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wāwau / wā.wau / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

n., Name recorded as an insulting term similar to dumb brute.

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wawaʻu Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

Redup. of waʻu. Fig., ill-natured, quarrelsome. ʻO nā ʻaoʻao apau o ua wahi mokupuni pōhaku lā, he mania pū e hiki ʻole ai i nā māaiʻuʻu o ke kanaka ke wawaʻu aku ā kau i luna, all the sides of this rocky island are slippery and men cannot claw with their fingernails to rest on top. (PPN wawaku.)

WA-WAU Andrews Haw to Eng,

v. See WAU and WAUWAU. To scratch; to pinch with the fingers; hence, to be quarrelsome; to be unfriendly; wawau i ka ili o ke kane ame ka wahine.

WA-WAU Andrews Haw to Eng,

adj. Scratching; pinching; cross; unfriendly.

Wawau (wă-wa'u), adj. / wă-wa'u / Parker Haw to Eng,

Scratching; pinching; cross; unfriendly.

Wawau (wă'-wă'u), v. / wă'-wă'u / Parker Haw to Eng,

To scratch; to pinch with the fingers; hence, to be quarrelsome.

Wawau Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

Land section near Moʻokini heiau, Kohala, Hawaiʻi. Point near Spreckelsville, Maui. This name is probably cognate with an old name for Raʻi-ātea in the Society Islands, for an inland area at Vai-taha, Tahuʻata, Marquesas, and for Vavaʻu, an island in the Ton-gan group. See Appendix 9.

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