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1. preposition, Of. This o forms part of the possessives, as koʻu, kou, kona, kō laila. Note idiomatic use, as below.

  • References:
    • Gram. 9.6.
    • PPN (ʻ)o.

2. conjunction, Or, lest, if.

  • References:
    • Gram. 11.1.

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1. nvi., To answer, reply yes, agree, say, talk; halloo, yes (in reply); tinkling, tolling, or chime of a bell; resonance, as generated by the thumping of a gourd drum on a pad; sound of whistling (Kauaʻi); sound of peacocks; to make such sounds.

  • Examples:
    • Kou inoa, e ō mai (FS 199), your name chant, answer.
    • E uhaele kākou i kahakai. Ō, e uhaele ʻiʻo aku kākou. Let's go to the beach. Yes, let's do go.
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2. vi., To remain, endure, survive, continue, go on, exist; continuing.

  • Examples:
    • Ā pēlā paha i kō ai ke ō ʻana o kona inoa, probably thereby assuring the perpetuation of his name.
    • Ke ō nei nō kēlā mele, that song still survives now.
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3. n., Food provisions for a journey, especially at sea; sea rations.

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4. n., Sprit of a sail or spar.

5. Short for one, sand, in place names, as Keōkea, the white sand.

6. Imperative marker, perhaps less emphatic than the more common e.

  • Examples:
    • Ō hele kāua, let's go.
    • Ō uhaele mai, won't you come.
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7. Short for the particle , as after prepositions.

  • Examples:
    • Holo akula ʻoia mai ō lāua nei aku (Laie 603), he ran from the two of them.
    • Kiʻi mua akula ʻoia ma ō Kapa-hai-haoa (Laie 595), he first looked for Kapa-hai-haoa.

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1. The letter. ʻŌ.

2. Vocative. Ē, ē … ē.

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Waihona ō. Endowment fund. Lit., fund (which) endures. Also waihona kālā kūmau.

the fourth letter of the Hawaiian alphabet. It is the easiest sounded, next to a, of all the letters. Its sound is mostly that of the long English o in note, bone, &c. There is a difference in some words among Hawaiians as to the quantity; some say mahope, others say mahoppy. The first is the more correct.

This letter is prefixed to nouns, both common and proper, as well as to pronouns, to render them emphatic or definite. This o should be carefully distinguished from o the preposition. It may be called the o emphatic. It is used in particularizing one or more persons or things from others. The o emphatic stands only before the auikumu or nominative case. Gram. § 53.

prep. Of; belonging to; ka hale o ke alii, the house of the chief; it is synonymous with ko; as, ko ke alii hale, the chief's house; but the words require to be differently disposed. In a few words it is interchangeable with a. See A prep. As, ka pane ana o ka waha, and ka pane ana a ka waha, the opening of the mouth.

s. A place, but indefinitely; mai o a o, from there to there; throughout. Puk. 27:18. From one side to the other; io a io ae, this way or that way; here or there. More generally used adverbially; as,

adv. Yonder; there; ma o aku, beyond; mai o a o, from here to there, or from yonder to yonder, i. e., everywhere. It takes the several prepositions no, ko, i, ma, mai. Gram. § 165, 2d.

is sometimes prefixed to the imperative mood instead of e; as, o hele oe, go thou, instead of e hele oe; o hoi oukou i na la ekolu, return ye for three days. In this case, for the sake of euphony, the o may take a u after it; as, ou hoi olua, return ye two.

conj. Lest. This is one form of the subjunctive mood; as, mai ai oukou o make, eat not lest ye die; also. Nah. 14:42.

v. To pierce, as with a sharp instrument; to dot into; to prick; to stab. SYN. with hou and ou. See OU.

2. To thrust; to thrust through; to gore, as a bullock. Puk. 21:28. A o iho la kekahi i ka polulu, some one pierced him with a long spear. See Oo. PASS. To be pierced, stabbed; hence, to be killed; to be pierced with a spear; mai oia ke kanaka i ka ihe. Oia, passive of o, to plunge under water, as a canoe or surf-board.

3. To extend or reach out, as the hand or finger; o ka mea e ae mai, e o mai lakou i ko lakou lima, those who assent, let them stretch out their hands; to stretch out the hand to take a thing. Kin. 8:9.

4. To stretch out the hand to trouble or afflict. Puk. 8:2.

5. To dip, as the fingers in a fluid. Oihk. 4:6. Hoo, for hoo-o. To stretch out, as the hand. Puk. 14:27. To thrust in the hand or finger into an orifice. Anat. 45.

v. To call for a thing desired. Sol. 2:3.

2. To answer to a call. Ier. 7:13. To answer to one's name when called; aohe i o mai, he answered not.

s.Art., ke. An instrument to pierce with; any sharp pointed instrument; a fork; a sharp stick; ke o bipi, an ox goad. Lunk. 3:30. Ke o manamana kolu, a three-pronged fork. 1 Sam. 2:13.

2. The effect for the cause; a sharp pain in the body; a stitch in the side, as if pierced by a sharp instrument; a keen darting pain in the side of the chest.

s. Provision for a journey; traveling food. Puk. 12:39. E hoomakaukau oukou i o no oukou, prepare food for yourselves (for your journey); provision for a voyage; ke kalua iho la no ia o ke o holo i ka moana, that was the preparing the provision to go on the ocean.

s. The sprit of a sail.

s. The sound of a small bell; a tinkling sound. See OE.

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