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nvt., Food or food plant, especially vegetable food as distinguished from iʻa, meat or fleshy food; often ʻai refers specifically to poi; harvest (Oihk. 19.9); to eat, destroy or consume as by fire; to erode; to taste, bite, take a hook, grasp, hold on to; edible. Figuratively, to rule, reign, or enjoy the privileges and exercise the responsibilities of rule, and one who does so, as ʻai ahupuaʻa: to rule an ahupuaʻa, the ruler of one; ʻaiʻāina: to own, control, and enjoy land; the owner of land; ʻai aliʻi, ʻai lani, and ʻai liʻi, to enjoy the comforts and honors and exercise the responsibilities of being a chief; ʻai ʻili: to control an ʻili land division, one who does control the ʻili; ʻai moku: to rule a district or island [moku], one who rules one.

  • Examples:
    • Hiki ke ʻai ʻia, edible.
    • ʻAi ʻaha, to tie with sennit.
    • ʻAʻohe kapu o kaʻu pā hula, he ʻai kū, he ʻai hele, there are no taboos in my hula troupe, eat standing, eat on the run.
    • ʻAʻoheʻai ʻo ka maʻi, the disease makes no advance.
    • Kāna ʻai, his food.
    • Kona ʻai, his eating.
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2. n., Score, points in a game, stake, wager.

  • Examples:
    • ʻEhia ʻai e eo ai? How many points to win?
  • References:
    • PPN kai.

3. n., Dancing style or type.

4. n., Stroke or hold in lua fighting; spear thrust.

  • Examples:
    • Ka ʻai a ke kumu i koe iā ʻoukou (For. 5:409), the teacher's stroke that you do not have [have not been taught].
    • Kaʻai a ka uʻi, the stroke of the youth.

5. n., Stone used in the kimo game other than the stone that is tossed and caught, which is the pōhaku kimo.

Nā LepiliTags: food lua fighting

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kikino, Point, as in a game or sporting event.

Nā LepiliTags: sports

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kikino, Byte, in computer terminology.

Nā LepiliTags: computers math

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kikino, Credit, as for a school course.

  • Source:
    • Existing dictionary word, Extended meaning
  • Examples:
    • ʻAi koina. Core credit.
    • ʻAi koho. Elective credit.

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hamani, To take, as medicine or a pill.

  • Source:
    • Existing dictionary word, Extended meaning
  • Examples:
    • ʻAi i ka huaale. To take a pill.
    • ʻAi i ka lāʻau. To take medicine.
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Nā LepiliTags: medicine

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hamani, Ingest.

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    • Existing dictionary word, Extended meaning

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