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keiki Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

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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KE-I-KI Andrews Haw to Eng,

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.

KE-I-KI Andrews Haw to Eng,

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.

Keiki (kē'-ī'-ki), v. / kē'-ī'-ki / Parker Haw to Eng,

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

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