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puaʻa Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. n., Pig, hog, swine, pork.

  • Examples:
    • Puaʻa ʻimi aliʻi (FS 127), a chief-seeking pig [a priest after proper prayers would release a pig, which would then approach a chief that the priest was to serve].
    • Puaʻa nui huelo huluhulu, great pig with hairy tail [a name given to the horse on Lānaʻi].
    • Moe ka ihu o ka puaʻa, the snout of the pig has been laid down [entire pig sacrifice is offered].
    • Iāʻoe ke poʻopuaʻa a kākou, you are in charge of our offering of pig [literally, pig head].
  • References:

2. n., Formerly a general name for introduced quadrupeds.

  • References:
    • Gram. 2.9.2.

3. n., Banks of fog or clouds, often as gathered over a mountain summit, a sign of rain and believed to be the cloud forms of Kamapuaʻa.

  • Examples:
    • Mehe ao puaʻa lā, ke aloha e kau nei, like a cloud resting on the mountain is the love alighting here.

Tags: fauna science

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pūʻāʻā Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng / pū.ʻā.ʻā /,

1. vs., Scattered, dispersed; to flee in disorder and fright.

2. Reduplication of pūʻā #2, pūʻā #5; bundles, sheaths; to tie many; to besiege frequently.

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PU-AA Andrews, Haw to Eng,

v. To flee, as a child from its parent to avoid punishment; hoopunipuni—holo, puaa.

2. As if puaia. To be gathered into a bundle, as sticks for kindling a fire. See PUA 5.

3. To gird tightly, as in tying up the bones of a deceased person for preservation.

4. To be girded tightly around the throat; e pilikia ma ka puu. See PUAPUAA.

5. To tie up tightly so as to make the substance small; hence,

6. To be small, thin or fine, as a spider’s web; me kahi malo, ua puaa hilo. See PUAHILO.

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PU-AA Andrews, Haw to Eng,

s. A hog; a swine; the flesh of a hog. Oihk. 11:7. NOTE.—The hog was found indigenous, when the Islands were visited by Captain Cook.

2. A bundle of small wood for fuel; a fagot. See PUA.

3. The name of an unclean bird, puaa ilioi, rendered in English bittern. Zep. 2:14.

4. Anything very small and easily blown away. See PUEPUEHU.

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PU-AA Andrews, Haw to Eng,

adj. Small; fine; thin; easily dispersed.

Puaa (pū'-ā'-ā'), adj. Parker, Haw to Eng / pū'-ā'-ā' /,

Dispersed as if by fright; scattered in confusion.

Puaa (pū'-a'a), n. Parker, Haw to Eng / pū'-a'a /,

1. A hog; a swine; the flesh of a hog. (The hog was found indigenous, when the Islands were visited by Captain Cook. It probably was brought by the early Polynesian voyagers.)

2. An unclean bird, puaa ilioi, rendered in English, bittern. Mentioned in the Bible.

Puaa (pŭ'-ā'-a), n. Parker, Haw to Eng / pŭ'-ā'-a /,

[Used in the Hawaiian translation of the Scriptures.] A bird of the heron fam-ily.

Puaa (pū'-ā'-ā'), v. Parker, Haw to Eng / pū'-ā'-ā' /,

[Intensive of pua, to tie up in bundles.]

1. To gird tightly; to tie a number of things into a single parcel.

2. To flee in disorder; to be dispersed, said of crowds when scattered in fright.

Puaʻa Parker, Haw to Eng / pu-ā'ā /,

hog. Land section, Lahaina, Maui.

Tags: geography Maui

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