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1. nvs., Freed of taboo, released from restrictions, profane; freedom.

  • Examples:
    • Lā noa, weekday.
    • He aliʻi noa au loa, a chief who frees [his people] from taboo for a long time.
    • Ua wehe ʻākea ʻia ka noa o nā wahi apau o ke kūlanakauhale, the restrictions on all parts of the city were opened up completely.
  • References:
    • PPN noa.

2. n., Commoner; formerly, the offspring of the marriage of a piʻo, naha, or nīaupiʻo aristocrat with a person without rank or possibly of papa rank.

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1. n., Stone or small piece of wood used in the games of pūhenehene and noʻa.

2. n.v., A game in which the noʻa was hidden under bundles of tapa and the players guessed where it was; to play this game. Figuratively, secret thoughts or plans.

  • References:
    • Malo 225–6.

3. vs., Colored, as color streak in pearl shell.

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nōʻā

/ nō.ʻā / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

vs., Constantly burning, of fire; unquenchable, as a volcano; dried up, as land in drought.

  • Examples:
    • Ke nōʻā lā i ka uka o Hāmākua (FS 285), raging fire inland of Hamakua.
  • References:

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See kī noa.

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v. To be released from the restrictions of a kapu; to take off the kapu or prohibition; ko lakou makemake, i noa loa na lealea, ame na hana uhauha, their wish was that pleasure and licentiousness should have no restraint.

2. To be released from restraint; to be out from under restraint or law; noa honua, noa loa, all kapus taken off.

3. Hoo. To release one from kapu; he wahine mare, he wahine kapu ia; he wahine noa, he wahine kapu ole ia, i. e., a common woman.

4. To cause to become a prostitute, as a man prostitutes his wife or daughter; to be common. Oihk. 19:29.

s. The lower or degraded class of people; a lower servant; a backwoodsman; he kuaaina.

2. The name of a play.

3. The name of the stone used in the game of puhenehene. See KAU.

4. A fire constantly burning like a volcano; ke ahi aa mau, ke ahiaihonua.

adj. Intermission or cessation from kapu; applied to anything that has been under kapu and the kapu taken off; the removing of the kapu constitutes it noa. Sabbath day is a la kapu, but Monday is a la noa. He makuahine noa wale no kou, ma Hamakua, your mother was a mere common woman at Hamakua.

2. Constantly burning, as a fire; unquenchable, as a volcano; ahiaihonua.

Intermission or cessation from tabu; applied to anything that has been under tabu and the tabu taken off. the removing of the tabu constitutes it noa-Sunday is a la kapu, but Monday is a la noa.

Constantly burning, as a fire; unquenchable, as a volcano; ahiaihonua.

1. The lower class of people; a lower servant; a back-woodsman; he kuaaina; a commoner as distinguished from royalty.

2. A prostitute.

A game, similar to puhenehene.

2. Stone used in the game of noa or in puhenehene.

Fire constantly burning; he ahi ai honua.

1. To be released from the restrictions of a tabu; to take off the tabu or prohibition: Ko lakou makemake, i noa loa na lealea, ame na hana uhauha, their wish was that pleasure and licentiousness should have no restraint.

2. To be released from restraint: to be out from under restraint or law; noa honua noa loa, all tabu taken off.

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