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1. n., Slime, mucus, phlegm; sticky sap, as from cuts in tree ferns and māmaki wood that is mixed with bark in making tapa.

2. A common particle that always follows modified words and has many meanings, as: only, just, very; alone; without pay, payment, reward, cause, reason; easily; gratuitous, free, casual.

  • Examples:
    • ʻAi wale, to eat without pay or reason; to eat alone.
    • Hana wale, to do or act without justification, cause, reward.
    • Hoʻi wale, to go back empty-handed.
    • Huhū wale, quick-tempered.
    • angry without cause.
    • Loaʻa wale, easily obtained.
    • Maikaʻi wale ʻo Kauaʻi (song), how beautiful is Kauaʻi.
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3. (Cap.) nvs., Wales, Welshman; Welsh.

  • Source:
    • English
  • Examples:
    • Ke keiki aliʻi o Wale, the Prince of Wales.

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adv. A state of being or existing without qualification; used mostly in an adverbial sense; only; alone; gratuitous, &c.; as, e noho wale, to sit only, i. e., to sit idly; e hana wale, to work only, i. e., to work without reward, gratuitously; e olelo wale, to speak without effect; e hele wale, to go as one is, i. e., to go naked. As wale has no corresponding term in English, it is difficult to define, the idea must be gained by the connection.

s. The phlegm or matter coughed up from the lungs.

2. Saliva like that running from the mouth of an infant; kahe ka wale, to drool; ka wale o kona waha, spittle; saliva.

Only; alone; gratuitously; the state of a thing as it is, just so: e noho wale, to sit only, that is, to sit idly; e hana wale, to work without reward, gratuitously; e olelo wale, to speak nothing else than; e hele wale, to go as one is, that is, to go naked. (As wale has no corresponding term in English, it is difficult to define; the idea must be gained by the context.)

1. Phlegm.

2. Saliva or spittle.

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