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1. nvt., To kiss; a kiss; formerly, to touch noses on the side in greeting.

  • Examples:
    • Hele akula ʻo Iakoba, a honi aʻela iāia (Kin. 27.27), Jacob came near and kissed him.
  • References:
    • PPN songi.

2. nvt., To smell, sniff, scent; a scent.

  • References:
    • PPN songi.

3. vt., To touch, as a match to a combustible.

  • References:
    • Lunk. 16.9.

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v., To beg earnestly. See holi.

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1. v., To touch; to apply a combustible article to the fire. Lunk. 16:9.

2. To smell, as an odor. Kin. 8:21. To smell any perfume; to snuff, as a candle.

3. To feel the influence of, as the roots of trees do the water. Iob. 14:9.

4. To salute by touching noses (the ordinary way of saluting among Hawaiians); honi iho la i ka ihu. Laieik. 203.

5. To kiss; to salute by kissing. Kin. 27:26, 27. To embrace on parting; applied to various forms of salutation, as good-by, shaking hands, &c.

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1. s., A salutation; a kiss. Mele Sol. 1:2.

2. A touch as of a match to a combustible.

3. A shaking of hands at parting, &c.

4. Commanding a complimentary salutation to one; e haawi i ko'u honi ala aloha ia lakou, give them my sweet loving kiss, i. e., affectionate salutation.

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1. n., A salutation; a kiss.

2. n., A touch as of a match to a combustible.

3. n., Commanding a complimentary salutation to one: E haawi i ko'u honi ala aloha ia lakou. Give them my sweet loving kiss, that is, affectionate salutation.

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1. v., To touch; to apply a combustible article to the fire. (Lun. 16:9.)

2. v., To smell, as an odor. To smell any perfume; to snuff.

3. v., To feel the influence of, as the roots of trees do the water.

4. v., To salute by touching noses (the ancient way of saluting among Hawaiians); honi iho la i ka ihu. Laieik. p. 203.

5. v., To kiss; to salute by kissing. To embrace on parting; applied to various forms of salutation and farewell, as good-by, shaking hands, etc.

6. v., To beg earnestly and often; to importune. See holi. (The word describes the actions of children in kissing, cajoling, etc., for the purpose of obtaining some favor.)

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