Hawaiian Word of the Day: ea
ea: 1. Sovereignty, rule, independence. La Ho’iho’i Ea, Restoration Day. Ho’iho’i i ke ea o Hawai’i, restore the sovereignty of Hawai’i. 2. Life, air, breath, respiration, vapor, gas; fumes, as of tobacco; breeze, spirit. This ea, as well as ea 1,3,4, is sometimes pronounced or sung ‘ea. eamama, eaolamama. Kaha ea, to deprive of rights of livelihood. Wai ea, aerated waters. Ho’opuka ea, exhaust fumes. Ua mau ke ea o ka ‘aina i ka pono (the motto of Hawai’i), the life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness. 3. To rise, go up, raise, become erect. aea, e’ea, ho’ea. Kai ea, rising sea. Ua ea kona po’o, his head was raised. 4. To smell. (Pukui & Elbert, 1971).