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nvi. Foremost, best, superior, prime, outstanding, greatest, supreme, utmost, superlative; champion; to excel. E hoʻohaʻahaʻa ʻia nō kō ʻolua mau poʻokela (Ier. 13.18), your principalities shall come down.

v Poo and kela, to excel. To excel; to be or act as chief; to be put foremost.

s A chief; a prince or chief among men. Nah. 16:2.

2. A superior either by birth or by great exploits; the greatest, chief, highest among a number of persons. Kol. 1:18.

3. Official dignity or insignia. Ier. 13:18.

adj. More excellent; exceeding; better; a lilo ai kakou i pookela maluna o na holoholona, that we may become more excellent than (above) the brutes.

Pookela (po'o-kē'-la), adj.

/ po'o-kē'-la / Parker Haw to Eng,

More excellent; exceeding; better; a lilo ai kakou i pookela maluna o na holoholona, that we may become more excellent than (above) the brutes.

Pookela (po'o-kē'-la), n.

/ po'o-kē'-la / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. A chief; a prince or chief among men.

2. A superior either by birth or by great exploits; the greatest person among a number of persons.

3. Official dignity or insignia.

Pookela (po'o-kē'-la), v.

/ po'o-kē'-la / Parker Haw to Eng,

[Poo, head, and kela, to excel.] To excel; to be or act as chief; to be put in charge.

Church at Maka-wao, East Maui. Lit., foremost.

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