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puʻupaʻa

/ puʻu.paʻa / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. n., Virgin, virginity. Literally, firm mound.

  • Examples:
    • ʻAʻole i loaʻa iaʻu he puʻupaa (Kanl. 22.14), I did not find virginity.

2. n., Kidneys. Figuratively, affections, emotions.

  • Examples:
    • Na ke Akua pono i hoʻāʻo nā naʻau a me nā puʻupaʻa (Hal. 7.9), the righteous God will try the minds and hearts.
  • References:
    • Oihk. 3.4.

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