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pola

Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

n.

1. Flap, as of a loincloth or sarong; tail of a kite. Lawaiʻa pola malo (Malo 211), fisherman who tucks away his fishing tackle in the flap of his malo. Kani ka pola o ka malo, the flap of the loincloth snaps [of speed in running]. (PPN pola.)

2. Platform or high seat between the canoes of a double canoe. (PH XI.)

3. Blossoms and sheath of a banana.

4. Rare. var. of kākala, spines on fish.

5. Also bola Bowl, cup, mug (preceded by ke). Eng.

PO-LA

Andrews Haw to Eng,

s. The edge or end of a kapa, as a pa-u for instance which is tucked in from above, and hangs down after being tucked in.

2. An end of a kapa which hangs over the back.

3. The hanging down of the blossom of the maia or banana.

4. The lower end of a bunch of bananas; o na eka malalo.

5. The high seat between the canoes of a double-canoe. Laieik. 112.

6. The Hawaiian pronunciation of the English word bowl; a cup. See BOLA.

Pola (pō'-la). 'n.

Parker Haw to Eng,

1. The edge or end of a tapa, as a pa-u which is tucked in from above, and hangs down after being tucked in. An end of a tapa which hangs over the back.

2. The hanging down of the blossom of the maia or banana.

3. The lower end of a bunch of bananas; o na eka malalo.

4. The high seat between the canoes of a double-canoe. Laieik. p. 112.

5. [Hawaiian pronunciation of the English word bowl.] A cup. Also called bola.

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