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poʻo Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. n. Head, summit, head or director of an organization, executive, principal; end, as of a rope, leaf, pole, cane, kōnane board; head of a penis or boil; headline, heading, title; father (see poʻo lua, poʻo ʻole); hair in such expressions as poʻo hina, poʻo kea (preceded by ke). See saying, pau #1. Poʻo maiʻa, upper part of a banana stalk. Ke poʻo o nā moku, the head of the islands [Hawaiʻi]. Nā poʻo ʻoihana, executive departments. ʻAʻohe mea nāna e paʻi i ke poʻo, no one can slap his head [he has no superior, especially in knowledge]. Moe poʻo ā hiʻu, to lie from head to tail [in trouble]. hoʻo.poʻo To appoint a head or leader; to go ahead; to be brave. Lele hoʻopoʻo aʻela ka ua (For. 6:240), the rain falls headlong. (PEP ʻupoko.)

2. n. A whole note (music). Cf. poʻoʻele, poʻolima, poʻomana, poʻomanakolu, poʻomanalua.

3. nvt. Depression, cavity; to dip, scoop, hollow out, dub, erode, dig; to splash, as water by scooping the base of the palm; to make a squeaky sound by placing one hand against the armpit of the opposite arm, and pressing that arm against the hand; to make a noise by snapping the lips with the fingers. Cf. kapoʻo, napoʻo. hoʻo.poʻo To dig, dub out. (PPN poko.)

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poʻo Māmaka Kaiao Haw to Eng,

kikino Heads, as in coin toss (preceded by ke). Dic., ext. mng. Also ʻaoʻao poʻo. See entries below and hiʻu, pana hoʻolei. See also hui poʻo, pani poʻo. Iwi poʻo. Skull. Mākala luli poʻo. Sternocleidomastoid muscle, i.e. the muscles between the sternum and the base of the ear.

poʻo Māmaka Kaiao Haw to Eng,

kikino End of a sporting field or court (preceded by ke). Dic., ext. mng. Also kumu. Cf. iwi. Laina poʻo. End line.

poʻo Māmaka Kaiao Haw to Eng,

kikino Base of leaf, as hala (preceded by ke). Dic. Cf. hiʻu.

POO Andrews Haw to Eng,

v. To scoop up, as water; to dip down into the water; to stir up or trouble water, as in bathing, or as a hog in rooting under water.

2. To make a noise by putting the fingers in the mouth and snapping the lips.

3. Hoo. To add; to join on; e hookui.

4. To do with the head, i. e., as we say in English, to do head-work; e hanaia ka mea akamai e na mea poo noonoo.

5. To dig; to dig deep down; e hoopoopoo; to make a deep hole in the ground; e kohi, e eli.

6. To cause to be light; to swim; to press upon the ama of a canoe; e komi ma ke ama.

POO Andrews Haw to Eng,

s. Takes the article ke. The head; the summit, &c.; ke poo o ka mauna, the top of the mountain.

2. The head of a person; the seat of thought; the seat of the intellectual powers; he wahi e noho ai ka noonoo, ka noho ana o ka uhane.

3. The head or chief point of a discourse; the text of a sermon; ke kumu olelo e hai aku. See POOOLELO.

4. The name of a place under the sand; pehea kau puaa? eia i ka poo.

5. A kind of sea-shell. See POOPALAOA.

6. A chief of a number of people; a head, guide or leader. Kanl. 1:15. Opposed to huelo, a lower class. Kanl. 28:13. The head of a people either in civil or military matters; often synonymous with luna; o ke alii, nana no e haipule na heiau, poo kanaka, oia hoi na luakini.

Poo (po'o), n. Parker Haw to Eng,

(Takes the article ke.)

1. The head; the summit; ke poo o ka mauna, the top of the mountain.

2. The head of a person; the seat of thought; the seat of the intellectual powers.

3. A head, guide or leader.

4. A slight depression on the surface.

5. A dimple.

Poo (po'o), v. Parker Haw to Eng,

1. TO dip down into the Water; to stir up or trouble water, as in bathing, or as a hog in rooting under water.

2. To add; to join on; to join the ends.

3. To do with the head, that is, to do "headwork;" e hanaia ka mea akamai e na mea poo noonoo.

4. To dig; to dig deep down.

5. To form a passageway through or into.

6. To cause to dip as the longitudinal stick of the outrigger of a canoe (ama), in order to cause it to sink.

Poʻo Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

Ancient surfing areas, Ka-paʻa and Wai-mea districts (Finney and Houston 30); coastal area, Hanapēpē, Kauaʻi. See Ka-iwi-o-Pele. Lit., head.

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