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n.

1. Canoe, rough-hewn canoe, canoemen, paddlers; a chant in praise of a chief's canoe. Waʻa kome (Puk. 2.3), basket [RSV], ark [KJV] of bulrushes. hoʻo.waʻa To make or shape a canoe. (PPN waka.)

2. Trench, furrow, receptacle. Fig., a woman. (PCP waka-.)

3. Moving masses of liquid lava, so called because of similarity to a moving canoe. Rare.

4. Same as more common waʻawaʻa 3, stupid.

v. For waha, a ditch. Hoo. To dig a ditch or pit; to make a furrow.

s. A canoe; a small boat; waa kome. Puk. 2:3. NOTE.—The ancient canoes of the Hawaiians were dug out of single logs or trees, generally of the koa; many were large. The specific names were kaukahi, a single canoe; kaulua, a double canoe; peleleu, a short blunt canoe, &c.

Waa (wa'a), n.

/ wa'a / Parker Haw to Eng,

A canoe; a small boat; waa kome. Puk. 2:3. (The ancient canoes of the Hawaiians were dug out of single logs or trees, generally of the koa; many were large. The specific names were kaukahi, single canoe; kaulua, a double canoe; peleleu, a short, blunt canoe, etc.)

Waa (wa'a), v.

/ wa'a / Parker Haw to Eng,

Same as waha, to dig a furrow.

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