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hūai / hū.ai / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. n., A shellfish of the hīhīwai family.

2. n., A kind of seaweed (Codium 🌐).

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huaʻi Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

vt. To disclose, reveal, uncover, as an oven; to disinter, dig up, pour forth, break forth; to churn water, as a ship propeller (hu 1 + -aʻi, transitivizer: Gram. 6.6.4). Cf. poʻo huaʻi. Ke lepo ke kumu wai, e huaʻi ana ka lepo i kai, when the source of water is dirty, dirt is seen in the lowlands [one with dirty thoughts hears dirty words].

huaʻi Māmaka Kaiao Haw to Eng,

hamani To open, as an imu. Dic. Huaʻi i ka imu. To open an imu. Cf. kuʻi i ka imu.

HU-AI Andrews Haw to Eng,

v. To dig up something covered in the ground; to open, i. e., dig up, as opening a native oven and take out what is baked; huai oia i kana umu iho, he uncovered his own oven.

2. To open, as a grave; to disinter. Ezek. 37:12.

3. To open, as a reservoir of winds; to cause the wind to blow; huai mai la Kahiki i ko ipu makani, Kahiki thou didst open thy wind-box.

4. To open upwards, as the lid of a chest.

5. To suck or draw up water in drinking, as a beast. Iob. 40:23.

6. HOO. To bring a wind; to cause it to blow. Kin. 8:1.

7. To turn or dig up the ground. Iob. 28:5.

Huai (hū'-a'i), v. / hū'-a'i / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. To dig out of the ground; to break up ground.

2. To unclose and take out of; to disinter.

3. To uncover an imu or native oven: Huai oia i kana imu iho, He uncovered his own oven.

4. To make known something concealed or kept secret.

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