1. n. Pillar, prop, post, pole; mast of a ship, spar; nail, spike; rod used in snaring birds with gum; one who so snares birds; fish trap. Cf. kiaʻāina, kia hōʻailona, kia manu. (PPN tia.)
2. nvt. To concentrate or direct, especially in sorcery; evil force of black magic; a sorcerer might concentrate his prayers (kia i ka pule) to the destruction of an individual or object; to aim, as a gun. Cf. kākia, mākia.
3. vt. To steer. Eng.
4. Also dia n. Deer, hart. Eng.
5. Also sia nvs. Dear. Eng.