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1. Pas/imp. of pahu 3. See hula Pahua, a spear dance. (UL 183.)

2. vs. Downtrodden, as grass where cattle have stamped. Rare.

nvs. Unsuccessful, ineffective, ruined, spoiled; lack of success. Ka pahuʻa o ka ʻawa i ke keiki, the lack of effect of the kava on the child. Ua pahuʻa ia mea he “maka ʻewaʻewa,” this thing “crooked eyes” [said insultingly of Oʻahu] doesn't amount to anything. hoʻo.pahuʻa To spoil, wreck.

Similar to kīpuka 1, said especially of clear areas in pastures where it is easy to rope cattle.

kikino Open dirt area in pasture, clearing in range land. Dic.

v. To dance; to go through the evolutions of dancing.

2. To beat against the wind, as a ship.

3. To fall off, as a ship sailing against the wind.

4. To refuse to go or to do a thing; to be stubborn; to be angry.

Pahua (pă'-hu'a), n.

/ pă'-hu'a / Haw to Eng, Parker,

To dance; to go through, the sidelong evolutions of dancing.

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