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1. nvt. Hot, burned; heat, temperature. Fig., lust, passion; to feel such. (Wela may refer to the fiery heat of taboo, an epithet applied to Ka-lā-kaua.) Ua wela kekahi i kekahi (Kep. 97), one lusted for another. Wela ka hao! The iron's hot [now is the time for fun! Whoopee! Hurray! (see also ʻalu). Wela ka hao i nā kaikamāhine home lula! Hurray for the home rule girls. hoʻo.wela To beat, burn, arouse passion. (PPN wela.)

2. Same as puhi wela, an eel.

3. n. A new field, as of sweet potatoes; a piece of land cleared for planting by burning. Also makawela. He wela he kauwahi e mahi ʻai, a wela is a certain place to be cultivated.

ʻaʻano Temperature, when weather considered hot. ʻEhia ka wela o kēia lā? Whatʻs the temperature today? Lit., hot. Cf. anu, mahana, mehana. See kēkelē, wela lōpū.

v. To burn. Kanl. 4:11. To be on fire.

2. To burn or rage, as anger. Puk. 4:14. To be hot in mind; mai wela ko oukou manao i keia olelo, be not excited at the speech.

3. To be warm. FIG. To be warm, as the heart with affection for one.

4. Hoo. To cause to burn; to set on fire; to scorch. Hoik. 16:8.

s. The heat of fire or of the sun. FIG. The heat of anger. A burning, as of a sore. Oihk. 13:25. Warmth. FIG. Strong feelings.

adj. Warm; hot; burnt; cooked; burnt very much.

Warm; hot; burnt; cooked; burnt very much.

1. The heat of fire or of the sun.

2. Fig. The heat of anger.

3. A burning, as of a sore.

4. Warmth.

5. Fig. Strong feelings.

1. To be hot.

2. To be hot in mind: Mai wela ko oukou manao i keia olelo, Be not excited at the speech.

3. To be warm.

4. Fig. To be warm, as the heart with affection for one.

Street, Ka-pahulu section, Honolulu. (TM.) Lit., hot.

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