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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.

  • Source:
    • Existing dictionary word, Extended meaning
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