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ʻŌlelo Hawaii 
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AHUPUAʻA =  n.

1. Land division usually extending from the uplands to the sea, so called because the boundary was marked by a heap (ahu) of stones surmounted by an image of a pig (puaʻa), or because a pig or other tribute was laid on the altar as tax to the chief. The landlord or owner of an ahupuaʻa might be a konohiki.

 

2. The altar on which the pig was laid as payment to the chief for use of the ahupuaʻa land.

ʻĀINA = n. Land, earth. Lit: that which feeds ( ʻai, to eat)

ALOHA = nvt., nvs. Aloha, love, affection, compassion, mercy, sympathy, pity, kindness, sentiment, grace, charity; greeting, salutation, regards; sweetheart, lover, loved one; beloved, loving, kind, compassionate, charitable, lovable; to love, be fond of; to show kindness, mercy, pity, charity, affection; to venerate; to remember with affection; to greet, hail. Greetings! Hello! Good-by! Farewell! 

HULŌ = interj. Hurrah, cheers

ʻIKE =

1. nvt. To see, know, feel, greet, recognize, perceive, experience, be aware, understand; to know sexually; to receive revelations from the gods; knowledge, awareness, understanding, recognition, comprehension and hence learning; sense, as of hearing or sight; sensory, perceptive, vision.

a. To show, make known, display, tell, exhibit, reveal, indicate, inform, report, notify, explain, testify, cause to know or seen, discover, announce, allege; acquaint; testimony, notice, information; identifying characteristics, as of land claims; proof, token guide, exhibition. 

I MUA = n. to progress, to move forward, to advance

KAI =  1. nvs. Sea, sea water; area near the sea, seaside, lowlands; tide, current in the sea; insipid, brackish, tasteless.

KILO  =  nvt. Stargazer, reader of omens, seer, astrologer, necromancer; kind of looking glass (rare); to watch closely, spy, examine, look around, observe, forecast. 

MAHI = 

1. nvt. To cultivate, farm; a farm, plantation, patch. Cf. mahi ʻai, mahi kō, mahikū, mahina, mahina ʻai.

2. vs. Strong, energetic, as a worker

MĀIKI = 

1. vs. Little, small, wee.

2. n. An ancient type of tapa (no data).

3. ʻaʻ Microscopic; micro-. Kiko nā hua he piohē māiki. Eggs hatch into microscopic larvae. Dic., ext. mng. Cf. mānui. ʻUmekaumaha māiki. Microgravity. Meaola māiki. Microorganism.

ʻOHANA = nvs. Family, relative, kin group; related. ʻOhana holoʻokoʻa, ʻohana nui, extended family, clan.

PILINA = n. Association, relationship, union, connection, meeting, joining, adhering, fitting. Cf. pili 1. He pilina wehena ʻole, an unseverable relationship. Ua ʻewa ka pilina a ka nihoniho, the toothed edges do not fit perfectly [said of anything that is unsuitable or in poor taste]. (PEP pilinga.)

WAI = 1 nvs. Water, liquid or liquor of any kind other than sea water (see ex., koni), juice, sap, honey; liquids discharged from the body, as blood, semen; color, dye, pattern; to flow, like water, fluid. 

WAIMEA = n. An ahupuaʻa on the north shore of Oahu. named for the red (mea) brackish muddy water (mea) that was believed to have healing properties because high iron concentrations.

Science Termonology

AHUPUAʻA =  n.

1. Land division usually extending from the uplands to the sea, so called because the boundary was marked by a heap (ahu) of stones surmounted by an image of a pig (puaʻa), or because a pig or other tribute was laid on the altar as tax to the chief. The landlord or owner of an ahupuaʻa might be a konohiki.

 

2. The altar on which the pig was laid as payment to the chief for use of the ahupuaʻa land.

ʻĀINA = n. Land, earth. Lit: that which feeds ( ʻai, to eat)

ALOHA = nvt., nvs. Aloha, love, affection, compassion, mercy, sympathy, pity, kindness, sentiment, grace, charity; greeting, salutation, regards; sweetheart, lover, loved one; beloved, loving, kind, compassionate, charitable, lovable; to love, be fond of; to show kindness, mercy, pity, charity, affection; to venerate; to remember with affection; to greet, hail. Greetings! Hello! Good-by! Farewell! 

HULŌ = interj. Hurrah, cheers

ʻIKE =

1. nvt. To see, know, feel, greet, recognize, perceive, experience, be aware, understand; to know sexually; to receive revelations from the gods; knowledge, awareness, understanding, recognition, comprehension and hence learning; sense, as of hearing or sight; sensory, perceptive, vision.

a. To show, make known, display, tell, exhibit, reveal, indicate, inform, report, notify, explain, testify, cause to know or seen, discover, announce, allege; acquaint; testimony, notice, information; identifying characteristics, as of land claims; proof, token guide, exhibition. 

I MUA = n. to progress, to move forward, to advance

KAI =  1. nvs. Sea, sea water; area near the sea, seaside, lowlands; tide, current in the sea; insipid, brackish, tasteless.

KILO  =  nvt. Stargazer, reader of omens, seer, astrologer, necromancer; kind of looking glass (rare); to watch closely, spy, examine, look around, observe, forecast. 

MICROBE = 

1. nvt. To cultivate, farm; a farm, plantation, patch. Cf. mahi ʻai, mahi kō, mahikū, mahina, mahina ʻai.

2. vs. Strong, energetic, as a worker

MICROBIOME = 

1. vs. Little, small, wee.

2. n. An ancient type of tapa (no data).

3. ʻaʻ Microscopic; micro-. Kiko nā hua he piohē māiki. Eggs hatch into microscopic larvae. Dic., ext. mng. Cf. mānui. ʻUmekaumaha māiki. Microgravity. Meaola māiki. Microorganism.

ʻOHANA = nvs. Family, relative, kin group; related. ʻOhana holoʻokoʻa, ʻohana nui, extended family, clan.

PILINA = n. Association, relationship, union, connection, meeting, joining, adhering, fitting. Cf. pili 1. He pilina wehena ʻole, an unseverable relationship. Ua ʻewa ka pilina a ka nihoniho, the toothed edges do not fit perfectly [said of anything that is unsuitable or in poor taste]. (PEP pilinga.)

WAI = 1 nvs. Water, liquid or liquor of any kind other than sea water (see ex., koni), juice, sap, honey; liquids discharged from the body, as blood, semen; color, dye, pattern; to flow, like water, fluid. 

WAIMEA = n. An ahupuaʻa on the north shore of Oahu. named for the red (mea) brackish muddy water (mea) that was believed to have healing properties because high iron concentrations.

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