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1. n., Certain species of crevalle, jack, or pompano, an important game fish and food item.

  • Examples:
    • Huki i ka ulua, pull in the ulua; figuratively, get your man.
    • ʻAʻole nō wau i mahuʻi mua, e lilo ana ʻoe i ulua naʻu (song), I never thought before that youʻd be my sweetheart.
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2. Similar to ulu #1, ulu #2.

Nā LepiliTags: fauna fish foods epithets

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s. Name of a large kind of fish.

2. A kind of vegetable forbidden to women to eat; ina i ai ka wahine i ka niu paha, he maia paha, he ulua paha, make ia.

v. To assemble together, as men; ua ulua mai kakou ma keia wahi.

s. For uluia. See ULU. A collection; a gathering together; an assembly.

2. A forest or garden of breadfruit trees; ka haha ulu, ka hopuhopu ana i ke kanaka e pepehi a make.

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s. Name of the sacrifice obtained by the kapopo.

Ulua (u-lu'-a), n.

/ u-lu'-a / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. A collection; a gathering together; an assembly.

2. A group or grove of breadfruit trees. (The fruit from a grove of breadfruit trees was tabu to women, but not the fruit from trees standing apart.)

3. A genus of cavalla or Carangus fish. (Papiopio, small in size; paupau, medium size; ulua, large size.) Species are very numerous and valued for food. (The ulua was forbidden to women to eat; ina i ai ka wahine i ka niu paha, he maia paha, he ulua paha, make ia.)

Ulua (u'-lu-ā'), n.

/ u'-lu-ā' / Haw to Eng, Parker,

A sacrifice or offering made as reparation for wrong. These offerings were made in the month of Ku. The class of priests who made the offerings were called Kapopo.

Ulua (u'-lu-ā'), v.

/ u'-lu-ā' / Haw to Eng, Parker,

To pile up one thing upon another.

Ulua (u-lu'-a), v.

/ u-lu'-a / Haw to Eng, Parker,

To assemble together, as men: ua ulua mai kakou ma keia wahi.

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