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1. n. Flag, ensign, place marked by a flag, tapa cloth on end of a stick, as used to mark a taboo area. Cf. kālepa. (PCP lepa.)

2. Same as lepe 1; hem. (Puk. 28.33.) (PCP lepa.)

3. Var. of kepa, notched.

4. Rare var. of lepe, cockscomb.

v. To roll up the eyes.

2. To stand up, as the comb of a cock.

3. To cut a piece of cloth obliquely; e oki kapakahi.

s., A border, hem or fringe of a garment. Puk. 28:33. A skirt or flowing of a garment; he kihi o ke kapa, he mea e lewalewa ana malalo. 1 Sam. 24:5.

2. An ensign; a flag used in a war canoe; the flag used at the door of a sacred house.

3. Anything standing up edgeways and making a show, as the comb of a cock. NOTE.—The lepa was a piece of kapa tied at the end of a stick as a sign or flag and used for various purposes; i ke kukulu ana a ua poe kahuna la i ko lakou lepa, on the putting up of those priests their flag; a hahaiia ka lepa a ua poe kahuna la, the flag of the priests was torn away.

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Lepa (lē'-pa), n.

/ lē'-pa / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. A border, hem or fringe of a garment. (Puk. 28:33.) A skirt or flowing of a garment; he kihi o ke kapa, he mea e lewalewa ana malalo. (I. Sam. 24:5.)

2. An ensign; a flag used in a war canoe; the flag used at the door of a sacred house.

3. Anything standing up edgewise and making a show, as the comb of a cock. (The lepa was a piece of tapa tied at the end of a stick as a sign or flag and used for various purposes; i ke kukulu ana a ua poe kahuna la i ko lakou lepa, when the priests put up their flag; a haehaeia ka lepa a ua poe kahuna Ia, the flag of the priests was torn away.]

Lepa (lē'-pa), v.

/ lē'-pa / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. Same as leha. to turn the eyes upward or sideways.

2. Same as kepa, to cut obliquely.

3. To snap with the teeth; to strike with spurs, as fighting cocks; to prick.

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