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kahi Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. nvt., To cut longitudinally, shave, plane, comb, press, rub or stroke, as in a massage, with gentle pressure of the open palm of the hand; to scrape; to run the fingers along the side of a poi bowl so as to remove the poi clinging to the side; comb; scraper, as for olonā fiber.

  • References:
    • PPN tafi , but cf. Fijian tasi, to escrape.

2. numeral, One, only one, alone, lone, some (sometimes following the numeral classifiers ʻa- and ʻe-, or hoʻo-); also, besides, too, single; fellow worker, wife, companion; someone, someone else, a certain (less common than kekahi); unit.

  • Examples:
    • ʻO au kahi e hele, I'm going too.
    • Naʻu kahi, give me some.
    • Pehea kahi o ʻolua? How is your companion (wife, spouse, colleague)?
    • Ka ʻāina o kahi (Kep. 159), someone else's land.
  • References:

3. loc. n., Place, location (contraction of ka wahi, not preceded by ke with this meaning); duty; where; ill case of, approximately, about. (For use of possessives o and a with kahi, see Gram. 8.6.)

  • Examples:
    • Hele ma kahi ʻē! Go away! Get out!
    • Aia ka ʻai i kahi ʻē kahi i waiho ai (Kep. 57), the food is left elsewhere.
    • Mai kahi ʻē ā noho mai, from far away but yet sitting here [said rudely of intruders or uninvited guests].
    • ʻAuhea kahi e hele ai? Where's the place to go?
    • ʻAuhea kahi o Kupa mā? Where's the residence of Kupa and his family?
    • Ma kahi hoʻokahi, at the same place, at one place.
    • A koe ʻo kahi wale nō e paʻa ana i ka lima (For. 5:711), only the handle [of the spear] was left.
    • Ma kahi o ʻumi kapuaʻi, approximately ten feet.
    • Ka mea iāia kahi i paʻa ai kona komo ʻana, the one whose duty it was to register his entrance.
    • Ā ma kahi o ke komohewa, in case of trespassing.

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KA-HI Andrews, Haw to Eng,

v. To rub gently with the thumb and finger.

2. To comb, as the hair. NOTE— The idea is from the motion of rubbing, polishing, sawing, &c.

3. To cut; to shave, as the beard. 2 Sam. 10:4.

4. To cut, that is, to tear; to lacerate. Lunk. 8:7. See KAHE, to cut, &c. Mea kahi umiumi, a barber.

5. To cut, as the hair. Lunk. 16:17. From the old manner of sawing off the hair with bamboo knives.

6. To slit open, i. e., cut longitudinally; kahi i ka opu, kahe i ka omaka. See KAHE. NOTE.—The feeble sound of e and i so much resemble each other that both orthographies are used, i.e., kahe and kahi, to cut, though the latter is preferable.

KA-HI Andrews, Haw to Eng,

s. A place; some definite place spoken of or understood; it does not admit of the definite article; often SYN. with wahi. Kahi kuai, a market place, or simply a market; ma kahi e aku, at another place; kahi kakakaka o ko'u kina, the beaten place of my offense; kahi hoano, a holy place; a sanctuary. Nah. 3:28.

KA-HI Andrews, Haw to Eng,

art. Gram. § 65. One; someone; some; it takes the article ke—kekahi, which see. Some; a part; a portion; o ka ia kahi na ke akua, some fish for the god. See HOOKAHI.

Kahi (kā'-hi), adj. and pron. Parker, Haw to Eng,

Some; someone; consisting of a portion—used to express an indefinite quantity, number or place.

Kahi (kā'-hi), adv. and conj. Parker, Haw to Eng,

Besides; as well; moreover; also: O ka ia kahi na ke akua; the fish also for the god.

Kahi (kā'-hi), n. Parker, Haw to Eng,

A place; some definite place spoken of or understood; it does not admit of the definite article; often synonymous with wahi. Kahi kuai, a market place, or simply a market; ma kahi e aku, at another place.

Kahi (kā'-hi), v. Parker, Haw to Eng,

1. To rub gently with the thumb and finger.

2. To comb, as the hair. (The idea is from the motion of rubbing, polishing.)

3. To cut; to shave, as the beard.

4. To slit open, to cut longitudinally: kahi i ka opu, kahe i ka omaka.

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