pāʻina

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Hawaiian[edit]

Noun[edit]

pāʻina

  1. meal
  2. dinner
  3. small dinner party

Usage notes[edit]

  • Formerly was used to mean a traditional Hawaiian feast until that meaning was replaced by lu'au in the mid-nineteenth century.

Verb[edit]

pāʻina

  1. (transitive) to eat a pa'ina

References[edit]

  • Pukui, Mary Kawena; Samuel H. Elbert (1986), Hawaiian Dictionary, Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, ISBN 0-8248-0703-0, p. 303