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1. n. General name for cowry shell; they were used as octopus lures. Moe a leho, lie still as a cowry shell, as to escape detection. (PPN fole, PCP lefo.)

2. n. Callus, as on shoulders from carrying heavy loads.

3. vs. Covetous. Cf. maka leho.

s. Name of a species of shell fish.

2. The shell itself.

3. A bunch or knotty swelling on the shoulder or back of a person like the leho (the shell of the fish leho), caused by long carrying heavy burdens; oia ke alii hilahila no ka leho no kona kokua i ke amo ana, he was the chief who was ashamed of the bunch (on his shoulder) from carrying burdens. NOTE.—This leho was frequently seen on the shoulders of laboring men as late as 1840.

v. To have knots or bunches on one's shoulders from carrying heavy burdens; a leho kana hokua i ke amo i ka wai ame kela mea keia mea.

adj. Swollen hard, as a small callous place on the skin; he kua leho, he a-i leho.

Leho (lē'-ho), adj.

/ lē'-ho / Parker Haw to Eng,

Swollen hard, as a small callous place on the skin; he kua leho, he a-i leho.

1. n., A species of shell fish.

2. n., The cowrie shell itself.

3. n., A bunch or swelling on the shoulder or back of a person, like the shell of the fish leho, caused by long carrying heavy burdens: oia ke alii hilahila no ka leho no kona kokua i ke amo ana, he was the chief who was ashamed of the bunch (on his shoulder) from carrying burdens. [This leho was frequently seen on the shoulders of laboring men as late as 1840.]

4. n., A glowing red color.

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Leho (lē'-ho), v.

/ lē'-ho / Parker Haw to Eng,

To have knots or bunches on one's shoulders from carrying heavy burdens: a leho kana hokua i ke amo i ka wai ame kela mea keia mea.

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