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pakapaka

/ paka.paka / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

1. Reduplication of paka #3.

2. vs., Many, numerous.

  • Examples:
    • Pakapaka ka iʻa a Paulo, Paul has a great lot of fish.

3. Same as ʻōpakapaka #2, ʻōpakapaka #3; wrinkled; scaly.

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v. See PAKA. To drop, as large rain drops; to make the noise that such drops make on dry substances; to patter.

s. A heavy shower of rain.

2. The wrinkled skin of the eye.

3. An aged person, from his wrinkles.

4. Weakness; feebleness, as of an aged person.

adj. Coarse or large, as the lauhala leaves with which a mat is braided; he moena pakapaka.

2. Numerous, as men.

3. Large and many, as fish, &c., in one's possession; pakapaka kanaka o mea; pakapaka ka ia ia mea ma.

Pakapaka (pă'-kă-pă'-ka), adj.

/ pă'-kă-pă'-ka / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. Coarse or large, as the lauhala leaves of which a mat is braided: he moena pakapaka.

2. Numerous, as men, said of rain drops.

3. Numerous; many, as fish, etc., in one's possession; pakapaka kanaka o mea; pakapaka ka ia a mea ma.

Pakapaka (pă'-kă-pă'-ka), n.

/ pă'-kă-pă'-ka / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. A heavy shower of rain.

2. The wrinkled skin of the eye.

3. An aged person, from his wrinkles.

4. Wrinkles.

Pakapaka (pă'-kă-pă'-ka), v.

/ pă'-kă-pă'-ka / Haw to Eng, Parker,

[Paka, to drop.] To drop, as large rain drops; to make the noise that such drops make on dry substances; to patter.

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