Hawaiian Dictionary

Hawaiian Dictionary

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qThis standard work of reference... continues offering the happy blend of grammar and lexicon.q --American Reference Books Annual For many years, Hawaiian Dictionary has been the definitive and authoritative work on the Hawaiian language. Now this indispensible reference volume has been enlarged and completely revised. More than 3, 000 new entries have been added to the Hawaiian-English section, bringing the total number of entries to almost 30, 000 and making it the largest and most complete of any Polynesian dictionary. This new edition is more than a dictionary. Containing folklore, poetry, and ethnology, it will benefit Hawaiian studies for years to come.To cause weeping, make someone cry. uea, uwea. n. Wire. Eng. Seeps uea. uea haka.haka. n. Wire screen; screen, as on windows. Lit., space wire. uea kale. pona. n. Telephone wire. uea kuka. n. Barbed wire. ue (uwe) a#39;ala.la. vi. To wail loudly, yelp. uea maka a#39;upena. n. Chicken wire. ... Name of a string figure. uepa, uwepa. 1. n. Wafer. ... Soul, spirit, ghost; dirge or song of lamentation (rare); spiritual.

Title:Hawaiian Dictionary
Author:Mary Kawena Pukui, Samuel H. Elbert
Publisher:University of Hawaii Press - 1986-01-01


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