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1. nvs., Can, may; to be able; ability; possible.

  • Examples:
    • Hiki ʻole, impossible, can't do.
    • Pau ka hiki, no longer able to do; impotent.
    • Hiki iāia ke hele mai, he can come; he may [has permission to] come.
    • E hiki ana, when possible.
    • Ka lā e hiki ana, any possible day.
    • Ka manawa e hiki ana, any possible time.
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2. interjection, All right, O.K. (in sense of “able to do”), certainly, surely (used alone or preceding ).

3. vi., To get to or reach a place, come, arrive, approach, appear, arise.

  • Examples:
    • Hoʻi maila ia ā hiki i Waikīkī (FS 41), he came back to [until arrived at] Waikīkī.
    • Ua paʻa ia ʻōlelo ā hiki i keia wā, this story has been preserved until this time.
    • Ā hiki lāua malaila (FS 45), when they got there.
    • ʻAʻole i hiki mai, did not come, absent.
    • Hiki honua, to happen suddenly, unexpectedly, by chance.
    • Ua hiki ka lā, aia i luna (FS 39), the sun has risen, there [it] is above.
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4. vi., Next.

  • Examples:
    • Nā makahiki kanalima e hiki mai ana, the next fifty years.

5. vt., To fetch, carry back and forth (less used than lawe).

  • Examples:
    • E hiki mai ʻoe i ka pakeke, fetch the bucket.

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Names of cardinal directions, stars, and portions of the sky, perhaps because of movement (hiki #3) of the sun.

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1. v., To come to; to arrive at, as connected with mai or aku.

2. To be able to do a thing; to accomplish a purpose; to prevail. Hiki is often used with other verbs as a kind of helping verb. Gram.§ 171.

3. Hoohiki. To cause to come; to bring forth; to produce. Puk. 8:3.

4. To take an oath; to affirm a thing on an event as true.

5. To call or give a name to. Mat. 22:43, 45. To name or speak of with approbation. Epes. 5:3.

6. To mention in one's prayers. Pilem. 4.

7. To vow; to consecrate; to set apart; to promise a thing especially to a god; to set apart as sacred. 1 Sam. 1:11. Hoohiki ino, to desecrate; to treat with contempt; hoohiki wahahee, to swear falsely; to take a false oath. See hoohiki, s., Hiki wale, to happen; to come by chance.

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1. v., The meaning is dependent on the words mai and aku, as: hiki mai, to come to; hiki aku, to go to.

2. v., To be able to do a thing; to accomplish a purpose; to prevail.

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Street, Kalihi Uka, Honolulu, Oʻahu. Literally, to come or to be able.

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