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1. nvs., Nation, race, tribe, people, nationality; great company of people; species, as of animal or fish, breed; national, racial.

2. vi., To assemble, gather together.

3. vt., To prohibit, forbid, lay a taboo, proclaim a law (possibly -i is a transitivizer; cf. Gram. 6.6.4 and Samoan lafu, to prohibit).

  • Examples:
    • Lāhui ʻia ka walaʻau e Pele, loud talk was prohibited by Pele.
  • References:

Nā LepiliTags: law politics religion

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kikino Species, in biology. Dic. Also lāhulu. See entries below and kālaipuolo lāhui, lāhulu.

Paihaʻakei lāhui. Racism, i.e. adhering to a belief that one's own race is superior to another race. Also paihaʻakei ʻili. ʻĀpana ʻahaʻōlelo lāhui. Congressional district, in government.

lāhui

/ lā'-hū'-i / Haw to Eng, Parker,

[, day, and hui, to unite.]

1. n., A time of coming together; hence,

2. n., An assemblage; a company; a union of many.

2. n., People; tribe; nation.

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lāhui

/ lā'-hū'-i / Haw to Eng, Parker,

[, a day, and hui, an assembling.]

1. v., To prohibit; to forbid; to lay a tabu; to proclaim a law or ordinance.

2. v., To set a day to be observed with religious rites and prohibitory orders or tabus.

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