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Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

nvt., Protest, complaint, criticism; critic, especially a hula critic; formerly a hula master who was invited by another hula master to criticize his class; to criticize; to push, shove, struggle against, oppose, shun, avoid, abstain from, refuse.

  • Examples:
    • Nui ke kē o ka poʻe i kēlā puke, there was much protest by the people about that book.

2. vi., To clang, as a bell or gong; to dingdong, strike, as a clock.

3. vi., To flatten out, adjust to a surrounding level, as in removing a heap of earth.

  • Rare

4. n., Player of the pūhenehene game.

  • Examples:
    • Hoʻomau maila nā kē o kēlā ʻaoʻao e koho i kahi i waiho ai ka noʻa, the players of that side continued to guess where the noʻa was placed.

5. Same as , the interjection.

  • References:
    • 1 Kor. 15.36.

6. n., The letter “k.”

  • Source:
    • English.

Tags: onomatopoeia rare grammar

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