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1. nvt., To point, gesture, as in speaking, directing an orchestra, or dancing the hula; gesture, pointing.

  • Examples:
    • Hula kuhi lima, sitting dance with gestures of hands and swaying of torso.
    • Ka iʻa kuhi lima o ʻEwa, the gesturing sea creature of ʻEwa [the pearl oyster; it was taboo to talk while gathering them].
  • References:
    • PPN tusi.

2. vi., To suppose, think, infer, presume, assume, expect, surmise, imagine.

  • Examples:
    • He kuhi wale (For. 6:523), a supposition.

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See manaʻo kuhi.

v To think; to suppose; to imagine. Sol 17:28. Kuhi lakou he lokoino ko na kanaka o Hawaii, they thought the people of Hawaii of bad disposition.

2. To point out; to point at with the finger.

3. To give an appellation.

4. To cast up to one.

5. To judge; mai kuhi hewa oukou, do not mistake; do not judge erroneously.

s A gesturing with the hand to regulate singing, time, &c.; the use of the baton or hand in directing music; a na lakou (ka poe hula) e ao i ke kuhi a paa ke kuhi o ua mau mele la.

A gesturing with the hand to regulate singing, time, etc.; the use of the baton or hand in directing music: a na lakou (ka poe hula), e ao i ke kuhi a paa ke kuhi o ua mau mele la.

1. To infer; to surmise without certain knowledge of; to suppose; to imagine: Kuhi lakou he lokoino ko na kanaka o Hawaii, they inferred the people of Hawaii were of bad disposition.

2. To point out; to point at with the finger.

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