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1. nvi., Abscess, burst sore, ulcer; to break, burst.

  • Examples:
    • 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.

  • Examples:
    • Noho ihola lākou maloko o nā pūhā lāʻau (Laie 431), they then lived within hollow trees.

3. vi., To belch, burp, clear the throat, hawk up phlegm.

  • References:
    • PCP pu(u)fa(a).

4. vi., To breathe air, as a sea turtle.

  • Examples:
    • 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].
  • References:
    • PCP pu(u)(f,s)a(a).

5. n., A brown seaweed (Colpomenia sinuosa 🌐), cushion-shaped, hollow, surface smooth and uneven; not eaten.

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v. See POHA. To burst or break open, as a sore or boil; to pass through or out; to burst forth.

2. To hawk as a means of raising phlegm from the lungs.

3. To be loathsome, as a running sore. Iob. 7:5.

4. To breathe like a sea-turtle; e hanu me he honu la.

s. Rottenness inside of timber; wood internally defective; the disease gonorrhea. See PUHIKAOKAO. Puha laau, a hollow tree. Laieik. 77.

adj. Broken or burst open, as a sore or boil; mai puha, an issue; a running sore. 2 Sam. 3:29.

Puha (pū-hā'), adj.

/ pū-hā' / Parker Haw to Eng,

Broken or burst open, as a sore or boil; mai puha, an issue; a running sore.

Puha (pū'-hā'), n.

/ pū'-hā' / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. An abscess.

2. A decayed spot in a tree or in timber. Puha laau, a hollow tree. Laieik. p.77.

3. The disease gonorrhea. Syn: Kaokao.

Puha (pū'-hā'), v.

/ pū'-hā' / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. To burst or break open, as a sore or boil; to pass through or out; to burst forth.

2. To hawk as a means of raising phlegm from the lungs.

3. To be loathsome, as a running sore.

4. To breathe like a seaturtle; e hanu me he honu la; to belch.

Stream, Wai-mānalo, Oʻahu. Lit., a hollow (as in a tree).

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