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lua Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. n., Hole, pit, grave, den, cave, mine, crater. Lua is a hole that has a bottom, contrasting with puka, perforation.

  • Examples:
    • Hoʻopiha i ka lua o ko inaina, fill the pit of wrath [eat heartily].
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2. n., Toilet, outhouse, bathroom, cellar.

3. num., Two, second, secondary, twice, deuce, double; doubly, much, a great deal.

  • Examples:
    • Ka lua kēia o koʻu hele ʻana mai, this is the second of my trips here.
    • ʻO ka lua ia o nā keiki, this is the second of the children.
    • Kaʻukaʻu lua, to delay much.
    • Kaumaha lua, extremely sad or heavy.
    • Konikoni lua i ka puʻuwai, throbbing, throbbing in the heart.
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4. n., Equal, likeness, duplicate copy, match.

  • Examples:
    • Ōlaʻi ikaika loa i ʻike ʻole ʻia kona lua, very strong earthquake, the like of which had never been seen before.
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5. n., Companion, mate.

6. n., A type of dangerous hand-to-hand fighting in which the, fighters broke bones, dislocated bones at the joints, and inflicted severe pain by pressing on nerve centers. There was much leaping, and (rarely) quick turns of spears. Many of the techniques were secret. Lua holds were named (see fight). Lua experts were bodyguards to chiefs.

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lua- Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

To enjoy oneself.

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luʻa Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. vs., Old and wrinkled, worn and shabby with use, worn-out; sagging, hanging down, flimsy, soft, pliable.

2. Same as nuʻa, heap, pile.

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holds (lua) Pukui-Elbert Eng to Haw,

See fight.

lua Pukui-Elbert Eng to Haw,

See fight.

lua Māmaka Kaiao Haw to Eng,

kikino Bathroom; toilet. Dic. See lumi ʻauʻau, lumi hoʻopaupilikia.

LU-A Andrews Haw to Eng,

v. To kill by breaking the bones. NOTE.—The lua was much practiced in ancient times and is understood now by some old people.

2. To dig a pit; to make a deep hole in the ground.

LU-A Andrews Haw to Eng,

s. The art of breaking the bones of a person.

2. The art of noosing men in order to murder them, as was practiced on Kauai.

3. The place where the art of the lua was taught.

4. A pit. Puk. 21:33. A hole; a grave; a den. Lunk. 6:2.

LU-A Andrews Haw to Eng,

s. See LUA, adj. A second; an equal; an assistant; a copy of a writing. Kanl. 17:18.

2. Likeness in quality; aole lua e like me ia, there is no second like it, i. e., there is nothing like it. See LUAOLE.

3. Lua expresses admiration and applies to what is good; lua poli, the endeared bosom of a warm-hearted friend. NOTE.—Lua was the watch-word given by Hoapili previous to the last battle on Kauai.

LU-A Andrews Haw to Eng,

adj. The number two. See ALUA and ELUA. Two; double; hence.

2. Deceitful; naau lua, a deceitful heart; double minded. Hal. 12:2.

3. Weak; flexible; feeble; nawaliwali, palupalu.

LU-A Andrews Haw to Eng,

adv. Secondly; a second time. Nah. 1:9.

Lua (lū'-a), adj. Parker Haw to Eng,

The number two. See alua and elua. Two; double; hence.

2. Second; secondary.

Lua (lu'a), adj. Parker Haw to Eng,

Weak; flexible: nawaliwali, palupalu.

Lua (lū'-a), adv. Parker Haw to Eng,

Secondly: a second time.

Lua (lū'-a), n. Parker Haw to Eng,

1. A second: an equal; an assistant.

2. A copy of a writing.

3. Likeness in quality: aole lua e like me ia, there is no second like it. that is. there is nothing like it.

4. Mate; companion; one of a pair.

5. Word expressing the superlative degree of some quality or condition. See luaole. Lua expresses admiration and is applied to what is good: lua poli, the endeared bosom of a warm-hearted friend. (Lua was the watch-word given by Hoapili previous to the last battle on the island of Kauai.)

Lua (lū'-a), n. Parker Haw to Eng,

1. The art of breaking the bones of a person.

2. The art of noosing men in order to murder them, as was practiced on the island of Kauai.

3. The place where the art of the lua was taught.

4. A pit; a hole; a grave; a den or cave.

Lua (lū'-a), v. Parker Haw to Eng,

To kill by breaking the bones. (The lua was much practiced in ancient times and is still understood by some old people.)

lua Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

, a type of hand-to-hand fighting

lua Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

'Pit, crater, hole'.

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