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1. nvs., Tough, sinewy, glutinous, viscid, leathery; not easily broken, as cord. Figuratively, hardheaded, willful, obstinate, tough-minded.

  • Examples:
    • ʻĀʻī uaua, stiff neck.
  • References:
    • PPN uaua.

2. n., A variety of taro.

Nā LepiliTags: epithets flora kalo

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ʻuāʻuā

/ ʻuā.ʻuā / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

Variant spelling of ʻuwāʻuwā. Reduplication of ʻuā.

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uʻauʻa

/ uʻa.uʻa / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

n., A tapa dyed as with ʻōlena (turmeric) or noni.

Nā LepiliTags: tapa

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ʻuʻaʻuʻa

/ ʻuʻa.ʻuʻa / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

Reduplication of ʻuʻa.

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adj. Poor; naked; destitute.

s. Pride; haughtiness; acting the spendthrift.

2. The name of a kapa or pau colored yellow; ina i hooluu ia ka pau i ka olena, he uaua ia.

adj. Proud; haughty; arrogant; vain.

adj. Strong; tight; fast; unbroken.

2. Tough, as some kinds of kalo; paa, paakiki.

s. A noise; a confused noise, as of an army or multitude; the noise of wailing; he olopihe.

Uaua (ū-a-ū'-a), adj.

Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. Strong; tight; fast, unbroken.

2. Tough; not easily separated; viscid; glutinous, as some kinds of taro. Syn: Linalina.

Uaua (u'-ă-ŭ'-a), adj.

Haw to Eng, Parker,

Poor, ruined financially from habits of dissipation. (A vulgar and derisive expression of contempt. The word describes the condition of one so reduced in circumstances that nothing remains to him but his nakedness.)

1. Proud; haughty; arrogant; vain.

Uaua (u'-ă-u-ā'), n.

Haw to Eng, Parker,

Incorrect form of uwauwa, a frequent shouting.

1. Pride; haughtiness; acting the spendthrift.

2. A tapa or pa-u colored yellow: ina i hooluu ia ka pau i ka olena, he uaua ia.

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