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Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. vs., Calmed, quieted, pacified, assuaged, soothed; settled, as a claim.

  • Examples:
    • E hoʻi, ē Pele, i ke kuahiwi, ua nā kō lili, kō inaina (chant) return, O Pele, to the mountain; rage jealousy, your rage are pacified.
  • References:
    • PPN naʻa.

2. vi., To moan, groan, wail.

  • Examples:
    • Nā ka ihu, to snore with prolonged sounds.
  • References:
    • PPN ngaa.

3. Plural definite article.

  • Examples:
    • Nā lani, the chiefs.
  • References:
    • Gram. 10.2.
    • PPN nga(a).

4. Demonstrative particle indicating the addressee, sometimes said disrespectfully and translated ‘you’.

  • Examples:
    • Ē nā keiki lapuwale, O you worthless children.
  • References:
    • Cf. kēnā and Gram. 8.3.2.
    • PPN naa.

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