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1. vt., To pound, punch, strike, box, hit, hammer; to beat out, as metals; to churn, as butter; to boom or clap, as thunder; to smite, injure; to jar; to prod, as ʻopihi shells from rocks with a knife, formerly with sharp stones; to clash (as sound).

  • Examples:
    • Piha kuʻi ka hale, the house is jammed full.
    • Kuʻi palu, to pound, as bait [to give a threshing].
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2. nvt., To join, stitch, sew, splice, unite; joined; seam.

  • Examples:
    • Nā lā kuʻi o ke kapu akua, days of godly taboo; literally, days, joined.
    • Aliʻi kuʻi, the power behind the throne, the one who really holds the reins [often used in a derogatory way].
    • E kuʻi ka māmā ā loaʻa ʻo Kaʻohele, combines speeds and get Kaʻohele [a famous runner, Kaʻohele, could be caught only by relay runners; said of any cooperation].
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3. vs., Artificial.

  • Examples:
    • Lauoho kuʻi, wig or switch.
    • Niho kuʻi, false teeth.
    • Wāwae kuʻi, artificial leg.

4. n., Back tooth, molar, tusk.

5. vi., To disseminate news; to spread, as news.

  • Examples:
    • Kuʻi ka lono i Pelekane, the news spread to England.
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6. n., Elbow of pipe.

7. vs., Sheer, steep, tall.

  • Examples:
    • Kuʻu kaikuaʻana o ka pali hiʻi, pali kuʻi o Ka-liu-waʻa (chant by Kamapuaʻa), my older brother of the sheer cliff, steep cliffs of Kaliuwaʻa.

8. n., Move in the kōnane game.

  • References:
    • See For. 4:57.

Nā LepiliTags: anatomy epithets

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hamani, To set, as an imu.

  • Source:
    • Niʻihau.
  • Examples:
    • Kuʻi i ka imu. To set an imu.
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hamani, Convergent, i.e. meeting in plate techtonics, in geology.

  • Source:
    • Existing dictionary word, Extended meaning
  • Examples:
    • Palena kuʻi. Convergent boundary.
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Channel, Hawaiʻi Kai, Oʻahu. Also known as the Hawaiʻi Kai Channel.

  • Literally, to strike.

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