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Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. n., Period of time, epoch, era, time, occasion, season, age.

  • Examples:
    • I ka wā o, at the time of, during.
    • I ka wā mua, i ka wā mamua, before, in past times, formerly.
    • I ka wā hea, when.
    • I ka wā i hala, before.
    • Wā mahope, future.
    • Ia wā, then, at the time.
    • Wā kamaliʻi, wā liʻiliʻi, childhood.
    • Wā uʻi, age of youth and beauty.
    • Mai kēia wā aku, from this time forth, henceforth.
    • Mai kēlā wā mai, from that time on.
    • I ka wā pau ʻole, i ka wā mau loa, forever, eternity.
    • Wā huli i luna ke alo, the time the belly turns up [infancy].
    • Nā wā me nā kau, seasons, chronology.
    • ʻAʻohe wā, almost, no time.
    • ʻAʻohe nohoʻi he wā, hoʻokuʻi ʻia e ke kaʻa, in no time at all, hit by the car; almost hit by the car.
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2. n., Tense, in grammar.

  • Examples:
    • Wā i hala, past tense.
    • Wā e hiki mai ana, future tense.
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3. vi., To make a noise, roar, din; noisy, loud; to talk much, as of gossip: to talk loudly back and forth; to reason.

  • Examples:
    • Wā ihola lākou iā lākou iho (Mat. 16.7), they reasoned among themselves.
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4. n., Space, interval, as between objects or time; in music, one of the four spaces of the staff; channel.

5. n., Fret of an ʻukulele, guitar, or similar instrument.

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Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

kikino, Fret, as on an ʻukulele, guitar, etc.

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    • Existing dictionary word
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Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

kikino, Interval, i.e. the number of units between spaces on a graph's scale, in math.

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    • Existing dictionary word, Extended meaning

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Andrews, Haw to Eng,

s., A space between two objects, as between two rafters or two posts of a house; hence.

2. A space between two points of time.

3. A definite period of time, as the lifetime of a person; i ka wā i hiki mai ai ʻo Vanekouva, at the time Vancouver arrived; wā kamaliʻi, time of childhood; ka wā ana aʻo (see wanaaʻo), the early dawn of the morning. NOTE.—The Hawaiian year was formerly divided into two wās. ʻElua nō wā o ka makahiki hoʻokahi, ʻo ke kau a ʻo ka hoʻoilo, there are two wās (periods) in one year, the kau (summer) and the hoʻoilo (winter).

4. In grammar, a tense.

5. A situation without friends or connexions, as in the phrase kū i ka wā, independent. He aliʻi e noho wale ana i ka wā, a chief without subjects.

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