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holi

heheleintransitive verb Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

1. vi., To sprout, as plants or a youth’s beard.

2. vi., To ask indirectly, seek to open conversation, search.

  • Examples:
    • ʻOi holi mai nei ʻo Lei, a noi maoli, Lei started with indirect hints, then asked directly.
  • References:
    • Perhaps PCP (f,s)oli: Maori hori, speak falsely.

Papa helu loliWehewehe Wikiwiki update log

1. v., To commence or start first; to go forward.

2. To beg earnestly, in such a manner as that one cannot be denied.

Papa helu loliWehewehe Wikiwiki update log

holi

kikinonoun / HO-LI / Haw to Eng, Andrews,

s., The first appearance of a thing, as the first coming out of the beard of a young man.

Papa helu loliWehewehe Wikiwiki update log

holi

kikinonoun / hō'-li / Haw to Eng, Parker,

n., Sprouting; the first appearance of a thing as the first coming out of the beard of a young man.

Papa helu loliWehewehe Wikiwiki update log

1. v., To persist in indirect allusion.

2. v., To start a conversation; to make a suggestion for the purpose of starting conversation.

3. v., To seek to open conversation: Holi kamailio, holi olelo. Oi holi mai nei o mea a noi maoli; Blank started with indirect hints, then made a straight request.

4. v., To sprout: Ke holi ae nei ka nahele o ko pa; the weeds are just starting on your ground.

Papa helu loliWehewehe Wikiwiki update log

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