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menemene

/ mene.mene / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

Reduplication of mene #1, mene #2; to shrink from handling; hesitation (Nak. 118). Figuratively, to feel sorry, compassionate, pathetic; compassion; to fear for a loved one.

  • Examples:
    • Menemene au i kuʻu moʻopuna, I so do not want anything to happen to my grandson.
    • E menemene ana au i kaʻu mea e menemene aku ai (Rom. 9.15), I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.

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menemene

/ ME-NE-ME-NE / Haw to Eng, Andrews,

1. v., To have compassion upon; to pity. Rom. 9:15.

2. To regard with kindness one who is in a suffering condition. Lunk. 10:16.

3. To curl up; to contract, as a wound. See mene, v.,

4. To fear; to shrink with fear; to be afraid; to be sad from fear.

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menemene

kikinonoun / ME-NE-ME-NE / Haw to Eng, Andrews,

s., Fear for one lest evil should befall him; no ka menemene o make i ka ai noa, for fear lest he should die by eating contrary to kapu.

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menemene

ʻaʻanostative verb / ME-NE-ME-NE / Haw to Eng, Andrews,

adj., Fearful for one; sad on account of his hazardous situation or his suffering condition.

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menemene

ʻaʻanostative verb / mē'-nĕ-mē'-ne / Haw to Eng, Parker,

adj., Fearful for one; sad on account of his hazardous situation or his suffering condition.

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menemene

kikinonoun / mē'-nĕ-mē'-ne / Haw to Eng, Parker,

n., Fear for one lest evil should befall him; no ka menemene o make i ka ai noa, For fear lest he should die by eating contrary to tabu.

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menemene

/ mē'-nē-mē'-ne / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. To have compassion upon; to pity: to have sympathy; to regard with kindness one who is in a suffering condition.

2. v., To fear; to shrink with fear; to be afraid; to be sad from fear.

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