Wehewehe Wikiwiki Hawaiian language dictionaries

1. n., Association, relationship, union, connection, meeting, joining, adhering, fitting.

  • Examples:
    • He pilina wehena ʻole, an unseverable relationship.
    • Ua ʻewa ka pilina a ka nihoniho, the toothed edges do not fit perfectly [said of anything that is unsuitable or in poor taste].
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2. Springs, as of a mattress, watch, car.

  • Source:
    • English.
  • Examples:
    • He manaʻo koʻu i ke kano koʻele; ua haki ka pilina a ʻo luna iho (song), my thought is of the snapping affair; the upper springs [of the automobile] were broken.

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