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paʻa Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. nvs., A common and broadly used loaʻa-type word (Gram. 4.4); many meanings depend on qualifying words. Firm, solid, tight, solidified, adhering, durable, fast, fixed, stuck, secure, closed, jelled, congealed, frozen, hard, sound (as wood), busy, occupied, engaged, definite, steadfast, permanent; finished, completed, whole, complete, learned, memorized, mastered, retained, kept permanently; stubborn, determined, constipated, solid or fast, as colors; sturdy, as cloth, furniture; strong and vigorous; versed in, learned in; one who holds, a bearer; to hold, bear, keep, detain, withhold; a solid, as in geometry; to wear well, as clothes; to look well or not show age, of a person.

  • Examples:
    • Mea paʻa ipu hao, a pot holder.
    • ʻAila paʻa, thick grease.
    • Paʻa ā paʻa, held fast.
    • Paʻa i ka ʻole, to deny persistently.
    • Paʻa mele, one versed in songs.
    • Paʻa maila ʻo uka i nā kānaka (FS 71), the shore was packed solid with people.
    • Paʻa ka wai ā lilo i hau, water solidified into ice.
    • Paʻa ʻoia ma ka pono, he is steadfast in righteousness.
    • Paʻa ka manaʻo, determined in thought; to have made up one's mind.
    • Ua paʻa kaʻu haʻawina, my lesson is learned.
    • Mea paʻa molaki, mortgagee.
    • Paʻa ka hale hou, the new house is finished.
    • Hana paʻa, steady work.
    • Uku paʻa, fixed salary.
    • Noho paʻa, permanent residence.
    • Paʻa i ka ʻūkele, stuck in the mud.
    • Kanu paʻa, to bury whole, as a body.
    • Paʻa ke kelepona, the telephone line is busy.
    • Paʻa i ka hana, very busy working.
    • Paʻa ka puka, the door is closed.
    • Mai paʻa ʻoe iaʻu, don't detain me.
    • E paʻa ā paʻa ʻolua i ke kaula, hold fast to the rope.
    • Hoʻonoho ihola lākou iāia ma kahi paʻa (Nah. 15.34), they put him in custody.
    • Ua paʻa iāia ka waha o ka poʻe Sadukaio (Mat. 22.34), he had silenced the mouths of the Sadducees.
    • Paʻa mai me ona lole ʻauʻau, bring some bathing suits too.
    • Mai paʻa i ka leo, he ʻole ka hea mai (hula password), do not withhold the voice, or refuse to call to us [said by one wishing permission to enter a hula].
    • I paʻa ke kino i ka lāʻau, that the body be strengthened by medicine.
    • Nā lole i paʻa mua, ready-made clothes.
    • E loaʻa ai ke anapaʻa o nā paʻa, obtaining the cubic content of a solid.
  • References:

2. n., Pair, couple; couplet.

3. n., Suit of clothes.

4. n., Stratum, foundation, especially paʻailalo, earth, and paʻailuna, heavens.

5. n., Extremity, border.

6. n., Type of sweet potato, pronunciation not certain.

  • References:
    • For. 5:664–5.

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paʻa Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

kikino, Geometric solid.

  • Source:
    • Existing dictionary word
  • References:

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paʻa Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

ʻaʻano Three-dimensional, in math. Dic., ext. mng. Cf. papa. Kinona paʻa. Three-dimensional figure. Kohu paʻa. Three-dimensional or 3D, as a picture or movie. Kiʻiʻoniʻoni kohu paʻa. 3D movie.

paʻa Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

ʻaʻano, Closed, as a frame in a computer program.

  • Source:
    • Existing dictionary word, Extended meaning
  • Examples:
    • Mōlina paʻa. Closed frame.
  • References:

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