1. nvs. Indifferent, inactive, uninterested, lax, listless, apathetic, oblivious, careless or negligent in doing something, as going to church; disinterest, indifference. (FS 111.) Cf. kūpalaka. Palaka ka naʻau (Mat. 13.15), the heart has grown dull. hoʻo.palaka To feign indifference; indifferent, etc. (Isa. 6.1O.)
2. n. A fish (no data).
3. n. A checkered shirt, usually blue and white, of block-print cloth; in the 19th century, a coarse work shirt worn by males, known then in English as a “frock”, mentioned frequently in the literature and especially in Peter Kaʻeo's letters in 1873–4 to his cousin, Queen Emma (Korn 1976, pp. 14–38), and hence probably from English “frock” rather than from “block”.
4. n. Block, as block and tackle. Eng.