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hoi Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. n., Bitter yam (Dioscorea bulbifera 🌐, synonym D. sativa), a vine with cylindrical stem, heart-shaped leaves, small tuberous root, round aerial tubers. The tubers, used only in times of famine, need long washing to make them fit to eat.

  • Examples:
    • Ua ua paha, ke ulu nei ka hoi, perhaps it's been raining, the hoi is growing [said when someone looks happy, a play on hoi #1 and hoi #2].
  • References:
    • HP 167, Neal 230.
    • See Kauluhoi.
    • PPN soi.

2. Same as hoihoi.

  • Examples:
    • Kū ʻole i ka hoi, not suiting; displeasing.

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hoʻi Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. vi. To leave, go or come back; to cause to come back. Cf. hoʻi hou. Hoʻi loa, to go or come permanently. E hoʻi ana au, I'm leaving. O hoʻi, go then. E hoʻi mai, come back. ʻA ʻole e hoʻi kō wahine ia mau hana (FS 273), these things won't cause your wife to return. (PPN foki.)

2. vi. To enter, as an institution or last resting place. Ua hoʻi i ke kula, has entered school.

3. n. A parting chant to which hula dancers dance as they leave the audience.

4. nvt. Marriage of a chief with the daughter of a brother or sister; to do so (a means of increasing the rank of the offspring). (Malo 55.)

5. Part. intensifying preceding base. See kāhoʻi, nohoʻi, Gram. 7.5. ʻElua hoʻi, just two; two indeed. ʻAʻohe hoʻi au i lohe, I certainly did not hear. (PPN foki.)

6. part. Also, too, besides. (Gram. 7.5.) ʻAʻole hoʻi, neither. (PPN foki.)

7. Part. expressing doubt, uncertainty. (Gram. 7.5.) Pehea hoʻi, how indeed, I don't know. He mea aha hoʻi! What indeed for!

hoʻi Māmaka Kaiao Haw to Eng,

hehele To revert, as in computer program. Dic., ext. mng. Hoʻi i ka mālama. To revert to previous save.

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HO-I Andrews Haw to Eng,

v. To return; to go back; with hou, to return again; imperatively, e hoi, and o hoi, go back; return.

HO-I Andrews Haw to Eng,

adv. Also; besides; moreover; indeed; an intensive word; no hoi, also; besides.

HOI Andrews Haw to Eng,

s. The name of a vine bearing a bulbous root, eaten in time of scarcity, acrid to the taste.

HOI Andrews Haw to Eng,

s. The name of a state of marriage among chiefs.

Hoi (ho'i), adv. Parker Haw to Eng,

An intensive adverb which emphasizes the next word or phrase. Also; besides; moreover; indeed; no hoi, also; besides.

Hoi (hōi), n. Parker Haw to Eng,

1. A species of yam (Dioscorea sativa), common in the forests of the lower elevations. It was cultivated for the supply of ships before the introduction of the potato.

2. An ancient system of polygamy practiced among the chiefs and permitted only to chiefs.

Hoi (ho'i), v. Parker Haw to Eng,

To go back. Hoi is seldom used alone, but is followed by the adverbs, mai, aku, hou, loa, wale, etc., as: hoi mai, come back; hoi aku, go back; hoi hou, go again or come again; hoi loa, go for good, or not to return; hoi wale, to return only, that is, with nothing.

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