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1. nvi., Rain; to rain; rainy.

  • Examples:
    • Ua liʻiliʻi, light rain, drizzle.
    • Kā hewahewa, he ua (FS 37), hit wildly, it's raining [let's get going, let the fight begin].
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2. demontrative. Aforementioned, the one talked of.

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3. Common particle preceding verbs and denoting completed or recently completed action; to become.

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Indicator of the dual number in first and third persons of pronouns and poss. only (kāua, māua, lāua). Cf. -lua 2 and Gram. 8.2. (PPN -ua.)

Variant spelling of ʻuwā.

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1. vs., Useless, unproductive, vain, to no profit, good-for-nothing, worn-out; completely unattractive.

2. n., A coarse mat or tapa.

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kikino Rainfall. Lit., rain. See kualā. Alo ua. Rainy side, as of a mountain. Ua pili pali. Orographic rainfall. Ka ili o ka ua. Rain distribution. Palapala ʻāina ua. Rainfall map. Wai ua. Rain water.

v. See Gr. uo, Malay ujan, to wet; to rain. To rain; ua iho la ka ua, he ua nui loa. LIT. The rain rained, it was a very great rain.

2. Hoo. To send or give rain; to cause to rain. Kin. 7:4.

s. Rain; water falling from the clouds. 1 Sam. 12:17, 18. Rains were divided by Hawaiians into ua loa, long rains; ua poko. short rains; ua hea.

adj. Vain; useless; to no profit.

adv. In vain; to no purpose; manao no ka poe kahiko ua luhi ua ka lakou hana ana.

pron. dem. adj. Ua before a noun, and la or nei after it, forms a strong demonstrative adjective pronoun; this; that; as la or nei is used. It refers to some noun that has just been mentioned. Ua kanaka nei, this man (just spoken of); hiolo ua mau hale la, those houses (just mentioned) have fallen down. Gram. § 152.

prefixed to verbs, marks the fourth form of the preter tense. Gram. § 187.

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Vain; useless; to no profit: luhi ua. vain effort.

Ua (ū'-a), adj., pron.

Parker Haw to Eng,

Aforesaid; previously mentioned: ua Lona la, the said Lona; ua keiki la, the said child.

In vain; to no purpose: manao no ka poe kahiko ua luhi ua ka lakou nana ana.

1. Rain; water falling from the clouds. (Rains were divided by Hawaiians into ua loa, long rains; ua poko, short rains; a shower.)

2. A kind of mat.

prefix, A form which marks the perfect tense, as: hele, go; ua hele, gone.

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To rain: Ua iho la ka ua; he ua nui loa; It rained (the rain rained); it was a very great rain.

Drive, Pālolo, Honolulu. (TM.) Lit., rain.

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