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ʻōhiki / ʻō.hiki / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. vt., To probe, pry, pick out; to prod, as the earth with a digging stick; to shell, as peas; to pick, as the teeth or nose; to clean out, as the ears.

2. n., Sand crab, probably Ocypode ceratophthalma 🌐 and O. laevis.

  • Examples:
    • Lua ʻōhiki (For. 6:80), sand crab hole [said of a house improperly placed and open on all sides to attack, as a crab hole, by sickness or misfortune].

3. n., Tapa design.

Tags: fauna epithets tapa

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