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1. vt., To string pierced objects, as flowers in a lei, or fish; to thread, as beads.

2. nvt., Needle, pin, spike, nail, screw, any pointed instrument of wood or metal; to sting.

  • Examples:
    • Ē ka make, ai mahea kou kui? O death, where is thy sting?

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See entries below and pulu kui.

1. v., To stick together; to join.

2. To stitch or sew together. Kin. 3:7. E kui lehua, to braid lehua blossoms into a wreath. Laieik. 145.

3. Hookui. To splice; to join on; to add or attach one thing to another. Iob. 34:37.

4. To add or sum up, as numbers. Nah. 1:49.

5. To employ; to use, as the tongue, especially in slander. Hal. 50:19.

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1. v., To pound with the end of a thing; to pound with a hammer or mallet; to knock out, as the teeth; mai kui wale i na niho a hemo.

2. To pound, as poi; a kui i kana ai, and he pounded his food.

3. To beat out, as metals. Puk. 39:3.

4. To pound up; to break fine. Kanl. 9:21.

5. To smite; to injure; to smite with the hand. 2 Oihl. 18:23.

6. To smite, as the conscience. 1 Sam. 24:6.

7. To buffet or smite as a punishment. 1 Pet. 2:20. Kui a wali, to beat to pieces. Isa. 3:15.

8. To smite, as hail. Puk. 9:28.

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1. v., To sound, as thunder; kui iho la ka hekili maluna.

2. To sound abroad; to sound or spread abroad, as fame or report; kui aku la ka lono. 1 Oihl. 14:17. To be heard, as a report.

3. Hookui. To roar, as the wind; ke hookui la ka makani i kela aoao i keia aoao, a puka mai auanei.

4. To resist; to oppose; to put in disorder.

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s., A general name for small pointed instruments; he mea oioi ma ka maka; a nail; a pin; an awl; a spike; a goad. Puk. 21:6. The double teeth; na niho nui ma ka nao, maloko o ke a. NOTE. Kui mostly has some qualifying term added to designate what particular thing it is; as, kuihao, a nail; kuikele, a needle; kuikeleawe, a brass or copper nail. &c.

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n., Any pointed instrument of metal or wood, as needle, nail, pin, spike, bolt, screw, etc.

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1. v., To stick together; to join.

2. v., To stitch or sew together. E kui lehua, to braid lehua blossoms into a wreath. Laieik. p. 145.

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1. v., To pound with the end of a thing; to pound with a hammer or mallet; to knock out, as the teeth; mai kui wale i na niho a nemo.

2. v., To pound, as poi: a kui i kana ai, and he pounded his food.

3. v., To beat out, as metals.

4. v., To pound up; to break fine.

5. v., To smite; to injure; to smite with the hand.

6. v., To sound, as thunder: kui iho la ka hekili maluna.

7. v., To sound abroad; to sound or spread abroad, as fame or report: kui aku la ka lono.

8. v., To be heard, as a report.

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  1. Point, Kamalō qd., north Molokaʻi.
  2. Place, Kalihi Uka, Honolulu; channel, Maunalua Bay, Oʻahu.
  • * Pronunciation and meaning are uncertain.

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