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1. vs., Small, stunted, undersized, dwarf.

  • Examples:
    • Pua ʻiʻi, tiny fry of fish.
    • Kioea ʻai pua ʻiʻi o Hilia, the kioea bird that eats the tiny spawn of Hilia [of big persons gobbling up little ones].

2. n., Admired deep, rasping sound in chanting; tremor; guttural quality of some sounds, as back vowels or strongly aspirated “h”.

  • Examples:
    • Inā e hoʻokoʻikoʻi i ka leo, e loaʻa nō ka ʻiʻi, if the voice is, stressed, the guttural quality is obtained.

3. Same as ʻiʻini.

  • Examples:
    • Nānā aku au iāʻoe, noho pono ka ʻiʻi iā loko (song), I looked at you, desire settles deep within.

4. vt., To gather, collect.

  • Examples:
    • Ua ʻiʻi kānaka i ka hunahuna mea ʻai, the people collected the scraps of food.

5. Short for hāpuʻu ʻiʻi #1, hāpuʻu ʻiʻi #2, ferns; ʻamaʻu ʻiʻi, a fern; pala ʻiʻi, a taro.

6. vs., Reddish-brown, as a dog's hair.

7. Same as ʻapapane, a bird.

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