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kani Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. nvi., Sound or noise of any kind; pitch in music; to sound, cry out, ring, peal, jingle, tinkle, toll, whir, resound, reverberate; roar, rumble, crow, resonance; to strike or tick, of a clock, to sing, as birds; voiced.

  • Examples:
    • Kani ā hiaʻā, to grieve and moan so sorrowfully that one cannot sleep.
    • Kani ā ʻuʻina, flash of lighting followed immediately by a peal of thunder.
    • Leo kani, sweet or pleasant voice.
    • Mākaukau, kī, kani, ready, aim, fire.
    • Kani ka papa waʻa, the canoe floor sounds [a poetic expression applied to aged persons just before death, as the dead were sometimes laid in canoes which were placed in burial caves].
    • ʻUmi minuke i koe, kani ka hola ʻewalu, ten minutes before eight; literally, ten minutes remaining strikes the hour eight.
    • Ua pūhā kēia lāʻau, ke kani ʻia ala e ka manu (Nak. 36), this tree is rotten, [it] is being made to sound by the bird [said of a tree not suitable for a canoe: see ʻelepaio #1].
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2. vs., Strong, hard, tough.

  • Examples:
    • He poʻe lākou i kani ka iwi ā ua noho wahine hoʻi, they are a people whose bones have hardened and who are married to women.
    • Pūkoʻa kani ʻāina, a hard rock of land; figuratively, a tough fighter.
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3. vt., To satisfy a need, particularly thirst; to drink.

  • Examples:
    • E ʻeleu like aʻe kākou, e kani wai ā hoʻi aʻe (chant for Kapiʻolani), let's all hurry together, drink water and go home.
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kani Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

kikino, Sound effects, as on a computer.

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KA-NI Andrews, Haw to Eng,

v. To make a sound more or less musical; to hum, as a tune.

2. To strike, as a clock; kani wale ka wati me ka hookani ole ia aku e ka lima kanaka.

3. To sound, as a trumpet. Puk. 19:13.

4. To explode, as a pistol.

5. To crack, as a whip.

6. To rumble, as thunder.

7. To squeak, as shoes.

8. To crow, as a cock; ke kani mai nei ka moa.

9. Hoo. To sing; to praise; to play on an instrument of music. 1 Sam. 16:18, 23.

10. To cry out, as a multitude; to exclaim; hookani aku la na kanaka penei, the people exclaimed thus.

11. To be unpleasantly affected, as the ears at hearing bad news. 1 Sam. 3:11. Na mea kani, musical instruments.

KA-NI Andrews, Haw to Eng,

s. A singing; a ringing sound; a report, as of a gun; the sound of a trumpet, or of musical instruments.

KA-NI Andrews, Haw to Eng,

adj. Sounding; singing; squeaking; making a noise.

Kani (kă'-ni), adj. Parker, Haw to Eng,

Sounding; singing; squeaking; making a noise.

Kani (kă'-ni), n. Parker, Haw to Eng,

A singing; a ringing sound; a report, as of a gun; the sound of a trumpet, or of musical instruments.

Kani (kă'-ni), v. Parker, Haw to Eng,

To be conveyed in sound. (For the transitive form, see hookani.)

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