1. vi. Fretting, teasing or nagging for something; murmuring, as the sea; returning persistently, as a thought or desire. Nē hoʻohune, to wheedle. Nē hone ka leo o ka waiolina, sweet, teasing appeal in the sound of the violin. hoʻo.nē Teasing, fretting, appealing.
2. Short for nele. E nē ka lā, ka malama, without [light] the sun, the moon.
3. n. A seaweed. (KL. line 101).