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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.

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.

3. vt., To steer.

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4. n., Deer, hart.

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5. nvs., Dear.

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kia-

pākuʻina kaumuaprefix Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

A prefix to types of canoes.

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Pas/imp. similar to ʻia.

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    • See holokia, Gram. 6.6.3.
    • PPN -tia.

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kīʻā

/ kī.ʻā / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

Same as pūʻā, to feed from mouth to mouth.

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kia

kikinonoun Haw to Eng, Māmaka Kaiao,

kikino, Gear, as in machinery.

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kia

kikinonoun / KI-A / Haw to Eng, Andrews,

1. s., A pillar or inner post of a house which supports the ridge.

2. A pillar or post set up for any purpose. Puk. 26:32.

3. The mast of a ship or any vessel.

4. A standing idol; he kia hoailona, a standing image of worship; kia ao, a pillar of cloud; kia ahi, pillar of fire. Puk. 13:21.

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1. v., To drive by knocking, as with a hammer.

2. To drive, as a nail or spike; to nail; to spike.

3. To run against or push another.

4. To catch birds or fish; kia manu, a bird catcher. See the substantive.

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kia

kikinonoun / KI-A / Haw to Eng, Andrews,

1. s., One who entraps or catches birds or fish; kia manu, a bird catcher. Laieik. 106.

2. The name of the material used like kepau or pilali in catching birds.

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kia

kikinonoun / KI-A / Haw to Eng, Andrews,

s., A spike or nail for fastening boards or timbers.

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kia

kikinonoun / kī'-a / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. n., A pillar or inner post of a house which supports the ridge.

2. n., A pillar or post set up for any purpose.

3. n., The mast of a ship or any vessel.

4. n., A standing idol: he kia hoailona, a standing image of worship; kia ao, a pillar of cloud; kia ahi, pillar of fire.

5. n., One who entraps or catches birds or fish; kia manu, a bird catcher. (Laieik. p. 106.)

6. n., The name of the material used in catching birds.

7. n., The rod on which the slime, kepau, is placed, or the trap which insnares the fish.

8. n., A spike or nail for fastening boards or timbers. Syn: Makia.

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v., To do, finish or complete an act. The word requires a prefix or a succeeding word to complete the sense, as: Ka kia, to drive by knocking; to nail; to spike; kia manu, to catch birds with snare or trap; e kia i kela ia, insnare that fish; e kia aku i kela kanaka a make; do that man to death with a sorcerer's prayer or by any other way.

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