PermalinkTagsSource dictionary

Wehewehe Wikiwiki

puka Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. n., Hole (perforation; cf. lua, pit); door, entrance, gate, slit, vent, opening, issue.

2. vi., To pass through, appear, emerge, come out, get out of, issue, come into sight; to rise, as the sun.

  • Examples:
    • Kua puka, a sore on the back, as a saddle sore on a horse's back.
    • Puka mau, to appear frequently, as a newspaper.
    • Puka lā, daily issue.
    • Puka mahina, monthly issue.
    • Puka makahiki, annual issue.
    • Puka wā, to appear irregularly, as a paper.
    • Puka ka niho, to teethe.
    • Puka kinikini, puka kinikini, ʻaʻohe ona puka e puka aku a (riddle), many many holes, many many holes, no hole to go out through [answer: a fish net].
    • Puka mai ka lā, the sun rises.
    • Puka ka niho o ke keiki, the child gets his teeth.
  • References:
    • PCP puta.

3. vi., To graduate.

4. vi., To say, utter, speak.

  • Examples:
    • Puka maila kāna ʻolelo, he spoke (literally, his word came out).

5. nvi., To gain, win, profit; to draw interest; winnings, gain, profit.

  • Examples:
    • Puka o ke kālā, interest.
    • Puka nui, large profit or gain.
    • Puka a me ka pohō, profit and loss.
  • References:

6. n., Trap, snare.

7. idiom, Almost.

  • Examples:
    • Nā anana ʻeono ā puka hiku, six and a fraction fathoms.
    • Kaʻu kaupaono, ua puka haneli, my weight is almost one hundred.

epithets palapala law oli Pili piha a pili hapa paha kēia mau lepe i nā hua o luna aʻe nei. / Tags may apply to all or only some of the above entry.

Ua hoʻololi ʻia e ko Wehewehe Wikiwiki. / This entry was modified by Wehewehe Wikiwiki.

puka Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

Ua hoʻololi ʻia e ko Wehewehe Wikiwiki. / This entry was modified by Wehewehe Wikiwiki.

puka Andrews, Haw to Eng / PU-KA /,

v., To enter or pass through a hole, crevice, a gate or door-way.

2. To enter in or to pass out, according as it is followed by mai or aku. With aku it signifies to go out; to go from one place to another; to go forth. 1 Nah. 19:11.

3. To rise, as a subject, to obtain the government; to usurp the authority of a ruler.

4. To cheat; to defraud one of what is due.

5. Hoopuka. To appear in sight when at a distance, as the sun rising or a ship appearing at a distance.

6. To bring along, as the wind brings clouds.

7. To utter; to publish; to proclaim a thing. Kekah. 5:2.

8. To pass from one state or condition to that of another, as from ignorance to knowledge; o kakou hoi ka poe i hoopukaia noloko mai o ka pouli.

9. To end; to finish; e hoopau aku.

10. To separate from; to go away; e hookaawale aku.

Ua hoʻololi ʻia e ko Wehewehe Wikiwiki. / This entry was modified by Wehewehe Wikiwiki.

PU-KA Andrews, Haw to Eng,

s. A door-way; a gate-way; an entrance; a hole; puka o ke kui, puka o ke kuikele, the eye of a needle; puka lou, a loop hole. Puk. 25:5. Any place of entrance or egress; puka pepeiao, the ear; i hoakakaia’ku ma ka puka o ko oukou mau pepeiao. NOTE.—Puka as a noun takes various forms, as puka, aipuka, ipuka, upuka and kanipuka, all which see.

2. The art of making spears, ropes, &c., that appear well but really are good for nothing and vice versa.

3. A curious art; a trick; the practice of legerdemain; hoopiopio.

Puka (pū'-ka), n. Parker, Haw to Eng,

1. A doorway; a gateway; an entrance; a hole; any place of entrance or egress; puka o ke kui, puka o ke kuikele, the eye of a needle; puka lou, a loop hole; puka pepeiao, the ear; i hoakakaia 'ku ma ka puka o ko oukou mau pepeiao. (Puka as a noun takes various forms: aipuka, ipuka, upuka and amipuka.)

2. The art of making spears, ropes, etc., that appear well but really are good for nothing and vice versa

3. A trap or snare used in the practice of legerdemain.

4. A winning or profit. Syn: Hoopiopio.

Puka (pū'-ka), v. Parker, Haw to Eng,

To pass through any open way, crevice, or doorway.

2. To issue; to appear.

3. To be uttered; to be proclaimed.

4. To pass from one state or condition to another.

5. To gain; to win; to arrive at.

Hāpai Wehewehena / Suggest a translation

E hāpai i kahi wehewehena no Wehewehe Wikiwiki. / Suggest a translation to the Wehewehe Wikiwiki Community Dictionary for consideration.

Mai hoʻouna mai i noi unuhi ʻōlelo. / This is not a translation service.