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lena Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. nvs., Yellow, yellowish; jaundice; bile.

2. n., Variant name for the ʻōlena or turmeric plant.

3. vi., To stretch out, as to dry; to draw tight, as a belt; to sight or aim; to bend, as a bow.

  • Examples:
    • Lena ka maka, to stare threateningly.
    • Lena nō lākou i kō lākou mau alelo, e like me kō lākou kakaka, no ka wahaheʻe (Ier. 9.3), they bend their tongues like their bows for lies.

4. vs., Lazy, idle, indolent.

5. (Cap.) n., Name of a star, perhaps Sirius.

6. (Cap.) n., Name of a yellow-tinted rain famous at Hanalei, Kauaʻi, and on Maui.

Tags: color health flora astronomy rains Kauaʻi Maui

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lena Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

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lena Andrews, Haw to Eng / LE-NA /,

v., To bend; to strain, as a bow; to make ready to shoot, as with a bow. Nal. 22:34, 8.

2. To take sight or aim, as in shooting with a bow; he poe lena i na kakaka.

3. To bend or use the tongue for false-hood. Ier. 9:3.

4. To pull out straight and iron, as clothes; e hoomohala a e hoopalahalaha ae; to stretch out, as cloth or kapa to dry.

5. To squint; to strain the eyes.

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lena Andrews, Haw to Eng / LE-NA /,

s., The name of a plant, the root of which is used in coloring yellow.

2. A yellow coloring matter from the lena.

3. Lena is also used as an ingredient in curry.

4. The name of a sickness; a complaint of the bowels while the skin becomes yellow.

Tags: flora color foods health

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lena Andrews, Haw to Eng / LE-NA /,

adj., Yellow; yellowish.

2. Lazy; doing nothing.

Tags: color

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lena Parker, Haw to Eng / lē'-na /,

1. adj., Yellow; yellowish.

2. adj., Lazy; doing nothing.

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lena Parker, Haw to Eng / lē'-na /,

1. n., A shrub, same as olena.

2. n., A yellow dye made from the olena plant.

3. n., Jaundice.

Tags: flora color health

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lena Parker, Haw to Eng / lē'-na /,

1. v., To bend; to strain, as a bow; to make ready to shoot, as with a bow.

2. v., To draw tighter; to pull out straight: E lena oe i kuu kaei, draw my belt tighter.

3. v., To set sight on a given point accurately. E lena ko maka i ka piko o ka mauna.

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