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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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