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pāuma Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng / pā.uma /,

1. n., Large curved needle, as used in sewing gunny sacks.

2. vs., Curved, bent, as a needle.

3. n., Breastbone, as of a chicken.

4. vi., To turn, move along, push; to turn into the wind, to face the wind, as a ship, bird.

  • Examples:
    • Pāuma wāwae, tread of feet. Kīkaha koaʻe, lele pāuma ka hulu māewaewa (PH 206), the tropic bird soars, the tousled feathers beat against the wind.

5. vi., To slosh a canoe back and forth, so as to empty it of water.

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pāuma Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

kikino/hamani, Pump; to pump, as air or water.

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