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alakaʻi

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

nvt., To lead, guide, direct; leader, guide, conductor, head, director.

  • Source:
    • a putative PCP ala, to lead [cf. Maori arahi] + -kaʻi, transitivizer: Gram. 6.6.4
  • Examples:
    • Alakaʻi hīmeni, alakaʻi mele, song leader.
    • Alakaʻi hula, hula leader.
    • Alakaʻi hoʻopaipai, cheerleader.
    • Alakaʻi pāna, band leader.
    • Kī alakaʻi, tonic, keynote.
    • Kumu alakaʻi, leading teacher; exemplary teacher, pattern, or example.
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ʻalakai

ʻaʻanostative verb / ʻala.kai / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

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v., Ala, road, and kai, to lead.

1. To lead along the path; to guide or conduct one on a road. Puk. 13:17.

2. To lead, as captives. 2 Oihl. 6:36.

3. To take, as a person, from one place to another. 2 Oihl. 8:11.

4. To lead, as an animal; alakai ke keiki i ka puaa, the child loads the hog; ua alakaiia ka lio i ka pa. Hooalakai. To cause to lead. Ezek. 39:28.

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alakai

kikinonoun / A-LA-KAI / Haw to Eng, Andrews,

s., Ala, path, and kai, the sea.

He alakai ke alanui hulaana o na pali, a path where one must swim around a projecting cliff or bluff.

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alakai

kikinonoun / A-LA-KAI / Haw to Eng, Andrews,

s., Ala, road, and kai, to lead. A leader; conductor; guide. Heb. 13:7.

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alakai

ʻaʻanostative verb / A-LA-KAI / Haw to Eng, Andrews,

adj., Large; pot-bellied; plump.

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alakai

ʻaʻanostative verb / ă'-lă-kā'i / Haw to Eng, Parker,

adj., Large; pot-bellied; plump. See uulukai.

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alakai

kikinonoun / ā-lă-ka'i / Haw to Eng, Parker,

n., [Ala, road, and kai, to lead.] A leader; conductor; guide; precedence.

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alakai

kikinonoun / ā-lă-kā'i / Haw to Eng, Parker,

n., [Ala, path, and kai, the sea.] A path where one must swim around a projecting cliff or bluff: He alakai ke alanui hulaana o na pali.

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v., To guide with the hand; to show the way; to have charge of.

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Swamp and trail, Waimea district, Kauaʻi. Literally, to lead.

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    • PH 45.

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