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wele

Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. Same as waele. Wele i luna ka māla lani a ka ua, ke pulu ʻino i ka hiō a ka makani (chant), the heaven's rain garden is cleared above, the rotten mulch by the slanting blowing of the wind. (PNP wele.)

2. vs. Suspended, hanging; fine, thin, as thread. Cf. nāwele, pūnāwelewele.

wele

Māmaka Kaiao Haw to Eng,

kikino, Rarefaction, i.e. the least dense concentration of wave particles in a compressional wave. Shortened from wāele.

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WE-LE

Andrews Haw to Eng,

v. See WAELE. To clear off land; to cultivate the ground; to pulverize the earth; e mahi, e waele, e wele aku i ka weuweu o kona aina.

Wele iluna ka mala lani a ka ua

Ke pulu ino ka hio a ka makani,

Ka mahakea ulu lani o pua ke ao

I paia a kiwaawaa a ulu pehu ke kino,

Ulu kupu hakakai a malama.

Wele (wĕ'-le), v.

/ wĕ'-le / Parker Haw to Eng,

[A contraction of waele, used in song.] To clear off land; to cultivate the ground; to pulverize the earth: e mahi, e waele, e wele aku i ka weuweu o kona aina.

Wele iluna ka mala lani a ka ua
Ke pulu ino ka hlo a ka makani,
Ka mahakea ulu lani o pua ke ao
I paia a kiwaawaa a ulu pehu ke kino,
Ulu kupu hakakai a malama.

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