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lawelawe

/ lawe.lawe / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

1. vt., To serve, work for, minister to, tend, attend to, do, perform, serve, transact; to treat, as the sick; to wait, as on tables; to handle.

  • Examples:
    • Ka lawelawe ʻana, the service, performance, procedure, execution, carrying out, administration.
    • Lawelawe hoʻopiʻi kalaima, criminal procedure.
    • Kanaka lawelawe, mea lawelawe, servant, waiter, steward [this term does not carry the opprobrium attached to kauā].
    • Wahine lawelawe, waitress, maid, stewardess.
    • Lawelawe ʻoihana, to conduct business.
    • ʻIke pono i nā mea e lawelawe ʻia ana, to see clearly what happened.
    • Ka loio nāna e lawelawe nei i ka hihia, the lawyer who is handling the law case.
    • Ke lawelawe lā naʻe hoʻi; ā make akula ʻoe iā Kuʻikaʻa (victory chant of Ka-welo, FS 63), the [job] is being done; Kuʻikaʻa [the war club] slays you.
  • References:
    • PPN lawelawe.

2. vt., To pilfer, make off with.

  • Examples:
    • Lima lawelawe, pilfering hand.

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kikino, Service.

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