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wela Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

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.

wela Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

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.

Wela Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

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

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