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ki- Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

Same as kī-.

-ki Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

transitivizer. See ʻiniki, Gram. 6.6.4. (PPN -ti.)

Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

1. n., Ti, a woody plant (Cordyline terminalis 🌐) in the lily family, native to tropical Asia and Australia. It consists of a branched or unbranched, slender, ringed stem, ending in a cluster of narrow-oblong, leaves 30 to 60 cm long, from among which at times rises a large panicle of small, light-colored flowers. The leaves were put to many uses by the Hawaiians, as for house thatch, food wrappers, hula skirts, sandals; the thick, sweet roots were baked for food or distilled for brandy.

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2. n., The Spanish needle (Bidens pilosa 🌐), a weed from tropical America, a kind of daisy with simple or compound leaves, small yellow flower heads, and narrow black bristle-tipped fruits.

3. vt., To shoot or aim, as with a gun; to squirt water, as with a syringe; to blow from the mouth, as a fisherman spitting chewed kukui nut on the sea to quiet it; to spit, as an angry cat; to travel fast, jet, hurry, especially on horseback (Kauaʻi).

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4. nvt., Bundle of 40 pandanus leaves, sorted for size and length and set aside for plaiting; to sort leaves for such a bundle.

5. Same as ʻamakihi, a bird.

6. nvt., Key, latch; key, pitch, and clef in music; to lock, as a door; to wind or set, as a clock; to roll up, as a mat.

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    • English.
  • Examples:
    • E kī aku i ka puka ā paʻa, lock the door fast.

7. n., Trigger of a gun.

8. Tea.

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    • English.

9. interjection, Gee.

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    • English.

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kī- Pukui-Elbert, Haw to Eng,

Intensifying prefix. Numerous examples follow, including kīhelu, kīkaha, kīkākala, kīlaha, kīmanamana, kīʻoʻe, kīʻohuʻohu, kīʻōnaha. (Gram. 6.3.3.)

Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

See entries below and puna kī.

Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

kikino/hamani, Shot; to shoot, as in basketball.

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Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

kikino/hamani, Key, in music; peg, as for tuning stringed instruments; to tune, as a stringed instrument.

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Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

hamani To tune up, as an engine. Ua kī ʻo ia i ka ʻenekini o kōna kaʻa. He tuned up his car's engine. Dic., ext. mng.

Māmaka Kaiao, Haw to Eng,

kikino, Key, as on maps.

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KI Andrews, Haw to Eng,

s. Eng. The key of a lock. Lunk. 3:25.

2. The lock itself. Neh. 3:3.

3. The trigger of a gun.

KI Andrews, Haw to Eng,

v. Modern. To pull the trigger (ki) of a gun; hence, to shoot a gun; alaila ki mai la na haole i koe i ka pu; to discharge fire-arms; ina e ae oe i kuu lio, e ki koke aku au ia oe i ka pu, a make oe.

2. To squirt water, as with a syringe.

3. To sift; to strain.

4. To make fine by separating the coarse.

5. To blow from the mouth into the sea, as fishermen blow from the mouth a kind of oily nut chewed up in order to quiet the surface of the sea, so that they can look deep down into the water.

KI Andrews, Haw to Eng,

s. The name of a plant having a saccharine root, the leaves of which are used for wrapping up bundles of food; the leaves are used also as food for cattle and for thatching; drac#x00E6;na terminalis.

KI Andrews, Haw to Eng,

s. Name of a small bird; he ki kahi manu. he manu uuku.

KI Andrews, Haw to Eng,

adj. Close; parsimonious; kanaka ki. See PI.

Ki (kī), adj. Parker, Haw to Eng / kī /,

Close; parsimonious: kanaka ki. Syn: Pi, miserly.

Parker, Haw to Eng / kī /,

A shrub (Cordyline terminalis) very common in all islands at the lower edge of the woods. It is from six to twelve feet high. The natives understood how to ferment a kind of liquor from the root, and at a later period learned to distill from it a strong spirit called okolehao, from the whalers' iron try pots which were used in the distilling process. The leaves, called lai or laui, served as wrappers for food and as plates, and were also used for thatching. They afford an excellent forage for cattle.

2. n., Name given by bird-catchers to the ʻamakihi, also called by the natives Pupua lenalena, from the yellow feathers in the tail. See ʻamakihi.

3. n., English The key of a lock.

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Ki (kī), v. Parker, Haw to Eng / kī /,

1. To pull the trigger of a gun; hence, to shoot: alaila ki mai la na haole i koe i ka pu, to discharge fire-arms; ina e ae oe i kuu lio, e ki koke aku au ia oe i ka pu, a make oe.

2. To squirt water, as with a syringe.

3. To blow from the mouth, as fishermen blow the oil of the kukui nut and coconut from the mouth in order to quiet the surface of the sea.

4. To lock or fasten with a key.

5. To sift; to strain.

Ki (ki): Parker, Haw to Eng / ki /,

ti plant (Cordyline terminalis). Land section, Puna, Hawaii.

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