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1. vt., To look at, observe, see, notice, inspect; to care for, pay attention to, take care of.

  • Examples:
    • Mai nānā i kānā ʻōlelo, don't pay any attention to what he says.
    • He keiki nānā mākua, a son who cares for his parents.
    • Nānā ma ka ʻākau, dress right [military command].
    • Maikaʻi ke nānā aku, goodlooking.
    • Nānā i nā puke, to audit accounts.
    • Nānā aʻela ia ma nā kiʻi maka nunui, koe nō nā kiʻi maka liʻiliʻi, he caters to the important people, and leaves out the ordinary folk.
    • Hiamoe wale ke kāne, nānā wale ka wahine, the husband just sleeps, the wife looks about but has nothing.
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2. nvi., Quiet, restful.

  • Examples:
    • Kau i ka nānā ka moe (For. 6:396), sleep in peace.
    • Hula hoʻonānā (UL 224), a hula for amusement.
  • References:
    • Cf. nā #1, calmed.
    • PPN ngaangaa.

3. n., Goat.

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v., 1. To gaze at; to view attentively. To examine carefully: e nānā hoʻi! look! see! behold! E nānā i ka maka, to respect persons in judgment.

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