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aʻiaʻi

/ aʻi.aʻi / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. nvs., Bright as moonlight; fair, white, clear, pure, brilliant, shining; brightness, clearness.

  • Examples:
    • Wahine ʻili aʻiaʻi, woman with skin that is fair and clear.
  • References:
    • Probably PNP akiaki.

2. n., A native tree or shrub (Streblus sandwicensis [Pseudomorus sandwicensis and P. brunoniana are synonyms]), with narrow-ovate leaves, and milky sap; a member of the fig family.

  • References:
    • Neal 299.

Nā LepiliTags: color flora trees

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ʻaiʻai

/ ʻai.ʻai / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. See ʻōpū ʻaiʻai

2. n., Dependent, one living on the resources of another.

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See hōʻaiʻai, to release, as war captives.

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ʻaʻano, Transparent.

  • Source:
    • Existing dictionary word, Extended meaning

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v., To reduce to very small particles; to make small. Kanl. 9:21. To reduce to powder.

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v., Found only in 15th conj. Hooaiai. To make white; splendid; to beautify; e hooaiai ana i ke kula o Lele, beautifying the upland of Lele.

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s., Brightness; clearness; ua like ke keokeo me ka aiai. Puk. 24:10.

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adj., Bright, as moonlight; fair; white, Iob. 25:5. He malamalama aiai. 2 Sam. 23:4. Pure, as milk. 1 Pet. 2:2. Clear, as glass. Hoik. 21:18. Pure, as gold. Hoik. 21:21. White, clean, as linen. Hoik. 19:8.

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adv., Nearly.

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adj., Bright, as moonlight; fair; white; clear: He malamalama aiai, pure, as gold.

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adv., Clearly; in a brilliant manner.

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n., A dependent; one who lives on the resources of another: He aiai makou a Moi, we are Moi's dependents.

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n., Brightness; clearness: ua like ke keʻokeʻo me ka aʻiaʻi.

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v., To be white; to be bright, clear, brilliant, shining, etc.

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