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1. vi., To cheep, chirp.

  • References:
    • PCP tio.

2. nvi., Projection, protuberance, bubo; to protrude.

  • Examples:
    • ʻAʻohe kio pōhaku nalo i ke alo pali, on the face of a cliff, not one jutting rock is hidden from sight [no use being secretive].

3. Same as kaunaʻoa #2, a mollusk.

  • References:
    • PPN tio.

4. interjection, Word used in reply to a question one does not care to answer, somewhat like rude English “What's it to you?”

  • Examples:
    • E hele ana ʻolua i hea? Kio. Where are you two going? Kio.

5. n., Cords made of hibiscus bark used as drawstrings of a large net.

6. n., Mock warfare, training in warfare by combat (And.); according to Malo 66 kaua kio is mock warfare with blunted spears. (Ka-welo's warriors greet him as he returns from fishing by hurling spears at him for him to dodge or parry: FS 52.)

7. n., Mussels.

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1. n.v., Small pool for stocking fish spawn, as mullet, milk fish, tenpounder, usually attached to longer ponds; puddle, cistern, water sluice, dregs; to settle, as dregs; to deposit, especially of any element beginning with kūkae, as kūkaehao, kūkaelā.

  • Examples:
    • Kai kiʻo, sea water remaining in rock hollows after the tide goes down.
    • Nā kiʻo wai o Kūlanihākoʻi, pools of Kūlanihākoʻi [mythical spring in the sky; its overflow came to earth as rain].
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2. vi., To excrete, evacuate, give birth to a child (often sarcastic).

3. n., Rootlet of sweet potato.

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, v. To break wind; ua hanai oia i kana mau keiki, a pau ke aho, no ke kio ana o na keiki.

2. To blow on a pipe.

3. To blow on a leaf across the lips, the vibration of which produces a sound.

, s. An excrement.

2. A pond or puddle of water, especially if filthy. See KIOWAI and HALOKOWAI.

3. A cistern; a pool; a water sluice.

4. The dregs, lees or settlings of liquor.

5. A part of a potato which branches off from the main root.

6. A process; a projection; a bunch on a large body.

7. A bubo, a disease connected with lewdness.

, adj. Practicing in a military school, as the chiefs in former times had mock fights for practice; he kaua paani, he kaua lealea, he kaua Kio, &c.; he kaua pahukala kahi inoa.

Kio (kī'-o), adj.

/ kī'-o / Parker Haw to Eng,

Practicing in a military school, as the chiefs in former times had mock fights for practice: he kaua paani, he kaua lealea, he kaua kio, etc.; he kaua pahukala kahi inoa.

Kio (kī'-o), n.

/ kī'-o / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. Name applied in a general way to games imitative of warlike encounters.

2. A projection; a bunch on a large body.

3. A bubo, a form of syphilis.

Kio (ki'o), n.

/ ki'o / Parker Haw to Eng,

1. Excrement.

2. A pond or puddle of water, especially if filthy. See kiowai and halokowai.

3. A cistern.

4. A pool.

5. A water sluice.

6. The dregs or settlings of liquor.

7. The part of a potato root which branches off from the main root.

Kio (ki'o), v.

/ ki'o / Parker Haw to Eng,

To evacute the bowels.

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