iho: To go down, descend. Downhill, towards the sea. Go south or before the wind. Descent. Core, as of an apple, breadfruit, or pandanus. Cob, as of corn. Heart, as of celery. Spongy white growth in the center of a sprouted coconut, sometimes called coconut sponge. Pith. Flesh of the octopus after the skin is removed. Axis, as of the earth. Axle, as of a wheel. Collective terms for inner layers of white sleeping tapas below the kilohana. Block used in plaiting a hat to give shape to the crown. Battery, electric plug. Down, below.
Aloha Pōʻalima/Friday 11.29.19
ua: Rain. To rain. Rainy. Demon. Aforementioned, the one talked of.
hina: To fall, tumble, or topple over from an upright position. To be controlled, as a disease. To fall morally. To throw down. A falling. Italics, probably so-called because italics slant. To blow in a straight course, as of wind. Gray- or white-haired. Gray. A goddess.
lauahi: To destroy, as by fire or lava flow. Figuratively, quick, deft. Greedy, lecherous. Bag net used for fish.
lono: News, report, tidings, remembrance, rumor. Capitalized, one of your major gods brought from Kahiki. Capitalized, 28th day the lunar month. Capitalized, name of a star.
malihini: Stranger, foreigner, newcomer, tourist, guest, company. One unfamiliar with a place or custom. New, unfamiliar, unusual, rare, introduced, of foreign origin. For the first time.
mā: Faded, wilted, stained, discolored, blushing. Defeated. Passed away, perished. To have lost a former attractiveness. To fade. To clear.
keʻu: To croak, hoot, grunt. To protest, scold, snap at, contradict, find fault. To make the common Hawaiian exclamation of disapproval.
Aloha Pōʻalima/Friday 11.22.19
‘olopū: Inflated, billowed out, as a sail in the wind. Puffed out, as cheeks of one eating. Blistered, as hands from work. Mouthful of food or water. Native, shrubby violet. Adze for cutting ʻōhi’a logs for images.
waihona: Depository, closet, cabinet, vault, file, receptacle, savings, place for laying up things in safekeeping. Internal organs of the body, funds, treasury. Fiscal.
ilina: Grave, tomb, sepulcher, cemetery, mausoleum, plot in a cemetery. Recipient.
poʻe: People, persons, personnel, population, assemblage, group of.
palau: Betrothal. Betrothed, engaged. Plow, to plow.
nele: Lacking, destitute, deprived, needy, wanting, deficient, without. To need. Deficit.
īkā: To drift upon, strike against. To run aside from a straight course. Flotsam and jetsam. Sides of taro patch or garden.
Aloha Pōʻalima/Friday 11.15.19
‘ona: Drunk, dizzy and unsteady. Intoxicating. Intoxication. Owner, possessor, proprietor. To own.
waiwai: Goods, property, assets, valuables, value, worth, wealth, importance, benefit, estate, use. Useful, valuable, rich, costly, financial.
pākea: Pale, gray, as the face of a sick person. White inner sheets of sleeping tapa. Kind of mat made of makaloa rush, without design. Type of stone. A variety of taro.