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naʻau

kikinonoun Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

n., Intestines, bowels, guts; mind, heart, affections; of the heart or mind; mood, temper, feelings.

    Figuratively, child.

  • Examples:
    • Helu naʻau (name of an arithmetic book), mental counting.
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naau

kikinonoun / NA-AU / Haw to Eng, Andrews,

1. s., The small intestines of men or animals, which the Hawaiians suppose to be the seat of thought, of intellect and the affections.

2. The internal parts, i.e., the inwards of animals. Oihk. 1:13. The bowels. 2 Oihl. 21:15. Alua ano o na naau, o ka mea nui ame ka mea liilii, the intestines are of two kinds, the large and the small. Anat. 51. Hence,

3. The affections; the mind; the moral nature; the heart; the seat of the moral powers. Mat. 22:37. Synonymous in many cases with uhane. the soul. NOTE.—The naau of animals were formerly used by Hawaiians as strings for various purposes; ka naau i mea aha moa, the intestines for strings to tie fowls.

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naau

kikinonoun / nā'-ă'u / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. n., The small intestines of men or animals, which the ancient Hawaiians supposed to be the seat of thought, of intellect and the affections.

2. n., The internal parts, that is, the inwards of animals; the bowels: Alua ano o na naau, o ka mea nui ame ka mea liilii, the intestines are of two kinds, the large and the small. (The naau of animals were formerly used by Hawaiians as strings for various purposes; ka naau i mea aha moa, the intestines for strings to tie fowls.)

3. n., The affections; the mind; the moral nature; the heart; the seat of the moral powers. (Mat. 22:37.) Synonymous in many cases with uhane, the soul.

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