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alakaʻi

/ ala.kaʻi / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

nvt., To lead, guide, direct; leader, guide, conductor, head, director (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.
  • References:
    • PPN alataki.

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ʻalakai

/ ʻala.kai / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

vs., Potbellied, bloated.

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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. Hoo. To cause to lead. Ezek. 39:28.

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.

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

adj. Large; pot-bellied; plump.

Alakai (ă'-lă-kā'i), adj.

Parker Haw to Eng,

Large; pot-bellied; plump. See uulukai.

Alakai (ā-lă-ka'i), n.

Parker Haw to Eng,

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

Alakai (ā-lă-kā'i), n.

Parker Haw to Eng,

[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.

Alakai (ā-lă-ka'i), v.

Parker Haw to Eng,

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

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

  • References:
    • PH 45.

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