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lōpā Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng / lō.pā /,

1. nvs., One who farms under a tenant (hoaʻāina), peasant, farmer; shiftless.

  • Examples:
    • E aho nō ke kūmakahiki i kō ka ʻauana wale ā hoʻopili mea ʻai paha ā noho lōpā wale iho nō, it is better to have a yearly contract [as hired hand] than to vagabond and be dependent for food and live just as a shiftless tenant.
  • References:
    • See naunau #1 for an insulting epithet.
    • PCP loopaa.

2. An uncertain term in the phrase hoʻāo lōpā, marriage with a relative 24 generations removed.

  • References:
    • For. 6:268.

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LO-PA Andrews, Haw to Eng,

s. A man who cultivates land under a common farmer, but owns no lands himself; a tenant; he mahi kihapai malalo aku o ka hoa aina.

Lopa (lo-pā), n. Parker, Haw to Eng,

A man who cultivates land under a common farmer, hat owns no lands himself: a tenant; he mahi kihapai maialo aku o ka hoa aina.

Lopa (lo-pā): Parker, Haw to Eng,

a tenant farmer. Land section, Ewa, Oahu.

Lōpā Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

Gulch and summer south-swell and trade-wind surfing area, east Lā-naʻi. Also called ʻĀwehi. Lit., tenant farmer.

Lōpā Hawaiʻi Place Names,

Beach, fishpond, surf site, Lānaʻi. Narrow calcareous sand beach fronting one of the four fishponds on Lānaʻi. Lōpā Fishpond, the only one with a mākaha (sluice gate) that connects it to the ocean, is also a bird sanctuary. The surf site is on the shallow reef offshore. Lit., tenant farmer.

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