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n. A general term for inland region usually forested but not precipitous and often uninhabited. See ex., puahia and below. (PPN wao.)

v. See WAU. To scratch; to scrape; to grate; wao aku la ke kahuna i ka ipu awa, a me ke kukui, a me ka uala, a me ke ko, a me ka wai maoli.

s. A space on the sides of mountains next below the kuahea; it is also called waonahele and waoeiwa; a place of spirits; the dwelling place of the gods; a wild place as appears from the compounds. NOTE.—Wao and wau are similar in some of their meanings.

adj. High; long; a high shady place unfrequented; thick with vines.

Wao (wă'o), adj.

/ wă'o / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. High; long; a high shady place unfrequented; thick with vines.

2. Not habitable.

Wao (wă'o), n.

/ wă'o / Haw to Eng, Parker,

A space on the sides of mountains next below the kuaea; it is also called waonahele and waoeiwa; a place of spirits; the dwelling place of the gods; a wild place.

WAO 618 WAW

Wao (wă'o), v.

/ wă'o / Haw to Eng, Parker,

Same as wau, to scratch.

Wao (wā'o):

/ wā'o / Haw to Eng, Parker,

a place of wild growth. Land section, Oahu.

E huli iā “wao” ma Ulukau.

Search for “wao” on Ulukau.

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