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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.

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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.

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