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pewa Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. n., Tail of fish, shrimp, lobster.

2. n., Rectangular patch or wedge used for mending bowls, perhaps so called because of a resemblance to a fishtail.

3. Variant of pawa #1, usually following huli.

  • Rare
  • Examples:
    • ʻElua wale nō huli pewa ʻana o ka piha makahiki (Kel. 10), after the dawning of just two years. (Also Kel. 61.)

4. n., Clump or group, as of trees near a forest.

  • Examples:
    • ʻŌhiʻa uliuli i ka ua i moku pewa ʻia (PH 33), ʻōhiʻa trees darkened by the rain and cut off as a clump.

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PE-WA Andrews Haw to Eng,

s. The tail of a fish.

2. The dawn of day. See PAWA.

Pewa (pē'-wă), n. / pē'-wă / Parker Haw to Eng,

The caudal fin of a fish.

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