1. nvi., Fence, wall, corral, pen, sty, enclosure, courtyard, patio, arena, (house) lot, yard, extremity; to build a fence, enclosure.
- Mai kēlā pā o ka honua, a mai kēlā pā o ka lani mai (Mar. 13.27), from that end of the earth and from that end of the heavens.
2. n., Dish, plate, pan; elongated food bowl used for meat or fish; flat basin; phonograph record, disk (preceded by ke).
- Cf. halepā.
3. n., Mother-of-pearl shell (Pinctada margaritifera 🌐); pearl-shell lure; fishhook (cf. pā ʻiʻo, pā kau ulua). Both ke and ka are used with pā #3. Pā ā eo, a successful pā lure. Pā hau, shell with white on inside. Pā mae, variegated shell; literally, faded shell. PPN paa.
4. nvs., nvi. A broadly used loaʻa-type word (Gram. 4.4), said of drinking, hearing, feeling, and activity of wind, sun, moon; also used as a noun with similar meanings (see ex., pualalea). To touch, get, contact, reach, gain control of, hit, experience; to blow (as wind), shine (as moon or sun), hear, drink.
- Ua pā maila kuʻu lima iāʻoe, you touched my hand.
- Pā kanaka, to have sexual experience; literally, touch someone.
- Pā ka ʻai, to taste food.
- Pā kīʻaha, to touch a tumbler; to sip intoxicants.
- Pā i ka leo, to be struck by a voice, i.e., to be told something that hurts the feelings, to be rebuked.
- Mālama o pā, watch or you'll be hurt.
- Pā nō lilo, touch and gone [of a stolen object].
- Mālama o lilo i ka lima ā pā, watch out or [it] will disappear into [someone's] hands and be taken away.
- Pā ka ʻāina iāʻoe (FS 133), you'll get control of the land.
- Ka pā ʻana a ka lā, sunshine.
- ʻO ka pā kōnane a ka mahina (song), the bright touch of the moon.
- Pā i ka ʻupena, touched by a net [sald of a fish that has escaped a net and is wary].
- Pā i ka makau, touched by a hook [said of a fish that has been hooked and then, having escaped, is very wary].
5. nvi., A sound; to sound; beat, rhythm, as of a dance; stroke, as of an instrument; thump of a gourd down on a pad, with one quick slap of the fingers as the gourd is raised; signal to begin a dance or drumming.
- Pā maila ka leo hone o ka waiolina, the sweet sound of a violin reached here.
6. vs., Barren, as a female; to have ceased bearing; parched, as land.
- ʻO Kila pā wahine, Kila, the last born of the woman.
- PPN paʻaʻ.
8. n., Lowest and highest note in the musical scale, do.
9. vs., Temporary, fleeting.
- He nohona pā wale, temporary residence.
10. n., Section of net attached to a bag in certain types of fishing.
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