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1. n., Hollow or palm of the hand, hollow of the foot, depression, hollow; container, receptacle, pouch, as for tobacco; box, as for matches; hollow of a canoe, divided into three parts (mua, waena, hope).

  • Examples:
    • Poho kai, hollow where sea remains at low tide.
  • References:
    • PCP po(f,s)o.

2. nvt., Mortar; to knead, as bread or poi (Kep. 165).

  • Examples:
    • Poho ʻinamona, stone mortar for grinding cooked kukui nuts and salt into a relish; to mix the relish.

3. nvt., Patch, as in clothes; a wooden patch inserted into a calabash, as to mend a break; to patch, mend.

4. vt., To belly out, puff out, as clothes on a line or a sail; to hollow or dub out, as a wooden container.

  • Examples:
    • Poho pono nā peʻa i ka makani (song), the sails are well filled with wind.

5. n., Chalk, chalky white earth, as of limestone.

6. n., A unit of measure equal to half a span (kīkoʻo).

  • Rare

7. n., A bundle of tapa pieces (moʻomoʻo).

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1. vs., Loss, damage; out of luck; vain.

  • Examples:
    • Koipohō, to sue for damages.
    • ʻO ka puka a me ka pohō ma nā hana kālepa, profit and loss in merchandising affairs.
    • Pohō ka manaʻolana, hopes in vain, lost, blasted.
    • Pohō wale, useless, in vain, without profit.
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2. n., Bog, swamp, mire, slough; sunken, sinking; to settle, as earth.

  • Examples:
    • Lepo pohō, marshy earth, swamp, bog.
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poho

kikinonoun Haw to Eng, Māmaka Kaiao,

kikino, Chalk (preceded by ke).

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Nā LepiliTags: preceded by ke

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pohō

ʻaʻanostative verb Haw to Eng, Māmaka Kaiao,

ʻaʻano, Vain attempt, "missed out."

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pohō

kikinonoun Haw to Eng, Māmaka Kaiao,

kikino, Pond mud.

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1. v., To sink, as in water. Puk. 15:4. To plunge in the water out of sight.

2. To sink, i. e., to lose money or property in business.

3. Poho ka manao, to sink, as the mind; to despond; to despair.

4. To blow gently, as the wind; to fill the sails.

5. To clasp hands, as men two and two in carrying a canoe.

6. Hoopoho. To go beyond in a bargain; to overreach. 1 Tes. 4:6.

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poho

kikinonoun / PO-HO / Haw to Eng, Andrews,

1. s., A slight hollow or cavity; poho lima, the hollow of the hand. Oihk. 14:15. Poho wawae, the hollow of the foot. See poli. 2 Nal. 19:24. Opposite to piko o ke poo, top of the head. Isa. 1:6.

2. The name of a chalky white earth; hence, chalk as imported; he hauone, he ano keokeo me he puna la.

3. A deep place; a deep pit.

4. A deep basket or container made of the ie to put fish in when caught.

5. Loss; damage by loss. Eset. 7:4.

6. A goal or base; any such place marked in a game; ke poho o ka moku.

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poho

ʻaʻanostative verb / PO-HO / Haw to Eng, Andrews,

adj., Lost; dead; sunken. Sol. 21:16.

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poho

ʻaʻanostative verb / pō'-hō' / Haw to Eng, Parker,

adj., Sunken; lying at the bottom of water or mire.

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poho

kikinonoun / pō'-ho / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. n., Chalky white earth; hence,

2. n., Chalk, prepared chalk.

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poho

kikinonoun / pō'-hō' / Haw to Eng, Parker,

n., Loss or damage in any transaction.

Nā LepiliTags: economics

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poho

kikinonoun / pŏ'-ho / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. n., A slight hollow or cavity: poho lima, the hollow of the hand; poho wawae, hollow of the foot, opposite of piko o ke poo, top of the head. Syn: poli.

2. n., A kind of basket.

3. n., A point or goal.

4. n., A piece or patch placed over a dent or weak spot.

5. n., A circular depression; a falling in of the surface.

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1. v., To blow gently, as the wind.

2. v., To puff out; to be rounded out, as a sail.

3. v., To compound; to unite into one mass; to blend. Syn: hoowali.

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poho

hamanitransitive verb / pŏ'-ho / Haw to Eng, Parker,

v., To repair by patchwork.

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1. v., To sink, as in water; to plunge out of sight.

2. v., To sink, that is, lose money or property in business.

3. v., To sink in spirits; to be despondent; to despair: poho ka manao.

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