; but the introduction of cattle, goats, etc., has rendered fishing less necessary.]

3. The cormorant, a bird that feeds on fish; an unclean bird. [A word selected by the translators of the Scriptures.]

Lawaia (lā'-wā-i'a), v.

/ lā'-wā-i'a / Parker Haw to Eng,

[Lawa for lawe, to take, and ia, fish.] To catch fish, that is, to exercise the calling of a fisherman, by understanding the places and times of the appearance of different kinds of fish and the art of taking them.

2. In later time the word was applied also to the taking of birds. See lawaiamanu.

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