1. nvs. Goodness, uprightness, morality, moral qualities, correct or proper procedure, excellence, well-being, prosperity, welfare, benefit, behalf, equity, sake, true condition or nature, duty; moral, fitting, proper, righteous, right, upright, just, virtuous, fair, beneficial, successful, in perfect order, accurate, correct, eased, relieved; should, ought, must, necessary.
- Pono ʻole, unjust, unrighteous, dishonest, unprincipled, unfair, wrong.
- No kou pono, in your behalf.
- Ka pono o ka lehulehu, public welfare.
- Nā pono lāhui kānaka, human rights.
- Nā pono o nā wāhine, women's rights.
- Ka pono kahiko, the old morality or moral system.
- Pono i ke kānāwai, legal, legality.
- Pono ʻole ka manaʻo, disturbed, worried, upset.
- Me ka pono, respectfully [complimentary close in letters].
- Nā mea e maopopo ai kona pono, proofs in his own favor, his defense.
- Kōkua no ka pono o ka lehulehu, help for the public welfare.
- Ka noʻonoʻo e pono ai kēia hana, the study necessary for this work.
- Loaʻa ka pono i ka lāhui mamuli o ke ahonui o ka ʻelele, the people were benefited by the patience of the delegate.
- E pono iāʻoe ke hele, you should go.
- Pono ʻo ʻoe ke hele, you should be the one to go.
- Pono i ke keiki e hele, the child ought to go.
- Ke ui mai nei ʻoe, ʻaʻohe aʻu pono, when you turn to me, I have no rights.
- E ʻeha nō a e pono, no ka pinana nō i ke kumulāʻau, serves you right to be hurt, since you climbed the tree.
- Aia ka pono, ʻo ka pae aku, what is necessary is to reach shore.
- Pono e pili paʻa loa, inalienable rights.
- PCP pono.
- Pau pono, completely finished.
- Piha pono, completely filled; complete, as a thought; clear.
- Nānā pono, look or examine carefully.
- Aʻo pono ʻia, well-taught.
- Ua loaʻa pono ʻo Lawa mā e ʻaihue ana, Lawa and others were caught in the act of stealing.
- I luna pono o ka puʻu (For. 5:61), at the very top of the hill.
3. n. Property, resources, assets, fortune, belongings, equipment, household goods, furniture, gear of any kind, possessions, accessories, necessities.
- Ē kuʻu haku, pale ka pono! ʻAʻohe pono i koe, hoʻokahi nō pono ʻo ka hoʻi wale nō koe o kākou, kaʻukaʻi aku nei hoʻi ka pono i kō kaikuahine muli lā hoʻi … (Laie 419; priest is advising his lord to give up quest of Lāʻie and depend on his sister's help), my lord, set aside the plan; there is no hope left; the only hope is for us to go back and depend on your youngest sister …
- Nā ʻāpana ʻāina aupuni no ka pono home noho wale nō, government land parcels for the purpose of dwelling houses only.
5. n. Hope.
- Ua pau ka pono a ke kauka, the doctor has lost hope.
- See ex., pono #4.
- Pono ʻai, to eat in any way or anything, take potluck.
- Pono hana, to work any way that suits one.
- Pono nō i ka noho, living any old way, shiftless.
- Pono lole, any kind of clothes.
- Mai pono hana ʻoe, akā e hana pono, don't work carelessly, but work carefully.
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