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pauʻaka

/ pau.ʻaka / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

1. vs., Grotesque, odd.

  • Examples:
    • Ua kālai pauʻaka ʻia ke poʻo o ke kiʻi, the head of the image is carved grotesquely.

2. vt., Damaging; unreliable, deceitful; to disturb.

  • Examples:
    • Mai pauʻaka mai ʻoe i ka hana a mākou, don't you disturb our work.

3. vs., Of no use, fruitless, unproductive, without reward or profit, discouraging.

4. n., Quail, so called because of its song.

Nā LepiliTags: fauna birds rare

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