Definitions

Sorry, no definitions found.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • He adds that the wind-power plan is pono - a Hawaiian word meaning "righteous" or "morally proper."

    NPR Topics: News

  • "Being a state representative for me is 'pono' at this time in my life," she said.

    The News-Gazette Local Stories

  • Evans describes her decision with the Hawaiian word, "pono," meaning right time, right place.

    The News-Gazette Local Stories

  • Now, it seems to me that the Vulgate does a very ingenious thing by translatingκειμενον as positum (– us) (from pono) simply “put” or “laid,” but linking this basic term toεντετυλιγμενον by choosing involutum (involutus, – a, – um), which means literally hidden, obscured, or veiled.

    Easter Sunday

  • (Belief in change is instilled in the heart) 'Oiai mau ke ea o ka' aina i ka pono

    what he said.

  • The motto “Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono” (“The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness”) is written on a sash under the scene.

    Important Hawaii Proofs in Long Beach Auction : Coin Collecting News

  • "We are now engaged in a conversation in Hawaii with one another, as to whether or not we are truly going to live in a pono fashion, in the right fashion," said Abercrombie in an interview.

    Hawaii's Aloha spirit is being tested in Democratic primary for governor

  • "Everyone says that about the hula, but it's not true -- this is _pono_, this is righteous," Sweetie said.

    Beard

  • The motto “Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono” “The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness” is written on a sash under the scene.

    Important Hawaii Proofs in Long Beach Auction : Coin Collecting News

  • The hope of Obama -- whom everyone in the crowd understood was in a hurry to go and see his tutu, his grandma from Kansas -- is that he can help make things pono, make things right.

    Jeff Chang: Obama Comes Home

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.