Wednesday, December 18, 2013

lia

nit; louse egg.

Okay, this is sort of a play on yesterday's word, liʻa, or desire. If you pronounce it incorrectly, then instead of referring to your "craving", you might be calling him/her an ʻuku egg. That's right. Lia, without the ʻokina, is an ʻuku egg. A nit. Louse egg, as they say in the other 49 states.

Ua ʻike au i ka lia ma kona lauoho - I saw ʻuku eggs in her hair.
Pilikia ka lia - ʻUku eggs are a problem. (and take it from me. They are. Not fun.)

3 comments:

  1. great blog! I'm wondering if you can help me. I came across your blog when googling the word "hopena". I'm trying to find a Hawaiian word that means destination. Like if you were traveling in a boat.... what would be the word for your destination/ port/?

    Many thanks!
    Amy

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