pūhā / pū.hā /
- Ua paʻapū koʻu kino i ka ilo a me ka pāpaʻa lepo, a laila pūhā hou aʻela (Ioba 7.5), my body is covered with worms and filthy clots and then breaks out afresh.
2. n., Hollow, as a tree.
- Noho ihola lākou maloko o nā pūhā lāʻau (Laie 431), they then lived within hollow trees.
- PCP pu(u)fa(a).
4. vi., To breathe air, as a sea turtle.
- Pūhā hewa ka honu i ka lā makani, the turtle breathes at the wrong moment on a windy day [one who says the wrong thing].
- PCP pu(u)(f,s)a(a).
- Cf. nakeke.
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