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1. nvi., Child, offspring, descendant, progeny, boy, youngster, son, lad, nephew, son of a dear friend; calf, colt, kid, cub; worker; shoot or sucker, as of taro; to have or obtain a child; to be or become a child.

  • Examples:
    • Kāu keiki, your son.
    • Keiki a ka pueo, child of the owl [one whose father is not known].
    • Keiki hānau o ka ʻāina, a native son, one born on the land.
    • Ua keiki kākou no ke Akua (Rom. 8.16), we are the children of God.
  • References:

2. n., Gauge, as on a sewing machine.

  • Source:
    • English.

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s. Ke, article, and iki, little, small, i. e., the little one. The ke has now become assimilated to the word iki and takes another article.

1. A child, male or female.

2. The offspring of one, whether a child or grown person.

3. A descendant of any number of degrees.

4. The young of animals or vegetables; keiki maia.

v. To have or obtain a child. Kin. 30:3.

2. To be or become a child. Rom. 8:16. Properly hookeiki.

Keiki (kē'-ī'-ki), n.

/ kē'-ī'-ki / Parker Haw to Eng,

[Ke, to push, and iki, small.]

1. Offspring; a shoot of a plant.

2. A child.

3. An offspring, whether a child or grown person.

4. A descendant of any generation.

5. The young of animals.

v., [Ke, the, and iki, small, diminutive.] Hardly a verb without a prefix. See hookeiki.

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