Wehewehe Wikiwiki

pūhā / pū.hā / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

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.

Tags: health onomatopoeia flora

Ua hoʻololi ʻia e ko Wehewehe Wikiwiki. / This entry was modified by Wehewehe Wikiwiki.

Hāpai i wehewehena hou a i ʻole i ʻōlelo hoʻoponopono
Suggest a translation or correction

E hāpai i kahi wehewehena a i ʻole hoʻoponopono no Wehewehe Wikiwiki. /
Suggest a translation or correction to the Wehewehe Wikiwiki Community Dictionary for consideration.

Mai hoʻouna mai i noi unuhi ʻōlelo. / This is not a translation service.

No nā lepili: Pili piha a pili hapa paha kēia mau lepe i nā hua o luna aʻe nei.
Regarding tags: Tags may apply to all or only some of the tagged entries.