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nvs., Lacking, destitute, deprived, needy, wanting, deficient, without; to need; deficit (sometimes followed by a negative without change of meaning: nele nā kānaka i ke kumu ʻole, the people lack a teacher [literally, the people are lacking because no teacher]).

  • Examples:
    • He nele ʻāina auaneʻi kākou, e nānā aku ai i kāna, so we'll be lacking land and have to pay attention to what he says [sarcastic].
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Kōkua nele. Welfare, i.e. public financial assistance for needy persons.

v. To lack; to be without; to be destitute of.

2. To be in want; to be poor. Kanl. 8:9. To be deprived of; to need or want a thing.

3. To be bereaved; to be deprived of. Kin. 43:14.

4. Hoo. To separate or deprive one of his privileges or enjoyments; to suffer loss.

5. To be without, i. e., to be destitute of. Oihk. 2:13. NOTE.—Nele has this peculiarity: it is followed by the name of the thing wanted, and this name is again followed by ole, no, not; as, nele na kanaka o Honolulu i ke kumu ole, the people of Honolulu are without a teacher. The ole in our idiom would be superfluous, but the Hawaiian requires it.

s. Want; destitution; bereavement; need. 1 Ioan. 3:17; Kanl. 15:8. See HEMAHEMA.

adj. Destitute; deprived of; empty. Kanl. 32:28.

adv. Destitutely; being without.

Nele (nĕ'-le), adj.

/ nĕ'-le / Haw to Eng, Parker,

Destitute; deprived of; empty; without sustenance.

Nele (nĕ'-le), adv.

/ nĕ'-le / Haw to Eng, Parker,

Destitutely; being without.

Nele (nĕ'-le), n.

/ nĕ'-le / Haw to Eng, Parker,

Want; destitution; bereavement; need. Syn: Hemahema.

Nele (nē'-le), v.

/ nē'-le / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. To lack; to be without; to be destitute of.

2. To be in want; to be poor. To be deprived of; to need or want a thing.

3. To be bereaved; to be deprived of. (Nele is followed by the name of the thing wanted. and this name is again followed by ole, no, not: Nele na kanaka o Honolulu i ke kumu ole, the people of Honolulu are without a teacher. The ole in our idiom would be superfluous, but the Hawaiian requires it.)

E huli iā “nele” ma Ulukau.

Search for “nele” on Ulukau.

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