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pua

Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. nvi., Flower, blossom, tassel and stem of sugar cane; to bloom, blossom.

  • Examples:
    • Pāpale pua, pāpale pua kō, hat made of stem of sugar cane.
    • Pua ka wiliwili, nanahu ka manō, the wiliwili tree blooms, the sharks bite [a blossoming girl is desired by males; sharks are believed to mate when the wiliwili blooms and to be especially ferocious].
    • E hauʻoli hoʻi ka wao akua, ā e pua mai hoi (Isa. 35.1), the wilderness shall be glad and blossom too.
  • References:
    • PPN pua.

2. vi., To issue, appear, come forth, emerge, said especially of smoke, wind, speech, and colors, hence to smoke, blow, speak, shine.

  • Examples:
    • Pua ka uahi, the smoke rises.
    • E pua ana ka makani, the wind rises.
    • Kapu ka nū, ka ʻī, i ka pua o ka leo, forbidden to groan, to speak by sound of voice.
    • A ʻike pua iki aku nō ʻoe iā Kaʻula, and you barely see Kaʻula.
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3. nvi., Progeny, child, descendant, offspring; young, spawn, fry, as of āholehole, ʻamaʻama, ʻanae, awa, kāhala, ʻōʻio, uouoa, to produce progeny or young.

  • Examples:
    • Pua aliʻi, descendants of chiefs, royal progeny.
    • Pua ʻūhini, young ʻūhini, a grasshopper.
    • Kana mau pua, his descendants.
    • Pua iʻa, baby fish, fish fry.
    • Lau kō pua, netting drive for young fish.
    • Ua pau, ua hala lākou, a koe nō nā pua (song), they are gone, passed away, and the descendants remain.

4. n., Arrow, dart, sometimes made from flower stalks of sugar cane.

5. Same as olopua #1, a tree.

  • References:
    • Perhaps PPN pua.

6. n., Float, buoy.

  • Rare

7. Short for ʻōpua, a cloud bank.

8. (Cap.) n., A Molokaʻi sorcery goddess.

9. A fishhook for turtles.

  • References:
    • And.

Nā LepiliTags: flowers flora trees rare Molokaʻi religion

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pua

Māmaka Kaiao Haw to Eng,

kikino, Post-larvae.

  • Source:
    • Existing dictionary word, Extended meaning

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pua

/ PU-A / Andrews Haw to Eng,

s., A pae pū mai, a hiki lāua (mau mea heʻenalu) ma uka, e lana ana kekahi mouo, ua kapa ʻia kēlā mea he pua. [Wehewehe Wikiwiki translation: And they landed together, and they arrived upon the shore, there was a buoy floating, and that thing is called a pua.]

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Pua

Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

Lane, Nuʻuanu, Honolulu, Oʻahu, named for the father of Samuel K. Pua, sheriff of Hilo, Hawaiʻi.

  • References:
    • TM.

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