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nahā Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. vs., Cracked, broken, as a dish; smashed to bits, as masonry; to act as a purgative; to split; loss of virginity.

  • Examples:
    • Lāʻau nahā (FS 129), purgative.
    • ʻAila nahā, ʻaila hoʻonahā, castor oil.
    • Umauma nahā (FS 195), hunger.
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2. vi., To blot out from sight.

  • Examples:
    • Holo akula lākou ā nahā nā moku o Hawaiʻi nei, ā nalowale ka ʻāina (For. 4:161), they sailed on until the islands of Hawaiʻi here were blotted out of sight and the land disappeared.

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