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1. nvt. To bite; to have a tendency to bite, as a dog; to sting, as beating rain; pain, as of stomachache or of childbirth; bite. hoʻo.nahu To bite, cause a stomachache; to pretend to bite.

2. n. Inexplicable bruise seen on the body, believed caused by the ghost of a living person who was about to die. Also nahu akua. (Na_na_ 156–7.)

v. To bite; to gripe with the teeth; e hoopohole i ka ili me ka niho, to tear up the skin with the teeth.

1. To bite, as a dog; to snatch at; to seize.

2. To bite; to gnaw. Mik. 3:5. To gnash the teeth, as in pain; e nahu i ke elelo, to gnaw the tongue. Hoik. 16:10.

3. To bite, as a serpent. Nah. 21:6.

4. To bear the short sharp internal pains of colic or of child-birth.

5. To bite off, as a shark; nahu mai la ka mano i kona waa a mumuku o hope, a shark bit his canoe short off behind.

6. To file; to rasp; e apuapu.

s. The pain of biting; the colic; sudden internal pains.

adj. Biting; writhing in pain.

Nahu (nā'-hu), adj.

/ nā'-hu / Haw to Eng, Parker,

Biting; apt to bite.

Nahu (nā'-hu), n.

/ nā'-hu / Haw to Eng, Parker,

Colic.

Nahu (nā'-hu), v.

/ nā'-hu / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. To bite; to grip with the teeth; e hoopohole i ka ili me ka niho, to tear up the skin with the teeth.

2. To bite, as a dog; to snatch at; to seize.

3. To bite; to gnaw; to gnash the teeth, as in pain: e nahu i ke elelo, to gnaw the tongue.

4. To bite, as a serpent.

5. To bite off, as a shark; nahu mai la ka mano i kona waa a mumuku o hope, a shark bit his canoe short off behind.

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