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1. n., Nose, snout, beak, bill, trunk of air elephant, toe of a shoe; a kiss.

  • Examples:
    • Moe ka ihu o ka puaʻa, the nose of the pig is laid down [a pig offered as a sacrifice].
    • Kū ka ihu, elevated nose; figuratively,, superior, proud.
    • ʻElepani ihu peleleu (song), longtrunked elephant.
    • ʻUme i ka ihu, to draw on the nose [with the hand, i.e., to weep].
    • Laʻa ka ihu iā Kekalukalu-o-kēwa (Laie 505), reserve the kiss for Kekalukalu-o-kēwā.
    • Aia i ka ihu a ka lio ka ʻai, the food is at the horse's nose [in the direction the horse is going].
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2. n., Prow or bow of a canoe or ship.

3. n., Thick end of pearl-shell shank.

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kikino, Bow, of a boat.

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s. The nose of a person. Isa. 65:5. The snout of an animal. Sol. 11:22. The bill of a bird; the bowsprit of a ship; the fore part of a canoe, &c.; e homai ka ihu, give me a kiss. Laieik.72. NOTE.—Hawaiians kissed by touching noses. Laieik. 119. Oia ka manawa e loaa'i kou ihu i ke keiki Kauai; a proverbial expression, or it may be a misprint for ike. Laieik. 126.

Ihu (ĭ'-hŭ), n.

/ ĭ'-hŭ / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. The nose of a person.

2. The bill of a bird.

3. The snout of an animal.

4. The bowsprit of a ship.

5. The fore part of a canoe.

6. A form of affectionate salutation expressed by the contact with pressure of the noses; hence, a kiss. Homai ka ihu; give me (the nose) a kiss.

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