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lewa Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. n., Sky, atmosphere, space, air, upper heavens; aerial.

2. vi., To float, dangle, swing, hang, oscillate; swinging, dangling, pendulous, afloat, unstable; limber-jointed, of admired hula dancers.

  • Examples:
    • E ola ana ʻoia nei a lewa ke kanahiku, he will live on to past seventy.
  • Halelewa, tabernacle.
  • Hōkū lewa, moving star, planet.
  • One lewa, shifting sand.
  • Kai lewa, deep sea out of sight of land.
  • Ka moana lewa loa, the deep ocean.
  • Waiū lewa, long, pendulous breasts.
  • hoʻolewa Caus/sim.
    • a. To float, as a cloud; to lift up and carry, as on a stretcher; to suspend. Moe hoʻolewa, stretcher, hammock. Nā mea hoʻolewa, peddlers [they carried their goods swinging on a carrying pole; cf. kālewa #1].
    • b. To rotate the hips in dancing, sway. See song under Hopoe. He aha ē ka hana a ʻAnapau lā? Hoʻolewa ka hana a ʻAnapau lā (song), what is the work of ʻAnapau there? Rotating the hips is the work of ʻAna-pau there. PNP lewa.
  • Cf. akalewa, haʻalewa.

3. nvs., Homeless vagabond, wanderer; landless, homeless.

  • Examples:
    • He lewa hele, ʻaʻohe kahua paʻa, a wandering traveler without fixed residence.
    • Poʻe lewa (1 Pet. 2.11), pilgrims.

4. vi., To know thoroughly, as a type of work; to be thoroughly familiar with, as a place.

  • Examples:
    • Ua lewa iaʻu ka hana o ke kuiki kapa, I'm thoroughly familiar with the work of quilting.
    • Ua hele au i kēia mau kuahiwi ā lewa, I've gone to these mountains until I know every nook and corner.

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

Tags: astronomy

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lewa Māmaka Kaiao Haw to Eng,

kikino Space. Dic. See lewapuni. Lewa lipo. Outer space. Kukuna lewa lipo. Cosmic ray. Palapala lewa lipo. Space map. Paʻalole hele lewa. Space suit. Pūʻali kaua lewa. Air force.

LE-WA Andrews Haw to Eng,

v. To swing; to float in the air, as clouds; to hang in a swinging manner; to float in mid heaven; e lewa wale ana no (ka honua) i ka lani, (the earth) was floating freely in mid heaven.

2. To move back and forth like a hinge; e ami.

3. To float on the water.

4. To put a thing up in an unsafe place or in a tottering position where it may easily fall.

5. Hoo. To carry on the surface, as to float on water; e hoolewa me ka wai.

6. To be carried, as a coffin at a funeral, on the shoulders of men; i ka hoolewa ana i ke kupapau.

LE-WA Andrews Haw to Eng,

s. The upper regions of the air; the region of the clouds; na ao o ka lewa, the clouds of the air.

2. Whatever is suspended or movable.

3. The space where anything may be suspended.

4. The air; the atmosphere; the visible heavens; kahi o ke ea, ka lani; a particular place in the air or atmosphere; ma keia lewa o ka lani, in this part of the heavens.

5. Persons without home or local attachment. 1 Pet. 2:11. Auhea oukou e na kamalii o ka lewa mai, ame na kanaka makua o ka lewa mai no hoi.

6. A foreign country; mai ka lewa mai, mai ke kua mai o ka moku; o ke ano o ia mau olelo, ua hele mai lakou mai ka aina e mai, he lewa ia; a ma ke alo o keia aina, he kua o ka moku ia. D. Malo 3:22.

7. Name of that part of the ocean where it is deep. SYN. with moana.

LE-WA Andrews Haw to Eng,

adj. Swinging; pendulous; floating; unstable; homeless.

Lewa (lē'-wă), adj. / lē'-wă / Parker Haw to Eng,

Swinging; pendulous; floating; unstable; homeless.

Lewa (lē'-wă), n. / lē'-wă / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. The upper regions of the air; the region of the clouds: na ao o ka lewa, the clouds of the air.

2. Whatever is suspended or movable.

3. The space where anything may be suspended.

4. The air; the atmosphere; the visible heavens; kahi o ke ea, ka lani; a particular place in the air or atmosphere: ma keia lewa o ka lani, in this part of the heavens.

5. Persons without home or local attachment: Auhea oukou e na kamalii o ka lewa mai, ame na kanaka makua o ka lewa mai no hoi.

Lewa (lē'-wă), v. / lē'-wă / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. To be afloat in the air or on the water.

2. To be loose; to be unfixed.

3. Same as hoolewa, to carry for burial.

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