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1. nvi. To say, speak, suppose; saying.

  • Examples:
    • ʻĪ ihola ke Akua (Kin. 1.3), God said.
    • He ʻī mai kāu e ō hele mai hoʻi nā keiki, you would think the children would come.
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2. n. Supreme, great, best (frequently a part of names, as Kaʻīimamao (KL. title), the supreme one at a distance; ʻĪlālāʻole, supreme without branches).

  • Examples:
    • ʻO kela nō ka ʻī, that is the best.

3. vs. Hard, close, stingy.

4. Interjection of scorn, used idiomatically.

  • Examples:
    • No hea ke aʻo ʻana i ka hula? I ka ʻī! Where learn the hula? Much [she] knows about it! Stuff and nonsense!

5. n. The letter “i”.

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