Keswicklemon is a blog by artist Michael Holland from Lancashire england. Its an archive of projects artwork music photographs collections and writings. not many people follow me and there are way too many blogs in the world but this one is simply just for me to keep my ideas from disappearing into nothingness.

Sunday, 7 September 2008

List : Ono Meanings

I was told by a friend that ono means small field in Japanese. after a bit of gentle investigating i found lots and lots of interesting meanings for the word ono and also some people and places named ono. its raining outside so i feel its time well spent compiling this new list if only for my own amusement. its not a top ten or anything just some interesting facts

Ono means 'delicious''scrumptious' or even 'Sweet' in Hawaiian. In Hawaii it refers to a fish which is a delicacy in those parts that is also called a Wahoo. It is very similar to a snapper but is much dryer and firmer.

Ono also means "Or Nearest Offer" (see the post about the Rossendale hospice shop!)

Ono is also a Spanish cable company

The Japanese meaning for Ono is an axe. My friend Danny also told me that in Japan Ono also means 'Small Field' i just discovered that this is indeed true. In Japan Ono (小野) also means 'Small Field' or Ōno (大野) means 'Large Field'.

Ono is also the surname of Yoko Ono a Japanese lady who married the Beatle John Lennon, Yoko was also a member of the Fluxus art movement.

Ono-i-Lau is a volcanic and coral island island Fiji's Lau Archipelago. Ono is known for its ancient method of fermenting breadfruit, plantains, and dalo underground. The food is stored in a hole in the ground for, sometimes for several years, in preparation for future emergencies. Primary industry dominates the economy; a reforestation program, replanting the island with pine seedlings, is in progress.

Ono - a town of Benjamin, in the "plain of Ono" (1 Chr. 8:12; Ezra 2:33); now Kiryat-Ono, 5 miles north of Lydda (Lod), and about 30 miles northwest of Jerusalem. Not succeeding in their attempts to deter Nehemiah from rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem, Sanballat and Tobiah resorted to stratagem, and pretending to wish a conference with him, they invited him to meet them at Ono. Four times they made the request, and every time Nehemiah refused to come. Their objective was to take him prisoner.

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