Wehewehe Wikiwiki Hawaiian language dictionaries

1. nvs. Foster child, adopted child; foster, adopted.

  • Examples:
    • Keiki hānai, foster child.
    • Lawe hānai, to adopt a child.
    • Makua hānai, foster parent.
    • Kāna hānai, his adopted child.

2. nvt. To raise, rear, feed, nourish, sustain; provider, caretaker (said affectionately of chiefs by members of the court).

  • Examples:
    • Hānai holoholona, to feed and care for domestic animals.
    • Makamaka hānai, generous and hospitable friend.
    • Hānai maila ʻoia iāia i ka meli (Kanl. 32.13), he fed him the honey.
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3. n. Body of a kōkō net carrier, and cords attached to it; fish net or trap, as for ʻoʻopu fish; kite.

4. Same as hanahanai.

5. n. Hawaiʻi name for mānai, needle.

6. vi. To skim along.

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hamani, To feed, as paper into a printer or copy machine.

  • Source:
    • Existing dictionary word, Extended meaning
  • Examples:
    • Ua hoʻopaʻa ʻia ka mīkini paʻi ma ka hānai ʻakomi. The printer has been set to auto feed.

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hamani, To feed, assist, as in basketball and most team sports except baseball.

  • Source:
    • Existing dictionary word, ext.mng.
  • Examples:
    • Iā Magic Johnson ka nui loa o nā hānai o ka NBA holoʻokoʻa. Magic Johnson has the most assists in the entire NBA.
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Nā LepiliTags: sports basketball volleyball

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