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kaʻikaʻi

/ kaʻi.kaʻi / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

vt., To lead, support, lift up; raise.

  • Examples:
    • Kaʻikaʻi i ka leo, to raise the voice.
    • Kaʻikaʻi hope (Kel. 118), recede backwards, as in time.
    • Ka hele kaʻikaʻi mālie o nā wāwae (Kel. 48), walking along slowly.
  • References:

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u. See KAI. To lift up, as the hand. Nah. 20:11. To lift or raise up, as the eyes to heaven. SYN. with leha. To lift up or raise, as the voice in complaint; kaikai i ka leo. Nah. 14:1.

2. To take up; to bear; to carry upon. Kin. 7:17. To carry off; kaikai no laua i ka pahu a hiki ma ka hakae.

3. To take off, as a burden; to carry away; to lift, as a weight. Isa. 40:15.

4. To carry tenderly, as a child. Puk. 19:4.

5. To promote; to exalt; to favor, as a king a subject. Eset. 3:1.

6. To be led or urged on, as by strong desire or lust; a na keia kuko, kaikai kino hou ia mai la. Laieik. 196.

adj. That which is lifted up or heaved. Puk 29:27. Uha mua o ka mohai kaikai, heave shoulder. Nah. 6:20.

Kaikai (ka'i-ka'i), adj.

/ ka'i-ka'i / Parker Haw to Eng,

Heavy—word descriptive of what must be carried on an auamo (a carrying stick) or on the shoulder; too heavy to carry in the hand.

Kaikai (ka'i-ka'i), v.

/ ka'i-ka'i / Parker Haw to Eng,

(See kai.)

1. To lift up, as the hand.

2. To lift or raise up, as the eyes to heaven. Syn: Leha.

3. To lift up or raise, as the voice in complaint; kaikai i ka leo.

4. To take up; to hear; to carry upon: kaikai no laua i ka pahu a hiki ma ka hakae.

5. To take off, as a burden; to carry away; to lift, as a weight.

6. To carry tenderly; to support; to sustain.

7. To promote; to favor; to exalt; to favor.

8. To draw towards one by some hidden agency: Heaha la ka i kaikai mai nei ia'u e ike hou ia oe? What is it that has drawn me to see you again.

9. To be led or urged on, as by strong desire: a na keia kuko, kaikai kino hou ia mai la.—Laieik. p. 196.

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