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luaʻi Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

nvi., Vomit; volcanic eruptions; to vomit, retch, erupt; to banish, expel, drive out, as people.

  • Source:
    • Probably PPN lua, to vomit + -ʻi or -aʻi, transitivizers: Gram. 6.6.4.
  • Examples:
    • Luaʻi ā koko, to vomit food until blood comes.
    • Luaʻi pō, outcasts, as wandering souls not accepted in the realm of the dead; literally, night vomit.
  • References:

Tags: health geology

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luaʻi Andrews, Haw to Eng / LU-AI /,

v., To vomit; to cast out of the stomach; to cast forth from the mouth. Hoik. 12:15. ʻO ka mea i luaʻi ʻia, ʻaʻole ia e ʻai hou iho, that which has been vomited up is not to be eaten again. FIG. Applied to a country, to cast out as a country casts out its people for their crimes. Oihk. 18:25.

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luaʻi Andrews, Haw to Eng / LU-AI /,

s., Sickness of the stomach.

2. A discharge from the stomach.

3. The matter or that which is vomited up. 2 Pet. 2:22.

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luaʻi Parker, Haw to Eng / lū'-a'i /,

1. n., Sickness of the stomach.

2. n., A discharge from the stomach; vomit.

3. n., The matter or that which is vomited up.

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luaʻi Parker, Haw to Eng / lū'-a'i /,

1. v., To vomit; to cast out of the stomach; to cast forth from the mouth.

2. v., Applied to a country, to cast out as a country casts out its people for their crimes; to deport, banish.

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